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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; 227 Squadron; 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 9 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Albemarle; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; B-17; B-24; Beaufighter; bomb aimer; bombing; C-47; Defiant; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; ditching; FIDO; flight engineer; Gee; Halifax; Harvard; Hudson; Hurricane; Ju 87; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; mess; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Mosquito; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; prisoner of war; RAF Balderton; RAF Bardney; RAF Bawtry; RAF Catfoss; 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 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: 153 Squadron; air gunner; Anson; bombing; demobilisation; Dominie; Gee; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; military living conditions; navigator; Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); operational training unit; Proctor; RAF Lichfield; RAF Lindholme; RAF Scampton; recruitment; submarine; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner
Sydney lived a few miles from London and attended Byron Court School in Webley. She was five when…
Tags: 57 Squadron; 9 Squadron; air gunner; air sea rescue; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; bombing; crash; flight engineer; Gneisenau; Ju 88; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; military ethos; military service conditions; Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); RAF East Kirkby; RAF Swinderby
Tags: 100 Group; 149 Squadron; 156 Squadron; 192 Squadron; 3 Group; 57 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bombing; crash; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Service Order; FIDO; Gee; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; Ju 88; Lancaster; Me 109; Mosquito; Pathfinders; pilot; propaganda; RAF Brize Norton; RAF Faldingworth; RAF Feltwell; RAF Foulsham; RAF Hampstead Norris; RAF Harwell; RAF Lindholme; RAF Mildenhall; RAF Warboys; RAF West Raynham; target indicator; training; Wellington; Window