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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: 242 Squadron; 52 Squadron; Air Observers School; air sea rescue; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; B-24; bale out; Battle; Bombing and Gunnery School; C-47; Cook’s tour; evading; Flying Training School; Halifax; Heavy Conversion Unit; Hudson; Lancaster; navigator; observer; Operational Training Unit; Oxford; prisoner of war; RAF Abingdon; RAF Dishforth; RAF Lindholme; RAF Northolt; RAF Oakington; Second Tactical Air Force; shot down; Stirling; submarine; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; York