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- Tags: RAF Brackla
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…
Tags: 115 Squadron; 514 Squadron; 75 Squadron; 90 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; bomb aimer; bombing; Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); escaping; evading; flight engineer; ground personnel; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Harvard; heavy conversion unit; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 2; Lancaster Mk 3; Martinet; Me 109; Me 110; Me 410; Meteor; Mosquito; navigator; Navy, Army and Air Force Institute; Nissen hut; operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Brackla; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Bridlington; RAF Chipping Warden; RAF Coningsby; RAF Cosford; RAF Downham Market; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Feltwell; RAF Foulsham; RAF Halfpenny Green; RAF Hornchurch; RAF Jurby; RAF Little Rissington; RAF Mepal; RAF Newmarket; RAF South Cerney; RAF Stradishall; RAF Ternhill; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Witchford; RAF Wratting Common; Spitfire; Stirling; target indicator; the long march; Tiger force; training; V-1; V-weapon; Wellington; wireless operator; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 514 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bombing of Nuremberg (30 / 31 March 1944); bombing of the Le Havre E-boat pens (14/15 June 1944); ground crew; ground personnel; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 2; RAF Brackla; RAF Cardington; RAF Feltwell; RAF Halton; RAF Henlow; RAF Stradishall; RAF Swinderby; RAF Ternhill; RAF Waterbeach; RAF West Freugh; Stirling; tactical support for Normandy troops; training; V-2; V-weapon; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 115 Squadron; 514 Squadron; 7 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; crewing up; heavy conversion unit; incendiary device; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 2; Me 109; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; Pathfinders; perception of bombing war; RAF Brackla; RAF Bridlington; RAF Chipping Warden; RAF Feltwell; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Witchford; RAF Wratting Common; RAF Wyton; sport; Stirling; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner
Tags: 408 Squadron; 426 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; crewing up; faith; fear; flight engineer; lack of moral fibre; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; RAF Brackla; RAF Cosford; RAF East Moor; RAF Halton; RAF Lindholme; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF St Athan; recruitment; sport; training