A commemoration service is underway at Wellington's National War Memorial for surviving members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Number 41 Squadron.
The service is the culmination of a weekend of activities to mark almost fifty years since the unit disbanded.
The unit flew missions in the South Pacific, Asia and Germany during World War 2 and its aftermath, including delivering aid during the Berlin airlift, after Stalin blockaded the city in 1948 and 1949.
About seventy members of the squadron are attending the two-day reunion.
This morning they will pay their respects before the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior as well as laying a wreath at the memorial in remembrance of their colleagues.