The Dedication of Lancaster FM159 to S/L Ian Bazalgette VC DFC

A plaque was unveiled by Mrs. Ethel Broderick, Ian Bazalgette‘s sister, and the markings of the Bazalgette aircraft (F2-T) were unveiled by Chuck Godfrey DFC, his wireless operator on the VC flight, and George Turner, his flight engineer. Flypasts included an armed forces CF-5 and an Aurora from No. 407 Squadron in Comox. Hamish Mahaddie, an RAF legend who arranged for Ian to join the Pathfinders and Larry Melling DFC, a pilot who flew with “Baz” on No. 635 Squadron were special guest speakers at the banquet. Master of Ceremonies was Duke Warren DFC.

Ian Bazalgette’s sister, Mrs. Ethel Broderick, unveiling plaque. Chuck Godfrey at right.


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