Above: Flight Sergeant Georges Nadon of No 122 Squadron was the focus of another photo-story taken at Hornchurch in May 1942. This time, the photographer’s brief was to record the movements of a single pilot over the course of the day. The 27-year-old French-Canadian, seen striking a pose in the cockpit of his Spitfire was asked to list his hobbies. Somewhat predictably, the response was ‘girlfriends and beer’! He survived the war after service on Malta and in northwest Europe.
Sgt Ribout is 27 years old and on his 5th mission only. His death must have been terrible news to his cousin Sgt George Nadon, who flies in the Red Section of 122 Sqn. alongside Roland on this fateful day. They served together in 122 Sqn. since February 1942.
(Sgt Nadon finishes his RAF career as B F/Lt in December 1945, with 177 missions under his belt.)
I have read somewhere that he flew with 403 Squadron.
This comment from John Engelsted…
Raymond Alexandre Georges Nadon (J/17915) flew with 403 Squadron from June 1944 to September 1945.