John Langdon HAMLYN

HAMLYN, John Langdon

Service Number: 141367
Enlisted: 5 October 1943, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: 2 Operational Training Unit (Mildura)
Born: Crystal Brook, South Australia, 27 July 1925
Home Town: Crystal Brook, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Crystal Brook Primary School
Occupation: Builder, Carpenter
Died: Natural Causes, Adelaide, South Australia, Aust., 9 June 2002, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Enfield Memorial Park, S.A.
Memorials: Crystal Brook District WW2 Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

5 Oct 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 141367, Adelaide, South Australia
6 Oct 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 141367, Empire Air Training Scheme
20 Feb 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 141367, 2 Operational Training Unit (Mildura)

Summary

John joined the R.A.A.F in Oct 1943. after undertaking training courses in Adelaide & Melbourne he became a flight rigger, obtaining the rank of Leading Air-craftsmen. He sent approximately eighteen months at the R.A.A.F base at Mallala working on Avro Ansons and Oxford aircraft.
In 1945 he was posted to various training areas in Queensland then to Townsville where he waited for his posting overseas on V.P. Day. Some months later he returned to Adelaide where he was discharged in Feb 1946.

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