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454 RAAF Squadron - Middle East


Kenneth Arnold Osbourne - Flying Officer



Died  24/4/2012


Extract from Ken’s Obituary


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OSBOURNE ARCHDEACON KENNETH ARNOLD Died peacefully at home in Helen’s presence at sunset 24/4/2012, in his 92nd year. RAAF – Flying Officer, 454 Squadron – Desert Air Force. Padre – Squadron Leader Rotarian – Paul Harris Fellow Beloved father of Helen James (Brodribb) and Simon.

Respected father-in-law to Ian and Chris. Cherished grandfather of Chelsea, William and Sam, John and Charles. Loved and admired by David, Romany and Emma. Great Grandfather to Harriet and Ewan.


‘Even youths grow tired and weary … but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles”


Kenneth Arnold OSBOURNE