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- Tags: RAF Waddington
Tags: 106 Squadron; 463 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; fitter airframe; flight engineer; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); ground crew; ground personnel; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Ju 88; Lancaster; Me 262; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; Operation Exodus (1945); P-51; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Swinderby; RAF Syerston; RAF Waddington; RAF Wigsley; RAF Woodbridge; runway; Spitfire; Stirling
Charles joined the Royal Air Force in February 1942 and went to RAF Halton as an Aircraft Apprentice.
He tells of his training at Halton, and describes the different trades and his exams to become an Leading Aircraftsman 1st Class,…
Tags: 619 Squadron; 9 Squadron; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); crewing up; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Operation Dodge (1945); Operation Exodus (1945); RAF Silverstone; RAF Strubby; RAF Syerston; RAF Waddington; RAF Woodbridge; sport; Stirling; Tiger force; training; Wellington; wireless operator
Tags: 460 Squadron; 467 Squadron; 8 Group; 97 Squadron; aircrew; bomb struck; bombing; crash; crewing up; fitter airframe; flight engineer; flight mechanic; forced landing; ground crew; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; mechanics airframe; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; Pathfinders; pilot; RAF Binbrook; RAF Coningsby; RAF Halton; RAF St Athan; RAF Syerston; RAF Waddington; RAF Wainfleet; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wittering; RAF Woodbridge; recruitment; Stirling; training; V-1; V-weapon; York
Tags: 1 Group; 106 Squadron; 44 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; arts and crafts; Battle; C-47; Distinguished Flying Cross; Hampden; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Abingdon; RAF Bawtry; RAF Blyton; RAF Catfoss; RAF Cosford; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Evanton; RAF Finningley; RAF Little Rissington; RAF Manston; RAF Netheravon; RAF Oakington; RAF St Athan; RAF Syerston; RAF Thornaby; RAF Uxbridge; RAF Waddington; Stalag Luft 3; training