The story as well as I can compile it of part of my father's career in the RAF from 1939-1945. Facts drawn from letters, albums and other documents. All pictures were taken by him or his mates with either an Agfa Karat or a "Russian Leica" . He died in 1986 and I know that he would be delighted to know that people were looking at the pictures now.
Here is a brief summary of Jack Bray's war years:
RAF equipment section
trainee, Nov 1939, Cranwell. Age 19.
Here is a short slideshow with music. Most of the photos were drawn from the album of his pictures during his time in North Africa.
Here are some stills from his album:
RAF Cranbourne, Southern Rhodesia 1940-41
(staging point and training base for North African operations)
RAF Cranbourne, Southern Rhodesia
Hawker at Cranbourne
Harvard at Cranbourne
Oxford at Cranbourne
RAF Egypt - Libya 1942-43
109 at El Daba
Air raid at Alexandria
Convoy at Tocra
Flies at El Khanka
Near Abu Sueur
Into the Nile delta
One of many
Recreation in Cairo
Stuka at Berka
Former Carabinieri post under new ownership
He 111 being shot down off the Greek islands by a Beaufighter of 46 Squadron based on Cyprus, November 1943
If you recognise anybody in these pictures or remember Jack Bray, please get in contact.