Photograph – Group: Outside RNAS Cowdray Park & Walrus Aircraft – 1944

Group taken at RNAS Cowdray Park in front of Walrus aircraft.

Front row: Kneeling, Vic NewnhamRM (Driver);

Seated: CPO William Crofts (Medical Officer), Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Lt Cdr Albert E Rose RN (CO), Lt John Moffat RNVR (Officer in Charge of the Flying), Unknown; seated Roy Udders RM(Driver), Unknown.

Certainly the four seated ‘Unknowns’ are not from Cowdray Park.

John Moffat told us they were from the photographic section.

Historians Note. John Moffat went on to be the last aircraft in the sinking of the Bismarck.

Cowdray Park was used for photoraphic air training for about six months during the build up to D Day as Ford was so busy.

Ship/Place/Originator: Cowdray Park
Date / Date Range: 06-06-1944
Submitted By: Tania Pons (Cowdray Park research group)
Now Held By: Tania Pons
Date Added:
Historians Number: Hist977
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