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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

 


Jerry eggs



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 [459] 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