Vern was born on the 21st of September 1918 in East Melbourne.
[Copyright: Argus, Melbourne 28th of October 1944]
453 squadron UK 1. Mark Watson 2. Roland Snowdon 3. 'Chiefy' McKinnen 4. Paul Murray 5. Slim Roberts 6. Joe Lawrence 7. Fred Cowpe 8. Joe Boulton 9. Allen Harris 10. 'Doc' Waller 11. Ralph Dutneall 12. Josh Scott 13. Vern Lancaster 14. 'Stoo' 15. Hec Aldred 16. 'Ac' Rice 17. Jack Olver 18. Dick Peters.
Sussex, England. 1944-05-25. Left To Right: 403000 Flight Lieutenant P. V. Mcdade, Casino, NSW; 411643 Warrant Officer C. A. Rice, Armidale, NSW; 420544 Flight Sergeant J. A. Boulton, Kogarah, NSW; 409149 Flying Officer V. A. Lancaster, North Fitzroy, Vic, listening to a selection of the latest recordings on a portable gramophone. All are members of No. 453 (Spitfire) Squadron RAAF of The Second Tactical Air Force, based at RAF Station For
Bayeux, France. C. 1944-07. Pilots of No. 453 (Spitfire) Squadron RAAF sightseeing outside Bayeux cathedral during a rest from patrolling the Normandy battlefields. Left to Right: Squadron Leader D. H. Smith, Flying Officer (FLGOFF) K. K. Lawrence; FLGOFF J. F. Olver; Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT) V. A. Lancaster; FLGOFF M. West; FLTLT P. V. Mcdade.
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