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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:402395
Rank:Squadron Leader
Date of Birth:10 July 1914
Place of Birth:Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date of Death:5 July 1945 (Aged 30 years)
Units:No. 24 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 7 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
General Reconnaissance School, RAAF
No. 612 Squadron, RAF
No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RAF
No. 21 Service Flying Training School, SRAF

1939-45 StarAtlantic Star
Pacific StarDefence Medal1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45


19 August 1940Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
8 October 1940Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
4 November 1940Embarked at Sydney.
10 December 1940Disembarked at South Africa.
12 February 1941Promoted to Sergeant.
Arrived by rail at Kumalo.
Posted to No. 21 Service Flying Training School, SRAF.
2 April 1941Awarded Flying Badge.
21 May 1941Promoted to Pilot Officer.
Posted to No. 1 General Reconnaissance School, Cape Province.
21 November 1941Promoted to Flying Officer.
21 May 1943Promoted to Flight Lieutenant.
Posted to No. 3 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, RAF.
18 October 1943Posted to No. 5 Personnel Despatch Centre, RAF.
22 October 1943Embarked United Kingdom.
12 November 1943Disembarked at Egypt.
Posted to No. 21 Personnel Transit Camp, RAF.
4 June 1944Disembarked at Melbourne.
Posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot, RAAF.
1 July 1944Promoted to Squadron Leader.
7 July 1944Posted to the General Reconnaissance School, RAAF.
9 October 1944Posted to No. 2 Personnel Depot, RAAF.
8 January 1945Posted to No. 7 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.

Burial Details

Grave:5. A. 16.

Physical Description

Height: 6 feet 0 inches 182.88 cm
Weight: 167 lbs 75.75 kg
Chest Measurement: 34½ inches 87.63 cm
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, REDMAN JOHN ROBERT WALTER : Service Number - 402395 : Date of birth - 10 Jul 1914 : Place of birth - SYDNEY NSW : Place of enlistment - SYDNEY : Next of Kin - REDMAN JUNE, A9300, REDMAN J R W.

Record updated on 9 July 2018.


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