Eric Freeman

551153 Eric Freeman

5th Entry Boy – Farnborough

Eric spent much of the War years in the Middle East with various PRU Squadrons. His interesting travels and activities were detailed over several issues of earlier Flashbacks.

After demob in 1947 he joined Fairey Surveys Ltd. When the company undertook a complete aerial survey of Burma under a UN Aid Programme, Eric was appointed project manager for the operation and was ultimately at Fairey for 18 years. His final occupation before retirement was as general manager of “Films in Miniature”. Eric was a staunch member of old ‘BEPA’. Giving much time, generosity and support to the association.

Eric astride a ‘liberated’ motorbike from the Italian Forces in the Western Desert

He died in Wales after moving from Poole in Dorset some years ago to be near his daughter Pat and her family. After a formal service in Wales, his ashes were taken to Poole where he will join his beloved wife, Norah.

By kind permission of the RAF Photographers Association magazine ‘Flashback’


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