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Graham John Harvey Webber

I am looking for Graham John Harvey Webber.

Can anyone help me?

 Friendly regards

 Ben Blom (The Netherlands)


Simon Douglas Young

I have a friend who was a Sgt. (rear gunner) squadron 220 in 1944 Azores.    He will be 89 at the end of this month and I was wondering if anyone out there from this period remembers him.   Simon Douglas Young (likely simply known as Dougie).   Please let me know if you know of anyone who was in this squadron at this time and place.

Hopefully someone will come up with something - it certainly would be a nice birthday surprise.

Thank you

Olive H. Douglas


Flight Lieutenant David P Miles

I need to contact anyone who knew Flight Lieutenant David P Miles at RAF Henlow prior to his death July 1980


Bircham Newton Infants School circa 1957

I would be interested to hear from anyone who attended the Bircham Newton infants school circa 1957.  I was born in March 1953 and my late Father at that time was 614727 Cpl Neville Lewis “Tommy” Thompson.

When responding please do so to my home email address which is athompson110@aol.com

Regards.

Annette Thompson


Flying Officer George Robert Munton

Flying Officer George Robert Munton and his fellow crew members will be remembered with honour at a ceremony organised by Everard Bakker in Nijmegan on 25 Sept 2014, 70 the Anniversary of their fatal crash. Mayor of Nimegan attending along with 7 descendants of the Munton family and a 95 year old eye witness. Any members in the area on that day are welcome.

Further details are available from hewasahero blog on line or  memgr@aol.com


Wg Cdr William Woods

Does anybody remember my father Wg Cdr William Woods. He was a Canadian who joined the RAF in 1934 and was at No 3 Flight Training School RAF Grantham until 1936 when he moved to 504 Squadron Bomber Squadron at RAF Hucknall. He was a Japanese POW until 1945 and on his return he was based in Germany (Wuppertal I think where I was born!) then to Hullavington No 10 Maintenance Unit. I would dearly love any information on my dad as I am researching his history for an article for the Mail on Sunday to coincide with VJ Day next year. Please contact his daughter Liz Bestic on liz@bestic.co.uk


80 Squadron

My father served as ground crew with 80 Squadron in World War II from 1940, he would be very interested to hear of any other surviving ground crew from this Squadron.

Mike Poole
01517277357
Mob: 07526439455


RAF Oldenburg

I am looking for any member of the RAF Regiment stationed at RAF Oldenburg  1956  to  1957, or any member of the station cross-country team,  ie  Don  Shelly, Graham Stark,  Roy  Vass  Cpl  Daly,

Colin  Beckwith  colinb@minstercomms.co.uk


George Herbert Coppard

My father George Herbert Coppard flew with major Topley in the RFC in France as a gunner /photographer They survived the war & my father said he would name his first born with the name of George Topley Coppard, now 91 yrs young, now living in NZ. Perhaps there is some descendants of the major that may have some old photos that they can share. If I can make contact there are some details of interest how they worked together to escape disaster. thanks from tony.coppard@xtra.co.nz


Lofty Reid

I am trying to locate a chap called Lofty Reid who served in the RAF on Lancaster bombers during 1944and1945.

This request is made on behalf of an Englishman, Jim Stronach who flew with Lofty. Jim is still alive and keen to make contact with his old mates if they are still around and if not what they did after the war or any of their family wanting to gain some info from Jim on Lofty and the other crew members. Lofty was a wireless operator, Jim was the navigator, and there was Don Philips the pilot, Joe Laufman was the gunner

Lofty lived in Timaru in Olivia Road, if anyone knows of him or any other member of the crew please contact me Regards Barry Kay


Neil Fozzard

I am looking for a very dear friend of mine call Neil Fozzard (known as Fozz)  who was stationed at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire about 1980/81.  He went to the Ascension islands during the Falklands conflict and I have since lost contact with him. I last heard he was maybe in the Staffordshire area.  Also he has a brother called Gordon who was in the army.

Kind regards

Janet Curtis


Scouse Zeffert

I am looking to trace an old friend....we were together at RAF Seletar in 1953/4... His name is Scouse Zeffert (I'm sorry that I don't remember his Christian name, he was always Scouse for obvious reasons. I believe his father was a Rabbi....Scouse would be about 78 now...Any news of him would be gratefully received.  My E-mail address is johnbrian.evans@yahoo.com


David Roberts

Hi, Im looking for a David Roberts who was stationed at RAF Lichfield but was at RAF Valley in 1965 aged around 24-26. He was an Aircraftsman. He was married with two kids in 1965 and his mother was a nurse and his father was a church minister. Urgently trying to trace him so any help would be appreciated. He would be aged around 72-74 now.Thank you, Alison Bruce


John Brown

Hello, I am searching for my  biological father, John Brown, an RAF mechanic who was stationed at Manston Air Force base in 1942 and  was sent north in November or December of 1942.  I was born in August of 1943. I have only  met him once when I was 8 months old,  then my mother married a Canadian soldier and we went to Alberta after the war. My only motivation is to meet his family, which is also my family that I have never met.
Regards, Keith John Karren


Norman Hall

I am  John Rowbottom formerly of ‘C’ flight 1 Sqn RAF regiment

I was serving with the Sqn 1974/76 @ RAF Laarbruch – Germany, and I am trying to get in touch with anyone who remembers me but I would specially like to contact SAC norman hall of ‘C' flight 1 Sqn my wife and I would dearly love to get together with him as we owe him a lot and are indebted to him, we have never forgotten his kindness (this was comradeship at its very best).

SAC John Rowbottom


James MC Carthy

I'm searching for my fathers brother James MC Carthy who worked in the RAF in the early 60's and possibly before or after that. He was , we believe a senior technician. Know his wife was Eithna and the 3 children that we know of were Sharon, Linda and Kevin. There may have been others after those. He was born in Cork Ireland in the 30's and left Ireland as a teenager. He had 2 brothers, Bernard and Jack and sisters Doreen, Nancy and others deceased. His mothers name was Margaret. We would appreciate any help at all. Shirley MC Carthy Ireland


Simon Anthony

Along with a number of other RAF mates from RAF Brampton in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s we are trying to locate Simon Anthony who used to run and race with us, if you have any idea about his current location please contact me.

Thank you,

Alan (Al) Burgin.       aljburgin@hotmail.co.uk


Joe Markham.

195 Squadron, 3 Group stations  Duxford, Marham  Cranwell, Lincolnshire.  Bomber Command Rear Gunner do you know my late Dad, Warrent Officer Joe Markham.  I'm his son David Markham age 72. Please get in touch if anyone is still with us. Thank you David


RAF Scampton

Hello , I am looking for any one who worked at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire up to the base being mothballed in 1994/5 . I am a keen RAF collector and would like some help and information please regarding a topic I am pursuing Thank you Andy Bateman


James Harrison

During my time in the WRAF  in 1963-1964 I was    a switchboard operator at RAF Chessington. I would like to find Jim or James Harrison who was from Winchester and was a patient at the med.rehab. We went to the London Palledium with some friends to see the Premier of Madam Butterfly and one of them is recently deceased.There is a lot to catch up on he was a flight mechanic I believe in the RAF. I now live in South Germany with my Family.


Gail Neil

Hello, I want to ask you for information about RAF pilot Václav Prerost (see photo below) W / O service number 787504, He served in the squadron number: 257, 65, 222, 313.  The pilot was killed Dec. 31, 1943 during a training flight at 58 OTU.  According to my information, the pilot had a wife and daughter.  The daughter's name is Gail Neil, unfortunately I do not know where he lives.
Please any information or photographs.


Donald Vessey

I am Roy Taylor (rtay@rogers.com) author of the book:  I WAS AN ‘ERK’ IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE.  If Donald Vessey is still around I would like to hear from you.  I have been living in Canada since 1959.  Still married with four children, fifteen grand children and five great grandchildren.


Ian Kelleher

Looking for Ian Kelleher who did basic training with me in Flight 19 RAF Swinderby November 1980 to December 1980 we then did trade training at RAF Halton. It would be great to catch up after all this time.

Dave Pearson AMechE


Leonard Keoghoe

I have just seen your site, my father was in No 38 Squadron as ground crew, I was wondering if there is anyone out there that remembers him , CORPORAL LEONARD KEOGHOE, thanks Monique Bass 


Esther Outzen

This is a very long shot, but I would appreciate any help possible.  I am trying to locate my birth mother and birth father.  My birth mother is/was Esther Outzen, a 22/23yr old Danish girl who was the nanny of a senior Air Force Officer.  She arrived in Singapore in 1952 from England.  I was born in the Military hospital in Dec 1953.  Ms Outzen left Singapore on the Asturias in August 1954, arriving back in England on 24 August 1954.  If there is anyone who can help me please contact me on jcockayne@vodafone.co.nz  


RAF Changi

Anyone from the Changi era of 1948-49 - who remembers the ASTRA, the Malcolm Club,  Christmas dinner served a la carte, the corner studio, swimming by moonlight, you name it...Contact Dave Alston.  davidshortlands@googlemail.com


Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper from Seletar 1961, wife Dot and young son Melvin. Hailed from Yorkshire.  Really want to find out where they may be. Len Eaton email also leaton@ecn.net.au


Duckmantons

I am looking for the DUCKMANTONS who sailed to india on the Georgic in 1946 there were 8 in the family, the mothers name was Ivy they had come from Maltby nr Rotherham in Yorkshire

trquail@hotmail.com


Golden Rock Trichinopoly

My Father Maurice Gordon Sprentall who was 93 a fortnight ago is looking for any one who was out in India RAF. Golden Rock Trichinopoly especially Eric Edmundson or anyone else from that time Regards. John Sprentall


Ronald or Ron Phillip

I would dearly love to meet, have news of, or meet any member of the family of Ronald or Ron Phillips who was serving in Malta at least up to January / February 1944. This is very important for a member of my family.

Guz Chetcuti

Marsasala,

Malta.

lucaya<AT>go,net.mt


Harry Smith (Henry)

Having retired from nursing, I began to wonder what happened to old friends.

Any chance of finding Harry Smith (Henry).  He joined the RAF about 1970, he was definitely born in 1952, lived in Dovecote Liverpool School St Margaret Mary's R.C. Pilch lane.

We were friends from infant school till 1970, he went off with RAF, I went into nursing, married and moved to Worcestershire in 1973 and lost touch.  My maiden name was Roche

Thanks Mara Yvonne Owen


Signals Centre - Ceylon

I'm interested in contacting anyone who served in the Signal Centre, originally at Gangodawilla1952,  then moved to an air-conditioned palace in Negombo 1953.  The Receiver Station remaining at Gangodawilla from 1953 until everything moved to Gan.

I would be interested to hear from anyone present during these times.


247/248 Squadron

I am looking for any info on 247 or 248 squadron personnel.  A close friend flew with one of these in WW2 and as he is 93, I would like to let him know if any others are still out there also any pictures.  Thank you for any help - his name is John Walker Morris.

gorbear.29<AT>gmail.com


Sue Simmonds

I am looking for Sue Simmonds, who along with her Flt Lt husband Barry (I think this was his name) was based at RAF Odiham in the 70's. Sue had 2 little boys but I can't remember their names.  I would love to get in contact.  My name at the time was Sue Hulme.


Lesley Stuart Matthews

I am searching for my grandfather Flight Lieutenant Lesley Stuart Matthews who served in West Africa as a Meteorologist attached to the RAF.  He married my grandmother Joy Diana Randell who was working in Africa as a Nanny but later divorced her and disappeared for ever after fathering three children - Ann, Dilys and Richard.  This is all the information I have on my grandfather, other than that he was on a troop ship Lancester off the West coast of Africa when it was bombed and he and many others were rescued by the Americans.  He apparently died in 1982 in Brisbane age 69.  If anyone knew him then I would love to hear from them.

Many thanks, Fiona Maynard


David Morris

Hi I am trying to trace David Morris who was based at Henlow Camp around 1965-1966.  He was then based in Cyprus bit I don't have a date for this.  If you have any memories or details of him please email me Thank you


R.A.F. Abingdon. 1957-59

What happened to all my mates in R.O.L.E. Equip. Section Hangar D

John(Jock)Fraser.

Still alive and kicking.


Donald M Dorren

My father, Donald Dorren, served in the RAF during WW2 as a wireless operator/navigator.  He trained at Port Albert in Canada from June – October 1944.  I have quite a few photos of that time but very few from later.  There is one of a plane with the note on the back reading “Poor Queenie’s broken her back”.  I would dearly love to know more about his service-where he was posted, what he did etc.  If anyone can help please contact me at linda.j.gray@blueyonder.co.uk.  Dad died 30 years ago and we never really talked about his time in the RAF.

William S. M. Gray

My father in law, who will  be 100 in December, served with the 8th Army in North Africa during WW2, servicing and repairing the engines of bombers which flew on from Italy having dropped their load but needed to refuel before returning to UK.  Does anyone remember him?  Are there many of his comrades still alive? I’d love to make contact with anyone who knew him especially before his landmark birthday. I can be contacted at linda.j.gray@blueyonder.co.uk.

Helen C H Carstairs

My mother in law, now aged 97 and registered blind, served in the WAAF during WW2 and it would be great if anyone who knew her got in touch.  She was based for some time outside Wick.  She worked in catering.  Anyone with any info please contact me at linda.j.gray@blueyonder.co.uk.

Thanks

Linda


Stewart (Stuart?) Nuttall

I’m trying to trace Flying Officer / Flight Lieutenant Stewart (Stuart?) Nuttall who attended OCTU RAF Henlow with me in 1976.

Can anyone help?

Thanks so much...

Kind Regards, Dave Simms

d.simms<AT>massey.ac.nz               (replace <AT> with @)


Ronald Alfred John Court

My grandad Flt Sgt Ronald Alfred John Court served at RAF Uxbridge and I am trying to locate any of his squadron fromWW2. He lived in the Greenway after retirement just down road from the camp. Would love to honour him by representing him at a reunion. Please help if you can. Lisa Court-deville.


Flight Lieutenant Bruce S Lord

I am not sure if this is the correct site to bring this up but my father was a part of the No 502 (Ulster) Squadron in WWII as a Flight Lieutenant (Bruce S Lord # J24782)  piloting a Halifax. Dad passed away June 14th but was very proud of his service with the squadron, as was I. Mom was a war bride and at 88 is still going strong but dearly misses him.

I know there are not many WWII vets left but just wanted to touch bases with you.

All the best

Garth W Lord


Ian Hughes

I am trying to trace an Ian Hughes originally from Sussex who was stationed as an LAC at RAF Chivenor in 1970 or thereabouts.  He would have been about 20 years old.  I would very much appreciate any information or details about him.  Thank you very much.

Best regards,

Morwenna Axon


No 75 Motor Transport Light Repair Unit

Flt Lt. E.G. Keep is looking for Members of 75 MTLRU 1945/46  Please contact me I have a number of Photos of this Unit stationed in Harburg Northern Germany 1945.  0049 4331 448855   Heinz Johannsen   or Email jimmyjohannsen@freenet.de


George Thompson

I have been trying to contact without success my cousin George Thompson who, if still alive, lives at Newton Aycliffe Co. Durham. He was a rear gunner in WW2. He returned.  His brother Roland who flew from Catterick was also a rear gunner, he did not return.

I have other relations in the area who I have not seen since 1940 when our family moved out to Redditch were my father joined B.S.A.

Leslie Filer


Harold John Daly

I would love to hear from anyone who served alongside my dad, who is still going strong, during the 2nd world war.

He was an engineer for the Wellington Bombers out in the desert and then flew on the Sunderland Flying Boats  for RAF Squadron 228. His name is Harold John Daly.

Please contact me, his daughter, on jilldaly55@gmail.com

Many thanks,

Kind regards,

Jill Daly


Joseph David Benson

I am trying to kind a Joseph David Benson Radar Technician based at RAF Thornaby 608 Squadron  in 1956.  Any information would be helpful.

Many thanks

Emma Rowe


Stanley Harris Hoffman

I’m looking for anyone who knew Stanley Harris Hoffman, daughter born 7/13/56

http://www.linkedin.com/in/debbieleeh56
760-994-7755


Ann Carpenter

Looking for info on Ann Carpenter, her father was Chf Tech.

Last heard of at RAF hospital Ely in late '60s.

Would appreciate any info - reynoldsm@digilink.net Thanks


D M Butler (Dave) 680016 Armourer

Does anyone have any news of the above?

1954 to 1957 he was at RAF Halton and after was posted to Cyprus.  I saw him in the UK in 1959 but no news since.


Tex Roper West

Does anyone know what happened to  'TEX' ROPER WEST.  Is he still around?  What happened to him?

If he's out there or any information is available please let me know

Regards 

J.Lewington


Mary Stone

I am trying to find an old WRAF colleague Mary Stone. We were at RAF Spitalgate, RAF Kirton in Lindsey and RAF Northwood together from 1961-1963. We eventually lost touch after my marriage to a RAF police dog handler Bill Cook. My name was Catherine Chambers (now Cook) and I live in Marlborough in Wiltshire.


Joseph Canning Millar

Does anyone know or remember a Joseph Canning Millar ( Scottish ) was stationed at RAF Scampton in 1965 when he was 20yrs old. He was  senior aircraft man E / ?272496


MAURICE PREECE -  RAF Police

Does anyone remember my dad Maurice Preece who was an RAF Policeman.  I don’t know when he joined up but I do know he was on Christmas Island in 1956/7 with Operation Grapple, in Kenya around 1958-61(ish).  He was stationed variously and Henlow and in Cyprus and was at RAF Halton in 1965 and RAF Gutersloh approx 1966-1969 which is about the time that he came out of the force.  He married Rosemary Brandon who was WRAF in 1955.  He was a keen cricketer and played for the RAF team wherever he went.  Does anyone remember him (or my mum Rosemary)?  if so please let me know as I would love to hear anyone’s recollections of either of them.  Brenda White     b.white65@hotmail.co.uk


Wom ?

Looking for an old friend I knew at Odiham 1972/74

He was a West Indian lad and his wife’ name was Ella – a nurse.  don't know his surname but he was known by his nick name as ‘Wom’  (wombat) he was on G.D. duties at the airmen's mess, would really love to get in touch with him and go over old times

S.A.C. John Rowbottom .R.A.F. Regt.


Bill McNab

Hi I’m David Knight I’m looking for the boss of AIRCRAFT STEEL STRUCTURES who gave me an apprenticeship which went in to Simms Motor Units his name was Bill McNab if he was still about I would like to thank him as now at 69 I am still engineering and building a 400 mph rocket car for the wife to drive.  I was educated at the South East London Technical School ,also Air Training Corps, a member of the Vincent Owners Club,a member of the Trail Riders Fellowship and if any body can help please contact me on davidknightautodiverse@gmail.com  thanking you for your help Dave


Ernie Beachamp

I am looking for Ernie Beachamp who was a R.A.F medic in 1961. He worked in Norfolk and was the medic who helped my mother Gwen Rockett deliver me.  He was around 18 years old at the time.  I was born In the ambulance  My name is Janice Rockett.  He became my god father.  Would love to get in contact as parents divorces when I was three so have never met him.  E. mail address is pontingjan7@hotmail.com.  Thank you


Kim Beverley (Beverly) Webber?

I’m trying to find someone from RAF Chivenor. They would have been there between 1986 -1988. First names Kim Beverley (Beverly). Surname may have been Webber. Her father was a builder and lived in Ilfracombe...We lost touch after a Faulklands tor..

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


Simon Smith

Hi Im looking for man call Simon Smith who searved in the RAF.  I'm searching for his God Son which is also 2nd cousin.  Simon may be around 79 years of age now and orginally from Carlow in Ireland. He joined the RAF at around 1954 Simon mother was Elsi.  Any help would be welcome to find Simon. Please email me on scott_o_reilly@yahoo.ie

Kind Regards

Scott


Jock Waghorn

Does anyone remember Jock Waghorn from RAF Shawbury around 1947/8/9?   My husband, Gordon York was on National Service there and he would like to get in touch if Jock is still alive.


Margaret Joyce Rose

I am Robin Andrew and I am trying to trace Margaret Joyce Rose 64 who worked in teleprinters at Birmingham Airport with me across the passage in Tels about 1972, thanks


 Hi my name is Ian Parsons

My dad was with the 179 squadron - I just wonder if any of you are still alive - love to talk if you are

ring 01908377954


David Harry Dunn

I’m looking for anyone who remembers my father David Harry Dunn who did his national service at RAF Melksham during 1960'grateful for any information


John Arkley

Corporal Debbie Gonsalves of 10 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton 1977-79 would like to find Captain John Arkley of the same squadron, same station and same period.


Being thinking about him a lot recently and would like to know how he is.

John Rossi

Does anybody know of Aircraftman John Rossi who served with 225 Squadron at RAF Andover between 1959 onwards any info or photos would be very much appreciated email nigelbetteridge@ymail.com


Peter John Muggeridge searching for Tim Wilkinson

My father Peter served in the RAF from 1951 until 1965 as a navigator.  He emigrated with his family to Australia in 1970.  Would like to hear from old friends but has been trying to trace Tim Wilkinson for many years.  Please email mosaicsbysarah@bigpond.com if you have any information.  Thank you


Richard Heath

Looking for Richard Heath RAF Lossiemouth age about 60 Cameron is looking for you


Godfry Maurice Davies

I was working for Godfry Maurice Davies who apparently served in the Squadron 500 until 1944.

After the WWII he became the Export Division manager of Hector Powe, Clothing manufacturing in London.  I was his personal secretary from 1950 until 1952 when I have migrated to Australia in 1952.  I wish to contact him or his family.


RAF Halton...1969-71.

I am interested in tracing 2 Zambian Air Force trainees at RAF Halton...Kyumba & Kyukwa..... I am also interested in contacting one of the training staff on 1A Wing a Cpl Thomas or anyone who knew or knows of his whereabouts. Jonathon Brackenbury. ex RAF.


Ron [Jockey] Harrison

My name is Steve Cooper and I served at RAF Sundern 1956-1958 and am trying to trace Ron [jockey] Harrison he came from Coventry.


James Cullum Grant

I am Flt Lt J E Ayo RAF ret’d.  I am trying to trace Officer Cadet James Cullum Grant who was at Henlow OCTU, on Blue Sqn, 1978-1979.


John Connolly

I am trying to trace the family of a Mr John Connolly, born in 1913, who was a Wing Commander in the RAF. He lost contact with his family and lived in Notting Hill in the early 1970s, where he featured in a television documentary about people living in isolation. At this time he also wrote some poetry and I think worked as a clerk in a bank.

If anyone has any information on John or the whereabouts of his family please do get in touch.


 Archie Lamb & Ginger Sprent

My name is Jeremy Stride, I am on behalf of my Father looking for two gentlemen who served with him as pilots on No. 3 Squadron 1950'53, any information you may be able to give is greatly appreciated.
 
The first pilot is Archie Lamb, was a Sgt Pilot but his Father died leaving him with 22,000 pound and it was not good for a NCO to have more money than the officers so he was whisked away to Officer training returning to Wildenrath, we believe, in '53/'54.
 
The second guy is Ginger Sprent, no more info than that unfortunately.
 
My Father is very much alive in Tasmania, Australia and recounts regularly his exploits and time being in the Army of Occupation flying in Germany and the many stories that could not possibly happen in these modern times.


Harold Pearce

 I am looking to get in contact with RAF engine pilot Harold Pearce or family!  I found on the internet an interview with him in late 2000s with an ABC interviewer talking about his story about being shot down in Cologne in 1945 and keeping in contact with the german man who actually shot his plane down!  I found in a store in Wheaton, Illinois years ago a brown suitcase with a piece of paper attached to it that reads "This suitcase, a world war heirloom, was owned by RAF engine pilot Harold Pearce who got the DFC award for piloting and leading the Battle on Cologne.  The suit case is marked WO( warrant officer)Pearce and has L53/A on the bottom left corner.  In the center is marked A.J.  I would like to get this back to its original owner or family.  With the internet connections that we have these days, coupled with your help, I am hoping I can do that!

blessings to all that served

Shelley Crow


Jane Young Johnston

I am looking to connect with any surviving WAAF from Bletchley who may have known my mother.  She joined the WAAF in 1942 and was a Wireless Operator at Bletchely.  Her name was Jane Young (nee Johnston) Hunter.  She also went by the name of Jean or Jeanie.  She married my dad William James Hunter (Bill) – Pt. Canadian Army on June 5, 1945).   She came to Canada in March 1946 as a War Bride.

My mom’s barracks were bombed – I don’t know what year this was – sometime after November of 1942.  My mom passed away in 1987.  I was only 24 when she died.  I would love to know what she was like as a young woman.  I never took the opportunity as a young woman myself to ask her.  I am now 50 with two teenage daughters of my own and would really like to share my mother’s history with them – except I don’t know this part of her life. 

Any information you might be able to share with  me would be helpful.

Thank you.

Angel (Hunter) D’Andrea


Vivienne and Judith Nichol

I am trying to trace Vivienne and Judith Nichol, daughters of Ken Nichol who served with 542 or 541 Squadron, RAF Benson during the war.

I have photos of Ken taken at Regina Airfield, Saskatchewan, Canada when he was training on Harvards.

When I was a young boy, Ken gave me his wings and cap badge and would like to return them and the photos to his family.

Regards

John Milner

You can contact me on john_milner@talktalk.net or telephone 01664 569496


Richard Graham

I'm trying to trace a very old friend, Richard Graham, who worked in Admin at RAF Leuchars until end 1985 then posted to Admin section at RAF Uxbridge end of 1985 and left service about 1987.  He went to Portsmouth on leaving the service. I believe he got married to a nurse, but we lost contact as we fell out.  I was based at Leuchars then West Drayton. He would be about 46/47 years now. If anyone has any information please could you forward/pass on my email address. tomhumen@hotmail.com.


RAF Leeming 1952-54

I'm trying to trace former airmen who I served with at RAF Leeming from November 1952 to March 1954.

They are George Parsons (a cockney, from Hackney), Ron Dack from Stanmore in Middlesex, George Glen from Edinburgh, Wilf Fozzard from Cleckheaton,, Colin Jim Taylor from somewhere in Yorkshire, Dave Gibb from Birmingham (he had a pin-up in his locker of a highland cow) and David Russell from Liverpool.

I realise that they may have emigrated or flown off to the great graveyard in the sky.

Thanks

Ian M Mackay

37 The Paddock

Busby

Glasgow

G76 8SL

 0141 644 4647


45th Entry, RAF Cosford

I am looking for all ex 45th entry from RAF Cosford 62/63 with the possibility of arranging a reunion to celebrate our graduation next year July 2013 or there about.

We have a website for AWMs Photos and NAtts at http://www.45thentryawm.co.uk/index.asp and a face book page for all trades at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/243670582391677/

Please take a look at or website and face book pages and get in touch if you are interested.

Regards

Ray Stokes AWM 45th Entry


Pilot Officer Bateman

Trying to locate a P/O Bateman SHQ staff, RAF Uxbridge 1950.

John Richards.

2436663 AC1

RAF  Uxbridge 1949/51


Dick Kink/Officer Richard Fink

Does anyone have any information on Dick Kink/Officer Richard Fink who was stationed at Brize Norton RAF in 1953 & 1954?

Would you please she information on him, photos... He was living in Santa Barbara prior to leaving for Brize Norton, his birth year would of been about 1927.

He was a friend of a doctor who was also stationed at Brize Norton name Dr. Paul Metzgner who was from San Francisco. Dr. Paul would have been born in about 1919 or 1920 he was a bit older. Dr. Paul was dating a teacher Betty who was teaching at Brize Norton who was also from the USA living in Burford.

Please provide as much information as you can  and photos of any and all of the folks mentioned.

Thank you more than words.

Miss Susan


Wayne Calhoun

Hi all, I am trying to locate a Wayne Calhoun, he served in Mildon Hall in 1953 1954 he came from Jacksonville Florida, he would be about 81- 82, I think, any information please to this email  deeroger@hotmail.co.uk


Ron Bentley

Trying to find any information on my half brother Ron Bentley. He served at Coltishall as a senior technician in the sixties working on Lightnings. I presume that means he was part of 226 OCU.

If anyone remembers him, please contact me: grahambentley@att.net


Looking for Riley

I am looking for a helicopter pilot by the name of Riley who was stationed at Manston RAF in 1967. 

He had a brother Colin Riley and parents who had a bakery  who lived in the Weald area.

 If you can help or recognise any names  is please mail me at Jo.70@hotmail.co.uk

Jo Sargent


Archie (Jock) Cunningham

My brother Archie (Jock) Cunningham served with the RAF in Singapore 1950-1955, either at Changi or Seletar.  He was a keen footballer and played for the CS team.

 Anyone know (remember) him?

 Jim Cunningham

 01489-603258


 James Page

My father is looking for a , born in either 1949/1950 so he will be about 62. Used to live on Hilton drive and went to school in hazel grove, he has a sister called Rita. Please email me @ katiecuthbert@rocketmail.com.

My fathers name is Jeremey


Brian G. Cavill

Does anyone remember RAF Engineer, Brian G. Cavill from Bridgwater, Somerset? He served during 1953  – 1966 approx .  Only thing we know about his time in service is that he spent some time in Trinidad, and the Christmas Islands when the US were testing bombs off shore, so after UK Operation Grapple. Sorry to have to report that he died of cancer last Sunday, his funeral will take place on May 17th at Taunton Crematorium, 3pm.  

Thank you

His daughter Angela Cavill-Burch


Reginald (REG) TREWENACK   1940–1945   UK, Malta, India, Burma

Fighter pilot, mainly on SPITFIRES

Squadron No’s  155,  136  &  17

Anyone remembering my father Reg, now 89 and going strong here in Melbourne, who would like to contact him, please do email me to pass on to him sally.trewenack@gmail.com   He has a truly formidable memory including many fun stories and is house-bound as carer to my mother at present.  I often think he’d be a great one to consult if writing of above places, time, the planes etc.   Look forward to hearing, cheers, Sally    12/05/2012


Malcolm Atkinson

My name is Paul Le Ceve, I’m looking for an old friend of mine, we served in the RAF during the sixties, we are both from Finchley in North London, his name is Malcolm Atkinson, it would be nice to know if he is still around.


John Highstead

I would like to contact John Highstead who was a corporal in the RAF police stationed at Luqa Malta 1960 to 1962, or any member of his family.

ex corporal 5076547 Smyth W. R. racecontrol@tiscali.co.uk


Ruphal Singh

I am trying to get information on a young student, Ruphal Singh, who trained at Ansty, Coventry in 1949 - 1950

He met a young girl, Julie Wells, while there and they played tennis together on the airfields courts. He then went back to India and lost touch with Julie. 

I am wondering whether any of your colleagues have any information about this airfield and may have trained there. Possibly there are photographs of the crews during that time.
Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Thank you,
David J Hartshorn


91st Entry RAF Halton

I am seeking any information that might help to track down the following armourers of the 91st Entry RAF Halton:

Peter Ward - no middle name (last heard of in Plymouth area), Geoffrey Taylor - no middle name, Colin F Nye, Julian Peter Green (Pete Green),  Keith R Stewart (last heard of in Basildon)

I have exhausted all the usual sources (192.com, BT phone book etc) and any information, however, slight, could help to find them.

Mike Bryant


SAC Bailey R (Bob Bailey)

I am trying to contact SAC Bailey R (Bob Bailey) on behalf of my friend Linda Collier. His number was D4276429.

Her note is transcribed below.

“Please contact Linda Collier on 01923 466975. I would love to hear from you and see you.”

Bob was stationed at RAF Uxbridge, Heathrow radar in 1968. Also at Muharraq in 1970.

Kind regards

Hugh Follett (on behalf of Linda Collier)


Barry Thomson

My name is Brian Leonard ex RAF 5001 Sqd K4262549.  I am trying to trace my best man Barry Thomson.

I came home from El Adem to get married in 1961, and then returned to my base.

I think Barry joined the RAF about 1965/66 this was the time 5001 sqd was disbanded so we missed each other again.

I emigrated to Australia in 1970 and we live in Adelaide, South Australia.

My E Mail address is bleonard@cobweb.com.au

Hoping you can help.

All   The   Best

Brian   Leonard


John Webb

I’m trying to find out if John Webb who was at RAF Mildenhall in 1950 is still with us. He knew my mother, Margaret Halliday, who was also in the RAF, working in one of the Messes as a cook or similar. Sorry, that's all the detail I've got.   

Chris Bryant


Raymond J Waker

Trying to locate former comrade Raymond J Waker, 31 Squadron 31 RAF. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with regard to his location and contact information.

George R Munro


Dave Bawden

Looking for anyone who served with Dave Bawden at the HF DF station in the fields outside RAF Siggiewi Malta, around 1957 to 1959.

Alternatively, any one who may remember where the site actually was before it relocated to the Kirkop side of Mqabba.

Replies to myself, or direct to Dave at sheba@execulink.com


Peter Pinel

My brother Peter Pinel died very recently, aged 75.
He was in the RAF in the mid to late 1950s. He played for the RAF Football team and for the Combined Services X1. At one point he reported to me that – with the numbers of National Servicemen who were playing in the top clubs he was the only one in the team who was NOT playing for a top league side.
I am looking for anyone who remembers this time and recollects Peter.
I recall that he served in RAF Lyneham at one point among other bases, and flew out to Kano, Nigeria for a time. He was a very good athlete too I believe. He had a shock of blonde hair and was of average height. Like me he came from Jersey in the Channel Islands.
Ring any bells?
Thank you
Adrian Pinel 
please send any replies to adri.pinel@btinternet.com


Flt Lt Dick (F R O) Manning

Serves as a QFI at RAF Valley in the late 1970's and then seconded to Sultan of Oman's Air Force (SOAF) 6 Squadron Midway based at Thumrait. Last heard of in 1980 still serving with SOAF.

I'd love to know where he is now. Any info please contact me:

joy.hill@jelfgroup.com


Roger Moger

I’m the very proud eldest daughter of Sqn. Ldr. John Lutman, who recently died (8th Feb).  Many years ago, through the RAF, Dad and his wife Janet were friends with Roger and Madeleine Moger.  Roger and Madeleine split up, but Dad remained close and caring; he asked me to let them know when the time came.

I’m therefore looking for Roger Moger, who probably served with John Lutman late 50s/early 60s.  If anybody can help, I’d be really grateful – I’m trying very hard to honour my promise to Dad.

Thanks,

Nicki


Gladys Jones

I’m looking for my great grandmother Gladys Jones also known as Cissy, believe she may have worked in one of the NAAFIs or been in the forces.  She originally came from llay but her family moved to Hightown, born 1914. Any help appreciated


 VICTOR (VIC) TERRY

My Grandfather who lives in Gillingham Kent is turning 90,he served with the Typhoon Ground force squadron in Dorset,Sussex and Scotland from 1942 – 1946.

I am searching for anyone who knew VICTOR (VIC) TERRY who may have been in this Squadron or if anyone has more info on this Squadron.

Many Thanks

CHRIS WICKHAM (SOUTH AFRICA)


Anthony Tagliaferro

Does anyone know a Anthony Tagliaferro who coached and managed the united kingdom RAF football team?

Alex Farmer


Harold John Barham

Anyone please who knew my father Harold John Barham. He served  at Hendon, Boscombe Down 97 Sqn then to 166 Sqn. On to Felixstowe 1938, Hornchurch 65 sqdn, posted to Norway no 9 S.F. on the frozen lake.

Then posted to Halton then to Brize Norton 1943.  He was a flight engineer with wartime emergency commission.  Please contact me. I have lots of photos and would love to share them with other relatives or old comrades of his.

Please contact at hbarham@cogeco.ca

Many thanks

Harold Jnr


RAF COSFORD 1951-53

ARE THERE ANY 17TH ENTRY GUYS OUT THERE LIKE TO MAKE CONTACT RAF COSFORD 1951 /1953.

BOY ENTRANT ENGINE MECHANICS          

 MIKE BEVAN   mickenmo@bevan1935.plus.com


275 Squadron

My Grandfather, Alfred 'Alfie' Blackburne was in 275 in WW2 - based out of Valley, but often away with them elsewhere, including over D Day.  I have quite a few pics, including his little cottage outside the base where my father was born on D Day.  The cottage is still there amazingly - double glazed now though!    Alfie died in 1988, but we talked many times (when I was a boy) about his RAF career as he helped me construct airfix WW2 aircraft models and we watched the airshows together.  My Gran is still on the go at 92 and we shall hopefully have Alfie's records (finally) this week.  Is there anyone still alive from 275?  It would more great to talk to them about their experiences, if possible, and share the pics with them.  I have some of Alfie's recollections he passed on to me also - he was in the RAF from 35-45.   I see Sir Stuart has some good pics up here - would he know any 275 folk still around? 

V best 

Nick Blackburne  tel 07967 496727


SGT IVOR GRIFFITHS -

"Griff" was our Supplier Instructor at Admin Apprentice School, Bircham Newton & Hereford, 1961 - 1963.
We held our 50th Anniversary last year and we all wondered what became of him. It was thought that he played hockey for the RAF.
Any knowledge of him would be gratefully received.
David Tinley (44th Entry)

Please contact me on 07866 085834 or davidtinley@live.com


Robert Peake

A friend of mine, Colin Warrington, is looking for an ex colleague Robert Peake, who was an electrical engineer with the RAF and was in Singapore during the late 1950's.  Colin was at RAF Seletar from 1955 for two and a half years and that is how he met Robert (or Bob) Peake and they became good pals. Colin got married in Singapore and Bob was his best man. Colin was transferred to RAF Honington after the time in Singapore and he came out of the air force in 1959. He had kept touch with his pal for a while and then they lost touch.

Colin is now 74 and he would love to know how Bob had fared over the last 50 years as he recalls the good times they used to have. Colin is not on the computer so I offered  to help him find his pal.  

Many thanks

Georgina Dent


TED WILLIAMS

Hi, I’m TED WILLIAMS from Barnet Hertfordshire, and served in the RAF from 1952 to 1957, did my square bashing at West Kirby and then moved on to Weeton where we used to go dancing in the Tower Ballroom as well as the Winter Gardens, I was training as a Motor Mechanic, and eventually moved on to RAF Seleter in Singapore, where I became the RAF Malaya Boxing champion and Singapore ABA champ, I also represented Singapore at boxing in Australia. After my overseas tour I moved on to Weston Zoyland which I thought was Germany but turned out to be Somerset. Anyway I finished up at RAF Merryfield from where I was demobbed.

If anyone out there recognises me my contact is charles.williams15@btinternet.com

Ted Williams


RAF Sealand

I was trying to find a US serviceman who was stationed at RAF Sealand around 1953-1954. His name was John Thomas and he was from Florida and roughly about 18 years at the time.

If anyone has any information on him or what useful resources i can use to track him down. That would be great!

Contact details...rockchicklil77@googlemail.com


Tom ?

Seeking First Name Tom (purveyor) served with me in the Catering Sqn HQ 1960-1961. I do not remember his surname. Came to see us in Cyprus in the 1960's with a friend from El Adem. I think he lived in Nicosia for a time.

Many thanks 

Fred Checkley FFA FMAAT FFTA FIAB FCPA


Keith “Yorky” Harrison

Seeking information on Keith “Yorky” Harrison last seen RAF Lyneham 1953-55 billeted in the infamous  in Hut 36.

Any information on Yorky or any of the other lads who were in hut 36 would be very much appreciated. Yorky originated from Cayton Nr Scarborough Yorks

Jim Semple  4097176  Sec R.A.F. Transport Command Veterans Association


Phillip Hester
I am looking for Phillip Hester. Was at Prince Sultan Air Base in 1997

Tina Austin,


Alex (jock) Rutherford

I am Alex (jock) Rutherford 4030539, Compton Bassett 1948.

Served Changing, FEAF Signals Centre 1949-1952 as a W/op now 81 years of age and living in Australia.  Like to hear from any old mates.


Violet Rose Simmonds (nee Bloomfield )

My gran who will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Sunday very much enjoyed working as a Radar Operative in Birmingham during WWII, however her memory is failing her, I would love to try and get in touch with anyone other lady who was also part of the Radar Operative Team in Birmingham.  My gran is called, Violet Rose Simmonds (nee Bloomfield ) also known as Rose. My grandfather made my gran destroy lots of her memories in photographic form etc as his recollection of the war was not a good one I believe, so I have been unable to gather any further infor.

Kind regards and lots of thanks.

Kathy


Singapore Signals Centre

Wish to make contact with Singapore Signals Centre pals at Changi from February 1948 until September 1949.

In particular, Eric Harvison;   Clive Preece and "Chota" Jacques. Others include Jimmy Giles and Gordon Hillier.

Dave Alston


Robert John Webb

I am interested to find out any ex-service men of RAF Scampton, Lincoln who could have known my father Mr Robert John Webb I beleive his would have been around 17/18 years of age in 1944.  If you could help by knowing him, please let me know on my email address: judykins@hotmail.co.uk.

Kind Regards

J Atkins


RAF St Athan 35th Entry Armourers

Are there any ex Boy Entrants from RAF St Athan 35th Entry Armourers interested in keeping touch.

My name is John Murray, I was in Hut J10 between Oct ’58 and April ’60.

After passout I was posted to RAF Scampton, then Bruggen and finally back to Waddington in Oct ’64 where I remained until demob in July ’70.

At Waddington I was in the SSA.


Neville Lloyd Vidale

I am  trying to locate anyone who knew Neville Lloyd Vidale stationed in Cyprus around 1960 in the RAF. He was born in Trinidad West Indies in 1920.


Shiela Mcloud

Hi, I'm looking for Shiela Mcloud she was a NAAFI manageress.  I worked with her in 1980, she was very short with red hair and very fiesty this was in Edinburgh but she worked with the RAF as well . I would be very grateful of any help .Maureen Mcelhinney known as mo. motcheape@hotmail .co.uk


RAF Cosford 47th Entry

We are looking for all RAF Cosford 47th Entry AWM's with a view to holding a 50th Anniversary reunion in 2012. We have a group on Friends Reunited so please take a look, you may find your picture there.

We would love to hear from you.

Thanks

Terry


Howell Roberts

I served with 651 Sqn between 1958 & 1961,would like to make contact with others who were at the base during this period.


Tom and Dot Cooper

I’m seeking any help finding family of Tom and Dot Cooper and son Melvin of 35 Lambeth Walk, RAF Seletar dates 1961-72, believe they hailed from Manchester. Melvin would be around 60 now. I am ex Australian army, now retired in Brisbane.   Len Eaton  mobile 0400242077


Mrs M Clark

My name is Hugo Harris and I am in my 3rd year at Brighton University studying Fashion and Dress History.

I am currently conducting a case study with 7 other students on three paper dress patterns. Each paper was addressed to a Mrs M Clark two at RAF Butzweilerhof and one at RAF Henlow.

We would like to make a request/ search out for a MRS M CLARK based at RAF Butzweilerhof and RAF Henlow during the 1950's.

Any information and help we at Brighton university will be extremely grateful,


45th Entry Boy Entrants Ground Wireless.

I'm trying to trace the above for a 50th Anniversary Reunion of our enlistment in January 1962.

30 out of 109 have been traced to date.

Please contact suddesr<AT>aol.com


Thomas Harrison Appleby

My dad was a bomb aimer in World War 2 as part of 619 Squadron.

His name was Thomas Harrison Appleby.

Amazingly he survived the war but died in 1986.

Does anyone know anymore information about my dad, the squadron or the other crew members?

Kind regards

Lynda Osborne

lynda@limemarketing.co.uk


Penny Ruth Hallows

I am trying to find Penny Ruth Hallows who joined the WRAF in 1961 September at spit legate Lincolnshire UK

She was training to be a Draughtswoman...her home was Chichester Sussex UK. spelling of her last name could be Hollows!

Regards Paul Taylor

tazza24@bigpond.com


ERNIE ENTWHISTLE and TERRY RYAN (both Corporals based in Fontainebleau)

Does anybody know their whereabouts? 

Colin, Keith, Don, Arthur and Jim have all reunited and are keen to find Ernie and Terry. 

Ernie lived in Rochdale and Terry lived in Ipswich.

The Fontainebleau Veterans Association has been formed of which we are all members and our Reunion Dinner is the 8th October 2011.  It would be a fantastic reunion if we could trace both of our old mates.

Please contact Colin:  col.daze@ntlworld.com


LOST BRIDESMAID!!

I am trying to find CATHY ALLISON who served in RAF GROUND CONTROL in GIBRALTAR in 1970 – a special wedding anniversary/reunion is planned & we can’t find her!!

Robin Rous


Robert Hardwick

Anyone who has information on the career of Flight Lieutenant Robert Hardwick, who was a Lancaster pilot please contact Geoff Lenthall [geoff.888@hotmail.co.uk]


Sarah Ann McCaldon

I am trying to make contact with anybody who served with the above at 5(C)OTU in 1945. Sarah Ann McCaldon was my mother-in-law, but she and her husband are now deceased/My mother-in-law was discharged from the WRAF in February 1945 on compassionate grounds. I have her service record, obtained from RAF Innsworth. but as haven’t been able to trace anybody who may have served with her, I wonder if you would be able to help me, or point me in the right direction.

Bruce Cooper.


Cpl Ron Duery

Looking for Cpl Ron Duery cpl Mt Kasfereet He was my Best man at my marriage  At  Alexandria.

Donaldhaley@optusnet.com.au


Tom and Dot Cooper

Can anyone help me find relatives of Tom and Dot Cooper and son Melvin from 35 Lambeth Walk, RAF Seletar, Singapore. We were good friends but lost contact some years after they returned to UK. Melvin would now be about 60 years old, and I believe they hailed from Yorkshire. am now retired Australia mob phone 061 0400242077   Len Eaton


Roger Peters

Does anyone know whereabouts of Roger Peters - 47th Entry St Athans - Electrician?


William James Kenton

I would like to hear from someone who knew William James Kenton - No. 5 Sqn, 1935 North-West Frontier India or any information concerning Mr. Kenton. Please write to smfhs@gmx.de.
Thank you.


Henry (Harry) Neville Atkinson

Flying Officer RAF

RAF Volunteer Reserve Squadron 500

Killed in Action 15/11/1942 Malta

Wife Anne of York also killed in England during German air attack in 1944

If anyone knew Harry or Anne please contact me with any information you may have.

Thank You

Judy McKenna

jm520@cox.net


John Sherrott

John Sherrott served with 35 Squadron Washington conversions 1951-52? recently turned 80. Living in Australia for the past 44 years. If anybody remembers him or served in 35 I’d love to hear from you. Dad keeps busier than ever today, proudly wears his bomber command jacket to commemorative services and  keeps a nice model of the plane on display. email me mailto:lensherrott@hotmail.com or dad jjsherrott@bigpond.com


Cpl Dennis Percival

Derek Taylor is looking for Corporal Dennis Percival at RAF Stanbridge in 1954   Are you out there Dennis?

Get me at d.taylor8897@ntlworld.com


Looking for my father

I’m looking for my father, worked at RAF base? Carlisle airport during 1979. met Adurey 18, please will you contact me, I know nothing about you, not even your name, I’m 31 years old and just want to know who you are. I have a son of my own. Please if anyone worked these or knows anything. Even if it’s a name of someone else that worked there, anything to get me started, even if your not sure, Please contact me. Thank you.  js.banks@btinternet.com


Pete Reynolds

Looking for Pete Reynolds who was the captain of a Victor at Cottesmore, a Victor Mk 1 on 10 Squadron.  I, as a humble Cpl Engine Fitter was his next door (caravan) neighbour.  Pete was Welsh and was married to a very charming Joan.  Would love to get in touch.

  Sincerely,   Bryan Beames.


Tony Smith

Trying to find one Mr Tony Smith was in the RAF on National Service between 1952-1954.Was living in Suffolk at that time, then told he was in or near Heathrow Airport if any one no's anything please get in touch with me at pjctrigger@gmail.com


Walter Hugh Wasey

Walter Hugh Wasey was awarded the DFC in 1945 while flying operations for No 226 Squadron.  I am looking for memories of him and the people he was with at the time.

 Warwick Wasey


Douge Withers

Douge Withers at Chigwell in 1954 from Keith Shore Liverpool would like to hear from you email  keithandmargaret19@talktalk.net


Shirley Barrett.

I am looking for anyone who was based at RAF Valley around 1958-1962 and knew Shirley Barrett.  I can be contacted at comicbaron@aol.com


ACW called ‘Woody’

This is a very long shot. Does anyone recall an ACW called ‘Woody’ who was at RAF Compton Bassett in May 1951.  I would like to hear from anyone who knew her or has information about her. As I say, a long shot without a surname. Thanks from ‘Ben’ Bennett. Soap1922@yahoo.co.uk


Alan Batty

I am trying to find a friend of my father's who he served with when he did his national service.

My father's name is Alan Batty and he was at RAF Bicester then RAF Lichfield with 2MT company/MT squadron between 1952 & 1954.

He would love to hear from anyone who served with him at that time especially Denzil Carter who was originally from South Molton, Devon but later moved to Canada and then America.

Any information gratefully recieved

Many thanks

Helen Berks

please e-mail: pb7167@sky.com


ROBBIE PHILPOTT

ROBBIE PHILPOTT served RAF Laarbruch Germany 62 - 63 ish.. Married to Anne he was an electrician..  Gerry Stone would like to get in touch, married to Denise.

contact susanmoss08@btinternet.com  I am his daughter in law many thanks


Leslie Edward Timms

I would be grateful for your help in finding  LAC Leslie Edward Timms.   He joined the RAF as an armourer in November 1942 and subsequently served in North Africa.   I had worked with him previously in London.   I lost touch with him after the war.   Many thanks

JOHN COPPING   copcot@xtra.co.nz


Sid Hutchings

Could anyone help me to find a good friend Sid Hutchings SAR 22 Sqn, RAF Valley about 1983 I believe he left valley and went to Germany, my name is Ken Tatlock I ran the club which catered for all your Christmas functions, [great times]. Thanks


JOSEPH HAUGHTON

Looking for.... JOSEPH HAUGHTON.... worked in NAFFI as Accountant, WW2 in the Middle East.  May have lived in Liverpool.

Any one with any information please get in touch
Thank you.


Vince Clark

My name is Vince Clark aka Blondie, Lofty I was an  SAC instrument mech posted to 247 sqdn RAF Odiham July '54 to Nov '55.I would like to hear from anyone who served with 247 during this time.


HARRY(ANDY) ANDERSON

A stab in the dark, but I’m trying find information on a Royal Canadian airman billeted in Bournemouth ww2 1944-45 at the Royal Bath Hotel, his name is/was: -

HARRY(ANDY) ANDERSON, aged then about 22. I was his lady friend for a time, and he taught me how to jitter-bug!!  He came from TORONTO, and I believe he was an officer. Anyone with any information please contact JUNE INSKIP. then BEALE.

Many thanks. sent on a friends w.mail reply to dotdonworth@yahoo.com


Chuck  Parker  ... 54 - 56

West Kirby               Square bashing  54

Compton Bassett    Radio Training school. 54

Aldergrove.              54/55

Falmouth                  55/56

Any one remember my Dad .. Chuck.  He was stationed at Aldergrove .. Northern Ireland as a wireless operator (he always said he was the worst that the RAF ever produced) .. Sang with a vocal group there 'The Harmonics' .. Did local camp shows and appeared on local radio.

From here they sent him to Falmouth on Air-Sea-Rescue. He reckoned this was their way of getting rid of him.  ..  He's a bit of a character .... Doesn't take life too seriously ... always' ready for a laugh. ..

I am sure he would like to hear from some of his old mates if any are still around..

Thanks

mervparker@aol.co.uk


Robby Robertson

I'm looking for RAF pilot Officer Robby (not Robbie) Robertson, who trained at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass, Texas, USA, in 1943.
Kevin


Mark and David Hesketh

Just by chance - is Mark and David Hesketh on Facebook? Mark and David attended Bishopmill Primary School, Elgin - Swam for the local Elgin Swimming Club and played water polo for the Strathspey & Syncro water polo club..if your about check out my site and clock in.. Robbie Russell - http://www.facebook.com/robbie.russell2

Thanking you in advance for any responses you make.


Eric Coleman

Anyone remember me?  Eric Coleman, member of No 123 sqn, electrician in MEF & INDIA 1943-44.  My telephone number is 01889562960 it would be great to have a call if any bods are still in the land of the living.


Marion Thomas

RAF ST ATHAN 1947/48 did anyone know Marion Thomas - WAAF.   Could you get in touch please.


Don Gould

Don Gould RAF Engineer Died Sun 28 /11/2010 . He served in RAF from 18 yrs. old to 23 in Gosport Nottingham. His wife is Cathleen Gould , Killucan Road, Kinnegad , Westmeath, Ireland.   He was age  77 (I think). He was most proud of the Royal Air Force

May you find it in your hearts to contact his wife

Best wishes

Rory Toner 001 353 87 4115300

Rory Toner

41 Riverside Lawns, Kinnegad

Westmeath , Ireland


682 Squadron

Is there anyone still around who was in this squadron in 1944 and remembers Walter Silva-white, one of the Spitfire pilots who died in Italy in April 1944 aged 20?

Alfred Milliken

smilliken@pbpconsultants.com


520 Squadron

I am trying to find if there is anyone from the 520 squadron that was stationed in Gibraltar.  A very good friend of mine was in that unit and would love to know if there are any other survivors…..his name was Hutton Griffith and he was born in Guyana and joined the RCAF through the West Indies.  You may contact me at mikey5060@gmail.com    Thank you.


RAF Laarbruch

John Roberts (nick name Cheshire) would like to hear from any of the sqn.


Fg Off F R D Tyler

Anyone  any  information  about   BAFO  5988/46  Lubeck  my father  was  there  in May  1946.  He  was  a  Flying  Officer  at  the  time.  Regards  Alan H. Tyler


No 3619 Fighter Control Unit

This photo above was taken between 1951 and 1953 and was sent in by Ken Blower, if you recognise yourself and want to get in touch with Ken send an e-mail using the link above.


South Cerney 1952-55

 More in hope than anything, are there any of the guys left who served in ground crew during the above dates, Not in any form of order - Chick Hayes, Roy Levitton, Les Middleton, Titch - Junior Bowen, Bob Colt, Roy Standerton, Bob Queripel, so many names. We all shared the same billet during the above dates, my nickname was Sam, why I do not know, true name Bruce but when playing football somehow I got the name of Nat! Ex SAC who worked on the Provost trials and was a participant in setting light to the middle of newspapers of guys trying to read them when sitting in the crew room whilst the kites were up. All good clean fun. Can only remember the name of one of the officers who was a flying instructor - Flying Officer Skirka, I think he was Polish. All I know is that when Titch Bowen left a bottle of Godards Plastic cleaner in the cockpit I signed the aircraft off and F/O Skirka was hit on the head with it when he made a steep bank. Result, Buss go and get a chute. You are flying with me, final result - I threw up 2 days meals after he completed his aerobatics. Then I had to clean up the aircraft afterwards. Titch, I have still not forgiven you!

Have lived in S.Africa since late 1969 and it would be marvellous to know if any of you reprobates are still surviving and even better if I could hear from you.

Bruce (Sam, Nat) Buss   


BILLY WELCH

who served in the USAF at possibly Alconbury or Bushy Park England in the late 1950's and was a senior airman.  We know he had family connections in the Shreveport, Louisianna area.

Any information would be gratefully received on 01726 61015 (England) 07973123392 or allisonmutton@hotmail.co.uk

Many thanks

Ken Arden


Alexander Gatrell 'Gat'

My dad Alexander Gatrell 'Gat' was a Sergeant in 265 squadron and I am trying to track down members of his squadron and crew and the location of any relevant records. This may seem a wide remit but he is now 87 and has Parkinson's. I think his plane was named 'Fred'. After the squadron was disbanded, he joined the King's Flight and flew the British prosecutors to the Nuremburg trials, seeing both Himmler and Goering.

His training courses were -

B Flight No. 1 Squadron No. 8 ITW Newquay

No. 9 EFTS Ansty, Coventry

No. 23 Course at 24 Air School, Nigel, South Africa

No. 60 B NR (navigational) Course, George, South Africa

Caroline Gatrell


'Ginger' Woodward

Do you have any information about 'Ginger' Woodward, Kalafrana approx. 1960-61. I am enquiring on behalf of a friend who was in the mess at Kalafrana at about that time. David W Tattersall, Murrumbateman, NSW


Dennis Valtasaris

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Dennis Valtasaris (the spelling may not be accurate but it phonetically correct).

I would really like to catch up with him if possible.

Regards,

Nevil Speechley.

T: 01954 202279

M: 07787 563263


Flt Lt Jack Baker

I would like to find out if there is anyone out there who possibly knew or worked with my grandfather – Flt Lt Jack Baker in the RAF (born 1920, died 1995) from Guildford way; he was a fighter pilot during the war in Hurricanes, then he did a mixture of test pilot work and instructing.

I am keen to specifically find out about his time at Boscombe Down, he was there around 1953-1958 and did radar and Compass work I think? If so can you email me @ Simon.harries<AT>cancer.org.uk or phone me on 07855042659.

Thanks

Simon Harries


Arthur Wilkinson 

I'm trying to trace anyone who knew my wife's father Arthur Wilkinson who was an apprentice flight Mechanic at RAF Locking Camp Entry 104, 2 Wing, Hut 1322 A Squadron.  Arthur would have been 36 in 1941 and sadly died some years ago.  We have uncovered his Apprentices note book from Locking Camp and would love to know more.

Regards

Barry and Michelle


 Vincent Baldwin

I am looking for info can any body help me. Does any body remember my late father Vincent Baldwin nickname Bronco - Vic. Or his late twin brother Fred nicknamed Tino, both were in the air sea rescue around 1940-1946. If so I would love to here from you. Many thanks Mick Baldwin  Vincents son.


RAF Barnham

Hello out there are anyone who was at R.A.F. station Barnham near Thetford Norfolk in 1943 + and knew Allan Coller (a 4x2 !)     

Especially Bob Emery, Joe Fraser or Even sergeant Maddox !!!  Please contact me

Wishing all fellow ex RAF and serving ones all the best of the coming Xmas and New Year


Tom Cooper

I was quartered at RAF Seletar 61-62 , was with Oz army working radio shack at ck2.  I am trying to contact ex RAF mate  Tom Cooper, wife Dot, son Melvin, from that era. Anyone who knew them in UK may be able to help.   Len Eaton    leaton@ecn.net.au    Brisbane,  Australia


Colin Ambrose

Looking for Colin Ambrose. St. Paul's School. Lived in Barnes. Parents had two grocers shops in Kensington in the 1950's early 1960's


Mr Bertram Gostelow 1916-2000 (RAF)

Did anyone serve with my father in North Africa 1942-1946.

rita.stockley@ntlworld.com

Thank you


William Thompson/Thomson

I am looking to try and urgently find information/contact William Thompson/Thomson, born circa 1952, of Scottish decent and joining the navy/air force to be posted RAF Honington at the Barnham Camp Suffolk, England in 1973.  Information greatly received.

Many thanks for your help

Charlie Deakin


Gordon Macdonald

I am trying to find out if any members of my fathers regiment are still around in the UK.  His name is Gordon Macdonald and served in the RAF Regiment 181 then 3 Squadron in Oldenburg, any info appreciated


James Henry Baldwin

I would like to find any family or friends of James Henry Baldwin he was in the R.A.F. between 1949 and 1953. Stationed RAF Sennen and Egypt I don't know where else. He was an LAC and was a driver. I am trying to find out information about him for our family tree. He died in 1964. He came from Enfield Middlesex but settled in Falmouth Cornwall.


Maurice Bright

Hi anybody know of a Maurice Bright who served during the Malayan Emergency in the early 1950s? Am planning an reunion for him If possible? He was in jungle patrol then went on to become Vice with the Police in Singapore. Lived in Blk 151 under Changi Murals 'Last Supper'.

Doris


Derek J W Headon

I was 3011053 Derek J W Headon (Lank) served from  2nd  June 1943 at Padgate - to Blackpool (W/OP) Course - to Compton Bassett (3RS) passed out Jan 1944 and Posted to RAF Lyneham, served as W/OP HF/DF during the run up to D Day.  Played in Goal for Signals Section in the Lyneham 6 a side cup, which we won. Collected a medal from the CO ,  Group Captain Pickhard. Then to 7RS South Kensington for a W/OP MSR Course. Billeted underground in the Science Museum when a V2 took down a row of  buildings  on the other side of the road. Moved to Compton Bassett to finish course. Posted to RAF Leighton Buzzard for work on the circuit, brief visits to Birdlip and Great Whitcombe and back to RAF Bletchley then to RAF Putteridgebury and back to Bletchley as i/c under Flt/Lt Harry Pope of the Release Section for 90(Signals)Group until finally releasing myself on 19th June 1947 via 101 Personnel Dispersal unit at RAF Kirkham.  I should be delighted to hear from anyone that recognises me, especially Harry Pope - G. Murrey Smith who lived at Montrose in Scotland  who worked with me at the Release Section at Bletchley in 1945  and   -  Les' Cooper who lived at Woodford,  or Woodford Green, London.  and was on the W/OP MSR - with me at Compton Bassett in 1944.  The CO at RAF Bletchley in 1945 was Group Captain Passmore and the Admin Officer was Wing Commander Forrest.

Many Thanks - D.J.W. Headon   


RAF CHANGI, SINGAPORE 1958 - 1961

Does anyone know of reunions for RAF/FEAF personnel serving at RAF CHANGI, SINGAPORE 1958 - 1961 who may have during their 'spare time' were voluntary members of the Changi Broadcasting Unit.

peter.bailey42@btinternet.com


 Eric Lainchbury DFC

I am assisting Eric Lainchbury D.F.C. who is 89 and in hospital, to see if any of his chums are still around from 431 Royal Canadian Air Force. He is British and has given me several names of the men who he flew with.

Frankie Guillan (whom he thinks has died), Stanley Morris (who lived in Ontario), Johnny Geddes, Jerry Wilson (who married a De Beer), George Marris (who changed his name)

I apologise for any names spelt incorrectly as well as any incorrect information as I am merely repeating what Eric has told me.

He would be very interested in any info.

Many Thanks,

Leda M Dunn


Derek Francis

Does anybody know the whereabouts of Derek Francis who was a member of Direct Entry 87 Air Signallers course at Royal Air Force Swanton Morley in 1953?


Ross Kelly

I was in the USAF stationed in Germany between 1978 and 1981 with Ross Kelly, his wife was named Yvonne, can anyone help me locate him?

Jerry Tovar

Technical Instructor

Fujitsu Network Communications

Work 972-479-2039

Cell 214-470-5433


Advance Landing Ground Unit

As a member of the Advance Landing Ground Unit that I believe joined force with a detachment of No 3209 Servicing Commandos in India before going first to Meitila, Burma I wonder if you have more information. I still have photographs taken in Saigon and the radio station near the airport. Doubt if many of us are still around

Thanks & Good wishes

Norman Furse


REMEMBERING A RAF (POLISH) AIRCREW

ARSA, the French Association Rhodanienne pour le Souvenir Aerien, very active in the Rhône Valley area, will this time be dedicating a memorial in the village of Chonas l’Amballan (Isère - France) on Saturday, 5 June  2010 at 10:30. It’s 20 miles (32 Kms) south of Lyon RN 7.

The ceremony is to honour the memory of four 301 Squadron airmen who lost their lives on the evening of 27 July 1945. Their twin–engined Vickers Warwick CIII HG 226 crashed into the mountains when returning to North Weald from Athens, Greece. Possible cause: heavy local storm.

We are actively searching for family members and friends to attend the ceremony. Or aircrews from other Polish squadrons with whom these men are known to have flown. They were:

Pilot:      F/Lt Alojzy Ratajczak (Member Guinea Pig Club)

F/Eng :   Sgt  Eugeniusz Kocon

Nav :           F/Sgt Antoni Jan Mikolajczak (A De Havilland Mosquito MkVI combat veteran)

W/Op :   W/O Franciszek Bak

The graves of these young men are side-by-side in the British Military Cemetery near Marseille.

Although 65 years have gone by- and time isn’t on our side- we’ve had the good luck to be in contact with the navigator’s nephew in Warsaw.

So if any readers can come up with whatever information please write to me : Also if you are in the Lyon area on the day, a warm village welcome awaits you.

Brian J. MILLAR,

email : brianmillar<at>wanadoo.fr

Paul Mathevet - © Association Rhodanienne pour le Souvenir aérien  ARSA


Peter Blewitt

A friend of mine Bob Singh currently living in Sydney Australia is trying to locate a Peter Blewitt who in 1968 was a Flight Lieutenant serving in Singapore attached to headquarters land forces, he later returned to Singapore as a Buccaneer pilot. We would be very grateful for any information you could provide.

Kind Regards

John Akerman 


Ivan Brown

I was in the 13th (engines) Cosford how can I get info on this. After Cosford I went to Malaya 54/58

Ivan 1924280

ivanb@slingshot.co.nz  I now live in New Zealand


Corporal Ronald Crane

Does anyone remember my father Corporal Ronald Crane who was a PTI and boxer. He was Bengal champion and won numerous cups whilst serving with RAF regiment in India during WWII. He was stationed in Secunderabad and Calcutta. We would love to hear form you.

Looking to locate and make contact with the following that served with me and were in my entry for apprenticeship at Halton.

Kevin Doyle; Mick Boag; "Tex" Haughton; Alan Philpot; Kevn Arthur; Michael Noonan and Steve Hornby.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards

Ray Butchart (ex Sgt)


37 Squadron, Malta

I was doing my National Service in 1953 to 1955 (approximately) with 37 Squadron in Malta after training.  I would be interested in hearing from any other ground crew in that Squadron at that time.

Roy Lynch – Tel: 0208 4642040 – email eleanor.lynch<AT>ntlworld.com


Flt Sgt John MacAskill

Does anyone know of my late father F/Sgt John MacAskill?  He trained in Oudtshoorn South Africa, from 31 Aug 1942- 2nd Jan 1943.  He was then with 13 O.T.U Bicester before his first  tour of duty with 98 Squadron 3rd May 1944.

The Aircraft he flew were :-   Anson, Oxford, Blenheim(1V), Boston (IIIA), Mitchell (IID)

It would be lovely if there's anyone still living that flew with him, especially Sgt.Nicholson who he seemed to spend most of his tour of duty. 

Many thanks,

Fiona MacAskill

Photo of John MacAskill


John 'Tom' W.H. Lawton

Looking for John 'Tom' W.H. Lawton who was the Engine Trade Manager on 139 (J) Squadron at Wittering in the 60's. 'Tom' was later commissioned and was at TSAF Luqa.  Also Pete Pettit Cpl/Tech Engine Fitter.

Thank You

Tony Regan


Keith W Jarvis

I should like to find an old school friend Keith W Jarvis who retired as a Wing Commander and then acted as a flying instructor in the Reserve.

He was at Dover Grammar from 1953-60 and then at Cranwell.

Peter Piddock


Sean Bernard Hobbs

I wonder if you would be able to help me find an old school friend who was at Locking?
His name is Sean Bernard Hobbs, DOB 29/6/66, and he was at Locking in DAD73-8221. He did 6 weeks basic training at Swinderby in 1984, moving on to Locking until June 1985. He was with another old school friend called Karl Edmond - who I have managed to trace, and both of us would like to try and find Sean.
Many thanks

Judy Rose


2941 Sqn, R.A.F. Regiment

We were formed up at Barackpore Race Course in India before going to Secunderabad I don't think there are many of the Squadron left as I am 86

I only know of 3 so if there are any more would love to hear from you'

jack.jewitt1<AT>virgin.net


47th Entry - Boy Entrants

I was in the 47th boy entrants entry at RAF (Credenhill) Hereford 1962=1964 Supply and am interested in finding any others from the same entry. Anthony R Duckmanton.


 3500 FCU

I was a member of 3500 FCU at Cliftonville, Margate, Kent.

I am trying to contact other former members who knew Harry Howe and Gerald Bailey.

Doris Howe (née Bailey)


Weston Zoyland

Gary Murray Calling anyone who served in the RAF at the above station is the fifties. Give me a call on 07501 296 465 or email on murray@dial.pipex.com


Harry O'Donnell

I'm trying to track down a Harry O'Donnell who was a trainee Aer Lingus pilot during 1956 at Croydon airport.

Does or anyone know of him or his whereabouts.

Thank you

James


RAF Chigwell 1955-1958

Hi I was at RAF Chigwell in the Equipment Section 1955-1958 and would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. I was known as Eddie Calvert but real name William. Contact me on Joy.calvert3<AT>btinternet.com


Rose Bishop

Hi I'm posting this for my grandma Joan Woollen was Leigh at the time she is interested to hear from a Rose Bishop she was in NAAFI Wiltshire Compton Bassett around 1950 rose bishop  was unable to read or write but has a fantastic singing voice this is the only thing that my grandma remembers and they were great friends hope you can help thanks JENNYKELLY1983<AT>YAHOO.CO.UK


Bill Brooksbank

Did/does anyone know of a Bill Brooksbank from the UK.  During World War II he trained in Halbrite, SK, Canada.  He became good friends of the Dawson family.  He corresponded for sometime saying that he was in the Search and Rescue as well as an orderly at East Grunstead “Guinea Pigs Club” in England.

We do have some past photos of Bill.  Did he marry, have children etc.? 

 Please reply and share your information to Marlene at eaglet@sasktel.net.ca.


652 AOP Squadron.

My name is Malcolm Kirk.  I was an SAC at Detmold, West Germany  1953 til 1955.

Looking for anyone who was there at that time.

My Email.;  joymal@ozemail.com.au


RAF Stanbridge

Looking for any ex RAF/WRAF who were telephonist at RAF Stanbridge between 1955/57 in view of org a reunion


Jim Handley

Looking for (Cpl) Jim Handley, Seletar 1966-68 - just to say "hi and how are ya?"

Sue (nee Levy) hjballet@aol.com


Russ Austen- Medlen

Anyone left out there of Medics of the 1052/55 at Cosford Hosp. Brighton, 3701 Unit  Wroughton Hosp  RAF Wahn SSQ Group 83 Med Stats. Like to hear from all . Russ Austen- Medlen 


Leon Carberry

I served from Jan '61 to 1972. 'Square Bashing' Bridgnorth, trade training Compton Basset, Stationed Stormont House Belfast and Aldergrove,  Henlow, 224 Group Seletar, Kuching, Tawau, Cranwell, Barkston Heath, HQ No 1 Group Bawtry, Finningley and finally Boulmer. I now live in Perth, Western Australia and would love to hear from anyone.


Arthur Croker

My name is Arthur Croker. I was at Compton Bassett 1959/60 before being posted to Eastleigh Nairobi for the rest of my national Service. If anyone was there with me please contact


John  Dubois

Looking for John Dubois born August 13. 1939. He was serving in 1961 and 1962 in Geilenkirchen Germany with No 3 or No 11 Sqn.

Kind regards

Ed Steur

post@skobutikklapierre.no


Family Scicluna

I am looking for some people who served in Malta around 1973 with No 203 Squadron. If there are any friends who we know can get in contact please.


Whitley V, T4159

Can anyone put me in touch with any of the relatives of the crew of:

 Whitley V, T4159 GE-J of No 58 Sqn from Linton-on-Ouse on a raid to Mannheim.

The aircraft is believed to have come down in the sea off Torbay, but why is not known.

The full crew was: -

Sgt S V Smith

Sgt K L Watson

Sgt A Gowing-Scopes

**Sgt J Rowlands

Sgt J W Chamberlain

** My Uncle Wireless Air Gunner  - Volunteer Reserve, originally from Redcar Yorks

Thanks

David Rowlands


MAD MARY

This was the nick name of Compton Bassett legend, Flt. Sgt. Burns, who served there from around 1954 until the station closed in 1964. She was in charge of the Airman's Mess and produced the best meals by imposing a high standard of discipline on the thousands of trainees who passed through No. 3 Radio School.

My question is, what happened to her?  A similar question posted on Service Pals about four years ago resulted in just one suggestion which stated she was last heard of in Hereford. However, it wasn't clear if she was posted to the RAF station or had retired to that location.

Mike Wells.

NSA from 1957 to 1959


Paddy Taylor

I am looking for Paddy Taylor served RAF Akrotiri Cyprus 1960 /1962 he and myself and WO Simms started a diving club at Akrotiri, if anyone can give me any leads I will be most grateful.  I have a reunion on 12th September and would like Paddy to be there after more than 45 years so thanks to anyone who has any information. My No uk 01489600054 any time

Many thanks to all kindest regards TONY PEPPERELL


FLIGHT SERGEANT WALTER JAMES GILL

HI HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP, I AM LOOKING FOR EX FLIGHT SERGEANT WALTER JAMES GILL RAF 1935-46 SERVICE NUMBER 521820.  IF ANYONE HAS INFO PLEASE CONTACT OR ANY PHOTOS

THANKS A LOT GARY


RAF HENLOW OCTU

I WAS AT RAF HENLOW OCTU  GREEN SQN THAT GRADUATED ON 22 MAY 1970. I WAS FROM THE KENYA AIR FORCE. I  RETIRED FROM THE KAF IN 1983. I ALSO ATTENDED A COURSE AT RAF UPWOOD THE SAME YEAR UP TO AUG 1970. I DID ATTEND ANOTHER COURSE AT RAF WYTON 1977. ANY OF MY COURSE MATES STILL AROUND?


14 Flight AAC

I was with 14 Flight AAC at Seremban the capital of the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan during 1957/58 (Austers Mk 9) as a national serviceman J/T (electrical) trained on the last of the direct entry J/T courses at RAF Melksham and would welcome contact with anyone who was there. We were the last RAF personnel to support the AAC in this theatre and were replaced by REME personnel trained at Middle Wallop. I returned to the UK at RAF Thorny Island with 2 ANS (Varsitys and Meteors) and remained in the service at Thorney until 1965 with the change to 242 OCU in 1962 (Bevs).

James Sancroft


South Creagh – 610 Sqn

My Father, South Creagh (ex 610) is having his 90th Birthday celebration next January 23rd at North Tamborine Queensland 4272 Australia. Any pilots he flew with or knew him or J Johnson and wish to attend these celebrations planned for next January, can they please let us know, so we can cater. Also we can help with accommodation (address and emails of Hotels etc) if required.

Planning a big day!

Please forward to all interested parties.

I tried putting a notice on the 610 assoc web site but code entry does not let me list this notice!

Contacts are

(61) 7 55453970

andels@iinet.net.au

Regards

Andy Creagh


RAF UPWOOD

I am looking for anyone who served their National Service during 1957-1959,with attachment to Air Traffic Control,

Here's hoping. Brian Richards   Newport, South Wales.


The Count

I am looking for any who may know about Polish Air Force Training School at Perton, The Wergs, Wolverhampton from 1938-43 and a pilot officer known as 'The Count' whose name was Antoni, friend of Doreen, many thanks, C Donald


Albert Jones

I'm looking for anyone who knew my grandfather - he was a navigator in raf squadron 142 during WWII, trained in Canada and flew with a pilot named Albert Jones. He sadly has cancer and doesn't have much time so any information would be greatly comforting for him and to the family.
 
Many thanks in advance,
 
Sarah Meakin


Geoff Simpson

I am writing on behalf of my father, Geoff Simpson, originally from Lancaster, who served at Follyroch Radar Station near Havafordwest in 1942. He also served later in India.

I recently took him back to Roch and we were able to see the remains of the Unit quite clearly. He would be keen to hear from anyone who may remember him.

Regards

David Simpson


Cpl John Marshall

I came across your RAF website recently and noted you might be able to help finding ex RAF friends. I lost touch with a very good friend of mine, Cpl John Marshall -RAF Police.

We were at RAF Laarbruch (1970-1972 ?),Germany, together and I would very much like to re-connect with him. He is Scottish, married with 2 daughters.
Served in Cyprus and I think his last station was RAF Lyneham.

Many thanks for any help


125 /176 Squadrons

Seeking contact from 125 or 176 Squadron members  on behalf of my father Sgt. Marc E. (Lucky) Lefebvre (RCAF). Marc and Molly recently celebrated 62nd. anniversary.

Robert Lefebvre  r.a.lefebvre@sympatico.ca


RAF in Rhodesia

My name is Richard (Dick) Lever. I was a flying instructor at RAF Heany, Bulawayo 1943/45, and did all my training at Mt Hampden/Heany/Norton. I also played saxophone/clarinet in various bands. Completed RAF service instructing at Wheaton Aston/ Watchfield/Kirton Lindsay before demob 1946. Any old friends please contact at Induna45<AT>bigpond.com


RAF Salalah

I guess my thoughts of my short service life were re-kindled when looking at a cruising holiday & came across a possible visit to Salalah.  - When I was  stationed at R.A.F Salalah 1959/60 as a Wop. (I'll never forget Morse Code) & had  a great 12 months there as a National serviceman but looking at the now "city" of Salalah it bears no resemblance at all to the barren place it used to be - I am amazed.

As normal - have lost any contact with a great bunch of lads I had the pleasure to meet there.

Thomo. Taafe. Dunc Whalley. Woody. Ollie etc (George the Camel !!!) - there were only about 50 of us in total.

If anyone reads this that just might remember me please put me in contact if they recognise these names.


Looking for Frank MacClean

I believed Frank served in Borneo/Sabah in 1968

Grant Dixon 0121 428 4666


148 Sqn

Good morning I am trying to locate members of 148 Sqn stationed in Malta during ww2.

Geoff Penman


194 Sqn RAF Regiment

I would like to hear from anybody who served their National Service in the 194 Squadron RAF Regiment during 1955 - 1957. contact me at leo.heath70@yahoo.com 

Regards Leo Heath


Mervin Hopkins

I am looking for a Mervin Hopkins he was in the 616 Squadron from approx 1942 to 1950.

Regards

Peter


RAF/Royal Signals

I and two of my Royal Signals colleagues were serving in Munster in the October of 1953, when we were selected for a special job. We were separated from other members of the Regiment and after three months’ training, were sent, for further training, to two RAF units, the first at Buckeburg and the second at Puttgaden, both in Northern Germany. During these three months (from January to March ’54), we three were ‘seconded’ to the RAF and had, inter alia, the singular honour of operating a “Wurzburg” radar system. At the beginning of April we were sent to Austria in advance of the creation of a joint RAF/Army Detachment in which we served until the end of the year, rejoining our home Regiment in January 1955. It is just possible that someone who was based at Buckeburg or Puttgaden might remember the three Royal Signals ‘Caballeros’ who appeared in their midst for a brief time. If so, I’d be delighted to have them contact me via your website or whatever.


Maurice (Moss) Hardeman

Any ex ground crew or anyone who served with  28 Squadron in Hong Kong  and at Sek Kong, New territories, between 1949 to 1952. Any replies and information would be appreciate, also anyone who was stationed at R.A.F  Cosford, airfield  flight groundcrew 1952 to  1955

Maurice (Moss) Hardeman..Airframe mech

EMail moss.hardeman@btinternet.com 


Jimmy McKie Heron

My dad, James (Jimmy) McKie Heron (of Irvine Scotland) was a wireless operator in RAF in WW II stationed out of Uxbridge Middlesex and others.  Dad trained British RAF wireless operators for 1 year in Medicine Hat Alberta during the war as well.  My dad passed away April, 2000 from cancer.  He had written a book, yet unpublished called Angels san Halos.  A fiction tale (loosely based on his experiences) of an RAF man in WW II.

If anyone remembers him and has a story to tell it would be greatly appreciated.  I will be adding these to a scrapbook I am making for my mom's upcoming 85th birthday. 

Also I was wondering if anyone knew and/or served with Mr. Robert (Bob) Robertson RAF during WWII?  Bob originated from Yorkshire England and saw extensive duty in North Africa.

Any information would be greatly appreciated for our family tree/scrapbook.

Regards,

Valerie Heron


212 Squadron

I'm writing on behalf of my Father-in-Law, Eric Robinson, who worked as an engineer on Catalina flying boats for RAF 212 squadron, based in Korangi Creek, Karachi during 1942-46.

Anybody remember him?

Thanks

Jim Ashton


2771 Squadron

My father  served in 2771 Squadron during WW2 and i wondered if anyone remembered him CPL Clifford Golding.  I would love to hear from anyone who was in that Squadron.

Regards Steve Golding


406 Squadron

I am writing this for my Dad, Jack Jarvis.  He worked on Mosquito planes, 406 Lynx Squadron.  Any other Lynx members out there? Thanks, my email is mary_janej<AT>hotmail.com


Edgar "eddie" Watkins

Myself and family would dearly love to hear from anyone who may have known my father, Edgar "eddie" Watkins. During WWII dad flew in the 298, 353, and 435 (RCAF) squadrons, he was stationed in Burma. Dad mainly flew in Dakota aircraft.

Very sadly, my father passed away on June 19th 2008 aged 83, following a very short illness. One of his hobbies during retirement was involvement in the RAFA. Can anyone help please?. Thank you. Ian Watkins


No 86 Squadron

I am very interested to contact any Coastal Command 86 squadron - I was shot down and was a POW for 4 years mostly in Stalag Luft 3.  Please contact - Dudley Buck


RAF Ringway

I am attempting to find the whereabouts of SAC Dobson, Uve, Julius working in EPAS, RAF Ringway 1955-1957 or any other personnel stationed there during this period. I would also appreciate any contact and information about possible reunions.

Yours Sincerely

Granville Holmes

ex. 2764301 SAC Holmes G


Douglas Fentiman

Does anybody from your website remember my Uncle, Douglas Fentiman?  He was a Flight Engineer and transferred from 467 to 97 Squadron in May 1943.

Barry Fentiman


1st Yatesbury (RAF) Rover Crew

Whilst serving my training period as an Air Wireless Fitter from October 1954 to June 1955, I was fortunate to join the 1st Yatesbury (RAF) Rover Crew  and participate in the many activities.  

Sorting through some old papers, photos, etc recently, I came across an old hike report for my initiation into the Rover Crew, dated May 14/15th 1955. The two recruits were myself and Fred Frater and we were accompanied on this hike by our two sponsors - Clive Putner and Elwyn Greenwood.

Are any of three guys out there - or any other Rover Scouts who were at Yatesbury during that period?  it would be great to compare notes again.

Barry Rose


No 2 Sqn - 100th Anniversary

No.2 (AC) Squadron at RAF Marham will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012, a.o. with the publication of the final version of the Squadron history 'Second to None'. The Squadron would like to hear from NCOs and Other Ranks who served in Shiny Two. We would like to receive photographs and stories about their time with the Squadron.

(for) Wing Commander John Turner DFC MA RAF

Officer Commanding No. 2 (AC) Squadron

Hans Onderwater

Squadron Historian

j.onderwater@chello.nl


450 Sqn - Charles Gallant

My Grandad, Charles Gallant, was part of the 450 Squadron in World War II he was the only Englishman, he has many photos of his time in the squadron. I know that he would love to get in contact with anyone who was involved in the squadron obviously being from England he lost contact with his pals after the war.
 
I look forward to hearing from you
 
Kind regards
 
Victoria Gallant


600 Sqn

Anyone at Biggin Hill 600 Squadron between 1952-53.

Bob Robertson's the name


Harry Liles

I was just wondering if you could help me my father in law Harry Liles was in 52 rifle Squadron, Egypt {Shaluffa} and I was just hoping you would be able to let me know if any body from the same squadron was still about.

Yours hopefully Sam Horton {Harry’s daughter  in law) thanks again


Eric Davies

On behalf of my father ERIC DAVIES  now deceased. He was stationed at Yatesbury – Hut Y48 C Squadron 2 Wing approx 1944, he was also based at Heliopolis, Egypt in 1945

I have a photo of the squadron he was in

Robyn Johnson (nee Davies)


Dick Aitken

I am looking for Dick Aitken we served together 1957/59 on264/33Squadrons RAF Middleton St George and Leeming . Roy Gilmour (gilly)


Tom Cairns

I would like to get in touch with anyone that served from 1952 in UK also 2 TAF at Gut, Lossy, Ballykelly NI.


David Skinner

Hello... interested to find out whether there is anyone out there who remembers my Dad... David Skinner, who flew Hastings with 70 Squadron from RAF Nicosia in the late ‘50s early 60’s. I am his eldest daughter...born in Dhekalia’s BMH in 1962. Dad’s still very much alive and kicking, but not computer literate (as yet!), thus I am intervening on his behalf and for my own interest. Grateful for any info.

 Thanks, Karen.


Stanley Billington

I would love to hear from anyone who knew my dad. He passed away in 1998 and sadly I don't know  how he won the DFM , any other information about my dad, would be a bonus. Flight lieutenant Stanley Billington 61 squadron. Served 1943 to 1945 I believe he could have been based in Harrogate.


Beryl Smith

Does anybody remember a lady called Beryl Smith, she worked at Bristol Aircraft Factory in 1945.
 


Ken Taylor

My brother, Ken Taylor, is looking for anyone who was an aircraftsman serving in Sicily-Italy 1941 to 46 armoury section. Would particularly like to hear from (or who knew) Clive Hobbs who's fathers name was Norman. Ken is now 87 yrs old.


205 Sqn

I am looking for anyone that may have remembered Squadron 205 flying Shackelton's in or near the Phillipines in 1964. I have a video of one of the Shackelton Aircraft on the ground at Sangley Pt. Phillipines.

I was in the US Navy in 1964 and was in VP-48 which was a Squadron of Martin P5M's. I was stationed at Sangley Pt. in the Phillipines which is just across the bay from Manila... We had a joint Operations with the Australians, RAF and different Navy Squadrons flying a mixture of aircraft... The Aircraft I am most interested in is the Shackelton that had markings of 205 on the side with a Large Letter C on the Nose...

mostly out of wondering where they were stationed and more about that group or Squadron that flew at that time... Again there is a video on YouTube that shows the Shackelton on the ground and taking off at Sangley Pt. Phillipines... if you would like to correspond about the aircraft and time I would be happy to exchange information.

Sincerely,

Ken Fette ATN2

Formerly USN

VP-48 and VW-1

fettejk@sbcglobal.net

Pflugerville, TX 78660


Ray Butlin

I was stationed at Southern Signals, RAF Follyroch, Haverford West, Pembs, from February 1949 to April 1950 and wonder if there is anyone who remembers me, if so please get in touch.

Ray Butlin, Northampton


What ho ! Crompers calling

CMTSF RAF Stanmore Park '74-77 / ATC RAF Manston '78- 79 / 240 OCU RAF Odiham '80 - 81 / WTF RAF Benson '81 - 82 / TTTE RAF Cottesmore '83 - 85 / Nimrod Flt Sim RAF St Mawgan '86 - 87 now in bonnie Scotland crompers@mgownersclub.net 07872 399896


Can anyone remember my husband Ken Gibson? 

He was stationed at RAF Hullavington from 1949 I think, until about 1952.

He was a radio/signals operator ( and instructor ) in Lancasters (No:149 Squadron) with, I believe the Air Navigation School.

We are anxious to contact anyone who may remember him, or who served at RAF Hullavington during the same period - he remembers "Sid", and David Ingalls who married Beryl a local Chippenham girl! He used to date a girl called "Val" a friend of Beryls.  We have photographs of that period but, unfortunately no identifications!

In hopeful expectation,

Marril Gibson


2825 Squadron

Does anyone remember Arthur Watkins from 2825 Squadron, still going strong at 88.

Please email  lynnewatkins@ntlworld.co.uk.


37 Squadron RAF Regiment

I served in 37 squadron RAF Regiment 1974-1977 I can remember some of my old pals, and would like to know if there is anyone else out there that would like to stay in touch. I can remember: Jordy Harris- Davy Jones- Graham Duncan- FL LT Bradshaw- Tony Bray- CPL Ray Mears.  If there are any of the names above or any one I haven't listed that read this and would like to contact me then please email me it would be great to hear from you and talk about the old times again. I am SAC David France


Tommy White

Are you an ex instrument basher. Have you any recollections of LAC Tommy White. Stationed initially in the U.K. but from 43 (111 Sqn)  onwards in North Africa.

Thanks Gary White.


Ken Kirk - Mental Nurse

Hi, I'm looking for anyone who was friends with my Dad who served in the RAF until 1973.

Ken Kirk - Mental Nurse

Served at Halton, Wegberg, Nocton, Akrotiri etc

Married to Eileen and while in the RAF had three children: Carol, Susan and Michael.  (Fourth child James born in civy street

Thank-you


Air Sea Warfare Development Unit

Looking for ex Air Sea Warfare Development Unit Lads at St. Mawgan 1956 to late 1958 there after Ballykelly 1958 to 1962.  Any of the above around that time, especially Mike (Pretty Boy) Floyd and Keith Walton.  I am in touch with Alan Gooding who now lives in Canada.

Best regards  Steve (Taff) Whittyemail.  fontygary7@sky.com


Mike Gilbert

I'm looking for Mike Gilbert, who served in the airforce in the year 1960-1961.  He must be at the age of 67 or 68 years old.  If anybody knows him, please contact me.


Dave Harkness

Looking for contact details for Dave Harkness (Ground Radar) who was in Cyprus (280 Signals Unit Troodos) in the mid-1960s.  He hails for Bishop Auckland, Co Durham and signed up in 1961.

Terry Johnson

Formerly of Leeds and now in Perth, Western Australia.


45 Squadron - Tengah

Served with 45 Squadron RAF Tengah Singapore 1963-1967 most grateful for any information on future get together.  Best regards J W


Byron (Paddy) Manning

Looking for Byron (Paddy) Manning who was a member of 100th Entry RAF Locking and a member of 210 Squadron


RAF Tangmere

My father Albert (Eddie) Foy who was at RAF Tangmere 1946/47 ish who was captain in the squadron football team  would be keen to hear of or from any old mates

Moss Foy, Son of


Aden 1964-65

Anyone served with 16 field Aden 64-65 & 51 field Zambia 65-66 / Aden 67

Denis Graham


86 Squadron

Would like to contact someone from RAF 86 Squadron 1945 re my uncle Australian P/O Oswald Goddard killed during service in 1945.

my email address is sbateman<AT>internode.on.net, connot find very much information about 86 Sqn.  Know he flew in Liberators.

Sid Bateman.


Barry Thompson

Barry Thompson   5021516  would like  to from ex members  if they are still alive  nick name Tommy


Richard Brown

I would like to get in touch with Richard (Dick) Brown who was with the RAF Regiment in Livingstone, Zambia from 1964 - 1966, (if my memory serves me correctly!). He was based at Catterick Barracks in the UK.

Hope someone can help. June Lowe (nee Barry)


Cliff Benjamin

I am trying to find a friend of my step-father's who he served with wen he did his national service.

My stepfather's name is Cliff Benjamin (known as Ben) and he was at Padgate, Melkshaw and then Patrington.  He was a No. 2 cook.

He is looking for Tom Appleby from Sunderland who served all the way through with him.

Thanks

Julie Smith


Reginald Donald Nicholson

Does anybody remember my dad Donald Nicholson.  Full name Reginald Donald Nicholson  Sometimes known as Donny Nick or Nicky.  Served with a number of squadrons including 286.  Qualified in 1942 and became Flight Lieutenant in Bomber Command.  Please let me know. Thanks.   Debbie Daforno (nee Nicholson)


Rose Ann Mulligan

I am searching for Rose Ann Mulligan who was serving the A.C.W, W.A.A.F 1945/46 in the London area.

My name is Mary  e mail irene.bladesAT@tesco.net (replace AT with @)


Are there any reunions for:

RAF NORDHORN 1950

RAF BRIDGENORTH 1947

RAF GUTERSLOH 1949

RAF EL ADEM 1962

RAF FAIRFORD 1969

RAF SALALAH 197O

RAF BRACKNELL 1974

John Seccombe


219th Locking

Anyone remember being in RAF Locking Craft Apprentices Entry 219X? Especially A (Tony) Webster, M Cundy (Apprentice Band). Names and pictures of those times (1970 - 1972) would be great.

Alan.MellorATparadigmservices.com


RAF Watnal

Any lads hut 5 PBX from Watnal, 8 miles outside Nottingham, would like to hear from you               

Bill Stannard


Served with Typhoons?

Anyone who flew or worked on Hawker Typhoons for reunion next June in Sussex. Ken Rimell


James Swift

Does anyone remember James Swift stationed at Reykavik I think in 1941/2 as Signaller (Morse Code), He's still an expert.  He tells a story tragically of not being able to guide/help a plane home on Christmas Eve.

Also a tale of a donkey, buts that's another story.

He is now 87 and if there's anyone out there would like to surprise him with information for his birthday.

Son in law - Peter Shaw.


RAF Tangmere 1950-53

Is there anyone out there who did his national service at Tangmere in 1950-1953.

Do you remember me Raymond Hibberd from Portsmouth?

Now retired and living in France  anneandrayATwanadoo.fr


RAF Folly Roch

My name is Alan Vinegrad and was stationed at Folly from late 1952 until April 1954.

I was a radar operator and reached the rank of SAC as most of us did, if you were there please reply to alan.vinegradATtalktalk.net (replace AT with @)


No 194 Squadron RAF Regiment

I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING THE EXACT DATE OF THE RAF REGIMENT 194 SQUADRON RE-UNION TO BE HELD IN BLACKPOOL IN 2008?

ANY OTHER INFORMATION ON RAF REGIMENT RECRUITS WHO WERE STATIONED AT WATCHET; DUNDONALD; FELIXSTOWE.

THANKING YOU

CLIVE CHATTIN


Ronnie Poll

Ex RAF navigator Pathfinder.  Worked with him at Durham Paper Mills, West Hartlepool. Went on to BOAC after the war, and retired to Australia. Would love to contact him again. Eric N. Harrison ex 228 Squadron. eric.harrison67ATntlworld.com


130 Squadron

Anyone from 130 Squadron, Bruggen 1955 to disbandment in 1957. I was away in UK on a course at Yatesbury, when I returned April/May 57, the whole Squadron had disappeared.

Eventually posted to Boscombe Down, where I finished service. Nicknane "Yogi" air radar tech.


RAF Wattisham

Anyone out there who served at RAF Wattisham in 1951/2?    The good old days!!!  I am now living in Thailand and trying to forget I was 75 yesterday, and wishing I could have a second go...!

Derek Doyle ATC delboy43210ATgmail.com (replace AT with @)


Abyad, Canal Zone

Have you any news of a reunion for ex-RAF National Servicemen who were stationed at Abyad, Canal Zone during 1949/50, please ?

Peter Reeks


RAF Foreness

I have for ages been searching for anyone who served with me at the Radar station at Foreness, on the Kent Coast during 1953 to 1955.  Have had no luck so far.

In my own website www.worldofcolin.co.uk there is a part of my biography which refers to my National Service together with pictures.  Anyone out there who was at Foreness and can remember me please make contact - I begin to doubt my sanity because no-one else appears to admit their existence.

Colin Burchett


Eddie Redhead

Served at R.A.F Jurby 1952-54 Stores. Remember two bods Dennis Stott from Manchester and "Taffy" Jones Flint.  Anyone else out there that served around this time.


HORACE WILLIAM HART

My father has just passed away. He was a R.A.F policeman and served during the SUEZ crisis.

His name was HORACE WILLIAM HART (BILL).  I think his service number was 4099369 and he was a corporal.

I know he served at the EL-FIRDAN camp around 1955.  He was at R.A.F MACMERRY EAST LOTHIAN  SCOTLAND for a time around 1953. He was also at R.A.F WADDINGTON in APRIL 1957.

If there is anybody who has access to this e-mail who remembers him, please feel free to get in touch , my e-mail address is davehart38AThotmail.com.

Thanks for your time,

regards,

Dave Hart     


RAF Stanbridge

There must be many hundreds of Airmen and Airwomen who trained as Telephonists at RAF Stanbridge, Central Telephone Exchange, near Leighton Buzzard between 1945 -1952 and I probably knew very many of them. 

I would be very interested to hear from anyone who served at Stanbridge during those years.

Please contact wally.hughesATntlworld.com


88 Squadron

This is a request for the whereabouts of any 88sqdn personnel from the "39-45" conflict, in particular any aircrew who flew the Boston IIIA.  I am making this request on behalf of my father F/O Leslie Valentine who was pilot of "E" Easy when laying smoke on the D Day Landings.  He is no nearly 89 yrs old and would love to hear from any of his colleagues who are still around.  He lives in Oxfordshire now with his wife (my Mother) Vera.  You may also remember The Late Pat McVeigh who was Leslie's Navigator.

To contact me on his behalf my email address is dudleyvalentineATtalktalk.net

Regards  Dudley Valentine


RAF Down Ampney 1944-1945

48 & 271 Squadrons For anyone who served on this station, all ranks, also Army on D-Day and Market Garden Operations. Annual reunion every September plus Annual Spring Reunion. Despite the years that have past there are still many of us who get together. Any interested bods should contact our 'Leader' Alan Hartley on 02476 [Swindon]  462659 or email p.hartleyATtesco.net Say that you heard about DA from 'Tubby' Hyde.


RAF Cranwell

I would very much Like to hear from anyone, man or woman who served at West Camp RAF Cranwell, particularly signals, from early 1949 to mid 1950.  I was a telephonist serving in the telephone exchange situated in the Administration Block.  I arrived as a callow A/C.2 and became a LAC after a trade test at RAF Chigwell.  The Signals Officer was Fl/Lt Whalley and a civilian day supervisor name of Sid Peach also worked there. The teleprinter room was right next door and I often did duty as Signals Traffic Clerk.  I remember a A/C named Larry Bazen who went to the far east, I think Hong Kong and we used to talk on the tie lines during night duty.  He was a good friend and there was a fellow mate called Mo Baker. I was of course National Service and was demobbed at RAF Kirkham (Now a HM Prison) near Blackpool on 27th April 1950.  I regret leaving to the present day.

The Exchange equipment consisted of two banks of ancient CB9 (dolls eye) units.

Part of the daily routine was to test the crash alarms for South Drome.  The aircraft in use were Percival Prentice basic trainers and North American Harvards or Texans advanced trainers. I recall  the death of Flt Cadet Sergeant Black, the stepson of Lord Teddar who crashed a Harvard whilst on an aerobatic mission somewhewre near RAF Waddington.

There was a NAAFI Club on the boundary of South Drome, one of the few NAAFI Clubs on RAF stations.  The RAF College Band consisted of many regular musicians supplemented by some National Service musicians. I recall several leaving on demob and appearing in Geraldo's orchestra the following month so they must have been good.  The Bandmaster was a W/O Bangey.

I enjoyed my stay at Cranwell and recall Lord Trenchard visiting to take the salute at a Wings Parade. I left and joined the police when demobbed because of the appalling treatment then meted out to National Service men.  I bitterly regret leaving and should have stuck it out because things change and I hated being a policeman.

I am now 76 and live in retirement at Warminster, strangely enough only a stones throw from where RAF Compton Basset used to be and where I  trained as a telephonist.

I sat and passed my LAC board at RAF Chigwell (before they decided to give them out with the cornflakes) I served as 3115978 LAC Barnes F.A.

I would very much like to hear anything of interest about Cranwell (not all of us were apprentices)

I think the salutory lesson to the authorities is that they should have been a little kinder to the young men of those days. It is possible that many would have stayed on to distinguish both themselves and the RAF in general.  They must show up quite well against what is currently on offer.

Fred Barnes. fredbarnesATblueyonder.co.uk (replace AT with @)


No 13 OTU

Hi - on behalf of my grandmother who was a happy cook ! any photos or memories of 13 OTU from 1940 through to 1944, based mainly in Melksham and Bicester.


70 Squadron RFC

Looking for any information regarding 70 Squadron RFC in particular Lieutenant Francis Matt Lawledge shot down on 10th Oct 1917


46 (Uganda) Squadron, 252, and 272 in 1942

My father, Albert James Colmer was with the RAF 8th during the Anzio landing and battle at Monte Cassino in 1944. We have many photos from his time in Egypt and some others which may be of interest. He is 83 now, and doing very well.

He also served with 46 (Uganda) Squadron, 252, and 272 in 1942.

If you have any information or would like to make contact, please contact me anytime.

Best Wishes

Ian James Colme

r+618 8449 5975

www.antigravitymovie.com


38 Squadron 1940 - 1944

Would welcome any links with personnel in A Flight, Ground Staff, 38 Squadron from 1940 - 1944, particularly news of Fred Eldridge, formerly of Borstal, near Rochester Kent.

Doug Woods

dougsherlock@aol.com


Looking for Peter Musket

Hello! I´m looking for Peter Musket o.s. who has been in RAF in Ahlhorn  West Germany 1960. he must be 65 vears old. thanks!

holger.klussmann@ewetel.net


No 19 Squadron

Is there any reunions for 19F Squadron, RAF Wildenrath 84 - 86?


No 3612 Fighter Control Unit

During my National Service, I served as a Radar Mechanic with the Unit at RAF Dyce from July 1951 to November 1952.

I would also like to hear from anyone, Auxiliary or permanent staff who served on the unit during that time.

 


No 27 Group HQ

Trying to trace the Drawing Office personnel at No. 27  Group H.Q. @ RAF Cherhill during the period of Feb 1957 to Sept 1958, and also the staff at School H.Q. drawing office @ RAF Yatesbury for the period of Sept 1958 to Dec 1958. please contact Ron Stempfer (SAC) at


205 Sqn

My Father served in ww2 in the RAF, Squadron 205, based in Seletar Singapore 1944 ish. He was on the Sunderland flying boats. He would like to contact anyone who was in that squadron to talk of old memories, and possibly meet old friends. He is 85 this year. It would make him very happy.

Thank you for your help.
Dennis Rose.
        my e mail address is ddr@iinet.net.au

Trained in Rhodesia?

Jerry Drew Flying training in Rhodesia 1943 would like to contact Richard Eccleston, Peter Burgess, or anyone else on the course.


RAF Jever

RAF Jever (2nd TAF) is very active with re-unions. A group is travelling back to the station in August. Suggest you look at the web site www.rafjever.org. It must be one of the most comprehensive web sites dealing with history of the RAF

Regards

Tony Bennett


Worcester, Perdiswell Airfield

Worcester, Perdiswell Airfield, RAF 50 Group and Flying School. From 1940 to 46 various RAF Personnel were billeted at my family house. I remember Flying Officer Davies and his wife and young family. There was a Flt Lt Medland I remember from the Christmas parties my parents gave in Ombersley Road. I would be pleased to receive any news, no matter how sad.

R.M.Sinclair
The Butty
Frenchlands lane
Lower Broadheath
Worcester  WR2 6QU
England
 

RAF CREDENHILL, HEREFORD
 
COPY TYPING COURSE 13 CTC
 
Spring, 1956
 
Norman Kellett would like to contact members of the above course with a view to a Reunion.
 
Already located are: Norman Kellett, Peter Berryman, David Richardson, Mike Elsom and Brian Lawrence
 
Still looking for:  ACs  Harry Butterworth, Stuart Denham, Peter Moule Arthur Cartlege, Michael Arscott, Keith Elliott, ? Carter, ? Gee, Mike Baker 578, Malcolm Baker 275, Pat Cain, Mike Helps,
 
ACWs Ross, Abel, Handley and Weaving.
 
Instructors:  Cpl. Elsie Pritchard WAAF, LAC Smith

21 OTU

I am looking for any old Erks who served at 21 OT.U, Morton-in-the-Marsh, On the Radway & Idlicote Bombing Ranges 1943- 46 Sgt Russell Rees, Cpl Clifford Cox any others, 'old Erk ' would love to talk of those long gone happy days when we were young and fit without a care, I would do it all again if it were possible!!

Don Griffiths.

Tel.01834 842026.or Mail@dongriffiths.co.uk 


Looking for David Summerfield
 
My father John Kelly served at RAF Odiham in 1953 would dearly like to meet up with David, as he was best man at his wedding. David I believe lived in Crawley,  Sussex and his father was a herdsman. I believe he also worked for Alfa Laval.
 
If anyone can help then please email: kellyandco@ntlworld.com
 
Thank you

No 46 Squadron - Stoney Cross

I would like to hear from anyone who could give me information about 46 Squadron at Stoney Cross Airfield (1945 – 1946). My late father, (Leading Aircraftsman) Dennis Charles Hutchings, served at Stoney Cross and I am trying to confirm whether or not this was with 46 Squadron.

Please email via the website using the link above.

Many thanks

Neil Hutchings


Cpl. Brian Atkinson

Would like to contact Cpl. Brian Atkinson. Last contact was at R.A.F Binbrook late 1960's . He was in the MT section. Anyone give me any information Please.

Chris Burkitt

Re: Flt Lt Bernard Mooney – 236 and 252 Sqdns

I wish to contact anybody who may have flown with or knew my late Uncle Flt Lt Mooney who flew with both 236 and 252 Squadrons. I am trying to put together as much information as possible together in relation to his wartime experiences and would appreciate any contacts, stories, reminiscences. Please contact me at the following e.mail address:

bernardcourtney@bigpond.com


Spitalgate/Frecklton/Uxbridge/El adem 1963-65

Anyone remember me, Brenda Wearmouth known as Chalky.

Regards Brenda Morley
100 Group/192 Squadron

Anyone from 100 group 192 squadron based Foulsham special ops Eric Robinson flight engineer 85 years old contact robinsongas@aol.com or 07866 773532


No 266 Squadron

Looking for any 266 squadron members. I served at RAF Rattlesden 1960 - 1962 on Bloodhound air to surface missiles. Do you know of any photographs? At least 3 were taken of the whole squadron with a missile as a back drop. Any information about this squadron in general would be appreciated as I am putting together a squadron history. Please get in touch.

Contact -

Fred Woodhouse (Ex SAC. FUSF), 6 Shingle Close, Barton Hills, Luton, Beds, LU3 4AR


R.A.F. Patrington

I would like to contact anyone serving at RAF Patrington during January - March 1952 who remembers the night watch when we alerted the East Coast and sent combat ready fighters to investigate unexplained radar signals. We found a civil aircraft - SAS - trying to find its way from Norway to Holland and brought them safely into a Yorkshire airfield.

I can be contacted at raf-info@blueyonder.co.uk
S Alan McKinstrie 
Fl/Lt. E.G.Keep.

Looking for anyone who served with 75 MTLRU France, Belgium, 1944/5  and 32 ASP Avadi, India , 1945 and Iwakuni, Japan, 1945/6


No 205/209 Squadrons

Hope some of your readers can help track some of the elusive 205/209 Squadron Sunderland Flying Boat Squadron bods, we have an important reunion coming up in 4 years time.


No 524 Squadron

Is there any interest in a reunion of 524 squadron? My father in law is 84. His name is Ted Field and he flew Wellingtons as part of Coastal Command with his mates Goldie and Snorkel. If there is any interest please get in touch.

Adrian Sutton.


Croydon 1957-58

I am looking for a long lost colleague. His name is Jim Williams who worked at Croydon Airport 1957 1958 as a teleprinter operator. I would dearly love to find him and if there are any other colleagues that worked there at that time have you had any reunions? Please do get in touch.

J.C.O'Mara
Relations of A/Cdre A.E Clouston.
 
I am searching of any relations of A/Cdr A.E Clouston. I am living in New Zealand but anyone from overseas is still welcome to contact me. He was a cousin to my great grandmother. I am wanting to find anyone else who is related to him to share stories, information and just general contact.
 
Contact details - Fraser Clegg. fraser.clegg@nzdf.mil.nz
A.L. (Jack) Kermode. 

I am trying to find out more about A.L. (Jack) Kermode. 

A.L. (Jack) Kermode was aircrew (possibly a navigator or a bomb aimer) with 49 Squadron based at RAF Fiskerton near Lincoln until October 1944 and then moved to RAF Fulbeck in October 1944.  I believe he was a sergeant at the time. He flew 1 op. with  P/O Lee and a further 27 ops. with F/O Burns, the last one being on 11 November 1944.  According to the Air Force list at the Public Records Office, Kew , there was a Pilot Officer A.L. Kermode who was subsequently promoted to Flying Officer before he was discharged from the RAF at the end of the war.  This is all I have to go on at the moment.

 

David Beesley

3 Woodhill Avenue

Morecambe

LA4 4PF

Tel: 01524 424540


George Robertson

Searching for George Robertson born Dundee 1920 - served as wireless operator / AG 1944-5

 
His brother James Ritchie b 1910 is searching for him.  Last contact in 1952.  Any knowledge please make contact via suemarshall@breathe.com 

RAF Croydon

On behalf of the Archive Team of Croydon Airport Society, I should like to contact any RAF, WAAF, RAAF, RCAF or European air forces personnel (of any rank)who served at RAF Station Croydon from 1939 to 1946.

The CAS would like to record their memories for posterity.

Frank Anderson

Chairman

Croydon Airport Society cas.cavc@tesco.net 


Hong Kong 1955 - 59

Came across this site while looking for photos of Meteors for my 5 year old son in order show him the planes his Grandad worked on in Hong Kong in the 50’s. His name’s Jim Elsdon and I couldn’t be sure what the squadron no. was or the exact years but would probably be around 1955-1959 – I wondered if anyone knew of any reunions for those who served their national service there.

Regards

Steve Elsdon

Steve & Janelle Elsdon, (0033)0456161095 or 0615042518, chaletmaxim1@tiscali.fr, www.chaletmaxim.com, No. Siren 444 219 562.


RAF Bicester

I am interested in any reunions for RAF  Bicester   Signals Section  june@lacy6630.freeserve.co.uk 


No. 1 Squadron (RAF) 1938-1941

I'm looking for anyone who knew W/C Mark "Hilly" Brown.  He came from Manitoba, Canada, and was my grandmother's sweetheart until he got shot down over Sicily in 1941 (she met and married my grandfather two years later).  Hilly joined the RAF in 1936 and was the first Allied pilot to fly a captured German fighter (he flew a captured Bf109 from France to England), and was credited with 17 or 18 kills.  I also know that he did some flying with expatriated Czech fighter pilots too.

Anyway, I'm looking for anyone who knew him and would have some stories about him.  I have some newspaper clippings that my grandmother kept about him, and I'd love to share those with anyone who is interested.

Please email any information to me at american_movies@yahoo.com 

Cheers,
Grahame Beresford


RAF Westwood, Peterborough

I work for a multimedia company, Blue Slate Media Ltd and we're making a documentary about RAF Westwood, Peterborough during World War II and are looking for anyone who was there or knows of anyone who was.  If anyone one has any photos/cinefilm we could use it would be much appreciated.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Kevin Brett kevin@blueslate.co.uk 
08450869585
www.blueslatemedia.co.uk    


Looking for 'Nicky' Nethercotte

I would like to trace an RAF pilot who was stationed at RAF Lossiemouth circa42/43, who was befriended by a local family by the name of Cowie. I only have scant details of him, believed Sgt. Pilot, thought to have led his crew back across desert after crash. Worked on ATC at Lossiemouth. Was known as 'Nicky' Nethercotte, but this may not be the correct spelling of his name as there are a few variations. He left 'Lossie' prior to Arnhem operation and may have been involved with gliders.

 
Agnes Jones (nee Cowie) Bury Hall Lane, Gosport Hants PO12 2PL.  02392-584306. jonahj@aol.com 

No 104 Sqn - 1943

I am trying to find any aircrew who were doing training at No1 Air Crew Wing, R.A.F. Yatesbury ( 88 Unit, A Sqn ) 1n 1942.  My name was Cadet Cunningham and I ended up in North Africa, on Wellingtons (Wimpys) in 104 Sqn, 205 Group.

Yours sinserely

CYRIL CUNNINGHAM Thank you! ccun8421@bigpond.net.au 


N° 66 Sqn. 1945

Is there anybody out there who knew me, ex W/O Lawrence V KNIGHT?

margon@tiscali.fr


42 AIR SCHOOL PORT ELIZABETH.
 
WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ANY WHO TRAINED AT P.E. WITH A VIEW TO EXCHANGING
 
PHOTOS.
 
WAS ALSO AT QUEENSTOWN AND ALIWAL NORTH.
 
IVOR THOMPSON
13th Entry RAF Yatesbury

Looking for any one from the 13th Entry RAF Yatesbury circa 1951 - 1953

 
Please drop me an email
 
Thanks very much

PSpreaders@aol.com


No 514 Squadron

Hi! My name is Wendy Flemming.

I live in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada

I have spoken to most of you at one time or another and we share the special thread in that we all have an interest in RAF 514 Squadron.

My Dad, Ross Flemming, was a Navigator and was stationed at Waterbeach when he met my Mum,  Mary Frances Beddison ( who was  a WAAF there). They fell in love and were married on September 7, 1944 in St. John the Evangelist Church in Waterbeach.

They never spoke much about their time in the Air Force, but I was always very interested. They have both passed away now, Mum in 1977 and Dad in 1997.

Early in 1997 I  purchased my first computer  and started researching 514 Squadron.

I now have a database of  250 names and recent addresses of fellows who served with 514. I have helped numerous fellows find their crewmates from that time in their lives and the sound of their voices when they have met an old friend – is my reward.

Included in this database are approximately 15 fellows in and around the Vancouver area deno11@shaw.ca


No.2 Field Squadron RAF Regiment

Any members of No.2 Field Squadron.at R.A.F Jever 1953-55, 2nd T.A.F.  Please contact Geoff. Wilson on geoffmave@netbreeve.com


No 63 Sqn. 1954-1958.

Is there anybody out there who knew me,

ex S.A.C John M.Woods?


No 671 Squadron Reunion

We are in the early stages of holding a 60th anniversary Dinner for 671Sqn RAF and AAC.  Any one with an interest please contact the undersigned.

Jon

JG Stewart-Davis
Capt
2ic 671 Sqn AAC
2ic-671sqn@saavn.mod.uk
Telephone: 94 329 4425
Facsimile: 94 329 4017


Denny Scragg

It is getting pretty late in the day for contacting people we were with during the second world war but  better late then never. It is too bad that I had to wait until in my early 80’s to start enjoying the endless joys of e-mail.

I would like to contact anyone who was on the Sqdn.[608] from N Africa to Naples .    Your web site is darned good.


George Edward Clark

Any former colleagues of my father George Edward Clark 70 Squadron WW2 Egypt/Tabruck etc
Dad recently lost his love of 57 years and his life is very empty now and I feel sure he would love to hear from any of his old pals
Please contact me at
Brian Clark
Alphega
Station Road
Rawcliffe
Goole
East Yorks
DN14 8NF
Many thanks

RAF Marston Moor

The Secretary of the Tockwith and District Show would like to make contact with any ex-servicemen stationed at RAF Marston Moor during the war.
In the first instance please contact C Saunders on Clivejsaunders@aol.com


 No 2602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

Anyone from 2602 Squadron, City of Glasgow RAuxAF Regt. still around.?

 
Squadron was disbanded in 1956 and majority joined 15th (Scottish) Bat. (TA) Parachute Regt. in effort to keep squadron spirit alive.
 
C.O. on disbandment was the late Sqdn. Ldr. J. McIntyre, MBE (Previously Wing Cmdr. D.D. MacSwein, OBE).
 
Information, please, to:-
 

petermclean69@hotmail.com          or    petermclean@wanadoo.es    or   wombat@cantv.net


600 Squadron

Anyone from 600 sqdn Biggin Hill, 1954 - 1957. Mk 8 meatboxes

 
Bill Simons.
 
(Part of the Davis twins and Martin Chatfield team)!!

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