Egypt 1941 . A german propaganda/radio anouncer labelled the Australian troops holding Tubruk as Rats. The Aussies ended up loving the name and kept it. The V.B sign is a popular beer in Australia

Egypt 1941 . A german propaganda/radio anouncer labelled the Australian troops holding Tubruk as Rats. The Aussies ended up loving the name and kept it. The V.B sign is a popular beer in Australia

Maxwell Cassidy of the Royal Australian Air Force was given a full military funeral in North Battleford, Saskatchewan after he died in a training accident in December 1944.

Maxwell Cassidy of the Royal Australian Air Force was given a full military funeral in North Battleford, Saskatchewan after he died in a training accident in December 1944.

Maxwell Cassidy left behind to grieve his older sister Kathleen, shown here with her husband Leonard and her young son Darryl.

Maxwell Cassidy left behind to grieve his older sister Kathleen, shown here with her husband Leonard and her young son Darryl.

Maxwell Cassidy's parents had moved before this telegram was sent to their home in Launceston, Tasmania. Eight telegrams were sent before the terrible news reached his parents, Edwin and Mary Cassidy.

Maxwell Cassidy's parents had moved before this telegram was sent to their home in Launceston, Tasmania. Eight telegrams were sent before the terrible news reached his parents, Edwin and Mary Cassidy.

Maxwell Cassidy of the Royal Australian Air Force was given a 21-gun salute in North Battleford, Saskatchewan after he died in a training accident in December 1944.

Maxwell Cassidy of the Royal Australian Air Force was given a 21-gun salute in North Battleford, Saskatchewan after he died in a training accident in December 1944.

After her Australian boyfriend Maxwell Cassidy was killed in a training accident, June Light wrote this letter of condolence to his family. To read the whole letter, visit my blog Wartime Wednesdays at www.elinorflorence.com/blog/maxwell-cassidy.

After her Australian boyfriend Maxwell Cassidy was killed in a training accident, June Light wrote this letter of condolence to his family. To read the whole letter, visit my blog Wartime Wednesdays at www.elinorflorence.com/blog/maxwell-cassidy.

Memories of Maxwell Cassidy : Blog: Wartime Wednesdays | Elinor Florence

Memories of Maxwell Cassidy : Blog: Wartime Wednesdays | Elinor Florence

Maxwell Cassidy of the Royal Australian Air Force travelled to Canada to train as a pilot, but he was killed in an accident, and his body remains buried in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

Maxwell Cassidy of the Royal Australian Air Force travelled to Canada to train as a pilot, but he was killed in an accident, and his body remains buried in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

Australian flyer Maxwell Cassidy had plenty of charm and wit, as shown by this first page of a letter to his sister. To read the whole letter, visit Wartime Wednesdays at www.elinorflorence.com/blog/maxwell-cassidy.

Australian flyer Maxwell Cassidy had plenty of charm and wit, as shown by this first page of a letter to his sister. To read the whole letter, visit Wartime Wednesdays at www.elinorflorence.com/blog/maxwell-cassidy.

A letter written by Australian pilot Maxwell Cassidy's station commander after his death in a training accident says that Max's "personal charm and qualities were of the highest order."

A letter written by Australian pilot Maxwell Cassidy's station commander after his death in a training accident says that Max's "personal charm and qualities were of the highest order."


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Maxwell Harold Cassidy of the Royal Australian Air Force, who was killed in a training accident in North Battleford, Saskatchewan in 1944.

Maxwell Harold Cassidy of the Royal Australian Air Force, who was killed in a training accident in North Battleford, Saskatchewan in 1944.

June Light, shown here at age 20, was a Canadian girl in love with her Australian pilot, when he was tragically killed in a training accident in 1944.

June Light, shown here at age 20, was a Canadian girl in love with her Australian pilot, when he was tragically killed in a training accident in 1944.

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Lt AVL Hull of the Battalion AIF, plants Australian flag on a German pillbox, on the Menin Road.

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ANZAC - let us not forget our allies who parish and suffer along with our U.S. troops.  Australian - a soldier of freedom is a soldier to remember

ANZAC - let us not forget our allies who parish and suffer along with our U.S. troops. Australian - a soldier of freedom is a soldier to remember

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