With W/Com. F. J. Fressanges as its CO and Squadron Leader Lombard as Flight Commander, the Squadron began to arrive at its base in Freetown, Sierra Leone in March of that year to start anti-submarine patrols and reconnaissance over the South Atlantic. In March 1943, No. 95 completed it's move to Bathurst (now Banjul), Gambia West Africa, operating detachments from Sierra Leone, Dakar, Liberia, Jui, Bathurst, Hallf-Die and Port-Etienne in Mauritania for the rest of the war. The Squadron disbanded on 30th June 1945.
Dedicated to my father, 159861 Flt/Lt George "Tiddler" Gregory and the men he served with.
A Remarkable Remembrance...
Amazed to receive this photo on the 11th day of the 11th month 2018, taken at Dakar (Bel-Air Cemetery) Senegal.
A Flight Engineer in the RCAF with his colleague 23 years old. as customary, the youngest member read the poem "In Flanders Field" during the ceremony, from 436 sqn based in Trenton, Ontario.
612326 Sgt. Mutter of 95 Squadron RAFVR died on 19/06/1944,aged 22 and is also remembered on this day by his twin brother.
"Lest We Forget "
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Crew of D/95
Alan Gardner flew W6076 through until VE Day.
From the photo collection of his son Chris Gardner
Crew of B/95
DV963 was Phil Christopher's Aircraft,
From the photo collection of Chris Gardner
John Bowering (No1)
Sunderland Pilot based in Jui, Sierra Leone
From the photo collection of his son
Robert Bowering, (friend of my father's)
Part of 95 Squadron
Bathurst (Banjul), Gambia
From the photo collection of
George W Gregory