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No. 99 Squadron RAF

Swimming party (Christmas day 1945) names unknown apart from V Bonsell (centre front). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

NAFFI (Christmas day 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

V Bonsell outside tent (Christmas day 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

? Gooding outside tent (Christmas day 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Swimming party group shot (unknown names) direction island (Cocus) (December 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Swimming party group shot (unknown names) west island (Cocus) (December 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Armourers (unknown names) EW 230

Billet at R.AF. Kankesantura transit camp northern Ceylon (February 1946). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Pilot Officer Ian Ogg Mackenzie Smith. Lost in action on 09.05.41 Picture Courtesy of Ian Mackenzie Smith (jnr)

Butch Smith's crew. Photo Courtesy Of Derrick Clewley.

Corporal V Bonsell on top of EW230 (nose art 'Audrey's back') Cocos Islands September 1945. Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Hand pump trolley (personnel unknown). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

F/O I V Hyndman. Picture Courtesy of Ian Hyndman.

Corporal V Bonsell aged. Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

V. Bonsell and tent mates (unknown names). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

F/Sgt J D McCredie and crew. Left to right: F/Sgt Derek Barton, Flight Engineer; Sgt Bill Bowler, Air Gunner; F/Sgt JimRiddle, Air Gunner; F/Sgt Jack Rogers, Air Gunner; W/O Don Gregor, 2nd pilot; F/Sgt John McCredie, Captain; F/Sgt Pat Jones, Navigator; F/Sgt D Mattingly, W/op.; F/Sgt Bob Dumbell, Air Bomber; F/Sgt D Brassett, Air Gunner. Picture Courtesy of Ian Hyndman.

Cockpit of EW230 (nose art 'Audrey's back'). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Looking aft in EW230 (nose art 'Audrey's back'). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Picture Courtesy of Ian Hyndman.

Picture Courtesy of Ian Hyndman.

Picture Courtesy of Ian Hyndman.

Picture Courtesy of Ian Hyndman.

Aircrew shot EW230 (nose art 'Audrey's back'). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Picture Courtesy of Ian Hyndman.

Ground Crew shot EW230 (nose art 'Audrey's back') V Bonsell far right, other names unknown. Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Picture Courtesy of Ian Hyndman.

Picture Courtesy of Ian Hyndman.

Fitter H. Green. Picture Courtesy of Martin Bond.

Sgt. Trevor Bond 123 and 135 R&SU, attached to 99 Squadron RAF. Sits in front of an Outboard, Starboard Engine of a B-24 Liberator Picture Courtesy of Martin Bond.

CPL V Bonsell and unknown pal in Worli Bombay (Dec 1944). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

CPL V Bonsell and unknown pals at Calcutta transit camp (Dec 1944). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Gateway to India (Bombay Dec 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Inside of billet Dhublia Bengal (Feb 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Cyril? Outside soldiers club (Darjeeling) (March 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Ground crew of 'G' George at Dhublia (March 1945) unknown names apart from V Bonsell front row left hand side. Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Air crew of 'G' George at Dhublia (March 1945) unknown names. Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Afternoon char Dhublia (March 1945) names unknown. Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Leicestershire lads (G Greary Coalville) (V Bonsell Leicester) (A Lawrence Ibstock). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Eddie Donnelly and Pete Hayden (Cocus) (August 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Gus Richards and his dog (Cocus) (August 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Tom Hill and Jock Wilson at work (Cocus) (August 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Len Underwood and Freddie Bloy Cocus) (August 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Bill Forbes, Ben Rosen and Val Bonsell (Cocus) (August 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Alf Keys and Bob Greetham (Cocus) (August 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Hanney and V Bonsell (Paula Maria Island Boxing day 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Cliff Knowles (Paula Maria Island Boxing day 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

V Bonsell (Paula Maria Island Boxing day 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Ted Match and ?? (Paula Maria Island Boxing day 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Gooding, Bricknall and Wilson (Paula Maria Island Boxing day 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Behague and Hanney (Paula Maria Island Boxing day 1945). Photo Courtesy of Val Bonsell ex 99 Squadron & Andy Bonsell.

Servicing EW 230 'G George' (Audrey

Servicing EW 230 'G George' (Audrey

Bob Whitebread (instrument

S/Ldr K Alcorn DFC

"A" Flight Commander, 99 Squadron, Cocos Islands, circa October 1945

F/Lt K Anderson

Bombing Leader, 99 Squadron, Cocos Islands, circa October 1945

F/Lt G Griffin

F/Lt G Griffin Signals Leader, 99 Squadron, Cocos Islands, circa October 1945

F/O K Holness

F/O K Holness Navigation Officer, 99 Squadron, Cocos Islands, circa October 1945

F/Lt Jenkins

F/Lt Jenkins Gunnery Leader, 99 Squadron, Cocos Islands, circa October 1945

F/O Gopal Krishnan

F/O Gopal Krishnan Signals Officer, 99 Squadron, Cocos Islands, circa October 1945

F/Lt A Laing

F/Lt A Laing Armament Officer, 99 Squadron, Cocos Islands, circa October 1945