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Chapter 1. Under Training.
Having been assessed in Birmingham Geoff sets off to London in August 1942 for training, at Lords. Initial training was at Bridlington then gunnery school at…
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Tags: 514 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; bombing; bombing of Nuremberg (30 / 31 March 1944); Botha; crewing up; Dulag Luft; flight mechanic; Gee; ground crew; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 2; memorial; military living conditions; military service conditions; navigator; prisoner of war; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Cardington; RAF Dumfries; RAF Foulsham; RAF Little Snoring; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Wing; Red Cross; sport; Stalag 8B; strafing; the long march; Tiger Moth; training; Typhoon; Waffen-SS; Wellington