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- Tags: RAF Winthorpe
Tags: 149 Squadron; 514 Squadron; 9 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; B-17; bombing; C-47; flight engineer; Lancaster; Manchester; Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); Oxford; RAF Bardney; RAF Feltwell; RAF Foulsham; RAF Methwold; RAF Stradishall; RAF Tuddenham; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Watton; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Woolfox Lodge; training; York
Tags: 106 Squadron; 83 Squadron; bombing; H2S; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 3; mine laying; Operation Exodus (1945); RAF Bitteswell; RAF Bruntingthorpe; RAF Coningsby; RAF Metheringham; RAF Syerston; RAF Warboys; RAF Winthorpe; Stirling; training; Wellington
On the reverse 'BILL RYAN'S…
Tags: 617 Squadron; Anson; bombing; Cook’s tour; Dominie; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Lincoln; Me 262; Operation Catechism; Operation Exodus (1945); operational training unit; Proctor; RAF Barrow in Furness; RAF Market Harborough; RAF Mona; RAF Syerston; RAF Waddington; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Woodhall Spa; RAF Yatesbury; Stirling; submarine; Tiger force; Tirpitz; training; Wellington
Tags: 106 Squadron; 83 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bombing; Dominie; H2S; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 3; Lancastrian; navigator; Operation Dodge (1945); Operation Exodus (1945); RAF Bitteswell; RAF Coningsby; RAF Full Sutton; RAF Metheringham; RAF Syerston; RAF Warboys; RAF West Freugh; RAF Winthorpe; Stirling; training; Wellington
The second part describes the 'Skilling Follies', an aircrew who completed 25 operations from RAF Skellingthorpe.
The third part describes an…
Tags: 460 Squadron; 467 Squadron; 8 Group; 97 Squadron; aircrew; bomb struck; bombing; crash; flight engineer; flight mechanic; forced landing; ground crew; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; 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 Woodbridge; recruitment; Stirling; training; V-1; V-weapon; York
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