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When we recently visited my mum, I came across a photo I had never seen before of my dad and his RAAF squadron when they were stationed in New Guinea during WWII.  My dad was a Warrant Officer and flew in a crew of four in Beauford aeroplanes.  The photo is slightly damaged and I am going to see how well photoshopping works on it, or I'll get it restored by a professional.  Anyway here's the picture (downsized for LJ):

 

Dad never talked much about 'what he did in the war', and refused to go to any Anzac Day ceremonies, but it is interesting to have some sort of documentation of his time in the Royal Australian Air Force.

I'm now girding my loins for a trip into town to commence Christmas shopping ::shudder::

Date: 2006-11-15 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spikereader.livejournal.com
What an interesting find - I hope you can get it restored.

Good luck with the Christmas shopping - I've just started to think about it and am in the process of making several lists.

Date: 2006-11-15 11:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] downunderdeb.livejournal.com
It's always wonderful when you discover something like that photo - I'm very amused by the guy wearing a pith helmet (not that it's that visible in the LJ version).

Shopping for other people - nil. Shopping for me - very successful. I came home with a 2007 Buffy calendar, S5 dvds of Six Feet Under, and a photo frame for BM. I did at least buy stuff to make Chrissie cards - one positive Xmas step ::sigh::

Date: 2006-11-15 11:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/caraway_/
Ah, the thrill of discovering someone you love in an old photo.

Have a good weekend with your mom, hope you find more.

Date: 2006-11-15 11:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] downunderdeb.livejournal.com
It's a kind of cool photo with the grass hut in the background, and there's even a guy wearing a pith helmet (not that you can see it in the LJ version)!!!

Familial duties - we all have to succomb ...

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