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Tags: 115 Squadron; 149 Squadron; 15 Squadron; 214 Squadron; 3 Group; 620 Squadron; 622 Squadron; 9 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; B-17; B-24; bale out; bombing; bombing of Hamburg (24-31 July 1943); bombing of Nuremberg (30 / 31 March 1944); Botha; C-47; coping mechanism; crewing up; debriefing; Defiant; Do 217; Dominie; Dulag Luft; evading; fuelling; Fw 190; Gee; gremlin; ground personnel; Halifax; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Lancaster Finishing School; Me 109; Me 110; meteorological officer; military discipline; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Operation Exodus (1945); Operational Training Unit; P-51; Pathfinders; petrol bowser; prisoner of war; Proctor; promotion; RAF Barrow in Furness; RAF Cardington; RAF Chedburgh; RAF Feltwell; RAF Marham; RAF Mildenhall; RAF Stradishall; RAF Turweston; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Yatesbury; recruitment; Red Cross; service vehicle; Stirling; strafing; tractor; training; Wellington; Window; wireless operator
Tags: Red Cross
Tags: RAF Sandtoft
The Earliest Years.
Born in Barnoldswick, then in Yorkshire, now in Lancashire in 1922. His father ran a wireless business until 1926. He describes his years at schools and a move to…
Tags: 109 Squadron; 142 Squadron; 150 Squadron; 1661 HCU; 227 Squadron; 25 OTU; 30 OTU; 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 84 OTU; 9 Squadron; air gunner; Air Gunnery School; aircrew; Albemarle; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; B-17; B-24; Beaufighter; bomb aimer; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); C-47; Defiant; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; ditching; FIDO; flight engineer; Flying Training School; Gee; ground personnel; Halifax; Harvard; Heavy Conversion Unit; Hudson; Hurricane; Initial Training Wing; Ju 87; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; mess; military discipline; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Mosquito; navigator; Operational Training Unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; prisoner of war; RAF Balderton; RAF Bardney; RAF Bawtry; RAF Catfoss; RAF Desborough; RAF Eastleigh; RAF Farnborough; RAF Finningley; RAF Graveley; RAF Hemswell; RAF Hixon; RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor; RAF Milltown; RAF Norton; RAF Scampton; RAF Seighford; RAF Strubby; RAF Syerston; RAF Waddington; RAF Wick; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wyton; Spitfire; sport; Stirling; Sunderland; Tiger force; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 22 OTU; 420 Squadron; 425 Squadron; 431 Squadron; 434 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; animal; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; arts and crafts; bale out; bomb aimer; C-47; Caterpillar Club; crash; crewing up; Dulag Luft; final resting place; flight engineer; ground personnel; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; Heavy Conversion Unit; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Hurricane; Ju 88; lynching; mess; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; navigator; Operational Training Unit; Oxford; P-51; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Boscombe Down; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Bridlington; RAF Cosford; RAF Dishforth; RAF Elvington; RAF Gaydon; RAF Inverness; RAF Manston; RAF Tholthorpe; RAF Wellesbourne Mountford; Red Cross; sanitation; service vehicle; sport; Stalag Luft 3; Stalag Luft 6; strafing; the long march; training; Typhoon; Wellington; Whitley; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: African heritage
Tags: final resting place
Tags: prisoner of war