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459 RAAF Squadron

20.2.42 - 6.2.43

Middle East

Flight Lieutenant Winifred Lambert 'Win' FOWLES

(Medical Officer)

Service No. 261510

Died : 25.2.1994 - Buderim, QLD


Date of Birth:  4 May 1913

Date of Discharge: 11 Mar 44

Rank on Discharge:  Flight Lieutenant

Posting at Discharge : 2 Embarkation Depot



20 February 1942 - Burg el Arab, Win Fowles arrived in a cab from Cairo with Leading Aircraftman Keith Boyling.

Win's description on the back of the photo:

"Xmas Day 1942. Note long hair. It is now

12-1-43 and I still haven't seen a barber."


"In the pub at Tel Aviv - slightly blotto."


Win Fowles' son Win writes:

Above: This photo in the album has written on it:

 "Tel Aviv August 1942".

[My father is front second left.

There are no names given but I assume that the

other three are 459 Squadron officers.

Interesting that none seem to be wearing their rank insignia, possibly because they are in an OR's bar -

see the Sergeant sitting at rear left.]


Winifred Lambert FOWLES