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- Tags: RAF Scampton
The Earliest Years.
Born in Barnoldswick, then in Yorkshire, now in Lancashire in 1922. His father ran a wireless business until 1926. He describes his years at schools and a move to…
Tags: 109 Squadron; 142 Squadron; 150 Squadron; 227 Squadron; 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 9 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Albemarle; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; B-17; B-24; Beaufighter; bomb aimer; bombing; C-47; Defiant; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; ditching; FIDO; flight engineer; Gee; Halifax; Harvard; Hudson; Hurricane; Ju 87; Ju 88; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; mess; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; Mosquito; navigator; operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; prisoner of war; RAF Balderton; RAF Bardney; RAF Bawtry; RAF Catfoss; RAF Eastleigh; RAF Farnborough; RAF Finningley; RAF Graveley; RAF Hemswell; RAF Hixon; RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor; RAF Milltown; RAF Norton; RAF Scampton; RAF Seighford; RAF Strubby; RAF Waddington; RAF Wick; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wyton; Spitfire; sport; Stirling; Sunderland; Tiger force; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: 5 Group; 617 Squadron; 627 Squadron; 83 Squadron; 97 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bomb aimer; bomb dump; bombing; Bombing of the Saumur tunnel (8/9 June 1944); Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; flight engineer; Gee; H2S; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; mine laying; navigator; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); pilot; radar; RAF Dunholme Lodge; RAF Scampton; RAF Swinderby; RAF Syerston; tractor; training; wireless operator
Tags: 10 Squadron; 462 Squadron; 51 Squadron; 614 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; Battle; flight engineer; Halifax; Harrow; Lancaster; Lincoln; Magister; Meteor; Mosquito; Oxford; RAF Binbrook; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Finningley; RAF Henlow; RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor; RAF Leeming; RAF Linton on Ouse; RAF Marston Moor; RAF Medmenham; RAF Middleton St George; RAF Scampton; RAF Snaith; RAF Stormy Down; RAF Swanton Morley; Wellington; Whitley
Tags: 153 Squadron; air gunner; Anson; bombing; demobilisation; Dominie; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; military living conditions; navigator; Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); operational training unit; Proctor; RAF Lichfield; RAF Lindholme; RAF Scampton; recruitment; submarine; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner