Captain G. R. Connell DFC

This site consist of photographs, anecdotes and extracts from Squadron War diaries. If there is anything you are particularly interested in, please let me know

1 Sqdn North Africa 1941 - 1942 | Photo's 1 Sqn Personnel | 7 Sqdn, Italy 1943 - 1944 | Service History & Statistics

This web area was conceived when my three sons discovered their grandfather's "War Books". Comprising his pilots log book and a large number of photographs and negatives, we delved through it. I managed to pass on what I remember of some anecdotes he told, but it occurred to me that all this would get lost in time. No matter how hard you try to protect it, things age. I decided to scan everything and commit it all to computer archive, for members of my family, friends, any other historians or ex- colleagues who may have an interest. Everything I have is here. If anyone recognises any people in any of the photographs, or can add anything to the information here, then please send me an email

Paul Connell 8th April 1998 London

Last updated 10 Jan 2007