Humanity above the conflict: Dudley Marrows lived an extraordinary life

Flight Lieutenant Dudley Marrows at the controls of his Sunderland during World War II.

Flight Lieutenant Dudley Marrows at the controls of his Sunderland during World War II.

WHILE I was not surprised to hear about Dudley Marrows’ passing, given the length of his innings, I was deeply saddened by his loss. 

My relationship with Dudley was through the bond he retained with the men and women of No.10 Squadron, who followed in his footsteps as Australia’s anti-submarine warfare professionals. 

The stories of his time in Europe flying Short Sunderland flying boats with No.461 Squadron, hunting German U-boat submarines in the Atlantic at a time when they wreaked havoc on Allied shipping, seem more like Hollywood plots than reality to many of today’s gener­ation. 

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