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Charles Wilson

It is with sadness that I have been informed of the Death of Charles Wilson. Charles flew with 249 in Italy and the Balkans, and has been a contributor to the newsletter for a numbers of years. Charles lived in Italy, I received the information from his friend Remo Ciuffardi. Our thanks to Remo.

Charle's spitOur sympathy goes out to his family and friends



This photograph was sent in by Melanie Smith, the late Jack Smith’s daughter. Jack was the 249 pilot who who took the photograph of the Tempest over the pyramids.

It has been suggested that the photo was taken from a Harvard – could this be the same one?

Can anyone enlighten us?

By Courtesy of John Taylor

Squadron Party Xmas 1955

249 at RAF Amman 1954

King Hussain Visiting the Squadron RAF Amman 1954