Routine Departure - Habbaniyah, 1945

A Consolidated B24 Liberator takes off from Habbaniyah, Iraq, for Lydda, Palestine, as part of the trooping operations carried out by No 426 Squadron from 1 Oct 45 to 6 Jan 46. 

On behalf of the Association LCol L. Motiuk (ret'd) presents the painting, accepting on behalf of the active squadron is LCol L.W. Hoddinott, 19 Dec 96. Artist: Don Connolly. This presentation took place at the squadron's annual Christmas party and coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Thunderbirds' missions with this aircraft. This painting is displayed in Blanchard Hall, Dishforth Building, Trenton.

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