GEORGE REDDING
36 SQUADRON - RAAF

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Subject:    36 Squadron
Date:            Fri, 23 Jun 2000 21:02:49 +1000
From:           Warren and Judith <woshea@bigpond.net.au>

My uncle, George Redding, was a navigator/wireless operator in 36 Squadron in 1943/1944. He doesn't have E-mail

He attended a gathering of ex-36 Squadron members yesterday and stayed with us last night. He is returning to Ballina today. Uncle George is confident he knows two others in your photo of four.

A gathering of Queensland ex-36 Squadron members is to be held at Caloundra on Saturday 1st of July.

Judith O'Shea

 


 

Subject:    Jack Dunn
Date:             Sun, 25 Jun 2000 16:57:59 +1000
From:           Warren and Judith <woshea@bigpond.net.au>

Dear Peter,

Thanks for the email. I'm not sure if Uncle George knew your uncle but I'm sure he knows two of the other three. The best thing you could do would be to give him a call. He's looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards Judith

 

UPDATE:- I rang George Redding on 26 June 2000 and he was able to help me with the names of two of the other personnel in the photographs below:-

 

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My uncle, Jack Dunn, is the one at the right in the top of the bunk

Thanks to George Redding I now know that the fellow at the top left
is John "Jack" Carroll and the fellow at the bottom on the right is Don Lancaster.
The corporal was a carpenter in 36 Squadron, name unknown.

 

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My uncle, Jack Dunn, is at the far right in this photo

Left to right:-   unknown, Don Lancaster, John "Jack" Carroll and John "Jack" Dunn

 

George Redding also told me that the North East Area Headquarters for the RAAF was based on top of Castle Hill. He went there for an interview one day during the war.

 

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