193 Squadron after D-Day in 1944 (Fairwood Common, Wales). (Larger copy).
Photo courtesy of Mike McBride; annotation courtesy Chris Woodcock
On wings, from left to right: Rob Pratt, Ned Statters, Bill Hurst, Mick Bulleid,
Felix Cryderman (Can), "Sac" Bilz (Can), David Ince, Jimmy Fishwick (k. May 25, 1945), "Gus" Gough.
Standing: APC, "Butch" Freakley (Can) (k. Dec 24, 1944), Ian Ross, Colin "Gilly" Campbell Gilmour (Aus),
Roy Heath (US), E/O "Spanner" Reynolds, Adj McBride, "Bunny" Austin, Ben Lenson, Pete Langille (Can),
Bob Cooper, "Hap" Pratt (k. Oct 12, 1944).
Seated: "Abe" Smith (k. Jan 1, 1945), Jim Darling, J Robson, Squadron Leader Guy Plamondon (Can),
Station Commander APC, Jimmy Simpson, John Deall (Rhod), "Boots" Brown (Can), APC. [APC = personnel from
Fairwood Common camp]
Pilots apparently distinguished themselves by leaving their top button undone.
According to F/O David Ince, the photo was taken between Sept. 18, 1944 and Oct. 6, 1944
when they were at Fairwood Common APC (Armament
Practice Camp), Glamorganshire.