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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: 102 Squadron; 1652 HCU; 1663 HCU; 20 OTU; 624 Squadron; 76 Squadron; Advanced Flying Unit; Air Observers School; aircrew; Anson; Blenheim; bomb aimer; bombing; C-47; Halifax; Heavy Conversion Unit; Me 109; mine laying; Operational Training Unit; Oxford; RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Penrhos; RAF Pocklington; RAF Rufforth; RAF Tempsford; training; Wellington
Tags: 100 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; Cornell; demobilisation; Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain (1926 - 2022); Flying Training School; Harvard; incendiary device; Initial Training Wing; Oxford; pilot; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021); RAF Ansty; RAF Bentley Priory; RAF Bircham Newton; RAF Grimsby; RAF Heaton Park; RAF Hendon; RAF Hornchurch; RAF Little Rissington; RAF Lyneham; RAF Oakington; RAF Swinderby; RAF Ternhill; RAF Topcliffe; RAF Valley; recruitment; training; V-1; V-weapon; Wellington; York
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