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  • Tags: 171 Squadron

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Cyril Mercier was born in Jersey in 1925. He joined the Home Guard in 1940 and the RAF in 1943. After initial training, and training on gunnery at Bridgnorth he joined 14 Operational training Unit at Abingdon, where he crewed up. He trained on…

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Operations are for 171 and 199 Squadrons on the 9 March and 22 April 1945, included are the crew / aircraft allocations, take off times, locations and timings, route and tactics.

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Ceremony was at RAF North Creake on 3rd August 1945, programme includes a message from Air Officer Commanding 100 Group Air Vice Marshal Addison, Order of Service, and Programme of events. The words for the hymns used in the service are also…

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Event took place at RAF North Creake 3rd August 1945, and included, lunch, a service, a march past, salute taken by Air Vice Marshal E B Addison. In the evening a dance in one of the hangars.

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David Butler, DFC, was born in Cherry Hinton in April 1920 and joined the Royal Air Force on the 11th January 1940, serving in France at Reims as the Germans advanced. After walking some distance, he was evacuated back to England on a Polish boat and…
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