454 and 459 RAAF Squadrons
Warrant Officer Alan Henley Duxbury PRITCHARD
454 RAAF Squadron
Service No. 422696
Date of Birth: 20 Nov 1912
Place of Birth: ROZELLE, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 23 May 1942
Date of Discharge: 14 Nov 1945
Rank: Warrant Officer
The following information has been provided by Alan's daughter Anne.
"As far as his service with 454 Dad never really spoke about it,
he said it was too upsetting.
After the war Dad joined the regular army
where he stayed until he retired. He was a couple of months off
becoming Lt.Colonel, he was in charge of both Eastern and Northern
Command as was The Assistant Director of army health.
The last time he marched with 454 was in his army uniform.
Naturally dad was still in
the army during Vietnam and I can remember him coming home from doing
all nighters at Vic.Barracks distressed and very tired,
The following photos have been contributed by Anne, Alan's daughter.