L E Birch, with Messrs Easthope and Blackwood, 1930s
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Mr Easthope, on the right is Mr Blackwood. Sitting in front is Les Birch.
Les Birch was a amateur, also known as ham, radio operator, who with Blackwood and Easthope figured in Charles Ulm and Charles Kingsford Smith's trans-Tasman flight.
These men staffed the ham radio station, ZL2HI, which was a land based New Zealand radio.