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Tags: RAF Cosford
Joined Army – 4th Queen's Own Hussars on 2nd January 1936.
Joined RAF 1938 and trained as balloon operator then applied as air gunner, arriving at RAF Swinderby in December 1941. Took part in 50…
Tags: 44 Squadron; 50 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 630 Squadron; air gunner; bombing; Bombing of Augsburg (17 April 1942); bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); crash; Distinguished Flying Medal; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Manchester; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; RAF Abingdon; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Evanton; RAF Swinderby; RAF Westcott; training
Three photographs are captioned Port Patrick.
One, not captioned is of an aircrew sergeant standing in a country lane.…
Details his military career with the Home…
Tags: 115 Squadron; 514 Squadron; 7 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; crewing up; heavy conversion unit; incendiary device; Me 109; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; Pathfinders; perception of bombing war; RAF Brackla; RAF Bridlington; RAF Chipping Warden; RAF Feltwell; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Witchford; RAF Wyton; sport; Stirling; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner
Tags: 37 Squadron; 635 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; C-47; Defiant; Dominie; evading; Hampden; Lancaster; Martinet; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Operation Dodge (1945); Operation Exodus (1945); Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; Proctor; RAF Abingdon; RAF Bassingbourn; RAF Blyton; RAF Brize Norton; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Cranwell; RAF Downham Market; RAF Graveley; RAF Hampstead Norris; RAF Harwell; RAF Hemswell; RAF Ingham; RAF Leconfield; RAF Leeming; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Manby; RAF Marston Moor; RAF Middleton St George; RAF Moreton in the Marsh; RAF Newmarket; RAF Skipton on Swale; RAF St Eval; RAF Sywell; RAF Upavon; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Upwood; RAF Waddington; RAF Warboys; RAF Westcott; RAF Wittering; RAF Wyton; Stirling; training; Victoria Cross; Wellington
Tags: 106 Squadron; 617 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bombing; Dominie; Halifax; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 3; Manchester; Operation Catechism; Proctor; RAF Balderton; RAF Bardney; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Evanton; RAF Madley; RAF Scampton; RAF Sturgate; RAF Syerston; RAF Wigsley; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Woodhall Spa; Tirpitz; Wellington; wireless operator