Knitted scarf : Flying Officer W F Williams RAAF, 97 Squadron RAF

Accession Number REL28916
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Wool
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Dark blue scarf hand knitted in garter stitch with 8 ply wool.

History / Summary

Worn by 6255 Flight Lieutenant William F Williams who joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 20 November 1939 as a Fitter 2E. Williams served at Milne Bay with 75 Squadron RAAF, before being remustered as aircrew in September 1942. He then served with 97 Squadron RAF based at Coningsby in the United Kingdom until January 1946. Williams' last operation was crewing Lancaster ND 746 OF-N on the night of 17-18 April 1945.