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    Default Flight Sergeant Haydn HAGGAS (1282139) RAFVR ,KIA 7-7-42 185 Sqn - Photo Request

    Hello again,
    Could anyone please suggest where I can find a photo of the above Spitfire pilot.
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    Roy.
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    Default Re: FS HAYDYN HAGGASRAFVR-1281392021,KIA 7-7-42 185 sqn.

    Hi Roy,

    Do you happen to know if he had a brother in the RAF named Gerry Haggas? I was in touch with Gerry 10 years or so ago. If so, perhaps there is a way to locate the family.

    Robert

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    Default Re: Flight Sergeant Haydn HAGGAS (1282139) RAFVR ,KIA 7-7-42 185 Sqn - Photo Request

    Roy,

    You will find a nice shot of F/Sgt Haydn 'Vic' Haggas in the following publication:

    185: The Malta Squadron.
    Rogers,Anthony (Editor)
    Staplehurst:Spellmount,2005
    See between pp.148-9.

    The caption to the photograph reads:

    (No.21) Flight Sergeant Haydn 'Vic' Haggas (left) from the UK, was lost on 7 July 1942; New Zealander Flight Sergeant 'Pop' Conway crash-landed and was seriously injured on 21 June. (Both airmen are sitting on a motor bike [Conway pillion]).

    There is also a group shot (No.28), of 185 Sqn's 'A' Flight (mid-1942), which includes F/Sgt Haydn 'Vic' Haggas*.

    * Same shot appears in Malta:The Spitfire Year 1942/Shores et al/Grub St.,1991. p.362 (photo dated 20 June, 1942).

    PS. Haggas' other nickname was 'Haggard Haggis'.

    Col.
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