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No. 113 Squadron Royal Air Force

14th June 1940 In Action

15th April 1941 Evacuation from Greece

16th April 1941 Airfield bombed

20th December 1941 Detachment

7th January 1942 60 Squadron dispersed

8th January 1942 Bombers attack Bangkok

21st Jan 1942 Defence of Rangoon

25th January 1942 Bangkok bombed

1st February 1942 Withdrawal to India

21st March 1942 Fighting retreat

5th May 1942 Ground Attack

9th Sept 1942 Aircraft Lost

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Those known to have served with

No. 113 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Brazier Wilfred Healey. Cpl.
  • Harper Clifton Watt. Sq.Ldr. (d.18th June 1942)

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Sq.Ldr. Clifton Watt Harper DFC 113 Sqdn. (d.18th June 1942)

Squadron Leader Harper DFC, was a member of both 34 and 113 Squadrons during WWII. He was killed in action on 18th June 1942 while bombing Japanese supply lines in Burma. I believe he was one of the first ten Canadians recruited by the RAF in 1939, under the Commonwealth Air Training Plan, to train other Canadians (and Commonwealth) pilots. S/L Harper trained pilots in England and Rhodesia before transferring to Libya, then Singapore, Sumatra and ultimately Burma.

I have only the last names of other original pilot officer recruits: Hale, Bligh, McDonald, Bagg, Waterton, Romans, Howitt, Stevens and, I believe, Goodyear.

S/L Harper is commemorated on Col 411 of the Singapore Memorial.

Tom Philip

Cpl. Wilfred Healey "Frank" Brazier 113 Squadron

Frank Brazier is my stepfather, he is now 97 yrs old and loves to talk of his time in 23 and 113 Squadrons. Obviously at such an age conversation isn't easy but he is in great shape considering his age. Only the other day he was telling me about when the Japanese were attacking the airfield in Burma and the Army were taking a pounding to protect the RAF guys that were trying to keep the Hurri Bombers in the air, apparently the British and Japanese soldiers were shooting at each other across a tennis court that was nearby.

Also the times he had to vacate various countries in a bit of a hurry and lost 3 sets of kit for each time he raced off. Apparently in peace time he would have been put on a charge for that.

Clive Allen

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