I also found a Facebook page here that has been set up for Dad's squadron and this is Captain Ted Swales who saved his crew…..
Dad was one of the lucky ones having survived 55 ops and for that he received a Distinguished Flying Cross. The parachute that saved his life allowed him to also receive a Caterpillar badge which you can read about on the link. So today we remember not only my Dad but all the other veterans that have allowed us to live the lives we do today….miss you Dad………
I still have one of Dad's airforce shirts and below is a piece of the parachute that saved his life over Germany along with the miniature version of his medals…….
We dashed outside as we heard the tiger moths overhead heading into the city for the remembrance parade……..no time to put on the zoom lens though…….
So we are just waiting for the son-in-law to come and help dig some holes for my future rose garden. So the Anzac biscuits are ready……..