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- Tags: RAF Halton
- Type is exactly "Sound"
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: 460 Squadron; 467 Squadron; 8 Group; 97 Squadron; aircrew; bomb struck; bombing; crash; crewing up; fitter airframe; flight engineer; flight mechanic; forced landing; ground crew; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; mechanics airframe; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; Pathfinders; pilot; RAF Binbrook; RAF Coningsby; RAF Halton; RAF St Athan; RAF Syerston; RAF Waddington; RAF Wainfleet; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wittering; RAF Woodbridge; recruitment; Stirling; training; V-1; V-weapon; York
Tags: 156 Squadron; 8 Group; aircrew; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bombing; Distinguished Flying Cross; fear; fitter engine; flight engineer; ground crew; ground personnel; H2S; Halifax; Halifax Mk 1; Harvard; Lancaster; Lincoln; Manchester; Master Bomber; Meteor; Mosquito; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Pathfinders; pilot; promotion; RAF Halton; RAF Upwood; target indicator; V-1; V-weapon; Wellington; York
Tags: 49 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 83 Squadron; bombing; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); displaced person; ethnic or religious minorities; fitter airframe; grief; ground crew; ground personnel; Hampden; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Manchester; military service conditions; perception of bombing war; RAF Halton; RAF Scampton; runway; training