Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire

Title

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire

Description

34 items. Interviews with veterans recorded by Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire.

Interview with Bertie Salvage
Three part interview with Dougie Marsh
Interview with Terry Hodson
Interview with Stan Waite Interview with John Langston
Interview with Nelson Nix
Two part interview with Bob Panton
Interview with Basil Fish
Interview with Ernest Groeger
Interview with Wilf Keyte
Interview with Reginald John Herring
Interview with Kathleen Reid
Interview with Allan Holmes
Interview with John Tomlinson
Interview with Cliff Thorpe and Roy Smith
Interview with Peter Scoley
Interview with Kenneth Ivan Duddell
Interview with Christopher Francis Allison
Interview with Bernard Bell
Interview with George Arthur Bell
Interview with George William Taplin
Interview with Richard Moore
Interview with Kenneth Edgar Neve
Interview with Annie Mary Blood
Interview with Dennis Brader
Interview with Les Stedman
Interview with Anthony Edward Mason
Interview with Anne Morgan Rose Harcombe

The following interviews have been moved to the relevant collections.
Interview with Kathleen Reid
Interview with Wing Commander Kenneth Cook DFC
Interview with Colin Cole
Interview with Charles Avey
Interview with John Bell
Interview with Les Rutherford
Interview with James Douglas Hudson

Date

2017-06-19

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire

Collection Items

Bertie Salvage joined the RAF in 1939 as an apprentice and initially began his technical training at RAF Cranwell before training was transferred to RAF Halton and also shortened because of the start of the Second World War. Bertie was present when…

Interview in three parts.

Part 1.
Doug Marsh was the son of a Royal Navy officer and moved around quite a bit as a child between Kent and Lincolnshire. When his father retired from the Navy his parents bought a fish and chip shop in Grimsby but…

Terry Hodson was conscripted to the RAF towards the end of the Second World War. He started in the airfield construction team doing work as and when needed. He was involved in preparing the area in London for the Victory Parade. He left the RAF…

Stan Waite worked on one of the farms in Scampton in the pre-war years. He stopped his farming job to help with airfield construction when he found out he could more in one day than he earned in a week farming. He watched the first planes arrive…

John Langston flew operations as a navigator with 630, 189 and 617 Squadrons.

Nelson Nix grew up as a child during the war. His father kept the village shop and was also a special constable and member of the Observer Corps which later became the Royal Observer Corps. The post had access to the Darkie sets which were used to…

Two part interview with Bob Panton.

Part 1. Bob Panton was a child during the war. One day as his father was coming towards their house Bob saw three Dornier 17 come into view. Then out of the sun came six Spitfires and a battle started in front…

Basil Fish volunteered for the RAF in 1941 from Manchester University where he was a student and a member of the University Air Squadron. He was posted to 617 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. On one flight his aircraft crashed on return and although…

Ernie Groeger volunteered for the RAF in 1940 while working at a textile firm. He undertook training to be an armourer and was posted to 97 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. Over time he developed ill health and he was discharged from the RAF on health…

Wilf Keyte joined the RAF in 1937 and was based with maintenance units. He was posted to Scampton and Henlow where he worked with the Queen Bee missile unit. He was then posted in charge of stores to the Orkneys and then RAF Swinderby. Wilf was then…

Reg Herring was living in London at the start of the war with his father and elder brother. His father built a shelter that collapsed after a heavy rainfall. Reg was evacuated to Sizewell and then to near Birmingham. After the war Reg returned to…

Allan Holmes’ uncle was Flight Sergeant Frank Norman Holmes (1577142 Royal Air Force) who flew operations as an air gunner with 103 and 582 Squadrons. He was killed 4 May 1944 on an operation to Didier.

John Tomlinson lived in Elsham Wolds at the time when the airfield was operational.

Cliff Thorpe and Roy Smith grew up in the village of Elsham while RAF Elsham Wolds was operational.

Peter Scoley was born on a farm which became RAF Metheringham during the war. After the war Peter and his wife were fundamental in creating a museum on the site.

Ken Duddell flew operations as a flight engineer with 460, 12 and 103 Squadrons.

Interview in two parts.
Part one.
Chris Allison served as a flight engineer. He answers questions from school children about what it was like to fly in a Lancaster.
Also taking part in this interview was Tony Bradley who was a child in Hull…

Bernard Bell was a child in Scunthorpe during the war.

George Bell grew up in Lincolnshire. He was called up to the Army and was posted to India and Burma.

George Taplin volunteered for the RAF in 1940 and trained as an armourer. He served with 349, 342 and 226 Squadrons.

Richard Moore served as ground crew at RAF Locking, RAF Squires Gate and RAF Wickenby.

Ken Neve served as a runner with the Home Guard before joining the Fleet Air Arm. He was posted to RAF Henlow as an engineer.

Anne Blood served as a WAAF at RAF Kirton in Lindsey and in Europe post war.

Dennis Brader worked at the site of RAF Wickenby where he did ground maintenance.

Les Stedman served as an armourer.
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