Hi guys

I'm still endeavouring the glean further information regarding the activities of Flt Lt (later Grp Capt) Russell Faulkner AITKEN, a New Zealander from Otago, but known as 'Digger' for some unknown reason.

He was a flying boat instructor during the early months of the war, and flew a Walrus amphibian on ASR missions, apparently rescuing 35 airmen/seamen from the sea around the Isle of Wight during August-September 1940. In 1941 he was given command of 3 Squadron, flying Hurricanes. He survived the war and died in 1989 in New Zealand.

Any help very much appreciated.

Stay safe