Edward Henry FARMER

FARMER, Edward Henry

Service Number: 405627
Enlisted: 27 April 1941
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 13 September 1919
Home Town: Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Process Engraver
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World War 2 Service

27 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, 405627
27 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 405627
24 Apr 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, 405627, No. 10 Squadron (RAAF)
11 Jan 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 405627, 10 Local Air Supply Unit

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born 13 September 1919 in Brisbane, QLD

Wife:  Irene Helty Farmer, living at Ashgrove, QLD

4 3/4yrs process engraver with Telegraph Newspaper Co.

Previous service:   3mths Private in AASC, Brisbane, QLD
                           discharged to transfer to RAAF

Described on enlisting as 21yrs 7mths; 5' 8.5" tall; 152lbs; fair complexion;
blue eyes; fair hair; Church of England

27/4/1941      enlisted into RAAF, in Brisbane, QLD

13/11/1941    received "Flying Badge"

24/4/1942      embarked Sydney SS Boissevain for UK for posting 10 Squadron
9/7/1942        disembarked in UK

19/7/1942      with 10 Squadron UK Sunderlands - Anti-sub sweep
22/7/1942      AS Sweep
2/11/1942      Transit to Gibraltar
8/11/1942      AS Patrol outside Oran
16/11/1942    Gibraltar - Mount Batten

Dec 1942        Pilot Officer in 10 (Sunderland) Squadron RAAF, based at RAF Station
                     Mount Batten, Plymouth, England operating with Coastal Command in
                     the Battle of the Atlantic.

1/12/1943      attached to RAF Station, Mount Batten

12/1/1944      Flight Lieutenant 10 Local Air Supply Unit

6/6/1945        10 Local Air Supply Unit, Bougainville

8/6/1945        Leaflet drop

11/4/1946      discharged from service

Medals:           1939-45 star; Atlantic Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Africa Star;
                      Pacific Star

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  21/6/2016.   Lest we forget.