Bruce Rose-Christie

 These photographs originate from the archives of the SAAF museum Ysterplaat. The photographs are part of the album of veteran ww2  SAAF 1sqdn fighter pilot Bruce Rose-Christie that was donated to the museum.  It was kindly made available to me by the museum staff. I placed the photographs on this web site in order to share these gems to historians, enthusiasts and the wider public. Please respect the copy rights of these photographs and contact me to obtain the necessary permission if you want to duplicate some of this material in other web sites or printed matter.

thanks

Tinus le Roux

August 2012






1 Harry Gaynor (later OC No. 2  sqdn) and Snowy Moodie, OC 1 sqdn from Dec 1942-1943. In the back ground is Wikner.

 

2 Doug Rogan, 1 legged pilot from 1 sqdn. Lost his leg in previous tour with 2 sqdn but an artificial limb was attached. 

 

4) Ralph "Cheese" Chaplin KIA on second tour 4sqdn 1944, Donald Brebner on the right

 

5 Me 232 transport aircraft supplying the Africa Korps during their final stages in Africa.


6 Red Connor, 1sqdn's brilliant Engineering Officer, he received MiD.

 

7  Bob Peel, Eric "Robby"  Robinson (KIFA 1944),  Basil?


 8  Stinky Lanham (KIA)  and Cheese Chaplin (KIA).


10  LtR; Cecil Golding, Stinky Lanham, ?, Robby Robinson


Arthur Higgo, Greeff, Doug Rogan, Frank Montanare, Cecil Golding,  Lanham

 

11  LtR; Wickener, Lanham, Vialls, Cecil Golding, Montanare, Greeff, Rogan, Robinson


12  LtR; H Gaynor, Capt Voss, Moodie


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15  Msus, check out German helmet on top of tent!


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22  LTR: Wikner, ?,?,?,Doug Rogan,Bushy Langerman, Higgo , Gaynor, ?

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24   No.2 sqdn aircraft


 25 Dogs: Daba, Chum and Ginger


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28  Wing Co Jackie Darwin, A V M Arthur Tedder, Maj Lemmie le Mesurier


29  Bomb, Philips, Johnson


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32  Bomb Finney, Moon Colingwood.


33  Bruce Rose Christie


34  Harry Gaynor, OC 1 sqdn, KIA 1944


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40  1 sqdn Hurricanes, check AX on truck


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57  Left: van Nus, Langerman, ?,?,?,?,?,?


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60  Bruce Rose-Christie


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89  Jerks McLean, Roger Simmons, Lawrence Waugh


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127  1 sqdn's 2nd captured Bf109


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130  Tom Philips


131 "Hoes Dit Nou?"


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134 Bomb Finney, Hannes Faure


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Christmas 1943

 

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