Featured Story

Featured Story

The FEATURED STORY pays tribute to a person, and or event, connected to 1 W.A.G.S Ballarat.

The story commemorates the valiant RAAF 1 W.A.G.S trainees who served in WW2 in all theatres of war – those who lost their lives and those who returned.

 

The FEATURED STORY honours  - 

WING COMMANDER JAMES ERIC REYNOLDS

" A DISTINGUISHED CAREER of DEDICATED SERVICE"

During the years of WW2 RAAF James Eric Reynolds was involved in top secret Radar unit responsibilities. Due to the nature of his service James’s family were not allowed to know his where abouts and only saw him during brief periods of leave. Meanwhile James was establishing various RAAF Radar units around our shores. Like many ex-servicemen James rarely spoke about his experiences after the war however the importance of his work cannot be underestimated. On the 15th June 1948 James was posted to the Air and Ground Radio School Ballarat as Wing Commander. This school was the former training base for No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School during WW2. He remained in charge of the Ballarat Base with his family until June 1952. 

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Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial