The D. D. Laidlaw Crew of 419 Squadron

L to R: Sgt J. Ashton RAF
Flight Engineer; Sgt B. Brakes RAF, Wireless Op; P/O R. Kemp RCAF Bomb aimer;
F/Lt D. D. Laidlaw RCAF
Pilot; F/O W. Rempel RCAF Navigator; Sgt J. Bachand RCAF Rear gunner;
and Sgt A. Miller RCAF
Mid-upper gunner.

This crew was lost on Feb 12/13, 1944 while on a mining operation off Borkum, flying Halifax II HR-910 coded VR-R.
Sgt Brakes was not on this flight,  he was replaced by W/O S. Lagdon RAF
(not in photo) who was also killed. Sgt Brakes survived the war.

Photo graciously supplied by Gilles Bachand, nephew of Sgt J. Bachand.