Group portrait of student pilots of No. 5 Flight at No. 4 Service Flying Training School, ...

Accession Number P04303.010
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Canada
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Group portrait of student pilots of No. 5 Flight at No. 4 Service Flying Training School, Saskatoon, Canada. The majority of the students are recently arrived members of the RAAF, who travelled to Canada under the Empire Training Scheme (EATS). Identified, back row, left to right: 404362 Sergeant (Sgt) John Phipps Fergusson Reid (later held Prisoner of War (POW) in Java); unidentified; 400422 Sgt John Percival Rickards; three unidentified; 404365 Sgt Douglas John Ritchie (killed in action (KIA) over the Irish Sea 28 August 1941); five unidentified; 402386 Sgt Hunter Rutledge McGowan (KIA in the Middle East 17 September 1942). Second row: 400410 Sgt Phillip George Crittenden (KIA in Belgium 30 October 1941); rest unidentified. Third row: all unidentified. Front row: 404455 Sgt Horace Kempton Holmes; two unidentified; 400418 Sgt Ian Russell McCalman (KIA in the Middle East 2 November 1941); 404454 Sgt Ian T Higlett; two unidentified; 402439 Sgt James Clark (awarded DFC, KIA in Germany 12 December 1944); two unidentified.