Personnel Index - Detail

Name
EDGAR
First Names
Alan G
Rank
Pilot Officer
Service
RAF
Service Number
172180
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
Posted in 4/44 and out 6/44

 

Awarded the DFC.

Flew 20 operations with 49Sqn.

For the majority of operations the crew was as follows:

Pilot.............................P/O A Edgar
Flight Engineer...........Sgt G Bedford (one operation with Sgt J Moss)
Navigator....................F/Sgt R Brooks (three operations F/L A Patchett)
Bomb Aimer...............Sgt A Millard
Wireless Operator......Sgt A Ridpath
Mid-Upper Gunner.....Sgt J Watters
Rear Gunner..............Sgt Don Harwood



Alan Edgar (extreme left) and crew with a Short Stirling at a HCU prior to joining 49Sqn.
John Watters and Don Harwood are the pair on the RHS.
 

49Sqn Association

L-R: Alf Ridpath, Allan Millard, Bob Brooks, Don Harwood, John Watters with Alan Edgar in front wearing a turban.



Back L-R
Don Harwood with unknown aircrew/groundcrew
Front L-R
Alf Ridpath, Robert Brooks, Alan Edgar, Allan Millard, George Bedford



About to climb aboard Lancaster at Scampton, Lincolnshire, 36 years after the real thing.
(July 1980)

From L-R: 
Alf Ridpath (Wireless Operator RAF)
George Bedford (Flight Engineer RAF)
Al Edgar (Pilot RAF)
Don Harwood (Rear Gunner RAF)
Bob Brooks (Navigator RAAF)



(Later in the 1980s)

From L-R: 
George Bedford (Flight Engineer RAF)
Don Harwood (Rear Gunner RAF)
Al Edgar (Pilot RAF)
Alf Ridpath (Wireless Operator RAF)
Allan Millard (Bomb Aimer RAAF).

Sadly, John Watters passed away in 1961.


"Posted out" 1985.