Ray Merrill & Drew Bennett: 462 Squadron Part 1

Posted on: Mon 8 Jul 2019


2019 marks 75 years since Bomber Command began their offensive against German targets.  Over one-third of the approximately three and a half thousand Australian personnel who served with Bomber Command in the UK were killed in action.  Ray Merrill  is one of our Bomber Command survivors who served in 462 Squadron during WW2.  Still very sprightly for his age, Ray joins us today as a Guest Interviewer,  getting the lowdown on life in our modern day 462 Squadron from Sqn Warrant Officer Drew Bennet.  Drew will tell us how the Squadron values their wartime Veterans and the legacy they have set.  Part 2 of the Merrill and Bennett interview will broadcast on 08.08.19.

Producer Helen Meyer


Main Photo: L to R: Sqn WOFF Drew Bennett, WW2 Bomber Command Veteran Ray Merrill.

No. 462 Squadron members man the catafalque at the Bomber Command Commemoration Service in Adelaide on 01.06.19. 
No. 462 Squadron, a Bomber Command unit during World War Two that reformed in 2005 at RAAF Edinburgh, supported the Service. Today, the squadron performs Defensive Cyberspace Operations, Information Assurance activities and Counter Intelligence operations in order to secure Air Force Freedom of Manoeuvre (FoM) in cyberspace; a modern day interpretation of its information operations and electronic warfare roles of World War Two.  Photo courtesy of Defence Image Gallery

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