|Place||Europe: United Kingdom, Scotland, Drem|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||United Kingdom: Scotland, Drem|
|Date made||22 December 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
RAF Station, Drem, Scotland. The BBC visits the No. 453 (Spitfire) Squadron RAAF Christmas party ...
RAF Station, Drem, Scotland. The BBC visits the No. 453 (Spitfire) Squadron RAAF Christmas party and broadcasts the proceedings to Australia. Members of the Squadron sing "On the Road to Gundagai". Seated extreme right is the Station Commander, Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Cyril Gadney and on his right is the Squadron Commander, 405111 Sqn Ldr J. R. Ratten of Hobart, Tas. Behind the microphone is 408606 Pilot Officer (PO) Tom Swift of Camberwell, Vic, and extreme left is the Squadron's Medical Officer 1892 Flight Lieutenant Henry Sharp of Vaucluse, NSW. Also shown: 401543 Sergeant Pilot Jack Stansfield of Richmond, Vic; 12095 Corporal Varley of Kings Cross, NSW; 3218 Sqn Ldr Wilfred Tart, Public Relations Officer of the RAAF; 411790 Sergeant Pilot Rusty Leith of Rose Bay, NSW; 14319 Sergeant Herb McKinnon of Narromine, NSW; 5093 Warrant Officer Ron Cocks of Kadina, SA; 6235 Flight Sergeant Andy Aitkenhead of Bundaberg, Qld; 407747 Flying Officer John Barrien of Toorak Gardens, SA; 412000 Sergeant Pilot Bill Morath of Narrabri, NSW; 405473 PO Ernest Arthur Roy Esau of Toowong, Qld.