Interview with Dick Raymond

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Title

Interview with Dick Raymond

Description

Richard Raymond joined the RAF to see the world but considering the loss rates he is aware he very nearly saw the next world as well. He had applied to the RAF but been refused on medical grounds. He was offered a groundcrew role and was determined to do well. He then saw an advertisement for ground crew mechanics to become flight engineers and he volunteered. He was posted to 83 Squadron at RAF Wyton with the Pathfinders. Just before ops one night he was doing his pre-flight checks and thinking he had some time left he went to the hut of the ground crew for a cup of tea. He then heard a massive bang and was injured when the fully bombed up plane exploded killing fifteen people including three of his crew. Richard and his new crew were shot down over Holland and became Prisoners of War.

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Date

2018-04-06

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00:49:48 audio recording

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ARaymondRF180406, PRaymondRF1801

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Citation

Sally Byron-Johnson, “Interview with Dick Raymond,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11547.

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