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- Creator is exactly "Mick Jeffery"
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
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
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: 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
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: 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: 630 Squadron; 8 Group; 97 Squadron; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; bombing; crewing up; demobilisation; Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain (1926 -); FIDO; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); Lancaster; Me 109; memorial; navigator; Pathfinders; prisoner of war; promotion; RAF Coningsby; Stirling; Tiger force; training; Wellington
Tags: 97 Squadron; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; bombing; bombing of Kassel (22/23 October 1943); crewing up; fear; grief; Halifax; Halifax Mk 2; Halifax Mk 5; Harvard; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; military ethos; Oxford; Pathfinders; perception of bombing war; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Blyton; RAF Bourn; RAF Shawbury; RAF Sleap; RAF Tilstock; RAF Upwood; shot down; Stearman; target indicator; training; Whitley