Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 2, 2012 20:02:39 GMT 12
Superb photos of the veterans there Peter!!
Just a note, you may want to modify a few names - correct spellings are: Jerry Yagen Glyn Powell Jerry's wife is Elaine The MC with the microphone in Glyn's shot is of course our own Peter Mac (aeromedia)
In the shot with Reg Mitchell talking with Keith Skilling, I think from memory (met too many people at once!!) the man in the red shirt is No. 75 Squadron Navigator/Radio Operaor Sonny Gaspard.
Have you got more shots of the veterans or the Honour Dinner please?
Brilliant pictures of the veterans pjw 4118. ! Great to see Bunny Burrows as I was talking to his son a month ago about this forum and gave him the link, so that he could show his Dad the photos from his Bomber Command trip to the UK. Apparently he had not seen that many at that stage?? But I guess he has now Oh he also said that he was really looking forward to the mossie, well I would say he was NOT disappointed !!
Soem fantastic shots on here but well done to nuuumann and pjw for the images of the veterans. I wonder what they were thinking about? A mixture of admiration and remembrance I guess. Well caught gentlemen.
Great to see the current Officer Commanding (OC) of No 488 Wing (Ohakea) Group Captain Darren (Digby) Webb with the veterans group along with the Air Component Commander (ACC) Air Commodore Steve Moore. (GPCAPT Webb 2nd from left - AIRCDR Moore 2nd from right)
Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 3, 2012 19:29:52 GMT 12
Yes great that the current 488 Wing C.O. could make it for what will surely be the last time the last three No. 488 Squadron aircrew veterans in NZ are reunited, Reg Mitchell, Des Hyland and Murray Richardson.