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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary
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George Urquhart (Scotty) Allan served in the RAF on the Western Front during the First World War. In 1929 he was recruited by Charles Ulm as a pilot with Australian National Airways where he flew on the first airmail flights from Sydney to Brisbane with Charles Kingsford Smith. In 1933 he flew with Ulm and P. G. Taylor on the record-breaking flight from England to Australia in 'Faith in Australia'. During the Second World War he was seconded to the RAAF as a trainer and after the war was a senior executive with Qantas. In 1941 Allan was a member of the Qantas crew which brought flying boats from San Diego to Sydney for the RAAF. During 1941 Allan was seconded to the RAAF as Wing-Commander and was C.O. of various stations including Rathmines on Lake Macquarie, where he trained Catalina crews, and No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot at Lake Boga. Allan was married to the artist Ailsa Allan (1899-1943) who studied with Thea Proctor, Adelaide Perry, and William Dobell at the Julian Ashton School. Dobell spent time at both Rathmines and Lake Boga which is where he possibly met Allan as well as being introduced through Allan's wife, Ailsa. (gouache by William Dobell)