collection of memorabilia from Steve Yates about No 428 squadron of
the Canadian '6' Group stationed at Middleton-St, George.
The squadron was known as 'The Ghost Squadron' and had a small ghost
painted on the nose of each aircraft.
Last updated 19 May 2010
Sadly, Steve, the
last survivng member of the Q for Queenie crew,
passed away in Basildon Hospital on Sunday, 28th February 2010.
Steve was 87 years young.
Besides the photos
and text included below, Steve's site contains a few other sections
that can be seen by clicking one of these links:
Yates and Pete Smith meet up at the Middleton St. George dedication
and reunion in 1985.
Many Canadians attended.
More photos here.
crew of Q for Queenie of No. 428 Squadron - Canadian 6 Group -
stationed at Middleton St George.
Left to right:
Sgt Harry Pritchard, Sgt Stan Swartz, F/Sgt Wilf
Gay, F/O Bill Cullen, Sgt Steve Yates, Sgt Pete
Smith, Sgt 'Chuck' Woychuck.
Wilf and Steve
and Tommy Sharples visit Wilf's grave in Le Mailleraye, France.
Whilst in hiding with the Resistance, Steve was joined by Tommy
from the 57th Squadron.
and Tommy in the garden of Maurice of the Resistance (standing right),
waiting for the S.Wales Borderers to 'free' them.
ID card produced by the Resistance in case of capture but never
needed to be used.