Group portrait of 29 RAAF servicemen who attended No. 4 Course Service Flying Training School ...

Accession Number P03995.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Canada: Saskatchewan
Date made August 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of 29 RAAF servicemen who attended No. 4 Course Service Flying Training School (SFTS) in Saskatchewan, Canada. Identified left to right, back row: 414495 Pilot Officer (PO) Patrick Noel Kingston of Murwillumbah, NSW, later killed in action (KIA) over Braunschweig, Germany on 14 January 1944 flying with 207 Squadron RAF; 414469 Sergeant (Sgt) Sydney Dane Robinson Cook; 420322 Ronald William Wildman of North Sydney, NSW, KIA over Belgium when a PO with 158 Squadron RAF; 413665 Charles Keightley Smith of Portland, NSW, KIA over Germany on 22 September 1943 serving with 460 Squadron RAAF;413385 Flying Officer (FO) Noel Charles William Davis; 420188 FO Gilbert Laurence McPherson Halcrow of Glenorie, NSW; 420189 Keith Edwin Harris; 409849 Arthur Glenfell McTier of Moonee Ponds, Vic; 414436 Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) Alfred Walter Teerman of Brisbane, Qld, later KIA over Germany on 22 June 1943 serving with 460 Squadron RAAF; 414082 Sgt Robert Lindsay Rennick of Toowoomba, Qld. Second row: 414380 FO William Morgan Barbour of Chinchilla, Qld, KIA off the Frisian Islands, Germany, on 6 July 1944 serving with 455 Squadron RAAF; 414496 Norman Charles Kunst of Maryborough, Qld; 420310 PO Neville Arthur Wilson, flying with 455 Squadron RAAF he was killed on 1 May 1944 when his aircraft had an engine failure and he crashed on takeoff ; 420624 Flight Lieutenant John Robert Maxwell; 414592 Flight Lieutenant Reginald John Nayler; 414562 Warrant Officer (WO) Eugene Edward Hill; 16326 Adrian Andrew Olief Sorensen of Subiaco, WA; 420340 FO Lloyd Wilbur Farr DFC . Front row: 420354 Douglas Wallace Maclean of Penrith, NSW, KIA over the Netherlands on 23 October 1944 when a FO with 12 Squadron RAF;414530 John Robert Crossley Walton, later served with 1 Photographic Reconnaissance unit (1PRU); 414430 Robert John Sexton of Ipswich, Qld, later DFC and PO with 7 Squadron RAF; 414478 Bryan Gordon Grosvenor Francis of Mossman, Qld, accidentally killed on 21 March 1943 as a Sgt with 15 (D) AFU). Note the small dog, probably a mascot, in front of him; 420142 Flt Lt Sydney Frederick Cave: 414594 John Park, an RAAF pennant on his lap; 414463 William Arnold Burgum of Maryborough, Qld later Flt Sgt with 158 Squadron RAF, KIA 24 August 1943 over Berlin; 420343 Allan William John Hunt of Sydney, NSW later PO and accidentally killed flying 32 OTU, RCAF on 14 March 1943; 414623 Leslie Graham L Knowles.