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(Per Press Association.) AUCKLAND, February 4. Further nights of the monoplane Britannia in Auckland are improbable. Colonel Logan, Officer Commanding the ■Auckland district, stated that the contract between Lieut. J. J. Hammond, who had been flying the machine, and the Defence Department, terminated on January 12, since when. Mr Hammond had .been in the employ of the Exhibition executive. Colonel Logan added that as the Exhibition executive had cancelled the, contract for flights of the monoplane, it had reverted to the control of the Defence Department. The aeroplane would either be packed away in its case and sent to Wellington, or' placed in the Defence Department's court at the Exhibition: ' • ' , '• General Godley will probably be ; in Auckland .to-morrow, and the question of the disposal of ,the machine will be referred to him. : WELLINGTON, February 4. In • connection with the alleged friction over the Britannia aeroplane between the Auckland Exhibition authorities and the Defence Department, it is said that orders have been given for the machine to be dismantled, packed, and returned to Wellington.

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AVIATION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8786, 5 February 1914

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AVIATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8786, 5 February 1914

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