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Date:
7/7/01
Time:
9:38:52 AM
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I'm ex RAF aircraft fitter. Very good site.Looking forward to your new pages.


Date:
7/12/01
Time:
2:04:05 PM
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Good site. I just found it today via fast search. My interest was my great grandfather Maj Gen FC Heath-Caldwell. I have recently set up a family history website and there is a page which contains a bit more information including a picture. If it is of interest, please visit www.jjhc.co.uk Regards JJ Heath-Caldwell.


Date:
7/12/01
Time:
11:57:08 PM
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Excellent site which I discovered through Royal Wings. I'd like to obtain some data or 68 (N/F) squadron which in served with in the 1950s in Wahn, Germany. Unfortunately the Royal Air Force sites I've visited have no listing of it which I find atrocious. Looking for more of your site in the future. Regards. J.W.B. Laing.(storylad@aol.com)


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intelit@iinet.net.au
Date:
7/30/01
Time:
3:03:21 AM
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I have enjoyed looking through your site. I am attempting (!) to research 231 squadron during WW2. Any tips on where to start? regards . Tim Green , Perth Western Australia


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gtespeed@btopenworld.com
Date:
7/31/01
Time:
4:16:07 PM
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nice web site Mr Barrass. Squad attention, stand easy.

Stewart


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glynngriffith@hotmail.com
Date:
8/2/01
Time:
2:31:28 PM
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An excellent reference work for all with an interest in the development of the Royal Air Force. I hope the site can continue to expand its database. Glynn Griffith, Curator, RAF Millom Museum


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jet_manga@yahoo.com
Date:
8/13/01
Time:
2:37:20 PM
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I am interested in history of Balkan Air Force, and especialy in history of 352 and 352 (Y) Squadrons. So if I can get some help about that topic I wolud be very happy.

M.sci. Tino Jelavic


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monarch@nor.com.au
Date:
8/19/01
Time:
11:56:32 PM
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Dear Sir, I have in my possession a flying certificate no 6964 for Lt A J Stopford dated 2 October 1917. Do you have any info on this man or possibly advise me the best way to determine what his fate may have been? Iam not related to him but have held his flying certificate for many years and feel I would like to honour him with some research and perhaps appropriate action regarding lodging his certificate in a museum collection. (Would one be interested ?) Please advise at your earliest conveniance. Bob Griffiths (Australia)


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frank.raeman@skynet.be
Date:
8/29/01
Time:
4:00:22 AM
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Great site, carry on the good work. Very interesting source of information for researchers living outside UK. well done!!


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lauren_wilkinson@talk21.com
Date:
9/21/01
Time:
6:23:23 AM
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This is a very good site to look at if you need the info, since i wish to join the RAF hopefully this was useful.


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richardwroth@westernpower.com.au
Date:
9/29/01
Time:
12:38:39 AM
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I am researching my father's history.His name is Richard Henry Wroth and joined as an apprentice in 1943(approx), working largely on Vulcan bombers during his service life.After discharging he and his family travelled to Australia to settle.Any information on Next of Kin or rest of family, would be much appreciated. My normal address is R.M.Wroth,3 Castrini Cres., Carnarvon West. Australia, 6701


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esoto@lycos.com
Date:
10/8/01
Time:
1:45:41 PM
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Dear Air of Authority. I love your website and I found it very useful and you display all information in a very correct manner.I myself is a very big RAF fanatic and to also share the same love for it!. Yours sincerely. Frederick McMillan


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mad_mat70@hotmail.com
Date:
10/10/01
Time:
8:47:29 AM
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this is a very well built website.

it has all the infomation you need if not more.

it has more than the official site.


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Date:
10/22/01
Time:
1:46:06 PM
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Excellent site with the best organization information I've seen (and I've done a lot of looking!) A


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dave.boniface@ntlworld.com
Date:
10/30/01
Time:
7:12:47 AM
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Excellent site, most useful.

Thanks Dave Boniface


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dougiebarr@hotmail.com
Date:
11/16/01
Time:
2:07:21 AM
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Outstanding site. Thanks for the huge effort you must have put in to getting it so professional looking. How do you get the counter thingie?

Will you be linking to our site? fortysixsquadron.eurobell.co.uk


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Date:
11/16/01
Time:
3:55:04 AM
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received your query re 211 Sqdn and will contact further


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sixsqnasso@aol.com
Date:
11/17/01
Time:
2:59:04 AM
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Thanks for the contact regarding 6 Squadron Association. The Flying "Tin-openers". I have just helped complete the 6 Sqn Book of Remembrance of those killed 1914 - 2001. Visit our web-site "http/fly.to/sixsqnasso"


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webster522@onetel.co.uk
Date:
11/17/01
Time:
8:54:07 AM
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This is a first-class site. It is well presented and contains valuable information resources for all aviation enthusiasts. Congratulations on a job very well done. I will pass on the details to all our online members.

Best wishes,

Kevin Webster Webmaster 100 Squadron Association


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margery.squadron218@virgin.net
Date:
11/18/01
Time:
12:07:17 PM
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A very interesting web site to all those interested in the RAF. I run 218 Gold Coast Squadron Association, a heavy bomber squadron in WW11, stationed mostly in East Anglia. Next reunion is 16th, 17th & 18th August 2002. Any ex 218s please get in touch. I was a WAAF with 218 at Chedburgh, and drove the crew-coach.


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margery.squadron218@virgin.net
Date:
11/18/01
Time:
12:07:19 PM
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A very interesting web site to all those interested in the RAF. I run 218 Gold Coast Squadron Association, a heavy bomber squadron in WW11, stationed mostly in East Anglia. Next reunion is 16th, 17th & 18th August 2002. Any ex 218s please get in touch. I was a WAAF with 218 at Chedburgh, and drove the crew-coach.


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flopes11@hotmail.com
Date:
11/25/01
Time:
11:51:08 AM
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wonderful site, I learn lots!


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sedgwick@cwctv
Date:
11/27/01
Time:
4:49:51 AM
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A very interesting page,I am still in the process of trying to unearth my photos of hemswell.


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rsegwick@cwctv
Date:
11/27/01
Time:
5:00:13 AM
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Further to my previous entry,I served with 100squadron at R A F Hemswell 1949 to 1950 I would be interested to hear from anyone who was at Hemswell in this period .Ron sedgwick


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NHLKNIGHTS@hotmail.com
Date:
12/5/01
Time:
6:53:15 PM
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Hi I am Tom Nicholetts and Iwas just looking on the net for anything to do with my family.This is a great web site

Thanks Tom


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Turbo542@aol.com
Date:
12/21/01
Time:
2:36:07 AM
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Have now got a chance to look at your Web Site, just got back from New Zealand & moved house. Any help needed give me a shout. Im co - Editor of No 88 Squadron Newsletter and I organise N0 542 Squadron Register. Tony Regan


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Date:
12/26/01
Time:
5:21:20 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS, WELL DONE, AND THANKS FOR INCLUDING THE ASSOCIATION.

ERIC (104 SQDN ASS.)


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Alf@elldee.fsnet.co.uk
Date:
12/26/01
Time:
11:49:34 AM
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Congratulations - a really excellent site, and thank you for linking 250 Sudan Squadron Association, if we can help in anyway do not hesitate to make contact. Alf Bell, Secretary


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lexloci@big pond.net .au
Date:
12/28/01
Time:
7:16:03 PM
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I enjoyed the comprehensiveness of this site. For years I have been trying to find out how the unique RAF rank system evolved and now I know. One thing I could not work out was whether my suspicion that WW2 tunics were different for officers and other ranks. From looking at various photos offices seem to wear patch pockets. As my great uncle (now 80+) was shot down in a VLR Liberator with 120 squadron and my father's cousin was killed on active service with 616 squadron I am looking forward to more being published on these units. Stephen Smith Sydney Australia


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john@cooper286.fsnet.co.uk
Date:
1/1/02
Time:
12:53:50 PM
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Seen the site, very informative. Ref AHQ Ceylon on 01/11/1957 RAF Negombo was handed over to the Royal Ceylon Air Force by Air Commodore G.C. Bladon CBE in the presence of Prime Minister S W R Bandaranaike and dignataries. The change of name from Negombo to Katunayake came about on this date and the RAF closed the base down in 1961. http://rafkatunayake.tripod.com http://splashdown2.tripod.com/HandleyPageHastingsTG579/


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john@cooper286.fsnet.co.uk
Date:
1/1/02
Time:
12:57:50 PM
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Seen the site, very informative. Ref AHQ Ceylon on 01/11/1957 RAF Negombo was handed over to the Royal Ceylon Air Force by Air Commodore G.C. Bladon CBE in the presence of Prime Minister S W R Bandaranaike and dignataries. The change of name from Negombo to Katunayake came about on this date and the RAF closed the base down in 1961. http://rafkatunayake.tripod.com http://splashdown2.tripod.com/HandleyPageHastingsTG579/


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jackmargolis@earthlink.net
Date:
1/2/02
Time:
8:21:37 AM
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Interested in WW1 RFC cadet training. Hastings? Oxford etc.


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Date:
1/2/02
Time:
9:52:21 AM
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I am Dave Walls. I was an aircraft fitter at the Empire Flying School at Hullavington 1948 - 1950. Your site brought back lots of memories.Any members of B Flight during that time out there?


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alanfburton@hotmail .com
Date:
1/2/02
Time:
11:40:07 PM
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first class site many thanks alan burton


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a.burton1@ntlworld.com
Date:
1/3/02
Time:
2:44:03 AM
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Hope you can help me. I'm looking for 612 Squadron in which my uncle was in. Harlold Toothill who is now 84. He worked with Barnes Walis as flight Navigator on the Wellingtons bomers. If anyone Know of him please get in contact with me. Also My dad Arthur Toothill 82. And my mum Mary Coxill now Toothill 79 been married 57 years they worked in the cook house in RAF. So it would be nice if someone new them.

Many Thanks alan.


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pdemajo@onvol.net
Date:
1/3/02
Time:
6:00:31 AM
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Congratulations for presenting such a unique and well-documented site. I am one of Malta's leading aviation historians, specialising in the history of the Royal Air Force Stations in Malta between 1917 and 1979. I would greatly appreciate hearing from former RAF personnel who were stationed in Malta, in particular at Hal Far, Takali, Kalafrana and Luqa. My e-mail address is pdemajo@onmvol.net


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Hughesgwyrion@AOL.com
Date:
1/5/02
Time:
7:58:37 AM
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Dear Sir Why have you omitted AVM Addison from the A-Z of AOC's? Could a organisational flow chart of the RAF be included (CAS>Commands>Groups>Squdrons)be included? otherwise this site is an EXCELLENT source of information, thank you.


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johnrose@blueyonder.co.uk
Date:
1/15/02
Time:
4:42:22 AM
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A most interesting and informative site. I was stationed at RAF Buntingsdale Hall (Communications Flight) initially in 1954 and finally in 1957 before being posted to No. 2 Radio School, Yatesbury. Does anyone out there remember 'Horse'?


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PLH@HARRISONESTATEAGENT.CO.UK
Date:
1/16/02
Time:
8:00:50 AM
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A very interesting site I am making enquiries about my father who flew lancasters in 49 Squadron. I would be interested if anyone remembers him Pilot Officer Alan George Edgar. MANY THANKS.


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john.topley1@libertysurf.fr
Date:
1/16/02
Time:
4:06:41 PM
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I think your well-prepared web site really keeps all of us who served in the RAF informed and serves a most useful purpose. My late father Flight Lieutenant Rodney C. Topley served 3 years in Burma as a pilot and ' A Flight' commander from 1941-4 , flying Vultee Vengeances-A31"s against the Japanese. In 1944-45 he was switched to Typhoon Tempests in Europe which he eventully crashed on takeoff one day. by the way , the 110 's motto is < nec timeo nec sperno > Best regards, and keep up the good work, John D. Topley


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Date:
1/17/02
Time:
2:47:34 AM
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This is a fantastic site, a tremendous amount of work has gone into developing this, well done. Anyone interested in the history or RAF Aviation then this is the site for you. I have just started a site on the Handley Page Hastings, for the ride of your life why not fasten your seat belt & click on to http://splashdown2.tripod.com/HandleyPageHastingsTG579/


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feedback@rafweb.org
Date:
1/21/02
Time:
12:43:06 PM
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To the person who left the above message, I would be interested to know what you actually mean. If you have any comments worth listening to, perhaps you should have the courage to leave your e-mail address.


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davidfoley@mindspring.com
Date:
1/22/02
Time:
1:01:14 AM
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Can you recommend any publications outlining the WW2 activity of the RAF Pathfinder Squadrons?


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so@bigfoot.com
Date:
1/23/02
Time:
10:12:58 AM
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I am looking for anyone that may have trained At NAS Grosse Ile during WWII. There has been some question about the RAF training there. I know that the FAA did and am now looking for proof of the RAF trianing crew there. Please contatc me at so@bigfoot.com if you can help.


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uncle_albert39@hotmail.com
Date:
1/24/02
Time:
8:20:41 AM
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Excellent site, very comprehensive. As a retired RAF Admin Sergeant this site provides a continuing contact with a large part of my life.


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ttccrockers@freezone.co.uk
Date:
1/27/02
Time:
7:21:35 PM
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searching for anyone at RAF Watton 1960s 360 sqdn...


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tsprowse@xtra.co.nz
Date:
19/04/2002
Time:
11:39:18
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Can anyone provide details of the wartime career of W/Cdr J.B. 'Willie' Tait,DSO***,DFC* ? I am researching all holders of the DSO with 3 bars and need information such as promotions, citations for all his awards and/or London Gazette dates of each, Squadrons he was associated with and his post war career. Thanks, Tony Prowse, New Zealand


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andrew.barron@alstom.co.nz
Date:
22/04/2002
Time:
06:03:56
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Hi, I was named after a distant relative, Air Marshall Andrew McKee, but have never known much about him. So I was pleased to turn up his biography on your wonderfull web site. THANKS

Andrew Barron (NZ)


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wdavedj@aol.com
Date:
24/04/2002
Time:
23:24:41
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Seriously well researched and presented site.Hope you have patience and energy to complete it. I am piecing together information for my father's 80th Birthday this year. Flt Lt. Clem Wilson DFC was in 156 & 635 Sqdns. for sure - flying from Upwood, Downham Market, Warboys. 8 Group Pathfinders. Was at HCU Elsham Wolds, also I believe Foldingworth? Navigator/Bomb Aimer Lancasters and Wellingtons - 56 Ops I think.Flew in Lancaster D-Dog while in 635 Squadron, Skipper for most of ops. was Tony Hiscock. Volunteered and shipped to train in South Africa 1941 I think. At end of war transferred to Egypt as intelligence officer. I would like to hear from anyone who may have flown with or knew him. Once again - best wishes - easily most informative site I have found - hope it will grow. Dave Wilson


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dit@alphalink.com.ua
Date:
25/04/2002
Time:
00:14:53
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Hello, My uncle died in 1942 while serving with RAF 37 Squadron in Malta. I see you have information coming on this squadron. Does it include the 1941/2 period in Malta please, I would be very interested.

Thanks, Christine Walsh - Melbourne, Australia


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stephen.thorpe6@btopenworld.com
Date:
25/04/2002
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00:17:25
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Just visited the site and its pretty good. i am the historian for North Weald Airfield Museum and may be able to help. Keep up the good work!


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Hughhall@attcanada.ca
Date:
27/04/2002
Time:
11:18:37
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A person at RAF Commands website referred me to this site which I find most interesting. I shall almost certainly take away a great deal of information. At the same time, I hope I may help contribute to some of these biographies, particularly in the realm of honours bestowed upon personnel. I presently have several data bases on awards (some on line via the Air Force Association of Canada website) including some still "works in progress" but available on request (for example, a data base on aerial awards of the DSO).

Hugh A. Halliday (Ottawa, Canada), hughhall@attcanada.ca


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ex120sqn@hotmail.com
Date:
27/04/2002
Time:
13:42:53
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I tried without success to access "Ranks and Insignia". If anyone can help me, please advise how this can be achieved. The Search facility does not recognise that entry.


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r.lindsay@tinyworld.co.uk
Date:
28/04/2002
Time:
14:26:17
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What a smart and well presented site you should be proud of it,one of the best i've seen


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chas.wheeler@lineone.net
Date:
29/04/2002
Time:
22:51:46
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What I have seen I have found informative and interesting


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toni_bryan@aol.com
Date:
02/05/2002
Time:
21:52:00
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this is a really good site, love your work, toni-bryan


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ronald.aroo@btinternet.com
Date:
04/05/2002
Time:
18:59:28
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Trying to find information on Alfred James Nightingale who was a pilot in the Royal Naval Air Service, Canadian,a POW IN Yozgad from 1916-1918.

Ronald John Saunders


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bigvern@1966.co.uk
Date:
04/05/2002
Time:
22:18:03
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An excellent site with a lot of information. For anybody interested in the histories of 25,33,41,62,65,85,94,112,141,222,242,247,257,263,264 and 266 Squadrons role with the Bloodhound Surface to Air Missile system, Please visit my site (THE BLOODHOUND MISSILE SITE) at www.bhmk2.net.


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maggieann2002@hotmail.com
Date:
07/05/2002
Time:
10:18:25
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I am keen to find out any details of 608 Squadron in World War II. My father was a tail gunner and then a navigator and I am trying to research his wartime experiences. I have been unable to trace any kind of association. Can any body help, please?


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maggieann2002@hotmail.com
Date:
07/05/2002
Time:
10:29:42
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I am trying to find out about 608 Squadron Coastal Command during World War II. My father was a gunner, then a navigator and was in North Africa, Sicily and Southern Italy. Can anybody help, please?


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furlongjason@hotmail.com
Date:
12/05/2002
Time:
21:12:03
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Great Information. I am doing a Battle study on the Air Battle of Malta and your information was invaluable.

Captain Jason Furlong RCAF


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BigDaveBirks@aol.com
Date:
14/05/2002
Time:
21:39:41
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Blimey Malc, is this a labour of love or what! Regards Dave


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webmaster@flashwebhost.cjb.net
Date:
17/05/2002
Time:
17:35:59
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Hi,

I just made a short visit to your site. Thank-you for such a great web-site. Great work. Keep it up.

Regards,

Yujin Boby www.BizHat.com www.flashwebhost.com


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nais@bigpod.com
Date:
18/05/2002
Time:
13:27:48
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G'Day.... you should be proud of your site. I believe that it leaves the official R.A.F. site by a country mile, they should attach this site to theirs as a link, it provides a lot more info!! Does any one have any info on 261 sqn, or my father ALEX(JOCK) NAISMITH???


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J.A.Law@ncl.ac.uk
Date:
22/05/2002
Time:
09:00:00
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What a wonderful website! Every aspect is a model of good practice. Many congratulations to all concerned in its production.


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peter.caldwell@ntlworld.com
Date:
25/05/2002
Time:
15:59:31
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Peter Caldwell ex 356 Squadron. Salbani, India Retired Aircraft Systems Specialist A.V. Roe Woodford. Ast Sec 355/356 Squadron Register.

I would like to inform anyone who is interested that we are having our very last reunion on May 16. 17 18 2003 at Doric Hotel Blackpool.

May I add that this is a very useful site and my thanks to Malcom Barrass


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chris.carter@tkl.com.au
Date:
27/05/2002
Time:
09:23:29
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Great web site - I've added to my favorites. Also I am looking for anyone who knew of flew with a Sergeant Edward Hamilton Henderson from Gunnedah / New South Wales / Australia, who was killed on a rade, on Essen, on the 16/17 September 1942. If anyone knew of him or knows where to find out more about him or his crew could you please contact me.


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Date:
03/06/2002
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19:00:46
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A first class reference web site, well done.


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Date:
05/06/2002
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15:44:56
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I have already spent four hours poring over it and expect to spend many more. For all that are enthusiastic about RAF matters, this is a must. Well done.

Just a lowly ERK !


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ray@mail2uk.com
Date:
07/06/2002
Time:
18:32:59
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Excellant site, full of information and I know from personal experience a lot of hard work. Like many other guests my research is family based.


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Andre@eabold.demon.co.uk
Date:
09/06/2002
Time:
10:28:46
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looking for information about 101 Squadron Volunteer Reserve RAF, in particular action which took place over Dusseldorf 5th May 1943. A friends cousin was killed during this battle.

Help to find the right site for 101 Squadron would be helpful.


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jfbosher@attcanada.ca
Date:
12/06/2002
Time:
11:52:31
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What a good idea! An excellent web site; there should be more of them. I wish you would cite your sources, e.g. I would like to know more about Brig.-Gen. C.G. Hoare.


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jeremy.wright@ntlworld.com
Date:
14/06/2002
Time:
18:28:52
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Great site. I am interested in 66 Squadron 1940 with ref to P/O G H Corbett KIA 08/10/1940 in Spitfire R6779. If anyone has any details I would be glad to hear from them.

Regards, Jeremy Wright


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james.allum@virgin.net
Date:
17/06/2002
Time:
23:18:58
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I am interested on behalf of mu father, Ronald Guerrero, of 162 Squadron RAF, who served in the Middle East in WW2

He would be very grateful if there is any Squadron History in print or in preparation.


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ianhaddon@tinyworld.co.uk
Date:
02/07/2002
Time:
22:06:25
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I am interested in history of 252 sqn


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decals@decalfactory.com
Date:
03/07/2002
Time:
11:07:38
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Great Site! Well Done! Take a look at my site: http://www.decalfactory.com Thanks again! Doug


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julian@halden-goddard.fsnet.co.uk
Date:
03/07/2002
Time:
23:04:34
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An excellent site. As an ex 3(F) Sqn member I found this section to be of the most interest on a personal level. I certainly learnt a lot. One omision though. Nothing on the original RFC badge, much like a Roman III. Which in my period on the squadron, 1980's, was adopted as the un-official ground crew badge as the aircrew would not allow us to wear the Cockatrice badge! But certainly a 10/10 effort.

Julian Halden-Goddard


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derekslambe@yahoo.com
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06/07/2002
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an excellant site, can anyone out there help with info re: a 608 squdn pilot, Sherburn Phillips, stationed at Thornaby 1939.


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AndrsP254@aol.com
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08/07/2002
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an interesting web site: My namesake Uncle,Lt PATRICK WRIGHT ANDERSON, Black Watch and 18 Sqn RFC RAF served in the Great War having left his University course and St Andrews Uni OTC. Served with the 8 Black Watch as 2Lt and then 10 Black Watch in France and Salonika including being Chief Instructor of 26 Division Bombing school. From Nov 1917 he was Observer with 18 Sqn RFC in France and his CO was Major RANALD REID MC & Bar ( Argylls, RFC) [later Air Vice marshal ]. My Uncle flew DH4s with pilots Lt A C Atkey MC ( Canadian ) who later moved to 22 Sqn RAF in 1918 and Lt R C BENNETT (later DFC) also Canadian in 10 Army Wing. ON 27 June 1918 my Uncle was flying with Lt Bennett on a dawn bombing raid over Flanders and after that action they were attacked by up to 10 machines and at the end of action my uncle was wounded to his stomach and thigh. His pilot got him back to the airfield at SERNY and a CCS at AIRE as he had lost a lot of blood in getting back to their lines says the ARBROATH NEWSPAPERS say. He was visited in the CCS by Major Thomson MC acting ADMS of the 29 Div and the family doctor at ARBROATH SCOTLAND and he could not be moved due to the loss of blood but was later moved to the RFC HOSPITAL at EATON SQ london and then in 1919 to the COTTAGE HOSPITAL SWANAGE and then the RAF CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL SWANAGE using the Grand hotel on the seafront and then discharged by ambulance train back to ARBROATH to dress his wounds arriving home on ARMISTICE DAY 1919. his health deteriorated and he died of his wounds in the ARBROATH INFIRMARY on 2 Nov 1921 aged just 29 as his birthday was 7 Oct 1892. The RAF sent the funeral a floral wreath and his name was listed in the RED HACKLE magazine of the Black Watch January 1922 : OBITURARIES . Recently I have had his name added to the Scottish National War memorial Edinburgh castle, (RAF Roll but listing his Black Watch service) and on an additional roll of honour at ST ANDREWS UNIVERSITY O T C . I have erected a headstone at his previously unmarked grave in compartment D western cemtery at ARBROATH scotland. He had relinquished his commission so was not entitled to a War office headstone and he died after 31 august 1921 to get a headstone for the war graves commission. PATRICK W ANDERSON


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16/07/2002
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Great Site. wish I could find a little more detail or link to ww2 base history for Bishops Court N-Ireland though. Keep up the great work. BJ Hogg


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bjhogg@holywood77.freeserve.co.uk
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16/07/2002
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great site wish I could find more details of RAF Bishops Court 1943/4 though. keep up the great work


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roger_little@msn.com
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16/07/2002
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nice site, I am the son of ex 605 sqn observer John Little who served at Bradwell Bay and Manston, before being promoted to W/o and instructor at fairford where he was demobbed. Any contact from ex Mossie air crew much appreciated.


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gr8emma@yahoo.co.uk
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17/07/2002
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Hi just thought I would write a message as this website has really helped me find out some more about the RAF. I am going for selection in August and want to become a pilot. So thanks a lot for all the information the website gave me. Emma Stuart


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RAF_uk@Felchspoon.com
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21/07/2002
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I am looking for info on the late WWII aircraft, the NS300's. They were made late and only 2 squadrons used them, they were also nickname the 'Twaytes' or 'Superflanges' due to their unique flap design allowing them to conduct turns of up to 190 degree's with minimum lateral G's. Any info would be appreciated.


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bigkranch@nb.aibn.com
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23/07/2002
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I liked It but I would like to see in the RAF Organisational Structure what ranks commanded Squadrons, Wings etc!

Christopher K


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provo.mscheetz@state.ut.us
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23/07/2002
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22:46:05
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Well done, excellent work! Congratulations on a remarkable site.

I am a WWI aviation enthusiast with special interest in the FE.2 and its various versions. I'm looking forward to your updates of the aircraft markings that are currently only indicated by aircraft types (#). I especially liked the graphic details that went into the DH2 as shown in Squadron NO. 24 and 32. I am anxious to see such details put into the Fee.

I went to your "Aircraft of the RAF" and pulled up the references to the FE 2 and found 11 Squadrons listed, and several of those listed contained nothing of the FE 2. However, I found 25 squadrons in your "Squadron Aircraft and Markings" web site that contained the Fees (I may have missed some). I'm not complaining, I enjoyed going through each page and examining the lists, the graphics, photos, and the markings. I appreciate all the work that was put into this website and am grateful to have access to it.

Michael Scheetz Provo, Utah, USA


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brianb@modreunited.com
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24/07/2002
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10:30:57
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Hello there,

I've enjoyed having a look around your site and will come back again in the future. There is a large forces community at http://www.modreunited.com and I thought that you might like to have a look.

Warmest Regards, Brian Bambrick-Sattar Webmaster brianb@modreunited.com www.modreunited.com


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eileen.brooks@btopenworld.com
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25/07/2002
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Found your site very interesting, I have been trying to find out information on my brother M/Sig T.N.Evans A.F.C.who was attached to 210 squadron throughout the war years.


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oxland@bigfoot.com
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25/07/2002
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I have sent you an email seperate from thses comments but would like to say how impressed I am with your website and how interesting it has been to visit it.


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webmaster@flashwebhost.cjb.net
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27/07/2002
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Hi,

I just made a short visit to your site. Great work. Keep it up.

Regards,

Yujin Boby www.bizhat.com www.freemarriage.com


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doxland@hotmail.com
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29/07/2002
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Hello I stumbled on RD Oxland listed on your site. He is, I believe, a great uncle.

David Oxland Sidney B.C. Canada V8L 3Z3


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julian.key@defra..gsi.gov.uk
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12/08/2002
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12:12:16
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Thankyou for a very informative section about my great Uncle 'Dick'. My name is Julian llewellyn Atcherley-Key, and and at present working for DEFRA. I am researching both my uncles history and would like to see if you have any other info that i could use? Yours hopefully Julian L A-Key


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john@cooper286.fsnet.co.uk
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12/08/2002
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16:55:02
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Anyone with an interest in the RAF (and you must have an interest if you are reading this page on this excellent website!)give my new site containing 600 photos of my time in the RAF, who knows you may well be featured. http://community.webshots.com/user/hastingsgan


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christi2@cc.umanitoba.ca
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12/08/2002
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21:15:55
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First impression - it's first-rate. I look forward to a more careful browse when I have more time.

Carl Christie, Centre for Defence and Security Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


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les-cigognes@usfamily.net
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16/08/2002
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19:47:26
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First-rate site. Wished I'd come across it earlier.

I've got a question. Anyone having information about Non-Com ranks of the R.N.A.S especially the fitters and mechanics I'd appreciate hearing from you.

Keep up the Good Work!!!


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flakbeau@hotmail.com
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17/08/2002
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I served on the ground staff with 236 at North Coates as a Electrician 2and was there DDay I have taken my E adress as Flakbeau as I worked on the Beaus Ken Parkes


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dan@worthing.co.uk
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21/08/2002
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An appeal for help- I hope some of you, with long memories, may be able to help. RAF Durrington was a site operational from 1943 to c. 1953. I believe it was used for fighter control, but it is now a school. The premises officer has just uncovered some painted murals, of an English Civil War scene, and called me, a local artist, in. It is my belief that they are from the late 1940s, and they may be connected to a Sam Mitchell and his friend Freddy. They've certainly left their names on the work, anyway. Does anyone have information either about RAF Durrington, the staff there, about these paintings or about any other societies or groups who may be able to help further? Please e-mail dan@worthing.co.uk Many thanks- I await your responses!


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FMacdou922@aol.com
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22/08/2002
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I came across your web site today (8/21/2002). I have been looking for information about my father, Donald A. MacDougall, who served in the RFC 1916 - 1917. He was assigned to Sq 16. So far information about this Squadron has escaped me. I have looked at those site with Squadron markings.. All is of interest Thank You. F. A MacDougall


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glendavis@iwon.com
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24/08/2002
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good information


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srgpratt@aol.com
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26/08/2002
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17:06:08
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My late father, Alexander Robert Pratt, was 18 when he joined the RFC in 1917/18. I have his logbook (not to mention flying jacket and leather helmet, which shows which aircraft he trained on (Sopwith Dolphins mainly). The last entry shows that he was being sent to the front. He was subsequently shot down over Belgium but survived and taken as a POW, and subsequently escaped.

Could you please tell me where I can find out some more information about his service record and his time in the RFC?

Your site is excellent.

With thanks.

(Mr) Sandy Pratt


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ned_aka_stuart@msn.com
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27/08/2002
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15:03:01
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my father flew with 358 squadron as a midupper gunner in kl544he was based injessore india . if anyone has any info on him or his crew i would love to here from you. great website. ned.


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frank.waterworth@talk21.com
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29/08/2002
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I have a feeling Air Commodore Crowe retired to somewhere near Easingwold in North Yorkshire. My Aunt used to mention him and possibly received items from him when he died. I assume there has only been one Air Commodore Crowe

regards Frank Waterworth


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redpecker@birdwatch.org
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03/09/2002
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I served with the RAF for seven years, back in 1974. We flew a variaty of planes but one interested me the most, because it has been in use by the service for over 20 years. I believe it was nicknamed "A55 Rimmer Deluxe" but I do not know the actual name of the plane. Any help in tracking it down would be appreciated.


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feedback@rafweb.org
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03/09/2002
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Thanks for your message through my website, I tried to send this to your e-mail address but it was rejected by the server as being an invalid address. If you read this you can send me the answers directly to the address above. I am not familiar with the nickname you mention, but if you could let me have some further details I hope to be able to identify the type.

In what context did fly in them - pilot, aircrew, passenger? How many engines did it have? Was it piston powered or a jet? From what stations did you fly in these? On what type of operations/sorties/missions did you fly in them? How many crew/passengers did it carry? What type of colour scheme did it have?


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lewis. badham@ntlworld.com
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03/09/2002
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21:04:20
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An excellent site I was with 21 sqdn Jan 1947- Nov 1947 the 16 sqdn Nov 1947-July 1948 Mosquitos 21 sqdn and Tempests of 16 sqdn. My wife a WAAF was the Station commanders (Grp Captain Sinclair) secretary. me being a flt mechanic on both sqdn's. We were both de-mobbed on the same day and flew home to-gether from Buckeberg!!


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lewis.badham@ntlworld.com
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03/09/2002
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21:14:35
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SoSorry forgot to mention I was based at RAF Gutersloh didn't know how to amend my previous guest book comment Lew Badham St. Albans Hertfordshire


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liz.mey@canon-europe.com
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05/09/2002
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14:15:31
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Dear Sir, I am very grateful for your excellent website! I am looking to find someone who remembers my father, Richard Christopher Middleton, he flew as navigator / pilot in the RAF 540 Squadron in 1942 to 1945 - I have log books, letters, photo's and poetry from his flying years. I would love to be in touch with someone who know him or his RAF buddies.

Best regards, Elisabeth Mey


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pachp@globalnet.co.uk
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09/09/2002
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14:14:35
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I was searching for information on my Father S/Ldr FC Phipps who was, I believe, S/Ldr of 500 Squadron ans and was killed bombing a German Convoy off the Dutch Coast in 1941, probably in a Hudson. So many of these men were killed that it is difficult ever to find out much about them and it is good to have a site like this. I hope you can enlarge on it over time


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cva31@aol.com
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12/09/2002
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20:53:45
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I found your history of the RAF organisation very interesting. I am trying to gather more information on my father-in-laws squadron. My father-in-law Herbert Holmes was in 58 squadron and was shot down in 1939, he was in a POW camp from 39 to 45. If there is any one that has any more information about 58 squadron or who may have known him please e-mail me.


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GeordieRidley@Hotmail.com
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14/09/2002
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05:24:25
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I am investigating any RAF in the Kenya area between 1940 - 1950


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otrander@malarnet.com
Date:
15/09/2002
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13:53:46
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i admire RAF since WW2.


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otrander@malarnet.com
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15/09/2002
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13:59:27
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I Wonder which squadron that visit the Swedish Flight F8 1950 0r 1951? They had De Havlland Vampyres. I Have some photos fro´m that visit.


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otrander@malarnet.com
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16/09/2002
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06:16:47
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Hi Thanks for Your answer, I'm sorry, there is some missunderstanding. I have photos of the mechanical crew on a party in some evening. No pictures of the aircrafts. Rune Otrander


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undine@primus.com.au
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16/09/2002
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07:10:22
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I was most interested to find this site with the reference to HMS Courageous,my father was RAF a fitter/rigger and transferred to the Fleet air Arm a year before War was declared,he died in the ship September 1939 the anniversary of which is tomorrow. PS the ship was HMS Courageous


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danmotheral@hotmail.com
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16/09/2002
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19:02:52
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Great site sir, I am researching my Grandpa, a B-25 pilot that was shot down over France, he escaped and continued to fly for 2.5 tours, I would like to hear from anyone who flew with or knew of him, he was know as 'Curly' Motheral a Canadian, and an 'old man' (he was almost 30 when he joined) Anyone knowing him or family of his flight crew please email me, Thank you....


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bluearmyitfc@lineone.net
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16/09/2002
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22:32:45
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Hi, Good web site liked the pictures of 152 Sqn planes. I have a web site dedicated to 152(hyderabad)F.Sqn at http://www.152hyderabad.co.uk. I would welcome your coments. Thankyou..


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guy.sander@breathemail.net
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19/09/2002
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16:02:46
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Excellent site. I am currently researching my great Uncle's crew who served in 35 and 635 squadrons, PFF. They were killed in action on 25th March 1944 with 635 sq. on a sortie to Berlin. Any info on crew:W.Still;E.Deveson;J.Holmwood;J.Tillman;A.Stanbridge;C.Talby and W.Sander greatfully received.


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gail.kilmartin@gner.co.uk
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30/09/2002
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19:50:08
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Very good site. Would be interested to hear from anyone who did their training at Church Fenton in 1942- 1943 with my father, James Abbott. He served as an air traffic controller, part of 2nd TAF and MORU 2.


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ssanders@ewell.u-net.com
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01/10/2002
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18:13:48
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Squadron 270 1943-44 based Apapa- anyone?. Thank you for the web site.


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philljohn@silk.net
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02/10/2002
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03:57:15
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A Good site but wish that it included reference to my old Squadron 230 Squadron, Sunderland flying boats `Kita Chari Juah` or in English `We seek afar` In 1944 based on Redhills Lake, Madras. then Seletar,Singapore. Flew back to Calshot as a squadron in May 1946. Best Regards, Jay


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gores@tinyworld.co.uk
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11/10/2002
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00:42:14
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My father was a member of 226 squadron in france 1939/ 1940 he kept diaries as to lfe in the 226 until they returned home. are you interested in adding reminicencs of squadron life etc t your web site


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20/10/2002
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Has there been a book published re 185 sqdr Malta and India operations WW2? I would be grateful for any information relating to 185 operational history WW2 only.


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ideasguy@maine.rr.com
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20/10/2002
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16:58:51
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Very interesting. I'm looking for more information about 3C OTU for the 1943-44 period. My father, Harry Savage, was part of that unit before joining 244 Squadron, Coastal Command. Anyone have any memorabilia of that training unit?

Peter Savage


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dobo_2002@hotmail.com
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22/10/2002
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12:01:03
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This website is very very good , I like the way you have your menu.

From Lewis Dobson ~~ ~ dobo_2002@hotmail.com ~ ~~


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rnewborn@telusplanet.net
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23/10/2002
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02:23:39
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Enjoyed your website. I was posted to the 612 Squadron on May 3,1942 and left, being posted to Castle Kennedy on July 7, 1943, before being posted back to Canada on September 16, 1943.


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RDuran1952@Juno.com
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23/10/2002
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16:36:00
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A most exellent web page!!!


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jones@bluewin.ch
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24/10/2002
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12:57:18
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Interesting and professional site! My father served in the 201 Group which I know very little about, I do have a photograph which illustrates 15 soldiers including my father, standing in front of a notice saying “The Boys who stayed behind” ! On the back of the photograph it says “ 98993-7 Jones R.H. , MCS , 201 Group M.E.F” Does this mean anything to you, could you give me some more info.


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ronspain@clara.co.uk
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25/10/2002
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Second visit, what a site! Found it from the 219 Sqdn Association(includes 6029 & 6129 SEs) newsletter. Links to other RAF sites would be useful, e.g. appbe.com and radarpages.co.uk would point others to useful information. 219 (Mosquitos 1944 onwards) have produced a squadron history book, they have plenty available for sale.


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mgwstorm10@aol.com
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26/10/2002
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17:19:28
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very, very, good 10 out of 10


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firstbusiness1@yahoo.com
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28/10/2002
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18:24:12
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Very useful site indeed. Well worth a visit. Very interesting site and content. I like the open layout too.

James http://www.uk-loans-mortgages.com/


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rob@dotmagic.co.uk
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28/10/2002
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22:33:51
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Very interesting website! My Dad was in the RAF over in Wegburg, W germany for a long time. I found your website most useful.

Rob Collyer


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jelms@continentalrelay.com
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29/10/2002
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Great site - most informative

Regards - Jeff http://ContinentalRelay.com/br


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dowlingr@telusplanet.net
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31/10/2002
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04:14:17
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October 30/02

I am a former RCAF pilot amd found your site very interesting, informative & enjoyable.In the "Canadian Aviation Legends" section, you indicate that the picture of Dallas W. Schmidt is not available. Dallas is a personal friend with whom I am often in contact. Please advise if you wish me to obtain a picture of him.


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bsharman@ucnsb.net
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01/11/2002
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The web site is excellent. I, Ben Sharman was a radio operater in 200 Staging Post which was in Hong Kong in 1945 and in Shanghai in 1946 operating out of Lunghwa Airfield. I am having trouble getting any information about Staging Posts and would be very interested in contacting someone who served in this capacity.


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glennroberts69@hotmail.com
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02/11/2002
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19:11:38
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My grandad was in 96 sqn in 1946 his name was patrick collins he lived in hampshire . He was a propulsion mech if u knew my grandad u can contact me on my email address which is below.I also have photos of my grandad during the second world war with his mosquito.


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http://www.hotel--canada.com
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04/11/2002
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21:08:17
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Great site! history buff graham


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mwalton@ntlworld.com
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08/11/2002
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23:37:02
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The web site looks fine, but I haven't had much time to explore it yet ! I logged on looking for info about PETER FISHER who was with me, "WALLY" WALTON in RSF at RAF LUQA in the mid 1950s I would love to hear from anyone who has any such info, or who remembers me. I also played cricket for the station, so met quite a few bods outside signals.


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donald.ashwell@btintermet.com
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09/11/2002
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14:02:27
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Most interesting and informative. Keep up the good work.


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crhowgill @hotmail.com
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09/11/2002
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16:09:36
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Great site .would like to hear any more of ex 296 squadron


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veitch@ stevens1915.fsnet.co.uk
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09/11/2002
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17:44:36
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I enjoyed looking through your Web Site It was very interesting. My Father was an Observer with 605 Sqdn K.I.A. 31.12.42 Sgt Robert Veitch


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bdaandt@telus.net
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10/11/2002
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22:08:43
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My grandfather Frank C Stibbard was officer pilot in 144 squadron. He went on to become a wing commander. He later went on to work directly under Lord Mountbattan in charge of munitions in India. If anyone recognises this name please contact me at bdaandt@telus.net. Thankyou Bruce Anderson


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john.may10@btopenworld.com
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11/11/2002
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16:56:52
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This has got to be the most amazingly well-researched site on Royal Air Force which I have had the privilege of reading. I have just spent the past hour or so surfing through various pages and I reckon it will take me half a lifetime to get through the rest.

Thank you very much for providing such an extensive reference document.

John May RAF Scampton


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ricka_pendred007@hotmail.com
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12/11/2002
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15:56:34
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My name is richard pendred and was searching for family tree info. I came across this site and would be interested to find out if i am related to Air MArshall Sir Lawrence Pendred. My grandfathers name was norman william lewis pendred. Very interesting site. Thankyou.


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chriscoote@hotmail.com
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12/11/2002
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21:23:56
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sir, i am trying to find out if there is anyone still around who knew my late father,sqdn ldr christian john coote.he served from sept `39-`46 then from `48-`58.he was stationed @no 10 airgunnery school walney island b-in-f, stormy down s wales. combined ops london, bridgenorth and cosford salop. the middle east,aden,horsham st faith and west kirby l/pool.any info would be very much appriciated. yours faithfully, christopher j coote.


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brianw@vulcantech.co.uk
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14/11/2002
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20:46:34
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A fascinating site. I am eagerto find information on any colleagues from 368 Wireless Unit, with which I served during WWII from its formation in the UK and throughout my service in India and SEAC until the end of hostilities. H.B. Winstanley


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trevor.williams@blueyonder.co.uk
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15/11/2002
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19:14:00
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Very good site, but I seek information on a particular incident that took part around the time 81(F) Squadron was operating Spitfire Mk.VIII's from the Chindit airstrip known as RAF Broadway, in the Burmese Jungle. A flight of six Spitfires led by S/Ldr."Babe" Whittamore,DFC,RAF were bounced by Japanese fighters just after or about the time of take-off. S/Ldr."Babe" Whittamore, DFC,RAF being killed in the encounter.Can anybody provide more detailed information for me please ?. Trevor Williams/History Officer for 85/249(F)Sqdns Public Relations Officer for The Hawker Hurricane Society.


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16/11/2002
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I WORKED ON 79 SQD FROM 1979-1981 I WORKED ON THE HUNTERS AND THE 2 METEORS WE HAD ALSO THE JET PROVOST,S I HAVE A LTD PHOTO OF VASF RAF BRAWDY 1980 WHEN THE F8 METEOR LEFT FLOWN BY FLT LT CAT CONTACT davidtrogg1@aol.com


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steve@sheliak.co.uk
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17/11/2002
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I have recently lost my father to a stroke, he was an LAC in 241 squadron during WWII. I have found a copy of the squadron wartime diary/history, seemingly written at the time and it has spurred me to try to see if there are any photographs of the squadron during those years.


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Webmaster - AviationHistory.org
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17/11/2002
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I like the ease of use your website provides. Your navigation menu is straight forward. Great site.

Please visit my site and tell me what you think. I am the webmaster of http://www.aviationhistory.org. Thanks.


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flw93@hotmail.com
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19/11/2002
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i am researching the Auxiliary Air Force as part of my PHD studies. Can anyone help me with information about RAF Thornaby, 698 Sqn AAF or the history of the AAF


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jocurrie@btinternet.com
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20/11/2002
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Very useful Many thanks. I am writing an obituary and this has been ideal for finding other members of my subject's family.


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mbro@iprimus.com.au
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21/11/2002
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very iteresting, I was in the RAF OCT 48 may 50,2409508 90 mu 91 mu, any other bods still kicking, Australia 42 years


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s.dean67@ntlworld.com
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22/11/2002
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I had the pleasure of chatting to an 'old boy' from 76 Squadron last evening. He flew alongside Sir Leonard Cheshire as his navigator. There are not many of these guys still around today. His memory is remarkable and he will be visiting our ATC Squadron in a couple of weeks time to talk to our cadets. I for one, will look forward to that!


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lkingfrog@aol.com
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24/11/2002
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Most Helpful in providing clear general information in my research of my late father's RAF Career. Ken Lupton


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eddieneal@connectfree.co.uk
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24/11/2002
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Brings back wonderful memories - I was an SAC working for ACM Sir Harry Broadhurst in 1956/58 on his personal staff at Naphill. National Serviceman with lots of memories. A great site - keep up the good work.. Edward James Neal 2783515.


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nataliecrook26@vizzavi.net
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25/11/2002
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I was very interested in this web site as it gave me alot of infomation for my history coursework on world war 1 areoplanes.


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www.theonetom2002@yahoomail.com
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27/11/2002
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a very very good site thaks a lot from cadt Edwards T air training corps ....


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ronwendy@telus.net
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27/11/2002
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I am hoping that someone looking through this site might recognize the following name: William James McNicol. He was a Flight Lieutenant with the No. 433 Porcupine Squadron of the RCAF during WWII. He also received the Distinguised Flying Cross for his service. Mr. McNicol's family have lost contact with him. They are planning a reunion in 2005 and wish to find him or members of his family.

If anyone knows of his whereabouts, please contact me.

Wendy


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Just doing research for my history homework, and despite being an easy and informative site to use I found a surprising lack of info about the WAAF.

Just a thought.


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ticton@shaw.ca
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04/12/2002
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My father flew with 175. Eventually F/Lt F.M. Botting "F for Freddy". He was shot down July 18, 1944 and captured. I believe he was with 175 when they were a Hurricane or Hurribomber Squadron but he was certainly a "Tiffy" pilot and proud too.


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Gr8 website

Ashley ryder and Rowan Schley


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mr.spencers@btopenworld.com
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12/12/2002
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Researching T E Lawrence (particularly The Biscuit)

Useful biographies

stephen spencer


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ladydi458@hotmail.com
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16/12/2002
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Haven't had time to look through it thorougly as yet. Seems interesting. My dad passed away 2 yrs. ago and I'm typing up a note book of stories he recalled from the 89 Squadron.He was in Burma and Ceylon. He was near Mandalay when it fell.His mates name was Fisher. He was shot down and spent many yrs in hosp. He mentions places such as Ratmalana Airport and Vavunia. He relates a about being in Kinloss early 40's and sailing past the Rock of Gibraltar. He speaks about the Gurkhas and of course many tall stories are included in his narritive.


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ladydi458@hotmail.com
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16/12/2002
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Sorry, in my comments, I forgot to mention my dads name. Samuel John Mitchell from Ireland. 89th Squadron.


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17/12/2002
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I wanted to be a pilot when I was a child but things didn't work that way. Anyways I love surfing on these sites now, this one is pretty cool. Check my site about travel http://www.indigotour.com


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oramodels@aol.com
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18/12/2002
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I have just completed 2 scratch built models for a gentleman whos father flew spitfires and mustangs for 316 sqd.......your site was helpful in obtaining information Ted Oram ORAMODELS Australia


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mr.mo@bigpond.com
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20/12/2002
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You have an excellent site. My Name is, Maurice Horsburgh. As a member of the Royal Observer Corps,I first attended a lecture in the early '50's, at Waterbeach, Cambs by Sir Basil Embry, C in C Firhter Command. His opening words are just as appropriate today, "British Generals are often accused of preparing for the last war". His son Paddy,whom I have recently met,is now a Member of Paliament in Western Australia


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20/12/2002
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I have visited this site in my search for any mention, contacts or records of my mother - Sheila Hannah Pratt - who served in the WAAF in the 1940's in Cairo, Egypt. I would also be very interested to trace an Amercan pilot, Bill Webber, who served there with her.

If anyone knew them, please do contact me on alison_monk@btinternet.com

 

Thank you very much.


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marsa@ballyn.fsnet.co.uk
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22/12/2002
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Great site. I am looking for information on my Uncle, Captain Claud Cecil Ballyn,DFC and Bar (Charles)- 658 Squadron. His last flight was 19/02/45. I have his log books, pen, badges, DFC, but would love to have a picture.


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23/12/2002
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I have been an aficionado of military history all my life, and this site was quite informative. I liked the pics of RFC badges of rank. I always wondered what those looked like.


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sid.owen@bigpond.com
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27/12/2002
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I have many photos taken of 102 sqdn in approx 1937 to 1939 or 1940. I know is 102 as can identify aircraft from other literature. Many photos of young airmen and girlfriends. My own Uncle killed 1940 while in 102 (william hue owen) ( most like photos taken by him). Is there anyone out there to whom these photos might be more meaningful ?. I could supply CD rom by post.


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stu-joyce@supanet.com
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27/12/2002
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My name is Geoff Allaway, I was stationed in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1947 then in Khartoum, Sudan, with 213 squadron. If anyone reading this was there with me, let me know by contacting the email address below. I remember John Beasley. Do any of you remember me?


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nickhp@prhack.demon.co.uk
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27/12/2002
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N.J. Hallings-Pott, son of J.R., fascinated to read details about father of which he was not aware. I have his log book so could check dates when time permits. would be most interested if anybody has more details about the Borkum raid when he was awarded DSO since RAF Records Office have been unable to give me the citation.


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sid.owen@bigpond.com
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28/12/2002
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Good to hear from you. This message has also been e-mailed to you. It is with great excitement that I write to you. Perhaps it would be best if I explained a little of the background. My brother and I have been looking for some years for information on our father and two uncles. Three brothers all joined the RAF. Unlcle Bill ( Flt Lt. David William Hew Owen) was killed while serving in 102 Squadron. We were lucky in this instance as we found details in a book we came across by chance. 'It’s Suicide but it’s fun” The story of 102 Squadron 1917-1956. by Chris Goss In this book there is even a picture of his aircraft DY-R(page 26 also shown 'squadron markings 102') and details of his crash in France (p165). It was while examining the illustrations in this book that I came to realise that in the pile of old photos which I possess many were from 102 squadron. The aircraft were identifiable (Heyfords, many of these) by their markings, I even possessed a photo of the crash of Heyford 'S' for Sugar shown in the above book (page 12). So was able to establish that these photos were indeed taken at 102 squadron and the date (march 1938 date of crash of 'S'). Since all the photos appear to be of a simular time there is reason to believe that the unidentified aircrew may also be of 102 squadron. The photos show young men both in uniform with aircraft and (And at least one female Pilot Officer) in their free time with girlfriends and cars. It is likely that the photos were taken by Flt Lt David William Hew Owen (My Uncle Bill). On the other hand I believe that my father Wg Cdr John Alfred Price Owen know as Jap Owen was also with the squadron (I do not know this for certain knowing very little about him also) in which case the photos might have been taken by him) The third brother Robin James Owen we know very little of (almost nothing) and really know only the information from his grave (killed in 1944). If you can give me a mailing address I can send you a CD rom of the photos This would be an easier option than e-mailing as the collection is large (18 Mbyte) and scanned in at high resolution to enable inspection of detail. I feel the more people who can view the pictures the more likely that they can be identified. (Certainly the aircraft can as the markings on most are clear). I have written notes to accompany each photo with my thoughts.


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patrickstaton@hotmail.com
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30/12/2002
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Apart from what I read on this excellent website, does anyone out there actually remember, or know anyone else who remembers A.V.M. William Earnest Staton (Bill, Bull, Crack-'em, King-kong or whatever other name he went by)? I am trying to research his activities in the Far East around the time of the fall of Singapore. Several members of my family, as well as friends connected with them have, over the last few years, led me to wonder if the War Office acted with gross negligence (...or worse!). He was responsible for a report which set out to demonstrate that the Japanese would invade through the jungles of Malaya as opposed to via an anticipated sea attack. Had his advice not been foolishly ignored, there might have been a different outcome for the entire region. With this, he, and numerous others, might also have been spared capture, long-term imprisonment, and subjection to feindish cruelty at the hands of the Japanese. With your help I will, in time, persue this. Do any records survive in Malaysia or Singapore? I maybe going back there later next year. Patrick V. Staton (Bill's grandson).


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30/12/2002
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VERY GOOD,ONLY FOUND IT TODAY, IN SEARCH OF INFO OF 292 SQUADRON AND ANYBODY OUT THERE WHO MAY KNOW MY FATHER, KENNETH MARSHALL,WARRANT OFFICER,1942-1947,NO.1622897, SERVERDIN INDIA AND BURMA.


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philh@mitem.com
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30/12/2002
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My name is (Adrian) Philip Humphries. I ma the youngest of 3 Sons born to Flt Lt Kenneth John Humphries and Irene (Rene) Phyllis Humphries, deceased 2/23/2002. My Father was the Flight Engineer with 622 Squadron under Captain Ray Curlin (Australia, also deceased). He Retired in approx 1965 from the RAF and lived in Florida, USA until his death at age (approx)71. We (three sons)are proud of the fact that Kenneth served with so many brave men and women in RAF Bomber Command. I live in Dallas, Texas USA