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RCAF patch No 1 General Reconnaissance School ww2


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This patch belonged to Warrant Officer Richard Woodward Luker, of Cleveland, Queensland. Luker enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 5 February 1940. Luker was sent to Canada as part of the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS), a cooperative effort between Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Canada to train pilots for the air war in Europe. He completed some of his advanced training at No. 1 General Reconnaissance School, Royal Canadian Air Force Station Summerside, on the southern coast of Prince Edward Island. Luker was in Summerside during 1944.. His brother, Sergeant 6756 Henry Whitfield Luker, also flew with the RAAF during the Second World War as part of 83 Squadron. He was killed in a flying accident on 18 June 1943.