RAF 54 Squadron in Australia, Harry Holey Collection

Harry Holey was in 54 Squadron in Australia from November 1942 to January 1946.

Harry Holey, an avid photographer, joined the RAF in 1939 aged 18 and served at a number of UK bases, including Hornchurch during the Battle of Britain. His trade was Radio mechanic and he serviced Harry Broadhurst’s aircraft during 1940 and also met Douglas Bader on a couple of occasions. Harry often reminisced about his years with the RAF in Australia and all the friends he met there. He would have liked to have returned after the war however he married Doreen in 1946 and decided to stay in the UK. Harry passed away in August 2017 aged 96. His wife Doreen still lives in the UK.
(Information kindly supplied by his good friend Bill Chisholm)