We are saddened to hear of the passing of Sqn Ldr Gordon Barker HABGOOD on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, peacefully, at Anthony Wilding Retirement Village, aged 72. Habby joined the RNZAF as a Nav in 1969 and went on to be involved with 5 Sqn and the Maritime world for all of his 20 plus years in the Air Force. He was a Tacco on 5 Sqn in the 70ís,and served in Marops and BaseOps. He is best described by his contemporaries as absolutely diligent and totally dedicated to the role, always giving his job the very best. Outside of the Air Force he was a mountaineer (last climb recorded at Canterbury Mounteering Club being 2013), was a JP, and a strong supporter of the Lincoln community where he lived. Habgood Transport was a long established firm in the town. Habby was instrumental in getting a War Memorial for Lincoln and was a member of the Springston RSA. He was active member of the Catalina Syndicate and flew as crew. RIP Habby.