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Predicate Object 1975 1975-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1975-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1975.24 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, F084 2010-10-06T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T19:40:17.605Z spitfire 70 air warfare/wars Royal Flying Corps, 48 Squadron Ensign that belonged to Sir Keith Park, MC, DFC, WW1 Born in Thames (NZ) Keith Park initially served on Gallipoli and Egypt with the NZ Field Artillery. In September 1915 he transferred to the Royal Field Artillery and the following year was wounded on the Somme. Park then transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and became the highest scoring 'ace' to serve with 48 Squadron receiving the Military Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Keith Park remained with the RAF and during WW2 rose to the position of Allied Air Commander-in-Chief, South East Asia RFC 48 Squadron Ensign, WW1; rectangle shape; light blue base with dark blue lines across the top and bottom edges, and a red band across the centre; at the top left corner is an embroidered wings; to the ottom left is the number: 48; gold thread embroiders all the patches of colour to the light blue base; Belonged to Sir Keith Park, RFC, WW1 flag, ensign
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