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459 RAAF Squadron
Pilot Officer Reginald Horatio (Reg) Nossiter
Service Number 411432
Reg Nossiter commenced his Air force career
on June 26th, 1941 at No.10 E.F.T.S. Temora, NSW.
His service took him to No.14 S.F.T.S. - Aylmer, Ontario;
No.11 A.F.U. Shawbury, Shropshire, England;
No. 1 O.T.U. Silloth, England, 200 Squadron, Waterloo, Sierra Leone, 459 Squadron - Middle East, 75 O.T.U. Gianaclis, G.R.S Bairnsdale, Vic, H.B.R.T.U. - Nadzab, New Guinea, 23 Squadron - Darwin, 21 Squadron - Darwin, Moratai, Tocumwal.
He was officially discharged on 3lst December, 1945. Reg Nossiter flew many different aircraft during his career, namely the Tiger Moth (D.H.82), Harvard (N.A.I.6), Yale (N.A.64 P.F.), Oxford Twin, Hudson Mk. I, Hudson Mk. V,Hudson Mk. VI, Hudson Mk.III, Baltimore I, Anson, Blenheim V, Baltimore II, Baltimore III, Baltimore III A, Ventura P.V. I, Wellington, Liberator B24. Pilot
* lst operational tour 459 Squadron - Hudsons.
* 2nd operational tour *23 RAAF Liberator B24 (4.12.42 to 23.02.43)
* 21 RAAF Liberator B24 (3.3.44 to 31.12.45).
His 459 crew consisted of Pilot:F/Lt. Reg Nossiter.
Nav: F/O Litchfield.
WAGS: SGTs. Penman, Carter, Purcell.
He spoke very little about the War, but often spoke with high regard of his best mates, Tony Martin, John McKenzie, Ross Rasheed, Pat Unwin and Sep Owen.
Sadly he passed away on 31/7/02 and was survived by his wife Joy (now deceased), one son and two daughters.
L-R -- Jock Penman, Dick Litchfield, George Carter, Reg Nossiter.
Ready to go -- Harvard (N.A.I.6)
Aerial photo of Nossiter flying Harvard (N.A.I.6)
Planes flown - as taken from Reg's log book
Record of Service - as taken from Reg's log book
Exams - August 1941
General Reconnaissance School - Bairnsdale Victoria -
September 1943 - Distinguished Pass
Reg flying a Hudson low over the sea
New stripes for Tony Martin & Reg Nossiter
Campsite - Home - Almaza, Cairo 1942
Flood in the desert
Flood in the tent - Gambut 1943
CO with the winning dog 1943
Jeff Ashford "Sharpend" and dog
Top Notchers, Silloth,England 1942. Sgt.Oddy,
Sgt.Nossiter, P/O Slaughter, Sgt.Carter
England 1942, Nossiter, Hicks and Mofflin
Canada - 1942, Nossiter, Swift, Rowe, Brennan,
James, Mofflin - ready to go
Canada. LAC Max Cotton, F/LT Reg Nossiter,
F/OF "Elma" McLeod, LAC Bill Mofflin. 1942
B Crew 459 Squadron M.E.F 1942-43 - Reg Nossiter - 2nd row from front first on the right
459 Squadron M.E.F. 1942-43 Sports Meeting
Sgt. Harry Hawkins - shot put
Sgt Tony Martin at the M.E.F. 1942-43 Sports Meeting
Roy Tier - making the book
Refueling in Italian Somaliland
Refueling in Italian Somaliland
Bill Gregory & Reg Nossiter
"Clapped out Pilots"
L-R: Reg Nossiter - Toby Nicols - Tony Martin
Trent Griffiths - Grandson
Joy and Reg Nossiter in 2000
Photo of Reg with his daughter Penny Griffiths
15 months before he passed away in July 2002
Penny Griffiths - Honorary Secretary- 454-459 Assoc -
ANZAC DAY 2006 - handing out the name tags at The Glenmore Hotel here with
David Etheridge [Warrant Officer - WAG - 454] who traveled from England to attend the 2006 Anzac Day Reunion in Sydney, he attended with his granddaughter Jessica.
L-R: Jack Shipway (454), John McKenzie (459) & Penny speaking at the 2006 Anzac Day Reunion at The Glenmore
Anzac Day 2007 - Trent Griffiths [centre]
marching for his grandfather
Anzac Day 2007 - Penny's daughter Melinda Griffiths with her (then) fiance Nathan at the Commercial Traveller's Club Anzac Reunion luncheon
Reg Nossiter is now a
GREAT GRANDFATHER !!
His granddaughter Melinda and her husband Nathan have a new baby girl here she is 5 days old
Dakota Joy Blake
born Sunday 7th December 2008
PENNY'S VISIT TO UK 2008
Penny & Tom Hodgson RAF Museum Hendon UK
Bill, Loraine, Janet, Penny & Tom
at the Noggin & Natter, Firecrest Pub
ANZAC DAY 2009
John McKenzie  with Penny - Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Latest great grand-daughter - Mikayla Joy Blake 28/5/10 3.270 kgs
Great grand-daughter - Dakota aged 3 [Jan 2012]
Grand daughter Melinda, with Dakota [3yo] & Mikayla [18 mths] - [Jan 2012]
Reginald Horatio NOSSITER
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