Fred was born on the 25th May 1918 in Alberton, South Australia.
He enlisted in the RAAF in Largs Bay, Adelaide on the 18th June 1940. He became the Paymaster for 452 Squadron, so we can assume once every so often Fred was pretty popular. He was discharged from 14 Signals Unit on the 30th September 1946.
Fred Finlay died on the 30th August 1993.
Bill Maudlin (South Australian 452/457 Squadron Association) and Julie Halliday
The Spitfire Association