Historical information

A portrait of a former Junior Legatee, Noel Shiels who had enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in World War 2. It was in an album of photos taken in the 1940s (mostly 1945).
Research on NAA.gov.au and DVA confirms it was Noel Lindsey Sheils Service No 430062, who was born 31 March 1924 in Preston who joined the RAAF when he enlisted on 4 December 1942, he became a pilot and his rank was flying officer and was posted with the 37 Squadron.
His father was James Howard Sheils Service No 158 of the 1st Bay AFA who died in May 1931 leaving his wife and 5 children.
Noels brother Brian joined the AIF, his sister Wendy joined the WRANS.


A record of a junior legatee enlisting to serve in the second World War.

Physical description

Black and white portrait of Noel Shiels in RAAF uniform, he had been a junior legatee. Part of a photo album with blue leather look back and front cover. From one of 20 pages with black and white photos.