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The Golden Years - The Royal Australian Air Force 1931-1953

Flight Lieutenant Gordon Harvey, D.F.C. (left) pins a new set of wings on the uniform of Flying Officer Ron Guthrie.

Former prisoners of war in North Korea, these two RAAF pilots were all smiles when they received new uniforms at the RAAF base at Kimpo soon after their release. Flight Lieutenant Gordon Harvey, D.F.C. (left) pins a new set of wings on the uniform of Flying Officer Ron Guthrie. Harvey, now a Group Captain, escaped from his prison camp once, but was recaptured when he was almost in sight of freedom.

Altogether four RAAF pilots were taken prisoner during the Korean W ar.

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