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- Tags: RAF Finningley
- Type is exactly "Sound"
Tags: 467 Squadron; 582 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; animal; bombing; fear; ground personnel; Lancaster; Manchester; military service conditions; operational training unit; Pathfinders; RAF Bottesford; RAF Finningley; RAF Little Staughton; RAF Manby; RAF Scampton; RAF Silverstone; RAF Woodhall Spa; training; Wellington
Tags: 106 Squadron; 57 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; B-17; bale out; bombing; bombing of the Normandy coastal batteries (5/6 June 1944); Distinguished Flying Cross; final resting place; Gneisenau; H2S; Hampden; heavy conversion unit; heirloom; killed in action; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; memorial; mine laying; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; RAF Cranwell; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Finningley; RAF Husbands Bosworth; RAF Market Harborough; RAF Metheringham; RAF Polebrook; RAF Syerston; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF West Freugh; RAF Wigsley; Royal Observer Corps; Scharnhorst; Stirling; take-off crash; training; wireless operator / air gunner
Tags: 467 Squadron; aircrew; animal; Bombing of Peenemünde (17/18 August 1943); briefing; crewing up; fear; Gee; H2S; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Manchester; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; operational training unit; RAF Bottesford; RAF Finningley; RAF Swinderby; RAF Yatesbury; training; Wellington; wireless operator
Tags: 625 Squadron; Absent Without Leave; aircrew; Anson; bombing of Helgoland (18 April 1945); Cook’s tour; crewing up; Dominie; FIDO; Halifax; Ju 88; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; military discipline; military service conditions; Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); RAF Finningley; RAF Hemswell; RAF Kelstern; superstition; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner
Charles joined the Royal Air Force in February 1942 and went to RAF Halton as an Aircraft Apprentice.
He tells of his training at Halton, and describes the different trades and his exams to become an Leading Aircraftsman 1st Class,…
Tags: 550 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; crash; crewing up; forced landing; Gee; H2S; Halifax; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; love and romance; navigator; perimeter track; RAF Finningley; RAF Hemswell; RAF North Killingholme; RAF West Freugh; RAF Worksop; Spitfire; training; Wellington