After a great deal of searching I've found a photograph taken by my father in the Desert of North Africa sometime between No 1941 and 1943. It shows a Wellington that had made an emergency landing. My recollection of our chats about this were he had come across this far from anywhere. Beside it were the graves of two of the crew - including the pilot. The pilot was either South African or Australian. Looking at the print there are what appears to be other vehicles in the distance, but my fathers comments were that after they discovered it, it was left there. The aircraft markings are obscured though I am sure someone will be able perhaps to pin details down on the approximate dates and possible squadrons due to the engines and other features. As for timings Dad was in the 281st Battery 88th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery. He drove Matadors, both towing the guns but also moving supplies. The Battery first moved up into the desert in November 1941 to defend the railhead near Landing Grounds 75 & 76. Later they accompanied the South African Airforce 3rd Wing moving westward towards Gambut, El Adem and Bu Amoud. They were at Fuka in Feb 1942 and El Baheura by May before scuttling back eastwards. Following the break out in November 1942 the Battery again followed hot on the heals of the advance westward revisiting many of the airfields they had defended 12 months previously. I'd welcome any information that may help pin down more details on the plane in the photograph.