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RAAF 462 Squadron, Middle East Command

 

C C Kane 21579 RAF, W/Cdr William Taylor Russell 39341 RAF, and E P Landon 49062 RAF, all of 462 Squadron, Middle East Command, 1943.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

Above, left:- C C Kane, "Paddy", 21579 RAF, Pilot;
Centre:- W/Cdr William Taylor Russell, 39341 RAF, Pilot, and Commanding Officer of 462 Squadron, August 1943 – February 1944;
Above, right:- E P Landon, "Pete", 49062 RAF, Pilot.

 

462 Squadron was formed on 6 September 1942, in Middle East Command. The squadron was based in various locations in Egypt and Cyrenaica (Libya). It was disbanded on 01 March 1944.

Due to inquiries received and interest in 462 Squadron during its life in the Middle East Command, this page of photos has been created. Many of the people shown in the following group photos are not named, so if you can assist with identification and location, please make contact.

The photos were received from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia, and thanks also go to the RAAFA Bull Creek, WA.

Link to identified crews of 462 Squadron in Middle East Command.

Link to Cemeteries and Memorials for 462 Squadron personnel who served in Middle East Command, and list of names.

 

462 Squadron, Middle East Command, Halifax and personnel.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

462 Squadron, Middle East Command, Halifax and personnel.
Those wearing wide brim 'slouch hats' are most likely Aussies in the RAAF.

 

462 Squadron, Middle East Command, Halifax and squadron personnel.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

462 Squadron, Middle East Command, Halifax and squadron personnel.
Those wearing wide brim 'slouch hats' are most likely Aussies in the RAAF.

 

462 Squadron, Middle East Command - Officers, and Mess staff.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

462 Squadron Officers, and Mess staff.

 

462 Squadron, Middle East Command - Aircrew Soccer Team ready for a Fancy Dress soccer match.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

462 Squadron Aircrew Soccer Team, ready for a Fancy Dress soccer match.

 

462 Squadron, Middle East Command - squadron Rugby Team, late 1943.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

462 Squadron Rugby Team, late 1943, perhaps before a match.

 

Some of the same faces can be recognised in the photos below and left, but names are not yet known.

462 Squadron, Middle East Command - squadron Rugby Team, late 1943, after the match.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

462 Squadron Rugby Team, late 1943, perhaps after a match.

 

462 Squadron, Middle East Command - squadron Aussie Rules Team, late 1943.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

462 Squadron Aussie Rules Team, late 1943.

The same photo as above, also appears in "To See The Dawn Again" on page 48 with names listed as follows ..... (quote) .....
Rear: Hosking, Houston, Atcheson, Anderson, Baker, Greene, Cargeig (Captain).
Centre: Goode, Henshall, Gallaford, McPherson, Chaston, Brydson, Dalziel.
Front: Connell, Polson, Brodie, Doak, Lout, Croote, McMahon, Skipworth.

 

462 Squadron, Middle East Command - squadron Aussie Rules Team, late 1943.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

462 Squadron Aussie Rules Team, late 1943.

Some of the same faces can be recognised in the photos above and on the left.

 

462 Squadron, Middle East Command - Cast of "Aladdin" - December 1943.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

462 Squadron personnel in the Cast of "Aladdin" – December 1943.

 

462 Squadron, Middle East Command - squadron personnel - December 1943.
Photo from The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

462 Squadron personnel celebrating – December 1943.

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