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    Default Sqdn Ldr Eddie Broad RAF 467 Sqdn

    OK guys, being a bit of a wimp here! I'm looking for some background info about Squadron Leader Edward G Broad of 467 squadron, who I believe was one of the few RAF (as opposed to RAAF) pilots on the squadron. I've tried, with my limited abilities, searching the LG but got hopelessly lost! Help!

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    Max

    Have you seen this?

    http://www.467463raafsquadrons.com/Pdat467/broadeg.htm

    Distinguished Flying Cross. 21 September 1945
    Squadron Leaders. Edmund George BROAD (AUS405294), 467 (R.A.A.F.)Sqn


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    Thanks Amrit, the 467 squadron website crews page was my starting point, but I didn't think of "Edmund" when I saw "Eddie"! And there wasn't a service number, nor on the ORBs that I had checked, but I missed him when I did a search of the Australian nominal roll. Thanks for putting me on the straight and narrow (again)!
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    Max, Unless your man served with the RAF before crossing to the RAAF it is highly unlikely that he will apear in the LG beyond this:
    Air Ministry, 21st September, 1945.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards:
    ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.
    Distinguished Flying Cross.
    Squadron Leaders.
    Edmund George BROAD (Aus.405294), 467 (R.A.A.F.) Sqn.
    The above awards are in recognition of gallantry devotion to duty in the execution of air operations.
    Regards, Terry

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    Thanks Terry for that extra bit of info., all grist to the mill!!
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    Max,

    Here is some additional background information for you

    Educated: The Southport School, Gold Coast Queensland, Head Prefect 1937 & 1938.

    Member 1st XV 1938 GPS Premiers, Represented School in five sports including cricket.
    Member Queensland Cricket Practice Squad 1939 (Batsman / Keeper)

    Rugby Union Career: Joined GPS Old Boys Rugby Union Club 1945, Queensland Representative 1947/48/49, Wallaby to North America, Great Britain & France 1947/48, Wallaby to New Zealand 1949, 1 Test V Maoris Sydney 1949 (Flyhalf), Coach Queensland 1958, Australian Selector.

    Law Graduate 1955- District Court Judge 1968-1991

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    Thank you Dave, I like snippets like this! PM sent.
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    Max

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