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T1: jdpowersATtelus.net
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Date: 02 Jan 2004
Time: 19:44:24
 

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Am inerested in contacting anyone who was with 426 Sqn RCAF stationed at Topcliffe FEB 1944- FEB 1945 J.E.Powers F/O


T1: helenotooleAThotmail.com
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Date: 03 Jan 2004
Time: 21:21:09
 

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I am trying to find anyone who knew my Mother, Nurse Ann Moyna from Monaghan, Ireland. She trained at Croyden General Hospital during 1939 - 1943. She recently died and in her possessions I found newspaper clippings in relation to Digby RAF Base. Am curious to know if anyone still remembers her. Thank you.


T1: dufield57AThotmail.com
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Date: 04 Jan 2004
Time: 13:29:28
 

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I am most apreciative of the help Malcolm Barras gave in my quest to find the details behind a crash in WW2 that killed my Mother's cousin. After years of trying to find the reason for his death,I now have the answers. Thanks sincerely Michael Booker


T1: tesenkowATshaw.ca
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Date: 05 Jan 2004
Time: 04:23:12
 

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Tim Senkow 204 webster ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R2C 3C9 Hi; I have been trying to get information about my grandfather, John C. P. O'connor F/O (J22860) RCAF No.101 sqdn. He was a navigator in a Halifax and later in a lancaster. He survived the war but when he was alive we never talked about the war very much. I did not find out until after he was gone that he received the D.F.C. medal which my uncle recently gave me. I found some information on the internet in the Canadien archives, 31 missions from 18 April,1944 to 26 Sept,1944. Would there be a way to find out if this was his squadron because it seems as if there is no Canadien 101 Squdron. According to my uncle he was sure that my grandfather flew with the RAF when he first went over seas and later with a Canadien squadron. If you know of any good web sights I would appreciate if you could send me the links thank you. Sincerly: Tim Senkow


T1: isobelstandringAThotmail.com
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Date: 05 Jan 2004
Time: 08:59:56
 

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Its great but we can't find about Peter S Martin DFC who won the Sword of Honour at Cranwell. Would also like to see listing of decorations awarded and description of how they were achieved if you know where i can find this info please can you email me on isobelstandringAThotmail.com many thanks


T1: brianwarren60AThotmail.com
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Date: 05 Jan 2004
Time: 21:46:58
 

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My name is Brian Warren from Emmer Green, Reading. My cousin,W.G.Wooldridge (known as George) was No 1321059 Warrant Officer Air Bomber with 101 Squadron Ludford Magna. George died some eighteen months ago and I am now in possession of his pay book which shows he served from 23.2.42 to 30.7.46. I am also in possession of his Flying Log Book which details his training in Canada and England; and much more interesting, details of his 32 missions over France, Germany and one to Poland


T1: HHGethingATaol.com
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Date: 07 Jan 2004
Time: 01:24:49
 

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Very nice site - which leads me to requesing some information. My mother's cousin, F/Sgt. Gudmundur Johannesson, R/123858, was a member of 408 Squadron and was killed May 5, 1943 on a raid to Dortmund. He was a crewmember of Halifax II HR-658 coded EQ-V. My mother's brother (another cousin - my mother has passed away)informed me it was his first raid, and that he was a gunner. However, the RCAF.com website indicates "F/Sgt. G. Johannesson ... and crew ..." To me, this implies he was the pilot. Any information that can be passed on would be appreciated.


T1: bharrieATozemail,com.au
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Date: 07 Jan 2004
Time: 15:48:47
 

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Your efforts are appreciated. Dave Beharrie


T1: pauline_braaksmaATmsn.com
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Date: 10 Jan 2004
Time: 18:26:27
 

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Thanks for this site. I hope someone can help me . I am looking for anyone who knew Douglas Henry Skinner from Dunsandel N.Z. He was with the 160 Squadron in Ceylon . R.N.Z.A.F. #42342. He went missing and presumed dead following the Dixie Dean ditching on May 6th , 1944. Or his friend James Trott R.N.Z.A.F.# 42343 who returned home to N.Z. after the war.


T1: slawrenceATmacunlimited.net
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Date: 11 Jan 2004
Time: 10:37:13
 

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Only just found this website and delighted with the information provided and quality.


T1: jimpy.cassonATbtopenworld.com
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Date: 13 Jan 2004
Time: 20:15:04
 

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My father Derrick "Cass" Casson served with 18 during the North Africa period up to the end of hostilities. He was an air gunner and made final rank of Flt Lt before he finally left the RAF in 1959. As he served on Boston's he was disappointed not to see any on this site with desert and Italian campaign markings. Otherwise, thanks for the memories. Jimps (we all have funny nicknames!)


T1: RodericMATaol.com
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Date: 14 Jan 2004
Time: 22:04:36
 

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Thank you for the interesting information. I am a grandson of AVM RD Oxland, living in America, and am keen on researching his life.


T1: guymanjointATmail.com
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Date: 16 Jan 2004
Time: 09:13:17
 

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a lovely site just found it


T1: andcawATaol.com
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Date: 17 Jan 2004
Time: 21:25:16
 

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Mr Andrew Cawdron son of 'rusty' cawdron, who served as corporal armourer fitter with 143 wing through Europe. Just looking for the history as somehow, like so many returning home, they never really talked about it. Nice Web and like the parchment feel.


T1: darren.mainATntlworld.com
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Date: 17 Jan 2004
Time: 22:45:27
 

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Very interesting site. I am trying to find out some information on 44 Squadron. A relation of mine, Richard Kenneth Main, was killed in June 1941 whilst serving with 44 Sqdn. I have found out quite a bit since they were called the Rodesians and about them being the first to have Lancasters but this was all afetr he died. I think he flew a Blenheim but am unsure. Can anybody put me in the right direction regarding his service career, I am unsure where to start. Thank you Darren Main


T1: m.w.moonATntlworld.com
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Date: 18 Jan 2004
Time: 10:08:15
 

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It really does open your eyes to what was involved


T1: angusmansfieldATaol.com
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Date: 24 Jan 2004
Time: 17:44:11
 

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RE RR BARNFATHER Researching my grandfathers flying history wuth a view to writing a book. I have his log book as a base and have visited the PRO at Kew and the IWN archive several times so have the ORB for the squadrons and combat reports etc but he served with the following Squadrons whilst in the Middle East 72 Squadron - Tunsisia 5/43 - Hal Far Malta 6/43 to 7/43 for Operation Husky and invasion of Sicily - Comiso 7/43 - 9/43 for Operation Avalanche and Invasion of Sicily - Tusciano and Naples 9/43 - 12/43 - Lago 1/44 - 2/44 No 71 OTU Ismalia Egypt 3/44 - 8/44 43 Squadron - 10/44 - 11/44 94 Squadron - 11/44 - 4/45 Greece Would welcome contact from anyone that may have served with him and or suggestions for any research/books on the arena's that he was involved in Many thanks Gus Mansfield


T1: jonATtappersrest.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 25 Jan 2004
Time: 16:14:30
 

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Hello. Does any one please have further information on the Zepplin L34 brought down in 1916. As i have just purchased a small part of her taken after her crash.


T1: bevwebbATbeeb.net
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Date: 25 Jan 2004
Time: 20:41:54
 

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A great web site. I came across it while researching 'A>H>C' who I think was a CO at RNAS Redcar July 1917 - March 1919. I have a propellor which was a gift to him, from a 130HP Le Clerget which I presume came from a Camel or Snipe. What do you think? Regards Bev Webb


T1: samevangelistaATblueyonder.co.uk
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Date: 26 Jan 2004
Time: 14:13:37
 

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g.a.b.b.i Geofrey augustus broughten Tower accounts section 1944 gen - narrator news R.A.F Helwan oxygen wall news paper editor


T1: mhunnaAToptusnet.com.au
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Date: 28 Jan 2004
Time: 00:13:21
 

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Hello all I have just received my grandfathers RAF service records and would appreciate some help with the abbreviations. I understand the squadron numbers etc, but would like to know what RAF DEPOT means (this was his first posting on record) He then went to Egypt then B.D.E ? then A.D.E ? then onto S of A.C ? Also what would HQFA and A.D.G.B stand for? many thanks in advance Mark Hunter (Sydney AUS)


T1: pip.wurschATmontreuxvideostudio.ch
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Date: 28 Jan 2004
Time: 10:18:54
 

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I have just found this web site and am delighted. I have just found the photo of Joseph Puysseleyr 350 Sqn. (RAF n0 100652) Died January 9th 1945. I am his daughter and have 3 children and one grandchild.


T1: Eric.GroundsATcare4free.net
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Date: 29 Jan 2004
Time: 10:50:05
 

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I am a frequent visitor and have benefited enormously from this site. But I have just encountered an unusual omission....Marshal of the RAF Sir John Grandy (whose memorial service will be held at St. Clement's Dane o 1 April) has no biography here..Would it help if I tried to get some information from his sons?


T1: andcawATaol.com
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Date: 29 Jan 2004
Time: 14:39:31
 

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Helpful Web Site although the RCAF always help by putting squadron id letters on their squadrons so that you can trace old photos of aircraft left by your parents (as is the case here). My dad was at Bircham Newton during 1941 possibly training or working as armourer fitter and worked on Hudsons, so it is a bit of related resaerch about aircraft, RAF stations, etc. The family name is cawdron. There were other brothers one a Warrant Officer also at Bircham


T1: hexadecimal3AThotmail.com
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Date: 29 Jan 2004
Time: 15:34:13
 

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I would like to thank the webmaster, Malcolm Barrass, for assisting me in my queries with regards to the Squadron Standard of Number 45 Squadron and the Queen's Colours of the Far East Air Force. A wonderful and informative site! Keep it up! Herman FMY


T1: acritterzATaol.com
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Date: 29 Jan 2004
Time: 16:33:50
 

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Hoping someone could help me. My father is trying to find information on a mission he flew in 4/25/45 they were dropped to recover a plane near Celle and then they were picked up and took back to blakehill farm. There was a W/O named Armand a F/O J W Lane and IS, E, AM, UM, and AF. His name was William James Armstrong, he knows some names Sid Scholfield, Sutherland, there was also someone D H Mackay, and G B Snider if anyone has any information he would love to hear it. I have been trying to find information but alot of it is still classified and I cannot get access.


T1: gusbreymannATcomcast.net
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Date: 31 Jan 2004
Time: 17:07:39
 

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I, too, am grateful to Malcolm for allowing me to post a "help wanted" query at his Web site. Although I am acutely aware that too many years may have passed, I am interested in contacts with anyone who may have met my uncle, Lt. Gustave M. Heiss, who was a USAAC observer in England in May and June, 1941. Please see the "help wanted" section of this Web site for more information.


T1: blida1ATntlworld.com
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Date: 01 Feb 2004
Time: 11:17:22
 

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Congratulations on this splendid web sote. I have an interest in anyone who served with 3ADU/Ferry Unit in N.Africa 1943/1945. The stations where at Blida, Algeria and Oujda/Morocco. I was an NCO Pilot on this unit up to November 1945 Charles Matthews


T1: adrian-wATblueyonder.co.uk
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Date: 01 Feb 2004
Time: 12:56:51
 

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I am trying to find information on Spitfiers of 683 Squadron based in Malta as flown by WC Adrian Warburton. He flew MKV (BR665)and MKX1 PRU versions so I hope that you manage to track down the markings of these Aircraft based in Malta. Keep up the good work. Adrian Warburton (I was born in Jan 43 and my parents named me after him)


T1: mgiles1ATcogeco.ca
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Date: 02 Feb 2004
Time: 01:36:03
 

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Thankyou for your detailed research. My dad flew on the Sunderland as a WOP during WWII and was stationed at Castle Archdale. My mom has a large reproduction of a painting that was done of the Sunderland no. 201 squadron and I was wanting more information on the history of it for my son who is interested in what his grandpa did during the war. He has my dad's medals and is passing this on to his two sons. WOW My dad would be so shocked if he was still living. He passed away 20 years ago.


T1: majhicksATyahoo.com
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Date: 02 Feb 2004
Time: 10:47:15
 

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Thank you for an interesting site. I was in the RAF from 1955 until 1957, National Serviceman. I was stationed at Kenley after finishing my trade training (Air Wireless). I would love to hear from anyone who was at Kenley at that time. It was interesting to learn that they shut the station down shortly after I was demobbed! Keep up the good work. John Hicks


T1: losfelinosATsupanet.com
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Date: 03 Feb 2004
Time: 00:35:36
 

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I am searching for anyone who knew my late father.  Anthony (Tony) Raymond Martin. He was with 16 Squadron in Celle in the early 50's.He was a keen Glider pilot and his hobby was radio controlled model aircraft. Guy Martin.


T1: lyndamcneeATonetel.com
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Date: 03 Feb 2004
Time: 00:53:02
 

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My father, who is now deceased was in squadron 33 and joined in 1942. He was a Spitfire pilot and his name was Jim McNee from just outside Glasgow. I have various photographs of the squadron and I would like to find out if there are any surviving pilots of that squadron to contact, or their families. Several years ago I donated his flying jacket and uniform to the Museum of Flight at East Fortune.


T1: lkwATaug.com
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Date: 04 Feb 2004
Time: 15:49:55
 

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Great webpage. May they always have fair skies and following winds! L.K.Weber, CDR USN (Ret.) First Commanding Officer, U.S. NAWF, St. Mawgan 1965


T1: CMARSTONATINTERLOG.COM
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Date: 05 Feb 2004
Time: 22:03:37
 

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HAVING HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND INTERVIEW MANY OF THE GREAT NAMES OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS I PERSONALLY FOUND THIS GROUP OF WEB PAGES TO BE AN EXCEPTIONAL EFFORT FOR WHICH YOU ARE TO BE COMMENDED MOST HIGHLY FOR ALL OF YOUR EFFORTS, WHICH ARE MOST EVIDENT, THAT YOU HAVE GONE TO IN THIS REGARD ... WELL DONE ... THANK YOU ...


T1: ganarahATcomcast.net
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Date: 09 Feb 2004
Time: 06:13:44
 

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I am interested in finding out about uniforms worn in ww2 by 45 Squadron the Flying Camels. My husband was in this unit as wireless operator Air gunner and training he wore a white flash in his cap, and half wing with S in the middle, then half wing with WAG after training, he eventually was grounded for medical reason and went to India, He has just had his 80ty Birthday and we are coming up to our 60th Wedding anniversary at the beginning of 2005, I was trying to see if I could located some of the items Cap Badge, S half wing Babge also WAG badge and anything connected with this time and 45 Squadron including his uniform if it is possible to buy these also if any of the boys in his unit are still around I would like to contact them his name being Joe Mc Donagh and he came from Helensburgh Scotland, Some of them Attended our wedding in London and we still have contact with a dear friend, I would like to surprize him as he is always wondering what happened to all his uniform, and I think we left it with family when we came to the states. but can.t locate it now I was just given your Web sight by a nephew in Scotland and it is wonderful I was able to get all the history od the Squadron thank you so much Aleen Mc Donagh


T1: peterATbarbican59.demon.co.uk
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Date: 09 Feb 2004
Time: 12:48:11
 

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I have just sent an email to enquire about my father's connection with the Air Council and I await the reply with interest Peter Soar


T1: RbrtdcATaol.com
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Date: 09 Feb 2004
Time: 22:33:02
 

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An amazing mine of information! I am doing some research on my father Robert (Bob) Dickie. I have a small tobacco barrel inscribed to Cpl Dickie from 24 Sqad.24/11/39 whne he was a drill instructor at Bridgnorth. He served with 269 Squadron and 201, and was at Abbotsinch, Shetland, Pembroke and Iceland and ended up at Castle Archdale with 201 where he died in April 1944 as a result of an accident. Any information about him would be great. Thanks, Robert Dickie.


T1: pharrison25pATaol.com
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Date: 09 Feb 2004
Time: 23:48:22
 

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great site ! My father was in the 437 sqn. from 44-45 John. v. Harrison........... Thanks


T1: thelonederanger_608AThotmail.com
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Date: 10 Feb 2004
Time: 15:29:56
 

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good site, need help in finding out about my grndad his name was George (Boss) Martin, he flew with 608 n/riding during the war. as far as i know he was in north africa. made wng cmdr before leaving. any help will be most appreciated.


T1: alexander.crawfordATbtopenworld.com
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Date: 10 Feb 2004
Time: 16:00:44
 

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I visited your interesting website in the hope that The Aden Veterans Association may find new Ex Aden RAF Members to attend our Reunion in 2004. Fingers crossed and I can assist with anything don't hehsitate to contact me. Professor Alexander Crawford AVA National Newsletter Editor.


T1: rhodgsonATsecurenet.net
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Date: 12 Feb 2004
Time: 22:41:35
 

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Just spoke to an RCAF pilot who flew with #91 Squadron during WW II. He loaned me a photo of himself in his plane. Still in good health at 83.


T1: joffATtileandco.co.uk
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Date: 13 Feb 2004
Time: 13:18:53
 

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Good site. Personal interest as I bought N S Allinsons house in 1985. A number of interesting mementos lying about! Joff Tile


T1: Jsande9648ATaol.co.uk
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Date: 15 Feb 2004
Time: 18:38:38
 

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Great site - I keep coming back to it. I was with 93 squadron 1953/54 at RAF Jever with vampires then sabres. Jever isn't mentioned on your sqdn history,but please don't take this as a critism,as I think the site is superb. Peter Sanderson (Sandy)


T1: firsthomeATgibnynex.gi
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Date: 15 Feb 2004
Time: 21:23:56
 

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I served in the RAf as a young man my service Number was K810175 and I was in the employ of MRAF Sir John Grandy DSO KCB GCB in his capacity of the Governor and Commander British Forces Gibraltar 1973 - 1979. I know perhaps this sound a trifle rude but I would like to see if he, the Marshall is still alive as I would like to make contact in the future, to pay my respects and perhaps visit him in the near future. May I take this oppertunity of thanking you in anticipation. Yours faithfully James R.Lee-Dalrymple


T1: nikkiphil.halsallATbtopenworld.com
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Date: 18 Feb 2004
Time: 14:16:00
 

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Great to find this site. My Granfather flew (and was lost) in Whitely's in 1941. I have some old WWII photo's of squadron crew if they could be of use to researchers, and would be interested to find out if surviving members new him. Cheers, Phil Halsall


T1: ianwhittyATaol.com
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Date: 18 Feb 2004
Time: 19:17:51
 

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My father, Squadron Leader George Oliver Samuel (John) Whitty, flew with 620 squadron and was killed on 20th March 1945. I would be delighted to hear from anyone connected with this squadron around this time, or who has details of it, who could help me fill in some blanks in my knowledge. Thank you.


T1: tonyATabassett.freeserve.co.uk
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Date: 27 Feb 2004
Time: 12:56:20
 

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I have just been reading about Marshal of the RAF Sir Thomas Geoffrey Pike around 38 years ago as a member of 2317 squadron ATC I wrote to Sir Thomas that we were going to produce a magazine asking if on his next visit to England - from NATO Paris - he might spare me a little time to interview him. He wrote back saying that he was a very busy man and seldom came back to England and that when he did his time was heavily committed. Instead he suggested that I should fly to Paris, stay at his home and interview him. I flew in a VIP Valetta and stayed with him and his wonderful wife, I also met his daughter. My story was later published. The Marshal was a wonderful gentleman, I met with him several times afterwards in England, he also come to review my flight. I would love to be able to meet his son, I only remember that he joined the army. I think he had a degree in gardening? I do know it was an obscure subject for a soldier.


T1: melvyswharf1867ATbigpond.com
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Date: 28 Feb 2004
Time: 05:53:42
 

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Thanks you for you site. I found it on a "Google" search. I purchased his old house in 1985, he had become a recluse & was only just able to look after himself. The house has just been renovated & I'm collecting info on A/Cdre North Carter to put it all on the wall to remember him by, I knew him well for about 6 years. The house is to be a holiday spot, and can be found at www.sydney.stays.com.au/4317 Many thanks. PAUL PIGNEGUY. Hawkesbury River. Australia.


T1: truwarATchippingcampden.gloucs.sch.uk
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Date: 01 Mar 2004
Time: 09:47:30
 

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brilliant website, it helped me loads. thanks...


T1: caroline.griffithsATvirgin.net
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Date: 02 Mar 2004
Time: 22:43:14
 

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My dad Bill(Walter) Smith was in 148 squadron, Upwood in Nov 1946 with P/O Singleton,, Harrison, Hooper and Morgan. Would be interseted in any stories about my dad.


T1: dvingramATwidney.freeserve.co.uk
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Date: 06 Mar 2004
Time: 19:10:49
 

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I am researching 61 squadron at RAF Syerston from Sept 1942 until April 1943 when my wife's uncle Sgt A.W.Bond was killed in action. The other crew killed were M.de B.Collenette,DFM; Sgt.J.Norman; P/O I.R. Robertson,RAAF;P/O R.D.Mix,RCAF;F/Sgt.N.R. Gyles,RAAF; Sgt.F.G. Moore,RCAF. Sgts Burnside and R Lewis had also served with this crew. Sgt Howarth had been the pilot previously. M. Collenette had completed a tour in North Africa with 108 squadron. Anyone recognise a name?


T1: jeanetteATispdr.net.au
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Date: 07 Mar 2004
Time: 03:37:51
 

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I am writng for the Australian Dictionary of Biography an entry on Sir Donald Hardman. Your information of this quite outstanding officer has proven most useful. ( I once had the pleasure of having lunch with him at the Oxford and Cambridge.) I wonder if you could find room in your entry to mention that Sir Donald became CAS of the RAAF from 1952 to 1954. In my opinion he was the best CAS the RAAF has ever had. Thanks again for all you work. regards - Professor John McCarthy


T1: patquickfallAThaldene22.freeserve.co.uk
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Date: 07 Mar 2004
Time: 09:58:48
 

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Iam currently doing family research into the Air Force career of my uncle 638898 Sgt R V Trafford RAFVR who went missing over Germany on the night 22/23rd January 1945. He was a mid upper gunner in Lancaster PB636 Designated P4-D flying out of RAF Scampton as part of 153 Sqdn. en route to Duisburg. The aircraft captained by F/Lt Alan Jones disappeared and nothing is known of its whereabouts. He was part of 27 crews transferred from 166 Sqdn at Kirmington on the formation of 153 Sqdn in October 1944. I do know that in April 1944 he was at RAF Hixon and RAF Seighford. I presume either on training or conversion. That is all the information that I have other than his name appears on the memorial at Runnymede. Can anybody please help me? Pat Quickfall


T1: Thies.PauknerATgmx.de
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Date: 08 Mar 2004
Time: 17:26:11
 

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Hello! "Looking for John Lionel Dennington Rudd. Flight Lieutenant (R.A.F.) with 85 Wing in Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel/ Germany in 1945/46. Who knows where he is living today? Tel. ++33-388603349, Email: Thies.PauknerATgmx.de" Thank you for your assistance. Sincerely, sign. Thies Paukner


T1: jacquiATjacquelinebridal.karoo.co.uk
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Date: 10 Mar 2004
Time: 22:15:57
 

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I AM TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER MY FAMILY HISTORY AND I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON AIR MARSHALL SIR RICHARD BOWEN JORDAN . HE DIED IN 1994 AGED 92 . HE ATTENDED CRANWELL CIRCA 1921 AND WAS AWARDED THE D.F.C IN 1941. I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE KNOWN MY FATHER JOHN RICHARD JORDAN WHO JOINED THE RAF IN 1947 AND LEFT IN 1952 AND SUBSEQUENTLY WENT ON TO BE A CHEMICAL ENGINEER.I KNOW THAT HE SPENT SOME TIME IN EL HAMRA AND SHALLUFA AND ALSO THAT HE WAS AT SOME POINT A CADET PILOT . OTHER THAN THAT I KNOW VERY LITTLE. HE DIED IN 2002 IN CYPRUS . IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION OR INDEED KNEW EITHER OF THEM PLEASE E MAIL ME . THANKS FABULOUS WEBSITE I AM SO GLAD THAT ALL OF THIS HISTORY WILL NOT NOW BE LOST AND READING THROUGH THE MESSAGES IT IS CLEAR THAT THESE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE REMEMBERED AND APPRECIATED FOR THEIR SACRICFICES


T1: duaner3ATsurfshop.net
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Date: 11 Mar 2004
Time: 02:30:54
 

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VERY NICE!


T1: rc011e8506ATblueyonder.co.uk
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Date: 11 Mar 2004
Time: 12:00:40
 

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Cranwell Apprentices


T1: wpf13AThotmail.com
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Date: 11 Mar 2004
Time: 17:18:41
 

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AMERICAN CITIZENS RCAF/RAF WWII I am researching U.S. citizens who served/trained with the RCAF/RAF during WWII. Any names/information would be appreciated. Please contact: wpf13AThotmail.com


T1: jld_30ATmsn.com
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Date: 11 Mar 2004
Time: 17:39:18
 

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I'am trying to trace the operation records of my grandfather F/SgtRobert Langland Turner D.F.M and Bar.He was with 50 Squadron from28/2/40 to 11/11/40 during which time he was awarded the D.F.M .If anyone can help in any way I would be most grateful.This is an excellant site.


T1: jld_30ATmsn.com
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Date: 13 Mar 2004
Time: 00:10:24
 

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Thsi is F\Sgt Robert Langland Turner's RAF number was 624293. If nayone has any information regarding my Grandfather I would be very pleased to hear from them. John Davidson


T1: jelistonATjoy.co.uk
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Date: 13 Mar 2004
Time: 14:18:30
 

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i found your website very interesting as i was looking for information on 423 squadron rcaf as my dad john eliston was a gunner/engineer an english man on the rcaf squadron AT castle archdale 1943 to 1945 before moving to 202 squadron finally making squadron leader before retiring from the r.a.f aged 58 he would love to hear about old comrades or reunions for the 423 regards jon (son)


T1: johnhouseATeircom.net
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Date: 19 Mar 2004
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I spent a very interesting 23 years as a civilian vip driver, retiring in 1981. I might not have flown aircraft,but met a lot the top people who did. great site.


T1: shiela89AThotmail.com.au
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Date: 24 Mar 2004
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We are tracking information on my fathers spitfire accident over Normandy during WW2. His name is Edgar Matthew Shields and would like any assistance from anyone. He was shot down by american flak and sent back to England for burns treatment. He was in 130 Squadron and would dearly like to visit the site where he came down but it is proving difficult finding it.


T1: barred_from_the_morgueAThotmail.com
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Date: 24 Mar 2004
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my father Adam Jones irishman radio engineer served in Hyifa 1948 Christmas Island 1956-1957 he died Oct 4 2003 and never talked about the nuclear tests maybe someone knew him ?


T1: craig.kowaldATwataco.ang.af.mil
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Date: 25 Mar 2004
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This is a very interesting site. I am a Major in the US Air Force, and I'm continually fascinated by the differences and similarities between different military organizational structures. Now that the US and UK have committed considerable force structure to Middle Eastern operations, the Expeditionary Force concept has been the model for deployment sustainability. I know how the US system works--it would be interesting how the UK system is working for the RAF. Thanks Maj CD Kowald


T1: GLAW686677ATaol.com
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Date: 26 Mar 2004
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As an ex-Halton Apprentice, and with 14 years service, I thought I knew a lot about the RAF's history. This site continies to educate me, and to stimulate my interest in this subject. If I have any comment to make, it would be that although the site deals primarily with the operations during the 2 world wars (and that is only right and proper), there is a case for more detail on the dozens of "bush wars" fought. Perhaps it's because I'm a Borneo veteran that I feel that these "minor" actions tend to be overlooked. That aside, a brilliant source for researching an interesting subject.


T1: capronfAThotmail.com
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Date: 28 Mar 2004
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DEAR SIRS, I regret but I don't find the story ŕf 609th (WR) Squadron, because I prepare a book on the second world war. Particurarly the prestations of F/Lt Georges JASPIS,DFC and the friends of him (British, Australian, Canadian pilots of Typhoon. In 1964, i have flown in one Jet Provost from the Flying School of Little Rissington (SqLeader Paul WORTINGTON. Freddy CAPRON,rue Sabličre 7973 BELOEIL in BELGUIUM.


T1: dalemartATtelus.net
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Date: 29 Mar 2004
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I am researching my fathers WW2 RAF history and looking for help. MR. John (Jack ) Mcclean Martin a Canadian through Yorktown to Catfoss #2 O.T.U then to #12 AT Grantham England, Beaufighters served Fighter Command, assigned to squadron # 89 came through Takoradi Gold Coast, then to Cairo El Ballah, then posted # 176 squadron and ferried beaufighters through to Calcutta India. Finished up time with 10&21&23 Ferry Command in India, returned Feb 45/ Jodpur to Cairo to Lyndeham England in april 1945....Can anyone offer any details ? thanks.


T1: mtlinemATaol.com
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Date: 29 Mar 2004
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First class site - I was with 244 Sqn at Sharjah and Masirah 1943-44 and the aircraft depiction is very good. We also had the Mk V without turret often erroneously called the Bisley. There was only one Bisley in fact - the prototype. Doug Tidy Sqn Ldr (ret)


T1: tabsqcATaol.com
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Date: 30 Mar 2004
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My grandfather flew Vickers FB5s with 5 squadron until he was shot down on the 20th June 1915 by enemy AA. He had just downed a rare AGO C. I found your website helpful but I wish the PRO had the 1914-18 squadron record! Any more info gratefully received. Thank you James Tabor.


T1: JBUGLERATAOL.COM
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Date: 01 Apr 2004
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AIR MARSHALL DOWDING. AIR MARSHAL HUGH CASWELL DOWDING, HEAD OF BRITAIN'S FIGHTER COMMAND DURING THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN. [ 8-8-40----9-15-40] IT WAS GERMAN INTENT TO DESTROY THE RAF AIRFIELDS ON THE GROUND AND THE RAF IN THE AIR. HOW DID DOWDING WIN WITH SOME 1200 PLANES AGAINST A FOE WITH 3600? ANSWER DOWDING, CHURCHILL, ULTRA AND THE RAF. THE GERMANS NEEDED TO WIPE OUT THE RAF AND TAKE FULL CONTROL OF THE AIR BEFORE THEY COULD LAUNCH THEIR INVASION OF ENGLAND. THE LAST AVAILABLE DAY WHEN WIND AND TIDE WOULD FAVOR A CHANNEL CROSSING WAS SEPTEMBER 27. GOERING WAS SURE HE COULD CRUSH THE RAF BY SEPTEMBER 17. ON AUGUST 8 HE DISPATCHED THE MESSAGE HIS AIRMAN HAD BEEN WAITING FOR. OPERATION EAGLE. ULTRA HELPED ENORMOUSLY BUT THINGS WERE NOT GOING WELL. THE LUFTWAFFE WAS DOING GOOD JOB OF WIPING OUT RAF AIRFIELDS. THIS WAS MORE CRITICAL THAN FLAMING SPITFIRES AND HURRICANES. IF THE GERMANS WOULD WIPE OUT THE AIRFIELDS ALL WOULD BE LOST. ONE LATE EVENING IN CHURCHILL'S BUNKER DOWDING MUSED, "WHAT IF, MR. PRIME MINISTER, WHAT IF AN RAF BOMBER SHOULD FLY OFF COARSE BY ACCIDENT AND FLY OVER BERLIN AND DROP ITS LOAD ON CIVILIAN TARGETS " WHAT IF.' CHURCHILL FROZE. TOO A SIP OF BRANDY AND SAID WITH HIS EYES COLDLY GLUED ON THE EYES DOWDING, "DO IT BY GOD DO IT." IT WAS DONE AND A FEW DAY LATER HITLER HAD A MEETING WITH HIS LUFTWAFFE WHERE HE STATED "TWO CAN PLAY THE SAME GAME." AT THAT MOMENT THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN WAS WON. FOR FROM THE MOMENT FORTH HITLER'S LUFTWAFFE WOULD CONCENTRATE IN BOMBING LONDON. THIS WAS A STRATEGIC MISTAKE. IT LEFT THE AIRFIELDS TEMPORARILY FREE FROM ATTACK AND THIS GAVE THE HARD PRESSED FIGHTER PILOTS A NEEDED IF BRIEF RESPITE. DOWDING WAS AIDED BY ULTRA. DAY BY DAY THAT AUGUST AND EARLY SEPTEMBER THE GERMAN PLANES ATTACKED. DAY BY DAY DOWDING SENT UP ONLY A FEW PLANES AGAINST SUPERIOR ODDS. THE LOSSES WERE HEAVY ON BOTH SIDES. BUT THE FEW PRECIOUS RAF SQUADRONS FLEW ON, PARTLY BECAUSE BY SPARING USE THE PILOTS COULD REST AND THE EQUIPMENT COULD BE REPAIRED BEFORE THE NEXT ONSLAUGHT. DOWDING KNEW THROUGH ULTRA THAT HE ONLY HAD TO HOLD OUT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 17. THAT WAS GOERINGS LAST DAY. SO DOWDING HELD ON CLOSE TO HIS PILOTS. AND ON THOSE LAST DAYS CLOSE TO THE CUT OFF HE LAUNCHED EVERYTHING HE COULD GET HIS HANDS ON AND THAT WAS ON SEPTEMBER 15. THAT DAY 250 BOMBERS SUPPORTED BY 700 FIGHTERS CROSSED THE CHANNEL. THEY WERE MET WITH MORE BRITISH PLANES THAN THE GERMANS KNEW EXISTED. ELEVEN SQUADRONS WERE FLUNG IN OVER LONDON, SIX MORE OVER ROCHESTER, KENT. ASTOUNDED, THE GERMANS SCURRIED FOR HOME ONLY TO MEET A FURTHER FOUR SQUADRONS TO HARRY THEM ALL THE WAY TO THE COAST. IT WAS ONLY TWO DAY BEFORE THE VERY LAST DAY OF THE YEAR WHICH AN INVASION PLAN COULD BE SAFELY EXECUTED. GOERING DETERMINED TO GET IT ALL OVER WITH ON THIS DAY SEPTEMBER 15. GOERING WENT FOR BROKE HE TURNED HIS BOMBERS AROUND FOR A SECOND ATTACK. HE COULD NOT BELIEVE THE BRITISH HAD ANYONE LEFT IN THE AIR. UNBELIEVABLY, 19 SQUADRONS AND PART OFF A 20TH WERE UP IN THE AIR TO DO BATTLE WITH THE FORCES OF EVIL ALL OVER AGAIN. GOOD PREVAILED, AND EVIL FLED NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN. THIS EPISODE WAS A MIRACLE. AND FROM THIS GREAT MIRACLE WE WERE ABLE TO USE BRITAIN AS THE JUMPING OFF SPACE FROM WHICH TO LIBERATE EUROPE. GOD BLESS DOWDING. GOD BLESS THE RAF. GOD BLESS ULTRA. GOD BLESS CHURCHILL. GOD BLESS THE SPLENDID PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN. THIS WAS THEIR AND HUMANITIES FINEST HOUR. GOD BLESS. JOHN W. BUGLER 20 MINA ROAD OAKDALE NY 11769 631-589-7017 JBUGLERATAOL.COM


T1: bob.hornbyATvirgin.net
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Date: 02 Apr 2004
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I find the website a very useful tool for research and helpful information at all levels. May it long continue.


T1: Bob.hornbyATvirgin.net
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Date: 02 Apr 2004
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I have now completed the history of RAF 617 Squadrons Goodwill Mission to the USA/CANADA July/Sept 1947 of which I was a member. Info taken from official AIR documentation (Not Memory) plus items by fellow survivors (11 former members located) Further information can be obtained by e mailing me Bob Hornby.......


T1: bluearmyitfcATbtopenworld.com
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Date: 03 Apr 2004
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This is a great web site, I know the hard work that goes into running one,So keep up the good work. I'm still looking for ex-members of 152(Hyderabad)F.Sqn between 1939-1967,or thier families,I have been researching this forgotten Squadron for the last ten years,So if you served please take a look at my web site www.152hyderabad.co.uk Many Thanks.


T1: jrcarsonATmts.net
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Date: 05 Apr 2004
Time: 03:54:59
 

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I would like to find more information on 180 squadron. I was a Mitchell Bomber pilot, flying out of Dunsfold. Thomas Sykes


T1: lesterATstenner40.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 05 Apr 2004
Time: 17:51:30
 

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Excellent site. Particular interest was 50 sqd, my father flew Hampdens with 50, 106 and 207. He was 90 on 04042004. If anyone new George Alfred BAKE who was a Sergeant I would be pleased to hear from them.


T1: mkeownATcavtel.net
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Date: 08 Apr 2004
Time: 13:47:12
 

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Very good website. Got around it easily. Good Work! Michael Keown


T1: ww2bufATyahoo.com
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Date: 09 Apr 2004
Time: 04:30:44
 

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This is one of the best websites I have ever seen on any aspect of world war two. The organiztion and presentation of the information is perfect. Great JOb!!


T1: familyross99ATyahoo.co.uk
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Date: 10 Apr 2004
Time: 14:40:26
 

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My late father Ernest Gladstone Ross (Eric) served with 70th Bomber Sqn in the Middle East and then in Southern Italy (Foggia plain) 1944 - 1945. He flew Liberators. I am currently researching his war service as he died in 1975 and was pleased to find your site. If anyone has any information about the operational records of the squadron during this period I would love to hear from them. I know the names of his crew when he was briefly with 178 Sqn in April 1945 prior to receiving his commission and returning to the UK


T1: eddyinsATyahoo.com
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Date: 11 Apr 2004
Time: 14:22:05
 

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i came across the site whilst researching 211 squadron and its term in thailand as i am married to a wing commander in the rtaf who is based at don muang air base. the info is very sketchy are there any other records available. i thing the site is excellent and it makes research very easy. thanks edward johnson


T1: carberrlATiprimus.com.au
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Date: 12 Apr 2004
Time: 12:57:12
 

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What a suprise, just GREAT. I served from Jan '61 to 1972. 'Square Bashing' Bridgenorth, trade training Compton Basset, Stationed Stormont and Aldergrove, then Henlow, Seletar, Kuching, Tawau, Cranwell,Barkston Heath,Bawtry, Finningly and finally Boulmer. I now live in Perth, Western Australia and would love to hear from anyone who may remember me. Leon Carberry


T1: redyeATcox.net
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Date: 16 Apr 2004
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I recently decided to see what I could find about 267 squadron. Your web site provided the answer, I intend to keep looking. I was a "Nav" on 267 stationed at Mingaladon, Rangoon, period 1945-46. Before that with 52 squadron operating out of Dum Dum, Calcutta. 3rd TAF out of Comilla, Bengal before that. I moved to the Canada in 1951, later to the U.S. and reside near San Diego, California.


T1: ozz3ATsympatico.ca
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Date: 17 Apr 2004
Time: 11:58:01
 

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I am totally pleased with the information that is available to me , as I am trying to find out about my fathers WWII history while serving in the RAF as a Canadian pilot. I hope with all sincerity that my findings will be able to be passed on to my son . This history of war is important so as others to learn the total insanity of war and the final results for generations to come.


T1: ozz3ATsympatico.ca
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Date: 17 Apr 2004
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While I am constantly searching for my fathers last WWII mission ,I would like to know if any readers have any data on the following? LancasterIII ED974 (OL-Y) 83 squadron PATHFINDER GROUP Last flight from Wyton The air craft was lost Jan 20/21 1944 over Berlin. My dad was the pilot His name is PO GI RANSOM. The other crew members were GSA Mackinnon,CF Plumb,FT West,AW Coote,DV Vickers andAE Millard (DFM) MacKinnon became a POW.( Are there any relatives who know his story???). All others are interned in the Charlottenberg cemetery (BERLIN). Thanks again for all your help this is a wonderfull site for all of us who want to be able to put some kind of final closure as to what happened and to NEVER forget our relatives who died or other wise are unacounted for to give us our freedom that we have now. Hal Osborn


T1: RITO50ATHOTMAIL.COM
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Date: 17 Apr 2004
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any info. please ;LT.WILFORD WATTS. PILOT R.F.C.K.I.A.JAN. 17.1916.BURIED LEDEGHEM BELGIUM. AWARDED CROIX DE GUERRE.


T1: donjabATaol.com
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Date: 18 Apr 2004
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Absolutely excellent, I wish I'd known about this site earlier. I was at RAF Kabrit (Egypt with 39 & 219 Squadrons in 1953/54 and with 32 Sqdn in Iraq and Malta 1955. Will be pleased to help anyone interested in those places and Squadrons at that time. I am also seeking any information about 2nd Lt. Murdo Fraser of 68 Squadron in WW1. 'Adeste Comites' and regards Don Bramwell


T1: htgATmentonegs.vic.edu.au
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Date: 20 Apr 2004
Time: 06:48:28
 

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I am the grandson of Air Commodore J.G. Hearson, whose service record you have included on this site. I have an unpublished MS written by my grandfather. Any researchers wishing to contact me are welcome to do so at my email address. The website is excellent and obviously the product of prodigous labour. Finding my grandfather's record here came as a complete (but most welcome) surprise. Hugh Green


T1: forsythsATclub-internet.fr
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Date: 21 Apr 2004
Time: 11:34:18
 

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Enjoyed the WebSite. Well done. Couple of thoughts: as a former Stn Cdr of 7 MU RAF Quedgeley (closed 1995), surprised to see no mention of MUs which provided the essential logistics support to all Operations. Similarly, no mention of Operation Ironclad Landings in Jun 42 in Diego Suarez, Madagascar which had RAF and FAA support, nor in the entry about Rhodesia, nothing on RAF Detachment at Majunga, Madagascar, from which sanctions patrols were flown. Can probably provide info on these topics if desired (tho' I recognise that you have here a Herculanean task and may feel you have to draw lines somewhere!) Again, well done. David Forsyth


T1: academicATtiscali.co.uk
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Date: 21 Apr 2004
Time: 17:18:39
 

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Excellent site and alot of hard work....well done. Clive


T1: wahlertgATbigpond.com
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Date: 23 Apr 2004
Time: 07:26:09
 

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Very informative LTCOL G. Wahlert


T1: Pookems07ATyahoo.com
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Date: 24 Apr 2004
Time: 05:09:25
 

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I have heard about the Earl of Bandon's son all of my life and would like to know if he was in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) around 1957-59 and knew my mother Christina Jane Trotter. I'm just curious. Thank you for your time. Regards Carole Roberts


T1: UZOAGBAATYAHOO.COM
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Date: 27 Apr 2004
Time: 09:13:34
 

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I LOVE THIS VERY FINE PAGE.


T1: youngerATsmartchat.net.au
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Date: 29 Apr 2004
Time: 02:13:41
 

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I am seeking anyone who knew of, or flew with my father: Flt/Lt Charles (Chuck) Younger 680 and 681 Sqn RAF 1942 - 1945, spitfire pilot in Palastine and Burma. He is now 88 and lives in Brisbane (Australia)./ Any contacts or information of any kind can be emailed to me at: younger ATsmartchat.net.au or via my wife at: jyoungerATiggs.qld.edu.au A great site....thanks to all involved. Mike Younger.


T1: knutATfrisell.no
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Date: 30 Apr 2004
Time: 19:39:03
 

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Very interesting. Working with 41 at Bardufoss AFB Norway. Maj RNoAF, Knut Egeland


T1: andyATroberts6117.fslife.co.uk
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Date: 30 Apr 2004
Time: 21:31:20
 

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I AM THE GREAT GRAND SON OF GROUP CAPTAIN WILLIAM ARTHUR THOMPSON OBE. AND WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY GREAT GRAND DAD. WHO WAS C.O AT HQ TECHNICAL TRAINNING COMMAND. RAF WANTAGE HALL, READIMG 1945. HE SPENT OVER 40 YEARS IN SERVICE FROM 1902 ROYAL NAVY AGE 12, FLEET AIR ARM 1917, AND 1 APRIL 1918 RAF, HE RETIRED FROM RAF 1946.CAN SOMEONE FILL IN HIS HISTORY. THANKS ANDREW ROBERTS


T1: sharperayATyahoo.ca
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Date: 02 May 2004
Time: 20:07:15
 

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Being purely selfish I would have liked to have seen more information on Bennetts contribution to the Berlin Airlift. My father worked with Bennett during this time and had nothing but the highest repect for the man. It should come as no surprise to anyone who knew him that whenever there was an emergency on nobody ever needed to be asked twice about making the extra effort, however as soon as Freddy Laker purchased Fairflight the majority of the staff resigned.


T1: clifbATiprimus.com.au
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Date: 05 May 2004
Time: 00:45:08
 

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I was flying with 234 Mustang squadron from Oct1944 on their long-range missions and remained with the squadron until the 28-11-45. I am seeking information on the target destination for 3-12-1944 as this is not written in my log book. On this day, forty fives minutes after take off with my squadron I had to break away to become Hatstand relay as the delegated relay pilot had returned to base. My log book only refers to this mission as Hatstand relay. Any help to obtain this information will be greatly appreciated. Yours sincerely, Cliff Blackman. DOB 03-12-1922


T1: pauline_braaksmaATmsn.com
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Date: 05 May 2004
Time: 04:30:32
 

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Just want to stop and remember all those lost on FL911 near Ceylon on or about May 6 1944. Especially F.Sgt. Douglas H. Skinner #42342, with the 160 Squadron .Also all those brave young men of yesterday. With my most sincere thanks to them all. Pauline Braaksma ..Canada


T1: mroyansATbigpond.net.au
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Date: 05 May 2004
Time: 16:58:31
 

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Thrilled to find this info...my father, Jack Royans 417419 flew Wellingtons with 612 Squadron in Coastal Command. Sadly passed away two years ago but left his maps and log books and his memoirs if anyone interested in contacting me.


T1: wderinghATfreeler.nl
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Date: 05 May 2004
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In Heesbeen, Holland, is the grave of Brigden, 21 years old, Flying Officer, died on September 1 1944. Who can telle me more about him?


T1: holtATvideotron.ca
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Date: 07 May 2004
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Hi I have read quite a few of the inquires on your web site, and I think the work you are doing is quite outstanding. keep up the good work as I stumbled on your site by accident, and will put it into my favorites. Regards Myer Holtzberg ( Montreal Canada )


T1: ehford66ATbigfoot.com
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Date: 11 May 2004
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As a 10yr old, I assisted a Naafi man lodging with us during the summer break in 1943 with doling out tea and buns to ground and air crews of 245 Sqdn based at Lydd. An exciting time for me ,particularly when one pilot who'd just returned from France in his rocket firing Typhoon let me sit in his plane and look through the gunsight. I still remember the smell of that cockpit. If there is any Typhoon pilot who was based at Lydd at that time in 245 I'd love to hear from them. Naturally I and my friends wanted to be Typhoon or Tempest pilots,.......but you finished the war before we were old enough!! It took me another 47years before becoming a private pilot. I look forward to hearing from someone and their experiences after Lydd 1943. ex; REME ('Brown Job') Ernie Ford


T1: WDick93503ATaol.com
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Date: 12 May 2004
Time: 00:31:15
 

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Quite Excellent.


T1: mugu mallam muguATyahoo.com
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Date: 13 May 2004
Time: 17:52:33
 

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very very nice site keep it up.


T1: catherine-mccauslandATutvinternet.com
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Date: 13 May 2004
Time: 18:11:11
 

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Enjoyed visiting the site. I wonder if anyone can help me in a search for information? 0n 15th July 1944 at Warrenpoint, Co Down, Northern Ireland two raf planes and their crews were lost in a mid-air collision. The planes were taking part in an A.R.P/Civil Defence display in the town. It would appear that the aircrews made very gallant efforts to ensure the safety of civillians and that by their actions no other casualities occurred. One plane was lost as it crashed into Carlingford lough and the other broke up over the town. I would be most obliged if anyone could give me information as to the identities of the gallant crew members and the types of aircraft involved.


T1: j.lowe50ATntlworld.com
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Date: 14 May 2004
Time: 18:05:15
 

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Love the site, I have been piecing together my granddads raf history - 'Kenneth Bass' he was a Pilot in the 206 squadron - coastal command. He took part in the 3rd 1,000 bomber raid over Bremen and i'm interested in any information on the 206 around world war 2.


T1: p.cagienardATbtopenworld.com
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Date: 15 May 2004
Time: 14:13:34
 

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Squadron code letters would be a bonus on aircraft illustrations, eg Liberators of 86 Sqn.


T1: evillsimonAThotmail.com
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Date: 15 May 2004
Time: 16:18:36
 

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I have not yet worked out how I am related to Douglas but I am Simon Evill, grandson of Tim Evill who was a Leuitenant Colonel Commando in WW2, now living in Gwent, Wales, GB. Just found this sight in passinf and am very impressed with Douglas's career, all the best.


T1: lee.richardsATpsywar.org
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Date: 15 May 2004
Time: 17:22:22
 

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A wealth of information, incredibly well researched. I very much enjoyed my visit. My site about aerial propaganda leaflets dropped by the RAF might be of interest to some of your readers. What the RAF called "Nickel Raids" during WWII http://www.psywar.org


T1: acsmith2503AThotmail.com
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Date: 19 May 2004
Time: 05:26:41
 

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Hello, I am interested in finding out more about my late grandfathers history in the RAF Transport Command, Squadron 575, also probably Sqd 512 during WWII. If any surviving members remember an Ian Leonard Smith or "Len" as he liked to be known, and would like to tell me more, I would love to contact you. Thanks, Andrew Smith


T1: mac92_1999ATyahoo.co.uk
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Date: 19 May 2004
Time: 15:31:31
 

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I am researching my family history and my uncle was on board SS Almeda Star he was 19 years old when it was torpedoed and all lives lost he was an Air Mehanic 2nd Class I would be interested in knowing what his job would have been he was on his was to Piarco HMS Goshawk on the 17 January 1941. Good research site. Christine


T1: michael.j.w.morganATbtinternet.com
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Date: 19 May 2004
Time: 19:50:06
 

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Excellent web site. I have been looking for some of the old badges (back to the RFC as well as WWII) and here they are. I have bookmarked the site and shall return again and again as the need arrises. Many thanks Michael


T1: mntabeniATyahoo.co.uk
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Date: 20 May 2004
Time: 15:47:20
 

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Hello, I found your web site quite informative. I am trying to collect as much info as possible on the No 72 (Basutoland) Sq for the Basotho people to know what happened to the one hundred thousand pounds that was siphoned from their budget in 1940. For the past four years, the government has finally decided to give the few survivors and widows of the ex-servicemen R100-150 (about 9-12 pounds) per month. Shameful! Isn'it!! Any way, thanks for your efforts.


T1: aesATnetrover.com
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Date: 20 May 2004
Time: 16:20:39
 

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A wonderful site, full of good stuff. There seems to be a dearth of information about 640 squadron, perhaps not surprising since it only existed for little over a year. Nevertheless, I would appreciate hearing from any ex members of the squadron. I would also like to get some info about the Commonwealth Air Training Plan in South Africa, circa '40s


T1: rowena.waldATlachlan.nsw.gov.au
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Date: 24 May 2004
Time: 05:43:46
 

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Just found my father on your web-site. Arthur Vere Harvey. Where did you get your information from? I am now married and live in Australia and would dearly love any photographic material you may have on his squadron. His scrap books where given to his eldest son (my step-brother) who died in 1997 - I have little factual info on him only the stories he told us. Would love to show my children what a great man he was.


T1: salieriATihug.com.au
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Date: 24 May 2004
Time: 13:35:01
 

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Deeply impressed by this site. I have been researching my father's part in WW2. He was Wireless Op/Gunner in a Beaufort of 86 Sqd, one of those in the futile attempt to find the Scharnhorst. His crew was later transferred to Malta and was shot down while operating a Beaufort from there against the Italians. There is very little detail available about crews transferring from England to the Mediterranean, so I have no idea how the crews were reassigned for the move. Did they remain part of 86 Sqn? Material on Coastal Command rarely extends to that theatre of war. He ended the war as a POW, first with the Italians and then with the Germans at Sagan and Lamsdorf - ending with the long march from Lamsdorf to Kassel. If anyone has any links covering Coastal Command activities in the Med/Malta during WW2, I would appreciate them. Paul Miles


T1: unrepentant_tvrAThotmail.com
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Date: 26 May 2004
Time: 21:40:09
 

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My Grandfather Austin "Frank" Long was a navigator flying on lancasters with 49 squadron during WW II. If anyone remembers him I would be delighted to hear from them. Paul Bennett


T1: willobrien47AThotmail.com
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Date: 27 May 2004
Time: 02:41:17
 

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Hello, My name is William O'Brien. My Grandfather was apart of 185 SQN in WWII and I was interested is lookin into the history of 185 SQN. I will send another message later on this week with some names and things that someone could maybe tell me about the signifcants of it. Thank You Heaps, William O'Brien


T1: robo283AThotmail.com
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Date: 27 May 2004
Time: 11:29:25
 

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Good site thanks, and some interesting comments in the Guest Book. I am looking for anyone who served with 514 Squadron at Waterbeach, especially from June 1944 onwards. My great uncle, Sgt. Peter Gosnold, was Flight Engineer in the crew of F/O G.R. France. Their Lancaster PD265 (JI-G) was shot down by flak on the run-in to the Rheinpreussen synthetic oil plant at Homberg, near Moers, Germany, on 21.11.44. In particular, I am looking for any photographs of 514 Sqn aircraft to accompany an article I am writing to mark the 60th anniversary of Peter's loss. Thanks, Simon Hepworth


T1: intramarkATtiscali.co.uk
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Date: 27 May 2004
Time: 13:28:23
 

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An excellent site that fills in many gaps left by other publications. The suggested rank structure of the early RAF is particularly intriguing.


T1: skinnyATfatcontroller.org.uk
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Date: 28 May 2004
Time: 06:43:34
 

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May I take this oppertunity to congratulate you on all the Hard work you have put into this site As a former member of the RAF (4160908 SAC Kennerson T ) serving at Oakington Swinderby Waterbeach and Gibraltar ther must be someone out there that remembers me


T1: mnashukATaol.com
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Date: 28 May 2004
Time: 23:57:53
 

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What a great job you are doing. The site is fantastic and to think I have only just discovered it!! MN


T1: penfold47ATaol.com
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Date: 29 May 2004
Time: 22:19:27
 

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I was just browsing and wondered if I'd find a sight for both 51 and 543 sqdns which I did. I am glad to see that that 51 is still going but sad that 543 has gone. I spent a happy week at RAF Wytton where they were both based (1970?)on an ATC camp (2446 Knottingley sqdn) where I was presented with an enamel sqdn badge (sadly over time now both lost)from both 51 and 543 sqdns as an award for being the most enthusiastic recruiter in the sqdn! Ah happy times! Mike Miller Nottingham


T1: 08mcgrATsantamaria.wa.edu.au
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Date: 02 Jun 2004
Time: 07:49:51
 

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Sir Basil Embry is my Great-Granpa


T1: pippagrovesAThotmail.com
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Date: 02 Jun 2004
Time: 12:11:52
 

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Hiya, i'm a sergeant at 1290 ATC squadron in staffordshire wing, and would just like to say that your timeline has really helped me with a project i was doing with teh cadets. Thanks


T1: moorpoolb17ATbtinternet.com
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Date: 02 Jun 2004
Time: 16:08:32
 

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I have just discovered this web site. I was posted to 83 Group when it was "Blue Group Home forces " at Merstham near Redhill, in 1943. I was a member of 11 Air Formation Signals Regt, and had been trained as a Teleprinter operator. I stayed with the Group HQ until it ended up in Schleswig-Land Sea Base. Sir Harry was AOC for the whole of the period. Edwin Redman


T1: shepeen74AThotmail.com
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Date: 04 Jun 2004
Time: 13:32:12
 

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A most impressive site. Took me back to September 1939 when, as a 15 year old member of The Air Defence Cadet Corp I was attending summer camp at Biggin Hill Air Station and having the time of my life. The camp abruptly ended on the day war broke out and we were all sent home. Fortunately we had proved extremely useful, so we were told that if we could obtain written permission from our parents to return we would be welcome back. I cycled back from Blackheath the same evening wih the required document. During the threee months or so that we remained one outstanding event that happened to me was to be taken up for a flight in a two seater Miles Trainer. The Pilot who invited me was a PO Witney Straight! What a thrill it was for me, some 65 years later, to find on this site the full history of this great man and to learn that he designed the plane I flew in. Tim Shepherd Thanks Ernie Ford for giving me this site address.


T1: arthur.maceATtiscali.co.uk
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Date: 05 Jun 2004
Time: 05:40:16
 

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I have tried many times to contact an ex B/E 1929955 Gregson, ex 23rd/24th Entry Inst Gen. Is there anybody out there who may be able to help.


T1: d.cromptonATslingshot.co.nz
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Date: 05 Jun 2004
Time: 06:01:54
 

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Researching my father. Transferred from East Lancs Regiment, Belgium, 1916, to RFC. Cpl Fred Crompton: RFC number 26218, Posted to Egypt 27/09/1917. Transferred to RAF 01/04/1918. Became a 1st Class Air Mechanic 01/08/1916. Please direct me to info re: his Squadron and service in Egypt. Great site with much interesting material. Thanks.


T1: cedyeATbigpond.net.au
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Date: 05 Jun 2004
Time: 12:18:35
 

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Very keen to find out more about 27 OTU. My father's cousin Flight Lieutenant Bruce Henry Edye died on 2 June 1942 when attached to 27 OTU. Chris Edye


T1: anneke.abbottATvirgin.net
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Date: 05 Jun 2004
Time: 18:29:20
 

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Did anyone know my father? a Geordie - Lawrence Robert Abbott (Bud / Lawrie) 256 Squadron-Leading Aircraftsman No.1493525 1941-45.He was in North Africa ,Malta(Luqa?),Sicily. I have recently found several photos of these areas with his pals Mosquito etc.He was in a plane that came down in Sardinia?where he injured his spine.Can anyone give me any info as he never liked to talk about the war.Wallie was in the plane with him.other names I have found are George Fyfe Mcchnish from Dunblane & Leslie A. Potter of Grays ,Essex.Any info on his Squadron etc would be appreciated .There were links to an American squadron somehow because he always said he owed his life ro that connection.Thanks Anneke


T1: pwhallettAThotmail.com
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Date: 05 Jun 2004
Time: 22:38:57
 

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Looking for data concerning my late Dad: LAC William (Bill/Tubby) Hallett. Aircraft Fitter. Born 1922 Died 1980 of pancreatic cancer. Trained at Dunsfold, moved to Diss in Norfolk and ended up at Turnberry (Coastal Comd). Came out after minimum commitment due to ill health in the family. He loved it and always said so. I'm ex-army so completely confused by RAF jargon. Paul Hallett, Oxton, Notts


T1: denisATsteele0.wanadoo.co.uk
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Date: 06 Jun 2004
Time: 15:09:22
 

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My father was in a Sergeant in R.A.F, Ground Crew We as a family were living in Karachi 1947 to 1950. I was wondering if Mauripur was were my father was Stationed. I have been trying to find out about a place called Poona lodge in Karachi I have a brass drinking mug which was my fathers and presented to him inscribed To BRO Steele R.A From the pride of Poona lodge 7424 Karachi Do you know what this means? Denis Steele


T1: jvfoxtonATaol.com
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Date: 06 Jun 2004
Time: 18:43:50
 

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i amresearching my faataher's WW2 activities - Victor Foxton. from some very poor photographs, I have managed to trace his aircraft to a B-25C MitchellC - Serial FW-726 and frm the squadron code (MQ) assume the squadron to be 226, part of 2nd TAF. if anyone has any more info, please contact JOhn Foxton


T1: jbcmac657ATbtopenworld
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Date: 06 Jun 2004
Time: 21:33:47
 

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Very good website. Found RAF Foulsham where my father first flew, but nothing apart from the name of 76 OTU at Aqir. Click on it and nothing happens. Very dissapointing. Why are middle eastern stations so hard to find out about on the web ??


T1: johncrossATdccnet.com
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Date: 07 Jun 2004
Time: 01:49:38
 

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I have a photo of the RAF Ford rugby XV 1940-1941 if anyone is interested. My uncle, John Cross, was a member of the team.


T1: gidsimATrediff.com
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Date: 07 Jun 2004
Time: 06:23:46
 

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i am visiting your site for the first time. found it useful.sqn ldr jacob


T1: awynnATracemicros.co.uk
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Date: 09 Jun 2004
Time: 11:13:04
 

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Hi iam a member of the Large Model Association in the UK and am currently building a 1/5th scale flying model of a Mk24 Spitfire from 80 squadron, I am trying to obtain a good quality colour image of their badge. Can anyone help. Regards Andy Wynn


T1: paulwalsh57ATyahoo.co.uk
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Date: 09 Jun 2004
Time: 21:48:04
 

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iam trying to track the squadron of my grandfather he flew fe2b in france 1916 and was agunner observer,winning the military medal for shooting down 6 german aircraft. his name was sgt thomas henry lea age 17, one of the youngest to win the MM,any info please contact paulwalsh57ATyahoo.co.uk


T1: scott.hughesATdefence.gov.au
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Date: 10 Jun 2004
Time: 21:53:42
 

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I have been doing research in to my grand father who served in 158 sqn 4 group it has been a long drawn out process to gather information about his service your site has helped a lot. Thanks and Regards LSCIS2 Hughes (RAN)


T1: chrisalan194ATaol.com
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Date: 12 Jun 2004
Time: 17:16:06
 

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Yes very nice - why havent you added to each section on individual commands the location of the command headquarters. IE if you were doing Fighter Command you would add RAF Station Bentley Priory and possibly its geographical location. This would make things a lot easier to understand. At the moment your statistics are a bit dry.


T1: gregjmaxfieldATbigpond.com
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Date: 12 Jun 2004
Time: 23:10:06
 

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Thank you for such a great site, my Grandfather, who just Passed Away in April this year was in the RAF during WWII and was stationed in India - he was an Armourer - loading Bombs onto the big Bombers. I would love to learn more about what he did. Thank you Casey Maxfield - Australia (age 12)


T1: rodftaylorATaol.com
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Date: 17 Jun 2004
Time: 15:14:55
 

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Great site. Does anyone know anything about 94 Sqn based at Celle in 1951/52?


T1: irhsATiprimus.com.au 
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Date: 18 Jun 2004
Time: 05:10:25
 

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As an ex member of 101 squadron who flew as Bomb aimer in 'H' How on D-day on my 26th operation. I would like to point out that many of our Special Operators spoke fluent German and were able to give false information to ground stations and redirect fighters.We also carried the German equivilent of IFF which was turned on over enemy territory. Ian Hill-Smith.


T1: stan_stanfordATyahoo.com
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Date: 18 Jun 2004
Time: 09:50:03
 

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I regret to inform you of the death of Terry Emsley in Harare, Zimbabwe on the 9th April 2004. Ems as a Sergeant Clerk General Duties was Personal Assistant to Gus at HQ No 1 Group, Bomber Command, RAF Bawtry when he was AOC in 1956. (VGA Stanford) Warrant Officer (Rtd)


T1: irhsATiprimus.com.au 
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Date: 18 Jun 2004
Time: 15:37:45
 

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Further to my previos message I wish to advise that I have recently been awarded the Legion Of Honour Should you wish to have details of this in the 101 Special Duties Sqadron I would be happy to supply them Ian Hill-Smith Ex F/O RAAF 415691 P.S. I served under the name of Smith to avoid embarassment.


T1: rob.julie.parisATcallsouth.net.nz
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Date: 18 Jun 2004
Time: 22:09:28
 

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This is a very interesting man whom is forgotten about by a lot of people. I am at Matamata Intermediate and am studying him and we only have to hand in 5 pages but that isnt enough there is so much info on him. Stephanie Hooper


T1: cameron.mcquade.00ATquc.tas.edu.au
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Date: 20 Jun 2004
Time: 12:50:12
 

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hey i'm need to know about the 460 raaf sqn g for geoge all you can find on the nav for a aafc project (australian air force cadets) thank you


T1: willobrien47AThotmail.com
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Date: 20 Jun 2004
Time: 14:46:18
 

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My Grandfather SQNLDR P A O'Brien, served in WWII and flew with some well known 'Men'. He flew in : No 602 (city of Glasgow) SQN Jun-Aug 1942 : No 185 (Malta) SQN Aug-Jan 1943 : No 131 (country of Kent) SQN Dec-(unknown) 1944?5? If any one could heplp assist me in finding info on this (to me) Hero, please contact me ant willobrien47AThotmail.com Also if anyone would like help with any info on Pilots of crew from the Furious, of malta, Scotland please contact me i hae some very detail records and i would be more than happy to help ... Yours Sincerely Lcdt (AAFC) William O'Brien 405 SQN Sunshine


T1: shortassdrummerAThotmail.com
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Date: 20 Jun 2004
Time: 21:15:42
 

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my name is jennie canty and my grandad was in squadron 540 i would like to know any information about his squadron or any colleagues willing to come to his 70th birthday party, my dad will pay for your hotel! please email me if you think you know a david john canty squadron 540 thank you jennie canty (granddaughter)


T1: ianbpaulATyahoo.co.uk
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Date: 21 Jun 2004
Time: 05:36:15
 

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A mammoth task but very much appreciated, a mine of information. Thank you. Ian Paul (111 Sdn.(ATC)1974-78)


T1: davidrhodgsonAThotmail.com
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Date: 21 Jun 2004
Time: 18:57:17
 

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This site has been most useful in helping me with my research into a relative lost in 1942. He was Wg/Cmdr C.H. Jones DFC, and was shot down near Kevelaer in the early hours of 1st August 1942 in a Blenheim IV. He had just been appointed OC of 18sqn at the time, so if anyone has any information on the squadron or the rest of the crew (all KIA) it would be most gratefully recieved. Thanks, David Hodgson


T1: r_harrisATsympatico.ca
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Date: 22 Jun 2004
Time: 15:40:53
 

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Hello, This looks like a very informative site. Perhaps someone can tell me where I might find more info. about a relative, Arthur Cecil HUSK, Lieut. with RAF in WW1. He was b. Liverpool, 1896, injured in June 1916, still unfit by mid 1918 & I believe was in Hampstead Hospital late that year. Married Elizabeth MCMILLAN during this time. Their 1st child, Keith HUSK, b. Hendon. 1919. Thank you! A number I have for Arthur (028883/1) might be his serial number??


T1: j.vandingenenAThetnet.nl
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Date: 22 Jun 2004
Time: 22:53:55
 

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Hi, we are Dutch and we are looking for the crew of a plane what was crashed in 1943 in the Netherlands. Type plane: Short Stirling MkIII, Squadron: 149 (East India), Group: No 3 Group Bomber Command, Squadroncode: OJ, Individuele code: K-for Kitty, Serial Number: BK 703, Basis: Lakenheath, England. The crew consist of 6 British and 1 Canadian soldiers, all are killed in action in the night of 28/29 Juni 1943 Netersel, The Netherlands The names of the crew: W.R.Booker (Eng) K.broadhurst (Eng) D.W.B.Channing (Eng) R.Franklin (Eng) A.D.Hall (Eng) C.D.Herbert (Eng) C.V.Howden(Canada) We have found the crash-site and 27 Juni 2004 we will put a memorial stone on the crash-site. Hope that someone can tell us more about the crew. Sjef and Fien van Dingenen


T1: hughoATcapecod.net
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Date: 23 Jun 2004
Time: 22:15:37
 

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Very nice site! I am a former U.S. Naval Aviator and a retired U.S. Coast Guard Aviator. From 1981 to 1984, I was a member of 413 Squadron, at CFB Summerside, Prince Edward Island. I was honoured to be the U.S. Coast Guard exchange pilot. I flew the Boeing CH-113A Voyageur (aka: Labrador, CH-46, BV-107). I also flew the Dakota at Instrument Check Pilot School, CFB Winnepeg. It seems to me that 413 Squadron was posted to the Shetlands or Hebrides, after Stranraer, and before Ceylon. (I'll look it up, and get back to you!) By the way, 413's first Aircraft Commander/Instructor Pilot was a Yank Navy Catalina pilot, borrowed from the American embassy in London. Thank you for your efforts! Keep up the good work! Hugh O'Doherty Commander, United States Coast Guard (retired)


T1: hughATcapejet.com
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Date: 24 Jun 2004
Time: 18:44:12
 

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Regarding my comments from yesterday, 413 Squadron moved from Stranraer, Scotland to Sullom Voe, on Mainland, the Shetlands in October 1941. Their transfer to Ceylon occurred in March 1942. I mentioned that the first pilot of a 413 Catalina was an American. He was Lieutenant George Hughes, USN. The first flight of a 413 Squadron Catalina was July 4th 1941. The Fourth of July! Isn't that nice! (My source is info is the book, "A History of 413 Squadron" by D. J. Baker.) Hugh O'Doherty Cdr., USCG (ret)


T1: chrisbolton2000ATaol.com
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Date: 29 Jun 2004
Time: 05:39:56
 

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Interesting and valuable reference for me. Chris Bolton


T1: swedishnikAThotmail.com
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Date: 29 Jun 2004
Time: 18:29:39
 

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My name is nik, i am looking for anyone that served in 5 squadron or 31 squadron that served in quetta and the north western frontier in 1935. My grandfather who is 93 served with the Raf and is interested to find out if any of his comrades are still alive, my grandads name is Edward Charles Johnson . He knows this is a long shot as it was many years ago,


T1: mailATroddymccorley.com
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Date: 30 Jun 2004
Time: 12:29:07
 

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great research site, i am doing research into kongkesh aerodrome 5 miles sw of lisburn n.ireland base of 231 squadron r.a.f. need pictures of site and air crew for forthcoming exhibition can you assist? kevin carson phone 02890 300 480 fax 02890 308 049


T1: ehford66ATbigfoot.com
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Date: 01 Jul 2004
Time: 23:02:07
 

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Thanks for your help supplying info on 245sqdn.


T1: micknsharonATsasktel.net
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Date: 03 Jul 2004
Time: 04:13:05
 

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Was 419 Moose Squadron in the UK for any part of the war? Is there a list of RCAF personell who received the DFC available on line? An interesting site.


T1: jockATliddle3.freeserve.co.uk
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Date: 05 Jul 2004
Time: 17:54:26
 

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I was demobbed from 247 china british squadron at the end of hostilities. My first visit to the site and it won't be the last.


T1: adamATadamsaunders.biz
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Date: 07 Jul 2004
Time: 14:44:18
 

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My Canadian Grandfather 2Lt Wm Saunders was posted to Camp Waddington, 48 Sqn in Oct 1918 as a newly trained pilot, and was repatriated to Canada from there in May 1919. Prior to arriving in the UK he was subjected to pilot training on Curtis JN3's at Camp Borden just North of Toronto, and at Camp Everman in Texas, amongst other training areas in North America. He joined the RFC in Dec 1917 and was commissioned into the RAF on 22 Aug 1918. Needless to say he was an amazing fellow and I am in awe of the sacrifices these men were willing to make. Twenty years after WW1 his son (my father) was called upon to serve in WW2. Per Ardua Ad Astra


T1: Lightning5ATbtinternet.com
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Date: 08 Jul 2004
Time: 16:34:01
 

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Excellent


T1: styczynski.anitaATdol.gov
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Date: 09 Jul 2004
Time: 20:16:32
 

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I am searching for a copy of the Kosciusko Squadron empblem which you show on your website that is suitable for framing (the red cap, crossed scythes and stars and stripes). I want either a print or the emblem itself. I am searching for this as a gift to present to my brother. Would you be able to assist in my search.


T1: beelaertgATskynet.be
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Date: 10 Jul 2004
Time: 09:54:55
 

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Dear Mr. Barrass I am full of praise to your site; It can compaire compaired with Luftwaffe 1933-45 of Michael Holm. keep on the Good work. Senseer , Geert


T1: 202bptATyahoo.com
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Date: 10 Jul 2004
Time: 15:42:44
 

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interested in anyone who flew with 65 sqn 1944-45


T1: bajwaATsify.com
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Date: 11 Jul 2004
Time: 19:31:40
 

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Magnificent ! Words fail me in describing the wonderful way information has been displayed on this website. Mandeep Bajwa


T1: cclavis80ATaol.com
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Date: 14 Jul 2004
Time: 03:11:18
 

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Thank you for providing such a wonderful history of the many squadrons. I'm looking for anyone who flew with my father, Christopher Lavis in the Auxiliary Squadron 614. I would really appreciate any information.


T1: kentishtoshATkaty.ndo.co.uk
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Date: 20 Jul 2004
Time: 14:06:05
 

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Wonderful !. May I request this be printed, I served with 76 R&R Party in Imphal Burma during 1943/1944 (Lac Ken Bruce) would feel great to hear from any collegues; Thank you,


T1: desATdesandjean.freeserve.co.uk
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Date: 22 Jul 2004
Time: 19:57:18
 

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Excellent Site. As Webmaster for http://www.97squadronassociation.co.uk I like to visit other Websites. It helps me a great deal to see anwhat other ex RAF guys get up to.. If I can assist anyone in research then please visit our site and if I can help, just hit the old email connections. Good luck to all who visit this site. Des Evans ex RAF WW2 .{F/Me. Ground Crew }


T1: MrpaddingtonATaol.com
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Date: 23 Jul 2004
Time: 00:25:08
 

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Dear sir, I was a Corporal Technician at RAF Bassingbourne having served my technical training at Melksham in Wiltshire.I joined the RAF in 1957.After Bridgenorth,Melksham then Bassingboune.I went on an Instrument Fitters course & after returning to Bassingbourne went to RAF Changi on the Troopship Oxfordshire & after a few months got detatched to RAF Ghan.I then heard that my father had died suddenly on May 1st 1960 & flew home from Singapore on BOAC flight to Stansted (just a couple of Nissen huts in those days !!)Since then I have owned at one time or another 43 hotels (not all at the same time!!) Sold the last one The Royal Norfolk Hotel, opp Paddington Station on October 5th 2001. I am now retired live in Gloucester Square, London.W2 1 HH.I have 2 married daughters both with children, Vikki & I are enjoying our retirement travelling & I mess about on my 37ft motor boat at Marlow.I occasionally seek Anthony Gallagher who I served with in Singapore. He became an aRMY iNSTRUCTOR. wE WENT TO A 205 sQ REUNION ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO IN A PUB ON THE SOUTH BANK OF THE THAMES,MANY ATTENDED BUT WE ONLY MET 2 WHO WE REMEMBERED !! i CHERISH MY HAPPY MEMORIES OF MY 3 YEARS IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE.


T1: denisATsteele.wanadoo.co.uk
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Date: 23 Jul 2004
Time: 11:00:34
 

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I have been trying to find what an inscription means on my dad’s presentation mug. Inscribed, presented to BRO Steele, R.A, from , Pride of Poona Lodge, Karachi Pakistan.


T1: michellebenjamin51ATyahoo.com.au
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Date: 23 Jul 2004
Time: 11:21:21
 

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This is a GREAT site.I am researching my uncle- Simon Michael Cashman whose plane was shot down in the ocean near Benghazi on 13 July 1941. He flew in a Wellington bomber N2756 from Shallufa, which I cannot find much about. Others on the plane were: JP Wilkins; FFClowry;W Young;A Ms Dargie;D Grocott. May they rest in peace. They were part of 38 Squadron. He also was stationed at Gibraltar in 1940 and was interned in Spain as a prisoner until early 1941. I do not know anything about how this might have happened ; perhaps someone can enlighten me.Looking forward to hearing from someone


T1: julie.toomer1ATbtopenworld.com
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Date: 24 Jul 2004
Time: 11:23:16
 

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I am just starting out tracing my family tree and came across this site and AIR VICE MARSHAL SIDNEY EDWARD TOOMER. still working out to see where he is along the line. thank you. anyone else who can help with the TOOMER family tree within the UK please get in touch.


T1: Desmond
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Date: 25 Jul 2004
Time: 16:44:25
 

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Excellent site. I run- www.97squadronassociation.co.uk for our 97 Squadron Association and have added "Air of Authority ' as a main link on our Assocaition Page for all our visitors to log onto.. I am Flight Mech.ex 97 WW2 at Bourn and Coningsby with 97 from end of 1942 to Feb.1945 when I went on to Malta until Demob Feb.1947. Best wishes to all Des Evans.


T1: MOENMAXATAOL.COM
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Date: 25 Jul 2004
Time: 17:34:51
 

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HI; im into aircraft model making & your site is most helpful with my Spitfire building,I got help to locate 118 squadrons emblem. I was 9 years old during the battle of Britian & was very aware of what was going on. I,ve got you on my favorites list & will refer to it much more. thanks for all the info you provided. Sincerly; Harvey Easton


T1: hgriffiths25AThotmail.com
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Date: 26 Jul 2004
Time: 00:38:03
 

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Am currently interested in researching the career of my uncle P/O GEORGE GRIFFITHS who was shot down and killed over Antwerp (Belgium) on the 16 April 1943. while flying a mosquito aircraft of 1409 meteorological flight based at RAF Oakington Cambs.I would much appreciate any one who could provide any sort of clues as, i am particularly interested in discovering what he may of been doing on that day. Or anything of interest i.e. ex sqn members or links etc. Many thanks


T1: RPCERBIEATSNET.NET
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Date: 27 Jul 2004
Time: 03:32:05
 

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A LONG TIME STUDENT OF THE B OF B AND ALL WWII AIR ACTION. THANK YOU FOR MAKING AVAILABLE A LISTING OF RAF RANKS AND INSIGNIA WHICH HAVE LONG CONFUSED THIS USAF KOREAN VET.


T1: wally.barnesATvirgin.net
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Date: 27 Jul 2004
Time: 22:23:24
 

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My late brother - 1476733 LAC Barnes JW - served with Sir Guy Garrod in India during the war, so was interested to read Sir Guy's entry.


T1: chrisATlambert25.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 27 Jul 2004
Time: 22:45:51
 

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Wow - what a resource! I have been conducting some research into the prior owners of my 1930 Morris. After obtaining an extract of the original registration documents from Hants C. C.I found that its first owner was an R.A.F. Officer who later went on to become a knight of the garter and an Air Marshal. All this information through your web site - thank you very much!


T1: fitzgerald431ATbtinternet.com
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Date: 29 Jul 2004
Time: 02:14:51
 

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I was a member of 431 sqn atc way back early 70s I stumbled upon your site but highly delighted that it was there. like those who flew, we thought of ourselves, Warriors of the Air!


T1: ppnAToptusnet.com.au
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Date: 29 Jul 2004
Time: 12:03:33
 

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I note from your history that 141 sqn moved from Tangmere to Tredennick I am sure my father, Philip Nockles, who was a pilot with 141 flew from Ford, he was killed there 10 Feb 1943 in a failed go around in a beaufighter. As I knew little of him, I was 4 at the time I would appreciate any further sources you might recommend to me Thank you Philip Nockles


T1: mepjwiseAToptusnet.com.au
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Date: 30 Jul 2004
Time: 11:23:25
 

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I hve just received my late fathers Service Record from RAF PMA RAF Innsworth and now see that he was air-crew (mid-upper gunner) with 576 Lancaster squadron from October 1944 until June 1945. I am hoping to be able to trace his comrades; I have done a little research and think that my fathers aircraft was UL NX 562. Ilike this web-site very much has a good feel to it.


T1: iainATcaldwell6724.freeserve.co.uk
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Date: 11 Aug 2004
Time: 18:59:08
 

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DAVID CALDWELL SERGEANT NAVIGATOR 1951-1953 209 SOR ANTI TERRORIST PATROLS MALAYA SECONDED TO 52SON CASI-VAC REJOINED 209. AT IWA KUNI AIR BASE JAPAN.


T1: sophia.johnATntlworld.com
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Date: 14 Aug 2004
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I went for a gliding session at 636 ATC gliding school in Swansea and it was amazing!!! I had never been flying before and after that, I didn't want to get back down to civilisation. I had freindly people teaching me about the air craft and the capitan that flew with me in the glider was great. Now I know what it's like doing aerobatics!


T1: d.c.w.berryATntlworld.com
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Date: 15 Aug 2004
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This site was very helpful to my self on the basis of the Rank Structure. This site was very easy to get around!!! 10/10


T1: cmATrichmondandco.co.uk
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Date: 17 Aug 2004
Time: 17:50:42
 

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A fascinating and informative website. Are the pictures of aircraft by squadron and squadron histories available to purchase? Well done! Yours sincerely, COLIN MACMILLAN 020-7456-8044


T1: mcbrien410ATaol.com
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Date: 18 Aug 2004
Time: 10:34:47
 

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Regarding Request 86 in this Guest Book. The Devil's Dyke is about four miles NW of Brighton, Sussex, UK. Its altitude is about 670Ft. I was not this that the Stirling crashed into as it is more than a miles from Newmarket airfiled. Chris McBrien.


T1: coreyATxoomail.com
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Date: 18 Aug 2004
Time: 23:05:23
 

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Cool site, very informative.


T1: sean.galley.gbrATauab.aorcentaf.af.mil
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Date: 21 Aug 2004
Time: 04:16:22
 

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great site. kept seth and sean amused while doing the 'deed' in al udeid serving on XIII sqn.


T1: johnATfuture-safety.com
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Date: 24 Aug 2004
Time: 14:25:50
 

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My father-in-law Flight Sergeant Fred DODD flew with 171 Squadron, RAF North Creake. Is there anybody out there who knows anybody.


T1: robpetraATtref.nl
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Date: 26 Aug 2004
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Hello, On 10 and 11 December 1944 Spitfires and Typhoons of 229, 263, 257 and 193 Squadron were detailed to attack Leiden (Holland) station. December next these raids will be 60 years ago. I am looking for any participant in these raids for a series of articles/book on this subject. Any info is appreciated. Thanks. Rob van den Nieuwendijk Email: robpetraATtref.nl


T1: albertinieAThotmail.com
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Date: 26 Aug 2004
Time: 19:18:19
 

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Guys, just read a cool book synopsis on http://www.amazon.co.uk The book is called AMONGST THE MARINES and apparently comes out next month. Its got my vote.


T1: jwileyATmindspring.com
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Date: 27 Aug 2004
Time: 15:53:18
 

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I am looking for any information on a Spitfire pilot, James Hyde, shot down 25SEP44 south of Arnhem. Hyde was a 27 yr old fellow from Trinidad. Any info appreciated on the mission, the fellow, the model Spitfire he was flying, level of flight experience (# of sorties, flight time), etc. Anything appreciated. email below. Please include James Hyde in header to avoid deletion as spam. Great site...


T1: david.morrison63ATntlworld.com
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Date: 27 Aug 2004
Time: 23:28:54
 

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An absolutely brilliant website, I thoroughly enjoyed it, looking up my old Squadrons No's 45,20 & 201. Thankyou for a very well constructed website


T1: tfairbriATbigpond.net.au
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Date: 28 Aug 2004
Time: 13:44:46
 

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A remarkable achievement, invaluable to the historian. Well done. Tony Fairbridge.


T1: ice_warrior1AThotmail.com
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Date: 31 Aug 2004
Time: 18:16:31
 

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Thank you for a very informative site. My uncles (whom did not return) squadron (227) is difficult to gather information on due to its war-time formation. The squadron designators, codes and plane markings section has helped fill in some of the questions. I am still looking for actual aircraft numbers but feel this may be an impossible search. Thanks for the help provided here.


T1: ABLACKSATAOL.com
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Date: 01 Sep 2004
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I've searching for information for F/O Essenhigh (49th Squadron) on behalf of a friend who was due to marry him just days after his crash. Thanks , your site has been of great value. A.B.


T1: royATplipsmith.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 02 Sep 2004
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I have just read the RAF record of Air Commodore A.P.Revington. He was AOC No47 Group Transport Command at Milton Ernest, until early 1948 when we all moved to RAF Abingdon. We then became amalgamated with H.Q.46 Group who moved up from Bushy, Watford. Soon after we were all embroiled in Operation Plainfare. I should like information of SqdnLdr(then) C.G.T. Maxted, Wg.Cdr.N.A.Smith who were my senior officers to my being a lowly signals section clerk to them.


T1: jessnjosieATi-love-cats.com
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Date: 05 Sep 2004
Time: 02:01:29
 

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great site, wish you had more unit badges of ww2, that would be realy handy jess


T1: johnATcooper286.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 05 Sep 2004
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Just an update Malcolm on my web address as the last one was hacked about two months ago. Keep up the good work....... http://splashdown2.tripod.com/handleypagehastings/


T1: k.j.coleATtesco.net
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Date: 10 Sep 2004
Time: 21:21:33
 

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Sir, I am searching for any information about my cousin edward Lincoln who was an apprentice rigger in R.A.F. halton circa 1932 to 1934. thanks, Ken Cole


T1: djb593ATyahoo.co.uk
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Date: 11 Sep 2004
Time: 14:31:58
 

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I am currently searching for details on a Flt Lt Robert Brook 174668, who was flying with 405 Squadron at the time of his death on the 16th of September 1944. Any information regarding him, or any information as to where I may find a crew photo would be greatly appreciated.


T1: geoffrey.geddesATntlworld.com
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Date: 11 Sep 2004
Time: 15:07:40
 

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Excellent site, a mine of information. Navigation generally good, you can find what you are looking for without to much difficulty. Hours of browsing and a real online resource. Quicker and easier to use than a bookshelf full of reference books.


T1: davewhartonATbtopenworld.com
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Date: 11 Sep 2004
Time: 20:57:04
 

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A good site but sorry you must have been advised before that the lads in 224 group 1957 photographed were not in Christmas Island but were outside HQ 224 group Malaya RAF Kuala Lumpur in 1957. I probably would have been in this photpo but for the fact that I was on leave for Christmas in Penang with some other mates who also would have been on this photo. It's great to see them all again.


T1: aimee_69_40AThotmail.com
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Date: 12 Sep 2004
Time: 18:58:00
 

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i am a cadet of the ACT and thats all ive got to say!!!


T1: mcradaATshaw.ca
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Date: 13 Sep 2004
Time: 05:10:03
 

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Wow!!! An obsessive compulsive behaviour personality's dream come true. It fits in well with my lifelong quest for unit histories of all European nations involved in World War II for wargaming purposes. Quite complex and very impressive. Thanks


T1: amanda_godinAThotmail.com
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Date: 14 Sep 2004
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thanx to all world war soilders you are all brave and caeing men and god bless you all.I am a sixteen year old female who admires you all youse are my heros than-you so very much love always mandy


T1: rafmontroseATaol.com
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Date: 15 Sep 2004
Time: 21:07:28
 

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Useful info on AVM Champion de Crespigny. I would like to use it to illustrate a display about him at the Montrose Air Station Museum. He was CO here in 1918 and 1936. Thanks for the good work, Dr Dan Paton, development officer. rafmontroseATaol.com


T1: john.d.payneATtesco.net
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Date: 17 Sep 2004
Time: 14:15:18
 

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A very interesting site. I trained with No1 FTS on Harvards in 1951/2; we were first at RAF Oakington and about halfway through the course the School moved to Moreton-in-Marsh. At the time of our passing out parade, 6th February 1952, the Station Commander was Group Captain K P Lewis. If anyone is interested I also have the names of the Wing and Squadron Commanders; the flying instructors and all of those who graduated and were awarded their pilot's wings on that day. We must have been the first to have been awarded wings under a reigning queen, HM King George VI having died early that morning! Best wishes, John Payne


T1: mark_allencgATyahoo.co.uk
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Date: 18 Sep 2004
Time: 16:12:24
 

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I have just been researching Flight Lieutenant William James Beveridge. Who was Killed in Action over wesel on 24th march 1945. He flew with 274 sqn. I have his TEE EMM. manuals. Mark allen


T1: neeowAThotmail.com
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Date: 19 Sep 2004
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Seems a good site! So much about a man hardly mentioned, (Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh Mallory) and the rare mention of his brother being the Everest climber George. Their sister... was my grandmother! MIKE LONGRIDGE


T1: AprilTheDuckATaol.com
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Date: 19 Sep 2004
Time: 22:24:24
 

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My father Flght Sgnt. Norman Bateson was at Takoradi 1941-1943.He has passed away and I would be interested to know if anybody had any information about the time there. Also my dad was in "pay-accounts" but can anybody tell me which squadren he might have been in? Many thanks. great site by the way!


T1: royandsue26AThotmail.com
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Date: 22 Sep 2004
Time: 12:49:22
 

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Just accessed your page relating to Campaign Ribbons, the easy and colourful guide will answer some many queries ralating to this subject. Thanks


T1: firstfleetATaol.com
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Date: 23 Sep 2004
Time: 00:25:08
 

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I am writing a book about the Douglas C-133 Cargomaster heavy transport. I have some evidence that the RAF might have had more than casual interest in procuring the C-133 in the period 1957-61. Anyone having detailed information about such interest is requested to contact Cal Taylor at firstfleetATaol.com. The website is http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/c133bcargomaster/home.html


T1: jachil36ATyahoo.co.uk
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Date: 26 Sep 2004
Time: 23:18:01
 

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I am looking for any information on RAF Sergeant Raymond Webb, Sqdn 112. He went missing, presumed dead, on 7/11/42 in Egypt.  Anyone know how I can find out what happened or any information about him. I am his neice, he was my father's brother. Many thanks, J Hill.


T1: Dale.caldwellATsbcglobal.net
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Date: 27 Sep 2004
Time: 05:09:27
 

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We are looking for the serial number of the Spitfire flown by Plt. Off. E.S. Locke. He flew during the Battle of Britain in 41 squadron having joined the sqdrn on 8/40 and flying with it until 10/40. This information to be used in preparing decals for an upcoming scale kit.


T1: peterjackson25AThotmail.com
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Date: 27 Sep 2004
Time: 09:29:49
 

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I have only just come across your website. Where have I been to miss it?!! I am writing the history of R.A.F. Uetersen, BAFO and 2nd TAF, Germany, 1945-55, and am also Chairman of the veterans association for the station, the Ole (yes, Ole, not Old!) Uetonians. Any information from anyone who remembers the station much appreciated.


T1: petercroydonATnetreach.net
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Date: 28 Sep 2004
Time: 02:12:32
 

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This is a fascinating site and I shall be here often. Congratulations. I should like to ask if there is any information or class photographs from Number One School of Photography, Farnborough from 1942 available anywhere.


T1: pw006g6669ATblueyonder.co.uk
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Date: 28 Sep 2004
Time: 14:38:03
 

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Well done on a great and informative site. Worth visiting time and time again. Keep up the good work. Phil Wootton


T1: bcarp60AThotmail.com
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Date: 29 Sep 2004
Time: 12:55:37
 

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Interested in all details (if any) on flight mentioned in Request 95. One of the crew JT Sullivan was my uncle. Brian Carpenter, Kingswood NSW Australia. Formerly of Croydon, Surrey.


T1: robert.armsbtATvirgin.net
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Date: 30 Sep 2004
Time: 16:00:56
 

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An impresive site. In 1990 when i was an instructor with our local ATC squadron i started to do my own parsonal research into RAF Downham Market 1942-1945.I am always interested in any information about this old aerodrome its aircraft and its personnel.


T1: alvishahidAThotmail.com
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Date: 01 Oct 2004
Time: 20:55:14
 

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This site proved very valueable during the course of my presentation on Trenchard. thanks


T1: ronald.doreyATbtopenworld.com
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Date: 02 Oct 2004
Time: 13:59:22
 

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Hello I'm Ronald Dorey & flew in WWII in the liberator middle east & India. Posting to 355 Squadron was cancelled due to VJ day. Four of my crew were killed at Pegu: Skipper Dick Regan, Flight Engineer Ron Holmes, Navigator Cyril Paine & "Woof" McClure c.1946. They were all passengers being taken back to Salbani. Have tried to get more details, can anyone help?


T1: raf.gosportATUKonline.co.uk
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Date: 02 Oct 2004
Time: 14:11:58
 

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J Parfoot, archivist/editor for tin-fish times for raf gosport-atdu-hms siskin association of veterans. seeking information please on titchfield which was raf balloon command hq but there are anomolies. was any flying there at any time? are their wartime site maps available anywhere. does anyone have knowledge of anyone stationed at titchfield who can contact me? or at raf gosport-hms siskin as we have veterans seeking to meet them. keep up the good work as we all fight to retain our history in the face of mounting apathy.


T1: raf.gosportATUKonline.co.uk
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Date: 02 Oct 2004
Time: 14:18:22
 

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john parfoot editor/archivist for RAF Gosport-ATDU-HMS Siskin Association of Veterans seeking information about Titchfield site of balloon hq, and anyone who knows anything of the history of the site for urgent resrach. thankyou john by the way, great, useful site i only wish i could set one up like it for our veterans but am too untechnical - shorthand for 'dim'!


T1: wenroysATtinyworld.co.uk
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Date: 02 Oct 2004
Time: 16:40:03
 

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I'm glad to have found your website and found it most interesting. I am trying to get any information about my uncle Seargeant James Hughes who was in 408 Goose Sqaudron. He was killed on the 25th April 1945 when he was flying to Wangerooge on a mission from Linton-on-Ouse in Yorkshire England. He was in a Halifax V11 NP796 EQ-M and I believe it was in collision with another Halifax from 426 Squadron. I have photgraphs of my uncle with men from the Canadian force he himself was an RAF volunteer having joined up from his job in the police force.If anyone knew him I would love to hear anything at all about his life in the raf. Wendy Bessant


T1: RPL38ATColumbia.Edu
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Date: 02 Oct 2004
Time: 21:32:44
 

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Wow, just came across this excellent site! You're referenced in the November 2004 issue of Aviation History magazine (already published). Definitely adding this to my Favourites link. 02 Oct. 2004


T1: ericATsharples52.wanadoo.co.uk
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Date: 03 Oct 2004
Time: 22:40:09
 

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Great site, researching my late fathers times in the RAF during WW2. He served with 164 & 195 squadrons (typhoons-ground crew). Have many photographs and documents. He was begining to write a book of his time in the RAF but sadly passed away before he could finish it. Eric Sharples


T1: julian.KeyATdefra.gsi.gov.uk
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Date: 04 Oct 2004
Time: 15:29:57
 

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It was nice to read about both my great uncles, Air Vice Marshal D F W Atcherley and Air Marshal Sir Richard Atcherley. I have heard many stories of their time in the RAF and seen many picture scrap books of them. My father, Sqdn Ldr Sam Key (Rtd) continued the Atcherleys family flying history. He is now retired and has 3 kids. Non of whom are in the RAF(yet!).


T1: robpetraATtref.nl
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Date: 04 Oct 2004
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Hello, On 10 Dec 44 Spits of 229 Squadron bombed Leiden/Holland. The next day Typhoons of 193, 257 and 263 Squadron visited this city twice again. I am looking for any participant for a series of newspaper articles - Dec next is 60 years to date. Thanks. Rob van den Nieuwendijk robpetraATtref.nl


T1: gordonweareAThotmail.com
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Date: 05 Oct 2004
Time: 03:48:10
 

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Hi, was just wondering if Sgt Eric WEARE bomber, 156 Sqn, is the son of WW1 Ace Capt Frank G.C.Weare RFC ? they do look very alike. I am a Weare Family historian, and I would like to know. Gordon Weare, RD1 Waikouaiti, Otago, New Zealand.


T1: elainerowsonAThotmail.com
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Date: 05 Oct 2004
Time: 10:22:40
 

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Hi there I am hoping someone can help me. My Mum recently gave me the certificate of discharge for my Granddad Robert Simpson who joined the RAF on the 18th November 1940. His trade was Driver, mechanical transport. We are hoping to get some more information and possibly some photographs of him. My Mum was only 10yrs old when he died and unfortunately, no-one in the family has any photos. Many thanks Elaine :)


T1: timsellarsATbtconnect.com
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Date: 05 Oct 2004
Time: 21:01:25
 

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I am researching 240 SQUADRON during their time at Redhills Lakes Calcutta. In particular FLying Office "Bert" Sellars DFM. I am just starting to build a 9' wingspan flying model of a PBY5 so if anyone out there has any information that will help towards markings, colour schemes,ancillary equipment or even photos and information i would be very grateful. Thank you very much for a really well laid out site. Your efforts are appreciated, not just by me but by many others judging by your guest book. Tim Sellars


T1: pat.shawATtiscali.co.uk
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Date: 05 Oct 2004
Time: 22:37:12
 

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I served with No 65 squadron 1948-1950 at RAF Linton-on-Ouse disapointed there were no pictures of the Mk 3 Hornet Is it possible to show them?? Very interesting Histoty. Liked your site very much. Thank You.


T1: stempferATtiscali.co.uk
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Date: 06 Oct 2004
Time: 00:14:33
 

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a truly amazing site, a wealth of information, my first visit but will return many times in the future to further my various RAF reseaches. R.A.Stempfer (ex SAC National Service 1956-58)


T1: dansanabbottATyahoo.com
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Date: 06 Oct 2004
Time: 03:36:11
 

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This is avery important site for any researcher of RFC/RAF histories and aircraft and their markings. While my interest is WW1, I am still interested in WW2, having served in the USAAF. I wish to commend those who have put together this website! Congratulations on a job well done. Blue skies, Dan-San Abbott


T1: william.ashpoleATtele2.fr
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Date: 06 Oct 2004
Time: 18:32:11
 

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Whilst surfing, I thought I would give "225 Squadron" a try. I found your web page to be very interesting, if brief. My thanks to you for your time and effort. Bill Ashpole Former Flying Officer & helicopter pilot [Sycamore, Whirlwind - piston & turbine] 225 Squadron


T1: okzseimAThotmail.com
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Date: 07 Oct 2004
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Hello, I am trying to find information (photos, stories, etc.) about my uncle, Antoni Jan Mikolajczak. Unfortunately he did not survive the war so my information about him is scant. Here is what I do know about him: Sgt. Antoni Jan Mikolajczak #704011 Known as "Tony" to British personnel and as "Jasiek" to family. Served as a navigator in #305 and #301 squadrons Posted from No.13 O.T.U. to 305 Sqn 22 May 1944 Posted to P.A.F. Depot Oct. 10th 1944 Posted to 301 Sqn. April 28th 1945 Killed in crash of Warwick C III HG226 (GR-D) 27July 1945, near Lyon France Also he flew 50 combat missions in #305 Squadron with Sgt. Stanislaw Fras as his pilot. Sgt. Fras after the war change his name to Frase and stayed in the RAF.


T1: gerrygotliebATparadise.net.nz
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Date: 07 Oct 2004
Time: 10:33:48
 

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gerrygotliebATparadise.net.nz Some time ago I got onto a web site that gave the meanings of the code names for various operation such as rhubard, ramrod, jim crow and the like. Anyone help with the address ??? Gerry Gotlieb NZ


T1: emmaATlester111.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 07 Oct 2004
Time: 14:50:12
 

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Very interesting site. I've been looking into my Great Uncle William (Bill) Caldwell who was a member of Bomber Command 100 squadron based in Waltham Grimsby. He was shot down over France on en-route to Turin on 13th July 1943 he was flying a Lancaster (ED561). I would be very interested to hear from any other members of the crew's families (the crew consisted of F/S W R Caldwell, G T Causer, F Barnes, W E Leddiman, F W Holmes, C H Glover, J A Firth.


T1: lucaATbrasi.wanadoo.co.uk
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Date: 07 Oct 2004
Time: 20:02:05
 

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Great Site! I am looking for any info on Wing Commander G. W. P. Dawes. Died 17th March 1960 aged eighty. Served in Boer War, WW1 & WW2. Awarded DSO, AFC etc. Earned pilot license in 1910! Thanks, Matt.


T1: semper.fidelisATvirgin.net
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Date: 08 Oct 2004
Time: 14:01:50
 

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Very good research! It was an emotional moment reading about my old squadron no.25 at Tangmere `57 Please keep up the good work. Reg Reeves.


T1: bazosteadATtiscali.co.uk
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Date: 14 Oct 2004
Time: 20:25:00
 

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Your website is an excellent starting point for an attempt to trace someone with whom my Dad served during WW2.


T1: alexanderg10AThotmail.com
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Date: 14 Oct 2004
Time: 22:44:04
 

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Thank you for taking the time and all your efforts to create/ maintain this website.I am trying to find out more about my late Fathe In Law, Joseph Charles Fellows, Service N0 642374.He served in 973Sqn,RAF under Sqn Ldr Whiteside. I have various photos, even one of horseback patrol!If anyone can help I'd be very grateful, and I'd be more than happy to email photos on to others to assist them in their various projects.


T1: CanadaUSAtogetherATyahoo.com
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Date: 15 Oct 2004
Time: 01:42:35
 

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Excellence in detail.


T1: sylviaATgetaukjob.co.uk
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Date: 15 Oct 2004
Time: 21:55:01
 

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Fantastic site with so much information - however I am seeking information on the Bognor Regis ALG which was used by many Squadrons during 1943 and 1944. The information is being collated for a publication in 2005 and we are seeking memories, photo's etc. etc.


T1: vonniemouldATsbcglobal.net
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Date: 17 Oct 2004
Time: 05:41:34
 

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This is a great website. It is the most information that I have been able to find on Squadron 56. I am looking for anyone who might have served with or known my father. Clive D. Mould from aroung 1954-1956. He spoke very fondly of his time in the RAF and I would dearly love to talk to other who knew him. Thank you so much Yvonne Mould-Douglas


T1: alankenwilkAThotmail.com
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Date: 18 Oct 2004
Time: 03:53:59
 

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great site just found it!! i served 9 years as a nurse at various raf medical centres .initially trained at paraf hospital wroughton wiltshire 1970 -72. sadly the hospital no longer exists. if anyone out there remembers me please get in touch alan wilkinson


T1: rborischATaol.com
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Date: 18 Oct 2004
Time: 12:19:43
 

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Great sight! 145 Sq.in Africa was coded ZX followed by another letter. I am aware of a Spit coded with ZX followed by a number. Can anyone shed light on this?


T1: karenlee252AThotmail.com
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Date: 18 Oct 2004
Time: 14:00:08
 

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AM TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION FOR MY PARTNER ABOUT HIS LATE FATHER, CHARLES LEE, WHO WAS WITH THE 608 SQUADRON (BOMBER COMMAND) 1938-1945 - HOW DO I SEND OFF FOR HIS RAF SERVICE HISTORY AS SOMEONE STATED THEY HAD DONE EARLIER. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU


T1: latitude3521ATbigpond.com
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Date: 20 Oct 2004
Time: 11:28:32
 

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Son of Andrew Buchan Young Snr Check Captain Andrew Buchanan Young 2nd September 1914 – 7th October 2004 Andrew Buchanan Young was born Glasgow, Scotland in 1914. As a young child in the early twenty’s he was fascinated with flight he left school in 1930 to work in his father’s iron foundry in Glasgow only to find his attraction to flying grow aged 24 he enlisted in the RAF VR in March 1938 in Glasgow to fulfil a child hood dream of becoming a pilot. Andy was called up to serve in the RAF at the beginning of September 1939 until November 1946 he obtain the rank of Flight Lieutenant served in Canada and the UK his service duties included instructor with Commonwealth Training Scheme in Canada, opening up first RCA training station he then served on B24 Liberators in WWII as a Captain with RAF coastal command in UK in the 224 Squadron. In 1947 Andy joined SAS airways in Sweden and flue with them till 1951. He then moved to Australia where he joined Qantas in 1952 retiring from active flying in 1970 with the rank of Senior Check Captain where he took over the Management of Flight Training Centre at Mascot Jet Base in 1971 till 1976. He remained the Officer he became and the Gentleman he was till his final takeoff, we loved him and his presents will be greatly missed.


T1: harry.bishop2ATntlworld.com
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Date: 20 Oct 2004
Time: 15:23:23
 

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I am what my granchildren refere to as a "fogg"visited this site before,looking to find some referance to my old Regiment Sqdn from Habbaniya Iraq, was told to look here because its name has changed from No2Armd Car Sqdn to a parachute Sqdn anyone know?? Ted(taffy) Bishop.ps reading below "where or what is a browser"????


T1: aoqw82ATdsl.pipex.com
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Date: 21 Oct 2004
Time: 10:23:24
 

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Hello all and thank you Malcolm for a wonderful web resorce. Although never actually in the RAF I was in the ATC at Fazakerley No8 Balloon centre around 1957. Our little hut was inside the base and I have fond memories of our adventures exploring in places we should not have been. (Boys will be boys). The ATC was 2275 12th City Of Liverpool Sqd, we later moved to an even smaller hut in Grace Rd Walton Vale Liverpool. This was due to the closure of the Fazakerley base. Just thought I would share my nostalgia with you. Keep up the good work. Geoff


T1: ftdATuku.co.uk
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Date: 21 Oct 2004
Time: 22:56:44
 

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As an ex RAF Apprentice, it was nice to see the wheel disc and the trumpeters badge from my days as a member of B Flight, 3 Squadron, 305th Entry, RAF Hereford. January 5th to December 16th 1966. " Non Shall Ever Excel Them. " From S0595188 AA Fisher J.E. Really enjoyed browsing through the ranks and badges like GSK all over again.


T1: gravellATty-cam.co.uk
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Date: 22 Oct 2004
Time: 23:46:25
 

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Interesting information. I was stationed at RAF Seletar 1953 to 1955. I'm told much of it has been demolished, but does anyone have photos of the WRAF Block I would love to see it again. I was NCO (CPL) I/C POL Then clothing, Section 28 MB then I was moved to the forms store in SW HQ. Dorothy Ainge .


T1: loraine.excelATtesco.net
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Date: 23 Oct 2004
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Hello, My father was ground crew with 227sqd based in Bengazzi, ( Beaufighters ) 1943/1945, they were running costal torpedo attacks over Tobruk. I would be very interested in any information relating to others that knew him! he was LAC Allen Vizor. I am his youngest son Mark.


T1: JWndrATaol.com
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Date: 24 Oct 2004
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I am interested in finding out any information about my grandfather Mr Kenneth William Winder no53989, 153 squadron he was shot down on 22.01.45 and is buried in Venray war cemetery. Any information about him or his squadron would be great a few of us are planning to visit the cemetery this year for the anniversary. Jared


T1: dmcadamAThighview.vic.edu.au
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Date: 26 Oct 2004
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What a fantastic site, lots of information and links, I've managed to locate squadrons for father in law, but getting details is much harder. Keep up the great work. Dianne


T1: iresonpATrte.ie
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Date: 26 Oct 2004
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Hi My dad served with 58 during ww2.I know he served in both bomber command & coastal command with the squadron.I still have a squadron plaque with an owl on a branch with the motto ALIS NOCTURNIS. Best regards Paul Ireson


T1: sgillisATpetro-canada.ca
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Date: 26 Oct 2004
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Well organised and very helpful site. My father was F/L Donald Archibald Gillis with the RCAF's 406 Squadron. My family have never seen any photographs of him while with this unit overseas. I have exhausted leads in Canada such as the National Archives and other aviation history organisations. Any suggestions or assistance would be welcome. Scott Gillis


T1: oldgrangeATlycos.co.uk
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Date: 26 Oct 2004
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Does anyone have any information on people who were in the 260 fighter squadron during the North Africa Campain? I would love to here from them.


T1: bspgalleryAToldbooks.com
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Date: 28 Oct 2004
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I really liked your site, really informative website, I enjoyed my visit, BSP Gallery Bookshop old and rare books. We have BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA including literature, performing arts, first editions, Pacificana, sport, cricket, music, antiques, military, shipping, aviation history, art, craft, Australian, old postcards. http://www.bspgallery.com.au


T1: a.j.sinclairATcranfield.ac.uk
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Date: 28 Oct 2004
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I have recently found out that I am a distant relative of Sir Thomas he was my father uncle by marraige...life is full of surprises


T1: arthurATworkman2209.freeserve.co.uk
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Date: 29 Oct 2004
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The amount of information contained is staggering. A very interesting and useful site. Thank you very much. Arthur Workman


T1: HUMPH347ATAOL.COM
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Date: 30 Oct 2004
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AT LAST I HAVE FOUND THE INFO I NEEDED. I SERVED HAPPILY AS REGULAR IN 3609 SQD AT WEETON 53 T0 55 BEFORE I WAS POSTED TO KAI TAK H.K BEST WISHES


T1: johnereddingATaol.com
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Date: 31 Oct 2004
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While trying to gain information on my uncle, I came accross this site and posted a request pertaining to the above. Within days I received a reply with most of the information requested. A fantastic facility, continue with your success. John Redding


T1: jamie_bigmacAThotmail.com
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Date: 31 Oct 2004
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Hello, great web site for research, keep it up :) secondly i am looking for any one in 999sqn, a bararge ballon sqn in pagington in 1944. i am currently part of the air training corps with 999sqn in dunmow essex. i will be very gratefull for any info towards the original 999sqn and any storys about it cdt Sgt Jamie MacDonald email: jamie_bigmacAThotmail.com website: www.999sqn.co.uk


T1: clivestephenreynoldsAThotmail.com
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Date: 31 Oct 2004
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My uncle William James Jewell was in 113 & 223 squadrons, flying windows ops until the end of the war (dec.d 1979)He worked as a civilian in electronics at RAF Mountbatten, Weyhill, Mednemham & Benson until his death.


T1: jackie.tedderATbtopenworld.com
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Date: 31 Oct 2004
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just wondered if he was a relative of mine. Thanks


T1: JadamspopATaol.com
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Date: 01 Nov 2004
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Would like to make contact with any former members of No 3 (County of Devon) Maritime Headquarters Unit, Plymouth, who was in Mar Ops during the late 1970's early 1980's. John Adams


T1: MARCACCIOLIGATALICEPOSTA .IT
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Date: 02 Nov 2004
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MATERIAL CERCO:PHOTO ,DOCUMENTS OR TESTIMONIES OF EVENTS THAT THEY HAVE CONCERNED THE AIRPORT OF PARUGIA (ITALY) IN THE PERIOD OF 2°WORLD WAR,IN THE YEARS 1936/45,THANK YOU!


T1: robca200ATaol.com
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Date: 03 Nov 2004
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Hi I've just finished reading Wingless Victory i think this is probably the best escape story i have ever read and i must say i would really have liked to have met him 'marvellous man'


T1: ian.rundleATbtinternet.com
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Date: 04 Nov 2004
Time: 19:15:43

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I am trying to find anyone who was in the City of London 600 Squadron with my father, Ernest Rundle, from 1939-45 ish.


T1: MDBATmalbren.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 05 Nov 2004
Time: 19:56:57

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Wow! First Class


T1: mark.kaminskiATtesco.net
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Date: 07 Nov 2004
Time: 21:29:31

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I stumbled across this web site by accident looking for the Kosciuszko Squadron (303) emblem. I did not realise that the Poles played such a large part in support of the RAF during WWII. The site is excellent, many thanks.


T1: jnwhippcheltATaol.com
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Date: 08 Nov 2004
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very interesting site.I was looking for references to 231 OCU. I was with this unit in 1950 on Mosquitos. It was disbanded in april prior to transferring to Canberras.  Would like to hear from any bods from that era.  j n whipp


T1: david.sheffieldATntlworld.com
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Date: 10 Nov 2004
Time: 21:21:05

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What a great site! Came across it trying to help someone else with a query re Master Aircrew in 1946. Do you know of any available listings of personnel please? David Sheffield ex Navigator 1952-56


T1: ajameseditATaol.com
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Date: 10 Nov 2004
Time: 21:50:11

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Hi, just surfing for info on No 19 Squadron as have just received copies of my Great Grandad's war diaries and training exercise book. John Clifford was a rigger with No 19 Squadron 16.6.16 to I think 12.12.18. Makes v. interesting reading and also some interesting technical details and sketches in his exercise book. It's nice to find pictures of the planes he mentions. Ali James


T1: mainrdATclear.net.nz
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Date: 11 Nov 2004
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Hello Everyone,I am doing family research, and would like to find the details of my cousin Billy Allard who went missing during a flight in middle east during the latter stages of ww2.He was a pilot from Wye, Kent. Also, to contact some of my old comrades in Balloon Command, Liverpool, Halton, Southampton. Sheila Pearce 422026


T1: ronie.wheelerATauab.centaf.af.mil
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Date: 11 Nov 2004
Time: 14:10:11

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Very good site, quite a bit of good history, enjoyed my visit.


T1: pricecolin36AThotmail.com
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Date: 11 Nov 2004
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I found this web site while looking for information on my Fathers Squadron 115. He was Flight Engineer in a Lancaster which was shotdown in 1944. There is a dedicated web site to this flight, http://www.need-family.demon.co.uk/photomap.htm It is amazing the time people put into the development and maintenance of these sites, I am sure my Father will find the information on his squadron interesting. Regards Colin Price


T1: kgvolkmannATzonnet.nl
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Date: 13 Nov 2004
Time: 16:35:24

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Dear Sirs, At last, I found a site witch containes some information I am looking for: Germany 1945, 1946, 1947 etc. Rostrup RAF Hospital. Who remembers the Family Moll (Gertrud), she was living in Dreibergen at the Zwischenahner see? I was born in okt 1947. If someone knows something about it, please make contact with me !!! I am living now for more than 50 years in Holland, and I am looking out for my (Brittisch) father. Did he stay in the "Juchters - farm" ? at Dreibergen? If enyone remembers something, please mail me.


T1: ken.sue1ATbtinternet.com
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Date: 13 Nov 2004
Time: 16:56:40

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I enjoyed surfing the various aspects of the history of the RAF. I have tried to get lists of officers and other ranks as shown at times of enlistment or promotions. I was Ken White 1355644 on enlistment and 128398 when commissioned in 1942 aged 20. Ended my time in July 1946 with the rank of Flt.Lt. Was asked to stay on but after four months as a messenger boy in the ARP and one month in the MN just missing being taken prisoner in Holland in 1940 - I watched the destruction of Rotterdam and am one of two survivors of that episode in my life. Hope this helps. Ken White (82)


T1: cgillespATbigfoot.com
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Date: 14 Nov 2004
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I'm trying to trace information on 1659 & 1665 Heavy Transport Conversion Units which were later merged into 1332 Transport Conversion Unit. Can you help me out at all?

I'm also looking for information on John Campbell who was an RAF WO at Dishforth in 1946, and may have been in 1659, 1665 Heavy Transport Conversion Units, or 1332 Transport Conversion Unit. Can anyone help? Many thanks Cathy Gillespie


T1: mumuATmumu.com
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Date: 15 Nov 2004
Time: 12:13:04

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great site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


T1: currie_gregorAThotmail.com
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Date: 16 Nov 2004
Time: 16:54:34

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Hi there, My Names Gregor Currie And i'm 13 years old and am wondering if anyone had any information on Corporal Edward William Ashfield Service number 335254 651 Squadron RAF He Is Burried At the Commonwealth WarGrave In Glasserton Parish Churchyard, Scotland If they do please e-mail me at currie_gregorAThotmail.com


T1: trcwATxtra.co.nz
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Date: 16 Nov 2004
Time: 22:12:06

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tony miskin and thomas george miskin i would be keen to know any info about my grandfather....sgt. thomas miskin who was shot down on an anti shipping raid on the 5th of nov plane AE 424


T1: johnATloughnan.fsnet. co.uk
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Date: 17 Nov 2004
Time: 18:06:10

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As the granddaughter of Rear Admiral Sir Godfrey Paine I am particularly interested to have information of his career. I do not have very much factual evidence of it, and its good to have family myths and legends confirmed. It is surely a fairly unusual career path, switching from service to service at that level. Or am I mistaken? I enjoyed your site. from Dawn Loughnan


T1: sarah-janeATsccexeter.eclipse.co.uk
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Date: 18 Nov 2004
Time: 17:37:58

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Does anyone have any information on the following Pilot: BELL, Sgt. C. H. 754849. British. 234 Squadron. Missing March 2nd 1941 (Killed in Action) Flying from St Eval.


T1: ewanmcneilAThotmail.com
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Date: 19 Nov 2004
Time: 16:37:58

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My Father (Billy Karczewski) was an Armaments Technician on Shackletons at RAF Kinloss in the late 50's/early 60's (was on detachments on 'westabouts' and was in Aden and Bahrain frequently). Am not sure of the number of his squadron, but it's badge had a scimitar in it's centre - possibly added after Bahrain 'stint'(?). A keen footballer, folks may remember him from then(?) Remember vaguely seeing a photo of him and fellow airmen at Mess at RAF Ballykelly in Belfast ?year) - one of the guy's nicknames was 'BO McNeil'(?) Would like to know more about the squadron and their movements/history. If anyone has any, I'd love to hear


T1: rrainfordATcth.com.au
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Date: 19 Nov 2004
Time: 23:37:26

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Interesting but mainly confined to the top brass. I was with AASF and RAF Iceland and would like more details of these which were largely overshadowed by later events.


T1: nko714ATyahoo.co.uk
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Date: 20 Nov 2004
Time: 23:25:22

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Great site, especially the various rank insignia badges. Some FAA and AAC comparisons would be a nice addition. Seeking any info on the crew of 149 Squadron Stirling III BK692 OJ-W Crashed 2 March 1943, 3 dead, 5 POW Dead: F/Lt R E Richman DFC; Sgt D A Crofts; Sgt R A Nunn. POWs: P/O R J Taylor RCAF; Sgt D R Clayton; Sgt R H Hale; Sgt H J Gillingham; Sgt N Thornley. Info from book 'Strong By Night' so is hopefully accurate. I am the grandson of Sgt Nunn and would like any news on the 5 survivors, I believe one visited my grandmother after WW2. The 3 dead are buried at the Canadian war graves in Dieppe. Thank you for any help at all. Mail to: nko714ATyahoo.co.uk


T1: sshervenATsasktel.net
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Date: 21 Nov 2004
Time: 21:20:19

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Hello My name is Scott Sherven. My father Garfield Sherven flew with Madras Presidency Squadron in India/Burma. Dad's plane crashed in Burma and Dad spent the night in the jungle and was picked up the next day. Dad passed away in 1989 and said very little about he's time in the war. I was wondering if you could assist me in directing me to a site to find out more about his time in India/England. Thank you for the great site and the opportunity to find out more about your experiences in WWII. Scott Sherven


T1: paulAThutchinson.tc
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Date: 21 Nov 2004
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Trying to find out more about circumstances of my father's death on 9-11-1945. I know that he flew out of RAF Dunkeswell on a test flight in a WARWICK with 2 others in crew. Plane was ditched in sea at about 3pm near Porthcawl in South Wales. Would love to get full details from somewhere. My mother is still alive and it upsets her to talk about this so trying other ways. Plane's number was PN 776 and ditching possibly followed pilot error whereby engines stopped. I was 2.5 at time and sister was 3 weeks old. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Paul Hutchinson (jnr)


T1: robert.coleman17ATbtinternet.com
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Date: 25 Nov 2004
Time: 11:24:24

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bob coleman served in south africa 1941 based in cape town j burg squadron was servicing catalina flying boats im looking for info on on books available which covered this history


T1: colin.mclarenAT1st-hosts .net
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Date: 26 Nov 2004
Time: 10:18:03

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Having blunderedmonto the site, can only regret not having found the site earlier. I am researching into the R.A.F. Hospitals and anaesthetic services betweewn 1918-1935, hopefully the bibliography will be of great use to my searches. C.A.B.McLaren Air Commodore(retd)


T1: danielATbrightontown.com.au
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Date: 26 Nov 2004
Time: 13:51:03

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Excellent website. Extremely Interesting


T1: geoffATgloyderdrome.com
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Date: 27 Nov 2004
Time: 05:18:59

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A very informative site. I was a Senior Aircraftman MT driver (Station MT) at RAF Jever 1956-1958. The Station Commander was Group Capt. S.W.R.Hughes - I believe he eventually became an Air Commodore. Geoffrey A. Lloyd


T1: AprilTheDuckATaol.com
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Date: 27 Nov 2004
Time: 14:10:56

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Hi . Am trying to find out all I can about RAF Takoradi 1941-1943 . My Dad was in the RAF and served there. he was in base accounts at the time. He was 617928 Cprl. Norman Bateson . my mother has photos . One of his colleagues was Vic hartland or 'arty; . i also would like to find out which ship brought him back to England in 1943 . i know it was a fast one as it didn`t have an escort . many thanks Elaine.


T1: eswolfAToptusnet.com.au
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Date: 28 Nov 2004
Time: 02:44:34

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Thank you for making so much information accessible. I am particularly interested in the 1918 1919 long distance flights. Any primary source information or hints of where to find them appreciated. Ed Wolf


T1: Martin_brewerATsussex.police.uk
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Date: 29 Nov 2004
Time: 03:47:32

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Very Good Website - Has any one out there got any pictures of Hawker Hurricane of 242 Sqn reg LE - K flown by plt off R.V. Lonsdale - crashed at Kenley 1940 - Martin B


T1: jacquiATjacquelinebridal.karoo.co.uk
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Date: 29 Nov 2004
Time: 21:57:12

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Dear malcolm i saw your note re disk failure. we have discussed my "grandfather " air marshall richard bowen jordan and i mentioned i was trying to get access to the mountbatten archives. well sucess at last! i will let you know if i find anything interesting. best wishes jacqui thompson


T1: apalinATyahoo.co.uk
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Date: 30 Nov 2004
Time: 14:41:04

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hiya am lisa palin i what to join the royal air force when am 16 yrs old to be an painter and finisher at raf scampton or raf valley?


T1: the_unbeliever_AThotmail.com
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Date: 30 Nov 2004
Time: 23:18:31

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I am very interested in finding out about 270 Squadron RAF. As my great uncle died whilst a member of this squadron at the end of 1943.


T1: f4mitchATmsn.com
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Date: 01 Dec 2004
Time: 22:29:44

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I flew a B-47E aircrat from Pease AFB, NH USA to England for Battle of Britton week celebration and was the guest of 83 Squadron durying my stay. At the time they were flying the Vulcans. Have long cherished the experience of good fellowship and the kindness of my hosts during that 3 days at Waddington. Lt. Col. Donald D. Mitchell, USAF (retired)


T1: larryATthehaywardhouse.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 01 Dec 2004
Time: 23:49:29

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Does anyone have information on RAF Wireless Observation Units, in particular Number 8 WOU, as my father in law, served with this unit in Burma / India, circa 1943. Apparently the 8 WOU was used to observe & give advanced warning of Japanese aircraft, from isolated hill-top jungle outposts in the Narga Hills. This was before the RAF had mobile radar in the jungle. The unit may have been disbanded in 1944 as he transferred to 2966 Sqn RAF Regt. Many thanks Larry


T1: david.pellATbbgdirect.co.uk
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Date: 03 Dec 2004
Time: 11:59:01

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Is there anyone out there who served in 288 squadron at Digby from its start in 1941. I am particularly interested in Pilot Officer 402678 Hunter George Wilberforce Smith who was killed in a flying accident on 10 December 1942. If anyone remembers him please contact me.


T1: biggles1969AThotmail.com
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Date: 04 Dec 2004
Time: 16:51:59

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A very interesting and informative site.keep it up!!! Stephen Murray


T1: andrew.finnATbtinternet.com
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Date: 04 Dec 2004
Time: 23:31:02

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I Live in Oakley Buckinghamshire and am part of a local group that are going to feature Oakley airfields (This was in oxfordshire during the war)part in WW2 during the VE day 60th Anniversary in 2005 we are looking for anyone who served there or returned to the UK at wars end via Oakley (It was used by returning POW’s) If you or any relative has any info or pictures we would be grateful if you got in touch thanks E mail andrew.finnATbtinternet.com


T1: kh967AThotmail.com
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Date: 07 Dec 2004
Time: 09:49:41

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Hi I am an ex forces wife, I am trying to locate a Rev. R.O.Bayliss, last known to be in the Glouchester area. He is a Padre with the Church of Scotland and free church. If anyone knows his whereabouts, could you kindly e mail me at kh967AThotmail.com To all forces personel and families, I wish you all the best for Christams and in 2005, karen Murphy


T1: jeremycoxATthewisdomnetwork.com
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Date: 07 Dec 2004
Time: 15:44:02

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I was born at Gutersloh May 13th 1956 Haven't a clue what my Dad was up to there. Sqn Ldr W C Cox ret'd - probably a pilot officer then. if anyone knows i'd be interested to find out from them - my Dad died 2 years ago


T1: richardATelliswyn.com
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Date: 07 Dec 2004
Time: 16:30:20

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Great site and well worth searching. I would be interested if there is anyone who served in either 223 or 228 Squadron that may know my father, Ellis Evans or where invloved in the rescue of the crew of the Kensington Court in Sept 1939.kind regards Richard Evans.


T1: brianAT16kells.freeserve.co.uk
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Date: 07 Dec 2004
Time: 22:20:07

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I have some photos of 61 squadron when they were detached to Malaya in 1950, would you or anyone be interested. they are mainly of ground and aircrew plus one of Lincolns in flight. Found them the other day when going through some old negatives that I took there. Brian Porter


T1: titchadamsAThotmail.com
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Date: 08 Dec 2004
Time: 21:02:31

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I am trying to find details of my fathers DSM awarded during WW2 whilst serving I believe on Balloons, possibly at sea (as this is a Navy medal) He was Bill Adams


T1: ptrindallATaol.com
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Date: 09 Dec 2004
Time: 11:28:47

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Good web site. My eldest son is looking to join the RAF (as I did) as a fast jet pilot (I was not). My wife and visited Edinburgh Castle last year for London and looked round the Army/Regimental Museums. I can not remember which one it was within the Castle but there was a portrait of a RFC Officer Pilot who's last name was/is Mitchell. It took both my wife and I back somewhat because of the resemblance between this Officer and my son. My wifes maiden name is Mitchell. Rgds Peter


T1: veteran88AThotmail.com
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Date: 11 Dec 2004
Time: 02:41:13

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I am interested in knowing if anyone has a listing of the names of all those members of the RAF who held the rank of Gp Capt during WW2


T1: JaneCrane727AThotmail.com
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Date: 11 Dec 2004
Time: 19:04:28

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I have been researching my father's career in the RAF, assisted by his flying log books and diaries of events during Operation Grapple X & Y at Christmas Island in 1957/8, when he commanded 76 Squadron, and flew a Canberra through the atomic cloud to perform air tests. I have found your website interesting and informative. Thankyou.


T1: dwh.stevensonATbtinternet.com
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Date: 12 Dec 2004
Time: 14:28:20

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The descriptions of XIII Squadron and its aircraft are accurate, and that is welcomed, but there is one puzzle: the Meteor PR10 shown has cannons mounted in the nose; this mark was unarmed. I flew the aircraft on the squadron in 1952 qnd 1953 and we had no guns. The nose section was smooth except for the side and forward facing clear view panels for the F24 camera.


T1: brandonATconcilio.ca
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Date: 13 Dec 2004
Time: 23:57:43

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Hello, I made a website for the Canadian 427 Lion Squadron as a school project. It maps out the flight paths they took over a 3 year period that some may find interesting. http://www.concilio.ca/445/index.php


T1: riley.burchettATvirgin.net
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Date: 14 Dec 2004
Time: 17:49:20

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Interesting site , my father , died in 1991, served with 223 Squadron in North Africa, I came acroos your site while researching the history of the above squadron, thankyou for dates of use of marks of Baltimore.


T1: HUMPH347ATAOL.COM
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Date: 16 Dec 2004
Time: 15:42:06

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YOU HELPED ME FIND MY OLD 3605 SQUAD. BASED AT YEADON THANK YOU FOR AN INTERESTING SITE


T1: ronbarATeircom.net
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Date: 16 Dec 2004
Time: 19:37:12

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Visited site to see if we can get further information re P O D P Steyens who served with 547 Sqd, shot down and lost Aug 1944


T1: xeg87ATdial.pipex.com
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Date: 17 Dec 2004
Time: 09:49:07

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Very interesting. I joined 176 Squadron in 17/10/43. I was a Navigator who crewed up with Bob Aunger (Pilot) collected a Beaufighter at Filton and we flew it out to India.


T1: desATdesandjean.freeserve.co.uk
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Date: 17 Dec 2004
Time: 19:47:07

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Hi there. Just a reminder to all viewers of this great site, don’t forget to log onto http://www.97sqadronassociation.co.uk Happy Christmas and a Healthy Happy New Year. Des Evans ex 97.


T1: Brett_stringfellowAThotmail.com
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Date: 17 Dec 2004
Time: 20:37:17

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Hello, Just found your site.  I will be looking often to try and find Information and pictures of Eric C Eaton,156 squadron, pathfinder force.  Who was killed in april 1944. Thank you for having the time and thought to make this site. Good luck. Merry christmas.


T1: johnceeATclear.net.nz
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Date: 18 Dec 2004
Time: 10:24:27

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I had an uncle Francis Henry Coleman who was in RFC and subsequently RAF. He was awarded a DSO,gazetted April 1928, and retired in 1945 in the rank of Group Captain (I thought). I contacted RAF records to get information for family history purposes but was told that nothing could be divulged because his NOK (my Aunt) was deceased. Could your entry for Francis Henry Coleman be him or were there two Francis Henry Colemans with similar careers?


T1: dmjc66AThotmail.co.uk
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Date: 20 Dec 2004
Time: 13:08:51

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Im searching for a gentleman named JD Macfarlane who flew P-51s with the 4th FG 336th sqn USAAF in 1944/5 . Does anyone know where he went following hid evasion to Sweden in 1945 ?


T1: gbnewellATblueyonder.co.uk
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Date: 21 Dec 2004
Time: 17:05:17

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I flew as supernumary on occasions with 205 sqn at RAF Gan in 1962 in Shackleton's (wireless op) Would liked to have printed a picture of 205 shack for my grandson. I am putting together a photo album of the aircraft I flew in both military and civilian. thanks George Newell T1935872 S.A.C Telegraphist.


T1: kenopakAToptonline.net
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Date: 22 Dec 2004
Time: 14:22:16

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Any contacts with 270 Squadron in Apapa, on Sunderlands? Thanks. Ken


T1: pharrison25pATaol.com 
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Date: 23 Dec 2004
Time: 03:07:44

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My father flew with the 437 sqn. from 1944-46 in England. His name was Jack Harrison . Would be interested in communicating with anyone who might have known my dad, or has any info on the sqn. or the crew. The pilots first name was Vic. ...............Thanks Paul Harrison

Mr. P. Harrison
I am responding to a note on the 'rafweb' requesting info re: your  father's service in the 437 Squadron, 1944-45. My fathers' Flight Log shows that he did some flight training in Ancienne Lorette ,Air Observer School, Quebec 1943 with a pilot called Vickerman.  My father served with Squadron 233 then was moved to 437 in Sept. 1944. Did a couple of supply runs over Arnhem plus other things. Hope this might be of some help to you.  Like you I have been collecting info on my father's War Time activities. I did not realize that a chat line was available until I started to 'Google' Squadron 437. Would appreciate a reply to indicate that you are still at this address.  Diane

Please contact me with a new e-mail address if you read


T1: ritchieATpowys.gov.uk
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Date: 23 Dec 2004
Time: 22:38:25

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My Grandfather was Edward Tassell, (nickname 'Tass), who was a navigator in Sunderlands, Blehiems, and finally Beaufighters. He flew from Pembroke Dock, Brawdy, and Orkney, and ended up in N. Africa in Beaufighters, where he was injured out of the war. He was also nvolved in alot of the early trials of RADAR. If anyone knew him, or has any info on which squadron(s) he was in, I would be really grateful Ritchie Tassell


T1: croyairsocsecATnetscape.net
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Date: 25 Dec 2004
Time: 18:22:20

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As a former National service member of No 4 Motor Transport Squadron RAF, at Royal Air Force Station Kidbrooke (now a large housing estate!) in 1959 and 1960, I should be interested in hearing reminiscences from anyone who served either in the unit or at the station during that period. Flight Lieutenant Frank Anderson RAFVR(T) retd.


T1: martinsimonsATozemail.com.au
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Date: 26 Dec 2004
Time: 05:32:30

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Martin Simons. National serviceman 1948 - 50, Radio Telephone Operator, trained at West Kirby, Cranwell Radio School, then Kinloss, Wunstorf. Main interests gliding and soaring with many publications in this area.


T1: dc014g1768ATblueyonder.co.uk
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Date: 26 Dec 2004
Time: 11:10:53

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Looking for anyone from 81 sqd, especially any one who knew/ knows whereabouts of Alexander Thomas Thompson White last seen india 1943/44. also anyone who knew Frost CW G1297314 aka Bill. (yep my dad and he's still going strong) ex 81 sqd.. North africa, malta, Italy, India, Burmha, ceylon . And after the war Lynham , Bampton, seletar, Kuala Lumpar, Hong Kong, Germany (wildenrath) and Shaja to name few. any one out there ????????????


T1: droxbergATcomcast.net
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Date: 27 Dec 2004
Time: 01:11:28

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Excellent information regarding the hero's of the RAF. I'm most fascinated reading about Air Chief Marshal Sir James Robb and of his great contributions to the RAF Organisation. I especially found it interesting since he was the father of my friend here in the USA. Dale R.


T1: jmATpattison.com
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Date: 27 Dec 2004
Time: 10:15:00

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A very good site full of information John Pattison q8082511 RAF


T1: deno11ATshaw.ca
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Date: 27 Dec 2004
Time: 15:47:37

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RAF 514 Squadron. Waterbeach Anyone serving with 514 squadron- I would love to hear from you. I have a current database of names and addresses and may be able to help you find a commrade. Wendy Flemming


T1: johnATslater.net.au
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Date: 29 Dec 2004
Time: 02:18:26

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Looking for News of 3609 Fighter Control Unit


T1: purplebasketladyATaol.com
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Date: 29 Dec 2004
Time: 03:29:35

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ON FEB 14TH 1945, MY UNCLE'S PLANE WENT DOWN NEAR WUERZBERG GERMANY. LANCASTER PILOTED BY M.O. FREDERICK. HE GOT OUT. MY UNCLE, JOE A. KAUCHARIK WENT MISSING. SQUADRON 405. WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT PLANE? APPROX. 12:30 A.M.


T1: eddie.stlegerATtesco.net
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Date: 31 Dec 2004
Time: 19:50:07

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A most informative web site. Very interesting and useful. Keep up the good work.


T1: vmensahATbeechfield5042.freeserve.co.uk.
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Date: 31 Dec 2004
Time: 22:27:44

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Any members of 296-297 squadron based at Ringway during the second world war can you supply contact details. The person requesting this information is Alfred Chatterley. Or any other sites dedicated to this group The e-mail address supplied is that of his daughter.