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- Contributor is exactly "Ian Whapplington"
Tags: 10 Squadron; 463 Squadron; 5 Group; 57 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 86 Squadron; 90 Squadron; aircrew; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bombing of Nuremberg (30 / 31 March 1944); C-47; flight engineer; Gneisenau; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Pathfinders; pilot; radar; RAF Alconbury; RAF Halton; RAF Ridgewell; RAF St Athan; RAF St Mawgan; RAF Stradishall; RAF Swinderby; RAF Tuddenham; RAF Waddington; RAF Woodhall Spa; RAF Wratting Common; Scharnhorst; Stirling; Sunderland; Tiger force; training; Window
Tags: 218 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; crewing up; ethnic or religious minorities; Gee; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; military ethos; navigator; Oxford; pilot; propaganda; RAF Chedburgh; RAF Feltwell; RAF Fraserburgh; RAF Methwold; RAF Shepherds Grove; RAF Woodbridge; superstition; training; Wellington
Elizabeth has clear memories of…
Tags: 115 Squadron; 514 Squadron; 7 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; crewing up; heavy conversion unit; incendiary device; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 2; Me 109; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; Pathfinders; perception of bombing war; RAF Brackla; RAF Bridlington; RAF Chipping Warden; RAF Feltwell; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Witchford; RAF Wratting Common; RAF Wyton; sport; Stirling; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner
Tags: 106 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 627 Squadron; aircrew; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); heavy conversion unit; Home Guard; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Master Bomber; Mosquito; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; RAF Manston; RAF Marham; RAF Metheringham; RAF Scampton; RAF Swinderby; RAF Syerston; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Woodhall Spa; Stirling; target indicator; Tiger force; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
Upon leaving school, and unable to obtain employment in his chosen career, his father arranged a bound apprenticeship with a…