Hommage au pére d'un Ami

 

FO Peter H. Nissen



Formed a s a training squadron at Amriya in Egypt on 9 August 1917, it disbanded on 21 July 1918 into No16 Training Depot Station.

The squadron reformed at Lahore in India on 14 October 1942 equipped with Hudsons in the transport role. 

Initially it provided mail and passenger services throughout India but in September 1943, it began converting to the airborne forces role. 

This was made easier as the squadron had started receiving Dakotas in May and by September the last Hudson had left.

  From February 1944 and for the rest of the war the squadron carried out supply dropping missions to Burma and from January 1945 it also used Sentinals for casualty evacuation. 

With the end of the war the squadron went onto general transport duties, disbanding at Mingladon on 15 February 1946.

A new 194 Squadron was formed on 1 February 1953 at Sembawang in Malaya.

Equipped with Dragonfly HC Mk 2s it was tasked with providing support to the security forces in the country.

Sycamores arrived in October 1954, but it was June 1956 before the last Dragonfly left and on 3 June 1959, the squadron was disbanded by being renumbered No 110 Squadron.

 

Delhi, India. 1944-11-17. RAAF members, 420142 Flying Officer (FO) Syd F. Cave of Collaroy Beach, NSW (left), and 426375 FO Peter H. Nissen of Beerwah, Qld, visiting the Jumma Mosque during a leave period. In the foreground worshippers are reading the Koran. Both men are pilots in No. 194 (Dakota) Squadron RAF engaged in dropping supplies to forward troops in Burma.
 

Delhi, India. 1944-11-17. RAAF members 420142 Flying Officer (FO) Syd F. Cave of Collaroy Beach, NSW (left), and 426375 FO Peter H. Nissen of Beerwah, Qld, leaving the Jumma Mosque during a leave period. Both men are pilots in No. 194 (Dakota) Squadron RAF engaged in dropping supplies to forward troops in Burma.
 

Delhi, India. 1944-11-17. RAAF members 426375 Flying Officer (FO) Peter H. Nissen of Beerwah, Qld (left), and 420142 FO Syd F. Cave of Collaroy Beach, NSW, are not tempted by a street food seller in a bazaar. Both men are pilots in No. 194 (Dakota) Squadron RAF engaged in dropping supplies to forward troops in Burma.

Peter Nissen et son équipage

 
L'équipage du Hudson de Nissen

Photo prise lors de l'écolage des Pilotes      (Peter Nissen au premier rang a droite)