A group of airmen from New South Wales recently received their wings at No. 7 Service Flying ...

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Accession Number P00048.114
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Canada
Date made C 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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A group of airmen from New South Wales recently received their wings at No. 7 Service Flying Training School at Mcleod Alberta as Leading Aircraftmen (LAC) in the Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Identified, left to right, Back row: 404707 LAC (later Pilot Officer [PO]) Eric John Gleeson (lost on operations off Norway on 26 January 1943), 402910 LAC (later Flight Sergeant [Flt Sgt]) Solomon Levitus (lost on operations over Germany on 3 June 1942), 402858 LAC (later Pilot Officer [PO]) Trevor Leslie Gibson (lost on operations over Germany on 18 January 1943), 442901 LAC (later Flying Officer [FO]) Patrick Austin Day, 402990 LAC (later Sergeant [Sgt]) Henry Charles Weeks (lost on operations over Germany on 10 April 1942), 403069 LAC (later PO) Arthur Lennox McDonald (lost on operations over Germany on 12 March 1943), 402941 LAC (later FO) Clarence William Woods (killed in an accident in the United Kingdom on 31 August 1943), 402953 LAC (later Flight Lieutenant [Flt Lt]) Richard Castle Wiseman. Centre row: 403126 LAC (later Sgt) Ross Walker Davidson (died of illness in Scotland on 24 October 1941), 403152 LAC (later FO) John Frederick Summers (lost in operations over Germany on 22 August 1942), 402869 LAC (later Flt Lt) Barrington Armitage Knyvett (killed in an accident in the United Kingdom on 2 January, 1944), 402851 LAC (later Flt Lt) Brian William Coyle, 403083 LAC (later Flt Lt) Dudley Ronald McLeod (lost on operations over the North Sea on 2 November 1944), 402871 LAC (later Flt Lt) William Henry Shubrick Martin, 402993 LAC (later PO) David Gray (lost on operations over France on 12 August 1942), 402865 LAC (later Flt Lt) Lorimer Vernon Johnston. Front row: 402944 LAC (later FO) Edward Francis Collaery (lost on operations over the Netherlands on 29 June 1944), 403045 LAC (later Warrant Officer) Edmond David Fogden (lost on operations over the Netherlands on 29 June 1944), 403073 LAC (later Flt Lt) Allan William Proctor, 403053 LAC (later Flt Lt) Ray Harold Hornby, 403129 LAC (later Flt Lt) Bruce Lyndon Buls (lost on operations over the Bay of Biscay on 2 January 1942), 403104 LAC (later FO) Argyle Donald Beatty (lost on operations over Germany on 10 September 1942), probably 402967 LAC (later FO) Russell Allen Pera Jones (lost on operations over France on 30 May 1942), 403044 LAC (later Sgt) Peter Field (killed in an accident in the United Kingdom on 25 March 1942). Donor: B. Gordon