Now we know! His son has identified his father. This is how he has named this photo…
403 Squadron — Dad middle row — last on right
I already had the same photo. It was shared by Robert Brookes’ son. You can see his father’s collection of photos here.
Doug Banks colorised that photo for us.
Most of the names are there now. Four are still missing.
I am glad I have made contact with Flight Lieutenant Michell Johnston. He survived the war.