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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: 196 Squadron; 214 Squadron; 617 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; bombing of the Mimoyecques V-3 site (6 July 1944); Bombing of the Saumur tunnel (8/9 June 1944); bombing of the Siracourt V-weapon site (25 June 1944); bombing of the Wizernes V-2 site (20, 22, 24 June 1944); Chadwick, Roy (1893-1947); Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); crash; final resting place; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); grief; incendiary device; Lancaster; Mosquito; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Oxford; P-51; Pathfinders; pilot; RAF Bassingbourn; RAF Coningsby; RAF Cranwell; RAF Stradishall; RAF Woodhall Spa; Tallboy; training; Wallis, Barnes Neville (1887-1979); Wellington
Tags: 1 Group; 625 Squadron; Anson; bombing; briefing; coping mechanism; crewing up; debriefing; Gee; H2S; Halifax; Lancaster; love and romance; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; navigator; Nissen hut; nose art; Operation Exodus (1945); Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); operational training unit; P-51; RAF Husbands Bosworth; RAF Kelstern; RAF Millom; RAF Scampton; RAF Sturgate; target photograph; training; V-2; Wellington; Window; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
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Tags: 625 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bombing; Halifax; Halifax Mk 2; Halifax Mk 5; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 3; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Oxford; pilot; RAF Blyton; RAF Church Broughton; RAF Gamston; RAF Hemswell; RAF Kelstern; RAF Lichfield; RAF Sandtoft; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
Tags: 50 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; bombing of Hamburg (24-31 July 1943); C-47; heavy conversion unit; Hurricane; Lancaster; Manchester; Martinet; mid-air collision; mine laying; operational training unit; Oxford; pilot; RAF Cranwell; RAF Little Rissington; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Swinderby; RAF Turweston; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Wattisham; RAF Westcott; Stearman; Sunderland; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
Arthur Pearce was stationed at: RAF Bishops Court, RAF Seighford, RAF…
Tags: 12 Squadron; 156 Squadron; 170 Squadron; 35 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; bombing; bombing of Helgoland (18 April 1945); Cook’s tour; Goodwill tour of the United States (1946); Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Operation Dodge (1945); Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); operational training unit; RAF Bishops Court; RAF Blyton; RAF Dunholme Lodge; RAF Graveley; RAF Hemswell; RAF Hixon; RAF Ingham; RAF Kelstern; RAF Seighford; RAF Stradishall; RAF Upwood; RAF Warboys; RAF Wickenby; RAF Wyton; training; Wellington
Tags: 102 Squadron; 49 Squadron; 5 Group; 50 Squadron; 619 Squadron; aircrew; Albemarle; Anson; arts and crafts; bale out; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bomb aimer; bomb struck; bombing; Caterpillar Club; crewing up; Dominie; FIDO; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Home Guard; incendiary device; Ju 88; Lancaster; Master Bomber; military living conditions; military service conditions; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Mosquito; navigator; operational training unit; Pathfinders; prisoner of war; Proctor; RAF Cottesmore; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Fiskerton; RAF Madley; RAF Market Harborough; RAF Melbourne; RAF North Coates; RAF North Weald; RAF Padgate; RAF Pocklington; RAF Saltby; RAF Silverstone; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF St Eval; RAF Stormy Down; RAF Tempsford; RAF Turweston; RAF Waddington; RAF Wigsley; RAF Wigtown; RAF Wittering; RAF Yatesbury; Stirling; superstition; training; Wellington; Whitley; Window; wireless operator; wireless operator / air gunner
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,…