Cecil Golding; 3 Squadron Photographs 1944-'45

 These photographs originate from the private albums of ww2 SAAF fighter pilot Cecil Golding. It was kindly made available to me by mr. Golding. 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

Jan 2012


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Cecil with No 3 squadron jeep.

 

3 Squadron Spitfires parked in close formation; picture taken most probably just after the war.

 

Squadron members showing 3 squadron's emblem

 

This cartoon appeared in the SAAF magazine "Wings" showing leading personalities of SAAF 8 wing.

 

Clay pigeon shooting with Stanford .

 

Squadron shower in Udine

 

Capt Southey taking a bath

 

Cecil with touring  US concert group  lady

 

3 Squadron pilot being killed behind enemy lines, Germans did the burial and made the cross.

 

Tradition in 3 squadron; Christmas lunch being served by officers.

 

Bf109

 


 

Jannie Smuts  visiting SAAF 8 wing

 


 

Final combined air forces fly past in Italy 1945.

 

Cecil with his big mate Ogies van Heerden.

 

Bf109

 


 

Bf109

 

Flying a captured FW190

 

The beardsd pilot Ackerman called "Ackers"

 


 


 


 

Hurricane

 

Thunderbolts

 

Liberator

 

Lightning

 

Spitfire IX

 


 

Thunderbolt

 


 


 


 

P40 Kittyhawk

 

Crashed liberator

 

Crashed B-17 



 


 


 


 

Thunderbolts 

 


 


 


 

Bf109

 

Visiting US concert group.

 

3 Squadron rugby team. 

 

VE day celebrations accident; a very pistol shot ignited a petrol dump.

 

After the war: 8 wing members playing polo. 

 

After the war: relaxing  at Cape Gada

 

After the war: visit to Hitler's buildings at Berchtesgaden.


 

Trip on the "              " back to South Africa. Rosie du Toit delegated Cecil  be in charge of all the 8 wing passengers; an unpleasant job.

 

Arrival at Durban Harbour

 

 Cape Town ww2 pilots having a reunion in 19??.


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