23 Ansons were supplied to the RNZAF in 1942-1943 and were used in New Zealand for general reconnaissance and advanced navigational training until 1952.

The aircraft on display was rebuilt here at Wigram in the 1980s, as a composite aircraft made from many different Anson parts, although the fuselage is largely NZ415 (LT376). Parts of NZ410, NZ422 and VL352 are also used.