243 SQUADRON RAF CHOIR
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

hline.gif (2424 bytes)

 

In 1945 / 1946 a choir was formed from 243 Squadron RAF personnel who were stationed at Camden airfield in New South Wales, Australia. The choir was conducted by and possibly formed by Michael Brien.

Band members are as follows, based on the roll call on the AWA recoding below:-

Squadron Leader D. A. LLoyd, DFC, DFM.
LAC Tallis
LAC Haywood
LAC Birkett (or Burkett)
Cpl. Wright
LAC Trevallion or Trevellyan
Sgt. Swainson
LAC Cook
LAC Illingworth
LAC Breeze
Cpl. Henley
Cpl. McMahon
LAC Spriggs
Cpl. Dickson
Cpl. Baker
Cpl. Geddes
LAC Jeweson
Cpl. Matthews
LAC Manning
LAC Jones
LAC Tidcomb
Cpl. Shaw
LAC White

Conductor:- Michael Brien (a civilian)

 


Photo:- via Phillip Brien

243 Squadron RAF Choir on Stage of Camden Agricultural Hall

 


Photo:- via Phillip Brien

243 Squadron RAF Choir in front of a Dakota

 


Photo:- via Phillip Brien

Group photo of 243 Squadron RAF Band Members and friends
in living room of Michael Brien's house at View St., Camden

 


Photo:- via Phillip Brien

Group photo of 243 Squadron RAF Band Members and friends
in living room of Michael Brien's house at View St., Camden

 


Photo:- via Phillip Brien

Group photo of 243 Squadron RAF Band Members and friends
in living room of Michael Brien's house at View St., Camden

 


Photo:- via Phillip Brien

Group photo of 243 Squadron RAF Band Members and friends
in living room of Michael Brien's house at View St., Camden

 


Photo:- via Phillip Brien

Group photo of 243 Squadron RAF Band Members and friends
in living room of Michael Brien's house at View St., Camden

 

The choir made some recordings in the AWA Studios in Sydney.

The songs performed can be heard below. Just press the Play button.

 

 

Side 1. - Far from My Heavenly Home and The Soldiers Chorus from Faust.

 

 

Side 2.  - Not stated

 

Record Cover

 

Record Cover Notes

 

 

Close-up of Record Cover Notes

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Phillip Brien for his assistance with this web page and providing the above photographs taken by his father Edward Brien and the audio recordings of the choir. Phillip's great uncle Michael Brien was a member of 243 Squadron RAF.

 

 

 

In Association with Amazon.com

Heaps of WW2
books available at
Amazon.com

                         "Australia @ War"
                         

Copyright

 Peter Dunn 2006

Disclaimer

Please e-mail me
any information or photographs


"Australia @ War"
Available on a Data DVD

Peter Dunn's
explode.gif (15799 bytes) AUSTRALIA @ WAR explode.gif (15799 bytes)
WWW.OZATWAR.COM


Do you need a holiday!
Sun, surf, beautiful beaches and lots more!


  Genealogy Software
190 Mbytes of Genealogy Indexes & Programs

This page first produced 29 August 2013

This page last updated 31 August 2013