Pic: Avey family
Wartime 617 Squadron member Flt Sgt Charles Avey died in July this year, as I reported at the time.
I was unable to source a wartime picture of him, but am happy to say that I can now publish one, courtesy of his niece Lisa Ingham.
Avey joined 617 Squadron in December 1944 as the mid-upper gunner in a crew skippered by the Canadian pilot Flt Lt G R Price. He flew on some eleven operations in Price’s crew before the end of the war.
I’m sorry to say that there are only a handful of 617 Squadron wartime veterans still with us. We salute them one and all.