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MARCH 2024 Newsletter #276


The March 2024 Edition of the 458 Squadron Journal. Number 276! A must read, some of the articles included are: 

* Welcome to our new Squadron co-President Bert O'Leary and his war time service story

* Vale: Evelyn “Mary” Wilkinson (Australia), Beryl Orchard (Australia), Joyce Humbles (United Kingdom) 

* Anzac Day march details for 2024

* An excellent article from our Canada Flight correspondents, Adam and Cate, the heroic and sad story of one of our fallen: Sgt Eleazer Stanfield, son of Samuel Stanfield, Blue Puttee from the Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Gallipoli honour

*Correspondence from Dane & Lynne Clarke from the UK about their cousin, one of our fallen: Flying Officer Ernest Edward Tatt

* A nice email from the grandaughter of Flying Officer John William Earnest Preston

* Highly informative article, from Brett, Queensland Flight correspondent: 'I want to again relay some information that my father left me. This time I want to focus on the support required to keep the aircraft and air crew operational, specifically what was required to move the Squadron from Alghero in Sardinia to Foggia in Italy.' 

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