Flying with Bomber Command in WWII

2012-04-25 13:59:59 2012-04-25 13:59:59

Royal Air Force (RAF) "Bomber Command" wireless operator, Mr John W. Fletcher, will be a special guest at Warrane College on ANZAC Day - Wednesday, April 25, 2012. He will speak about his experiences during World War II.

Mr John Fletcher grew up in Queensland during the great depression and later served in the RAAF (1943 to 1945).

His time with the airforce included a tour of operations with RAF Bomber Command Squadron 101, flying from England on the bombing raids over Germany.

After returning from WWII he took up a career in banking and finance. He became the Chief General Manager, Commonwealth Development Bank of Australia, and member of the five-person executive committee of the Commonwealth Banking Corporation. Other positions he held included Chairman Rural Assistance Authority of NSW, member of the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Finance, Budget and Audit Committees of the University of New England, Deputy Chairman of the Orange Agricultural College Council, Director of Allied Irish International Ltd, World Bank and United Nations consultancies in South East Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Mr Fletcher will address the residents of Warrane after lunch, at 1:45pm in the Main Common Room.

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