My father (with stick) at the Kaka Point beach, south of the Clutha River mouth near Balclutha, with his brothers. L-R: Jim, Alan, Fred, Dick and Clem. c1926.
And here he is about 17 years later at the controls of New Zealand's first DC3, NZ3501. April 1943 at Wigram.
Squadron Leader Frederick J. "Popeye" Lucas DFC. 1943.