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T1: tonyvegeta_nsk@yahoo.com 
Date: 04 Jan 2005
Time: 05:02:38

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hi nice page keep it up m8 i yes need some rank pics for my web and i really need help if you can help let me know i wanted to have my ranks page real tx for you help and merry Xmas http://nskclan.4t.com


T1: shane.mills1@bigpond.com.au 
Date: 04 Jan 2005
Time: 07:19:17

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this is one of the BEST sites I have ever come across and have saved it in my favourites. It's obviously taken a lot of work. Is it possible to include histories and aircraft from no.3 and no 10 Squadrons of the RAAF? No 3 served with the Desert Air Force all through the desert and into Italy, while No 10 flew Sunderlands from the UK from 1939 until the dust settled after hostilities. They provided the Sunderland that stood off 8 Junkers 88's. Surely worth a mention? No criticsm intended, just an observation


T1: kevin.bonner@ntlworld.com 
Date: 04 Jan 2005
Time: 20:33:40

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I am trying to find info on the exploits of my late father Dennis Oswald Bonner from Wembley.He was pilot in bomber command flying mainly lancasters. I have info linking him to 622 squadron and a photo of him with a crew alongside a airplane with the code LM167 on the side . I know he was stationed at Methwold and Wratting Common also Kolar and Worli any information greatfully received.


T1: mugu@mugu.aol 
Date: 05 Jan 2005
Time: 10:37:28

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very nice site i enjoyed it. GUY


T1: JAMES@farrelljames7.wanadoo.co.uk 
Date: 05 Jan 2005
Time: 20:25:21

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Sgt James (Jim,Joseph) Farrell, My father was initially in the East Yorkshire Regiment and served in India in 1936 and was also in Palestine. I know He was evacuated at Dunkirk and then went on to fight in North Africa (alamaein,Tobruk,etc.)At sometime after or during this period He transfered over to The RAF Regiment as an Armourer and small arms instructor.Any information that might fill some of the gaps would be appreciated.


T1: dukey106@hotmail.com 
Date: 05 Jan 2005
Time: 22:59:03

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oh my god i learned soo much i dont know what i would of done with out this cite im in shock i needed this and i used it and im done my work days ahead of schedule. what a run on sentence. im done now bye Nick


T1: info@nyaent.com 
Date: 07 Jan 2005
Time: 18:48:02

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T1: graham.herriman@sympatico.ca 
Date: 08 Jan 2005
Time: 01:11:09

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I was pleased to find this site as I was researching the wartime activities of my mother's uncle's RAF career and death on 19th Febraury 1943 shot down over northern France. He was Flight Sgt THOMAS WILLIAM HOLLAND, aged 31 and is buried along with 10 other squadron brothers in SAUMUR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Maine-et-Loire. The Commonwealth War Graves site (for anyone not aware of this site) is an excellent resource for locating the resting places of WWI and WWII military personnel. If anyone has any further information on this particular or similar missions I would be interested to hear from you. From the date of the death I would presume this mission was using Whitley's although the Halifax had also been introduced that month also.


T1: journey@gmpexpress.net 
Date: 09 Jan 2005
Time: 19:08:57

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Hello, I look for more on Fassburg Germany and if any Castles of the region. I was amazed to find Fassburg since not much is on the net about this region. It appears Fassburg is also a Plane. Super! Thank you, Rose


T1: StuJones2872@tiscali.co.uk 
Date: 09 Jan 2005
Time: 22:22:27

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Thank You for this site it has been most helpful. I found a picture of my Father Derek Jones with 101 Sqdn in 1951 standing in front of a Canberra aircraft. This picture fills me with pride, although my dad joined the RAF during National Service. I however joined the FAA and served as an artificer on rotary wing aircraft but spent most of my time doing deep maintenance on RAF airframes. If anyone thinks they may have been on that photograph then feel free to contact me and I will send you a copy.


T1: sharon.hennessey@sympatico.ca 
Date: 11 Jan 2005
Time: 19:13:03

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My dad... now 83 and living in Canada was with 125 Sqn during WW2... I just wish he would be able to contact some of those men that he served with. He then went to the SEAC 48 Sqn and was in Burma/India. His name is Gordon Johnson from Newfoundland, Canada.


T1: albert.wm.gosnall@talk21.com 
Date: 12 Jan 2005
Time: 10:54:49

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As an ex serving member of the RAF I was drawn to your Website whilst surfing the net for references to our family surname which is today fairly rare the item under No 61 Group brought me to your abode on the www as it includes a reference to : 7 Nov 1950 Gp. Capt R. J. Gosnall (SASO). As this is a new name to add to by growing collection of family members that I have never met or heard of I was wondering if you have access to any further information on this gentleman? Albert.wm. Gosnall


T1: suzane.hough@ntlworld.com 
Date: 13 Jan 2005
Time: 02:02:42

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My grandfather P/o William Hough served with the Raf, 44 squadron (Rhodesia). I believe he was stationed at Dunholme Lodge. He was lost in a raid 15/16 July 1944 please email with any relevant information. thanks Suzanne Hough


T1: dakota@freenetname.co.uk 
Date: 13 Jan 2005
Time: 15:31:34

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I have recently had some important help from Malcolm Barrass and I think your site is excellent. I am an Aviator Researcher and before moving to Lincolnshire I lived in Northamptonshire my main research in that area was the USAF 8AF as I lived in the centre of the activity during WW11. Now I am in Lincoln I am in "Bomber Country" RAF style. Keep up the good work it is essential for future generations Bernard A Bigley


T1: geordie582@yahoo.co.uk 
Date: 13 Jan 2005
Time: 18:16:43

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Great site, but lacking history. I'm trying to trace news of my old crew, lost in 1955.


T1: geehaw@telus.net 
Date: 13 Jan 2005
Time: 23:04:50

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I Have A Very good Friend By the name of Peter Hamill. He Was A Pilot of # 280 Sqn At Stockton on tees. He Flew Warwicks, I cant Find a Picture of this aircraft. Need some help. Thank You. L.A.C.Marshall m.a. R269558.


T1: bisleyite@ntlworld.com 
Date: 14 Jan 2005
Time: 21:08:04

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My Father Lionel Ellinor (Vic) served with 267 SQD in North Africa before joining 2906 SQD RAF Regt, seeing service in N.Africa, Sicily and Italy. He was wounded on Sicily but discharged himself to go with his unit into Italy. Are there any of his old mates out there I wonder. Dad is alive and well and often talks of his service days.


T1: rj.cullen@ukonline.co.uk 
Date: 14 Jan 2005
Time: 21:21:14

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I am trying to get as much information about RAF Foulsham in Norfolk as is possible in order to create a public display model based on part of the airfield. I am especially trying to find details of the tower and chase the identities of squadron hacks based at the station. Models of squadron aircraft pretty well covered though (chosen Halifax, Wellington and Lancaster). Thanks. (Display intended for County School railway station, North Elmham.)


T1: Dlah_2@hotmail.com 
Date: 16 Jan 2005
Time: 13:10:41

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Hello. Was looking for information for my grandfather - Richard Kellars Rowden - 'Geordie'. He was a balloon operator between '48-'49. Anyone remember him, please contact me - Dlah_2@hotmail.com. Thanks, Debbie.


T1: Dlah_2@hotmail.com 
Date: 16 Jan 2005
Time: 13:27:41

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'Geordie' Rowden, looking for anyone on the Balloon unit, Cardington, '48/49. Particularly, Paddy Noonan, Paddy Heffernan, Stokes Marston, Jimmy Greeves, any information would be greatly appreciated. Contact via Dlah_2@hotmail.com


T1: Dlah_2@hotmail.com 
Date: 16 Jan 2005
Time: 13:31:39

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Anyone who was on detatchment at Broomhill/Acklington - '49. "Remember those hornets!" Contact Richard 'Geordie' Rowden via Dlah_2@hotmail.com


T1: steve@life-flights.com 
Date: 17 Jan 2005
Time: 19:13:37

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saw your site on my lunch hour and thought it was interesting pls see us at www.medical-flights.com


T1: randyrice@direcway.com 
Date: 17 Jan 2005
Time: 20:34:50

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Very nice site. I am always looking for information regarding the 33 and 145 squadron. Seven years ago we moved near the small Texas town of Reklaw. The local hero was pilot in both squadrons during WWII, L.C. "Wildcat" Wade. I really became interested when I met L.C.'s older brother, Oran. I did have a Wade website for a couple of years. (I am putting a new site in February, 2005) I am also doing a digital book on him. Thanks again, "The Old-Timer"


T1: mymail2285@townsqr.com 
Date: 17 Jan 2005
Time: 22:20:24

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I am leaving this message for a Kenneth Burton who served on the 80 Squadron. He is 80 now an often mentions his adventures to me. I am his wifes caregiver. Please contact mymail2285@townsqr.com if any one out there remembers him, he is most interested in finding a Billy Sheaf. Thank you


T1: yvonnecol27@hotmail.com 
Date: 18 Jan 2005
Time: 23:18:42

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JOHN EDWARD BANNING SERVICE NO 1133138. Was based at newquay up until he died in 1971. He was a clerk (publicatons) John Banning was my grandfather whom i did not know. If anyone has any information or photos that would help me know my grandfather a little better, please call 01288 331196 MANY THANKS Yvonne Banning (Now White)


T1: mick@mickandbrita.demon.co.uk 
Date: 19 Jan 2005
Time: 09:28:57

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Great site and resource. I am looking for any relatives of 'Paddy' who flew as wireless op with Bill Anderson ('Andy'), Ian Comrie (Com) and Charles Manning (Charlie) in B25 Mitchells at Melsbroek 1944 -45. I have contacted the other crew and understand Paddy moved to Australia or New Zealand after the war. I would love to make contact with relatives who may have photo's or memories to share Mick Associate member MBA


T1: mick@mickandbrita.demon.co.uk 
Date: 19 Jan 2005
Time: 09:30:54

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Sorry should have added he flew with 180 squadron! Great site and resource. I am looking for any relatives of 'Paddy' who flew as wireless op with Bill Anderson ('Andy'), Ian Comrie (Com) and Charles Manning (Charlie) in B25 Mitchells at Melsbroek 1944 -45. I have contacted the other crew and understand Paddy moved to Australia or New Zealand after the war. I would love to make contact with relatives who may have photo's or memories to share Mick Associate member MBA


T1: um152sqn@btinternet.com 
Date: 19 Jan 2005
Time: 09:36:14

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Hi, I'm always looking for ex-members of 152(Hyderabad)F.Sqn who served between 1939-1967, I'm in contact with many ex-members all around the world, So if you or a family member served please get in touch Thankyou, or checkout my website www.152hyderabad.co.uk Many Thanks Rob...(UK)


T1: cheezlog@pacifier.com 
Date: 19 Jan 2005
Time: 20:23:12

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Hello, I have just inherited a beautiful medal that is inscribed "Western Command Small Arms Association" With a Lioness? in the centre, and 'India' under the lion. On the back is inscribed P.F. Armstrong 1931. My grandfather was Alfred Armstrong from North Dakota, then Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada. This must be one of his brothers or uncles? Is there a list I could look at to find out who this relative was? I like the biographical listings you have on your site. Thank-you very much. Claire Archibald


T1: wpf13@hotmail.com 
Date: 19 Jan 2005
Time: 21:36:16

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Americans RAF RCAF WWII I am researching U.S. citizens who served with the RAF and RCAF during WWII. In particular, I'm seeking information about the following USAAF personnel on detached duty with RAF CHAIET Bertram Mosquito Navigator + 21 Jan 44 COURSON Reber Los Angeles +13 Oct 43 COX Wm. L. Alabama + 7 Jul 43 HENDRY John Mosquito pilot + 25 Feb. 44 MORGAN Thomas Washington, DC + 4 Oct. 43 100 Sqn NUSSLE Morgan +23 June 44 from Illinois REVILLE Carlisle Pilot + 8 Oct. 43 CORMACK Douglas Pilot +12 September 1944 LAMB Orla Pilot +8 Feb. 44 MCGILL Edward Ervin + From Tennessee BRANT John Watson From Indiana KIA RUPPERT John Charles from Michigan 50 Squadron BASSETT Stephen Allen + From Florida O'BRIEN William Leo + From Oregon MCMINN SMITH Ruben Alonza + From Louisiana STILLWELL Frederick +Dec 1, 43 Oregon COLEMAN Oliver KIA From Tennessee PAQUETTE Eugene 158 Sqn POW BUTKEWITZ Leo 432 Sqn RCAF 432 Sqn. YOUNG Richard T. Ohio CHIDESTER Stanley Auburn, NY + March 25, 44 Please contact: wpf13@hotmail.com


T1: sufrun2003@hotmail.com 
Date: 20 Jan 2005
Time: 07:29:30

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i am a maltse airscout. nice site and ceep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


T1: techa2@sigtto.org 
Date: 20 Jan 2005
Time: 13:56:38

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My second cousin, John James Clifton, was a Sgt WOP/air gunner with 150 squadron based at Snaith. His aircraft, a Wellington III X3674 JN-H, was shot down on the night of 5/6th June 1942 while on a raid to Essen. The aircraft came down at Benschop near Utrecht and he is buried at Amersfoot cemetry, Netherlands. The other crew members were: Sgt. G.F.G. Bonner (wop/airgnr) Sgt. H.R. Camfield (pilot) Fl.sgt. J.R. Cooper (wop/airgnr) Fl.sgt. T. Kay (pilot) Fl.sgt. A.D. Robert (observer I would appreciate any information/photographs any one may have on Snaith, 150 squadron at the time or the incident in question. Thank you very much Andrew Clifton


T1: bmsk@moonglow59.fsnet.co.uk 
Date: 20 Jan 2005
Time: 19:48:45

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Great site, and very interesting. Have been trying to find anything to do with 224 Squadron @ Gibraltar particularly between 1952 - 55. Any information out there.


T1: madruby@netconnect.com.au 
Date: 21 Jan 2005
Time: 06:05:42

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My Dad, John Henry McDermott, transferred from the Kenya Rifles to 237 in about the time the Squadron moved to Wadi Halfi and remained with them until the end. Happily he is still with us and would be dlighted to be in contact with any one.


T1: leonbel@hotmail.com 
Date: 21 Jan 2005
Time: 14:05:25

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Bonjour messieurs surfing on the net ,Ihappened to discover your site and I congratulate for the sum of infos we can find I was a 7 years kid when the allied armies landed in Algeria in 1942 ,i lived in Blida ,an important air base for US and RAF men as a boy ,i was delighted to speak with them ,they were very friendly with their pockets always full of candies ,chocolate...and i preciously keep a RAF badge kindly presented by one of them! They were often welcomed at my home ,and leaving Algeria in 1962 (in the circumstances know you )I left there a lot of souvenirs ,photos of that time Many RAF men were based in Blida in that period (squadron 150 after a book "Blida Bombers ) I'd be very glad to get in touch with veterans of RAF Who stayed in Blida Friendly Yours Léon BEL Paris


T1: dtalocka@mpi.mb.ca 
Date: 21 Jan 2005
Time: 18:21:24

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I am looking for as much information as possible about my uncle Joe Talocka who was a pilot and was killed in the war sometime in January or February 1945.Pictures would be great.


T1: telfer@paradise.net.nz 
Date: 22 Jan 2005
Time: 08:32:31

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I am looking to find Andrew Ross who was in singapore with the sunderland flying boats seletar flying squard at changi air base singapore 1956 Andrew is from scotland and would be in his late sixtys or seventys


T1: ASD@ASD.ASD 
Date: 23 Jan 2005
Time: 12:56:44

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A.R.I. Foto Radioamatori Rosarno: Giuseppe Costantino, Girolamo Politi, Vincenzo Colace http://www.arilocri.it/pranzo.html Protezione Civile


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Date: 27 Jan 2005
Time: 12:05:41

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Albert Britten I served with the squadron 1949 I piloted vampire 5


T1: murrow@rogers.com 
Date: 27 Jan 2005
Time: 20:28:17

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Murray Rowlands, murrow@rogers.com My father was Officer pilot Harry Rowlands 221 squadron . Trying to track any of his crew that maybe still living. thank-you


T1: brod@purdy.org 
Date: 28 Jan 2005
Time: 13:13:58

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A great site...I wish I'd found it earlier! Brod Purdy


T1: comchave @yahoo.co.uk 
Date: 28 Jan 2005
Time: 15:56:40

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My father Flt Lt O C Chave was a Flying Instructor at RAF South Cerney on Oxfords until about the end of 1942 when he moved to Stirling Bombers No 15 Squadron at RAF Bourn and was killed along with his crew night of 13/14 Feb 1943. Also at South Cerney was John Newton Chance who wrote a book about his flying career called "Yellow Belly" and mentions my father a couple of times.


T1: omo@mugu.com 
Date: 28 Jan 2005
Time: 23:01:59

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it is nice site, keep it


T1: diannedallison@tiscali.co.uk 
Date: 29 Jan 2005
Time: 11:53:41

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I wonder if anyone can help me? My dad would love any further info on his late cousin ORDE LEON BROWNE, he was a Squadron Leader and my dad thinks he was at Driffield in 1944, not sure which squadron he was in. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.


T1: simonbaelz@daranet.mod.uk 
Date: 29 Jan 2005
Time: 12:35:24

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I found your excellent site whilst researching F/O R BAELZ DFC, who flew with 614 squadron


T1: taita@eurobell.co.uk 
Date: 29 Jan 2005
Time: 22:06:06

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This site is like a 'Mecca' to me, thank you and keep up the good work


T1: rscragg@shaw.ca 
Date: 30 Jan 2005
Time: 00:38:57

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You have obviously put a lot of time and skill into this and I find it very interesting. Keep up the good work. Denny Scragg. RCAF reserve.


T1: papadelta23@hotmail.com 
Date: 30 Jan 2005
Time: 00:42:56

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My father Marcel Dennis, a Canadian attached to the RAF was a WAG on 180 Sqn from Aug 44 to May 45.


T1: duffield57@hotmail.com 
Date: 30 Jan 2005
Time: 09:38:37

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The new CDs covering the RAF Monthly Lists are really superb and anyone with an interest in in this important period of military aviation would find them a good investment. I like this site and appreciate all the hard work that goes in to making it work. Michael Booker-North Yorkshire


T1: derek@rorkesdrift.freeserve.co.uk 
Date: 30 Jan 2005
Time: 19:01:55

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Excellent Site.Its nice to know that some people dont forget the brave pilots and crew .the site is a credit to someone who cares


T1: philcharlton2@aol.com 
Date: 30 Jan 2005
Time: 20:20:50

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Having spent so many years researching the little I knew of my maternal grandfather and finally obtaining evidence of his RFC/RAF servvice from PRO I have found your website a mine of info to further my research


T1: llanebowen@aol.com 
Date: 01 Feb 2005
Time: 07:45:57

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I would be interested in any information on James/Jim Latham from Garston/Liverpool who served in the RAF in WW2. He married a WAAF 1944/45 and later emigrated to Canada. Sister named Iris.I think he was stationed in the N.W.early 1944. Brilliant site, so much information.


T1: oldpilot@adelphia.net 
Date: 02 Feb 2005
Time: 03:36:40

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I had referenced your excellent web site in an effort to find the Air Commodore Dickens who served a Nato assignment in Fontainebleau France. This would have been about 1954-1957.


T1: editor@aircrew.org.uk 
Date: 02 Feb 2005
Time: 13:20:47

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Interesting


T1: jdc1303@sbcglobal.net 
Date: 02 Feb 2005
Time: 16:18:45

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Nice site. I am a pro plastic model builder specialising in WWII aircraft who can build to suit for reasonable prices. For more details contact me at jdc1303@sbcglobal.net


T1: johnaloney@aol.com 
Date: 03 Feb 2005
Time: 00:26:48

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My Uncle P/O Arthur Johnson served with Sqn 42 from 1939 until his death in April 1942.He is still MIA after being shot down on a Rover mission in that month. John Loney, his nephew.


T1: gillygray@hotmail.com 
Date: 03 Feb 2005
Time: 13:36:35

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Hello. I see that you were Air Commander in Gibraltar in 1971. Just wondered if you knew my father, Flt Lt Don marshall? .


T1: jackiestrand@hotmail.com 
Date: 04 Feb 2005
Time: 19:37:39

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I am looking for info about 166 squadron and especially my Great Uncle Warrent Officer John Skeel (air gunner), who was killed on 24/3/44 returning from ops to Berlin. He was killed along with all but one of the crew. He flew in Lancaster III called Dantes Daughter.Any info photos etc would be really great as the family havent got a lot of info about him.


T1: billnorman1@aol.com 
Date: 05 Feb 2005
Time: 15:21:13

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A useful site. Any visitors seeking information about No.640 Squadron, Leconfield, are invited to Email me at Billnorman1@aol.com


T1: phil.mc_carty@virgin.net 
Date: 06 Feb 2005
Time: 09:36:40

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As a committed 'brown job' needing some firm RAF information, came across this site and is looks as if it will be utterly indispensable - and I will recommend it as such to my similarly army-minded colleagues! Excellent work; can appreciate how much work there is in this. Congratulations and admiration.


T1: dlowry@brookes.ac.uk 
Date: 06 Feb 2005
Time: 16:13:29

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I’ve really enjoyed this website. I am trying to find further information about my first cousin, U/T Leading Aircraftsman Thomas Joseph LOWRY, who was killed in action, aged only 17 in May 1940, following the German invasion of the Low Countries. His Blenheim came down over the Hook of Holland, where he is buried along with his comrades. The Commonwealth War Graves commission gives details of his grave, and confirms his age as 17 and that he was U/T (under training). Family lore has it that he was the youngest airman killed in action, though I have not been able to confirm this. I wonder whether anyone might remember him from 235 Squadron in 1939-40, although it is such a long time ago now. Very many thanks. Yours sincerely, Donal Lowry Dr Donal Lowry, FRHistS Reader in the History of the British Empire and Commonwealth Fellow and Tutor in Modern History Greyfriars Hall University of Oxford


T1: mtlinem@aol.com 
Date: 07 Feb 2005
Time: 08:34:21

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First-class site. Your efforts in compilation must have been prodigious. I have been searching for information about a Wing Commander Alan Wright who lost both legs in a Spitfire crash in Europe late in the war. All efforts have failed so far, and although I have been referred to the Alan Wright formerly of 92 Squadron, and one at Culham College, neither of these is the chap I wish to find. He was in a wheelchair after amputation of his legs in a German hospital and was a POW. He was last encountered in the Officers' Mess at RAF St Mawgan in 1980, still in a wheelchair. He was living in Cornwall at the time and I believe went to Devon with his daughter later. I just wonder if you have ever found anything about him in your researches. Doug Tidy Sqn Ldr (Rtd)


T1: arthurhlynch@hotmail.com 
Date: 08 Feb 2005
Time: 08:38:57

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As a young airman I was introduced to Sutton in June 1956. It was then the RAF. School of Fire fighting and Rescue. It was one of the best times of my life and as a result of which I have had a love of Yorkshire and tje folks ever since.


T1: cluett@videotron.ca 
Date: 09 Feb 2005
Time: 04:39:11

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I am Ex.W.W.2 served in R.A.F.1941 to 1946 now living in Canada . I congratulate you on your Page and only wish you every success in your future endevours. I only hope that some day soon I will see messages from a few WW 2 Buddies , I sincerely hope that there are some of them still around.


T1: cluett@videotron.ca 
Date: 09 Feb 2005
Time: 05:24:38

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I have just read some of the comments ,and I must say from what I've read, can only reflect on the fantastic job you are doing . I served WW.2 most of my time with 7 Sqdn. Pathfinder Force at Oakington Cambs. I was a Fitter Armourer , and spent the last 2 yrs. working in the Gun Turret Sect. with Danny Pring , Bert Gough , Larry Salter and my memory fails to come up with about 6 other names ,if any-one out there served at Oakington during the War or any-one who has any knowledge of the where-abouts of any Ex.7 Sqdn.members would they please contact me at cluett@videotron.ca


T1: adlanderson@supanet.com 
Date: 09 Feb 2005
Time: 13:02:05

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Found the site very interesting and hope to spend much more time going over the relevant areas, within the site, in which I served. Happy I 'bounced' into my Aircraft Apprentice site, from which I discovered the link. A.Anderson.


T1: arthur.loosley@btinternet.com 
Date: 09 Feb 2005
Time: 16:28:53

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I was only a humble SAC Air Wireless Mechanic (National Service) when I served with 600 Squadron at Biggin Hill from 1951-53, and have many memories, good and bad - the bad being the loss of too many pilots and Meteor IV aircraft (pre-Martin Baker!) plus one Mark VIII and a Harvard. As a member of the permanent station Guard of Honour I attended too many funerals - and also two Lord Mayor's Parades in London. My greatest regret was that on the day I was posted to Biggin 'bump' the last of the Spitfires flew out ... but there were some high spots to come, including the naming ceremony of the 'Canberra' by the then Australian Prime Minister and numerous other Heads of Government and Heads oif State. Queen Elizabeth (consort of King George VI) was our honorary Air Commodore, and Winston Chuirchill (then Prime Minister) was honorary A C of 615 (County of Surrey) on the other side of the airfield. I narrowly missed KGVI's funeral as I was on 'Demob leave' at the time. So many memories. I've lost touch with all my comrades from those days but would dearly like to hear from them again, either here or via my personal website, www.worduser.com,where I have recounted some trivial memoirs from those days buit would like to contribute more. Arthur Loosley (2461367)


T1: ARTHURBRT ' AOL.COM
Date: 09 Feb 2005
Time: 17:03:30

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very interesting comments and very good for remenising, brings back memoies of the gallant. can any one help me , with 611 sqadron 1943. details required for a book i am reserching, many thanks. yorky


T1: katebathurst@btinternet.com
Date: 10 Feb 2005
Time: 23:01:15

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Would anyone have known my late father, Sqn Ldr Peter Ellison? He apparently had the nickname The Buccaneer, perhaps something to do with the time he spent in Algiers in 1946. If so, I would be very grateful if you could contact me. Many thanks.


T1: dav@aol.com 
Date: 10 Feb 2005
Time: 23:33:55

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regarding the enquiry by Andrew clifton about the 150squadron, there is a memorial garden at Pollington where the old Airfield was,Pollington is the village next to Snaith and had a large Airfield, there has been two books published by local people about the Snaith & pollington Airfield & the squadrons based there. I can't tell you any more at this presant time, i Bought the books for my Aunt and can't remember the title, if you are interested post another message, i will try and answer any questions you might have.


T1: g3jsk@deand.demon.co.uk 
Date: 11 Feb 2005
Time: 13:42:32

Comments

A fine site and I hope it proves helpful to many. Please pass my e/m address to query 69 6thApril 2004


T1: malcolm.baker@virgin.net 
Date: 11 Feb 2005
Time: 20:28:26

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Re;605 Squadron Leslie Francis Ralls. fantastic site, I am the grandson of Wing Commander Ralls, researching info. Pleased to hear from anyone especially photo of him in a plane. My grandmother will not talk about that time. Many thanks.


T1: derrickpage@mweb.co.za 
Date: 12 Feb 2005
Time: 12:44:09

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Most impressed. Will use again with confidence. Brig Gen D.E. Page Director SA Air Force Heritage


T1: robin@new-perspectives.org.uk 
Date: 12 Feb 2005
Time: 17:35:56

Comments

Very pleased to find your web site as I am researching (for a book) the service life of my father, the late Group Captain W.R.Sadler, who died in August 2001 at the age of 92. On retirement from the RAF (in about 1956) he devoted the rest of his life to painting, and has left a body of work of over 600 paintings - many of them landscapes painted as if from a low flying aircraft. When based at Duxford in the 1930s he used to fly the RAF's latest front line fighter to land near Newmarket and have tea with his uncle - strictly against regulations I am sure, and something one could not do today with modern jet fighters! If there is anything anyone can tell me about his life in the RAF I would be pleased to hear it.


T1: dudley.clist@btinternet.com 
Date: 12 Feb 2005
Time: 20:16:43

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I am seeking information on RAF Tilstock in WW2 around about 1944. I am seeking a Stuart or Stewart Price or Pryce who may have served with commonwealth forces at Tilstock, he also may have been a musician. I would appreciate any information. Many Thanks Jan


T1: jck_riley@yahoo.com 
Date: 13 Feb 2005
Time: 07:51:18

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A former member of BSM 51/2/3 retired in 1965,now resident Australia.Greetings.Jim Martlew and I ran the cinema in the Club on Sunday evenings. http://www.freewebs.com/exrafenglish44-65/


T1: dudley.clist@btinternet.com 
Date: 13 Feb 2005
Time: 09:32:55

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I am seeking Stuart Henry Price or Stewart Henry Pryce possibly Canadian or American who may have been based at RAF Tilstock in WW2. He may also have been a musician, I would appreciate any information. Many Thanks Jan


T1: lgillough@eircom.net 
Date: 13 Feb 2005
Time: 22:42:47

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Don't know if anyone out there knew my Dad he was flight engineer Frank H Angel and served with 206 squadron from 1940-1946 ( Liberators) I know he was with Coastal Command & the following were some of the pilots he flew with (as taken from his flying log book)FLt Knights,FLt Owens,FLt Lawrence,F/Glazenbrook,F/Hart,P/O Sarre,F/L Townshend,F/S Dickman,F/O Fordham,F/L Jamieson. Dads airman No.was 916867. Any old 206 buddies still out there or any relatives who recognise any of the above. Sadly Dad died on Jan 10th 2005 - sorry I didn't discover this site when he was still alive.His memories of his time in the RAF were good ones because they were memories of his youth and all the great friends he had. Obviously times were hard and he lost a lot of mates but one always tries to remember the fun times even in the middle of a war -they were still young men and women. I suppose I am posting this as a tribute to my Dad and all his mates. His daughter Nuala Angel


T1: guyh@xtra.co.nz 
Date: 14 Feb 2005
Time: 08:06:13

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I had the pleasure and privelage of serving with Johnnie at Wildenrath and then resuming my contact through his brother Ross in Oakham where I bought a house from Ross. The site manager was ex FlLt Jock Shaw the Adj from Wildenrath who had known the Obergruppenfhurer as we called him for a long time. JEJ was one of my heroes and always will be. Guy Hepworth New Zealand


T1: UZOAGBA@YAHOO.CO.UK 
Date: 14 Feb 2005
Time: 09:27:45

Comments

MANY ARE SAYING ABOUT YOUR GREAT SITE AND AM HERE AS ONE.


T1: erindock@hotmail.com 
Date: 14 Feb 2005
Time: 11:47:07

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i have made friends with an old gentleman who was a rear gunner with 138 squadron between 1943-1946 his name is charles moore [flight sgnt] and he would love to hear from any old buddies. he has no computer skills but i can contact him for you many thanks


T1: lindalussardi@hotmail.com 
Date: 14 Feb 2005
Time: 14:44:13

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My Mum was in the WRAF based at Henlow from 1955-56. I'm showing her how to use the Internet!!! She want to know if anyone can remember Clarice Speed????


T1: JimLeighton@onelld.plus.com  
Date: 14 Feb 2005
Time: 15:01:57

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A marvellous website with so much information. I have been researching and visiting WWII airfields. The section on RAF bases in Scotland was particularly helpful. I flew with 240 sqdn in 55/56.


T1: igmills@qualitynet.net 
Date: 14 Feb 2005
Time: 15:32:51

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My Great Uncle AVM A Hesketh is covered by your site and your research - Thank you. It is worth noting that whilst serving in South Russia he was awarded the Order of St Stanislav and bar. I have a question, if you can help. I have a tankard that was presented to him by the CO, Officers, NCOs and men of 107 squadron. It is presented to Air Commodore A Hesketh OBE DFC but to my annoyance there is no date. So I guess (from your site's information) that this was between 1941 and 1944. Do you have any way of narrowing the date down to something closer? Thank you Ian G Mills (Kuwait)


T1: mmensinger@sbcglobal.net 
Date: 14 Feb 2005
Time: 20:33:22

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Was curious about the chance that there might be anyone who was stationed at RAF Station Kirknewton, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Mike Mensinger


T1: royandjuliaangel@noseventeen.freeserve.co.uk 
Date: 15 Feb 2005
Time: 17:28:56

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I was introduced to this site by my cousin Nuala when she made an entry into the guest book about her father, Frank H Angel, he was on Liberators 206 Sqn. He wore an "E" Brevet and a whistle. He left his sgt's stripes in my mums kitchen drawer when he was made up to W/O - I do not know what happened to the crowns. 5011324 Angel R.J/T. RAF Stoke Heath 1958-1959


T1: amoulder@verizon.net 
Date: 15 Feb 2005
Time: 19:09:03

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Re. Air Marshal Sir. Geoffrey Tuttle, From. Albert E.(Ted) Moulder. Retd Flt/Lt. RAFVR Ex Pilot 624 & 148 Sqdns. I was pilot who found RAF prisoners in Trikkala. Posted to AHQ Comm.Flight, Athens, Greece in March 1945. Rank WO1. Flew as transport & VIP pilot. Commissioned by Air Commodore Tuttle August 1945. Appointments by Air Cmdre Tuttle, C.O. RAF Transit Camp. Athens. Adjt. RAF Rhodes, Adjt. RAF (Sedes)Salonika. C.O. RAF Liaison Section Salonika. Appointed Air Liaison Officer to Greek Air Staff (RHAF). He awarded me two Green Endorsements for flying. Considered a Martinet, he was anything but. He personally counselled me re marriage. Introduced me to every VIP I flew. I named a son after him. I later became C.O. 82 Group Comm. Flt. in UK, Resigned Commission Oct. 1948. ... No. 3 RAF Reserve Flying School. Cardiff, Wales. Flying Instructors Course.


T1: lilmisshappy8484@yahoo.co.uk 
Date: 16 Feb 2005
Time: 09:48:00

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hi im a former scaley brat and wanted to see if there are any web sites on the school i used to go to in gutersloh called trenchard, im wondering if it has changed names can anyone help?thanksx


T1: geoffmave@netbreeze.com 
Date: 17 Feb 2005
Time: 12:08:48

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Anyone who served with no.2 Field sqdn.RAF Jever.1953-55 please contact me by email.


T1: droberts17@mailexcite.com 
Date: 17 Feb 2005
Time: 12:35:58

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I am looking for anyone who can remember my Grandfather Sgt Donald Rice who was a member of the ground crew for 242 Squadren if anyone can help please contact me at droberts17@mailexcite.com


T1: arthurbrt@aol.com 
Date: 17 Feb 2005
Time: 14:16:19

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a well documented wb and very interesting information forwarded, please keep up the good wor.k looking to receive pilots pictures of 611 sqadron, mentioned in your web thanks yorkie.


T1: insane2262897@hotmail.com 
Date: 17 Feb 2005
Time: 14:57:54

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I FEEL THAT THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN EXTREMELY USEFUL. THANX!!!


T1: wayne_b1946@hotmail.com 
Date: 17 Feb 2005
Time: 23:23:32

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after 6 years of seen many sites about the raf and the rcaf this is one of the top three sites very very good!!


T1: hannahl@postmaster.co.uk 
Date: 18 Feb 2005
Time: 23:34:51

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I'd have appreciated a 'search' facility. I'm trying to find out more about my uncle who died in the battle of Malta, but don't know how to navigate your site in order to find the information.


T1: jacket.patch@virgin.net 
Date: 20 Feb 2005
Time: 14:57:09

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This site is an invaluable source of information and has been very useful in my research. Keep up the good work!


T1: candida@ozemail.com.au 
Date: 21 Feb 2005
Time: 02:24:49

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I congratulate you on a terrific site, I agree with my country man Shane Mills (04 Jan 2005). I also have an interest in the two Australian Sunderland squadrons particularly 461 Anzac and will submit a request for information seperately. When not researching aviation (or earning a living) I belong to a restoration society, we currently operate 20 plus a/craft. Australians or O/Seas visitors might like to check our web site www.hars.org.au keep up the good work John Davis


T1: mickpepe@aol.com 
Date: 21 Feb 2005
Time: 14:27:51

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Very interesting site. Looking for info and ex members 432,433, and 424 RCAF Sqdns while at Skipton on Swale. Keep up the good work.


T1: paulinehooper@lineone.net
Date: 21 Feb 2005
Time: 14:27:51

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Would anyone remember me Eddie Hooper 145 Squadron from 1955/6 Celle in Germany would love to hear from you.

(Jock and Taffy)
T1: Bettybow@aol.com 
Date: 25 Feb 2005
Time: 11:51

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Just a note from one of the sons of Air Commodore C.R. Lousada to say I have accessed this site for thr the first time. Much of the information is new to me!

Patrick Lousada

T1: edithmac@btopenworld.com
Date: 25 Feb 2005
Time: 21:00

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Very interested as air commodore BR MACNAMARA  daughter in law -

 
Notice that nothing is mentioned about the Suez Operation
 
regards
 
Edith Macnamara

T1: Bettybow@aol.com 
Date: 27 Feb 2005
Time: 11:05

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I was in the Signals Section RAF Buntingsdale Hall Market Drayton, are any waaf comrades 1941-1944 still alive?
T1: denis.dubiard@ukonline.co.uk 
Date: 28 Feb 2005
Time: 19:34

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Thank you very Much. I have found what I was looking for.  I will come back and look in detail to satisfy an old Lady (100) this year, who has you all and the all country very close to her heart. as well as Royals, all of them!

Pour Madame Demilly et Madame Dubiard (Demilly)

Truthfully Yours

Denis Dubiard
(Monsieur)


T1: Brian.Adams@uk.fujitsu.com 
Date: 1 Mar 2005
Time: 13:09

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A very well organised site and one worth responding to. My uncle was Sgt Colin Harmston of 44(Rhodesia) Squadron. His Lancaster 1 KM-P collided with a  9 Squadron Lancaster whilst trying to land at Warrington after raiding Duisburg on 21 December 1942 - any related information would be most
welcome. 

Brian Adams


T1: ptfrl@aol.com
Date: 1 Mar 2005
Time: 16:15

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I am a former ground crew member of 45 Squadron when they flew hunters from RAF Wittering from 1972 to 1976 are there any more  of us out there, good website and very interesting history of Squadron, I can be contacted on the above address

 
cheers Charlie Farley

T1: Colincorne@aol.com 
Date: 2 Mar 2005
Time: 00:01

Comments

Nice site picked up by searching for otus on the web great job keep it up


T1:  
Date: 2 Mar 2005
Time: 00:39

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Greetings!

What a great and intersting site. Some of them brought back happy memories.

Dave Williams

6th.Entry RAF Boy Entrants


T1: AndrsP254@aol.com 
Date: 2 Mar 2005
Time: 22:26

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My namesake Uncle , Lt Patrick Wright Anderson , 8 Black Watch, 10 Black Watch from 1 Sept 1914 and 18Sqn RFC/RAF observer from  January 1918 flying DH 4 day time bombers but on 27 June 1918 he was seriously wounded to his stomach and thigh and his Canadian Pilot, Lt Reginald C Bennett ( Latter DFC) got them back to their lines and a CCS for treatment.  Seems my Uncle could have been wounded from an Enemy machine firing from below him as his wounds were stomach and thigh . He was later moved having lost a lot of blood to military hospital annex in London and then during April 1919 to an RAF convalescent hospital on the seafront at Swanage and then discharged home to Arbroath via Ambulance train to arrive in the town on Armistice Day 1919. He had to dress his wounds daily and he died of his wounds in the Infirmary on 2 Nov 1921.   The RAF sent a large floral tribute to his funeral and the Black Watch recorded his Obituary in the Red Hackle magazine for the Regiment in January 1922. He was buried in the Arbroath Western Cemetery (compartment D ) and I recently erected a headstone at his unmarked grave recording his War Service in the HM Forces of the Black Watch and RFC /RAF and death from wounds. Recently too I had his name added to the St Andrews Uni OTC roll of Honour in St Andrews Fife and on the Scottish National War Memorial ,the Castle Edinburgh ( RAF roll for the Great War ) .  My Uncle would have been upset that his mother Regiment, THE BLACK WATCH is to be axed and it merged into a new Super Regiment for Scotland by Tony Blair and Geoff Hoon and cronies of the MOD .   He was proud of his BLACK WATCH and continued to wear his Mother regiment tunic and kilt during his RFC and RAF service !
 
patrick W Anderson , Letham Forfar Angus SCOTLAND
T1: royandjuliaangel@noseventeen.freeserve.co.uk 
Date: 5 Mar 2005
Time: 17:39

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Hi-   is this the correct site for erks?     I notice, reading the glossary, that there is no entry for any-one less than a brown job 2nd.Lt.     

What about the Tradesmen and Women?        
5011324 A/C2  Angel R,  RAF Wilmslow.   Oct -Dec 1956.   
T1: lez103@xwingred1.fsnet.co.uk
Date: 5 Mar 2005
Time: 17:39

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I am currently researching paint schemes and markings for 240 squadron catalinas stationed at Lough Erne Northern Ireland during 1939 on which my Grandfather William Henry Cannell, Leading Aircraftsman 624803 served, any information would be greatfuly recieved and put to good use as I am constructing a 1/72 scale Catalina PBY 5 for his pleasure.

If this is read by any persons that knew or flew with my Grandfather please contact me at this address.
 
Thanks

T1: braveheart180203@hotmail.com
Date: 26 Mar 2005
Time: 03:40

Comments

Great site, highly informative. I have utilised its resources in the past and will visit again. I have this morning sent the link to some young WWII aircraft enthusiasts in Slovenia. Well done.

 
Also, I seek whatever biographical information is available ref. Second (?) Lt. Jose Davila. He may have been a Spanish Republican refugee before joining the R.A.F.
 
In 1945, Lt. Davila served with the Free French 340 Squadron, 145 Wing, 2 Tactical Air Force. He might have been with the squadron in Belgium.
 
Any information offered will be gratefully received. I have checked the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website but he is not listed.
 
Yours hopefully

Scottish Alan


T1: Renwick603@aol.com
Date: 22 Mar 2005
Time: 22:08

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Found this interesting  could do with your help to promote 603 Sqd. Association and anyone who served in units in THQ. Learnmonth terrace , thank you Jim Renwick.
T1: poggy@sympatico.ca
Date: 28 Mar 2005
Time: 21:54

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The undersigned trained in Terrel Texas, and am looking for cadets who trained at the same time. namely December 1941,  to 1943. Cadet Clifford Hoyle at that time. Am interested in what happened to them. Any information or advice would be helpful.   Lt.Col. C. Hoyle retired.


T1: pak2001ukuk@yahoo.co.uk

Date: 29 Mar 2005
Time: 02:26

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pa.keeling   daughter of irene grinnell   whos 1st husband was harrold fredrick grinnell  lost in the bay of biscay 1944 sevice no 1007084 ,612 sqdn  royal air force volunteer  reserve lost at the age of 25 years  any info or photos of crew  please send to address above.
T1: malcolm-mavis@supanet.com
Date: 29 Mar 2005
Time: 20:54

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Found you while looking up HLABEZULU, engraved on the cup before me now, presented to me when I left No 266 Sqn, August 1963, at Rattlesden. I was a Bloodhound Flight Commander there. Sqn. Ldr M.J.C.Walker. Enjoyed browsing the site. Best Wishes.

T1: james.prescott@ntlworld.com
Date: 29 Mar 2005
Time: 23:36

Comments

Thanks for a very interesting  and excellent website. Reference 13 PR Squadron, there seems to be a lack of infor during their time in the canal zone, is this infor available elsewhere? Is there anyone out there that served with the Sqdn during this time, if so it would be nice to make contact with them.
 
Jim Prescott
T1: Cberry2505@aol.com 
Date: 30 Mar 2005
Time: 07:13

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hi, my great uncle,audry ayres,was in the 429 sqadron,he was shot down over berlin, 1944,I am just starting research,enjoy your website


T1: ellison@netaccess.co.nz 
Date: 30 Mar 2005
Time: 07:13

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I have been researching the Bomber Command Berlin Raid of 23 August 1943 and the participation of Flight Sergeant Osric.H White of 75 NZ Squadron who was awarded the CGM after returning his damaged Stirling to the Mepal Base.  I am especially interested in tracing details of the two UK airmen who returned on the same flight: -
N.Z.415807 Flight Sergeant Osric Hartnell WHITE, Royal New Zealand Air Force, No. 75 [N.Z.] Squadron

573978 Sergeant Cyril Alan WORLEDGE, Royal Air Force, No. 75 [N.Z.] Squadron.
1583321 Sergeant Timothy James COLLINS, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 75 [N.Z.] Squadron.

 

Ellison McInnes  [Dr]
9 Cliff Street
Christchurch 8008
New Zealand      Phone :  00 64  03    3841079


T1:  Davidduffies@wmconnect.com 
Date: 31 Mar 2005
Time: 22:26

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I  WAS  ONLY   BURTONWOOD  FOR  1  YEAR , I  THINK  OF  IT  OFTEN , THE  TIMES  I  HAD  ON & OFF  BASE  WERE  THE  BEST  IN  MY  LIFE ,  I  WAS  SADDENED  TO  HEAR  OF  ITS  DEMISE . IT  WILL  ALWAYS  BE  IN   THE  MIND  &  HEART  OF  THIS  BLOODY  YANK .

                                                         DAVID  E.  JOHNSON


T1:  helen_dobson@btinternet.com 
Date: 31 Mar 2005
Time: 23:26

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What a great website.  I am doing some research / tracking for my Grandad.  My Grandfathers name is George Owen Gemson and his nickname/call name was 'Urchin', he was a Spitfire and Mosquito Pilot from around 1944.  He was stationed a Grandson Lodge from approx September 1944, he was also at RAF Bourn, and Warboys.  He was a pathfinder and worked alongside the Lancasters and would love to find anyone who knows him, especially he would like to get in contact with any Lancaster crews that possibly remember him  when out on pathfinder tasks. He has all his flight logs still and loves to talk about his past, some of the stories are great.  He worked with the following Squadrons :- 7, 156, 635, 35, 582, 405 and 128.  Something he said to mention but I can't remember exactly what it meant was 1696 Flight - BDT (Bomber Defence Training).  If anyone remembers him or possibly flew in pathfinders please can you get in touch?  Thank you! .


T1:  harry.shinkfield@blueyonder.co.uk 
Date: 1 Apr 2005
Time: 21:45

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Sir.  I am the Secretary/Historian of 77 Sqn RAF Ass but I have a query re a 101 Sqn crew which FTR from Hamburg on 17/18 April 1942.   Wellington III,  X3655 SR 'V'.  There were 2 survivors,  Sgt R.V.Simpson and Sgt L.Sykes.   I understand that Sykes  in fact died during the war but I can find no reference to this and I wondered if anyone could help please?  He was a POW at Stalag Luft VI and then IV at Gross Tychow after which there is no record.    I like your website.  I hope you like ours.  Aye.


T1: starship.1@openworld.com
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Date: 11 Apr 2005
Time: 08:47:48

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My Father LAC Clifford Brooks was at Base Singapore ACSEAC 1946 also I believe at RAF Mauripur Karachi (India). would be grateful if anyone has any details . Cheers..... Tony


T1: holistic.sa@ntlworld.com
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Date: 13 Apr 2005
Time: 18:50:38

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Very good pictures on 145 squadron- Paul Jay, 145 squadron air training corps


T1: e.herwig@ntlworld.com
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Date: 14 Apr 2005
Time: 07:24:42

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hi well its given me imformation that i often wondered about ........... what happened to so and so squadron very interesting...


T1: meander@ntlworld
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Date: 14 Apr 2005
Time: 11:21:30

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I came accross this site whilst looking for information on the Supply & Transport Columns of WWII and the 317 Mechanical Transport Squadron, which was the last operational Transport Squadron on the continent. I must say this is an excellent site and well worth the visit. I know the S&TC's operated under 84 & 85 Groups but, sadly I have seen no information on them.


T1: fiftyfifth@btconnect.com
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Date: 14 Apr 2005
Time: 11:54:41

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My name is William Aiton: Srved 24th entry 1955 - 1969 approx. Looking for mates I served with.


T1: david.maitland@gmail.com
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Date: 15 Apr 2005
Time: 03:36:51

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My grandfather served in the RAF during the second world war and I am looking for information on photographs, records etc. on him, is there a site that I can visit to find out some informat?


T1: mark.athers@btinternet.com
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Date: 15 Apr 2005
Time: 12:53:08

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I am sorry to say I have only just found this site and all I can say is WOW! What a fantastic, informative site - cracking effort! Mark


T1: thierryvandenberg@yahoo.com
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Date: 17 Apr 2005
Time: 12:40:47

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Nice site! I was wondering if somebody could help me. I am doing a research on the 146th Wing during 1944-1945 in France, low Countries and Germany. This wing included the following squadrons: 193; 197; 257; 263 and 266. I am looking for photo's, additional information, and maybe some former Pilots of this wing! Let me know if you can help me with this subject! Thanks a lot and keep up the good work on your website! Best wishes, Thierry van den Berg Amsterdam, Holland


T1: macandkathy@tesco.net
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Date: 17 Apr 2005
Time: 14:04:19

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I have enjoyed your web site it helped me a lot as I was searching for history of 147sqn RAF Croydon as I have met one of the pilots who flew with then late 1940's and I am the warrant officer and wing warrant officer on 147sqn air training corp's in cornwall. thankyou.


T1: MAWatson012@aol.com
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Date: 17 Apr 2005
Time: 17:59:01

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found your site looking for information on my Grandfather John Kenneth Watson of the No.52 Squadron, Expeditionary Force 1917. I didn't find any but enjoyed your website.


T1: maxcoulthard@hotmail.co.uk
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Date: 18 Apr 2005
Time: 12:19:26

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As the eldest son (Maxwell S. Coulthard) of AVM Colin W. Coulthard, it was nice to encounter my fathers details on your website. Thanks and regards, Max


T1: emailian@lineone.net
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Date: 18 Apr 2005
Time: 15:12:40

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Trying to find information on Sgt.pilot C.G Todd (service no.1006323)who was lost in sweeps over France in 1941 with 92 Squadron, and is buried in Dunkirk.He was my father-in-laws best mate, and he has letters from him during his training at OTU Hawarden.He flew initially with RAFVR at Hooton Park before the war.The "old man" regularly talks about him, and I would like to give him some more info.on Sgt.Todds brief flying history with that squadron. Ian D.Hunt North Wales


T1: holokken@online.no
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Date: 18 Apr 2005
Time: 21:16:18

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My name is Hans Olav Lokken, living outside Trondheim in Norway. I am writing local history. Now I thought of writing about some english pilots killed after the war in 1945 at Varnes Airfield, east of Trondheim, Norway. I am searching for picture and personalia of first and foremost Arthur Henry Watts, killed. Watts, Arthur Henry - Flight Sergeant from the 165 Squadron. Serviceno.: 1418679 RAF Volunteer Reserve. Born: 23.10.1922. Dead: 02.08.1945 Killed, when his Spitfire into a river east of Trondheimt. but also: Brown, Stanley Victor Douglas - Warrant Officer from the 165 Squadron. Service no.: 1335132 RAF Volunteer Reserve. Born: 11.01.1922. Dead: 28.07.1945 Killed when his Spitfire went down east of Trondheim, Norway. Boniface, Geoffrey James - Flight Lieutenant from the 265 Squadron. Service no.: 150344 RAF Volunteer Reserve. Born: 28.07.1923. Dead 12.09.1945. Killed when his plane went down east of Trondheim, Norway. Rees, William John - Leading Aircraftman from the RAF Volunteer Reserve. Born: 03.01.1920. Dead: 30.10.1945. Drown in a river east of Trondheim, Norway. Please, can someone help me here? from Hans Olav Lokken Stjordal Norway holokken@online.no www.historiefortelleren.no


T1: kwaka1000@hotmail.com
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Date: 20 Apr 2005
Time: 00:08:31

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This is an excellent site, I have added it to my favorites. Do you have an honor roll or list of pilots my interest is No 266 (Rhoesia) Sqd.


T1: geoff@techrite.com.au
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Date: 20 Apr 2005
Time: 23:04:10

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Great site, I was wondering if anyone has any past family members from 29 WAGS SQDI, or from 179 SQD out of Gibralta 1942 - 1944? My Great uncles name was SGT R D Anthony, the wellington he was in vanished over the med - near Almera sometime before January 1944. If anyone can help, send an email to me please. No phone numbers or addresses, just a return email address would suffice, thank you Geoff Anthony


T1: victorianotqueen@aol.com
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Date: 21 Apr 2005
Time: 08:42:00

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I know a lady who was stationed at Cranwell during the war and have found this site very interesting. What a great job everyone did back there.


T1: alan47c@msn.com
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Date: 21 Apr 2005
Time: 23:44:17

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A very informative site. As an ex-Administrative Apprentice who did his training at RAF St Athan, I would like to enquire if any Air Officers are missing from the list as I re-collect our most distinguished Apprentice was a John Pack who I think did reach that exalted status. Also, I wonder if any 5th Entry Apprentices (Clerk Accounts) are still out there and would care to contact me. I am ex-592316 A/A A H F Smith (now aged 72years).


T1: eccentricbarbie@hotmail.com
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Date: 23 Apr 2005
Time: 18:12:12

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Hello my name is Kera Morris, and I was wondering if anyone has any information reguarding the 240 squadron. I am intersted to fing out its history as my grandfather was a flight engineer in the 240 squadron His Name was Thomas Mervyn Jones. I was also wondering if anyone has any information reguarding the Goldfish club, as he was also a member of this club. Thank-you.


T1: hesselden@fsmail.net
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Date: 23 Apr 2005
Time: 20:55:57

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Good website, Anybody from RAF Halton 213th Entry 1968-1970 A Fitt E. Would like to hear from you Regards Bob Hesselden


T1: ve7cij@rac.ca
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Date: 24 Apr 2005
Time: 00:08:13

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I am trying to establish a date for a crash of this aircraft: Master I M. 9A 1111 N7408 Crashed England Known History: Crashed before acceptance; NO If this is the aicraft, it landed in a wheatfield on White Place Farm, Cookham, Berkshire. I think it was in August 1940 or 1941. I can't be sure of the year. James Hatch, Victoria, BC, Canada.


T1: maryiharrison@aol.com 
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Date: 24 Apr 2005
Time: 18:35:30

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Sir I was stationed at Royal Air Force Manby From 1960-1963.And on my arrival it was named Royal Air Force Flying College Then during my time there it was changed to Royal Air Force College of Air Warfare.But i was only a[wet behind the ears] kid of 17-19 I had no intrest but looking at RAF Manby on the website I was stunned to see how it has fallen into disrepair It is very upsetting to see the once immaculate control tower and Tedder Block in a derelict condition Im also intrested in contacting Pilot Officer Rosalind Borgman later Tarry I would love to hear from her or anyone from Manby during that time


T1: jalvis12@netzero.net 
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Date: 24 Apr 2005
Time: 21:26:54

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Your site is as splendid as they come! I am now feeling more honored than ever to have flown with your Royal Air Force as the US Air Force Exchange Officer, NO. 2 Squadron, RAF little Rissington, 1958-'60. I recently learned of RAF "Yank" WW II fighter pilot Wg Cdr Lance Wade and just reviewed the incredible bio on AVM Harry Broadhurst who commanded the Desert Air Force. Those guys did the impossible! Thanks, John A. Smitherman Colonel, USAF (Ret.) Gainesville Florida USA


T1: hornetcf18@hotmail.com 
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Date: 25 Apr 2005
Time: 05:09:25

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Hi, My name is Luc G. Couture. I was a member of 421 Sqn. While in Baden, Germany (Canadian Forces SQN.). I was part of the first group that reopened 421 Sqn with the new CF-18. I loved being in 421 SQN and had a lot of fun too. I miss the Sqn. life and great friends I once had. I left 421 SQN. in 1988 to go into NDT, I now live in Kelowna, B.C. Canada and work for Kelowna Flightcraft, NDT Dept. Cheers to all.


T1: vanessen@optusnet.com.au 
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Date: 25 Apr 2005
Time: 13:26:35

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My father Frederick Leslie Lomas DFC & Mention in Despatches passed away in 1972 when I very was young. He flew reconnaissance in the 680 squadron RAF being seconded from the RAAF. If anyone has any information or history please contact me


T1: andrea6981@hotmail.com 
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Date: 25 Apr 2005
Time: 15:59:58

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MY NAME IS LOUISE WOODWARD MY MOTHER SERVED IN THE RAF DURING THE 1970`S HERE NAME THEN WAS HELEN WOODWARD SHE WAS AT BRISE NORTON BASE THEN GIBRALTAR IN 1974 WHERE I WAS BORN I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH HER OR WHO KNEW HER AS IM TRYING TO TRACE MY NATURAL FATHER`S FAMILY HIS NAME WAS JOHN SPAGGINGS AS FAR AS I KNOW HE`S DECEASED+SERVED IN THE ARMY DURING THE SAME TIME CAN ANYONE HELP WITH INFORMATION OR ADVICE AS I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH OR CONTACT WITH ANY LIVING RELATION I DO KNOW MY FATHER SERVED IN NORTHERN IRELAND DID ANYONE READING THIS KNOW HIM? IF YES PLEASE CONTACT:07821587698


T1: panamart7@yahoo.com
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Date: 25 Apr 2005
Time: 21:55:40

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I was a Captain in the RAF TRansport Command(113 South Atlantic Wing-Nassau)and am doing a series of oil paitings feat uring various aircraft at various points along the route from Nassau-down thru Natal-Ascension-Accra-Kano-El Fasher-Khartoum, etc,and would be interested in hearing from the few suriviing pilots able to contribute their input.Thank you


T1: telfer@paradise.net.nz 
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Date: 26 Apr 2005
Time: 10:16:41

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I am trying to make contact with andrew ross who was stationed at changi air base singapore 1956 andrew was from newcastle england he had a brother in the police force


T1: telfer@paradise.net.nz 
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Date: 26 Apr 2005
Time: 10:46:21

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MY NAME IS DONALD TELFER IAM MARRIED TO PHILLIPPA TELFER MY WIFE WAS BORN IN 1957 PHILLIPPAS MOTHERS NAME IS THOULEY (NICKY) McCAULY WE ARE LOOKING TO MAKE CONTACT WITH PHILLIPPAS FATHER ANDREW ROSS NICKY AND ANDREW BOTH SEREVED WITH THE SUNDERLAND FLYING BOATS SELETAR FLYING SQUARD CHANGI AIR BASE SINGAPORE WE WOULD BOTH BE VERY GRATEFULL FOR ANY HELP WE HAVE FIVE CHILDREN AND WOULD LIKE ANDREW THERE GRANDAD TO BE ABLE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THEM IF HE PLEASES.


T1: stillewille@hotmail.com
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Date: 28 Apr 2005
Time: 11:08:47

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At my home (Bentelo Netherlands)in this moment is the army busy with a Short Stering MK1 bomber get out of de ground. Its a flight from 28 Aug to Kassel. They found to day two of the four boms 1900 ponders and a lot of but on 7 meters. The other two boms lie on 15 meters. The still working now to find them. It is near my house where they are working its very imposing to see how are they fixt the job.


T1: polar2@vic.australis.com.au
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Date: 28 Apr 2005
Time: 12:47:52

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I seek information on Douglas Walter Batten RAAF 640 Sqn killed on operation 22/1/44 target Magdeburg? Unknowns:- Aircraft (Hallifax?)Registration, Memorial Plaque at Runymeede has a number, but no details.


T1: wumf_1417@yahoo.co.uk
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Date: 28 Apr 2005
Time: 21:14:04

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Hi i am trying to collect as much information as I can on a local WW2 airfield - Great Sampford, Wimbish, near Saffron Walden Essex (airfield no. 359??). I am contacting local people who were alive and living locally at the time the airfield was operational. The house opposite mine was the officer's mess and the house I live in was the Offices of the Officers mess (including the beer store!!). I know that Eagle Squadron 133 (336th)spent a very short time here in September 1942 as well as RAF Squadron 65 and 616. The other piece of information says that it was also RAF 24 Balloon Centre. having spoken to a local man, he can remember watching different colour parachutes dropping, also gliders did practice landings as well supposedly preparing for D Day. I also believe that it was a satellite airfield for Andrewsfield (Great Saling - USAAF Station 485) Any information copies of pictures would be appreciated. There is just a peri track of around 5 miles left now on the site, although several buildings are still around and being used. Thanks


T1: ralphie77@shaw.ca 
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Date: 29 Apr 2005
Time: 03:20:50

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I served at RAF Syerston as an RCAF Exchange Officer Instructor on the Jet Provost. The CO at that time was G/C Warner. It was a great tour of duty! Any idea where G/C Warner mey be now?


T1: anni@tiscali.co.za 
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Date: 29 Apr 2005
Time: 12:26:46

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Squadron 24 El Alamein WW2. My Dad (John/Jock Ritchie) was a ferry pilot with this squadron. Have photographs, documentation etc. Also read the book by Peter Atkins "A Buffoon in Flight" and have a copy of "Per Noctem Per Diem". He passed away 2 yrs ago aged 88. Would appreciate contact with anyone who knew him or any members of the Squadron. Ann


T1: cwjbeard@hotmail.com 
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Date: 29 Apr 2005
Time: 13:21:28

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I put EMBLING into google. This site was one of the results and I thought I would have a look. I am doing family tree stuff and the EMBLING name comes from the UK. Anyone with any info would be welcome to contact me. These kinds of sites are great for research, keep up the good work.


T1: jondo@operamail.com 
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Date: 29 Apr 2005
Time: 23:20:12

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You have a very impressive site - congratulations to all - have enjoyed it immensely. Hugh Cameron. ex no.5 regional band in the 50's


T1: robert.armsby@virgin.net 
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Date: 30 Apr 2005
Time: 11:25:30

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It is now 6 months since I placed a request in your guest book and in that time I have received much information about RAF Downham Market and its Squadrons 218/623 Stirlings, 635 Lancasters, 608 Mosquitos. It is super sites like these that keep the research and interest of WW11 alive, now that it is 60 years since it ended. Keep up the good work and thanks to you all and to those that have helped me.


T1: ceiling_fan@hotmail.com 
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Date: 30 Apr 2005
Time: 21:39:33

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My father was a gunner & wireless operator in blenheims and wellingtons 1939-44 in 101 & 107 squadrons.He's 88 now & remembers as if it was yesterday.his name is vernon johnson (Flt/lt) & was mentioned in despatches for Hell's Dive over norway.I know most of his friends perished but if anyone remembers please contact me.


T1: desdeans@tiscali.co.za 
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Date: 01 May 2005
Time: 03:48:21

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As an original member of 134 squadron, I am most appreciative of the work that has been done in compiling this site. I was a pilot on 134 sqdn from May 1943 until it was disbandoned as 131 squadron in 1945. I would very much like to be contacted by any other members who served over this period in Burma.


T1: lyndon.pugh@virgin.net 
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Date: 02 May 2005
Time: 00:01:17

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Request 164 I'm sending this via the guest book as the email link in Help Wanted doesn't work on my browser. Sgt F J Belanger was i n fact the wireless operator on a 101 Squadron Lancaster (ED447 SR-Q) hot by flak on a operation to Hamburg on the 30-31 January 1943. The aircraft came down in the Haarlemeer Polder South of Amsterdam. Sgt Belanger is buried in the New Eastern Cemetery Amsterdam, where I saw his grave while researching the fate of another 101 Squadron Lancaster crew killed later in 1943. L C Pugh 


T1: desdeans@tiscali.co.za 
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Date: 02 May 2005
Time: 04:27:19

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After adding my comments on 1 May 2005 I now realise that the only place where my name appears is in my e-mail address. I was known as Dizzy Deans then a Lt in the SAAF seconded to the RAF.


T1: zarzad@rup-elblag.dop.gdansk.pl 
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Date: 02 May 2005
Time: 19:15:15

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Mashallah, your site is alhamdulillah very good. I pray that Allah (s.w.t.) showers you with blessings on such an amazing job you are doing. Your site is very informative, and very nice. I really enjoy reading through it. Thank You, I am learning day by day new things from your site.


T1: helenpratt@bigpond.com 
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Date: 04 May 2005
Time: 11:05:11

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I love it! I have spent the majority of the day trying to find info on my Grandfather, whom travelled from Australia to England to join (I think) the RFC. After todays search the only info I found on him was that he came back on a troop carrier called Heluan on 14/5/1919! I even got that from Australian sources, nothing can be found by English sources!!! Until your website. I will try a find something on it that is about him. If you are interested in a challenge (and I mean challenge) then here are his details Name: E A Coghlan (but could be (A E Coghlan)) Rank at end : Captain Left England 14/5/15 for sydney Australia Corps at end : Royal Air Force Corps at beginning: Mum says he joined the RFC but unsure No other details are known. All I want is a copy of his service record. I was able to get my other Grandfathers service record from the Australian National Archives very easily, but this is beginning to look like an epic voyage!!! Since I live in Australia and your National Archives do not have downloadable service records at this moment in time, do you have any ideas how I could get the information I require. Now, before you go and say that I have to "hire" someone, please don't. I have four kids and a very limited budget. Hints thats all I want. Maybe some of your members might be able to help. Thanking you in advance for anything you may be able to help with Regards Helen Pratt Grand Daughter of E A Coghlan


T1: Blackybomb@hotmail.com 
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Date: 04 May 2005
Time: 14:18:27

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I am really interested in finding information on 92 squadron. As I am from the Air Training Corps and our squadron number is 92. If anyone has any information please contact me


T1: gkmpayne@msn.com 
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Date: 04 May 2005
Time: 20:24:21

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have just printed a biography of my wifes late uncle HARRY BROADHURST, it brought a tear to her eyes, thank you, excellent site.


T1: jonny956@hotmail.com 
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Date: 04 May 2005
Time: 21:29:25

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A valuable and interesting research tool. Keep up the good work.


T1: matildajack@iinet.net.au  
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Date: 05 May 2005
Time: 07:43:38

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HELLO MY NAME IS ALAN SHERBORNE MY FATHER HERBERT GEORGE SHERBORNE JUST RECENTLY PASSED AWAY IN HIS MEMORY I WISH TO RESEARCH AS MUCH AS I CAN ABOUT MY FATHER WHO SAW WAR TIME SERVICE TRAINED IN THE RAAF AND THEN WAS ATTACHED TO 203 SQUADRON RISING TO RANK OF SQUADRON LEADER ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN PROVIDE OR DIRECT TO SOMEWHERE I CAN RESEARCH WOULD BE APPRECIATED. I AM IMPRESSED IN WHAT I HAVE READ ON YOUR WEB SITE AS I HAVE QUITE AN INTEREST IN THE WAR ARCHIVES.


T1: 6juin@wanadoo.fr 
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Date: 05 May 2005
Time: 08:53:18

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VERY WELL A. VENEL TROUVILLE SUR MER - FRANCE


T1: fsn.comcen@xtra.co.nz 
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Date: 06 May 2005
Time: 01:39:56

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Kia ora! Great site, my Dad served with the RNZAF during ww2, he trained in England under bomber command in signals eventually becoming a wireless operator. My dad is only one of a few NZ Maori who actually saw action over cities, towns and ports of Europe, he was with the 75 squadron conversion unit sometimes based at Waterbeach, DOES ANYBODY KNOW ANY MORE OF THIS SQUADRONS EXPLOITS ? KIA KAHA, AKE AKE AKE ( strong forever )


T1: tankyharrison37@ntlworld.com 
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Date: 07 May 2005
Time: 08:59:20

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Hi. I am trying to find any one who remembers my sister in laws father he was shot down over Berlin or the black forest.08/06/44.he was flying with 408 sqd. if any one can help. please e-mail me.  His name was Ralph William Lowrey. pilot officer. my sister in law never knew her father and has tried very hard to find information about him. thank you


T1: bazzle@blueyonder.co.uk 
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Date: 07 May 2005
Time: 16:57:20

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Hi, As an ex-RAF man I enjoyed browsing your site, I found it entertaining and educational. If any one recognises me from this entry then I would be only to happy to make contact, thank you. Barry Slater,213Sqn.1964-67.Halton 90th Entry.


T1: A33EAGLE@AOL.COM 
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Date: 08 May 2005
Time: 22:57:52

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YOUR GUEST BOOK IS REALLY GREAT. I ATTENDED T.I. ONLY THE LAST QUARTER OF 1950. EMERY ONE ROOM 22. IS THERE A WAY THAT I CAN LOOK UP OLD CLASS MATES?


T1: priyankaa@m6.net 
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Date: 09 May 2005
Time: 00:51:13

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Nice site!Helped me in knowing about the history of RAF Organisation. Good work. Cheers, Priyanka http://www.m6.net


T1: mike@bryars1965.freeserve.co.uk 
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Date: 09 May 2005
Time: 16:28:01

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I have found your site extremely useful for some research into Sir Basil Embry. As he is my sons' great great uncle I am interested in any photograhic info which I could download. Keep up the good work , Capt Mike Bryars , British Airways.


T1: brian_redwood@hotmail.com 
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Date: 09 May 2005
Time: 21:04:48

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Hi, I found your site very interesting and will certainly revisit. Currently working on a website at www.kamrafa.co.uk which covers the Aviation Museum in Kirriemuir which is a collection of WW2 RAF artefacts and memorabilia and also the secret of the RAF tartan. Come vist please. Brian Redwood


T1: pondskipperaz@yahoo.com 
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Date: 11 May 2005
Time: 00:39:57

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I am searching for anyone who may know my uncle who I never got to meet. He was a bombardier on a bomber crew from the army air corp. His name Lt. John Doyle (J.D.) Scoggins Jr. He was a graduate of Texas A&M and was the catcher and team captain of The A&M baseball team. I would just like to know about his final mission over Borneo when his plane went down. Plus photos if any. Thanks, Robert King


T1: brentdsutherland@yahoo.ca 
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Date: 13 May 2005
Time: 17:40:41

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An Absolutely essential site for conecting with other people seeking answers. Love it, many doors have been opened up from a few connections made here. Many many thanks to all to make this possible


T1: anson@alexander853.freeserve.co.uk 
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Date: 13 May 2005
Time: 20:33:00

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Today is thefirst time that I have "discovered" your web site and most impressed with what I have seen. I am researching 550 Squadron which involved a family member who was on a raid to Berlin on the 26 / 27 November 1943. Would you know if there is a 550Sqdn. Association or where I might get any information about this raid and those that flew on it? Have tried Hendon RAF Museum but they have limited info.Any info most welcome. Bob Alexander


T1: mtfjmcneela@hotmail.com 
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Date: 14 May 2005
Time: 23:29:30

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Interesting site, worth a look! I have a question which I'm sure you can deal with: Do crossed rifles on the sleeve just mean Marksman?


T1: litup@comcast.net 
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Date: 16 May 2005
Time: 04:37:00

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My uncle, Robert (Bob) Upshur, was a member of one of the Eagle Squadrons during WWII. He died, apparently in action over the Channel. I'm just beginning the process of researching his unit. Fortunately, I have a lot of his letters, and the wonderful condolence letters from his fellow pilots. If anyone has any information that could help me, I would love to hear from you!


T1: billwinterbourn@hotmail.com 
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Date: 17 May 2005
Time: 17:51:39

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I have been using this site for well over a year now and have found it most informative, so many of the officers listed, I have been fortunate enough to serve under during my thirty years service.


T1: mrplaw@btinternet.com 
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Date: 17 May 2005
Time: 21:47:53

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Really enjoyed the 84 Sqdn photos. My father is on the 1937 and 1938 C Flight pictures. I have some of his Shaibah pictures.


T1: p.j.hill@ntlworld.com 
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Date: 18 May 2005
Time: 13:43:22

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Very good site.


T1: edryden@uniserve.com 
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Date: 18 May 2005
Time: 21:49:01

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To whom it may concern:- I had the opportunity to work on No.7 squadron under the command of Sir Alan Boxer. He was a great person to work under, and you were treated as a human, and not just a number. I carried out the acceptance check on XD828 which was the first new Valiant on No.7 squadron. Looking forward to hearing from you. Ian E. Dryden


T1: weirvins@bigpond.com 
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Date: 19 May 2005
Time: 04:12:46

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I am 74 years of age and have been interested in the Battle of Britain for many years. (I was 10 years of age in November 1940.) My particular interests are with biographies of those who served in the Battle and those who held command positions, the aircraft and the squadron history details. Just recently I found this wonderful web site with such an abundance of information that generally is not easily found down here in Australia. Congratulations to you for such a useful, informative site. Sincerely, Bill Irvin.


T1: 1787bognor@dsl.pipex.com 
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Date: 19 May 2005
Time: 04:55:27

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Site great, even for a non aviation person. I am currently seeking information on the Bognor ALG, West Sussex which was used prior to D,Day. There were a number of squadrons who used the airfield and I am seeking people's memories, photo's and information from anyone who used the airfield either as ground crew, pilots or even building and dismantling the airfield. Thanks


T1: stuphillips@brawdy.net 
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Date: 19 May 2005
Time: 23:15:08

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Superb site, will keep coming back.


T1: anniecallanan@iinet.net.au 
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Date: 21 May 2005
Time: 08:27:46

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Sadly just to add to your web site - My father Air Marshal Sir Rochford Hughes died 17th September 1996 in Taupo NZ.


T1: res0iudh@verizon.net 
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Date: 22 May 2005
Time: 21:47:17

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Your website is most informative! I am looking for anyone who has information or memories of my father, the late John Worthington Harder (Junior) thank you, Lewis Harder


T1: rghq81@yahoo.co.uk 
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Date: 24 May 2005
Time: 12:56:58

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hi well tidy web sits & well layed out & very easy to use with loads of info to read. keep up the good work. Dave.


T1: rcoates@cfmeu.com.au 
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Date: 24 May 2005
Time: 22:38:19

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Great Site Can you assist on any info on my uncle George Reginald Coates DFC etc. he was in the RNZAF attached to the RAF he flew bombers over Europe and was killed after the war in a commercial plane accident in the UK. Regards Reg Coates


T1: jayp213@hotmail.com 
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Date: 25 May 2005
Time: 00:32:07

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Very intersting site, obviously well thought through and planned. There is nothng included about the University Air Squadrons under RAFVR, maybe this could be added? Jason Pimborough


T1: 20155965@citysun.ac.uk 
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Date: 25 May 2005
Time: 12:54:24

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I'm an air cadet corporal and i fount the site rarther useful


T1: mikesey@supanet.com 
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Date: 25 May 2005
Time: 15:53:26

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Found your site ~a week ago - looks like a most valuable service. I have detailed answers to several of your 'Help Needed!' entries, but your inbuilt response system requires answers to technical questions that I know not what of. My current research could carry the broad working title 'Maritime Air Losses of WW2". As an idea of its current state, I have recovered from CWGC, some 50,000 sets of casualty details, about 10% matched to aircraft losses. Yes, it is a bit useful.


T1: gjnewfie@rogers.com 
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Date: 26 May 2005
Time: 18:46:46

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Amazing site, staggering ammount of information, congratulations. I am trying to locate anyone from 58 SQUADRON, 1939-1945. A good friend of mine, ED ARNOLD, flew with 58 and I'm trying to get him in touch with old pals. Thanks in advance


T1: dotmcomm@msn.com 
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Date: 26 May 2005
Time: 22:49:49

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I am replying to Request 193 regarding the bomber downed over Bergen, Norway in W.W. II. My first cousin, Vernon Minchin, was navigator on the flight. I would be glad to talk to the person who made the inquiry. I am just completing a major family history on the Minchin family. Dorothy Minchin-Comm


T1: kcliewgsm@yahoo.co.uk 
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Date: 27 May 2005
Time: 05:13:23

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I was in RAF Tengah with 45 Sqn. Canberra aircraft between 1963-67. I remember the confrontation is between Indonesia and Malaysia and of course Brunei is included but not just Brunei. Confrontation was stopped because of the arrival of one Victor, one Vulcan and a squadron of lightning aircrafts. Sorry if I am wrong.


T1: vk3dbd@dodo.com.au 
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Date: 27 May 2005
Time: 07:49:42

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An informative site, I was specifically looking for anything to do with 63 sdn at Waterbeach in 1955/56 era when I did Nat service there. It was not a happy time really, but made some good friends, but there's only one I now know of his whereabouts. Website comments hard to read due to lack of "carriage return" David Dunn, now in Australia


T1: tankyharrison37@ntlworld.com 
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Date: 28 May 2005
Time: 10:27:00

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Hi my name is sheila hatton (nee Lowrey) my father was shot down on 7/6/44.is name was Ralf william Lowrey he flew with 408sqn.at the time of dads death i was two years old dose any one know my father or of him his Lancaster (LL643)was shot down near (Dieppe) my father died along with the rest of the crew three of which where RCAF any information at all. would be welcome thank you .


T1: wellse@3web.net 
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Date: 28 May 2005
Time: 15:23:04

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Very interesting site as the enormous participation shows. Keep up the good work and thank you


T1: textures.xadsl@xtra.co.nz 
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Date: 29 May 2005
Time: 11:00:24

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My grandfather was Flying Officer Lloyd Allan Trigg who was in no. 200 squadron in ww2. Piloting a Liberator Bomber him and his crew bombed and sunk a German U boat off the coast of West Africa. Neither him or his crew survived. He was awarded a V C for this. As I never met my grandfather I am very curious to know of anyone who was stationed with him in Freetown and also in Banff, Canada. I have many photographs of him and his mates and often wonder what became of them and if anyone can tell me about him. All info would be treasured. Stephanie


T1: pg.langdon@btinternet.com 
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Date: 30 May 2005
Time: 20:56

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I'm new to the www but thoroughly enjoy reading your work. I started in the Territorials in 1938 graduated to a searchlight unit before transferring to tthe RAF in 1941 and did a flying tour on 44 & 207 Squadrons before doing some flying instruction at Wigsley Swinderby and Syerston and then some more ops with 9 Squadron. Some of that might be of interest to someone. Peter G Langdon


T1: lewis.badham@ntlworld.com   
Date: 1 Jun 2005
Time: 00:28

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Lew Badham stationed RAF gutersloh 21 sqdn jan 1947-Nov 1947 then posted whilst on leave to 16 sqdn Nov 1947 until de-mobbed July 1948-----21 sqdn Mosquito's I worked on Mosquito's at de havilland factory at Hatfield Herts prior to call up for national service-----16 sqdn was equipped with Tempest II's with radial engines. Returned to DH's after demob until I retired in 1988


T1: susan.vivian@ntlworld.com  
Date: 1 Jun 2005
Time: 13:38

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Just come across your site during my lunch break - Excellent website - I will be back for more information.

Many thanks!

Daughter of Fred Cole, Lancaster Bomb Aimer of 57 Squadron, Group 5 based at East Kirkby, May - October 1944


T1: mutorks@hotmail.com  
Date: 1 Jun 2005
Time: 15:28

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Hi, i am currently training to be a pilot in the RAF, and was doing research on the history of the RAF. Great site, and thanks for the help. Keep it up!


T1:  howierfc@yahoo.co.uk 
Date: 2 Jun 2005
Time: 18:58

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Join the 651 sqd in 1959 as a National Serviceman and served at Middle Wallop until demob 1962 my sevice number was 23604980,I would like if possible to revisit the camp just to bring back old memories.H,V,Roberts.


T1:  smith@geo39.fsnet.co.uk 
Date: 3 Jun 2005
Time: 11:23

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My father, David Smith (Davie) served in the RAF in WW11 in North Africa and Italy He was a Ground Crew Sergeant His trade was a Cobbler/Shoe Repairer.  Anyone who remembers him, please get in touch He died in 1982 and I really didn't get to know much about his wartime experiences. I know he spent a period of time in hospital.  He was demobbed in 1946.


T1:  Kknightbria@aol.com 
Date: 3 Jun 2005
Time: 13:23

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I'm Disappointed that I can find no mention of RAF Mauripur and RAF Staging Post Mauripur.  When I was there from 1952 to 1954, it was part of Middle East Air Force.  The Station opened in 1943 and closed at the end of 1956.  Perhaps it is mentioned, somewhere, but I must have missed it.


T1:  kevin.cole1@blueyonder.co.uk 
Date: 4 Jun 2005
Time: 16:21

Comments

I have been asked to research as much as I can about 151 squadron for a friend. I am advised that his Father-in-law who is nearing the end of his time with us was part of this squadron from 1944.

I have found a wealth of information on numerous web sites and have been surprised at the amount of factual information available.

Thanks to all who have obviously dedicated so much time in producing such quality pages for all to access.

Many thanks.

Kevin.


T1:  clivewawn@hotmail.com 
Date: 5 Jun 2005
Time: 12:05

Comments

My father (Bardie Wawn) flew with the 452 (RAF attached Royal Australian Air Force) Squadron with Bluey Truscott, Paddy Finucane, etc. The Squadron became one of the most successful fighter squadron. Bardie & Bluey then went to Milne Bay in 76 Sq RAAF in Kittyhawks. Dad passed away 1990.

I have quite a lot of info and his original Irving jacket.


T1:  jc@baytsaiq.fsnet.co.uk 
Date: 6 Jun 2005
Time: 01:14

Comments

excellent site for research


T1:  kenhorrax@hotmail.com 
Date: 6 Jun 2005
Time: 06:20

Comments

I am doing some research into the Horrax family and note form your site that there was a Group Captain CE Horrax at RAF Bassinghouse on 10th October 1941. Would love to recive any information at all about this Horrax


T1:  vic.terry@tesco.net 
Date: 6 Jun 2005
Time: 11:52

Comments

I have only to day found your site and think it is one of the most fantastic I've seen WELL DONE


T1:  john@cooper286.fsnet.co.uk  
Date: 6 Jun 2005
Time: 19:35

Comments

Any old hands on Sunderlands, Hastings and Shackletons 40+ of us are meeting up at the Newark (Notts) Aviation Museum on June 12th 2005, 

Thank you for the space and an ever expanding website


T1:    JSPRWOOD@Supanet.com 
Date: 7 Jun 2005
Time: 16:27

Comments

Super web site! Very glad I found it. I did a parachute course at RAF Abingdon, May 1961. 10 Para.

Bought back lots of memories. Tempus Fugit!


T1:    fyack@interbaun.com 
Date: 7 Jun 2005
Time: 18:53

Comments

My father, P/O Fred Yackman, served with the 106 squdron and was awarded the DFC affective 4 October 1943.


T1:    j.mckerracher@amserve.com 
Date: 9 Jun 2005
Time: 17:28

Comments

I visited your web site looking for archive matierial for 669 squadron, I was a member of (1944 - 1945) but was unable to find what I was looking for, any help would be a most helpfull.

Thanks: Jack McKerracher / Ex Pilot


T1:    sosa7593@yahoo.com 
Date: 10 Jun 2005
Time: 09:57

Comments

Hello to all RAF-Fans and former members.

I am searching for a Spitfire-Pilot, stationed at Celle-Wietzenbruch (Germany-Lower-Saxonie) Airfield in 1946/47. His Name is Peter C. Brown, born June 1922/23. Last known Rank: Warrant-Officer.  Possible that he later on was a member of the UN-Contingent fighting in Korea.

Can anybody help me ???

I look for him since 1961 but without any success.

Yours

Peter Böhme/ Germany

If you have any Information, please contact me. Thank you


T1:    susan.vivian@trafficint.org 
Date: 10 Jun 2005
Time: 13:20

Comments

My Dad was a Lancaster Bomb Aimer based at East Kirkby May-October 1944, 57 Squadron, group 5. His Lanc was nicknamed 'MIKE', flew on 33 missions and was crewed up with Phil Ainley (Pilot), Les Bradbear (Navigator), Alf Fishburn (Wireless Operator), Arold McTrowe (Mid Upper Gunner) and a Doug Salisbury (Rear Gunner) - does anyone know of or what happened to Doug after the crew dissembled? My parents, Federick (Fred) John Cole and Dorothy Dickinson were married on 10th April 1944 and some of the crew attended their wedding. They celebrated their 61st anniversary this year. Dad has recently recorded his war time experiences I have been humbled and priviledged to edit and have found websites such as this an invaluable source of information. Keep up the excellent work.


T1:    frank@saunders8927.freeserve.co.uk 
Date: 11 Jun 2005
Time: 01:04

Comments

Quite absorbing!


T1:    margon@tiscali.fr 
Date: 12 Jun 2005
Time: 22:34

Comments:

LAWRENCE V. KNIGHT was a Warrant Officer in the RAF 66 SQUADRON. He was also in the Unit 3ADU and 1ADU from 1941 aprox. (Base in North Africa)

I would like some information about the 66 SQUA


T1:    ringlett@seznam.cz 
Date: 13 Jun 2005
Time: 10:24

Comments

Very good websites! Thank

312.SQN Spitfire HF.IXs served in Day fighter scheme, High fighter scheme as Spitfire HF.VIIs in Scotland


T1:    dianandmark@hotmail.com 
Date: 13 Jun 2005
Time: 10:30

Comments

Mark Walker. Father flew for 911 Sq-Spitfire.  Still alive in Glasgow.  I'm in Brisbane Australian.  His son (48).I love him but possibly PTSD.  Please email.


T1:   dawn@absolutelytrading.com 
Date: 13 Jun 2005
Time: 12:20

Comments

Great site my grandfather was Air Commodore J D Melvin and it was great to find him on here. I am looking for photos...hopefully that include him. If you can help contact me


T1:    julie.kelly63@tesco.net 
Date: 13 Jun 2005
Time: 18:33

Comments

I am looking into Pilot Officer Bernard Albert Godsmark who was in the RAF Volunteer Reserve before the war and was commissioned in July 1940. At some point he joined 114 Squadron. In March 1941 114 Squadron was loaned to No 18 Group Coastal Command. They were based at Thornaby on Tees in Yorkshire from March to May. He was killed in action 19th May 1941.


T1:    peter@purdon2.freeserve.co.uk 
Date: 13 Jun 2005
Time: 20:53

Comments

Squadron Leader D. Purdon

excellent site, one of the best i have seen. my grandfather was a navigator and flying officer during WW2 and took part in many missions including D-day, arnmem, Operation Market Garden along with many many others. he was heavily involved with the SOE (special operations executive)

Any veterans out there who know Flying officer George Barton (Paddy) Purdon please contact me as i would like to hear from you.

thanks


T1:     macandkathy@tesco.net 
Date: 14 Jun 2005
Time: 21:04

Comments

Does anyboby have information on a RAF station near Foxton in Leicstershire, where now stands HMP Gartree, is there anybody who served there or knows what flew from there, and what was the station called ,is there any history of it written in any books, what a great site thankyou.


T1:    joyengeorge@aol.com 
Date: 15 Jun 2005
Time: 16:59

Comments

I am searching for details of my cousin Sgt. Harry O`Bree RAF aircrew [bomb aimer] from Portsmouth, who was stationed in Lincolnshire and was shot down over France in 1943 where he is buried, cemetery unknown. I know his name is in the Book of Rememberence in Lincoln cathedral.  Any ideas would be welcome. Thanks, A very interesting site


T1:    arpaanthony@hotmail.com 
Date: 16 Jun 2005
Time: 13:46

Comments

THIS IS A GREAT SITE KEEP IT UP.

I WISH TO INVITE ALL THOSE WHO WAS STATIONED IN MALTA WITH RAF TO JOIN MT MALTESE GROUP ON http://groups.msn.com/ MALTESE-AND-WORLDWIDE-VISITORS-MEETING-PLACE

YOU ALL WILL BE VERY WELCOME.    WE WISH YOU ALL TO POST US US YOUR OLD PICS OF YOU TAKEN IN MALTA.  THIS IS A VERY FRIENDLY GROUP WERE YOU CAN MEET OLD MALTESE FRIENDS.

ANTHONY


T1:     JaniceMharrison@aol.com 
Date: 18 Jun 2005
Time: 12:44

Comments

Anyone remember me?

LAC 2258890 Bob Whymark 1946/47


T1:     hilary@stirlingsyco.com 
Date: 20 Jun 2005
Time: 23:29

Comments

My father, FREDDIE BALDWIN, was a Navigator flying Beaufighters with 46 Squadron in North Africa during WW2. He is now 84 and has many many memories and long stories to tell about his time in the RAF. He also has some amazing photographs of that time, 1944, and his log book is at RAF Museum, Hendon. He married MILLICENT BALDWIN (NEE McCARTHY)WAAF and they celebrated 60 years of marriage last year.


T1:     Gusoko@aol.com
Date: 21 Jun 2005
Time: 18:53

Comments

Dear M.B. I´m very impressed about your site,´cause it´s one of the sites with the most important infos about the Squadron-History of the RAF. At this time a friend of mine and me like to buildup a bigger Diorama with Boston III Turbinlite and Hurricanes from 532 Sqn.in 1:48 and we need Serials of planes from this Unit. For the correct models we need this serials, can you help us?

Sincerely yours Thomas


T1:     embersdave@yahoo.com 
Date: 22 Jun 2005
Time: 18:37

Comments

Message for Sgt Chris Coghlin

embers ere can you e mail me as am about to emigrate


T1:     stuartbw@msn.com  
Date: 24 Jun 2005
Time: 00:26

Comments

I am (AVM Bird-Wilson) Birdy's son and just found the site because a friend looked up their family history. Most interesting. I live in Los Angeles and will be glad to hear from anyone. Congratulations on a good job


T1:     tony@marsh14.fsnet.co.uk  
Date: 25 Jun 2005
Time: 18:45

Comments

Going through some of my dad's things and found a Christmas Dinner menu RAF Ambala 1937. My dad is 93 and still going strong

Tony Marsh

Plus found some photos too


T1:     davealan@pldtdsl.net   
Date: 27 Jun 2005
Time: 13:45

Comments

An Outstanding record for a Squadron (No 206), my Uncle was a member of the Sqn. but unfortunately was shot down during an interception of U270 in the Azore's area, not much is known of the attack except the aircraft suffered the worst end by crashing into the sea. I do not know much of the incident, I have some old Photographs which I am touching up to improve their quality, keep up the good work its great reading although too many young lads died, Dave Langcake.


T1:     ROBERTSSON@bigpond.com    
Date: 28 Jun 2005
Time: 17:40

Comments

My father Reidar Meyer PEDERSEN, fodd 8 Juli 1912, fra Evje pa Sorlandet var i 330 Squadron. Han kom til Island i 1941 og ble giftet til min mor Frida OLAFSDOTTIR. Hann arbeidet for Icelandair for mange ar. He passed away in 1970 i Oslo Norge.


T1:     plaasjapie@ozsky.net    
Date: 30 Jun 2005
Time: 03:15

Comments

I am looking for any information on my late uncle-Sq. Leader R.A. LENTON who served with 39 Squadron and later with 540 Squadron. On his last mission he flew with a navigator named Robin. Anyone who can provide his last name,please contact me. I would like the names of the Sq. crews listed.

Joanne


T1:     crowe@cannondesign.com  
Date: 2 Jul 2005
Time: 01:40

Comments

My late dad, Francis Rowe, served in the RAF between 1942 and 1945, notably in 431 Squadron (RCAF) and 223 (Bomber Support) Squadron (Special Operator out of RAF Oulton, March to August 45).

I'd be (quite obviously!) delighted to hear any personal reminiscences, but also very interested in any stories of squadron life, or second-hand information. I have few photos, but do have his logbook, which may be of interest to others.


T1:     dwjegrant@tiscalli.co.uk   
Date: 3 Jul 2005
Time: 17:29

Comments

Stanley Grant has been proven to be one of my ancestor's along with Ulysses S. Grant who was president of the U.S.


T1:     adrian@bailey88.freeserve.co.uk    
Date: 3 Jul 2005
Time: 17:29

Comments

great site, I am trying to help Albert James Osborne (Aussie Osborne) who was a pilot in 165 Squadron from 1942-43 and then 185 squadron from 1943-1945 to find any comrades who may recall him.  He still lives in New Zealand.


T1:     jwhardy@blueyonder.co.uk     
Date: 3 Jul 2005
Time: 21:51

Comments

Searching for information on the family of my Uncle Harry HARDY. During WWII, Harry was serving with RAF-VR, stationed at RAF Seletar on Singapore Island, until the Japanese invasion in February, 1942. As a POW he was sent to Haroekoe; one of the Molucca Islands, where he died in October 1943. His children were Gillian Ann and John Leslie. Their last known address was Castle Bromwich. Should anyone recognise this family or have any information, then please email.

Kind Regards, John Hardy.


T1:     gblythman@aol.com     
Date: 4 Jul 2005
Time: 13:55

Comments

Very informative site. I am researching the airfield at Funtington in West Sussex and would love to hear from anyone who served there, aircrew, groundcrew or anyone who has memories, infomation on the airfield.

Graham Blythman


T1:     tankyharrison37@ntlworld.com     
Date: 3 Jul 2005
Time: 17:29

Comments

To Bob Evans I will today be sending you information on Lancaster (LL643) it took some time to collect and I hope it sheds light onto this aircraft and crew all the info you have is the same as mine, best wishes Sheila Hatton (nee Lowrey)


T1:     sarah.price@dsl.pipex.com     
Date: 4 Jul 2005
Time: 22:38

Comments

Did you spend time in the RAF, are you familiar with RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh? Do you know that BAA Lynton are currently applying for full permission to demolish the former RAF Turnhouse Academy and build over it with large, cheaply constructed, unattractive warehouses.

Residents of Lennymuir, Turnhouse have mounted a battle against BAA Lynton to protect the Turnhouse Playing Field and preserve the original buildings. It is possible to find a commercial use for these buildings without destroying them and replacing them with cheaper, low quality construction. The destruction of these buildings represents the destruction of a part of the areas history and heritage and I would like to see it used and preserved rather than destroyed for ever.

If you would like to object to the plans currently under consideration you can view the plans at:

www.edinburgh.gov.uk/planning 

Ref: 05/02072/REM

Case Officer: Kevin Murphy

Tel: 0131 529 3794

'Material' representations (your objections) must be made before July 14th 2005 in writing or on the web site. You can write to:

Head of Planning, The City of Edinburgh Council, City Development, PO Box 12473, 1 Cockburn St, Edinburgh, EH1 1ZJ

Please support us in protecting our future...minding our past!!!


T1:     bobslay2@aol.com     
Date: 7 Jul 2005
Time: 22:30

Comments

Did my national service(1956-58)with 256 squadron (Meteor NF 11's) at RAF Ahlorn, 2nd TAF. Just wondering if anyone else is out there from the same period. I also played piano in the station band. Great fun!!

Bob Shaw


T1:    nwalters@rsm2000.com     
Date: 11 Jul 2005
Time: 10:04

Comments

I am writing to you to ask for your assistance in retaining an important part of Britain’s aviation heritage, which is under threat from commercialdevelopment.

Many people will never have heard of the small village of Cardington in Bedfordshire, however this village boasts a wealth of national heritage, being the home of both the former RAF Cardington where almost all new recruits to the RAF during the WWII and National Service spent their initial few weeks of training and induction, but also of two of the last remaining Airship Hangers (or more correctly “Sheds”) dating from 1917.

These two sheds remain as a striking monument to the airship industry of the First World War era through to the fateful last voyage or the R101 which cast off from Cardington on October the 4th, 1930, only to crash hours later with the loss of 54 lives. (Such was the impact of this tragedy that all the victims were given a full State funeral and the then Prince of Wales, the future King Edward the VIII, accompanied their coffins back to Cardington where they are all buried in the small village graveyard).

Hanger 1 was the home of the R101 whilst Hanger 2 was the home of the more inspired, Barnes Wallis design, the R100.  Recently however, plans have been submitted to build a 16.3 m high warehouse/distribution centre covering 33 acres, next to the two sheds which will completely destroy the setting and impact of these two nationally important Grade 2* listed buildings. Furthermore such a development would mean that airships, which are still flown from this location, would be unable to in the future.

I am therefore asking that you support the preservation of this unique site by objecting to the proposed development by clicking on the link www.stoptheblot.co.uk  to register your objection. 

Thank you in anticipation of your support; please forward this message to as many people as possible.

N G Walters

www.stoptheblot.co.uk 


T1:     ohindle@bigpond.net.au      
Date: 12 Jul 2005
Time: 06:04

Comments

Great Site! I was an ex R.A.F. National Serviceman 1950-1952 at R.A.F. Leeming, Fighter Command in SHQ. I have a friend who is searching for anyone who knew his father, as he didn't know him because his parents were divorced. His mother told him that his father was Sqd. Ldr. Raymond Carroll, at Manston during WWII but later Group Captain and a Test Pilot for De Havilland, but so far he has been unable to trace him. If anyone knows anything about him, I could pass the information on to him. Pleased to hear from anyone about this man.  His son now lives in Tasmania, Australia.


T1:     alanphillips@metaldesign.plus.com      
Date: 12 Jul 2005
Time: 17:42

Comments

Researching for my Dad Arnold Phillips.

He was attached to the Royal Norwegian Air Force 132(N)wing in 11/1943- 11/1945 stationed at North Weald.

They then moved on to Bognor Regis, Tangmere, then Farnham? then went over to France (Abbeville) Lille, Brussels, Wonsdrecht nr Bergen-op-Zoom. Next was a deserted monastry on the way to Eindhoven and on to Enscede? in Northern Holland when peace was declared.

Back to North Weald on May 9th 1945.2 weeks leave and then reported to Turnhouse (Edinburgh 1 month) then Kjevik Kristiansand Jun- Nov.

Have you any more info on this squadron to spur further memories and maybe contacts? Are there any Norwegian medals for attached RAF personnel?

Regards

Alan Phillips


T1:     bevthemover@aol.com      
Date: 14 Jul 2005
Time: 20:34

Comments

Dear Sir

I wonder if you can put me in touch with any members of 146 wing or airfield as it was called stationed at Tangmere under Wing Commander Baker Feb 1944. I have photos and memorabilia of the wing that may be of use to them I have tried to contact them on contact@197typhoon.org.uk but have had no reply hope you can help.

thanks

Bev Gregory, 59 Burnley Rd, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3LP

01704578451


T1:    pjminns2003@aol.com     
Date: 16 Jul 2005
Time: 17:40

Comments

I AM STUDYING RAF 10 OTU BOMBER LOSSES AROUND THE ABINGDON AREA DURING WW2. I LIVE NEAR ACTUAL CRASH SITES.

RAF AND RCAF. ANYONE INTERESTED.

PAT


T1:    nanapapapapanana@yahoo.com     
Date: 17 Jul 2005
Time: 00:20

Comments

GEORGE MAXWELL SCHURMAN - looking for information on George. He was killed in WW2 July 11, 1943 I believe over in England as that is where there is a stone commemorating him. Buried Cirencester Cemetery, Gloucestershire, England. He was a flying officer of The Royal Canadian AirForce - was 26 years old when killed Thanks for any help. Sandi


T1:    merlin66688@yahoo.com      
Date: 16 Jul 2005
Time: 05:04

Comments

Glad to see Sqn Histories on the web. My father was shot down in Malta 1 Mar '42 while with 185 (previously with 605 sqn).

Hopefully the Sqn history will be more detailed in the future.

Cheers,

G. Howe

Capt

Cdn Air Force


T1:    pe9@canterbury.ac.uk       
Date: 17 Jul 2005
Time: 18:12

Comments

I am signing this in memory of my Father John William Elliott (1921 - 2005) who was a Master Engineer between 1940 and 1967 and who flew on Halifaxes during World War II. Like many of his generation who served to allow all of us today to live in comparative safety he gave up his youth.

Paul Elliott


T1:    the-goodfellows@hotmail       
Date: 17 Jul 2005
Time: 20:44

Comments

I accidentally ran across your excellent site while I was trying to search for details of the award of an Air Force Cross to Fl Lt Robert (Bob) Eccles, ex-Red Arrows, for his actions in saving a Gnat aircraft which had suffered an engine failure.

Would you be able to advise me if it is possible to obtain the details of the citation to this award to Bob?

Or to tell me where this information is obtainable?

I flew with Bob on the Red Arrows - as his groundcrew, and I already know the rough details of his award.

Bob has recently passed away - the dreaded cancer, and I was trying to set the record straight for some ex-Arrows people.

I shall now be spending a bit of time looking at you site. Well done.

Regards - Brian Goodfellow


T1:    phillips@labware.com       
Date: 16 Jul 2005
Time: 05:04

Comments

I was looking for a search facility as I am a cousin of the late Sir Peter Fletcher who was very senior in the RAF in WW2, I think.


T1:    steven.north1@tesco.net       
Date: 20 Jul 2005
Time: 11:43

Comments

I'm trying to find information about my uncle Flight Sergeant Robert Edgar North, he was an Air Bomber with 178 Squadron. He was killed in action on the 28 August 1944 while involved in an operation laying sea mines in the river Danube, and is buried in the Belgrade War Cemetery. I would be most grateful for any information that any body has regarding Robert or 178 squadron.


T1:    Southern@beeb.net       
Date: 21 Jul 2005
Time: 21:48

Comments

Francis MacWilliams, navigator, parachuted out of a Lanc. from No.156 Squadron P.F.F Upwood on March 24th.1943, when they were shot up over Haspenerwerg, in the Ruhr. He baled out sitting on the shoulders of the wireless operater. Does he have a known grave ?


T1:    fredsimpkin@yahoo.co.uk       
Date: 23 Jul 2005
Time: 12:33

Comments

A very interesting web site, as my cousin whom was adopted by my parents was killed on 25th May in a raid on Abberville, France, in a Mitchell bomber, of 180 Squandron he was 23, his rank was Pilot Officer J.H. Atkinson 52644 . I hope this is of interest to you B. F. Simpkin


T1:    Davidtennant@Tiscali.co.uk       
Date: 23 Jul 2005
Time: 17:41

Comments

Anyone with knowledge of the following WWII units - Nos 936, 937 and 938 Squadrons RAFVR, No 972 Squadron - these were Barrage Balloon Squadrons; No 2 Port Balloon Unit and No L Balloon Unit (operational at invasion of Italy and Air Mail Contropl No.6 NF Capodichno in Italy


T1:    gklowe@hotmail.com       
Date: 24 Jul 2005
Time: 05:05

Comments

Great site!!! Thank you for putting in so much time.

My grandfather (Robert Kerr) was in the RNZAF 489th squadron and I am looking for any information on him OR if anyone out there could provide tips or knows how to research military histories I would greatly appreciate ANY assistance! . Please email me at the address above with the Subject as "489" Thank you in advance

To all the veterans out there, Thank you.

Sincerely G Kerr Lowe


T1:    cqueen@shaw.ca       
Date: 24 Jul 2005
Time: 07:13

Comments

I am looking for photo of one your pilots. he is my wives brother we would like to put it with his DFC and give it to PEMBROKE ONT CANADA LEGION his name is JAMES WILLIAM BROMLEY REYNOLDS he was a FLYING OFFICER service number:j/1536 he was member of the RCAF assigned to RAF .He died on MAY 4,1943

Cecil queen

4322 South Island Hwy Courtenay B.C.

Canada V9N 9R9


T1:    mike@bcse.org.au        
Date: 24 Jul 2005
Time: 07:13

Comments

Can anyone remember Kenric Newton Lathrop MURRAY who was one of the 12 spitfire pilots in the Battle of Malta in March 1942? he died after being shot down.

If so, please contact me at mike@bcse.org.au he was my uncle.

Thanks

Mike


T1:    jscholey@hfx.eastlink.ca         
Date: 24 Jul 2005
Time: 07:13

Comments

Delighted to find this web site. Am interested in responding to P Harrison who posted a note Dec. 23, 2004 on your site. He is looking for info regarding his father John (Jack) V. Harrison. I tried to e-mail him at the address shown but with no success.  My father was also in the 437 Squadron. Can you help? - Diane, Nova Scotia


T1:    Linden7@Bigpond.com.au          
Date: 25 Jul 2005
Time: 03:52

Comments

I am wanting to contact anyone who may have known my uncle Flight Sergeant John Charles Lindesay SMALL(A422734) who was an Australian from Hunter's Hill who flew with the R.A.F Coastal Command in Squadron 206. He was killed at Leuchars in a B-24 Liberator in Scotland, July 1944 (I believe it was an accident on takeoff or landing...most of the crew were killed I think, I would like to know if there was anyone still alive who could give details of the crash). I have his sheepskin flying jerkin and it has the names of the boys he trained with written on the inside of this jacket. Most were from N.S.W, Vic,& Queensland Australia, some from USA, NZ, Canada and England. There are about 30 names(written by the boys themselves). It also has a list of the places where he either trained or served....Sydney,Edmonton CA,Sheperd CA,Sask CA,Quebec CA,Miami USA, Bahamas BWIndies,New Brunswick CA, Brighton UK and Cumberland UK.

The names on the inside of the sheepskin jacket are as follows:

BOB EVANS, SWAN HILL; NEV RYAN, MARRICKVILLE; KEN BRUCE,KOGARAH; R GOLITTMAN, NEWCASTLE; WAL PURNELL, TOM UGLY'S POINT; C.G.STROUD-WATTS, LISMORE; B.L LORD, STANMORE; COLIN MOSSE-ROBINSON, NARARA; J.A NADEAU, NH USA; DON OZARD, HOMEBUSH; D.C SMITH, 'BEDGERHBONG'(?) FORBES; H.G SMITH; G. SKINNER, WEST RYDE; ? MURRAY, GRIFFITH; R.J PECK, KATOOMBA; N.R MOON,SYDNEY; TERRY MALCOLM, STANMORE; K.R SIMMONS, CROYDEN, UK; J.G GODFREY NZ; S.C HILL, COWRA; K.R FOSTER, SYDNEY; BUCK BUCHANAN, HEIDELBERG, VIC; ARCHIE BURNS, NEWCASTLE. N.S.W; L.C ERICKSTEEN, CANADA(?); VINCE BALL, EPPING N.S.W; B. ERICKSON, CANADA; S. CLEMENTS, BOSTON USA; C.PERRY, QUEENSLAND; H. MEREDITH, LISMORE N.S.W

Hope this gives someone a bit of pleasure if they recognise any of the names above.

Linden L.Small


T1:    kevinweb@asitis.net.au           
Date: 25 Jul 2005
Time: 06:40

Comments

What I am looking for is anyone who knew FLT LT 422372 Douglas George Arkell who served with 59 Sqn

At Ballykelly in Northern Ireland during the 2 World War. He was Australian an was a Navigator in Liberators flying over the North Atlantic and Iceland. It is in regards to a pension for Mrs Arkell


T1:    corto1@earthlink.net            
Date: 25 Jul 2005
Time: 20:56

Comments

Congratulations on such a wonderful site with a wealth of information! Glad to see that there is quite a bit of coverage on PR units but would love to ask if anyone has more info or photos regarding the Beaufighter PR.Ic that Adrian Warburton flew with in Malta.

Thank you


T1:    purplebasketlady@aol.com             
Date: 26 Jul 2005
Time: 02:31

Comments

My father, Al Garrett, was in this unit. He currently lives in Barrie, Ont. Served at Topcliffe 1943-45. Anyone who knows my dad, or my uncle Joe Kaucharik {mia).


T1:   user@birchesglen.fsnet.co.uk             
Date: 28 Jul 2005
Time: 11:07

Comments

5045028 SAC David Bullock 1957 1959 National Service Collaton Cross West kirby Headley Court


T1:   marshall850@hotmail.com              
Date: 29 Jul 2005
Time: 06:28

Comments

A wonderful resource for families of those who served.....Barry Marshall


T1:   bob.hornby@virgin.net              
Date: 29 Jul 2005
Time: 23:57

Comments

I am looking for any survivors or relatives of anyone who was on the 1946 Goodwill Tour of the USA by No 35 Squadron (Lancasters) aircraft ident TL. 35 Squadron where stationed at RAF Gravely at the time, and flew to the States from RAF St Mawgan

Any help or info would be so appreciated.


T1:   bcarrier@cablerocket.com              
Date: 30 Jul 2005
Time: 02:38

Comments

R. P. Carrier, No. k265285 R.C.A.F. stationed at No.24 OTU. late 1944 & early 1945. flew Wellingtons.


T1:   fionagilroy@tiscali.co.uk              
Date: 30 Jul 2005
Time: 12:45

Comments

I have enjoyed browsing through this site. I also wondered if it would be possible to post a message.  I live in Stanton Court, formerly a Georgian rectory, in Stanton St. Quintin, Wiltshire. It is approx 1/2 mile from the aerodrome of what was formerly RAF Hullavington. I am writing a local history book about Stanton Court, which I understand was a billet for the WAAFS who worked at RAF Hullavington. I am interested in making contact with any WAAFs or families of WAAFs who stayed in Stanton Court and am seeking personal recollections and photos from that period. I would be most grateful for your help. Many thanks. Fiona Baskett


T1:   bryan.mingoose@tiscali.co.uk               
Date: 30 Jul 2005
Time: 12:45

Comments

My name is Bryan Grace I flew with 209 sqdn '51 53 as a Flt Eng. I continued flying until 1994 in civil airlines.  If any of my former colleagues remember me would appreciate their contact

Your web site is very informative thank you Bryan Grace


T1:   dcarnegie@optonline.net                
Date: 4 Aug 2005
Time: 01:36

Comments

I was delighted to see details of my father's RAF career on your site. I am the daughter of AVM David Vaughan Carnegie. Sadly he died when I was 19. I am now going through some of his papers, amazing letters, and wonderful log books and should be able to fill in some blanks. I dont suppose there is anyone alive who would know him. Dianne Carnegie


T1:   dwest@anglicarecq.com.org.au                 
Date:  4 Aug 2005
Time: 08:42

Comments

A very helpful and informative site. I am currently trying to research some information about one of my great uncles service details with No 13 Squadron , RAF during WW 2 in the mediterranean are of operations and this site has been the best so far in providing info.


T1:   david.morton@eurocontrol.int                
Date:  5 Aug 2005
Time: 12:20

Comments

To who it may concern,

My name is Mr David Morton, son of the late RAF Flt Engineer John Douglas Morton. d.o.b 28/07/1917

The reason for writing to you is that I have in my possession a number of item which I feel may be of great interest to you or others.

Could you please contact me if you are interested in receiving any of the information provided below.

Kind regards

David Morton

>From information obtained from my fathers Flight Log-Books I know he was:

1. 204 Squadron

a) Sunderland Fitter A.G. Invergordan, Gib, Malta, Bathurst from 08/10/1940 – 19/12/1942

b) Sunderland Instructor - Posted to 4(C) OTU from 10/02/1943 – 30/12/1943

c) Sunderland Flight Engineer - Posted to R.I.D WIG Bay 01/02/1944

d) Liberator Flight Engineer – Posted to Transport Command 15/08/1944

2. 246 Squadron

a) Liberator Flight Engineer – Posted to Holmsley South 22/04/1945

b) Liberator Flight Engineer – Posted to 1332 HCU Riccall – 18/10/1945

c) Liberator Flight Engineer – Posted to Gakington – 10/11/1945 – 23/11/1945

3. B.O.A.C

d) Sunderland, Hermes, Constellation, Stratocruiser, DC7 & 707 Flight Engineer – B.O.A.C Operation – 19/08/1947 – 20/07/1972

As you will see I have all his Flying Log Books from 1940 – 1972. Contained in the 1st are records of convoy escorts, submarine hunts, searches for crew and patrols. These are supported by various aerial photos of ships and land areas, most with Secret stamped on the back.

To ensure all this information is preserved I have photocopied all the photos and am working my way through the four log books I have. 1st one is already copied.

Additionally I have a large draughtsman’s copy of a Sunderland which I intend to have copied.

I therefore now have the following folders electronically held (all in colour)


T1:   tabarteddy@hotmail.com                  
Date:  6 Aug 2005
Time: 22:11

Comments

This is a terrific site of knowledge and very interesting. It is nice to see people finding things out whilst they are searching for the answers. I have a question too and I am sure hoping for some answers! I have a propeller that I am researching and have come up with the following: It's from a Gypsy major Engine, probably from one of the 50 M11A Aircrafts made. It was made in 1936 on May 4th or commissioned for the war by the raf as it was a light aircraft originally.It was made by Whitney Straight Miles.. It has the following writing on it:

DRG No DH5234/J/8 - Gypsy Major - LHT - D675P4 4th May/36 - AC43129

Does anyone know anything further about these references on the propeller and what they mean. Can I trace the actual aircraft from them? It's name? What it did in the war and what became of it? Is the propeller perhaps the only thing left of it? If anyone can give any minute bit of info that I don't already have, it would be very much appreciated. Many Thanks to all for reading this.

Kate.


T1:   gjheese@mercuryin.es                 
Date:  7 Aug 2005
Time: 11:52

Comments

Flt Lt. John Roberts DFM was sgt Roberts Ft Engineer 161 Squadron 1943 Please add to list


T1:   lindaread3@yahoo.ca                  
Date:  9 Aug 2005
Time: 15:13

Comments

Great Website,

My father W/O H. A. Read was stationed at Middleton in 1943. He was with the 428 ghost squadron. His plane was attacked on a bombing raid to Berlin on the night of August 23/24 1943. The radio operator was killed. Three crew became P.O.W. after bailing out, my father and the F/O bailed out over Sweden and the plane crashed. There is a picture of my fathers downed craft in a book called "Making for Sweden." I am fascinated by the bravery of all the airmen.

Sincerely,

Linda Read


T1:   karimbakayoko@yahoo.com                  
Date:  9 Aug 2005
Time: 15:50

Comments

Nice site! you guys are well arranged ,keep it up ok


T1:   barbetel3@aol.com                  
Date:  11 Aug 2005
Time: 19:25

Comments

I would love to hear from anyone who was at St Eval, 19 group, early to mid 1940s.

I am seeing info on two names Iris 'Beryl' Gosling ( from Essex), also Robert Nicholson (Nic) who was ground crew and was in the repair shop, he possibly came from Manchester/ Wirral area. Many thanks. B. Hayden ( Mrs.)


T1:   paul.clarke@conspect.com.au                  
Date:  13 Aug 2005
Time: 12:29

Comments

Well done! What a splendid site. It supplies lots of data that ia very useful.

I am presently modelling inter-war fighters so was pleased to see the definitive 19 squadron colours on the Snipe. I saw a murky black & white photograph many years ago, so it is nice to see it confirmed.

This site is now firmly installed as one of my favourites.

Lots of luck with updates - I shall visit often.


T1:   alan.malcher@btinternet.com                   
Date:  13 Aug 2005
Time: 12:29

Comments

A very interesting site.


T1:   colinperry9@aol.com                    
Date:  14 Aug 2005
Time: 21:05

Comments

Only just found this site but looks good.  I served from 1971 to 1994 as A/T/P.  Squadrons served on include 56(F)(Phantom F4), 9 (Tornados) and 216 (Tristar) Cranwell as DSGT Instuctor on SIF from 1987 to 1992 Also at Colerne , Brize Norton , Honington , Leeming and Wattisham


T1:   tonyblack42@hotmail.com                    
Date:  14 Aug 2005
Time: 21:36

Comments

In St. Mark`s Churchyard, Bilton, a southern suburb of Rugby, totally alone in a quiet shaded area stands the war grave of Sgt. N. M. Stanger,39943, of the R. N. Z.A. F., an observer, who was a member of 235 Suadron.It is rather poignant to see this solitary grave as its being alone emphasises the fact that he died and was buried so far away from his home and family. He died , with Sgts., Pond and Mason when their Blebhein IV Z5970 LA-L, flew into the ground and caught fire on return from a night Navex, 1 mile N. of Great Croxton, Norfolk at 21:45 hrs, while returning to their base at Bircham Newton. Bad visibility and enemy activity were thought to have caused the accident. I am trying to find out why Sgt. Stanger was buried in St. Mark`s Churchyard, Bilton. I was wondering if you could please help me find out. Thanks. Tony Black


T1:   john@cooper286.fsnet.co.uk                     
Date:  17 Aug 2005
Time: 22:06

Comments

Great site still being added to, this must be the most comprehensive site for the RAF on the web, well done.

I'm still looking for ex members of 205/209 Squadron Sunderlands at Seletar which was also known as FEFBW

http://splashdown2.tripod.com/id12.html 


T1:   richardstevens@uol.com.br                      
Date:  18 Aug 2005
Time: 02:43

Comments

I am very impressed!

I sit in Brazil - where I've been since 1979 - and learn more about my beloved uncle and godfather, Uncle Denis, brother of my mother.

There are, despite all the 'messes' in the world of today, some great people - and good memories, too.

Thank you.


T1:   brian@macrescue.com.au                      
Date:  18 Aug 2005
Time: 03:07

Comments

I'm trying to put together details of my uncles last flight over Germany 02/10/1942. Would also know where I can find his flying records etc. George Nelson, Sergeant (Obs), 115 Sqdn (R.A.F.) Aged 21 years, Died 02/10/1942, Service Number 412476. Can anyone help?


T1:   moco5@optusnet.com.au                       
Date:  18 Aug 2005
Time: 15:06

Comments

A great site, but it seems to be lacking in reference to support staff, as in lowly Storeman Mechanical, who served to keep the supply of stores and equipment worldwide such as those from 16MU Stafford. I was proud to be part of this section of the RAF, and perform my duties to the best of my abilities. Had a wonderful time during my service, and made many lasting friendships, and it made me a man.


T1:   arthur.elsey@virgin.net                        
Date:  19 Aug 2005
Time: 11:15

Comments

What a shame that it was not found neccessary to include any photographs of the Bloodhounds of Woolfox Lodge.  Special trades were created to man these sites and many of the last National service men manned all of the Bloodhound sites around the country.  Find one in a museum if you can, all you will find is the Mark II


T1:   smiths565_@talk21.com        
Date:  19 Aug 2005
Time: 12:25

Comments

I found this site doing a routine search whilst researching the men, from my area who fell in the Great War 1914-18. To date I have only researched one airman from this period.

But I must say this is a very interesting site.

Keep up the good work. I will visit again.

Robert.

PS. the result of the many years research I have been doing can be found on http://www.stannington.webitsmart.co.uk 


T1:   martincousins@eircom.net                         
Date:  19 Aug 2005
Time: 18:56

Comments

HI great site I am looking for information about my dad Hubert Richard Cousins, 1943 to 1947 Rank Sargent royal air force, Gunner Lancasters bomber

Airmans number 1901514


T1:   INFO@YESCO.CO.UK                         
Date:  20 Aug 2005
Time: 15:07

Comments

Great site, really good content:) There should be more sites like this one!

Websites, Domains + Hosting

http://www.websites2go.org 

IAN 07931313260


T1:  tailspintiger@yahoo.com                          
Date:  20 Aug 2005
Time: 16:16

Comments

fantastic site, thanks and keep up the good work!


T1:   lisapete40@hotmail.com                          
Date:  21 Aug 2005
Time: 13:55

Comments

Any information on sq leader Ivo Beesley Holmsley south officer in charge somewhere around 1942-1945

daughter Mary Beesley needs help


T1:   johnno@mail.com                          
Date:  21 Aug 2005
Time: 14:24

Comments

Hi fine site


T1:   mail@hart28.fslife.co.uk                          
Date:  21 Aug 2005
Time: 15:09

Comments

There seems to be a gap in the history with regard to the involvement in the Battle of France. No1 Sqadron's Hurricanes shot down well over 100 enemy planes for the loss of 17 planes and two pilots. Much was learned during this period with regard to tactics and improvements which became valuable for preporation of the Battle of Britain. I believe a Dornier became the first victory of the war


T1:   musician4life@hotmail.com                          
Date:  21 Aug 2005
Time: 21:51

Comments

I'm looking for photos or information on Stanley Levesque who flew with 427th Lion Squadron Lancaster Bomber/rear gunner.  He died Aug 9,1944.  Any photos would be appreciated.  Thank You.


T1:   markandstacy@mts.net                          
Date:  22 Aug 2005
Time: 06:40

Comments

Thank you for your detailed research


T1:   Flowerwinsley@aol.com                          
Date:  22 Aug 2005
Time: 21:59

Comments

My late father, Rev. Stanley William Harrison RAF., OBE., GM 1910-1969

Any information about his RAF career. I have his RAF records. Involved in Beverley crash at Abingdon in 1956/7

David Harrison


T1:   louised@netspeed.com.au                          
Date:  23 Aug 2005
Time: 08:45

Comments

I have just come across your web sight while looking for Medical insignia lapel badges RAAF/RAF.  This has prompted me to look up my uncle who's service history is not really known other than he was flying in Wellington's in UK during the war. Will follow this up.

What a great site! Thank you

Louise Dearberg Uncle was Kieth Leslie WEST also known as 'Jacko'


T1:   andrew.pike@trans4m.co.uk                          
Date:  23 Aug 2005
Time: 17:03

Comments

This site has helped me find out information about a certain Air Commodore A C Deere (40370). The reason is that i found an old painting By artist Keith Woodcock from a house clearance from a few years back and i found the name on the in side of the painting.  The painting was of the actual Spitfire that Commodore Deere flew in the Battle Of Britain.


T1:   CGIRLSPARKY@aol.com                          
Date:  24 Aug 2005
Time: 02:24

Comments

Fab site my father stationed at St Mawgan 1955, firefighting and rescue. he recently passed away. He has many photos of his years in the RAF including Maralinga etc. if you may remember him i would like any memories, he was my world . his name Corp ROY SPARKS SPARKY


T1:   webmaster@transportcafe.co.uk                          
Date:  24 Aug 2005
Time: 02:24

Comments

Thank you for a very good site with lots of reference. In addition to this reference an article on the 8th Mobile Field Photographic Section and 80 Squadron can be found on http://www.transportcafe.co.uk/raf_photo_reconnaissance_unit_field_photographic.html 

This page contains history also and photographs of those times giving a flavour for the reader, also those personal who may well be still surfing the planet in retirement. They or their families may come across photos of themselves or loved ones. All supplied by Tony a sergeant photographer on the section.

Kind regards, John (also ex 8mfps)


T1:  p.phancocks@btopenworld.com                          
Date:  27 Aug 2005
Time: 17:04

Comments

Enjoyed the site wish there was a bit more on the balloon squadrons, my dad served in various ones from 1939 to 1945.

Would love to get some pictures and war diary notes on those serving on the balloons especially the Sea-bourne divisions.

Pat


T1:  jeffcoleman@rogers.com                          
Date:  29 Aug 2005
Time: 01:08

Comments

My grandfather was part of the glider pilot regiment in britian during WW11. He was a POW in Germany. I've taken on a task for him trying to locate a patch(not sure if shoulder or chest).

Its the Glider Pilot Regiment 1st Pilots Wing

Emblem. I'd love to find one for him before he passes on. Contact me if you have any info regarding this. His name is Bernard Greening.

Thank you.


T1:  UMUNNAC@YAHOO.FR                          
Date:  29 Aug 2005
Time: 14:40

Comments

IT IS VERY VERY GOOD SITE FOR ME


T1:  kenmary@shaw.ca                          
Date:  30 Aug 2005
Time: 03:31

Comments

I found this web site by accident but it is so fascinating I have visited several times since.

I particularly enjoy the biographies of people I knew during and after WWII when I served in the RAF


T1:  ajhartung6@yahoo.ca                          
Date:  31 Aug 2005
Time: 00:17

Comments

Hi I am looking for any information on my great uncle Elmer Keith Matlock, from Vulcan, Alberta, Canada. He took the #31 Air Gunner's course at RCAF Station Mountain View in May 1942. He was with the #15 Squadron in Bourn. He was killed on March 8/9, 1943 when his Sterling #Bk 697 crashed at Champneuville, France. He is buried in the Faulbourg Pave French National Cemetery.

I understand that he was listed as missing, but was actually buried under someone else's grave marker. I am looking for ANYONE who knew Elmer at Mountain View or at Bourn, and who may have a picture of him with his flight crew. His P/O was Jack Ripley.

Thanks in advance Amy


T1:  RICSHE@PLUSWEB.NET.AU                          
Date:  1 Sep 2005
Time: 08:27

Comments

I have the privilege of knowing Jack Edwards brother of Wing Cmdr H Edwards. Jack Edwards resides here in Western Australia with his wife Rose. Should it be of interest Jack has agreed to my photographing his brothers memrobelia that hangs in his family home. Regards E Shepherd x RAFP.


T1:  halfpint@cvtv.net
Date:  1 Sep 2005
Time: 23:04

Comments

enjoyed this site and found the history of  Squadron 71 of particular interest.  I have a cousin buried at the cemetery located Kirton-in-Lindsey,
Lincolnshire, England.  Edwin Ezell "Bud" Orbison was a Pilot Officer with American Eagle Squadron 71.  Born 8 Dec 1917 in Altus, Jackson
County, Oklahoma USA, Ezell died when he crashed his plane on 9 February 1940 at Kirton-in-Lindsey. 
 
LaDoris Doughty Weber
Family Genealogist

T1:  jgturismo@iprimus.com.au                          
Date:  2 Sep 2005
Time: 14:19

Comments

Great site I have just acquired a copy of "The Central Blue" 1956 (Cassell and Company Ltd, London) and was wondering on it's value. Would you have any idea or would you be able to refer me to someone who can assist.

Thanking you

Jayne


T1:  felicityreid@mac.com                          
Date:  3 Sep 2005
Time: 13:31

Comments

I will try to fill in some of the supposed "sick" on my father SLG Pope in the next week or so.


T1:  burlington@btinternet.com                          
Date:  4 Sep 2005
Time: 19:39

Comments

I am trying to trace the precise Units and any information regarding personnel of the No 12 Balloon Centre who were based at Titchfield, Hants. specific period required is August-October 1940.

Thank you.


T1:  djbale@tiscali.co.uk                          
Date:  6 Sep 2005
Time: 16:31

Comments

An excellent site, thank you. Particularly interesting to look up former stations, without exception the 20 plus I served on are now closed.

As a former member of 51 M T Company RAF it would be good to see some mention of the independent M T Companies/Squadrons.

Thanks again. David Bale


T1:  mike@mmscrubs.com                          
Date:  8 Sep 2005
Time: 02:07

Comments

Truly very nice I really like


T1:  therapyandrelief@bigpond.com                          
Date:  8 Sep 2005
Time: 09:04

Comments

Hi Great site. Valuable resources here. I have added you to my favourites list

www.therapyandrelief.com.au 


T1:  undine@primus.com.au                          
Date:  8 Sep 2005
Time: 16:11

Comments

My father served in the RAF pre-war and was killed in action in the FAA, I have his Flight logbook in which one of the pilots he flew with tice was AVM Cave in a Magister.  What happened to the AVM?-Tony Weekes-Aus


T1:  john@kl.com                          
Date:  9 Sep 2005
Time: 16:25

Comments

Nice site, love the colors


T1:  mlander131@aol.com                          
Date:  11 Sep 2005
Time: 20:25

Comments

I am trying to trace any information or fellow airmen for The Refresher Squadron at South Cerney

1953-55, for my Father SAC Anthony Cook Air Frames, one name remembered is Geoff Bramley, we want to know the squadron badge please

many thanks

Marie Lander


T1:  aransom@laurentian.ca                          
Date:  12 Sep 2005
Time: 08:30

Comments

Anyone know the history of Sqn. Ldr R.D.A. Smith D.F.C. A.F.C. who was C.O. of 73 Sqdn in 1957-58. He was the best officer I served with and I understand he became an Air Commodore.

Tony Ransom ex 73


T1:  johnmay70@hotmail.com                         
Date:  12 Sep 2005
Time: 11:01

Comments

91 squadron

Very interested to read some history of the squadron. I am the nephew of Alec Smith from Saltcoats, who flew with 91 from 1943.


T1:  nicholas.beresford@wanadoo.fr                        
Date:  13 Sep 2005
Time: 21:54

Comments

Good evening my father WO Richard Beresford 5901768 my godfather Wing Commdr Arthur Skingsley is his wife Kathy Beer still alive Nicholas Beresford


T1:  thomaslaxlovell@aol.com                          
Date:  15 Sep 2005
Time: 18:04

Comments

After friends of Peter Lovell, Meteor squadron early 50s. What was he like as a young man. His son Tom Lovell. thomaslaxlovell@aol.com Let me know cheers!


T1:  georgejp@hotpop.com                         
Date:  16 Sep 2005
Time: 21:01

Comments

Thank you for your site helping us to remember. we must never forget the sacrifice many gave. My brother, Peter A. Pappajohn from Vancouver British Columbia, was with 166th Squadron in Kirmington. He was killed in May 1944 on the Mailly-le-camp raid. I would appreciate any information about that period of the 166th history. thank you, George


T1:  reb@personainternet.com                        
Date:  18 Sep 2005
Time: 01:00

Comments

I trained as a pilot (93 course) at Moreton-in-Marsh commencing March 26th 1952. The course used the Percival Prentice for the first 3 months (Scheduled as 60 hours flying) followed by six months on the Harvard Scheduled at 120 hrs. I believe the Harvard continued in service as the advanced trainer. Our designated Harvard #337 was renowned for refusing to fly straight and level.

Avon Baker 26 / Avon Baker Dog 22


T1:  maryb@powerup.com.au                        
Date:  19 Sep 2005
Time: 03:39

Comments

Excellent site. It is unfortunate that my father died before the internet age with its ease of communication and access to a wide and varied range of information. And the ability to set up sites such as this of course which would have interested him. There may not be too many UK based air or ground crew left from WWII, but if there are any who can remember him please feel free to contact me. His details are -

AUS 416927 Flt.Lt N.M (Joe) Burfield DFC RAAF

544 (Mosquito) Sqn RAF Benson & Leuchars

His navigator was a Scot, Alaistair Barron DFM

Dr Grant Burfield


T1:  robo283@hotmail.com                        
Date:  19 Sep 2005
Time: 13:18

Comments

I am researching RAF 514 Sqn, Waterbeach, 1943-45. In particular I am seeking information about my great-uncle, Sgt. Peter Gosnold who was Flight Engineer in Lancaster PD265, JI-G, lost on an operation against Homberg Oil Refinery on 21.11.44. His pilot was F/O G.C France. I would like to hear from anyone with 514 Sqn memories or links.

Simon Hepworth


T1:  support@tekco.biz                       
Date:  19 Sep 2005
Time: 21:57

Comments

Great site!

Justin

IT Professional


T1:  NicolaHodson@hotmail.com                        
Date:  20 Sep 2005
Time: 13:16

Comments

Does anyone know of or remember a Canadian navigator by the name of RANFORD WILLARD GARLAND? I am aware that he was stationed at Long Marston airfield in Warwickshire, UK, in approx. 1944 and belonged to No. 91 Group OTU.

ANY information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Nicola.


T1:  geordiejedi@yahoo.co.uk                        
Date:  23 Sep 2005
Time: 16:57

Comments

I am a Adult Warrant Officer on 36(Hetton-le-Hole)Squadron Air Training Corp. I have found this site very useful in finding out about the 36 Squadron.

Any more information anyone has about 36 Squadron and the Aircraft used it would really be appreciated.

Great site.


T1:  tyanul@aol.com                        
Date:  24 Sep 2005
Time: 15:14

Comments

Nice to see the entry on Air Marshal Sir John Whitley, whose family has a most interesting history in England, France, et al. Sir John added to that history in a most favorable manner.

Tom Yanul, Chicago


T1:  wstick1@pac.com.au                        
Date:  25 Sep 2005
Time: 07:00

Comments

I have just found your excellent web site. Would anyone who served on Wellington Sqdn 2ANS Middleton St George in 1948-50 please contact John Nugent at wstick1@pac.com.au


T1:  jellt-t@hotmail.co.uk                        
Date:  26 Sep 2005
Time: 13:28

Comments

this is a great web page!


T1:  mgrace@supercity.ns.ca                       
Date:  28 Sep 2005
Time: 22:32

Comments

I appreciate the historical detail of your website as my sons are interested in their great uncle's military history. Betsy Whelan


T1:  a786587236583746334@hotmail.com                      
Date:  29 Sep 2005
Time: 15:18

Comments

I like your site - most interesting. Thank you.


T1:  meander@ntlworld.com                        
Date:  30 Sep 2005
Time: 20:59

Comments

What a wonderful site. I only wish I had more time to study it. I will be back for another look.


T1:  nrt@rtaltd.co.uk                        
Date:  1 Oct 2005
Time: 17:47

Comments

A wonderful site. Thank you for maintaining it. Sgt Jack Gledhill 149 Squadron.


T1:  haitipro@bellouth.net                        
Date:  4 Oct 2005
Time: 00:04

Comments

Good site.

I flew with 403 City of Calgary Squadron, RCAF from 1954-1964.

Lynn Garrison


T1:  bob@3dair.co.uk                        
Date:  5 Oct 2005
Time: 14:04

Comments

Great site. My father Maurice Knight served as Flt/Sgt air gunner with XV Squadron from late '43 to late '45 and was operational from Mildenhall. He sadly died on 26th Dec '00 and I would be delighted to hear from anyone who knew him or of him. I have access to a few interesting photographs from that time.


T1:  artemusonparade@aol.com                        
Date:  8 Oct 2005
Time: 17:01

Comments

A warm and fraternal invitation is extended to all former members of the Royal Air Force who are not already committed to a parade on Remembrance Sunday to join us in Sunderland on Sunday 13th November, when our parade will be led by the Band of the RAF College. For details please contact Arthur Lockyear on 0191 444 1272 or at artemusonparade@aol.com 

Per Ardua Ad Astra

Arthur Lockyear


T1:  1787bognor@dsl.pipex.com                        
Date:  9 Oct 2005
Time: 11:34

Comments

Like the site, has lots of information. I would like to tell your readers that I shall be publishing a new book at the end of October named 'It started with a map.' It is the story of the Bognor ALG used during the 2nd WW just prior to D-Day. it includes information from log books for all the squadrons. It is a 100 page A4, with 100 images and a DVD recording how the book was produced and scenes from the locality and people who remember the site.  Contact me on 1787bognor@dsl.pipex.com or visit www.bognor-local-history.co.uk for more details.


T1:  lingeo@bigpond.com.au                       
Date:  9 Oct 2005
Time: 13:10

Comments

I have found the site very interesting. My late father Christopher Eugene Skelly (D.O.B 22/5/23)was a member of 101 Squadron and flew many sorties during WW11 I wish we had talked more as I have thought of many things I would like to have asked. I have many photos in my possession and have been told he flew on operation Manna dropping food over Holland is there anyone out there who can remember him. regards Linda


T1:  mail@300bucks.ca                       
Date:  9 Oct 2005
Time: 18:54

Comments

Very Nice Site.

David T. Hunter

http://www.300bucks.ca


T1:  terry@ohallorantiptree.freeserve.co.uk                       
Date:  9 Oct 2005
Time: 21:55

Comments

Great information. Thank you. Terence P O'Halloran compiler/ publisher 'First in the Indian Skies' now out of print. I would love to copy the aircraft colour schemes for our association archives. Terry


T1:  tfairbri@bigpond.net.au                     
Date:  12 Oct 2005
Time: 16:10

Comments

A wonderful site, reflecting great credit on the compiler/s. I was on 125, 89 and 85 during the 50's as a radar mech. Great times.

Tony Fairbridge, Melbourne, Australia.


T1:  Martin.Frauenheim@gmh.de                       
Date:  13 Oct 2005
Time: 10:15

Comments

24. 02. 1945 crashed Typhoon 1b JR438 W 181 Sqn.  Pilot "Mann" in our contry (Hagen aTW, near Osnabrueck, Germany) .  I search more information and a photo from JR438W.

Thank you very much.

My address: Martin Frauenheim, Zum Jaegerberg 19, D-49170 Hagen aTW-Germany


T1:  j.aylett@tiscali.co.uk                       
Date:  13 Oct 2005
Time: 17:39

Comments

CHARLES CONDOR DOWSE 138 squadron died 9th august 1944. I am looking for anybody who has any information about him or operation OSRIC 45.


T1:  g4vii@ntlworld.com                      
Date:  13 Oct 2005
Time: 19:12

Comments

Great site - brought back lots of memories from the 50's and 60's. I was on 72 squadron (eyes of blue)


T1:  Nigel.Hughes@eufor.eu.int                      
Date:  14 Oct 2005
Time: 10:08

Comments

Great site, lots of useful information. Only disappointment was that Tactical Communications Wing (TCW), Tactical Supply Wing (TSW) & Mobile Catering Support Unit (MCSU) do not get a mention. Having done 2 tours with TCW, the commitment and tours that all 3 have done since the Falklands have been numerous.


T1:  poggy@sympatico.ca                     
Date:  14 Oct 2005
Time: 16:54

Comments

My name is Clifford Hoyle and I am looking for other RAF members who trained in Tyrell Texas during WWII in either 1941 or 1942. You can email either myself or my daughter at margarethoyle@hotmail.com if you have any information.


T1:  phill@tiscali.co.uk                    
Date:  15 Oct 2005
Time: 09:53

Comments

Does any one have any info on flight engineer Thomas Mervyn Jones WO1 240 squadron in WW2 if so please contact me it would mean the world to me to find out more info I am also interested in tracking down his old pilot Maxi Boumont or anyone else in his crew as we don't know if any of them are alive and we would like to trace Maxi in particular but I also want info on my granddad Thomas Mervyn Jones it would mean the world to me so please send me some info


T1:  shark1487@hotmail.com                   
Date:  16 Oct 2005
Time: 17:21

Comments

4F is the best Air Training Corps


T1:  lomeboy@yahoo.fr                   
Date:  18 Oct 2005
Time: 02:00

Comments

hi nice page keep it up m8 i yes need some rank pics for my web and i really need help if you can help let me know i wanted to have my ranks page real tx for you help and merry Xmas.Lomeboy.


T1:  dh.swain@ntlworld.com                   
Date:  18 Oct 2005
Time: 17:34

Comments

Most interesting site, it is certainly a small world, so many familiar names turn up after many years.  I trained at Yatesbury on Air Wireless Mechanic 110a course March 1952,then to 50 sqdn Binbrook and then 256 sqdn Ahlhorn 2nd TAF.  Trained at Yatesbury with Pat Readestone (Michael) who I lost contact with, understand he became pilot on Victors- retired Sqn Ldr around 1970 and died in 1972 at his home town of Cheltenham. Does anyone remember Pat?  Would be delighted to hear. David.


T1:  bhx5cv@hotmail.co.uk                  
Date:  19 Oct 2005
Time: 20:43

Comments

Seeking information of a RAF officer Derek Dundas DSO? He was my wifes cousin. He was stationed at RAF Tern Hill about 1953? He went to work for SHAPE HQ in Europe? Any information would be helpful


T1:  njgiles@btinternet.com                 
Date:  21 Oct 2005
Time: 12:53

Comments

I am trying to contact Alan Bowman MBE Officer Commanding No 57 Squadron, Ascension Island 1982.  We were at school together in the 1940s.  Can anyone help?

Nigel Giles.


T1:  grrynll@aol.com                
Date:  22 Oct 2005
Time: 10:59

Comments

Was anyone, out there, present in the Control Tower, at Cranwell, on January 22nd 1943, when a Wellington crashed into a hangar, killing all crew, (my brother was Wop/AG)

Gerry O'Neill


T1:  pipgraham@yahoo.com.au             
Date:  24 Oct 2005
Time: 04:19

Comments

This site was an interesting find for me. The information was concise and easy to read. I am researching Air Vice Marshall A H Orlebar for family history reasons. Really enjoyed being able to download a photo of same and was interested in the Orlebar sportscar. Thank you for your efforts in presenting this information.


T1:  stephanie.caplen@gmx.co.uk                
Date:  25 Oct 2005
Time: 11:14

Comments

I am looking for any crew who flew with my father - COLIN COLE JERROMES (nicknamed Jerry -although perhaps not throughout the war!) He started out in Jan 41 at Cardington, Bridgnorth, Duxford, Derby, Babbacombe (1ARC)Newquay (8.ITW)MEIR (5EFTS)Brize Norton (2OTU)Waterbeach (1651CONFLIT)mARHAM (218 SQD)Downham Market (218sqd)Stradishall (1657HCU)Hullavington (3fis)Bagdown Farm (3FIS) WATTLING COMMON (1651hcu)and 7GRP Grantham HE ALSO FLEW IN LYSANDER AND OTHER SMALL AIRCRAFT TO FRANCE IN SECRET DROPS AND PICKUPS OF SECRET OPERATIVES. hIS FAMILY WOULD DEARLY LOVE TO BE IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE WHO REMEMBERS HIM, AND PERHAPS SOMEONE WHO COULD SHED LIGHT ON WHAT AND WHERE HE DID DURING THESE PERILOUS OPERATIONS.


T1:  thar@bvunet.net                
Date:  25 Oct 2005
Time: 12:38

Comments

This site is utterly fantastic. If you are a WW11 history buff then this site is for you. I stumbled onto this site while seeking pictures of barrage balloons and uncovered a trreasure. My uncle, an American, joined the RAF in 1940 and piloted a Mosquito Bomber. I believe he flew over 100 missions. His name was William Harris. When I was small, I remember him telling the family about returning home, across The Channel, seeing the coastline at Dover.


T1:  ian@valentine.surfdsl.net               
Date:  27 Oct 2005
Time: 17:48

Comments

I am searching on behalf of my father, Frank Valentine, who would like to hear from anyone who was with him in the 28th Fighter Bomber Squadron in Sek Kong between 1952 - 1954.


T1:  tpaxep@list.ru                 
Date:  29 Oct 2005
Time: 10:55

Comments

Hello, I like your site very much, especially main page.  Good luck for you!


T1:  roger.mansfield@btopenworld.com                
Date:  30 Oct 2005
Time: 08:45

Comments

A very interesting site. I am writing a biography of Flt. Lt. John Curchin DFC (8 1/2 victories)who served with 600 Sq. 1939-1940 and 609 Sq. 1941-41. Any memories would be very welcome also any other information. Thank you, Roger Mansfield.


T1:  a.sutton@imperial.ac.uk              
Date:  30 Oct 2005
Time: 19:52

Comments

My father in law Ted Field was a member of 524 squadron based at Langham. He was known as Bondu, and flew Wellingtons in the Coastal Command. His best mates were called Goldie, Snorkel, Adi, Les Goss, and his boss was called Ned Parks. If any of these names mean anything to you please email me.


T1:  mickwiseman@yahoo.com.au              
Date:  31 Oct 2005
Time: 06:27

Comments

Hello My name is Michael Wiseman i have been doing a little looking around to find some info on the 486 Squadron (NZ) where my father was stationed.

Your site was very helpful and easy to navigate and found my way to Ken Arnolds site where i found a photo of my father thank you Mick Wiseman

MY FATHER Flight Sergeant Wiseman (in charge of the A Flight Maintenance Echelon)

Now Squadron Leader retired


T1:  relight9@btinternet.com               
Date:  1 Nov 2005
Time: 16:44

Comments

Hi- I have tried to use the 'contact' field ,but cannot get it to work.

Can you post the following request please:

I am looking for anyone who served at RAF Manby between 1964-68 at the School of Refresher Flying (part of the College of Air Warfare), any anecdotes, pictures, names etc.

In particular, any contacts for the following pilots who served on 4 Sqdn at Manby.

Flt Lt B E Russell, Flt Lt R P Mannings, Flt Lt R J Cowring, Flt Lt J D T Wingfield, Flt Lt M R Crosland, Flt Lt E A Webb, Flt Lt P M Dickinson, Flt Lt J R Adams, Flt Lt D J Collingwood, Flt Lt W R Shrubsole, Sqdn Ldr B H Jones

This is to aid the restoration of Jet Provost XS186, and to help us re-create the RAF Manby of the 60's for the future.

Brilliant and informative site !


T1: wready@origin-and-cause.com              
Date:  2 Nov 2005
Time: 16:34

Comments

Looking for anyone who served with the RAF 42 Squadron, Tunis, June 1943 to December 1943. My father was stationed at Tunis and was lost over the Med. December 15, 1943. His name --WO2 Gordon L. Ready.  He was from Ontario Canada. I would like to talk to anyone who remembers him. I was 2 years 6 months old when he was lost and have no memoriy of him or what he was like.

Wayne A. Ready (Son)


T1: chewwe62@gmail.com              
Date:  3 Nov 2005
Time: 13:07

Comments

I was looking for Air Vice Marshall Ramsey Rae's records when i found this site. My father served with him in RAF and POW in Java.

U have a great site , tks


T1: rcross41@cogeco.ca             
Date:  4 Nov 2005
Time: 00:58

Comments

I was stationed at RAF Colerne 39 MU from December 1950 to March 1952 as an A.W.M, reaching the rank of S.A.C. I would very much like to contact any of my long lost mates ( Bill Knight, Vic Hansford or any others). We had an Irish corporal whose name I unfortunately Cannot remember.

Dick CROSS


T1: bklister102@yahoo.co.uk          
Date:  4 Nov 2005
Time: 21:50

Comments

Great site plenty of memories for me from being in the R.A.F from 1974 till 1987 SAC TCO Brian Lister T8110663 keep up the good work and l hope to visit your site again soon thank you

also 

Looking for the following crests 591 Signals Unit at RAF Digby and Bracknell Staff College in Berkshire also I've been trying to get hold of my old photos from 1974 at RAF Swinderby but no luck as yet great site thanks for the tour from ex sac Brian Lister


T1: janmaran@btinternet.com              
Date:  5 Nov 2005
Time: 18:09

Comments

This is a superb site, one of the best I have seen! Congratulations! The site will be - and I am sure already is, of great value to Flightsimmers all over the world.


T1: jacobsvenlo@home.nl             
Date:  5 Nov 2005
Time: 19:50

Comments

We look for friends from lisle Gilkes RAF Bruggen 1961 he come from Barbados and London mail me maybe with a photo from old friends 1961


T1: EMPRA@FSMAIL.NET             
Date:  6 Nov 2005
Time: 14:59

Comments

FIRSTLY WHAT A FANTASTIC SITE, REAL INFORMATIVE, SECONDLY I HAVE A OLD GENTLEMAN FRIEND WHO IS SECRETARY OF 106 SQUADRON ANYONE ONE REQUESTING ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SQUADRON ID BE HAPPY TO PASS IT ON AND HE'D BE THRILLED TO HELP.

REGARDS, DEAN TELFORD


T1: bethan@betibw.freeserve.co.uk             
Date:  6 Nov 2005
Time: 21:05

Comments

Don't know whether this in the right place! Just looking for stuff for my dad - Iorwerth Griffith Hughes - he was a CO with 356 squadron and also with the 708 met unit in Burma 1944-ish


T1: john@cooper286.fsnet.co.uk            
Date:  6 Nov 2005
Time: 21:21

Comments

Hi again Malcolm

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


T1: notthesinger@btinternet.com             
Date:  8 Nov 2005
Time: 17:11

Comments

visiting the cemetary at Silloth, Cumbria and looking at the last resting places of the aircrew who flew from the 22 MU Silloth during WW2,most of them young men aged 18 to 30 from Canada, Australia Poland New Zealand and Britain I SALUTE THEM FOR SACRIFICING THEIR LIVES so that we could live in peace. GODBLESS them. Youth of today could take a lesson from these brave men.


T1: abrown@sympatico.ca             
Date:  8 Nov 2005
Time: 21:19

Comments

I am trying to find some more information on my father Arthur A. Brown. I belive he was with the 451 Squadron. If you have any information it would be much appreciated. Very nice site.

Alex Brown


T1: Stewart@sempford.freeserve.co.uk            
Date:  8 Nov 2005
Time: 22:00

Comments

An excellent site which I hope may help me obtain more information about my late father in law, who unfortunately I never had the privilege to meet.He was Sqd. Leader Roy Semple who was with Sqd. 240 & 202 during the war and then served in UK-Malta- Singapore and Germany before retiring in 1975.


T1: pjminns2006@aol.com           
Date:  10 Nov 2005
Time: 07:54

Comments

Hi

I am researching the history of 10 Operational Training Unit RAF Abingdon 1940 to 1945. Does anyone have any info or knowledge of any surviving crew.

P J MINNS ABINGDON OXON


T1: 6juin@wanadoo.fr           
Date:  10 Nov 2005
Time: 15:32

Comments

very well


T1: Charles.Inness@Kingsfordestates.co.uk           
Date:  11 Nov 2005
Time: 16:45

Comments

I came across the website while researching the career of my late Grandfather Air Commodore W I C Inness. He was officer commanding No 9 Squadron during the war and finaly ended up as AOC Gibralter. I found the site to be most useful and informative.


T1: Klaragabanowicz@hotmail.com          
Date:  11 Nov 2005
Time: 19:26

Comments

I have more of a question rather than a sighing. Are there any living memebers/pilots of the Polish fighter squadron 303? I am curious to write to them. thank you


T1: rjgane@tiscali.co.uk        
Date:  13 Nov 2005
Time: 12:37

Comments

Greetings to all, my father John R. P. Wintle was in 356 Squadron, he was at Salbani, I know he served in Burma and was based in Canada too. My parents both used to go to the Squadron reunion every year, dad died in 1995, but mum went to the last Squadron reunion.  My brother Mark is in the RAF. I would love to hear from anyone who served with my father, as I know very little about his time spent at these places. I have three adult sons and I feel it is an important that they should know a little more about their Grandfather.

Thank you Jane L. Gane (nee Wintle)


T1: tinaann.02@btinternet        
Date:  14 Nov 2005
Time: 13:59

Comments

I THINK THAT THE WEBSITE IS FANTSATIC! MY GREATGRANDAD WAS IN THE R.A.F AND HE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT IT SO I'VE GROWN UP WITH A REAL INTEREST OF THE R.A.F. YOU ARE AMAZING PEOPLE TO HAVE DONE WHAT YOU'VE DONE AND SEEN WHAT YOU'VE SEEN I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. MS.HANDS


T1: acwebb@onetel.com        
Date:  17 Nov 2005
Time: 14:58

Comments

A very useful and interesting site. Hope to locate several old members of No 3 Jet Provost Squadron, through your guest book, that served at the Air Navigation School RAF Finningley between 1971 and 1975, especially Navigators, to notify them of the 2006 Reunion. Alan Webb, Hon. Sec. No 3 JP Squadron Reunion Club.


T1: acwebb@onetel.com        
Date:  17 Nov 2005
Time: 15:12

Comments

RAF Finningley 1971 - 1975. Navigators Tony Downs, Colin Scriven and Pilot Tony Lawton who all served on No 3 Jet Provost Squadron. Please contact Alan Webb the Hon Sec of the No 3 Jet Provost Reunion Club for details of the 2006 Reunion


T1: desinlondon@hotmail.com       
Date:  19 Nov 2005
Time: 15:59

Comments

I am happy to sign this guestbook as the son of Fg Officer Reginald Cubitt Gravley and thank you keeping his name alive.


T1: mickuswattus@yahoo.com      
Date:  20 Nov 2005
Time: 19:28

Comments

Discovered your site while browsing and dug out a couple of photos of my grandfather in the R.F.C.

One in his flying suit in Germany 1918 and one in a group of fellow POWs.

Will post shortly.

Hope they will be of interest to somebody.

Interesting site!

M Watt


T1: geomaking@ca.inter.net      
Date:  22 Nov 2005
Time: 17:44

Comments

Good web site. My brother found it for me.

I met Denis Crowley Milling when I served in the RAF at HQ fighter Command at Bentley Priory. I was on a minor charge in front of him. Can't remember what for now but he gave me a rolicking and told me to get out of his office.

He is mentioned quite a lot in the biography of Douglas Bader, he dropped his false legs to him at the prisoner of war camp in Germany.

Thank you,

George King (Canada)


T1: bhx5cv@hotmail.co.uk      
Date:  23 Nov 2005
Time: 20:40

Comments

Seeking any information about a Flight Lieutenant Alexander Derek Stewart Dundas DFC.  He was born in Scotland 1919.He was in RAFVR 206 Squadron, and sank a Submarine in August 1944.  He was stationed at RAF Tern Hill, Shropshire in early 1950s.He was my wife's cousin.  Any information would be helpful


T1: p4pets@btinternet.com       
Date:  23 Nov 2005
Time: 23:43

Comments

I am delighted to see my Father's entry, thank you.

Petrina Heward


T1: barrybscott@hotmail.com       
Date:  24 Nov 2005
Time: 13:39

Comments

This is an excellent site for both reference and interest HQSTC


T1: paulbradford@talk21.com     
Date:  25 Nov 2005
Time: 15:02

Comments

Hi,

What a good site. I only found it by a speculative search following an email about my wife's great uncle who died in 1941.

Paul Bradford


T1: barrieclyne@msn.com     
Date:  26 Nov 2005
Time: 17:30

Comments

I do compliment you on the extent of your Website, it is most informative and easy to access; thank you for the huge effort it must have taken.

My interest, among other items, is to discover information on 82 Sqn 1940 (79 Wing) based at RAF Watton. In particlar to trace for survivors from Plt Off G P Robertson's crew, whom I believe became POWs after the loss of their aircraft, a Blenheim bomber at Abberville, France in 1940.

I should welcome dialogue into recollections of my relation Sgt Brian W Burt W/Op & Gnr, possibley the only fatality in that accident.

I was also pleased to read of under Aerodrome of RAF Bicester, where I served as a lowly OR from about 1956-59 with HQ 40 Group,

Best regards, Barrie Clyne.


T1: waverly1@tiscali.co.uk     
Date:  26 Nov 2005
Time: 17:50

Comments

I am Stuart Dalgleish, the elder son of Flight Lt. Robert Dalgleish who served during 1944 with 7(P)AFU which I believe was at Westwood in Peterborough. I am presently researching his flying career and be grateful for any guidance.

I am greatly impressed with your site.

Thank you for all your good work.


T1: gbakers@sbcglobal.net    
Date:  27 Nov 2005
Time: 07:07

Comments

Thanks for this web site, it's provides valuable information and service. My father was with the 413 Squadron (the Tuskers) in Koggalla, Ceylon servicing the Catalina flying boats. He is still doing fairly well and interested in knowing if there are any other 413 squadron members who served in Ceylon still out there. I'm interested in what history I can find out about this specific period for the 413. If anyone has any suggestion I'd love to hear them.


T1: bhorner@mts.net    
Date:  28 Nov 2005
Time: 05:10

Comments

I very much enjoy your site and appreciate all your efforts. I'm looking for information on my grandfather, Neil Clark MacDougall who served in the RAF. Hopefully some of the information I've found here will guide me. Is there a list of men who served with the RAF in WW1 readily available?


T1: pjminns2006@aol.com    
Date:  28 Nov 2005
Time: 17:52

Comments

Hi

I AM DOING DETAILED RESEARCH INTO BOMBER LOSSES IN THE WOOTTON / BOARS HILL AREA FROM 10 OTU RAF ABINGDON DURING WW2 HAS ANYONE ANY INFO

REGARDS PAT MINNS


T1: robo283@hotmail.com    
Date:  30 Nov 2005
Time: 13:40

Comments

Excellent website thanks.

I am interested in the history of RAF 514 Squadron (1943 - 45). In particular, I have been researching the loss of my great uncle Sgt. Peter GOSNOLD and his crew. Two survivors I am particularly keen to trace: the navigator F/O F J EISBERG and their original mid-upper gunner W J MEREDITH. I have full information on the aircraft and what happened to it, and would be happy to assist anyone else interested in 514 Sqn.

Simon Hepworth, Leeds, England


T1: aande@wags100.fsnet.co.uk    
Date:  30 Nov 2005
Time: 21:14

Comments

My great great Uncle Henry Waghorn won the Schneider Trophy in 1929. I love looking at Web sites like this.

Thank you

Antony Waghorn

Southampton


T1: donrafi@alcavia.net   
Date:  2 Dec 2005
Time: 18:07

Comments

Great site which I found very interesting. My name is Don Worsfold an ex Cranwell Apprentice 7M3(48th entry) and Ex Aircrew Cadet on 12 course RAF Navigation school 3ANS RAF Gwelo Southern Rhodesia c.1949. I would be interested to hear from any former colleagues from either.


T1: PWC@THISTLEDOME.WANADOO.CO.UK   
Date:  3 Dec 2005
Time: 20:40

Comments

VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE MY FATHER SERVED IN 932 AND 952 THOUGHOUT HIS WAR SERVICE.


T1: lynntye@yahoo.com   
Date:  8 Dec 2005
Time: 00:47

Comments

Wonderful. I'm researaching my father, Len Tye, who as part of the ground crew of Squadron 407 during WWII. Great to see the planes he worked on as a mechanic.


T1: mike@mmscrubs.com 
Date:  8 Dec 2005
Time: 19:49

Comments

nice site

http://www.9-99scrubset.com 


T1: robin.hood2@virgin.net 
Date:  8 Dec 2005
Time: 20:30

Comments

Very good website.

Would like to trace more of my ex colleagues 29 Sqdn. Tangmere 1954-1956.   Any info greatly appreciated.

Ex: Cpl.Robin Hood

Reg.No.4096856


T1: ses@fenetre.co.uk 
Date:  12 Dec 2005
Time: 12:08

Comments

My Father was in 2741 Squadron 1940 to 1946.

I now he was based in Nottingham for a while as part of 12 Group then they moved to Dunkirke Belgium & Kolone for s short while.

Can any one help with more information.

Many thanks Glyn Jones


T1: info@melina-miller.co.uk 
Date:  14 Dec 2005
Time: 17:55

Comments

I'm trying to find any information I can on my late grandfather - Charles Atkinson, known by most as "Fred". I believe he was a firefighter at RAF West Malling in or around 1960. If anyone remembers him and can offer me more information I'd be very grateful. Many thanks.


T1: stevennorris889@btinternet.com 
Date:  17 Dec 2005
Time: 20:10

Comments

Wishing to contact anyone who knew my dad SAC Richard Norris all I knew is that he served in Akrotiri and had fond memories of those days. 1956 onwards anyone who remembers him please contact this site I will get in touch many thanks Stephen Norris


T1: pwduguid@technip.com 
Date:  19 Dec 2005
Time: 09:56

Comments

My father served with 612 squadron during the war, in the UK and Asia. In April 2006 I will be visiting Chittagong, Calcutta and the Hoogli, and the Irrawady Delta, so if anyone has more information on places to visit relevant to 612, or wishes me to photograph anywhere special, please let me know.


T1: edwinkeep@aol.com 
Date:  19 Dec 2005
Time: 16:16

Comments

Very interesting web site. I served with RAF during WW2 as instructor at RAF Weeton and subsequently as Flt.Lt. CTO with 75 MTLRU in France, Belgium and Germany and as CTO with 33 MU at Avadi, India and Iwakuni, Japan. Would like to hear from others.

E.G.Keep.


T1: mgbada@mail.com 
Date:  20 Dec 2005
Time: 20:27

Comments

I have to Say this is the greatest site I have met in the recent times, please keep it up


T1: obi@yahoo.com 
Date:  21 Dec 2005
Time: 13:50

Comments

very good site keep it up please


T1: dennymcmahon@shaw.ca 
Date:  22 Dec 2005
Time: 01:12

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I had a look at your website tonight and was quite impressed. My father Jack McMahon who is still living was a bomber pilot based at Tholthorpe airbase in Yorkshire in 1944-1945. He has often wondered what happened to one of English aircrew who he has not been able to trace. His name was Victor Scarle.

Thanks for the information

Denis John McMahon


T1: frank@cardf.freeserve.co.uk
Date:  22 Dec 2005
Time: 12:39

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Looks like a great source - I'll be back.

Frank Card

author: Whensoever - 50 Years of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service (The Ernest Press 1993)

editor: On the Hill (annual journal of the RAF Mountain Rescue Association)


T1: asington@aol.com 
Date:  22 Dec 2005
Time: 17:59

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Hello. My uncle was John Montgue Phillips and was killed when the Lanc he was piloting was shot down on the 30.7.1943 over Northern Germany when raiding Hamburg. The plane call-sign was 'S for Sugar' and part of 61 Squadron. Can anyone locate a photograph of this plane please?


T1: pennywinterburn@hotmail.com 
Date:  24 Dec 2005
Time: 11:35

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It was realy good to look up my old squadron c.o. brought back many memories for me.

David Thomas Dawson.


T1: testale@hotmail.com 
Date:  24 Dec 2005
Time: 16:33

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Great site, I'm not a vet just an amateur writer and came across it searching information about Blida airfield during WWII


T1: kerby@beeb.net 
Date:  25 Dec 2005
Time: 18:51

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I am researching the Canadian links to my family and was interested in your details of AVM HAROLD SPENCER KERBY. If anyone can give me a contact address for any of his relatives I would be grateful. Roger Kerby.


T1: lkw@aug.com 
Date:  27 Dec 2005
Time: 17:00

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Certainly enjoyed reading the best biography that I have read to date of Air Marshal Sir John Tremayne.

He was a grand old man with whom I shared many pints and intersting lunches at RAF St Mawgan.

L.K. Weber, CDR, USN (Ret.)


T1: di-watson@fsmail.net 
Date:  27 Dec 2005
Time: 17:20

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Great site managed to find squadron badges that i didn't know of before.

looking for any info on squadron 234 or any remaining members, on behalf of my late grandfather Gordon Henry Mayes died on 18th December 2005 aged 85.

he was raised in brazil before joining RAF and trained in the Arizona desert flying Spitfire mark 5 b&c, he was then posted to North Africa. would appreciate if anyone has any other info.