Hello,

I am hoping someone on this forum may have information relating to the operational service of Brian Percival Bidstrup. Late last year I was in contact with Bidstrup's surviving family who knew nothing of their late father's wartime flying and do not have any records of service. National Archives Australia website shows no record for this pilot. The AWM has one photo in their collection search (id number SUK12309) of F/O Bidstrup with other RAAF aircrew & a Hurricane taken at East Bengal 1943. The other pilots in the picture all served with 79 Sqn RAF. Presumably this was at least one unit Bidstrup served with or perhaps the photo of aircrew was taken at Armarda Road? His AWM service card has a final rank of F/Lt and a postwar service number of O4723. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

regards, Drew H