The third article in this series has been made possible by a contribution from Mr John Shipman (email@example.com author of One of The Few featuring 41 Squadron (Flyer below)). On the week of our Squadron Centenary it is probably most appropriate to share an image of our predecessors enjoying a beer:
Some members of 41 Squadron enjoying a drink of beer.
Back row from left to right and standing: “Mitzi” Darling, Flg Of Gamblen (missing Hornchurch July 1940), Pilot Off Morrogh-Ryan (killed Snowden 26th July 1941), Edward “Shippy” Shipman, Pilot Off Stapleton (prisoner of war May 1940).
Middle row from left to right and seated : Stevens (Adjutant) and Sqdn Ldr “Robin” Hood (CO) (missing Hornchurch September 1940). And standing leaning on a billiard que Flt Lt Webster (killed Hornchurch 5th September 1940),
Front Row from left to right and seated: “Lulu” Lovell “Wally” Wallens, Ted Howitt.
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