During the war, Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Sly was a 19 to 20 year old R.A.A.F. Lancaster pilot based in England. His commission was a short service one and that placed a ceiling on his promotion. After the war, like many aircrew, he was made redundant and after a time in various other occupations including operating a small airline flying Catalina flying boats to Norfolk Island from his native Australia, he joined the R.A.F. in England as a Qualified Flying Instructor on a range of planes, both propeller and jet. He later became a skilled linguist and moved to Hong Kong where he became the Officer Commanding the R.A.F. unit at Battys on the Peak.
This photograph was taken at R.A.F. Little Sai Wan, in 1959. (Andrew S)