SUSSEX, ENGLAND. 1944-05-02. MEMBERS OF NO. 453 (SPITFIRE FIGHTER BOMBER) SQUADRON RAAF, BASED AT ...

Unit No. 453 Squadron
Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Sussex, Ford RAF Station
Accession Number UK1271
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

SUSSEX, ENGLAND. 1944-05-02. MEMBERS OF NO. 453 (SPITFIRE FIGHTER BOMBER) SQUADRON RAAF, BASED AT RAF STATION FORD, DRINK THE HEALTH OF THEIR DEPARTING COMMANDING OFFICER, SQUADRON LEADER D. G. ANDREWS DFC, SOUTHPORT, QLD (SECOND FROM LEFT IN FOREGROUND). HE IS HOLDING A SILVER TANKARD WHICH WAS PRESENTED TO HIM BY THE SQUADRON, AND BESIDE HIM IS FLIGHT LIEUTENANT E. A. R. ESAU, BRISBANE, QLD, WHO WAS ALSO PRESENTED WITH A TANKARD ON COMPLETION OF HIS TOUR OF OPERATIONS. BOTH HAVE BEEN POSTED TO OTHER DUTIES.