University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: RB-t0882. Photograph by Air Vice-Marshal A.L. Fiddament, taken during a round the world fact finding trip. Group of three standing under the nose of the Lancastrian, left to right: Unidentified man -- Patricia Liddell -- [probably] Air Vice-Marshal A.L. Fiddament (nicknamed Fido). Caption in Fiddament's notebook: "Kunming. Nose of VM701". The aircraft is a Royal Air Force Transport Command Avro Type 691 Lancastrian (serial number VM701). USAF aircraft in background. Patricia Liddell accompanied Fiddament on the round the world trip. Patricia Liddell (nee Patton-Bethune) was born in 1923 and was a Section Officer in the WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) during the Second World War. She married Ian Oswald Liddell in January 1945. Ian Oswald Liddell was killed on 21 April 1945 and posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
Nose of Fiddament's Lancastrian, Kunming, 1945
Thursday 29 November 1945