RAFFC Photo Gallery

All of the following photos were published in Capt. Don McVicar’s books Ferry Command Pilot and South Atlantic Safari, published 2015 by Words on Wings Press.

 

The First of the Brave

Some of the aircrew of the first Hudson deliveries that began on November 10, 1940: Standing, L-R, W.B. Lyons, D.L. Gentry, R. Adams, C.M. Tripp, W.C. Rodgers, J.A. Webber, J.D. McIntyre, S.T.B. Cripps, N.G. Mullett, A.M. Loughridge, A. Andrew, N.E. Smith, G.R. Hutchison, J.W. Gray, D.C.T. Bennett; kneeling, L-R, D.B. Jarvis, H.G. Meyers, J.E. Giles, E.F. Clausewitz, K. Garden, W.T. Mellor

Some of the aircrew of the first Hudson deliveries that began on November 10, 1940: Standing, L-R, W.B. Lyons, D.L. Gentry, R. Adams, C.M. Tripp, W.C. Rodgers, J.A. Webber, J.D. McIntyre, S.T.B. Cripps, N.G. Mullett, A.M. Loughridge, A. Andrew, N.E. Smith, G.R. Hutchison, J.W. Gray, D.C.T. Bennett; kneeling, L-R, D.B. Jarvis, H.G. Meyers, J.E. Giles, E.F. Clausewitz, K. Garden, W.T. Mellor

Aircrew from first Hudson deliveries, Nov. 1940, Gander: Back row, standing, L-R, R. Allen, R.F. Campbell, W.C. Hunt, S.H. Dekantzow, J.W. Allison, J.A.S. Hunter, F.C. Cornish. Front row, standing, L-R, J.N. Wilson, A.G. Store, F.W. Coughlin, R.S. Leroy, F. Mitchell, N. Jubb, M.A. Alden, R.L. West, N. Steen. Kneeling, R.C. Jude, D.N. Rennie, F.L. Graham.

Aircrew from first Hudson deliveries, Nov. 1940, Gander: Back row, standing, L-R, R. Allen, R.F. Campbell, W.C. Hunt, S.H. Dekantzow, J.W. Allison, J.A.S. Hunter, F.C. Cornish. Front row, standing, L-R, J.N. Wilson, A.G. Store, F.W. Coughlin, R.S. Leroy, F. Mitchell, N. Jubb, M.A. Alden, R.L. West, N. Steen. Kneeling, R.C. Jude, D.N. Rennie, F.L. Graham.

 

Aircrew from the first Hudson deliveries, Gander, 1940, in front of one of the railway coaches used for sleeping, eating, and offices: Standing, L-R, W.M. King, J.C. Mackey, Snailham, D.J. Dugan, Unidentified, H. Carveth, H.A. Sweet, F. Pearce, A. Gilhousen, H.F. Parker, G.P.M. Eves, D. Anderson, J. Silverthorne, R.H. Page. Kneeling, L-R, A. Finch, J.D. Bledsoe, G.J. Byars, J.R. Fraser, D. Raine, J. Howard, F.G. Godfrey.

Aircrew from the first Hudson deliveries, Gander, 1940, in front of one of the railway coaches used for sleeping, eating, and offices: Standing, L-R, W.M. King, J.C. Mackey, Snailham, D.J. Dugan, Unidentified, H. Carveth, H.A. Sweet, F. Pearce, A. Gilhousen, H.F. Parker, G.P.M. Eves, D. Anderson, J. Silverthorne, R.H. Page. Kneeling, L-R, A. Finch, J.D. Bledsoe, G.J. Byars, J.R. Fraser, D. Raine, J. Howard, F.G. Godfrey.


 

Dorval Airport in summer, circa 1941-42

Dorval Airport in summer, circa 1941-42

Tough to find a parking spot at Dorval, summer of 1941!

Tough to find a parking spot at Dorval, summer of 1941!

 

A long line of B-17 Flying Fortresses at Dorval, awaiting delivery overseas by Ferry Command

A long line of B-17 Flying Fortresses at Dorval, awaiting delivery overseas by Ferry Command


 

The Summer of 1942: Ferry Command to the Rescue!

Ferry Command aircrew, L-R: W.C Harris, Capt. Jack Parkinson, Capt. J. Bradley, Gorman, probably in front of Liberator FK243, which they flew to the Middle East theatre in the summer of 1942 to supply Gen. Montgomery's Eighth Army with ammunition.

Ferry Command aircrew, L-R: W.C Harris, Capt. Jack Parkinson, Capt. J. Bradley, Gorman, probably in front of Liberator FK243, which they flew to the Middle East theatre in the summer of 1942 to supply Gen. Montgomery’s Eighth Army with ammunition.

Some of the RAFFC aircrew assigned to the fourteen Liberators which flew much-needed ammunition to Montgomery's Eighth Army in Africa: Back row, standing, L-R, M. Farr, D. Sharpe, D. Ewart, D. Woodard, J.R. Shreve, L.A. Tanner, G. McPherson. Front row, seated, L-R: B.M. Merrill, G. Bliss, Capt. G.A. Hersam, W.J. Davidson, Sir Frederick Bowhill, R.M. Lloyd, A.B. Watt, Cooke, Davidson.

Some of the RAFFC aircrew assigned to the fourteen Liberators which flew much-needed ammunition to Montgomery’s Eighth Army in Africa: Back row, standing, L-R, M. Farr, D. Sharpe, D. Ewart, D. Woodard, J.R. Shreve, L.A. Tanner, G. McPherson. Front row, seated, L-R: B.M. Merrill, G. Bliss, Capt. G.A. Hersam, W.J. Davidson, Sir Frederick Bowhill, R.M. Lloyd, A.B. Watt, Cooke, Davidson.

The Commander-in-Chief, Sir Frederick Bowhill, on the right in front, is giving the Liberator crews their final briefing before they take off for Africa.

The Commander-in-Chief, Sir Frederick Bowhill, on the right in front, is giving the Liberator crews their final briefing before they take off for Africa.

More of the Liberator crews assigned to deliver ammunition to Africa: Back row, standing, L-R, D. Burns, J. McGinniss, Watson, H.G. Filtness, McDonald, W.D. Erdeley, A.L. Evans, D.B. Jarvis, M. Pierson-Jones, Cooke, H.W. Huston. Front row, seated, L-R, Rodgers, H. Flory, R.G. Johns, Capt. E.W. Hightower, Capt. T.L. Livermore, Sir Frederick Bowhill, Capt. A.J. Burke, Capt. N.L. Williams, Capt. J.H. O'Neill, Capt. G.S. Tobin

More of the Liberator crews assigned to deliver ammunition to Africa: Back row, standing, L-R, D. Burns, J. McGinniss, Watson, H.G. Filtness, McDonald, W.D. Erdeley, A.L. Evans, D.B. Jarvis, M. Pierson-Jones, Cooke, H.W. Huston. Front row, seated, L-R, Rodgers, H. Flory, R.G. Johns, Capt. E.W. Hightower, Capt. T.L. Livermore, Sir Frederick Bowhill, Capt. A.J. Burke, Capt. N.L. Williams, Capt. J.H. O’Neill, Capt. G.S. Tobin


RAFFC Captain Don Teel shakes hands with Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, Commander of the British Pacific Fleet, in 1944.

RAFFC Captain Don Teel shakes hands with Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, Commander of the British Pacific Fleet, in 1944.


 

L-R: R/O Hodgson, Capt. Al Lilly, Air Vice Marshal Marix, Capt. Wallace Siple

L-R: R/O Hodgson, Capt. Al Lilly, Air Vice Marshal Marix, Capt. Wallace Siple

Consolidated Catalina PBY in for maintenance

Consolidated Catalina PBY in for maintenance