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Jean Culkin grew up in Sunderland and worked as a tea girl and then a typist in a reserved occupation. She discusses her life and her wedding to her husband, John George Mackel Culkin. He was an apprentice at RAF Halton before becoming a fitter…

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Observers and air gunners flying log book for Geoffrey Whittle, navigator, covering the period from 4 November 1942 to 26 July 1953. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF West Freugh, RAF…

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Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Jack Warner, flight engineer. Covering the period from 2 July 1943 to 28 January 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Topcliffe, RAF Leeming,…

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Harry Winter grew up in Cardiff and worked in a paper mill from the age of 14. He served in the Home Guard before he volunteered for the Air Force. After training as a wireless operator at RAF Yatesbury he flew operations over Germany, France, and…

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Wartime memoir covering Dennis Raettig's training at Blackpool and the posting to 104 Squadron at Royal Air Force Driffield in August 1941. Worked on Wellington aircraft and mentions that Driffield also hosted the blind approach landing flight…

429 Squadron was formed in November 1942 as part of 4 Group Bomber Command, quickly transferring to 6 Group in January 1943. It flew Main Force operations until the end of the war and disbanded in May 1946.
It was stationed at: RAF East Moor and RAF…

427 Squadron was formed in November 1942 as part of 4 Group Bomber Command but was transferred to 6 Group in January 1943.
It was stationed at: RAF Croft and RAF Leeming.
Aircraft flown included: Wellington, Halifax and Lancaster.
Wartime losses:…

424 Squadron was formed in October 1942 as part of 4 Group Bomber Command, transferring to 6 Group the following January. In May 1943 it was posted to North Africa from where it flew until October 1943 before returning to 6 Group and flying Main…

By the start of the Second World War 77 Squadron was equipped with Whitleys at RAF Driffield as part of 4 Group. The squadron took part in the early leaflet dropping and bombing campaigns. By the end of April 1942 it had carried out the most…

35 Squadron was formed in 1916 and reformed in 1929. By 1939 it was a training unit, equipped with a mix of Battles, Ansons and Blenheims. In November 1940 it was reformed as part of 4 Group at RAF Linton on Ouse flying Halifaxes. In August 1942 the…

10 Squadron was originally formed in 1915 at Farnborough. In 1939, the squadron was part of 4 Group Bomber Command and the Squadron’s Whitleys carried out leaflet-dropping raids over Germany during the early months of the war. The squadron…

7 Squadron was formed in May 1914 at Farnborough. In June 1939 it became a training unit, preparing crews for flying Hampdens. On 1 August 1940 it reformed with Stirlings, the first squadron to fly the aircraft, and was posted to 3 Group in October…

RAF Leeming is in Yorkshire seven miles south west from Northallerton. Construction began in 1939 as a grass airfield and it opened in June 1940. 10 Squadron arrived in July and 7 and 102 Squadrons the following month but 102 left in September and 7…

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Charles Frederick Green was born in Peckham, London, in 1921. On leaving school he began an apprenticeship with a printing company, acting part-time as a police courier, before becoming an Air Raid Precaution warden. He then volunteered for the…

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Sidney Cooper was born in Blackpool and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He first served as an engine fitter in Fighter Command before remustering as aircrew. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 427 Squadron from RAF Leeming. He later…

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Sidney Cooper was born in Blackpool and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He first served as an engine fitter in Fighter Command before remustering as aircrew. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 427 Squadron from RAF Leeming. He later…
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