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Roll of Honour artwork now available

Roundel comp copy2

After a steady stream of enquiries regarding the Roll of Honour artwork that I posted last week on Remembrance Sunday, I am pleased to announce it is in now available in the online store. As well as the original RAF Roundel design I have added another 3 variants, commemorating those who died flying with the RNZAF, RAAF and RCAF. A few people asked about this sort of design, but with only the names of the airmen from that country. I feel, as the boys flew and died together, they should be kept together as well.

The artwork is available on either t-shirts based on a suitably restrained colour palette or a series of high quality art prints, ranging from poster to metal plate. As with all other items in the shop – all profits will be donated to the Memorial Garden fund.

Get to the Roll of Honour collection here.

Philip Francis Smith RAAF AUS. 427206 – Wireless Operator. Logbook


Some time ago I got talking to Jim Smith about his Uncle, Philip Smith who was the Wireless Operator with the McCartin crew and, like all but one of the crew, perished on the 20th November 1944 on an op to the Meerbeck oil refinery, Homberg.

It’s the first logbook that I have received that was owned by an airman that did not make it back and I think it makes it all the more poignant to see the entry (in an others hand) for that final operation, simply with ‘missing’ after it.

View Phil’s logbook here