Interview with Archie Weir

Title

Interview with Archie Weir

Description

Archie was born in Ayreshire. He was about 17 when he joined, then went to South Africa to train as a bomb aimer. In February 1943 Archie worked on Halifax Mk 2 before being transferred to Lancaster finishing school at RAF Syerston. In November 1943 he also flew in Oxford and Anson aircraft. Archie also remembers Wellingtons. The crew served with 61 Squadron at RAF Skellingthorpe from 16 March 1945; on 22 March he did his first operation to Bremen. Their last one was on 18 April 1945. Archie was posted to RAF Waddington in 1946, then Archie went back to his job in Scotland.

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Date

2018-03-28

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00:40:36 audio recording

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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AWeirA180328

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Citation

Harry Bartlett, “Interview with Archie Weir,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11764.

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