.beaufortThe Spotlight feature in the February 2017 edition of the magazine focuses on the Bristol Beaufort.  It operated from UK bases attacking enemy shipping with bombs and torpedoes, a role it also fulfilled in the Mediterranean where it saw a great deal of action, despite heavy losses.  The RAAF operated the aircraft in the anti-shipping and bombing roles in the southwest Pacific.  My article looks at the careers of three men;

  • Lloyd Morgan DFM a pilot on No. 217 Squadron who attacked targets in western France and the Bay of Biscay.
  • Lionel Daffurn DFC a pilot on No. 39 Squadron flying from landing grounds in North Africa to attack ships resupplying Rommel’s Afrika Corps.
  • Charles Walsh DFC a pilot with No. 100 (RAAF) Squadron flying from island bases in the Pacific to bomb targets in New Britain, Rabaul and Japanese airfields.

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