Arthur 'Artie' Ashworth
DSO, DFC and Bar, AFC and Bar, MiD
Dedicated to my great uncle - a WWII bomber and fighter pilot, and legend in his time.
No 1 Elementary Flying Training School
RNZAF Station Taieri - 1939
Arthur Ashworth is 4th from left, front row
Arthur Ashworth and Crew (L to R):
Sgt Ted McSherry (N), P/O Artie Ashworth,
P/O Wilson (2ndP) and Sgt Broad - May 1941
*Arthur's son, Corran, related how in November each year, as Remembrance Day approached, Arthur would stand outside the most vicious pub in the neighbourhood from 9am to 9pm selling poppies for the British Legion. 'Even the nastiest thugs would take one look at a quite short, bald old man in smart trench coat wearing the most medals they had ever seen in the movies, and would hand over some cash.'