The air and ground crews before departure at RAF Wittering.
Squadron photograph during Op Grapple.
In New York enroute to Christmas Island and Op Grapple. The following photographs are courtesy of Robert Graham.
In New York airport following the Atlantic crossing.
In New York (Frank Green on the LHS) with a faint Statue of Liberty in the background.
The local Honolulu airline.
“As you can see we are in Honolulu and it’s quite warm. We leave here at 6.00am for the island. I expect we will go back to RAF rations again. After all the good food we have been having it will come as a bit of a shock."
In Honolulu again......with Bill Graham on the LHS.
Arriving on the Island using (it would appear) Quantas Airlines..
The camp on Christmas Island.
A map of the island.
St Nicholas, the camp church
The 'good old' NAAFI.
Off duty time spent beachcombing
The Valiants with their cockpits protected from the sun.
Frank Green (top) with "Curly" Powers.
The luxurious accommodation........Frank Green's, Curly's and Bill Graham's tents.