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- Tags: RAF Coningsby
- Type is exactly "Text. Memoir"
Chapter 1. Under Training.
Having been assessed in Birmingham Geoff sets off to London in August 1942 for training, at Lords. Initial training was at Bridlington then gunnery school at…
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Tags: 57 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 630 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bomb aimer; bombing; Cornell; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Service Order; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Me 109; navigator; operational training unit; pilot; RAF Coningsby; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Woodbridge; Stirling; superstition; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
Tags: 44 Squadron; 635 Squadron; 83 Squadron; 97 Squadron; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; bombing of Kassel (22/23 October 1943); bombing of the Creil/St Leu d’Esserent V-1 storage areas (4/5 July 1944); bombing of the Normandy coastal batteries (5/6 June 1944); bombing of the Pas de Calais V-1 sites (24/25 June 1944); Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; Gee; H2S; Lancaster; Mosquito; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Oboe; Pathfinders; RAF Chipping Norton; RAF Coningsby; RAF Swinderby; RAF Witchford; target indicator; V-weapon; wireless operator
Tags: 463 Squadron; 617 Squadron; 97 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; Chadwick, Roy (1893-1947); crash; evading; final resting place; flight engineer; H2S; killed in action; Lancaster; Manchester; missing in action; navigator; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Pathfinders; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Coningsby; RAF St Athan; RAF Waddington; RAF West Freugh; RAF Winthorpe; Resistance; shot down; Stalag Luft 7
Tags: 460 Squadron; 467 Squadron; 8 Group; 97 Squadron; aircrew; bomb struck; bombing; Bombing of Trossy St Maximin (3 August 1944); crash; fitter airframe; forced landing; ground crew; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; mechanics airframe; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Pathfinders; RAF Binbrook; RAF Coningsby; RAF Halton; RAF St Athan; RAF Syerston; RAF Waddington; RAF Winthorpe; recruitment; Stirling; training
Tags: 1 Group; 101 Squadron; aircrew; bomb trolley; bombing; bombing up; briefing; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); Cook’s tour; dispersal; Distinguished Flying Medal; fear; FIDO; fitter engine; flight engineer; flight mechanic; fuelling; Gee; George VI, King of Great Britain (1895-1952); ground crew; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; memorial; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; navigator; Nissen hut; operational training unit; perception of bombing war; perimeter track; petrol bowser; radar; RAF Bottesford; RAF Catfoss; RAF Coningsby; RAF Cottesmore; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Lindholme; RAF Ludford Magna; RAF North Luffenham; RAF St Athan; RAF Waddington; RAF Wickenby; runway; service vehicle; Tiger force; Tirpitz; tractor; training; Window; wireless operator