Doug Leak: WW2 Bomber Command Veteran
Posted on: Mon 24 Apr 2017
One of life’s true gentlemen… 93 year old Doug Leak is one of the very few remaining Australian World War 2 Bomber Command Veterans.
Born in South Australia at the beginning of the Great Depression, Doug went on to join the Royal Australian Air Force during WW2, flying in operational missions that contributed to restricting the German war effort, and materially supporting the eventual liberation of France.
Doug’s service has been formally recognised by France, and he was recently awarded the Légion d’honneur… France’s premier award for merit or bravery, and one of Europe’s oldest orders of chivalry.
Photo provided by Doug Leak. Interviewer Fiona White