550 Squadron Photos

S/Ldr B J Redmond DFC* and Crew

F/Lt B J Redmond and crew were posted to 550 Squadron from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 7th June 1944:

All but two of this crew (S/Ldr Redmond and F/L Hardy) were however killed when LL837 was lost on the raid on Revigny, 14 Jul 1944 with the Squadron Commanding Officer W/Cmdr P E C C Connolly piloting.
See: LL837, Roll of Honour page.

F/Lt Redmond became S/Ldr Redmond and was Flight Commander "B" Flight: July 1944 - 03 January 1945.

The pictures below show S/Ldr Redmond with various air and ground-crews.

Click image S/Ldr B J Redmond DFC and crew and ground crew
Left To Right: (Can you help put names to faces? Please email in if you can)
Click image F/O L B Cameron DFC and crew with Peggy Burnside and S/Ldr Redmond on right
Click image F/O V A Thygessen DFC (RCAF) and crew with S/O Burnside (left side) and S/O Young (right side) and S/Ldr Redmond near centre.
Click image F/Lt D A 'Jock' Shaw DFC & Bar and crew.
Before take-off for 100th trip of "PRESS ON REGARDLESS" Lancaster ED905
On left Ft/Lt R (Bob) Stone, on right S/Ldr B J Redmond

Sgt Cecil Watson (R/AG)

Thanks to Alan Watson for making these photos available for the 550 record and the web-site.

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Log book

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Other Documents

Click image Letter from the King Timetable of Events Caterpillar Club Certificate