Flying Down to Rio – It’s been done before

If you thought it was a bit premature to start getting excited about booking your place for the next World Cup or Olympics in Rio, you would still be lagging behind some stalwarts from XXIV Squadron.

I am posting a bit of a taster photograph sent in by Jon Cohen, grandson in-law of Graeme V Donald, who despite being the ripe old age of 93, has managed to make many of our Reunions in recent years all the way from Port Elizabeth.

The photo shows Graeme [centre] with other crew members in front of a York in Rio, September 1945, all waiting eagerly for the co-pilot to sort out the imprest. More photos and background info scheduled to be included in the 2013 Newsletter.

GVD CENTRE WITH THE YORK AT RIO de JANEIRO. 30 SEPT. 1945

GVD CENTRE WITH THE YORK AT RIO de JANEIRO. 30 SEPT. 1945

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One Response to “Flying Down to Rio – It’s been done before”

  1. Graeme Vivian Donald | The 24 Sqn RAF Association BLog Book Says:

    […] Graeme was a S/L Pilot on retiring, having been awarded the AFC during the period of 1942 – 43 flying Hudson and Dakota  aircraft out of Hendon. In June 1943 he took Viscount Trenchard on a 30 airfield tour of North Africa. We also made a mention of Graeme in this Blog post recently. […]

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