CORNWALL, ENGLAND. 1943-10-14. MEMBERS OF SPITFIRE NO. 453 SQUADRON RAAF AT RAF STATION ...

Units
Place Europe: United Kingdom
Accession Number UK0738
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Place made United Kingdom: England, Cornwall
Date made 14 October 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

CORNWALL, ENGLAND. 1943-10-14. MEMBERS OF SPITFIRE NO. 453 SQUADRON RAAF AT RAF STATION PERRANPORTH, THE ONLY AUSTRALIAN SPITFIRE SQUADRON, HAVING A LAST GAME WITH THE SQUADRON MASCOT "SPROG" WHO HAD TO BE LEFT BEHIND WHEN THE UNIT MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION AT THE RAF STATION SKEABRAE IN THE ORKNEYS. LEFT TO RIGHT: 414519 FLIGHT SERGEANT (FLT SGT, LATER WARRANT OFFICER[WO]) CLARENCE ALFRED SEENEY, GATTON, QLD (LOST ON OPERATIONS OVER FRANCE ON 25 JULY 1944); 15326 FLYING OFFICER (FO) R. BUSH, SYDNEY, NSW, ENGINEER OFFICER; 409147 F SGT K. C. KINROSS, ESSENDON, VIC; 413296 F SGT H. F. WATTS, MILTON, QLD; 409160 F SGT R. LYALL, GEELONG, VIC; WARRANT OFFICER "JOCK" YOUNG, RAF RADIO OFFICER; FO F. J. CATCHPOLE, RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER; 261892 FLIGHT LIEUTENANT H. SHARP, SYDNEY, NSW, MEDICAL OFFICER.