|Place||Oceania: Australia, Tasmania|
|Place made||Australia: Tasmania, Western Junction|
|Date made||c 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Group of trainees at RAAF No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School (7 EFTS) held at Western ...
Group of trainees at RAAF No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School (7 EFTS) held at Western Junction, Tasmania between 12 December 1940 and 10 February 1941.
Back row from left: 407405 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Maurice Everest (Maurie) Bridgland (killed in an air accident over the Gulf of Aden on 28 October 1942); 407446 LAC Maxwell Weynton (Max) Nairne; 407399 LAC Alan Wayne Archer; 408090 LAC Robert Albert Heath (“RAAF”) Smith.
Third row: Unidentified, 407449 Colin Henry (Col) O’Loughlin; 407475 LAC Rex Malcolm Whitburn DFC; 407435 LAC John Evan (Jenks) Jenkins (accidentally killed at Cootamundra on 21 September 1942); LAC “Skin” Hewitt; 408075 LAC Roswell Aubrey (Blue) Headlam (accidentally killed in Burma on 24 Jan 1942); 408078 LAC Frank Deryck (Deryck) Ward (killed in a flying battle in the Middle East on 5 October 1941.
Second row: 407443 LAC Charles Brian (Tex) McGrath; 407312 LAC Rowell Wesley (Ral) Amery; 407431 Ronald Gordon (Cassie) Howland; 407444 Terence Desmond (Terry) Madigan.
Front row: “Jakes”; 407471 Laurence Roy (Laurie) Watson; 407455 Albert James Verco (Jimmy) Riggs.
(Donor : L Watson)