Group portrait of members of “Y” Flight, No. 15 Course, Advanced Training Squad, No. 4 Service ...

Accession Number P01877.008
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Geraldton
Date made 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 members of “Y” Flight, No. 15 Course, Advanced Training Squad, No. 4 Service Flying Training School (SFTS), RAAF. This was one of several courses held at Geraldton, WA between September 1941 and January 1942. The aircraft in the background is an Avro Anson.
Back row Left to Right: 406922 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) (later Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt)) William Raymond Crooks; 406955 LAC (later Sergeant (Sgt)) Leslie James Reid (accidentally killed 28 Jan 1943); 406933 LAC (later Flt Lt) Kenneth Gillard; 406966 LAC (later Flying Officer (FO)) Robert Young Ulrich.
Middle row Left to Right: 406895 LAC (later Pilot Officer (PO)) Edgar Seymour Woolcott (killed on operations 15 June 1943); 406924 LAC (later FO) David Barnaby Davies; 406880 LAC (later Flight Sergeant [Flt Sgt]) Milton Kenneth Simpson (killed in an accident in New South Wales on 2 July 1943); O5815 LAC (later Flt Lt) Ronald Eucla Graham; 406958 LAC (later Flt Lt) Harold Mitford Rowell; 406961 LAC (later Warrant Officer (WO)) John Edward Simpson; 406915 LAC (later Flt Lt) Douglas Joseph Burton; 406846 LAC (later Flt Lt) John Arthur Groves; 406944 (later O51293) LAC (later Flt Lt) Henry Kennedy McLoughlin; 406969 LAC (later Flt Lt) Ian Tom Wickens; 406932 LAC (later FO) Ronald Victor Ellyard (accidentally killed 2 August 1942).
Front row Left to Right: 406949 LAC (later Flt Lt) Gordon Lindsay Charles O’Neil; 406848 LAC (later WO) Clifford Sydney Hall; 406962 LAC (later FO) William Henry Robert Smith; Sgt Goodwin; 250731 FO (later Squadron Leader) Ian Robert Kinross; Flt Lt Taylor; Sgt Boehm; 406834 LAC (later Flt Lt) Richard Francis Fethers; O5816 LAC Thomas Henry Hosier Saunders; 406923 LAC (later FO) James Ernest Davidson (accidentally killed 14 September 1944) (Donor F Craig).