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- Creator is exactly "Mick Jeffery"
Tags: 619 Squadron; 9 Squadron; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); crewing up; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Operation Dodge (1945); Operation Exodus (1945); RAF Silverstone; RAF Strubby; RAF Syerston; RAF Waddington; RAF Woodbridge; sport; Stirling; Tiger force; training; Wellington; wireless operator
Tags: 102 Squadron; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; ditching; flight engineer; ground crew; ground personnel; mine laying; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; pilot; promotion; radar; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Pocklington; Resistance; shot down; submarine; training
Tags: 103 Squadron; 150 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; briefing; Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); crash; demobilisation; Halifax; Halifax Mk 1; Hurricane; lack of moral fibre; Lysander; Magister; military living conditions; military service conditions; operational training unit; Oxford; pilot; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-); RAF Cardington; RAF Elsham Wolds; RAF Pershore; RAF Rufforth; RAF Shawbury; RAF Snaith; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
Charles joined the Royal Air Force in February 1942 and went to RAF Halton as an Aircraft Apprentice.
He tells of his training at Halton, and describes the different trades and his exams to become an Leading Aircraftsman 1st Class,…
Tags: 12 Squadron; 148 Squadron; 156 Squadron; 166 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; crewing up; Defiant; Distinguished Flying Cross; Home Guard; Lancaster; operational training unit; Pathfinders; RAF Abingdon; RAF Harwell; RAF Hendon; RAF Kirmington; RAF Upwood; RAF Warboys; RAF Wickenby; submarine; training; Wellington; Whitley
Tags: 61 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; bale out; bomb dump; bombing; Caterpillar Club; home front; killed in action; Lancaster; Lincoln; Operation Dodge (1945); RAF Bruntingthorpe; RAF Coningsby; RAF Padgate; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Wigsley; RAF Woodbridge; runway; Stirling; Tiger force; Wellington