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- Spatial Coverage is exactly "England--Somerset"
Tags: 11 OTU; 1660 HCU; 29 OTU; 50 Squadron; Advanced Flying Unit; aircrew; bombing; bombing of Hamburg (24-31 July 1943); C-47; Flying Training School; 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
Tags: 100 Squadron; 12 Squadron; 1667 HCU; 30 OTU; air gunner; aircrew; bomb disposal; bombing; bombing of Helgoland (18 April 1945); Halifax; Heavy Conversion Unit; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Lancaster Finishing School; military service conditions; Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); Operational Training Unit; perception of bombing war; RAF Grimsby; RAF Hemswell; RAF Hixon; RAF Sandtoft; RAF Wickenby; recruitment; shot down; training; Wellington
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: 1653 HCU; 195 Squadron; aircrew; bomb struck; bombing; fear; flight engineer; Heavy Conversion Unit; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Lancaster Finishing School; perception of bombing war; RAF Chedburgh; RAF Driffield; RAF Feltwell; RAF Hullavington; RAF Kirkham; RAF Little Rissington; RAF Locking; RAF Manby; RAF St Athan; RAF Wratting Common; Stirling; training
Photo 1 is Gwen & Wendy on a beach, captioned 'Gwen & Wendy 1949'
Photo 2 is Peter sitting on a rock on a beach, captioned 'Self Watchet 1947'.
Photo 3 is Gwen in WRNS uniform seated on a bench with a dog.
Tags: 10 Squadron; 16 OTU; 1663 HCU; 18 OTU; 20 OTU; 608 Squadron; 76 Squadron; Advanced Flying Unit; aerial photograph; aircrew; Anson; bombing; bombing of Hamburg (24-31 July 1943); Bombing of Peenemünde (17/18 August 1943); Cook’s tour; Flying Training School; Halifax; Heavy Conversion Unit; Lancaster; Mosquito; Operational Training Unit; Oxford; pilot; RAF Barford St John; RAF Chipping Norton; RAF Church Broughton; RAF Downham Market; RAF Driffield; RAF Finningley; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Melbourne; RAF Rufforth; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Upwood; RAF Worksop; RAF Wyton; target photograph; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
The third photo is wife of Charles Thomas.
All are family members of Arthur Thomas.
Tags: love and romance