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E-mail: wpf13@hotmail.com 
Date: 31 Dec 2005
Time: 17:05

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RCAF Station Centralia NATO Pilot Trainees

I am compiling information about NATO - member pilot trainees at RCAF Station Centralia 1950-9.

No. 1 Flying Training School (Harvards)

Primary Flying Training School (Chipmunks)

Italy, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Germany, England

Also - RAF/RAAF/RNZAF/US/RCAF personnel who trained at No. 9 Service Flying Training School, RCAF Station Centralia 1942-5.


E-mail: emat15@freeuk.com 
Date: 1 Jan 2006
Time: 19:36

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Thank you so very much for your website. I recently visited the National Arboretum to view the tree that my mother and I had planted for my father there. I was born after my father was missing in action in May 1943 and sadly my mother, who had never remarried, died aged 94 in February. I decided that I would like a plaque in memory of my father and i know my mother would have wished this but I did not know how to trace the correct badge/crest for squadron 224. I am so grateful to find this on your site so that I can complete the application form. Your site is extremely clear and I have found out information about the squadron that I knew nothing about. Many many thanks. Elizabeth Towers


E-mail: charlenegrah@hotmail.com 
Date: 1 Jan 2006
Time: 21:19

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Hi I am trying to find Cpl Jamie Murphy website he got killed in Afganistan, if anyone knows this website could you please email me this website. i would greatly appreciated. thank-you


E-mail: K1000W@aol.com 
Date: 3 Jan 2006
Time: 22:24

Comments

Great site - but didn't help me much, I'm afraid! I'm trying to track down a Warrant Officer Warner and an F/O Basil Wood (who ended his career as a Gp Capt)- both believed based at Felixstowe in 1937. If these names ring a bell, please contact me!


E-mail: bobfrost52@btinternet.com 
Date: 4 Jan 2006
Time: 17:26

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My Father in Law Charles Armstrong was a pilot during the war serving in Burma.

Would love to hear from anyone who knew him.


E-mail: tim@flamboyantfurniture.com
Date: 5 Jan 2006
Time: 14:30

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I am trying to find out about Flt Sgt Jack Osborn (15339830) who flew for 101sqn 1grp in Lancaster I and III from Yorkshire (Holme on the Walde). I believe that he trained as an engineer then went on to be a tail gunner.

On his third operational mission they were shot down with all but the pilot, Sgt R A Waterhouse perishing. They crashed near Nijmegan in about March 1943. Have being shot down, they avoided a village and school and church and the locals salvaged and hid the propellor from the wreckage to later erect it as a memorial.

The pilot survived the war and attended a ceremony at the site of their crash in 1950/1/2 with my Nan and Mother.

Can anyone help me reach R A Waterhouse or anyone else with memories or pictures of Jack, his comrades and or planes?

Hope you can help.

Tim.

Tim Barlow

07720 075 231


E-mail: pd257@supanet.com
Date: 6 Jan 2006
Time: 10:28

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was a very charming man who owned a bookshop in settle near lancaster in 1980s.last heard of many years ago in ill health.had afund of stories of douglas bader in pow camp, tuck,etc.


E-mail: gegdonnell@aol.com
Date: 6 Jan 2006
Time: 15:22

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I am trying to find some old comrades of my father Harold Ivor Donnell (Don) who served in the RAF WWII as a wireless operator was based in North Africa (Libia and Palastine. He finish in Haifa on Air sea rescue before being de-mobbed at the end of WWII.


E-mail: twest@lineone.net
Date: 6 Jan 2006
Time: 22:06

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After my father's death, he was Squadron Leader WEG West, I have been given his flying log books covering the period October 1937 to October 1944 and matching his record to the various Training schools to Instructors Courses and finally to the ECFS, being posted there on March 23rd 1942.


E-mail: lewisneems@aol.com
Date: 6 Jan 2006
Time: 22:06

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I am most grateful to you for the comprehensive summary of the life and work of my Uncle, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Pugh Lloyd, 'Hughie Pughie' to his contemporaries during the Battle of Malta (1940's).Your reference to April 1917,'Bloody April' when the RFC suffered 40% aircrew losses as H.P. was under training, (U/T Pilot,?) brought home to me again the harsh reality behind such details.

Two ?'s.  You refer to 21 Oct.1923;Supernumery,RAF Depot. Was this due to a general run down of military expenditure following the 1WW? 2.Can you help me with regard to H.P.'s brother David John Lloyd who was seriously wounded at Loos, Somme battlefield in 1916, but was able later as a junior army officer serving in Ireland to transfer in 1921 to RAF Aircrew in action flying on the Afgan border before dying in a flying accident in April 1926.Would RAF records on entry into service include details of war service which after much research are unavailable.  If so how can I get hold of them? These details, as you know, are available in the case of his medal decorated brother H.P.  Once again renewed appreciation of your work.  Lewis Hugh Neems.


E-mail: ToolManTimTaylor@aol.com
Date: 9 Jan 2006
Time: 04:03

Comments

FANTASTIC!! I am now able to connect my history!

T-Taylor Grandson of

Albert "Jock" Hanchett-Taylor

R.C.A.F Commander (B.O.E)


E-mail: lidds@osnanet.de
Date: 9 Jan 2006
Time: 19:02

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I am looking for any information on Peter Slater Burley who I believe was a navigator in the RAF during and before WWII. I think he flew in Blenheims and was stationed in Wales at one point. His war ended early when he contracted TB and spent the final years of the war in a hospital in Worcester. Any info about sqn he may have been with or photos would be very much appreciated as he died in 1979 and so I was unable to ask him any information about his time in the RAF.

Many Thanks Joanne


E-mail: narbrough@btinternet.com
Date: 10 Jan 2006
Time: 00:03

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Very interesting digression whilst researching history of my family name - NARBROUGH.

Thanks

Steve Narbrough


E-mail: Mrpaddington@aol.com
Date: 11 Jan 2006
Time: 20:07

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Cpl David Andrews RAF Bassingbourne on 205 Sqdn Operational Conversion unit Canberra Bombers, stationed at Changi in 1960 I would like to hear from anybody who may remember me from that time !!


E-mail: mark.wendelken@nz.unisys.com
Date: 12 Jan 2006
Time: 07:08

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Hello

This entry is from the son of the late W.J. Wendelken (John). New Zealander.  John flew with Sq 16 from Early 1943 till 24 Feb 44 and then again 26 Jan 45 to late 46.  Not sure what he did during the break. Was possibly on stress relief?  John flew dozens of sorties and is mentioned in the book "Spitfire in Blue".

He knew "Scotty" Caden (Australia). Gordon Bellerby (Canada). Bill Anderson (UK). Norman Godrey & Peter Fahy.  In 2004 I sent a copy of his very comprehensive Flying Log to Jimmy (HJS) Taylor in Leeds.

Feel free to contact me for more info.

Mark Wendelken Porirua NZ. phone 64 4 2331311


E-mail: gvlovett@aol.com
Date: 14 Jan 2006
Time: 12:23

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I'm new to all this however, am ex RAF 1944-1954 served with 6 Sqdn and 147 Sqdn plus stationed at Bridgnorth, Hendon, Torquay, 16 MU Stafford, Pershore, Tilstock 1380 TCU, Carlisle 15 EFTS, 6 FTS Ternhill, 203 AFS Chivenor, 226 OCU Bentwaters, No. (1) OFU Abingdon and Benson, then transferred to Reserve.


E-mail: grahamrgeorge@aol.com
Date: 15 Jan 2006
Time: 15:33

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I found the web site very interesting , thank you for all the effort you have put in to it .

Air Vice-Marshal B C Yarde was of particular interest to me as he was the C.O. at RAF Gatow in Berlin when I was stationed there in 1947 yo 1949.

G R George.


E-mail: parkview<AT>mypostoffice.co.uk
Date: 16 Jan 2006
Time: 20:10

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My uncle Norman Gorfunkle flew as a Sgt Navigator with 76 squadron on the Halifax bomber DT515 MF-T which crashed on its way to a raid on Genoa on November 7-8.1942.

Norman was seriously injured after parachuting out and died in a German hospital soon afterwards and is buried in the churchyard at Chaumont en- Bassigny in France. I believe from the entries in W.R Chorley’s books that the rest of the crew survived.

I would be very interested to know if there is further information out there relating to this flight and my uncles time with the squadron


E-mail: please@nomyemail.com
Date: 18 Jan 2006
Time: 00:30

Comments

Very good site ! Very useful information ! Nice pages. Keep up your work ! Thanks !

Marius Merca

Romania , Europe


E-mail: johndoherty65@hotmail.com
Date: 18 Jan 2006
Time: 01:46

Comments

A GREAT SITE KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. I HAVE A QUESTION I WAS TOLD THAT SOMEONES GRANDFATHER WAS A LANCE CORPORAL IN THE RAF DURING WW2 AND THAT HE STARTED OFF AS AN AC. CAN YOU HELP?


E-mail: gibby9@telus.net
Date: 18 Jan 2006
Time: 07:04

Comments

Excellent site enjoyed the time spent on it. I would be very interested if anyone could provide any information on the 1666 HCU at Wombleton during the war. My uncle's crew was in a Halifax bomber shot down Nov.1,1944. He was at Skipton-on-Swale with the 424 Sqn. at the time but was at Wombleton in Aug/Sep 44. He was also at 24 OTU Honeybourne and Morton Valence. Being from Alberta, I know nothing of these air fields or who trained there. Would appreciate any information from anyone who may have been there around that time. Thanks and look forward to spending more time on this great site. Gary Gibson


E-mail: kuhio222@yahoo.co.uk
Date: 18 Jan 2006
Time: 21:53

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Nice site, my Grandfather and father both served in the RAF. My grandfather in WWI and later as Station Commander in WW II. My father flew in the BoB and also served in the Southwest Pacific. As the black sheep I joined the Navy and retired as a Captian. Your site has given me good info for a history of our family's military service I am putting together for my sons.

J C Nicholas Capt RN (ret)


E-mail: bernard.cropton@btinternet.com
Date: 18 Jan 2006
Time: 22:13

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My late father Eric Warriner was in 2722 squadron during the second world war. I am trying to find out some history for this time, anyone with any information please email me


E-mail: jkurtz@uclan.ac.uk
Date: 19 Jan 2006
Time: 14:17

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My father was in the RAF during the war at 42 Air School in Port Elizabeth and I am searching for information about his life during that time. Your website seems to be the most likely to produce contacts, so I am delighted to have discovered it. My Dad was Robert (Bob) George Heffer and I would love to find anyone who knew him, as he died 25 years ago.


E-mail: jim.cartwright@sbcglobal.net
Date: 20 Jan 2006
Time: 06:49

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I am pleased to have found your web site. I have admired the RAF and in particular those who flew during the Battle of Britain. I had the honor of taking care of W/Cdr. Bird- Wilsons flying equipment at Eglin AFB, Florida in the mid-1950's when he flew some of our latest fighters at the AF Operartional Test Center.

Jim Cartwright, CMSGT, USAF Ret.


E-mail: trevordossett@hotmail.com
Date: 21 Jan 2006
Time: 00:59

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My first contact with Air Vice Marshal (Bill) W.V.Crawford-Compton was in early 1940 at No.15 Intermediate Flying school in Oxfordshire,UK. My log book shows that we flew Harvard Mk.1 aircraft No.N7142 on Sept. 25th. that day. I joined Spitfire squadron 222 (Treble two) at the end of that year and was engaged in fighter sweeps and bomber escort duties over France until mid-1942. I have had great difficulty in tracing all my old companions and colleagues through the years and am delighted to run into your historical site. Please contact me if you need any information that I may be able to furnish. Cheers. F/Lt. Trevor Dossett (159850) RAF (rt'd)


E-mail: tcll@btinternet.com
Date: 21 Jan 2006
Time: 13:04

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Thanks for your site and all the hard work that must have gone into its creation, it is a very useful source of information, especially for an aviation artist like myself.

Regards

Tom


E-mail: springbok1000@ntlworld.com
Date: 22 Jan 2006
Time: 10:53

Comments

I have found this site very interesting and useful Mr C Blake


E-mail: ann@alexfelton.com
Date: 22 Jan 2006
Time: 23:08

Comments

looks interesting and informative. Would like to trace anyone in 356 squadron, East India Command. My dad, deceased, was a mechanic for the Liberator bombers out there. He was JAMES (JIM) IVOR FISHER.


E-mail: matthewr@restonicsa.co.za
Date: 23 Jan 2006
Time: 10:38

Comments

Tally Ho! My Grandfather flew with you guys during the war. His name was Phil Smullian.

Thank God for poeple like him and all the others...

Matt Rees


E-mail: marconcumm@fsmail.net
Date: 23 Jan 2006
Time: 21:32

Comments

Excellent, I have been trying to identify a R A Cochrane RN engraved on an old sextant from early 20 Century and feel that it may have belonged to this gentleman...stuck now where to follow up.

Capt J G Cummins (MN retd)


E-mail: dennis_over@yahoo.co.uk
Date: 25 Jan 2006
Time: 07:44

Comments

Being quite new to computers, I recently came upon this most interesting website and will enjoy exploring it's contents

E-mail: fhaggerty@yahoo.com
Date: 26 Jan 2006
Time: 16:41

Comments

Great site. Does any photograph of a Twin Pioneer exist? I served on 209 sqn from 1964-67 but have no photographic memories.


E-mail: bilbo.henderson@tiscali.co.uk
Date: 26 Jan 2006
Time: 23:24

Comments

great site, a search facility would be a boon, however, v good none the less


E-mail: cwatson@georgewimpey.co.uk
Date: 27 Jan 2006
Time: 11:14

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I had always wondered why my grandfather (a retired Wing Commander) had named his house "Ardian" back in the late 1940's. Your site has finally answered this question.

Many thanks

Chris Watson


E-mail: fanamania8@hotmail.com
Date: 27 Jan 2006
Time: 11:14

Comments

T/Sgt Harry F. Burgess 452nd Bomb Gp.731st Bomb Sqd.  Shot down March 6 1944,Liberated April 26 1945.My grandfather is now 83 years old.  He was in Stalag IV and Stalag VI.  He was a side gunner on the B17.We are wanting to hear from men who were in the camps and on the march with my grandfather.  I am going to write about my grandfathers experiences so that the younger generation knows what my grandfather and other brave men went thru.  God bless all of you and thank you for my freedom! Signed William C. Patterson. P.S I really like this site.  I am glad you have this site for everyone.  Thank You.


E-mail: biggaz67@hotmail.co.uk
Date: 28 Jan 2006
Time: 09:57

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SIR ARTHUR HARRIS - A TRUE AND HONEST MAN WHO STOOD FIRMLY IN HIS BELIEFS AND VOICED AN EDUCATED OPINION WHICH TOOK HIM A LONG WAY. WITH THIS HE SET A BENCHMARK FOR MANY TO FOLLOW!

GARRY SMITH.


E-mail: b.mua@sify.com
Date: 28 Jan 2006
Time: 13:27

Comments

VERY INTERESTING SITE.


E-mail: ignace.damman@telenet.be
Date: 28 Jan 2006
Time: 17:02

Comments

SIR,

I am a 60 year old retired civil servant and interested in the history of WW2.

Especially the period , from Sept.1944 till summer 1945.Several H.Q.'s and army + airunits where stationed in GHENT (the town I was born, in autumn 1945).Iwill be back to your great site!

With respect . from Belgium.


E-mail: williams592003@yahoo.co.uk
Date: 28 Jan 2006
Time: 19:50

Comments

I am looking for information regarding my grandfather Thomas Ponsford Ambler, who i believe to have been in the RFC No 22 Squadron. Born 1899.There is a picture on the Imperial War museums web site , under the title Bristol Fighter, fith from the left i believe to be him. any info would be great .

Thanks Tracy


E-mail: Mgrdjb54@aol.com
Date: 29 Jan 2006
Time: 03:24

Comments

My father is 82 now residing in the United States. Served on RAF Squadron 115 on Lancasters. Anyone served on 115 - contact Douglas Cuthill


E-mail: goccy62@hotmail.com  
Date: 29 Jan 2006
Time: 10:53

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Hi I have been trying to contact relatives and friends of AVM Harold Spencer Kerby. Please contact me if you have any info, I am specifically interested in anyone who would have been associated with him in 1936/39. Graham O'Connor.


E-mail: johnnyh@onetel.com  
Date: 29 Jan 2006
Time: 12:48

Comments

I found this site very good. Maybe someone else who access's this site might be able to help me. I am trying to trace information about my late uncle Squadron Leader (Later Wing Commander) Alf TARLTON. I know he was associated at some time with RAF Church Lawford, but do not know much more. Also if anyone can tell me if 157 Squadron ATC is still in existence I would be more than interested as I have a ashtray specially made for my uncle by them, and would willingly pass this over if anyone was interested. It was made in 1944.

Further info would be appreciated.

Many thanks John Hodges


E-mail: STONE@FSNET.CO.UK  
Date: 29 Jan 2006
Time: 16:07

Comments

VERY GOOD


E-mail: simonriggall@gmail.com  
Date: 29 Jan 2006
Time: 20:13

Comments

Thanks

Really interesting:

I am searching my father's war records 39/45 He was in the army cooperation squadron flying north Atlantic and then a fighter command unit Akyab etc Burma Name RHD Riggall- any info would be very welcome . thanks.  Simon Riggall, Great Meadow , Castletoen , Isle of Man


E-mail: d.layne@mchsi.com  
Date: 29 Jan 2006
Time: 23:38

Comments

My interest is with 50 squadron flying Hampdens out of Skellingthorpe Sept.'41 to March '42.

Also 97 Squadron from August '42 to September '43.

In addition Stalag Luft III from Nov '43 to wars end. I am tracking the experiances of my father W.H.Layne. and wish to share material with others.

Excellent site.


E-mail: gvlovett@aol.com  
Date: 30 Jan 2006
Time: 22:39

Comments

Now searching for Popkin, Conroy, Powell and Diilon 13 PACT Hendon 1944


E-mail: asmi1259@bigpond.net.au  
Date: 29 Jan 2006
Time: 12:48

Comments

Very informative site. However I echo one or two comments made by others. Seems to be a shortage of info about other ranks c 1945_1949

Stationed at 431ED Bahrenfeld Hamburg 1948_1949 Police Dog Handlers with, CPls Johnnie, Ritchie, Spence, and Jack, and not forgetting Emmy Parry!

Had great times together, Les.


E-mail: alain.charpentier15@wanadoo.fr  
Date: 1 Feb 2006
Time: 20:15

Comments

Alain Charpentier, France, would like to contact the relative of AVM Alfred Charles Henry Sharp 19066.The site is still one of the best on RAF.

Amicalement Alain .


E-mail: arweb34-genealogy@yahoo.ca  
Date: 1 Feb 2006
Time: 22:55

Comments

An interesting site. Hopefully I can find out something about Bradwell Bay, where my father was stationed as I haven't had any luck so far.

Angie Brunner


E-mail: troedybryn@gmail.com  
Date: 2 Feb 2006
Time: 20:53

Comments

Interesting site. Your 242 OCU crest is quite a rarity. It has the motto reading Hic Bene Dolti Ubique Volant. It should read Hic Bene Docti Ubique Volant. I was with 242 from 1982 to 1986, and it certainly was not disbanded then.


E-mail: dohertygrant@sympatico.ca  
Date: 2 Feb 2006
Time: 23:38

Comments

It's terrific to find here information about my father's cousin, Stanley Bernard Grant. I suppose that's the beauty of the internet.

John Lewis Grant


E-mail: dick.breedijk@planet.nl  
Date: 3 Feb 2006
Time: 15:31

Comments

I look for family, relatives, colleague or friends, from  Flying Officer Wilfred Clyde Heath DFC RAF VR 178489 Who died in a crash on 18 November 1944 - 16 Squadron

My name is Dick Breedijk, De Bovenkruier 16, 7707DN Balkbrug, The Netherlands, Phone 0031- 523658164


E-mail: k.barnett50@ntlworld.com  
Date: 3 Feb 2006
Time: 19:30

Comments

Found your website efficient and helpful Thank you Keith Barnett


E-mail: christinecollins@mail.com  
Date: 5 Feb 2006
Time: 19:47

Comments

Hi, this is a really interesting site and well layed out. I am currently trying to find anyone who was connected with the 354 squadron in India during WW2, my father was part of the ground crew and his name is Douglas Legg, he was with the Squadron from 1943 -1945 when he went to 230 Squadron based in Ceylon from 1945-1946. My father is alive and it would be great to find anyone who served with him.


E-mail: s.heighway@btopenworld.com  
Date: 5 Feb 2006
Time: 21:33

Comments

My Grandfather was a founder member (Pilot) from late 1916 to mid 1917.

They served at the same time!

Capt PJ Barnett MC. Flight Commander.

I have found his old field at Fienvillers, identified by his photo and my 100.000 map!

Also found their orchard accomodation.

Served myself in RAF from 1976-1998 as helicopter crewman, including 230 Sqn Gutersloh.

Simon Heighway


E-mail: d.lynegordon@eurotunnel.com  
Date: 6 Feb 2006
Time: 10:32

Comments

I'm trying to track down a copy of an article 'The 1984 Complex' written by my father, Squadon Leader D C Gordon, RAF, that was published in the 1962 edition of the Royal Canadian Air Force College Journal. The article in this volume was reprinted from the Bracknell RAF Staff College Journal, 'The Hawk'. It was also published in the equivalent USAAF Journal. I would like to obtain copies or the relevant journals if that's at all possible.

I look forward to hearing from anyone who either knew/knows him, or can throw some light on my quest. Many thanks, David (on behalf of my father).


E-mail: alexwilkinson1@btopenworld.com  
Date: 6 Feb 2006
Time: 10:32

Comments

I am trying to contact any Airmen who served with me in 1950/51 at Amport SAC Laurie Wilkinson


E-mail: tonyair111@aol.com  
Date: 6 Feb 2006
Time: 20:50

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My father was on 125 sqdn 1941-44 as navigator on beaufighters and mosquitos. He never spoke much about it other than it was mainly at night, cold, air-sickness (most flights). His logbook shows they lost their starboard prop in a beaufighter one night about ten miles from base. He said it dissappeared with a shower of sparks. Also a combat report with a ju 88 nf, fired several bursts at it. It went down, they followed and return fire hit the scanner causing the engagement to cease. That was in a mosquito. He left in 1944 and went to RAE Farnborough of which he never said anything about. Strictly hush hush even in 1950-60s. Tony.


E-mail: caskas@postmaster.co.uk  
Date: 7 Feb 2006
Time: 00:26

Comments

I am trying to track down some information on my wife's Uncle, Graham Murray. He was the pilot on Halifax LL276, shot down on 1-6-44. He was a pilot in 138 squadron.

Keith Strachan


E-mail: rotax@rogers.com  
Date: 7 Feb 2006
Time: 01:34

Comments

Great site - Researching my Uncle John Goodwill MacPhee RCAF lost during a bombing raid October 6, 1944. Was interested in seeing the markings on his Halifax III. Keep up the good work.

Stephen John Bennett - Ontario, Canada


E-mail: peter@pdavis5.wanadoo.co.uk  
Date: 7 Feb 2006
Time: 14:18

Comments

Very Comprehensive list well done.

Unfortunately did not have what I was looking for.


E-mail: anguslad@ntlworld.com  
Date: 7 Feb 2006
Time: 16:24

Comments

I was privileged to spend the majority of my tour in 1956-59 at RAF Seletar, and it is only recently I have visited this site.

I truly think you have done a wonderful job.

Jack Docherty


E-mail: s.whitelock@cooltemp.com.au  
Date: 8 Feb 2006
Time: 04:32

Comments

Hello

I found this site very informative since I have been researching my fathers RAF history with 31 squadron back in 1938- 1943 in India. His name was Douglas Gordon Stanley Whitelock


E-mail: saskia@andersqweb.de  
Date: 8 Feb 2006
Time: 17:24

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I search for R. Martyn Heward!He stays in the British army.He was married in Germany with my sister and we think, that he stays in Munich this time.

If you could help me, so contact me please.

Thanks


E-mail: wizo26@hotmail.com  
Date: 8 Feb 2006
Time: 17:24

Comments

What a wonderful site and thank you so much for keeping it going and to keep the memory of these heroes lives in focus. I was wondering if any one had any further information on my great uncle P/O 82719 WD WISEMAN, 600 Squadron who served in the Battle of Britain. Thank you Paul Wiseman (Melbourne Australia)


E-mail: janet@wallops.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 11 Feb 2006
Time: 21:56

Comments

An excellent web site.  I am asking for ex Royal Air Force Seletar personnel who would like to join the Seletar Association and revisit Singapore and Seletar camp in 2007 to contact me at janet@wallops.freeserve.co.uk Graham Vernon.


E-mail: graham@evans1946.freeserve.co.uk  
Date: 13 Feb 2006
Time: 15:54

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Congratulations on a most excellent site. As an ex R.A.F. SNCO I found it very imformative, things that after 30 odd years I did not know.  Well done and many thanks.


E-mail: ajohns5324@aol.com  
Date: 15 Feb 2006
Time: 23:30

Comments

Came across the site while surfing for F/Lt Freddie Stokes, captain of Lib. BZ838 - I was co-pilot - which crashed at Salbani on sept. 25, 1943 I was flying until a few years ago when I had a heart attack and mini-stroke. Tony Johnstone, Spokane, WA


E-mail: steve.walker45@btinternet.com
Date: 16 Feb 2006
Time: 17:17

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I'm seeking any information regarding my fathers cousin Sgt Allen Alfred Walker, of 83 (Pathfinder) Squadron killed 13th October 1942.

As well as any information relating directly to him I'd also be grateful for any pointers as to where I should continue my search. All I have so far is a record from the Runnymede memorial.

Thanks

Steve Walker

ps : Great Site


E-mail: rj.cullen@btinternet.com  
Date: 16 Feb 2006
Time: 21:29

Comments

Fantastic site, which has proven a wealth of information over the last couple of years.

Could anyone help me, though, with regard to the uniform worn by RAF pilots flying on the Atlantic Bridge missions. I am trying to recreate an accurate uniform for display purposes and would love to know whether they wore standard cap badges and wings, or Ferry Command badges.

Thanks.


E-mail: belpertown@fsmail.net
Date: 16 Feb 2006
Time: 21:39

Comments

Hello, I am trying to learn a little about my great uncle Sergeant William Alton, 106 Sqdn, RAF Vol Res shot down Oct 1941.

I am taking my grandmother to Kiel in June to see his grave and was just trying to fill in some gaps.


E-mail: lifestyle88@ozemail.com.au
Date: 17 Feb 2006
Time: 12:47

Comments

Would love to hear from anyone knowing Edward Hiscock stationed in Singapore around 1946.He and a chap called Dick Shepherd were great mates.  My grandparents James and Leonie Moore opened their house to them on many occasions .Edward was known as Ted, last known address was Orpington, Kent, UK. Many thanks, Glyn.


E-mail: maga@mail.com
Date: 17 Feb 2006
Time: 16:59

Comments

This Site Is Good For Connecting People.


E-mail: don4j@yahoo.co.uk
Date: 18 Feb 2006
Time: 09:33

Comments

Hello, I was in 266 squadron in Fassberg in 1956, your site brings pleasant memories of a younger life!


E-mail: des@desandjean.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 18 Feb 2006
Time: 14:28

Comments

Is it possible you could guide me to where I can obtain the PFF badge awarded to a enquirers father. We have the certificate but the badge has been mislaid.

D.Evans

For Vicki Clarke who¹s father W/O.E.Skinner who was kia September 22/23 1943.


E-mail: jts1943@hotmailcom
Date: 18 Feb 2006
Time: 21:39

Comments

First rate job, chaps.

John Templeton-Smith

ex-Halton Brat/rtd airline pilot/sometime author


E-mail: peter@pdavis5.wanadoo.co.uk  
Date: 21 Feb 2006
Time: 14:44

Comments

Very useful pages,  I served there between 1960 to 1962.


E-mail: spindell381@yahoo.com
Date: 21 Feb 2006
Time: 19:44

Comments

Great Website. I am looking for a John Leigh Belcher. He had a Proctor Aircraft at Elstree, and was in the RAF, I'm presuming that this would have been around 1930.He lived in Bayswater and also had a love of Speedway.  Im told that he was rather a daredevil in his youth. The reason I am looking for john is that my mum, his daughter Margaret Rosa lost contact with him and the family and would love more information about him.  As his grand-daughter i think he sounded like a great man who was fill of life. If anyone can give me any information I would be extremely grateful


E-mail: kennyo8@aol.com 
Date: 21 Feb 2006
Time: 23:32

Comments

Wg Co Mckenzie doesn't seem to have mention on the site he was 1952.55 i was in the next office to him a truly good and fair officer also fl/lt Alison he was Adj LAC Ken Sanderson


E-mail: IvrBdy@aol.com 
Date: 23 Feb 2006
Time: 15:20

Comments

Hi. We were in Egypt with my DAD at Ismailia RAF camp in 1937/8. I was only 4/5 years old, but I can remember so much about it. I wondered if anyone had any photos of the camp. We have some but they are of us outside the camp school or Bungalow etc.

Thanks Ivor Body.


E-mail: geoff77@sprint.ca 
Date: 24 Feb 2006
Time: 15:53

Comments

I was pleased to visit your site. I was a Met Air Observer and have unfortunately lost my brevet. It was good to see it again and to read the comments against its picture. Thanks for reviving very pleasant memories. Geoff Howe. Guelph, Canada.


E-mail: moosepasture@shaw.ca 
Date: 24 Feb 2006
Time: 19:56

Comments

In browsing for information regarding 57 Squadron in WW1, in which my great-uncle Lt. Clarence Edward Kinton served and was shot down and killed over Douai, France on May 9, 1918 (or September 5 - there does not seem to be a common protocol) your interesting website turned up in a Google search.

While I located no direct information, it was interesting to learn a bit about the squadron where my father's and my namesake served (although the name was shortened to Clare).

Unfortunately my father was also killed while serving with the RCAF Coastal Command when their Sunderland crashed near Invergordon, Scotland on November 26, 1944.

Thank you for your efforts.

Kindest regards,

David C. Kinton


E-mail: stephen.bird0@btopenwold.com
Date: 25 Feb 2006
Time: 10:29

Comments

Great site!

I'm trying to locate Jack Edward Bird who was a Flight Engineer, in the early 50's and then became a Pilot Officer at Barnard Castle. Last heard of in th mid 50s.

Any help would be appreciated.


E-mail: BRIANAJENNINGS@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: 25 Feb 2006
Time: 18:35

Comments

JUST FOUND YOUR MOST INTERESTING AND ENJOYABLE SITE.  I WAS WONDERING IF THERE ARE ANY "THOR" IRBM MISSILE CREWS STILL OUT THERE, ESPECIALLY FROM 220SM SQUADRON BASED AT NORTH PICKENHAM NORFOLK, IT WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW IF ANY ARE STILL SURVIVING.


E-mail: lynda4@blueyonder.co.uk
Date: 26 Feb 2006
Time: 15:50

Comments

Great Site:

I am trying to find details of anyone who served with my late father in the RAF (Sgt Eddie Jones 536277). He was a wireless operator posted to the middle east before transfering to other operations including: 263 Wing, 213 Group, 20(P)AFU, No.6(P)AFU & 8 OAFU.

Robin Jones


E-mail: mnsheppard@eastlink.ca
Date: 26 Feb 2006
Time: 15:50

Comments

This website has already been a great help to me in creating commemerative replicas of ww2 aircraft. Many thanks for everyone's input and the concept of the whole thing.

Norm Sheppard Sackville New Brunswick Canada


E-mail: Sue.paddock@educ.somerset.co.uk
Date: 28 Feb 2006
Time: 11:54

Comments

I have recently had come into my possession my late uncle's flying log, navigator, flying jacket, medals and lots of photos. The photos have names on the back and some of them show up to a hundred servicemen all named. His name was ERIC HILTON he served in the VIP squadron at one time, trained in South Africa and served in North Africa, Italy and the UK. Anyone interested in any other details?


E-mail: andrewkelly12345@msn.com
Date: 28 Feb 2006
Time: 20:52

Comments

My Grandfather was at Patrington at the time of the Suez crisis in 1955, he worked in the equipment section as a typist.


E-mail: angusmac43@hotmail.com
Date: 28 Feb 2006
Time: 21:16

Comments

This site has helped to add some (but only some) light on my Uncle's War (which ended in 1943).

I'll keep looking.

Thanks.


E-mail: res0iudh@verizon.net
Date: 1 Mar 2006
Time: 16:03

Comments

Your website is great! It has helped me to get in touch with people who knew my father, Flt. Lt. John Worthington (Junior) Harder.

Thank you


E-mail: jalaw105@ozemail.com.au
Date: 3 Mar 2006
Time: 10:26

Comments

Hi all trying to research my fathers last flight. Jan 6th /45. out of Foulsham. 462 Sqdn with 100 group. Aircraft Halifax Z5N. crashed  Hargemont, Belgium 6th Jan. My father was the only survivor. Why did this aircraft warrant an 82 page crash report? [Aust archives}. We have photos etc but not a lot of answers! Help fill in the gaps....... John Lawrence.. South Australia


E-mail: nupton@qinetiq.com
Date: 26 Feb 2006
Time: 15:50

Comments

Extremely interesting! Great! Axiomatically hard work!

Thank you.


E-mail: erm_dumb_blond@hotmail.com
Date: 6 Mar 2006
Time: 15:08

Comments

I am looking for information about my great uncle. Alfred Charles Cheese. he served with 171 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves. he was at the rank Warrant Officer at the time of his death when he was shot down in 6th January 1945 at the age of 23 years over France. it is believed he was a bomb aimer with a Canadian crew at the time of his death. if you have any information about him please contact me:


E-mail: edward.wyman@btconnect.com
Date: 6 Mar 2006
Time: 17:21

Comments

This is the only site to include RAF Flying Training Command Reading Berks well done.

I am looking for the history of the medical branch when the Principal Medical Officer i/c in 1949 was Air/Cdr John Walker with his deputy Group/cap Freeman, W/Cdr Frederick Barker was Flying Personnel Aviation Medical Officer


E-mail: orcassuzan@interisland.net 
Date: 7 Mar 2006
Time: 06:34

Comments

As the daughter of Air Commodore F.R.D. Swain, I was delighted to find you entry on my father. I am beginning research for his biography, so am glad to receive any information I can. Thank you.

E.D.S. Chamberlayne


E-mail: grahamtate@hotmail.co.uk
Date: 7 Mar 2006
Time: 11:30

Comments

Great site still looking for info/pictures of F/S J PHILLIPS of 44 Sqn. His last mission was in Hampden AD726 31/07/41.

Brothers Grandson of J Phillips.


E-mail: barryw@colplas.com
Date: 8 Mar 2006
Time: 00:35

Comments

A very informative site. It has provided me a great deal of information for a scale model project that I have under way. Very well done.

Barry Wilson


E-mail: captainoverlamd@hotmail.com 
Date: 8 Mar 2006
Time: 11:38

Comments

My Dad, David grant "Bill" Beswick, was a 145 Sqn pilot from December 43 to the end of the war flying fighter bomber missions in the Italian campaign. Unfortunately he passed away just about 2 years ago, but he would have been fascinated by your website (if he hadn't been a complete technophobe!!). He flew Mk 8's mostly and was most generally in ZX T. He flew alongside his great mate John Ulm, son of Australian air pioneer Charles Ulm of Southern Cross fame, and was No 2 to Neville Duke for some time. I still have his RAF uniform and flying jacket, and most importantly his log book which makes fascinating reading, a true insight into a pilots mind and psyche at the time.

My brief look at your website has been very informative about 145 Sqn, I didn't realise what a wide variety of aircraft had been associated with it! I should just point out however, that certainly the Mk 8's (and I would assume the other aircraft) carried the squadron crest below and in front of the cockpit - perhaps this can be added at a later date. It is shown on the 54-57 Venom FB Mk1.

Many thanks for your work on the website, it is appreciated that the history of these squadrons is kept alive and is readily accessible.

Regards

Adam Beswick


E-mail: mogren@bigpond.net.au 
Date: 9 Mar 2006
Time: 12:11

Comments

This is a good site for general background of the RAF in World War 11. I would be interested to know some detail of my uncle's war. He was Sergeant Gerald (Gerry) Kerton, (Wop/Air Gunner) of 196 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. I believe he survived being shot down over the English Channel but was killed over France on 24/09/1944. Would be grateful for any information.


E-mail: renganmani@yahoo.co.in 
Date: 9 Mar 2006
Time: 12:33

Comments

Hello,

I just came across this wonderful site of yours. I was really pleased with the information that I got from your site. Good work keep it up.


E-mail: akewoodhouse@kingsmill51.freeserve.co.uk 
Date: 9 Mar 2006
Time: 15:01

Comments

My uncle Dorian Keen served with 221 squadron stationed in Rhodesia. He was killed during air operations (anti sub) off Catania Sicily on 23rd March 1944. I have several photos of the squadron one of which is signed on the back by all the members. Anyone who remembers the name please get in touch


E-mail: royglass@comcast.net  
Date: 11 Mar 2006
Time: 22:28

Comments

A wonderful resource for researchers. The glossary and bibliography are especially useful.

Roy


E-mail:
Date: 12 Mar 2006
Time: 11:33

Comments

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

Many thanks

Neil Hutchings


E-mail: murleigh@vicarm54.plus.com 
Date: 12 Mar 2006
Time: 15:49

Comments

I'm looking for some photographs of Lancaster PB636 P4-D from during the WW2 if this at all possible, it's for a friend of mine.

Hope you can oblige, thanking in you in anticipation, Leighton Jones


E-mail: tankyharrison37@ntlworld.com 
Date: 13 Mar 2006
Time: 17:26

Comments

Over the past year I have been looking for information about my sister in law's father.RW.Lowrey(408 Sqn) killed 7/8june 44.LL643.I have managed to locate the crash site and how the aircraft was lost the grandson of the pilot contacted me last Dec 05. Is there anyone out there who new of RW. Lowrey or any of the crew of LL643. Thank you.


E-mail: davewilliams24@tiscali.co.uk 
Date: 14 Mar 2006
Time: 11:08

Comments

Thank you for a very useful and interesting web site. Am trying to piece together my fathers wartime history in coastal command. He joined the RAFVR, and appears to have travelled the world! I have got some info on his time in service but am trying to gather more. All the best, from Dave Williams


E-mail: rcaf5otu@hotmail.com
Date: 15 Mar 2006
Time: 11:01

Comments

Greetings.

I have been researching the history of the RCAF bases at Boundary Bay and Abbotsford, B.C. Canada since 1987. The units of these bases are, No.5 OTU, and No 18 and 24 EFTS. As well I seek information on No. 8 EFTS Sea Island and No. 33 EFTS (RAF) Caron Sask.

I would like to hear from any Aircrew and Groundcrew or other staff both military or civilian.

Cheers for now. Michael DesMazes.


E-mail: reg@beint.fsworld.co.uk 
Date: 15 Mar 2006
Time: 15:55

Comments

Thrilled to have found this site. It has filled in many gaps in my quest for information about my contemporary's and colleagues of the 1939/45 conflict. Thank you for your dedication.

Regards Reg Beint


E-mail: colina1@hotkey.net.au  
Date: 15 Mar 2006
Time: 01:53

Comments

My name is Colin Alderson and served in Habbanya during 1954 (4104709 ) LAC Alderson I serviced Venoms for 73 squadron .

The airfield was also shared by 6 Squadron also flying Venoms.

I very much enjoyed serving there and must say the people in those days were more than friendly I spent Xmas 1954 in Bagdad at the YMCA run by a Mr Lampard However in 1955 on demob I came to Australia servicing DC3-DC4-Dc6 and Bristol Freighters for Australian Airway which unfortunaly is no more I remain Colin Alderson (South Australia)


E-mail: varshagusty@yahoo.com 
Date: 16 Mar 2006
Time: 09:56

Comments

Good to be here, as the Flt Cdr of 26 Sqn AF Indian Air Force


E-mail: mralwyatt@btinternet.com 
Date: 16 Mar 2006
Time: 12:07

Comments

The e/mail address of John Archer would be of interest I served with 541 as a photo RS from 1953 to 54


E-mail: nandfhenison@onetel.com 
Date: 16 Mar 2006
Time: 22:11

Comments

Very useful website, I would like to contact anyone that was in Burma with me (Frank Henison # 1452428). Please feel free to e-mail me. Many thanks


E-mail: terryledrew@hotmail.com 
Date: 17 Mar 2006
Time: 15:18

Comments

Hello. I am a producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), in Newfoundland.

We are planning an in-depth national series on The Atlantic Ferry Command operation that went through Dorval and Gander. I am looking for stories and the people who lived them, either from a ferry pilot's perspective, family, or support crew. Also, whether any reunions are planned?

I would love to hear from all...far and wide.

Thanks!

Terry LeDrew-Special Projects Producer

CBC Radio

709-632-1095

work e-mail: terry_ledrew@cbc.ca


E-mail: brianajennings@hotmail.com 
Date: 17 Mar 2006
Time: 19:08

Comments

I am looking for individuals who served on 220SM sdrn North Pickenham in Norfolk (THOR IRBM) launch crews.  Have you any idea how to find them.

thanks

Brian Jennings


E-mail: Mgbadaezeigbo@yahoo.com , mgbaezze@gmail.com
Date: 18 Mar 2006
Time: 18:57

Comments

Great site - but didn't help me much, I'm afraid! I'm trying to track down a Warrant Officer Warner and an F/O Basil Wood (who ended his career as a Gp Capt)- both believed based at Felixstowe in 1937. If these names ring a bell, please contact me!


E-mail: cbriancave@aol.com 
Date: 18 Mar 2006
Time: 18:57

Comments

I'm tracing evidence about my G/father Henry William HITCHINS who it was allegedly served in the 'RFC' WW1 in Egypt and Salonika, as to date I've found NO evidence to validate this, as most records were lost in WW2, any places I could look, please Brian


E-mail: mromanchuk@hotmail 
Date: 21 Mar 2006
Time: 03:55

Comments

I see you have gathered lots of info that's great. I was looking for Ken Ackles


E-mail: chris.young16@btbroadband.com  
Date: 21 Mar 2006
Time: 11:06

Comments

I have been doing research on My late father, G/Capt R.H. Young cbe dso afc. I have found your site helpfull together with others. He led the Venturas in the raid on the Phillips Eindhoven radio valve factory (6th Dec 1942). I have quite a lot of interesting material. Noteably his log book, photographs, press cuttings and the like as well as his medals and a recording he made at the time for the BBC. I would be interested in hearing from any airman still surviving who were members of 464 sqdn at the time or have any other connections to the event. There may also be RAF historians who would like the information/photos etc. Regards Chris Young


E-mail: james.mavor@yorksj.ac.uk  
Date: 23 Mar 2006
Time: 19:27

Comments

Sir Leslie Mavor was my grandad and I just looked his name up on the internet to see if there was any information and I was very interested to find that there was!

Thanks

James


E-mail: alec.woodward@virgin.net 
Date: 24 Mar 2006
Time: 16:08

Comments

I would like any information on Pilot officer Brian Coombs who was recorded missing on 2nd February 1953. I am his first cousin and have very little information on his life in the R A F anything would be usful as his parents are both gone.

Alec


E-mail: iangord@gmail.com  
Date: 25 Mar 2006
Time: 05:14

Comments

An interesting site. I flew the Hunter FGA 9 and the Single Pioneer on 20 Sqn in the late 60s.


E-mail: simonebryan@btinternet.com  
Date: 25 Mar 2006
Time: 19:42

Comments

I am trying to trace photographs of 106 squadron. My grandfather was Francis Terence Pargeter Jones and died on 16/09/42. I have managed to trace his grave on the war commissions site but would like to find some photographs

Would you be able to help me please


E-mail: felicia@lenview.freeserve.co.uk   
Date: 26 Mar 2006
Time: 12:25

Comments

Very interesting site and I wonder if you can help me with my query. My father was called up early in WW11 and served on Balloon Barrage site in Blackheath until invalided out. The RAF cannot find him in their records and as he was 42 when war broke out is it likely he would have been seconded from Home Guard/territorials as he had been a soldier in WW1. I am sure my father wore RAF uniform but cannot be sure. His name was Henry Benjamin Banks, mostly known as Ben Banks although other members on the site called him "Monty"


E-mail: edwardspineapple@aol.com    
Date: 26 Mar 2006
Time: 14:59

Comments

H adey 519 squadron wick 1945


E-mail: john.purkiss@ntlworld.com    
Date: 26 Mar 2006
Time: 22:17

Comments

Thank you for this web site, it is most interesting and informative.

Through this site I have made friends and I hope to make a few more.

I was stationed at RAF El Firdan from 1953 until 1955, 2 1/2 years. I am in touch with over one hundred RAF chaps who were out there in the canal zone.

I have also posted information about our reunion on your website and wish to thanks you for your help.

Kind regards,

John Purkiss


E-mail: Modelboats4me@yahoo.com    
Date: 28 Mar 2006
Time: 04:11

Comments

I enjoyed this web site.

I was a member of 58 sqdn during the period of 1953 to 1955.

During this period the sqdn was re equipped with Canberra PR 3 and one PR7 and one B2 which was also a PR type aircraft.

I have a strong recollection our aircraft both the Mosquito's and PR 3 Canberra's were a two tone blue. Thanks, Ken Osborne, in Atlanta GA. USA


E-mail: maillady27892@earthlink.net    
Date: 28 Mar 2006
Time: 04:25

Comments

Looking for info on Valclav Karel Doubek. He served in the Czech RAF in 43-44.He was an airgunner. His log book is very interesting. I would like to know more.


E-mail: mhaylock@cbsiso.ca     
Date: 28 Mar 2006
Time: 18:37

Comments

HAYLOCK, Robert Arthur died in Brighton and Sussex General Hospital on March 17, 2006 in his 86th year. Pre-deceased by and now re-united with Elizabeth (nee Davidson), his loving wife of over 60 years, his parents Harold and Gladys Haylock of Keetor House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and his brother John Layton Haylock of Burford House, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. Robert is survived by his son Malcolm and his wife Barbara, his granddaughter Melanie Bichener and her husband Rob, and his great-grandson Kyle Bichener--all residing in Ontario, Canada as well as his cousin Caroline (nee Johnson) Carver and her husband David of Whetsted House, Tonbridge, Kent. Flight Lieutenant Robert Arthur Haylock, AE served with 236 Squadron Tangmere, Sussex during the Battle of Britain.


E-mail: shaun.underhill@wokingham.gov.uk     
Date: 29 Mar 2006
Time: 10:58

Comments

I came across your site whilst researching information on Heston Aerodrome and its use during the war. An interesting site.


E-mail: tiger08brugge@skynet.be     
Date: 30 Mar 2006
Time: 08:54

Comments

Dear Sir, very, very nice website and so much you can find about the history from all the squadrons and wings. Please, do go on.

A Belgian citizen.

Tiger08


E-mail: crawshawja@aol.com     
Date: 1 Apr 2006
Time: 13:21

Comments

An excellent site, extremely comprehensive. Congratulations to the compiler

I am seeking info re Flt Lt Frank Homer James, an RAF fighter pilot 1940 - 45 who served on 43,124, 229 and 616 Sqns. Anything at all would be most welcome.


E-mail: Sbluedog007@aol.com      
Date: 2 Apr 2006
Time: 04:24

Comments

I TRIED TO LEAVE FEEDBACK ON YOUR EXCELLENT SITE BUT WOULD NOT SUBMIT.
STILL LOOKING FOR 341 ALSACE FREE FRENCH SQUADRON BRITISH N,C,O, PILOTS 1944/45 TOTALLY IGNORED IN ANY PUBLICATION FOUND , I KNOW ONE NOW 81 YRS OLD AND LOOKING FOR THAT FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY ALSO FATES OF SOME OF HIS
FREE FRENCH CHUMS.
REGARDS.
NEVILLE STANFIELD

E-mail: tich.keltie@ntlworld.com      
Date: 3 Apr 2006
Time: 01:33

Comments

Trying to find out anything and everything about Douglas Keltie who was awarded the DFC about October 1944. At the time he was 159053, Acting Flight Lieutenant with R.A.F.V.R., 10 Sqn.

Interesting site, good luck, wish you success with it.


E-mail: peter@pdavis5.wanadoo.co.uk      
Date: 4 Apr 2006
Time: 14:51

Comments

Excellent web site useful information for us older National Service men, I have very happy memories of my time at RAF Bawdsey between 1960 and 1962.


E-mail: PRW26125@aol.com      
Date: 4 Apr 2006
Time: 14:54

Comments

Wonderful site- I came across it when i searched for details of my ex-C.O. J.G.G. Beddoes--i served under him twice ( at Wittering when he was a Wg. Cdr. and in Germany when he was a Gp. Capt.). I also had the good fortune of meeting him again at The Air Force Club about a year before he died-an excellent C.O. I will certainly keep in touch with this site. Peter Woolcock


E-mail: stempfer@tiscali.co.uk     
Date: 5 Apr 2006
Time: 17:02

Comments

Hi. Just found your what looks like an excellent site, have left a message.

regards Ron Stempfer.


E-mail: japhillips@shaw.ca     
Date: 7 Apr 2006
Time: 05:06

Comments

An excellent web-site.

I served with 22 APC at Amarda Road from 1943 to 1944-5 and then with 230 Sunderland Squadron at Redhills lake also Seletar, finally returning to Calshot, Southampton in 1946. I am now in my eighties and memory is growing rather dim.


E-mail: rod97@ozemail.com.au     
Date: 7 Apr 2006
Time: 05:57

Comments

Great site - I am wondering if anyone out there can help me. My father, James Henry Dean (poss. known as Harry) was an RAF armourer from the start of World War 2. He was badly wounded on new years day 1945 in Belgium and was then transferred by hospital ship to Scotland. If anyone recognises the name that would be great but any general info would also be appreciated ie: I think he worked on Lancs, would this be poss in Belgium at that time? I think he was in a commando unit does this make sense?. Anything to get me started would be great!!


E-mail: nickybudd@yahoo.com     
Date: 10 Apr 2006
Time: 17:12

Comments

Interesting website that has helped my family understand more about the service of my Father's cousin, Flight Sergeant Ted Budd of 614 Squadron.

Ted was sadly killed (MIA) c. April 1945 whilst returning from a mission over the Adriatic in what we thought was a Blenheim. It would now appear that two Squadrons were numbered 614 with the first being equipped with Blenheims, and the second, Halifaxes.

If you know anything regarding Ted or 614 Squadron my family would be grateful to hear from you at this e-mail address. Many thanks.


E-mail: jonbebbington@earthlink.net     
Date: 12 Apr 2006
Time: 20:07

Comments

I am researching an RAF pilot named Philip H. Bebbington who was in the RAF in late 1918. Can anyone help me?


E-mail: r092@highsted.kent.sch.uk    
Date: 12 Apr 2006
Time: 20:57

Comments

Hi. I just wondered if there was anything on here about my nana n grandad. they was both in the RAF and have both past away now but i just want to know about their past. their names are Florence Phillips and Harry Godden. if anyone knows anything about these please can you contact me


E-mail: 2duc@emailyou.co.uk     
Date: 13 Apr 2006
Time: 11:39

Comments

Hi there I am member of a air cadet support team in bath.

i have just joined and on Tuesday i had my first ever lecture on the history of the raf. this is found really interesting and i wanted to learn learn about so i typed it in Google.

I found this site and it has really inspired me in what team i have joined thank you very much, this webbie was a great idea.

if you want you can get back to me by 2duc@emailyou.co.uk or maybe you can look on my other website, it is all about my hobby.I would appreciate it if you had a look because i have given up my time for your website. it is www.bathjudokwai.co.uk.

many thanks bye

avril ( 2duc)


E-mail: deborah_byng@hotmail.com    
Date: 14 Apr 2006
Time: 04:36

Comments

Request 3 - 320 MU

My grandfather Robert Cox (aka Fred) was in the 320 MU 1942-1946.

He knew the men mentioned and is bring photographs over tomorrow of the Football team. I will scan them and forward them to you.

Deborah Byng


E-mail: howard@howardfricker.com   
Date: 14 Apr 2006
Time: 12:14

Comments

An excellent site found it by accident but now bookmarked.  A great deal of work has obviously gone into it and it is very informative and useful for many people.


E-mail: danangie2000@btinternet.com   
Date: 14 Apr 2006
Time: 14:00

Comments

I'm part of a virtual 19 sqn that flys online with the European Air Force using IL2 and this is a great source of information


E-mail: josephinefelton@tiscali.co.uk   
Date: 15 Apr 2006
Time: 17:49

Comments

Air Commodore F F Raionsford (37507)

I was most interested in the details of my father's RAF service. I presume you got some of the information from his book "Memoirs of an Accidental Airman". We have an assortment of memorabilia which I intend to sort out now that I too have retired. Josephine Felton.


E-mail: jddporter@aol.com  
Date: 15 Apr 2006
Time: 18:23

Comments

Revd. John Porter (former RAF Chaplain at Halton and Valley) now in France.

Found site by mistake but will revisit nostalgically!

In NS served at Padgate, Melksham, Cranwell, Jurby, Bishops Court, Hendon and Birchazm Newton. As a Padre at Feltwell, Halton and Valley.


E-mail: hlowy@mac.com  
Date: 16 Apr 2006
Time: 22:44

Comments

I would like to hear from anyone who knew my father, Jakob Lowy, Lowy Jakob born 6/31922 Bratislava rank AC2, electrician on 311 Squadron ( Bomber later Coastal Command)

many thanks


E-mail: crallen@supanet.co.uk   
Date: 20 Apr 2006
Time: 19:41

Comments

I have been trying to collect information on my brother, WO (Pilot) in 668 squadron. Your Web site has provided me with info that helps to link with the little info that I had about him.

My thanks to you.

Chris Allen


E-mail: dmac@derekmccall.plus.com  
Date: 21 Apr 2006
Time: 15:05

Comments

My father was 2nd Lt Lewis McCall, who joined the RFC in Sep 1917 and was commissioned as an Observer and joined 18 Squadron at Serny in July 1918. He was on operations from Serny, Maisoncelle, Le Hameau and La Brayelle (Douai) until the Armistice. He later went with the squadron to Mauderge and two Cologne airfields until the squadron was disbanded at Weston-on-the-Green in Sep 1918 and he was discharged to the reserve.

Unfortunately all his personal papers and sounenirs were stolen in Germany. However, I have reconstructed his operations from the Squadron Record Books in AIR 1 at the National Archives at Kew as far as the move to Le Hameau, when the squadron became part of 9 Wing 9 Brigade, whose Record Books do not seem to have survived.

I am hoping that through this Guest Book I might contact some-one who happens to have some information relating to the squadron in the final weeks of the war.

My father's usual pilot was a Canadian from the Toronto area, Lt L.A.C. Hudson, who stayed for a while in the RAF after the war and was awarded the AFC, and my distant hope is that some descendant of Hudson, or other members of the squadron at that time can help me fill in this gap in my researches.

Many thanks.  Derek McCall


E-mail: sheila.strange@ntlworld.com   
Date: 21 Apr 2006
Time: 20:56

Comments

I am sure this site is a great help for people trying to locate friends , relatives etc .

S Strange


E-mail: info@nuntonsteadings.com  
Date: 22 Apr 2006
Time: 10:55

Comments

I am trying to find out about Sqn Ldr Holmes who was stationed at RAF Benbecula Coastal Command in 1943. He was a Catalina pilot and he and his crew rescued the crew of a downed Flying Fortress in 1943, he and the Flying Fortress pilot swapped life jackets after the rescue and we have the lifejacket on loan in our visitor centre on Benbecula.If anyone has any information on any of the crews it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Phil


E-mail: confum@libero.it  
Date: 23 Apr 2006
Time: 11:04

Comments

Your Web Site is GREAT!!!

Compliments.

I'm doing a research about the history of Udine-Campoformido airfield that was the home base (for some the last base) of many RAF Units.

Do you have any picture regarding RAF Units in that place?

Thanks in advance and Congratulations again.

Sincerely

Roberto BASSI

Via Aquileia 6

33030 CAMPOFORMIDO (Udine) Italy


E-mail: berneyboy@hotmail.com   
Date: 23 Apr 2006
Time: 19:25

Comments

An excellent site, many thanks for sharing it. I have bookmarked it.

BerneyBoy

http://www.infovisual.info/


E-mail: dathomp@beeb.net   
Date: 23 Apr 2006
Time: 20:13

Comments

Thanks to Google found you straight away, I have submitted a request and look forward to an answer Flight Sgt. Ron Wakeford was my godfather, so any information would be really helpful

Photo of Ron Wakeford


E-mail: sheila.strange@ntlworld.com   
Date: 24 Apr 2006
Time: 09:21

Comments

This has been most helpful finding this site.

I have now been in contact and have finally found a long lost relation thanks to Malcolm Barrass.  So 3 cheers for Malcolm for the great job he is doing

Sheila Strange


E-mail: arturg4klv@aol.com   
Date: 24 Apr 2006
Time: 15:47

Comments

I remember 46 Squadron at Yatesbury in early 1945/46.


E-mail: macann@austarnet.com.au   
Date: 26 Apr 2006
Time: 00:26

Comments

 

A very clearly set out site. Hope someone can help me with information regarding my father and his time in the R.A.F. He trained as a navigator/wireless operator in Canada in 1942, served some time in Middle East and then went to Far East we think in Beaufighters. He was killed in a plane on a trial run somewhere in South-East Asia December 1944 and is buried in Ranchi cemetry India.

His pilot was named Eric Von Boch, also killed same day. Does anyone remember them or can anyone pass on information about Squadron No., Area in which he was flying, or anything pertaining that theatre of conflict. His name/rank were:- Flight Sergeant Edward Russell Cotton, aged 31, no.1515445. Hope someone has some information if not, thanks for website and the opportunity. Ann Barber nee Cotton.


E-mail: oreillydj@onetel.com    
Date: 26 Apr 2006
Time: 14:02

Comments

I have found a Christmas Menu from 223 Squadron, Foggia, 1943. Who collects menu's. Free offer


E-mail: prodesignfilm@aol.com    
Date: 26 Apr 2006
Time: 20:50

Comments

A lot of people looking for info, interesting reading!

I'm currently developing a film about RAF Squadron 624 and a request from a Alessandro Testa caught my eye. He wanted info on the airfield at Blida, Algeria. We are researching this place also, it will be well featured in the film!

TT, Exe. Producer


E-mail: grbryce@bigpond.com.au 
Date: 26 Apr 2006
Time: 10:34

Comments

I have been searching for information on my cousin/Flight sargeant Andrew Costello's death. He was shot down by an ME 109. It would be great to get more information. I believe he flew out from Biggin Hill. Thank you for your greatwebsite.

Thank you / Sincerely Graham Bryce


E-mail: suedav1@aapt.met.au
Date: 29 Apr 2006
Time: 02:23

Comments

I am the daughter-in-law of the late Wing Commander Tony Reddick OBE DFC AFC who was involved at some stage during WWII with Squadron 101. I loved your web site and will pass on some of the information to my three daughter.

Thank you for a fine, informative web site.

Suzanne Reddick

Adelaide

South Australia


E-mail: rcfplank@yahoo.com
Date: 30 Apr 2006
Time: 21:35

Comments

My grandfather was an RAF pilot during WW2. I found his badges on your web site. Thank you.

Rob Plank, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.


E-mail: sdinnell@unicorndesigns.ca 
Date: 1 May 2006
Time: 03:19

Comments

I am looking for anyone who may have served, or who's family members may have served in the RCAF Squadron 427 in Leeming, York with my father Flight Lt. John (Smokey) Hooper (born in Battleford, Saskatchewan 1922). Also anyone who may have known my Mother, Mary Olive Hooper (nee Benson) of Bedale, England.

My father met (and married) my Mother who's parents owned the Wagon & Horses Pub in Bedale.

My father passed away Feb 1, 2004 and I have recently come across an old photo album of his with many pictures of himself and friends in the squadron. He has written names with most of the photo's but unfortunately only first names and I would love to find some of these men and/or their families to exchange photo's and any stories etc from this time.

Please contact me at: sdinnell@unicorndesigns.ca or by phone at (250) 286-4694 Campbell River, BC, Canada

Many thanks for the great website!

Stephanie Dinnell


E-mail: stevecollier22@msn.com
Date: 1 May 2006
Time: 10:14

Comments

Site looks very good, I'm trying to find out what my father did in the air force around 1950-1053, he did his national service based at RAF St Mawgan, his name is Geoffrey Collier


E-mail: e.coles3@ntlworld.com
Date: 1 May 2006
Time: 13:44

Comments

I have just viewed your site. It brought back memories of my own service. I was "Called Up" for national service when I reached 18 years of age. I joined the R.A.F. signing on for 3 years to get the trade I preferred. I squarebashed at West kirby and then went to St. Athens for training as an airframe mech. I flew out to Fayid in the Canal Zone and then was transferred to R.A.F. Kabrit. I served on the Aircraft Servicing Flight working on the Meteors of 13sq. 219sq. and another night fighter squadron {39?} In 55 Kabrit was starting to close and the ASF was transferred to the awful Abu Sueir. I returned on the Empire Ken for demob at Swindon. Has anyone ever been issued with a demob suit that fitted after a shower of rain ? Hope this brings back memories to anyone who served during that era. Eddie Coles 4117075 LAC.


E-mail: flyinmick@hotmail.com
Date: 3 May 2006
Time: 01:16

Comments

Wonderful site. Tons of great information. So much, in fact, that a SEARCH tool would really help.

Thanks for this great effort.


E-mail: richardrawicz@msn.com 
Date: 5 May 2006
Time: 08:24

Comments

My Father Slavomir Rawicz author of The Long Walk was in Persia, R.A.F Cranwell, Croughton, Hucknall, between 1942-1946.

Any information would be greatly appreciated

Richard Rawicz


E-mail: petergittins2003AThotmail.com  (replace AT with @)
Date: 6 May 2006
Time: 08:24

Comments

I'm trying to find out any info or get some photos for my grandad, Harry Roden 1095411, he served in the RAF from 1940-47 approx. 223 Squadron Middle East, from 1943 to 45 he was based in Athens RAF Headquarters, close to Splendid hotel? he(+25 others) was captured by terrorists and marched for 5 days to Macedonia, but fortunately where later re-captured by the British after a plane spotted where they where. Any info or links to pictures, resources would be excellent.

Thanks,

great site by the way....


E-mail: ahimsa83@gmail.cpm 
Date: 11 May 2006
Time: 10:38

Comments

David Whiting.

Very informative summary of my stepfather, Lord Dowding's military career.


E-mail: michaelblizzard@intekom.co.za  
Date: 12 May 2006
Time: 21:05

Comments

Seeking information on 127 Spitfire squadron WW11.

Arnold Jean Beacke was killed April 1945 on recce over Holland. Seek any information on him or squadron's operations. He was a Belgian attached to above squadron.


E-mail: ceri@impactonhold.co.uk   
Date: 18 May 2006
Time: 09:41

Comments

Hi. Not sure if any one can help. I am loking for Darren Walsh. He has been in the RAF for about 10 years now and would be approx 28 years old. He is originally from Woburn Sands in Bedfordshire but I understand that his family have now moved to Blackpool.

I am very keen to get in touch with him as he is an old family friend. If any one knows him or think they have any information on where he may be now please email me on the address below. Cheers, Ceri


E-mail: dan@aol.com   
Date: 19 May 2006
Time: 11:04

Comments

Very good site, its fantastic and gives a lot of information. you must spend hours researching all the planes and how they made up.

Nice one, I will show people this fantastic website!


E-mail: andrew24467@tiscali.co.uk 
Date: 20 May 2006
Time: 17:25

Comments

Excellent website. browsed with my dad, David Bowden, ex 256 sqdn 1956-1959 Ahlhorn Germany. Meteor NF 11,s. he's now 70 and doing very well.


E-mail: redshamus@onetel.com 
Date: 23 May 2006
Time: 16:44

Comments

Dear Sir. Please keep up the good work just what was wanted a RAF site .thank you


E-mail: leslyalex@hotmail.com 
Date: 24 May 2006
Time: 08:38

Comments

Great Site use it loads for particualr interest

Alex Corbin

www.171sqn.com


E-mail: dattlee@lineone.net 
Date: 24 May 2006
Time: 15:41

Comments

Just found this site. Very interesting. At Station Commanders for Brize Norton, you might like to add Gp Capt R G Wilson from approx 1966 - 1968. He took over the Station from the USAF.

Best wishes Don Attlee AVM Retd Stn Cdr Brize 1968


E-mail: james@shaftesburytown.co.uk  
Date: 24 May 2006
Time: 22:26

Comments

Facinating website, im still looking for more information relating to what the RAF were doing in Shaftesbury for the town site (www.shaftesburytown.co.uk) I know there was some kind of R&R centre there but not much else, thanks for making such an interesting site and if you hear anything about our town please let me know


E-mail: bdbarry50@hotmail.com   
Date: 25 May 2006
Time: 00:23

Comments

I wasn't sure where to add my comments, my family is from Bedale, Yorkshire..the family ran the Waggon and Horses Pub in Bedale 1928-1948, at which time they came to Windsor, Ontario, Canada...I have a few pictures of the different RCAF and RAF persons that frequented the pub..is their anywhere I can have these pictures posted (see below) to find out the identity of some of the men..and for anyone that might recognize any of these men, or if anyone knew my Benson Family...I would be most grateful...with kindest regards from Windsor, Ontario, Canada Dale MacRae-Barry


E-mail: pepe34@shaw.ca   
Date: 28 May 2006
Time: 17:42

Comments

Can you tell me how and i can contact family of the member of the crash, the day that the plane crash my father find the cap badge of one of the member on board and am trying to get the facts together for a info about that crash in my home town, picture ,anything .

On the 9th of April 1945 liberator AM929 of 231 Sqn, 49 Group, RAF transport Command, piloted by Capt G I Vorhees took off from Dorval Airport at 15.29 Hrs for a flight to the UK. In addition to the crew eleven passengers were carried.

15 Minutes after take-off, at an altitude of 8,800ft, it was discovered that No 3 engine was on fire. After failing to extinguish the fire Capt Vorhees elected to descend to approximately 2000ft. At this height No 3 engine broke away and the fire went out. Capt Vorhees then informed Dorval that he would attempt to return to the airport. However the fire broke out again and an attempt to crash land was made in a field near St Simon De Bagot.

Tragically, after avoiding some houses the aircraft struck high-tension cables, then hit the ground and disintegrated. Fortunately, with the sad exception of two of the passengers, all the occupants were either thrown or dragged clear.

Mr R Plouffe, a civilian from the local area, was killed sometime after the crash, when he touched a fence that had been electrified by the severed HT cables.

The full crew and passenger list is as follows:

Crew

Capt G I Vorhees (Civilian employed by 45 Grp) 1st Pilot

Capt D Mitchell ( ---------------‘’---------------------) 2nd Pilot

Flt Lt H M S Ferguson RCAF - Navigator

Mr E A Hunt (Civ employed by 45 Grp) Radio Operator WO L W Smith RAF Flight Engineer Fg Off A E Colato RAF Flight Clerk LAC E J Ready RAF Flight Clerk

Passengers

Mr G F Wattier

Mr D C Morrison Killed

Mr R Hayes

Mr A L DeLisles

Fg Off A D C Grimes-Graeme RAF

Fg Off J Hall RAF Killed

Sgt H J Lake RAF

Cpl L H Thomas RAF

Cpl F G Temlett RAF

LAC C E King RAF

Flt Sgt W G Forbes RCAF


E-mail: websterwords@btinternet.com    
Date: 29 May 2006
Time: 07:11

Comments

I first signed your Guest Book on November 17th, 2001 - yes, that long ago!

I'm delighted to see you still going strong after all this time and I send you very best wishes for continuing success with your excellent site!

Sincerely,

Kevin Webster


E-mail: Cowanaa234@aol.com    
Date: 29 May 2006
Time: 19:56

Comments

I found the site very interesting.

I'm looking for any information on my Uncle, Sgt John Walker RAF who lost his life whilst training with 111 Operational Training Unit (OTU) in the Bahamas during WW 2.

He was the Flight Engineer on Liberator Bomber Mark V Number BZ-813. He took off from its base at Oakes Field (Nassau) 3 July 1945 for night exercise codenamed "Leigh Light". He never returned. Has anyone heard of him!

Any information would be wonderful.

Mrs A Cowan


E-mail: colinjudd@iprimus.com.au    
Date: 31 May 2006
Time: 11:00

Comments

I congratulate on your website, but I could not find my late brother's squadron during WW2, 600 Squadron.  His name was FO G W JUDD, DFC, Beaughfighter pilot, he is buried at Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast, regards, Colin Judd


E-mail: debbie@delacey.biz    
Date: 2 Jun 2006
Time: 19:52

Comments

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knew my late father, Ernest Trigwell. He was one of the crew who died in the Beverley X150 crash on December 15th 1967.


E-mail: duncan.donaldson@virgin.net    
Date: 3 Jun 2006
Time: 13:56

Comments

My father was a Navigator on 211 44-45 he is now 83 and still very active, i wondered if there are many members left that remember him? He retired in 1972 having served from 1941. DD Donaldson-Davidson.


E-mail: davidstewart@aol.com     
Date: 4 Jun 2006
Time: 00:10

Comments

Hi my name is David Stewart I'm trying to find out any information for my dad Corporal Sam Stewart RAF Jurby who was Capt of the football team in 1954 international if you can get any information I would be most grateful to you my dad is now 86 and this would make him a happy man as he lost every thing he had in a fire photos or anything would be great. Thank you.


E-mail: oldwestbrookians@gmail.com     
Date: 5 Jun 2006
Time: 14:34

Comments

Hi,

Great site, but can it assist me in tracking down a service history - Arthur Derek Huthersall Foster left the RAF as Group Captain in about 1945-46 and died in Folkestone (buried at Hawkinge) in about 1965.

Please can someone drop me a line at www.oldwestbrookians.cjb.net


E-mail: dmacdonald@macunlimited.net     
Date: 6 Jun 2006
Time: 18:33

Comments

Hi

I think the site is great. I have just checked out my Dad, who did 30 years (1930-60) in the RAF but I cannot fill in the missing details as my sisters have his log book. They could fill in the gaps in his service record. Apparently before the war he often had to land in odd places, when his engine failed or whatever, but I am not sure there is a place on your site for those sort of stories.


E-mail: andrew.gmyub@btinternet.com     
Date: 13 Jun 2006
Time: 22:36

Comments

Very Interesting. My father was Andrew Ross who was a pilot with 617 for a few months from May 14th 1945 to September 21st 1945. He flew the Lancaster mainly 'YZ' and 'KC'. I have inherited his log book and it is fascinating to tie up the entries with the web sites.

Andrew Ross


E-mail: weirvins@bigpond.com     
Date: 15 Jun 2006
Time: 01:20

Comments

A wonderful informative interesting site. I am 76 years of age and have been researching details about the Battle of Britain for many years and since discovering your site I have been able to fill many gaps, down here in Australia. Thank you. Bill Irvin


E-mail: weirvins@bigpond.com     
Date: 15 Jun 2006
Time: 13:38

Comments

I would just like to say thank you to replying to my post so fast keep up the good work thank you again your information you gave me was a big help
 
regards

Christopher Costa


E-mail: jpeter@jhb.stormnet.co.za     
Date: 17 Jun 2006
Time: 23:05

Comments

Many thanks for your great efforts.Jim Peter, Johannesburg SA, son of killed or missing Polish Pilot Leonid Petrowski, 1945 WW2


E-mail: m.brescia@iol.it     
Date: 19 Jun 2006
Time: 23:40

Comments

Well done! I am an Italian freelance journalist and write for the magazine "STORIA Militare". I did really appreciate this fine web site!

Sincerely

MAurizio Brescia


E-mail: joshualloyd07@yahoo.co.uk      
Date: 20 Jun 2006
Time: 16:57

Comments

it was very help full to me and i will visit it again


E-mail: jock500@onetel.com       
Date: 23 Jun 2006
Time: 00:53

Comments

I was a sprog stationed at R.A.F Netheravon from 1949 - 1951 our C.O. was Group Captain Wings Day a fantastic and wonderful airman, ex P.O.W., inmate of several Stalag Lufts, Mauthausen Concentration Camp and finally Colditz, he used to inspect the camp at zero feet in a Tiger Moth and wrote messages backwards because of the Gremlins, his old chum Douglas Bader regularly visited him at Netheravon during my time there, I even remember Ronnie Corbet in the Mess at that time.


E-mail: joe.pettigrew@gmail.com       
Date: 26 Jun 2006
Time: 04:40

Comments

Great site.

Very easy to navigate.

333aplus


E-mail: jmcdowell5935@tiscali.co.uk       
Date: 26 Jun 2006
Time: 23:30

Comments

A very interesting web site, I will now have to keep visiting.

Does anyone have information on J/T Norman Lindsay who served with me, 40th. boy entrants, Melksham, St.Mawgan, Aden 37 Sqdn. Thorney Island an Balleykelly.

Jim McDowell (Cpl LFNI 1960/1970)


E-mail: jeannett@ispdr.net.au       
Date: 27 Jun 2006
Time: 07:45

Comments

A most valuable site and thank you so much for all the effort. I have been asked to write an entry on Air Marshal Sir Harold Martin for the Australian Dictionary of Biography. 'Micky'Martin flew on the Dambusters" raid and by the end of the war had the DFC and two bars and the DSO and Bar. I have learnt much of the Air Marshal's war time operational career from your site but I wonder if anybody has any comments on his post-war career as a senior office. I also know that he married Wendy Walker in December 1944 and that she was a young widow. It is speculation but perhaps she was the widow of a fellow officer? If anybody could help I would appreciate it. John McCarthy


E-mail: kim.bartlett@baesystems.com       
Date: 27 Jun 2006
Time: 11:16

Comments

A wonderful resource, well worth visiting and re-visiting.

Kim Bartlett (1981-1996)


E-mail: geoffreyringham@yahoo.com       
Date: 28 Jun 2006
Time: 07:27

Comments

A very informative site and well laid out.

In jargon speak - User Friendly

kind regards

Geoff Ringham


E-mail: daivier.eddy@laposte.net        
Date: 28 Jun 2006
Time: 09:13

Comments

Sorry for my approximative English but I'm living in belgium and it's not easy for me to speak and write english. I'm looking for information about Halifax NP934 from 51 squadron. This bomber crashed near the town where I'm living the 18 december 1944. It took off at 02.58 to ops to duisburg. The pilot was Flying officer Bernard Mark TWILLEY. Perhaps is it possible to find more information about this crew.

Than you verry much for your help.

Eddy DAIVIER


E-mail: thehills19@tiscali.co.uk      
Date: 28 Jun 2006
Time: 09:36

Comments

Hi I am looking for anyone who may have served with my uncle. His name was Sgt John Henry Phillips from Crewe Cheshire. He was trained in Canada and then was based first at Lichfield then moved to fly Lancasters from Ludford Magna. He was shot down and killed on a raid over Berlin 23/24 August 1943. I would like any information about him so that I can pass this on to my Mother who was only 11 when he died. If anyone has any pictures of him I would love to see them and take copies.

thanks Ian Hill


E-mail: roy@rhinoafrica.com       
Date: 28 Jun 2006
Time: 20:21

Comments

I served in the RAF in the late 50's early 60's and I have only just found this site and it is great


E-mail: sebbiejay337@yahoo.co.uk       
Date: 1 Jul 2006
Time: 12:31

Comments

hi cool site it was the only one i could find that had got the info i needed


E-mail: cwise.genes@ntlworld.com     
Date: 1 Jul 2006
Time: 13:57

Comments

RAF Thetford 1918

I have a large photograph which shows a group Xmas party as at December 1918 of the No. 4 School of Navigation & Bombing (It is inscribed Xmas 1918 - No. 4 S of N & B D? - RAF Thetford).

My Grandfather is on there somewhere but I am blowed if i can recognise him for sure. He was a carpenter and made and protected/clad propellers.

I would be delighted to have any more information about this group or about him in the RFC/RAF He was H T Yarwood. Anyone who would like a JPEG of this group feel free to contact me.

Colin Yarwood


E-mail: info@air-entertainment.com       
Date: 2 Jul 2006
Time: 11:45

Comments

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17 - 18 March 2007 at Grand Ballroom Surabaya Sheraton Hotel & Towers. It is the biggest International Education Expo ever held in Indonesia. It will be joined by more than 100 universities all over the world. For a further information on this event, please visit our website at www.air-entertainment.com/surabayaexpo.html or send us email at info@air-entertainment.com.


E-mail: PRW26125@aol.com        
Date: 2 Jul 2006
Time: 20:39

Comments

a fascinating site-i have found many of my ex c.o.'s and the senior officers i have met throughout my career in the R.A.F. It is wonderful to be able to browse through this site--it is so well presented. Many thanks--Peter Woolcock


E-mail: PRW26125@aol.com        
Date: 2 Jul 2006
Time: 20:46

Comments

Further to my recent comments. I wonder if any one out there can help me to trace ex members of my navigation course at Charlottetown P.E.I. Canada 1943/44--97Y course especially A.J.A. Gillan and Harry Thomas. Peter Woolcock


E-mail: camj@asheville.com         
Date: 3 Jul 2006
Time: 15:12

Comments

Most excellent. Your bibliography was exactly what I needed to pursue my research.


E-mail: airintds3-fltlt@disc.mod.uk        
Date: 5 Jul 2006
Time: 10:21

Comments

Excellent resource. Fantastic Site.


E-mail: the6cherries@btinternet.com          
Date: 7 Jul 2006
Time: 13:04

Comments

Trying to find info on Wing Commander Granville White.

Stationed at Manby .. Did he ever stay in Hill House Farm in Strubby. We have found a black box end with his details on it while renovating the property. and trying to trace house history...

If you can help Please contact . Graeme on the6cherries@btinternet.com

Thanks


E-mail: sooloa@hotmail.com           
Date: 10 Jul 2006
Time: 17:41

Comments

You have an excellent site here. I will always return. I already have it bookmarked. Thanks for this great site!


E-mail: cbourg@rogers.com            
Date: 11 Jul 2006
Time: 19:31

Comments

I like your site and hope to get the info I need.


E-mail: dall@aol.com           
Date: 12 Jul 2006
Time: 00:50

Comments

Thanks for this great site!


E-mail: wjharrier@aol.co.uk           
Date: 12 Jul 2006
Time: 19:53

Comments

Just been flicking through pages about Defford out of interest because my dad was at Defford in the fifties. he is no longer with us as he passed away around 1958. I'm trying to find pictures of him at work  thank you. William Newman.


E-mail: e-mail address supplied           
Date: 13 Jul 2006
Time: 12:52

Comments

Very interesting guest book.

I would be interested in communicating with anyone who served on 230 squadron during the period of 1962 to 1964


E-mail: duffield57@hotmail.com          
Date: 15 Jul 2006
Time: 13:51

Comments

 

Very interesting and useful site.

I work in Cairo, Egypt and often visit Heliopolis CWGC Cemetery. I am keen to gain any background info on any servicemen buried there and I am willing to send photos too.

I will visit El Alamein again soon and the same applies there.

Mike


E-mail: ndege@dodo.com.au           
Date: 17 Jul 2006
Time: 07:11

Comments

An enlightening website, especially for Air Force types, I have the pleasure of being both in the RAF and the Rhodesian Air Force and it is good to still be able to pull up information.

Cheers,

Darryl Burlin


E-mail: bunsnroses12@hotmail.com          
Date: 17 Jul 2006
Time: 13:27

Comments

hello,

i am interested in a charming man who attended the Officers' Mess at St Mawgan. He is currently stationed there and his name is Conrad. This is all I know but I'm very interested in contacting him.


E-mail: peterjackson25@hotmail.com          
Date: 17 Jul 2006
Time: 22:02

Comments

This is very interesting and I have been researching the history of two stations not mentioned: RAF Uetersen and RAF Hambuhren and can supply the names of Commanding Officers of both if you would like to have them. My research has led to the publication of books on both stations.

Peter Jackson


E-mail: clive.wootton@cwa.nhs.uk          
Date: 19 Jul 2006
Time: 17:13

Comments

Great site. I've learnt a lot.

I'm trying to get information on my uncle, Fredrick William Thornton. He was in 142 squadron, lost in action may 1941. Anybody know anything?.

Would love to hear from someone

Clive


E-mail: colinshipton-knight@blueyonder.co.uk          
Date: 21 Jul 2006
Time: 19:25

Comments

BLOODY EXCELLENT REFERENCE SITE!!!! CAN BUT IMAGINE THE WORK THAT WAS PUT INTO THIS SITE, YOU HAVE BEEN A GODSEND TO ME ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS, BLOODY WELL DONE, MARVELOUS WORK.............


E-mail: Alanbridle@aol.com            
Date: 23 Jul 2006
Time: 18:58

Comments

Served in the RAF 205 Sqd 1953 to 1955 servicing Sunderland Flying Boats Seletar Singapore would be good to hear from any of my old buddies now 72 years old still looking the business !!
LAC ALAN BRIDLE (BLONDIE)

E-mail: dazbumby@orange.net           
Date: 24 Jul 2006
Time: 08:27

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Excellent site. My fathers uncle, Bernard Hirst, was a pilot on 131 squadron prior to deploying to Burma. I currently serve in the RAF and i am proud to say so...keep it up Darren Bumby


E-mail: gixxer@gixxer@f9.co.uk            
Date: 24 Jul 2006
Time: 19:16

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A very informative and comprehensive site. It must be a true labour of love and I hope to use it to gain information about some Spitfires featured in a print I recently purchased.


E-mail: pcabok5525@free-fast-email.com            
Date: 25 Jul 2006
Time: 12:01

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Your site is very useful


E-mail: thesaint0102@yahoo.co.uk            
Date: 25 Jul 2006
Time: 22:15

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A great site.

If anyone has any information, photographs or knows anyone who served on 30 squadron from 1938-1941 (Blenheim years) and 224 squadron (coastal command) 1943-1945 I would be very interested to hear from you.

Simon Lord


E-mail: lodge7@hotmail.co.uk            
Date: 26 Jul 2006
Time: 18:07

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My grandfather was part of the 244 Coastal Command Squadron serving in the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean in 1943. He has ask me to try an locate any information for this time. His name is Douglas Edward Barker or 'Ted' Barker. Any information, web addresses or people who served with him during this time who have memories or inforamtion would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.


E-mail: ericbute@yahoo.com.tw            
Date: 26 Jul 2006
Time: 19:24

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Incredible website with tons of organised and systematic information about RAF, highly recommended for those who are interested in this field~!!


E-mail: menziesj@hotmail.com            
Date: 28 Jul 2006
Time: 21:40

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You have a wonderful site, both in terms of the amount and the breadth of the information which it presents.

I found it while trying to decipher the rather sketchy records of my father's wartime service which I received from RAF Innsworth.

As a total novice, I would perhaps have appreciated a more basic explanation of the organisation of the RAF and of how the various sections relate to one another, as I'm struggling to understand it all! Best wishes.


E-mail: spitfire.boy@hotmail.com            
Date: 31 Jul 2006
Time: 01:21

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Hello,

I was this may be of interest to you considering the loss of historic airfields and their significance in our English Heritage.  Historic Battle of Britain Airfield RAF Tangmere is being planned for demolition subject to permission, by Chichester council and West Sussex council.

Pleas help us save it, for this is one of the truly vital historic stations?

I am trying to get people to write in and voice their objections to save it? we also need your help as English Heritage?

It is still partially surviving and as you may know it was home to Douglas Bader and several other historicaly distinct individuals including Australian Air ace Tony Gaze, New Zealand ace James Norby King (known as the green kiwi) & Sir Neville Duke who broke the Air speed record at Tangmere in the Hawker Hunter and the first woman to be given the George cross 'Violet Szabo!' not forgetting the Prince of Wales training at Tangmere in 1968! There is more info on this at www.spitfireboy.com I feel this to be of great disrespect to those who lost their lives serving our country.

We need to preserve such a important piece of history for the youth of today to remember our debt of gratitude we owe.

Thank you for your time, I hope you will voice your opinion to the relevant councils.

Sincerely, James Peter Liskutin

(grandson of Squadron Leader M.A.'Tony' Liskutin AFC DFC RAF 312

VOICE YOUR OPINION

WRITE DIRECTLY TO:

Mr. Steve Carvell

Head of Development & Building Control Services Chichester District Council East Pallant House

1 East Pallant

Chichester

West Sussex

PO19 1TY

NB: TANGMERE MUSEUM COULD BE GREATLY IMPROVED BY THE RELEASE OF THESE BUILDINGS TO TANGMERE MUSEUM IN THE NAME OF EDUCATION AND HERITAGE PRESERVATION.

THIS COULD BE A VALUBLE AND YET FRAGILE MOMENT FOR TANGMERE TO SHOW IT'S VALUE IN BRITAIN'S HISTORY. (webmaster)

thanks for reading.James Liskutin


E-mail: fergusonjohn@btinternet.com           
Date: 1 Aug 2006
Time: 18:01

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I'm the grandson of Sgt. W.A. Wilkinson of 235 Sqdn. and although I couldn't find out too much of where and what he did I thoroughly enjoyed going through your site.

Many thanks for keeping up the memories.

Regards,


E-mail: martinfalcon@quicknet.nl          
Date: 6 Aug 2006
Time: 13:34

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Great Site.

I am doing research on RAF Valkenburg, B-93 (may 1945 - may 1946) in Holland. The base included the following units, No.18 Staging Post, No.55111 Transportable Signals Unit and No.8 Signals Unit Staging Post.

After the station was handed over to the Royal Netherlands Air Force, aircraft and helicopters of the Royal Air Force have been frequent visitors for more than sixty years.

During the floods in 1953, Dragonfly, Valetta and Hastings participated in rescue operations from Valkenburg.

Have you ever been to Valkenburg in the Netherlands please let me know.

I am looking for additional information (memoires, photo's, visiting aircraft and helicopters) Due to budget cuts the base is closed now.

Martin de Boer

The Netherlands


E-mail: SANG@gonuts4free.com           
Date: 7 Aug 2006
Time: 16:33

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David Sangster 1866696 RAF aircrew 1942/47. Worked Sir Roy Chadwick on Manchesters and Lanasters 1941/2 at Woodford. Solo in Tiger Moth at RAF Burnston and Abbotts Bromley. Flew in Blemheims, Wellingtons, Avro Ansons. Still alive and kicking. Any help wanted (live in Spain)


E-mail: BKendal@rockuk.net            
Date: 12 Aug 2006
Time: 00:16

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Seeing your site reminded me of my time as part of the permanent staff at 3612 FCU, RAF Dyce. I was there from August 1951 to November 1952. My official trade was radar mechanic but also helped in the training of R/T operators, radar operators and wireless mechanics in addition to working on our radar convoy.

For a young airman one of the greatest advantages was when the auxiliaries came in at the weekends - altogether there were 40 men and 180 girls!!

At that time also, working as a storeman was Roy Castle, who often demonstrated his abilities in the NAAFI. He was also a first class cricketer.

I would love to hear from any others who were on the station, either full or part time, at that time.

Also I would be interested to hear if the old operations block still survives.

ex 2497419 SAC Brian Kendal


E-mail: Hurri249@blueyonder.co.uk             
Date: 13 Aug 2006
Time: 08:59

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Having read your guest book I saw that there was a request for information No.322 posted February 19 2006. For information relating to the death of a young Navigator F/Sgt. Stanley Albert Pimm, RAFVR, aged 20 years of age. He was killed together with his crew in Avro LancasterMk.1, PB911 - F2-A - formally of 635 Pathfinder Squadron out of Downham Market.  The incident involving the loss of this young airman, together with his entire crew members.

Took place on Friday 30th March 1945 in the village of Swayfield, Ruland.  Stanley Albert Pimm lived at "Glenmore", London Road, Wickford, Essex. I am and have been over a number of years, been attempting to write a book on Wickford residents who lost their young lives in two World Wars. Anyone who has any information on this young man and any other known Wickford residents who were killed either during the First or Second World Wars.

I would be grateful for any assistance. An excellent site - thank you for this opportunity.


E-mail: gmthom@shaw.ca              
Date: 15 Aug 2006
Time: 02:17

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MY FATHER, served with 434 Squadron HALIFAX'S BLUENOSE .. Is there any way I can find out the NOSE ART, if any was on his aircraft? HIS name is WILLIAM ELMER THOMPSON. RCAF. HE served at CROFT AIRFIELD, ENGLAND. IN 41/42/ or 43..I believe.. HE was a tail-gunner../ Halifax's MODEL, UNKNOWN..

MR. GLEN THOMPSON WINNIPEG, MAN/ CANADA


E-mail: nicholasmcfadyen@hotmail.com               
Date: 15 Aug 2006
Time: 23:28

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This site is good and i used it for school references.


E-mail: stempfer@tiscali.co.uk                
Date: 17 Aug 2006
Time: 11:25

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Excellent website, have entered my own requests, also I am researching RAF Hinaidi (Iraq) for the period of 1928-30, does anyone have camp photos, please contact me .Ron Stempfer


E-mail: burlington@btinternet.com                 
Date: 19 Aug 2006
Time: 20:40

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I am after information about Balloon Centre No. 12, RAF Titchfield, during the period Sept. 1940 to June 1941 and especially any remembrances that you or your relatives might have.


E-mail: alanbridle@aol.com                 
Date: 22 Aug 2006
Time: 16:36

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Alan Bridle served RAF 1952 /1956 servicing Sunderlands at Seletar/Singapore 205 Sqd--- would love to hear from any of those pals who were there at that time--- there must be some of us left!!!!


E-mail: jeanmichelcasanova@wanadoo.fr                 
Date: 23 Aug 2006
Time: 17:22

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Wonderful ! I'm doing researches about the British squadrons based in Corsica in WWII and your great site permits me to know better about these sqdns and however the unbelievable UK people work in the wwII.

Thanks you very much ; i am very glad to have seen your site.

jean michel Casanova


E-mail: ctb@craggy.plus.com                  
Date: 24 Aug 2006
Time: 11:42

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Having a son in the RAF I am perhaps bias to these sort of sites but I think it is fantastic. keep up the great work - a proud father.

Craig Bumby


E-mail: warrenrs@videotron.ca                 
Date: 24 Aug 2006
Time: 16:10

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Hoping to find pictures of 401 RCAF squad. my late dad, Warrant officer Smith, R.H. might be in one of them. He met mom in Lincolnshire, fathered 8.Any suggestions welcome and appreciated, thx


E-mail: d.dhuglas@btinternet.co.uk                  
Date: 25 Aug 2006
Time: 18:35

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Very interesting to view. I am trying to trace any members of the A.T.C. 423 Sqdn Elgin 1950/1952 Daibhidh Dhuglas


E-mail: john@johnpritchard8.wanadoo.co.uk                  
Date: 27 Aug 2006
Time: 09:25

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Enjoyed the site. R8080619 John Pritchard-SAC(propulsion)I served at Wildenrath and learned a lot about the 60 squadron history. Has anyone got any photos of the squadron at Wildenrath? Does anyone remember me? Please contact.


E-mail: keith594@btinternet.com                
Date: 28 Aug 2006
Time: 12:20

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I found the site very interesting.  My late grandfather Lieutenant Rowland Edgar Walker(Paddy)117239 served with 157 and 158 squadron between 1918/19 at Upper Heyford.

Some time ago I was left a pamphlet (dated 1988)for the 70th anniversary of the above.  In the pamphlet it states that my grandfather left his log book and photos etc for the benefit of the squadron. I wonder if they are still there?


E-mail: swberry@blueyonder.co.uk                
Date: 29 Aug 2006
Time: 21:59

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Thank you for such a great source of information in my quest to compile a book for my family, on a hero and Grandfather that should never be forgotten.

F/O Peter W Berry was lost on 15/03/1945 while flying for Coastal Command, Sunderland DP178 alongside his Canadian companions F/L J M J Powell, F/L AG Rawland, F/O McElroy, W/O S G Cambell, W/O E W McCready, W/O W Gill, F/S E Dwyer, F/S W M Richmond, F/S E W Sivell.

Any Information or photos on 4(OTU)17,18 Group RAF Alness and family members or friends of the team, would be kindly received.


E-mail: bradshawpilgrim@tiscali.co.uk               
Date: 30 Aug 2006
Time: 22:05

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Brill Site, can you get a message to LAC Blake, reference number 308. re Kumalo Nr Bulawayo S Rhodesia to bradshawpilgrim@tiscali.co.uk please thanks

Very good site, however....it would seem that folks don't read comment proper!! I saw some references to other events that obviously matched each other...observe peeps it'll stop a whole lot of searching sometimes.


E-mail: suzannehamnett@btinternet.com                
Date: 31 Aug 2006
Time: 14:40

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Hi there. Only tapped in Kirton to have a look as a cousin of mine living in Canada informed me that her Dad lived there for a while possibly around 1942 with his mum, Annie Gregory (nee Hamnett) and his grandad. I'm assuming this would have been Joshua William Hamnett. So I was very surprised to see the RAF connection. As my family have a history with the RAF. My dad, Arthur Hamnett served in Cyprus 1958. My son is currently in the ATC with the view to hopefully joining the RAF when he's older.

I am currently researching my family tree, so I jump at the chance of researching places lived in by different members of my family.


E-mail: caz_stevens@btinternet.com                 
Date: 3 Sep 2006
Time: 15:01

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Very interesting site, thank you.

I am trying to find information for my father, Brian Outram, about his National Service time at RAF Tern Hill 1956-58 training in Air Traffic Control, but am having trouble finding any photos or maps of it at that time. I've found sites for RAFs Hednesford & Shawbury but very little on Tern Hill (Ternhill?)

If anyone can give me some leads I would be grateful.

Carol Stevens


E-mail: john.pitchford@btinternet.com                 
Date: 4 Sep 2006
Time: 21:50

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This site helps me to provide references for my children and grand children. It shows some of the locations the RAF posted me to.


E-mail: cltjef@blueyonder.co.uk                  
Date: 7 Sep 2006
Time: 02:42

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Hi Great Site

Am trying to gain info on my former boxing coach Gordon Hazell who was RAF Middleweight Boxing Champion three times during his National Service from 1947, he also boxed in the final of the Britainnia Shield in 1948.

Would love to hear any memories.

Craig Turner - The Gordon Hazell Memorial Gym


E-mail: mike.mccourt@rafa.org.uk                   
Date: 7 Sep 2006
Time: 14:10

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Very good site. I found it in response to a request from a lady looking for information on 206 Sqn which her brothers served in during WW2. Managed to sort out some information for her. We often get queries from people asking for sources of information on the RAF when trying to find out what their relatives did during the war. Will add it to my bookmarks!

Mike McCourt

Scottish Region Manager

RAF Association

Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 225 5221


E-mail: briansharp@blueyonder.co.uk                    
Date: 7 Sep 2006
Time: 14:10

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Hi very pleased that I found your site ,read details of my old boss AVM Bateson.  I drove him during his time at RAF Stanmore ark and Bentley Priory, you learn something every day, regards, Brian Sharp.


E-mail: thuntley@bigpond.net.au                    
Date: 11 Sep 2006
Time: 02:20

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A very well organised and worthwhile site.

Thank you

Ted Huntley

RAF 1955 - 69


E-mail: dominicedmonds@3lmr.com                    
Date: 12 Sep 2006
Time: 21:05

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It is interesting to see my Grandpa's entry: CHK Edmonds. I would like to try to fill the xxx gaps sometime; maybe get the info from his papers which are at RAF museum in Hendon.

Dominic


E-mail: japhillips@shaw.ca                    
Date: 13 Sep 2006
Time: 01:43

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I think your website is absolutely splendid and it is included in my `Favourites` for easy access.

Do keep up the good work and thank you. John in BC Canada.


E-mail: pjminns2006@aol.com                     
Date: 13 Sep 2006
Time: 12:13

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TRYING TO CONTACT ANYONE WHO HAS AN INTEREST IN 10 OTU RAF ABINGDON DURING WW2.

I HAVE QUITE A LOT OF INFO.


E-mail: timjhcat@tiscali.co.uk                     
Date: 13 Sep 2006
Time: 16:19

Comments

Great site, a lot of hard work here.

Please can you amend 221 Sqn entry:- Wellington Mk V111's went operational in early April 1941 not January 1942.

Tim Cattley cousin of F/O A.P.Cattley 221 Sqn 1940/41. Killed on Ops 11/4/1941


E-mail: johnwilkie@fsmail.net                      
Date: 15 Sep 2006
Time: 22:22

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excellent site/wheeze

reminded me of my glorious 9 + 3 years

(still don't get on too well with these civvie chaps though, 35 years later !)

T4273199 SAC R*****D, C J


E-mail: neferu@onetel.net                       
Date: 16 Sep 2006
Time: 16:28

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hi - very pleased - doing family history research and found this via google - loads of info and interesting history - Oswald Robert Gayford was the relative I was researching - facinating stuff and well done!!


E-mail: ALANBRICKNELL@BLUEYONDER.CO.UK                      
Date: 16 Sep 2006
Time: 16:47

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I WOULD LIKE TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT JAMES HUDGON, HE WAS STATIONED AT RAF STAFFORD AROUND MAY 1946, HE MAY HAVE BEEN A SARGENT. WE THINK HE WAS FROM IRELAND. ANYTHING WOULD BE HELPFUL


E-mail: lundlynne@yahoo.co.uk                      
Date: 16 Sep 2006
Time: 17:42

Comments

hello my name is lynne lund and i am searching to find my grandparents and great grandparents history my grandad was called frank budd and all i know is that he was in the raf andover kent i think he lived in sissington at some time i find this all so interesting as my dad threw all photos away before he died i hope you don,t mind me looking thankyou.


E-mail: officeoldwestbrookians@gmail.com                      
Date: 20 Sep 2006
Time: 13:00

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Arthur Derrick Huthersall Foster was apparently OC RAF Karachi in the latter part of 1945. Can anyone confirm this or otherwise?


E-mail: mark.williams29@btinternet.com                     
Date: 21 Sep 2006
Time: 09:42

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I am a Ex member of the RAF (Squipper ) currently disabled through illness With loads of time on my hands I have come up with a idea to write a book full of short stories from RAF and ex RAF personnel about their experience's over the years mainly from non commissioned ranks. As you and I know they can be very funny sad and also very painful I have heard loads over the years and think they will make a great read. I will make a donation to service benevolent funds from the profits if the book is published also pay for any stories or photos published .so please send me your stories to my home address or even email your stories to me mark.williams29@btinternet.com

Many thanks Mark Williams


E-mail: paul.smithy@tesco.net                     
Date: 25 Sep 2006
Time: 16:55

Comments

Does anyone have info about RAF Funtington in 1945?

01903 717462


E-mail: designer07@btopenworld.com                      
Date: 27 Sep 2006
Time: 16:29

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Hi I was stationed at RAF Lubeck from July 1947 to December 1948, with a short spell at RAF Luneburg in September 1948. I have never seen my Flight mentioned since I have been on the net, three years. Martinet Flight who I was with and one of our C.Os. was Flt. Lt. Wilby I think that was his name, I remember Grp. Capt. Dwyer very well he was our C. O. Have you come across any members of that Flt. Yours D. R. Johnson. Ps Very Good


E-mail: brianredwood@hotmail.com                      
Date: 29 Sep 2006
Time: 20:24

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Many people are searching for the source of RAF Tartan so that they can have kilts made for weddings or other functions.  Well the secret can be found if you visit www.kamrafa.co.uk A percentage of all sales go to RAFA.  My email address has an underscore between brian and redwood.


E-mail: firsthome@gibtelecom.net                      
Date: 1 Oct 2006
Time: 15:36

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This is by far one of the best web sites I have visited in recent times, having been and served in the RAF during the 70's and I might mention serving as personal steward to the late MRAF Sir John Grandy whilst he was Governor and C in C of Gibraltar 1973 - 1978.

I shall in due course visit your web site on a more frequent basis.

Best Regards James R.Lee-Dalrymple


E-mail: arunyon@onetel.com                      
Date: 1 Oct 2006
Time: 20:32

Comments

Hi,

I am trying to contact any member of the 'Triple Tigers Group' that was on a trip to the Grand Canyon last year Sept 2005 which was booked by Paul McIntyre. They are based at RAF St Athan.


E-mail: jaypee@john49.freeserve.co.uk                      
Date: 2 Oct 2006
Time: 20:32

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A very interesting site. I had a good look at the Reunions section, but alas did not find any entries concerning any of the Stations I was involved with during my two years National Service from April 1955 to April 1957.

My service took me to RAF Cardington - RAF Hednesford - RAF Compton Basset - RAF Collaton Cross - RAF Compton Basset - RAF Stafford (No. 16 MU).

Regrettably the only name I can remember is Mick Duggleby who hailed from Market Harborough.

Who knows this might generate some interest.

2753714 Junior Technician John Candler.


E-mail: bazbythesea@ntlworld.com                       
Date: 4 Oct 2006
Time: 20:30

Comments

Have just searched out this site after un-earthing some of my late Dad's RAF photo's, it's the best search result I could have hoped for. I have posted a request for info, even if there is no reply the information on the site has proved invaluable already. Why do we only ask so many questions after they've gone? Thank you, Barrie Turner.


E-mail: delwyn-@tiscali.co.uk                       
Date: 5 Oct 2006
Time: 00:58

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A very interesting and informative site. Might I please use it to seek any news whatsoever about the members of the crew of a 207 Sqn Lancaster EM-R who perished over Berlin on the night of 24/25 march 1944.

Pilot: Plt. Off. Gordon Frederick Polley RAF age 22. Son of David Gordon and Kathleen Polley of Acton, London.

Flight Engineer; Sgt. Gwilym Williams RAF age 30. Son of John and Ellen Williams of Dwyran, Anglesey.

Navigator; Fg. Off. George Cyril Dunkley RCAF age 25. Son of George and Hilda Dunkley of Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada.

Bomb Aimer: Plt. Off. Roderick John Thompson RCAF age 25. Son of John Walter and Sarah Edith Thompson of Fielding, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Wireless Operator: Sgt. Donald Smith RAF age 22. son of William and Lizzie Smith (Nee Barclay) of Logie-Pert, Angus, Scotland.

Mid-Upper Gunner: Sgt. William Orr RAF age 23. Son of James and Esther Orr of Blair Hill, Lanarkshire.

Tail Gunner: Sgt. Richard Graham Atkinson RAF age 21. Son of William Herbert and Ellen Atkinson of North-End, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire.


E-mail: robert-webb@hotmail.co.uk                       
Date: 8 Oct 2006
Time: 18:27

Comments

Hi. My father. Pilot Officer N.H.Webb was flying ansons and beauforts out of St Eval in 1940. He was killed over Lorient in Nov. 1940. I was 11 months old. It is good to be able to pick up a little factual history contained in your website. Very well done. Robert Webb.


E-mail: layman431@hotmail.com                        
Date: 11 Oct 2006
Time: 02:24

Comments

My brother, although R.A.F. flew with 431 R.C.A.F. Squadron as a Rear Gunner completing his tour. Sadly he passed away two years ago and would have enjoyed visiting your site. Bill Heron/Canada


E-mail: mnc.loft@virgin.net                        
Date: 14 Oct 2006
Time: 08:35

Comments

Hi I am a Sergeant from 1953 Sqd North Yorks the web sites good the info is good

thanks.


E-mail: John.Brighton@westfield.herts.sch.uk                         
Date: 18 Oct 2006
Time: 21:29

Comments

Wonderful website, can anyone please give me details of RAF Bushey Hall, Bushey, Herts., I`m a volunteer working on the site since April this year , we held a WW11 event on Oct 7/8 called Operation Ajax, to help fund the the charity that now runs the site and to raise funds to restore the remaining 12 wartime buildings still there and also to honour all the people that served in the conflict.  Any info would be gratefully recieved, all the best


E-mail: newkop@ingo.name                         
Date: 18 Oct 2006
Time: 22:48

Comments

Excellent site, very helpful, thank you for sharing, keep up the fine effort and excellent job.


E-mail: piercey9@telus.com                        
Date: 21 Oct 2006
Time: 17:47

Comments

Good day just came across your site from Winterton Trinity Bay miss it dearly been 15 years since I been back dam good site keep up the good work I now live in Squmash BC


E-mail: CAMPBELL55555@HOTMAIL.CO.UK                        
Date: 22 Oct 2006
Time: 20:48

Comments

Enjoyed looking at the site brought back some good memories for my dad. He was a para in 1947-1953 and spent a few years at Cardington balloon training unit.  If there's anyone out there who knew him get in touch His name is ALEC CAMPBELL T\19044350 16TH PARA BRIGADE otherwise known as scouse


E-mail: joyg8@verizon.net                        
Date: 22 Oct 2006
Time: 22:57

Comments

Great Web site. I am especially interested in the 215 Squadron, and found your info most helpful.  My uncle Dennis Jones died in WW2 while flying with the Squadron.


E-mail: Romajest@telus.net                        
Date: 30 Oct 2006
Time: 04:45

Comments

A very interesting & informative website.

I enjoyed perusing some of the information available here. I noticed a few names familiar to me, having served in the RAF from 1950-1955.

My first posting following basic & trade training was to a lovely little air base in Cornwall, named RAF StEval. I was there from May 1951 - May 1953.

Throughout my stay the Officer Commanding StEval was Group Capt. D.M. Sommerville. I occasionally drove him about his duties.

You may want to add this location to your list beside the year 1951 for this officer.


E-mail: jaypee@john49.freeserve.co.uk                         
Date: 31 Oct 2006
Time: 10:35

Comments

I was looking at the entries covering Decorations and Awards and spotted the comment related to the ribbon worn with the medals of Order of the British Empire. The comment queried the veracity of the ribbons shown; this may be because the ribbons shown are those for awards made to members of the Armed Forces (the ribbon for civilians has no central silver stripe)

Hope this is helpful.

Best regards,

John C. (John Candler)


E-mail: snowdrop@wanadoo.es                          
Date: 1 Nov 2006
Time: 13:21

Comments

Hello

Nice website. I am member of the RAFA Costa Blanca Branch and recently 2 hand painted Sqn crests have come into my possession one of which is of 141 Sqn and the other 48 Sqn. The signatures of the artist looks like F/O P J Matthews (?) and Flt Lt P J Matthews (?). Can anyone shed any light on this person ?

Thank you

John Reid

RAFA Costa Blanca


E-mail: stuart.willis@virgin.net                          
Date: 1 Nov 2006
Time: 14:58

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Hi,

I have been sorting out some of my late fathers stuff and have found a photo that has the Title:- "No. 3 (servicing) Wing No. 10 O.T.U"

"R.A.F. Station, Abingdon. August 1945."

The Photo is of some 200+ people on and around a twin engine bomber nose out from a hanger there is a "D" Painted on the Left hand Hanger door.  I have found out the Bomber is a Wellington the interesting thing is it has had the nose gun section removed. It may jog someone’s memory.

I can clearly see my father standing on the wing.

I'm trying to trace any one from the Wing and if any one knew my Father George Willis, I know he was a sergeant and a mechanic. He passed away dome 14 years ago and it is only recently I found the Photo.

Kind Regards

Stuart Willis


E-mail: john@matthews6388.fsnet.co.uk                          
Date: 1 Nov 2006
Time: 20:01

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John Matthews would like to hear from chaps who served in Seletar 1940's-50's.I have a large collection of photo's of subjects ranging from the Sunderland to just about anything relating to Seletar.  Many are in colour.  I would like to exchange these with others who have similar photo's.


E-mail: kroy@aol.com  
Date: 3 Nov 2006
Time: 14:58

Comments

I have a 1964 Jaguar owned from 1964 until 1968 by Sir Edmund Hudleston. If anyone would be interested in owning this car, let me know. Thanks Shawn Juscak  Tele. 330-798-4311


E-mail: stuartdavis@dodo.com.au
Date: 4 Nov 2006
Time: 01:55

Comments

Just found a great site

Have already helped a February 2006 enquiror Maybe there is someone out there who served with 122 sqdn from June thru December 1944, [Normandy-Belgium-Andrews Field] who remembers "Snow" Davis, "Jimmy" Talalla, "Hank" Smith , Garry Sendall or other pilots Would be most appreciative of any news Snow Davis


E-mail: raygolbourn@earthlink.net
Date: 4 Nov 2006
Time: 07:01

Comments

great site nice to keep in touch with fellow airmen 751 SU El firdan MEAF 10


E-mail: pandgwhite@btinternet.com 
Date: 4 Nov 2006
Time: 20:56

Comments

I served at Dishforth from 61 til 65 and saw many changes in 62 242 O C U moved to Thorney Island.  New units from Church Fenton populated the camp. 60 M U ,2 Police District H Q, and 23 Gp H Q Flying Training Command. Additionally Leeds University Air Squadron flew Chipmunks almost daily. I recall when a Chipmunk collided with a G P O minivan, the prop almost killed the driver.


E-mail: harry.bishop2@ntlworld.com
Date: 5 Nov 2006
Time: 22:08

Comments

I like what I have seen, hope to find you again.

Taff


E-mail: security270@hotmail.co.uk  
Date: 7 Nov 2006
Time: 17:21

Comments

Hi there,

I'm looking for anyone who served at RAF Bempton or the other names it operated under.

Me and my friends are interested in the bunker and anyone who could shed any light on it or tell us some stories about it are being sought.

can anyone help please?


E-mail: davidchallinor@optometry.co.uk 
Date: 8 Nov 2006
Time: 17:13

Comments

Did anybody know my father - A E Challinor - Ted Challinor to his mates , who played in the RAF central band in the 1950s and 1960s? He was stationed at Uxbridge when I was born (1963) and was latterly director of music, though before I came along was stationed in Singapore (1958-61). He wrote a march - Flying Review - available on CD.

Sadly he died before I was 5 in 1968, and I would Love to hear of any one who met him, taught him, or worked with him. Not least now, I have a daughter of nearly 5 I want to tell her of her other grandad...

David Challinor

ANY memories of him will be warmly appreciated - thank you


E-mail: birdjetone@aol.com  
Date: 10 Nov 2006
Time: 01:16

Comments

I Enjoy your site a lot. I am a modeller looking for photographs of Spitfire JF318 can you help me?


E-mail: rontaylor888@hotmail.com 
Date: 10 Nov 2006
Time: 11:07

Comments

This is a very interesting site.

looking forward to finding any ex MT drivers 1946/52.4003888 Ron Taylor


E-mail: andyevans68@lycos.com
Date: 10 Nov 2006
Time: 21:37

Comments

OWEN EVAN EVANS nick named ginger

FLIGHT ENGINEER

58 SQDN

518 SQDN

202 SQDN

HALIFAX BOMBERS.

My father has now passed away butt would love to hear from another who knew him .

Andrew Evans


E-mail: valsmith147@aol.com  
Date: 11 Nov 2006
Time: 12:41

Comments

A very interesting website! I'm searching on behalf of my husbands family. My father-in-Law, Fred Smith, served at RAF Wythall in 1947. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knew him. I would particularly like to hear from Gillian.


E-mail: bigpauljay@hotmail.co.uk 
Date: 11 Nov 2006
Time: 15:21

Comments

Does anyone have any information on the history of RAF Ternhill. As i am interested ever since completing a Gliding Course there. Thank you.

Also Does anyone have any information (or has served with) Pilot Officer Dudley Trevor Jay (84 Sqd). He was my Great Uncle and i am interested to know anything anyone has to say about him, maybe service pals, or historians. Thank you very much.

Cpl P.J.Jay 145 Sqd (ATC)


E-mail: jackiescott24@btinternet.co.uk
Date: 12 Nov 2006
Time: 20:30

Comments

Very interesting site. would appreciate any information or stories (good or bad) about my father Sqn Ldr Peter Wilson (Tug) (AFC). He flew meteors, javelins and finally buccaneers and scimitars.

Many thanks


E-mail:  alanrossward@aol.com  
Date: 13 Nov 2006
Time: 07:21

Comments

A splendid site with a wealth of information.

Alan R Ward, 584566, member RAF Cranwell Apprentices Association.


E-mail:  johnsoform@aol.com  
Date: 13 Nov 2006
Time: 18:47

Comments

A very well organized site with much information.

J. Graham Cpl. RCAF (retired)


E-mail:  kemo3522076@aol.com  
Date: 14 Nov 2006
Time: 19:14

Comments

I found this interesting. I was formerly a member of 100 Sqdn at Wahn, then joined 25 Sqdn at Wildenrath. I ended up at Akrotiri with a dozen other strays attached to the RAFP. This is the first time I have seen a mention of my two squadrons.


E-mail:  jjharris837@btinternet.com  
Date: 16 Nov 2006
Time: 14:48

Comments

Very interesting and informative.

thank you very much

JOHN


E-mail:  steve1471@o2.co.uk
Date: 16 Nov 2006
Time: 17:19

Comments

Hi all

I'm trying to locate my dad who I haven't seen for my whole life. I'm 22 no so its been quite along time.

His name is STUART HENRY FIELD and he's about 46 I think. he served at RAF Odiham in the 240 OCU. he was definitely there in 1984 or around that time.

Please please please can i have some information on is whereabouts or just any information which could help me track him down.

Regards Steve


E-mail:  keith.green@homecall.co.uk  
Date: 19 Nov 2006
Time: 14:01

Comments

Hi, One of the most interesting sites on the RAF I have yet found.

Thanks

Regards

Keith

(4193287 SAC Green K. 511 & 36 Sqdn RAF Colerne 1957 - 62


E-mail:  henkluten@kpnnet.nl  
Date: 19 Nov 2006
Time: 14:45

Comments

I am looking for James (Jimmy) Nelson Laing, Flt Sgt RAF of Belmont (now Bulawaya) Rhodesia. He was a member oft the 266 Rhodesia Squadron. He was flying in a Hawker Typhoon 1 B, serial number MN 807, code ZH-G. He crashed in 1944 in Benschop (since 01-10-1989 part of the municipality of Lopik southwest of Utrecht centre of The Netherlands. He was hidden in a haystack with Wim v.d. Ende, a 83 years old member of the Dutch resistance, who is still alive and ask urgently for Jimmy Laing. Is he also still alive, dead, married, children or other relatives?

Thanks for your attention and answers


E-mail:  chavin22@hotmail.co.uk   
Date: 20 Nov 2006
Time: 19:18

Comments

Hi I am searching for any photographs of my cousin Flt Sgt Sidney Charles Trevis RAFVR. rear gunner Lancaster PB554. Aircraft was hit by anti aircraft fire 12 December 1944. Crashed near Mulheim.

Any information could you please contact me on 01785 248129 (EX Flt Sgt W.S.C Trevis)


E-mail:  OWERRI@MSN.COM   
Date: 21 Nov 2006
Time: 17:59

Comments

THIS IS AN INTRESTING SITE WITH LOT OF ARTICLES TO READ.


E-mail:  nq-Dobson2414@pop-hosting.com  
Date: 22 Nov 2006
Time: 10:54

Comments

Your site is very useful.


E-mail:  rgarrett@sky.com  
Date: 24 Nov 2006
Time: 13:57

Comments

I think it is a marvellous website, and have found it very interesting. I note under the Commanding Officers Section, South West England. that in the list at RAF Old Sarum you have a gap between 1949 to 1956. I was stationed there 1952 to 1955 Squadron Leader Gill was the CO at that time.

Thank you very much


E-mail:  peterfehr@comcast.net  
Date: 24 Nov 2006
Time: 16:56

Comments

nice job well done!!!

I can't find a dear friends father. ww1 RFC Flight Sergeant Charles Wilson in England. we have photos and his daughter was born in Brighton in 1925 and never met her father. mother Vera Downard never married FS. Charles Wilson. can you help us find info. as to who he was and what happened to him? did he have any other children? any history would help? please. For more info. 941-920-0464


E-mail:  edryden@uniserve.com   
Date: 24 Nov 2006
Time: 21:04

Comments

It is a neat site, but it is a pity that didn't have photographs of No7 Squadron's later years.

I was an aircraft electrician on Valiant XD828 from 1956 to 1957.

Our squadron leader was wing commander Alan Boxer who reformed No7 squadron late 1956. He later became AVM and was given a knighthood.

My national service number was 2777893


E-mail:  kuhio1@comcast.net  
Date: 25 Nov 2006
Time: 03:10

Comments

Father was in 65 SQN ands later 54 SQN, nice to see the markings of the aircraft for accurate modeling purposes.

J C Nicholas


E-mail:  gannymags@hotmail.com  
Date: 26 Nov 2006
Time: 15:26

Comments

fantastic site. Could not find what i needed but loads of information.

i am looking for anything on a Percy Holloway , He was a sgt , flight engineer i think, He was billoted in hut 20 in Jurby I.O.M early 1942.Irecently found letters from him in an old bible and would love to know anyyhimg about him .

Thanks M Sexton


E-mail:  gordon@syzygyn.co.uk   
Date: 27 Nov 2006
Time: 16:56

Comments

Good site- easy to navigate and a source of valuable information.

I am researching my Uncle's service with 30 Squadron in Mesopotamia. He was a 2nd Class Air Mechanic, K.I.A. on 21/1/1918. The family received a contrastless grainy photograph of a grave in 1919, reportedly his, (but confirmed this week! as that of a Major MANN), from Lt Adjutant G Fielden, but no reasons for his demise.

Does anyone know what was the action on that date that caused his death? Since it is extremely difficult to identify the grave cross script with the naked eye, would the photograph have been sent to others as an indication rather than a fact?

Gordon Keeling


E-mail:  brian@brackenbury36.freeserve.co.uk    
Date: 27 Nov 2006
Time: 20:6

Comments

Information reference R.A.F. Stanbridge. Officer commanding 1954 -1956. Group Captain. Cherrill.

I was stationed there during this period and spent months doing art work for him as he was always wishing to introduce a new station badge. I do not recognise the one seen on souvenier mug etc as being one of my designs. Brian Brackenbury.


E-mail:  jimmyjohannsen@freenet.de   
Date: 28 Nov 2006
Time: 20:10

Comments

Hi, Im from Rendsburg Germany. First class job. Thanks. 1945 The 309 Supply and Transport Collum was stattioned here. Wonder if anybody is still around. Also 2856 Sqdn. RAFR. I have many Photos from the old time. Schleswig Land, Sylt and others. Phone 0049 4331 448855


E-mail:  jo.harrison@fevermedia.co.uk   
Date: 29 Nov 2006
Time: 16:50

Comments

Fever Media are currently in production of a new show for ITV1 called ‘Fortune’. The show features a panel of well-known millionaire philanthropists who are giving away up to £1million of their own money. Some people may be asking for £20 and others £200,000 and it is entirely in the millionaires hands who they decide to give it too!

We are urgently looking for World War II veterans who need the funds to visit a long lost love, comrade or a reunion to visit past memories.

All interested show contact ‘Jo’ on 0207 428 5756 or e-mail at the address above.

Jo Harrison

Casting Researcher

Fever Media, Clearwater Yard, 35 Inverness Street, London, NW1 7HB


E-mail:  colinshipton-knight@blueyonder.co.uk    
Date: 2 Dec 2006
Time: 20:35

Comments

Trying to contact any Photo Recce pilots/navs, particularly of 542 sqn, who might know Ken Nichols of 542 Sqn 43-46, if photo Recce, please feel free to contact......Trying to find out more and publicise little known subject/aircraft/people


E-mail:  ntlbeasley@hotmail.co.uk    
Date: 4 Dec 2006
Time: 12:55

Comments

I'm an air cadet from 358 welling squadron air cadets i just wanted to say thank you for all your help in helping us find out the history of our squadron. all cadets from 358 welling ATC


E-mail:  d.gent@ntlworld.com  
Date: 7 Dec 2006
Time: 20:28

Comments

Enjoyed the site - well done! Anyone know of the Rev.Jim Pattison from the Newcastle on Tyne area who served with me in No. 73 Squadron in Cyprus and Aden in 1955-1957. Any response would be welcome


E-mail:  hsadayo@hotmail.com  
Date: 10 Dec 2006
Time: 15:53

Comments

I was born in Habbanyia-Iraq, 1950. My dad Ramadhan worked for British Army as an electrician.

I will very happy if someone could send me some old pictures from Habbanyia.


E-mail:  komandor100@wp.pl  
Date: 12 Dec 2006
Time: 16:43

Comments

I'm Janusz from Poland, please help me find on life my grandfather Antoni Szczepański in S.H.O. RAF Coltishall maybe No 302 (Poznan) Squadron .

Antoni SZCZEPAŃSKI

Born: 17.01.1906 in BRZEŹNO / KONIN POLAND.

251 Weston Road Sothall Middx.

I'm intersting in Your life and historian II war.

Thank's you in help me


E-mail:  bath-full@home.nl
Date: 16 Dec 2006
Time: 07:33

Comments

Hello,

It would mean a lot to me if you would place my website as a link on your website to.

My website http://members.home.nl/searchof32years tells the story about my 32 year search for my English father.

He was a 148 RAF soldier in the 2nd WW. 1945 stationed airbase Twenthe Netherlands

You can find a lot of information, more than 200 WW2 links on my site

I hope that you could understand this translation.

Greetings

Jan Gerritsen born as Jan Bathoorn.


E-mail:  madbadmarty@hotmail.co.uk  
Date: 18 Dec 2006
Time: 00:52

Comments

Name: Graham (Ginger) Brown . . . e-mail madbadmarty@hotmail.co.uk Service Number: 2509412, Rank: a/c 1, I was stationed at RAF Watton 1951-1953.I spent a short time in the bedding store. 

Most of my time was spent in the picket-post Watton Green.  One of my duties was to meet the train at Watton and take the new arrivals to the concrete huts at Watton Green.  Would be nice to chat to anyone who was there at the same time as myself.

Thanks,A/C1 (Ginger) Brown.


E-mail:  donald.kinch@btinternet.com
Date: 18 Dec 2006
Time: 14:59

Comments

One of the clearest and most comprehensive sites I have seen; a model for all those people who produce irritatingly unnavigable sites whilst claiming to be professional

Sqn Ldr D G Kinch RAF (Ret'd)


E-mail:  brian@canfer.uk.net  
Date: 18 Dec 2006
Time: 21:09

Comments

I am trying to trace a Gp Capt V McNabney who appears on your site in italics, what do the italics mean? He was from one report awarded the GM as a Fg Off and was Gazetted as such on 9 Dec 1947. I would be grateful for any information.

Yours sincerely,

Brian Canfer

Chairman RAF Mountain Rescue Association

01743 352173


E-mail:  laviesf@bellsouth.net
Date: 19 Dec 2006
Time: 02:07

Comments

Your site is most excellent. North Carter was a cousin related to me through his mother, Louisa Ellen Lavis. A first cousin, Lt. William Lavies USAAF, died when the B-17 he was piloting was shot down over Denmark in February, 1944. Bill was a first generation American. His father was born in Wales and emigrated to the States from Wales in 1886.


E-mail:  steve1471@o2.co.uk  
Date: 21 Dec 2006
Time: 22:48

Comments

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE could anyone help me! I'm looking for a person called STUART FIELD who served at RAF Odiham 240 OCU as a Junior Technician around 1984. Would like to hear from him or any person who would knew of him.

Please dont hesitate to email me

Regards

Steve


E-mail:  william.averall@tesco.net  
Date: 22 Dec 2006
Time: 14:12

Comments

One of the best web sites I have visited as an ex RAF 44th entry boy entrant Telegraphist. Stationed at R.A.F. Sharjah 1964 - 1965 and R.A.F. Changi, Singapore 1966 - 1969. William (Paddy) Averall


E-mail: derekfarr1@btinternet.com  
Date: 24 Dec 2006
Time: 18:17

Comments

I was stationed at Wildenrath 56-58 national service, I was charged with wilful neglect of duty, offence overcooking brussel sprouts Derek Farr Corby


E-mail:  arnie.bATntlworld.com (change AT to @)
Date: 25 Dec 2006
Time: 01:24

Comments

A very nice site.

I’ve just found your site whilst looking for info about 256 Sqdn/RAF Ahlhorn.  After my trade training at RAF Melksham as an aircraft electrical mechanic, Ahlhorn was my first posting.   At Ahlhorn we maintained Meteor mk7’s , NF11’s and pre-flighted any other aircraft that dropped in.

Some of the names I still remember are.

Flt Lt Kopechek. FSgt (Buck) Rogers whom I met a few years later at a Farnborough open day display.

Sgt (Chota) Lease. Cpl Robin (Stab) Williams.

Cpl Maurice Raine. Norman (Kipper) Darnhill.

Harry White and finally my then close friend Derek Wigger.

After 50 years these are about all the names I can muster as I am in my 70th year.

Anyone who was at Ahlhorn during this period will remember our trips to RAF Sylt in Westerland.

In the summer we took great delight visiting the local nudist beach to swim in the sea, bare buff.

The period I spent at Ahlhorn was Feb 1955 to mid 1957. I was then posted to 71 MU Bicester and finally to RAF Finningley. Here I serviced B1 Vulcan bombers with 101 Sqdn.

I was demobbed in April 1959.

SAC Arnold Baxter.


E-mail:  bwfoord@hotmail.co.uk   
Date: 25 Dec 2006
Time: 20:33

Comments

Brian W Foord RAF police dog handler 1958-1964 where is the police training school now, I was at Netheravon Salisbury Plain for my training long time ago.

regards bwf


E-mail:  ldla@blueyonder.co.uk
Date: 25 Dec 2006
Time: 20:51

Comments

Hi there, can anyone help me trace the picture gallery where my Grandpa's picture hangs. He understands that it is in a museum somewhere in the Midlands.

My Grandpa's name is Hugh Adair and he served in 2876 Squadron in WW2 and received the Military Medal roundabout 1944/1945.

Regards.

Darren MacDonald.


E-mail:  overhere4u@excite.com   
Date: 27 Dec 2006
Time: 04:39

Comments

Hi RAFWEB!!

Stumbled across your website quite by accident and surprised myself by finding myself!!

Am a little dissappointd that there does not appear to be any information on the Air Engineering Squadron, that was based at RAF Colerne and the 'Teams' that made up this organisation?

Any chance of expanding your research to include this huge ( over 2000 men & woman ) who carried out major servicing on the C130 Hercules??


E-mail:  skynner@btinternet.com  
Date: 27 Dec 2006
Time: 14:07

Comments

I wonder if you are able to help me in any way or direct me to information regarding my mothers first husband Fl. Of. AW Cherrie.

He served in 228 out of Pembroke and was killed on the 6 of Jan. 1944. (Three weeks after they were married) I understand he flew Sunderland’s and that is all I know of what happened.

Any Help or information would be welcome. Thanks Peter Skynner


E-mail:  phoner@sbcglobal.net   
Date: 28 Dec 2006
Time: 16:40

Comments

My Father, Douglas E. Honer, was a pilot/navigator during WWII for the RAF and he flew mossies. He was trained in my home town of Chatham, New Brunswick Canada at flight and navigation school # 63 I do believe. Dad died in 1994 and he did not talk much about his service, but I knew what he went through. I sure would like to try to find more about him and his service. would there be any links you might recommend? I do not even know his squadron, so it is starting at the very beginning. A great website. Thank you!


E-mail:  lsteele@hillingdongrid.org  
Date: 29 Dec 2006
Time: 11:40

Comments

An Interesting Website, I am looking for information on my grandfather MATTHEWS, F/O P. G. H. 40247 British. 1 Squadron.

He was already married when he had an affair with my grandmother; Peggy Peek who also served in the RAF. Due to the circumstances, very little is known about him. I have been lead to believe that he reached the rank of Group Captain. If anyone has any information please contact me.

Liam Steele