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No. 356 Squadron RAF

Dan Brooks In Front Of Just Jake at Salbani. Picture Courtesy of Alasdair Brooks.

Warrent Officer Dan (Bluey) Brooks, 356 sqdrn taken in 1944 at the US base Cox's Bazaar on the Indian side of the border with Burma. This was after a forced landing after a bombing raid when both starboard engines were damaged. Picture Courtesy of Alasdair Brooks

356 Squadron Taken at Salbani. Picture Courtesy of Joe Carberry.

Adjutant 356 Squadron Picture Courtesy of Joe Carberry.

Beer ration two bottles per month. Photo taken Cocos Islands 10/11/1945 Picture Courtesy of Joe Carberry.

Fire and Postal Section, Cocos Islands February 1946 Picture Courtesy of Joe Carberry.

W/Com Sparks funeral, wading to burial Island. Cocos Islands December 1945.

Temporary grave of W/Com Sparks, late C.O. 356 Squadron. Later reinterred in Kranji Singapore. Picture Courtesy of Joe Carberry.

Funeral of W/C Sparks late C.O. 356 Squadron. December 1945 Picture Courtesy of Joe Carberry.

Farewell Party for W/C RHM Beall C.O. 356 Squadron Picture Courtesy of Joe Carberry.

The Collier Crew.

Top Row From Left Jimmy Garret - Mid upper gunner, Harry Whittaker - Navigator, Roy Collier - Captain, Peter Jones - Copilot, Alex Gib - Bomb Aimer, Bill Kettles- Engineer. Bottom Row From Left. Sid AArons - 2nd WOP, Digger Gledkhill - Front gunner, Fred Smith - 1st WOP, Peter Caldwell - Ball Turrett gunner. Picture & Text Courtesy of Peter Caldwell

The Collier Crew.

Top Row Left To Right. Pat Somerton (rear gunner) Peter Jones (copilot) Harry Whittaker (Navigator) Middle Row Left To Right. Sid Aarons (2nd WOP) Jim Garrett (Mid-upper gunner) Alex Crawford (Bomb aimer) Botom Row Left To Right. Peter Caldwell (Ball gunner) Bill Kettles (Engineer) Fred Smith (Wireless operator) Roy Collier, the skipper, must have taken this photograph. Digger Gledhill, the front gunner is the only other member not included. Photo & Text Courtesy of Peter Caldwell.

Harley & Monks Crew

Back Row Left To Right. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Front Row Left To Right. Unknown John Wasley Unknown Unknown Picture Courtesy of John Wasley.

F/Lt Melnyk crew in front of aircraft 'W'

Back Row Left To Right. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown John Wasley Front Row Left To Right. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Picture Courtesy of John Wasley.