Patrick Hamblin, RN Collection
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A sacred tree in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) seen about May 1944.


A Buddhist shrine in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) seen in May 1944.


A shark landed by Singalese natives in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in May 1944.


Aircraft from 832 Squadron practicing for an attack on Surabaya, Java in Apr.-May 1944.


May 1944: Avenger aircraft of 832 Squadron seen on the flight deck of HMS Illustrious before the attack on Surabaya, Java.

All photos from the collection of Patrick Hamblin, RN
Courtesy of Susan Pellerin


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