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454 RAAF Squadron


Dessert Air Force - Baltimores



Thomas "Tom" Kelly - RAF [Republic Of Ireland]


Ground Crew


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Tom's grand-daughter Liz wrote to Penny Griffiths - Hon. Secretary and advised us that Tom Kelly was a mechanic from the Republic Of Ireland, probably just known as "Kelly" to his friends, he served with 454 Squadron as ground crew. 


Liz never met her Granddad, but she has sent us these photos, maybe someone can help?  She also mentioned the  Christmas Luncheon was signed by John "Crash" Culbert. John Culbert advises that he was great mates with "Kelly", hopefully we have more to come."


RAF/RAAF Drivers & Mechanics, Benghazi 1944

Top right John Culbert

& 2nd row from front - 2nd man from left Tom Kelly


St Jeans, Palestine

Top left: Jack Hawkins, ?, ?, ?, Gordon Stewart, Tom Kelly, ?,  Gordon Stewart was on the only Aussie.

(Tom is 2nd from the right)


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Group photo taken in South Africa, Tom has his hand on his head





Thomas KELLY