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derek-di@demon.co.uk
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02/01/2003
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19:44:54
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Searching for information on my father Edward Louis Cartwright (Ted) Born Louth Lincs 1923 died Malvern, Worcs 1989. Stationed at ST Eval circa 1942.? mentioned for Bravery during his RAF career but not known what for. Rank LAC by 31.12.45 trade FCA what does this mean. Any information grtaefully received. Diana Skeys (nee Cartwright)


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k_e_r@hotmail.com
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04/01/2003
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01:50:08
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Hi, I'm looking for any information on the 159th Balloon Wing (Hermanville, France), #1 Beach Squad, or Airforce Liaison Group 1 (air ministry?) for my grandfather. If anyone has any leads on where to look, I'd be most grateful. Thank you so much! Kerry Rickard, k_e_r@hotmail.com Toronto


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NATCHBULL@MSN.COM
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04/01/2003
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23:57:09
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MY FATHER {LESLIE AIREY} SERVED IN IOI BOMER SQUADRON IN WWII AND WAS A REAR GUNNER. HE ENGAGED IN ACTION OVER GERMANY AND ITALY. HE WAS AWARDED THE CGM FOR HIS EFFORTS ON ONE SORTIE AS WAS THE REST OF THE CREW {MOST AWARDED IN ONE ACTION I BELEIVE?}. IWAS LOOKING TO FIND IF THERE IS ANY LIST OF OTHER RECIPIENTS OF THE MEDALS LISTED. STILL A GOOD SITE KEEP UP GOOD WORK MR D.I.AIREY


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queezers@queezers.com
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05/01/2003
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03:07:21
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Nice very nice, alot of work has been put into this site, keep up the good work. Rod http://www.queezers.com Home of Debt Relief


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deegee@uniserve.com
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05/01/2003
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07:15:35
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My Dad was in the 356 sqd. RAF WW11...I remember hearing lots about the war, Burma, and far away places...Too bad he didnt know of this site before he passed away...He was William Gledhill. Great site!!!!!

Diana (Gledhill) Park Canada


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wen.mik@tesco.com
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07/01/2003
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20:41:44
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an exellent site , i will visit again . MIKE BAILEY 79 SQUADRON HUNTERS & JP MK4 1 T.W.U. RAF BRAWDY 81- 87 p.s when are we going to have a reunion boys?


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alex@alfaorg.com
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08/01/2003
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20:04:52
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Good job! Alex http://www.alfaorg.com/international

houston , Tx

Keep up the good work


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jmsc15661@blueyonder.co.uk
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01/02/2003
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23:49:22
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I am trying to trace as much information about no 66(scottish)group who served in ceylon 1950-1952 during their National Service. My dad was there (George Ferguson)from Falkirk. Sadly my dad died 6 years ago and recently I came across his RAF diary and old photos etc. I am now fascinated in this period of his life. Any help would be great. Thanks


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janetmbuccheri@comcast.net
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06/02/2003
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00:16:11
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I think your web site is terrific. However, I am from the U.S. I was hoping that I could find something about my grandfather who was in the RAF. I and six brothers are the only living relatives on both his side of his family and my grandmothers. He died in 1946. His name was Frank Elba Fenton. The only information I have about his rank is from my mothers birth and marriage certificate. In 1923 he was a Sergeant. In 1946 when my mother married my dad, my grandfather is listed as Quarter Master U.N.R.R.A. Can you tell me how I can get his records? Thank you, Janet M. Buccheri


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amber-one@tiscali.co.uk
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06/02/2003
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23:22:49
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230 Squadron had three twin pins based on detachment at RAF Mamfe (British Cameroons). Detachment began in 1959.I was there for nine months. The airfield was supplied by a once a month Beverley from 47 Squadron Abingdon, which flew out via Orange in France, Tripoli and Kano


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roseatthehose@shaw.ca
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06/02/2003
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23:29:01
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Thank you for this information. Sir Francis Mellersh was my grandfather. My mother told me that he was still in the RAF in 1924 and was stationed in Cairo, Egypt, where she was born. She also had a biography of Richtofen called "The Red Baron" in which he was mentioned. My mother married my father, a Canadian soldier, George Rose, in 1943 and came to Canada in 1945. Thank you, Chuck Rose


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shaggy@agvcompound.com
Date:
07/02/2003
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18:42:43
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Have just found this site. It's fantastic. The level of detail is excellent and it will be of great help with my research. Andy Fletcher


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jones.creative@virgin.net
Date:
07/02/2003
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19:45:31
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My grandmother's brother was Sir Hugh Pugh Lloyd I would value more information about him and his father who was a multi winner of the Bardic Chair for poetry and muic We have also lost contact with the Welsh side of our family who from Dolglieau and Tremadoc, which is also the birthplace of TE Lawrence (of Arabia) Any help would be great


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kathwye@austarmetro.com.au
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20/02/2003
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03:20:49
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I am looking for information on the Glider Pilots (Army) attached to 668 Squadron,343 Wing RAF in India and Burma 1945/6.


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Date:
20/02/2003
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18:45:21
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I found your site searching biographical facts of some RAF officers in WWII (e.g. Air Chief Marshall Barratt). You have done a great job, providing everything enyone could have wont to know about this.


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ajohnrogers@ntlworld.com
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20/02/2003
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19:57:03
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Excellent historical record still lots to add John Rogers ex 542 Sqdn Canberra PR7s 1956 checking radioactivity in upper atmosphere


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flyguy@computan.on.ca
Date:
21/02/2003
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14:57:42
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Great site! I am doing some research into a family member lost with 431 Squadron (RCAF) and was able to trace some of his postings thanks to the information on your site. Keep up the good work! -MJL Actinolite, Ontario. Canada 


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Date:
21/02/2003
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18:04:42
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As a web designer, I appreciate good Web design and I wanted to say well done to you guys for a great website that is both useful in terms of information on the RAF and from a web design perspective, Mark at Inspiral Designs - Web Design.   Look forward to seeing you guys again soon. Keep up the good work on the excellent site.


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COMBATFOR@AOL.COM
Date:
23/02/2003
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04:36:13
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Hello There, I am starting to work on the HP model 1/700 HMS Courageous in the 1935 - 1938 timeframre. Does anyone have the exact colors used for her aircraft? There is a lack of information about pre WWII RN Aircraft


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gordon_ingham@yahoo.co.uk
Date:
23/02/2003
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14:55:55
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super site with so much information could spend a year going through it all Congragtulations


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ws.mac@ns.sympatico.ca
Date:
24/02/2003
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00:56:56
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I have been trying to obtain some recorded history concerning "33 Beach Brick" RAF, a unit I served with during the invasion of Sicily and Italy. Can you direct me to a likely source for such info. W. Sinclair MacLeod, Halifax, N.S. An ex-Sgt. Code & Cypher clerk from days gone by.


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GrahamBerry@FSBDial.co.uk
Date:
02/03/2003
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19:19:02
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My friends father was ground crew 141 sqn RAF Wittering 1943. Would love to make contact with any ex members who may have known Richard Beattie (1032404).


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beachendbuster@lineone.net
Date:
05/03/2003
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01:54:53
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As an ex forces man I must say this is an interesting website. Please visit my cyber efforts at www.BEACHENDBUSTER.homestead.com/sport.html Regards, Buster


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helencobb@yahoo.com.au
Date:
05/03/2003
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04:56:10
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interested in 45 sqadron as my late father in law was adjutant of the sqadron during world war 2 when they had Vengeances and Mossies.


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r.hancocks@btopenworld.com
Date:
06/03/2003
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17:21:29
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Great Site, learned where my dad did his service during WW2. Joseph Riley known as Titch, fought featherweight for the RAF. Enlisted in Coventry and served in Liverpool 919 squadron, 942/943 in Hull. In the 919 he was in the waterbourne section. If anyone remembers him I would love to hear from you. Other areas as well but I have not worked them out yet. Pat Hancocks


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tsbedford@yahoo.co.uk
Date:
08/03/2003
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19:29:13
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AN excellent site, many thanks for sharing it. I have bookmarked it to do it justice, many happy hours will be spent on it. Ex RAF SNCO 23 years


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colin.lewis132@btopenworld.com
Date:
10/03/2003
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12:10:19
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An excellent site, trying to find info on a relative on my wifes side. Pilot Officer H G James, 145 Sqdn (spitfire Vs) killed 5th July 1942 and buried El Alamein War cemetry. any info on him or sqdn aircraft would be great.


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kmclean@grainscanada.gc.ca
Date:
10/03/2003
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15:21:46
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My Name is Ken McLean. My father's name is Jack McLean. He was a member of the RAF Ferry Command in WWII. No body can locate his service records and he is being denied veteran's benefits because of this. I am wondering if anyone out there has heard of my dad or might know where his service records could be located. Any information would be helpful. Thanks Ken McLean


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prlewis@hknet.com
Date:
11/03/2003
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05:35:22
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I was delighted to see the F24 Spitfire included in your site. I'm building a detailed flying scale model of this type, & living Hong Kong, I intend to use No 80 Squadron colour scheme & markings for my model. Thanks for an excellent site!


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Date:
11/03/2003
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11:51:00
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I found this to be a very usefull web site. Congratulations on its design and content. Steven Scarlett http://www.1heluva.com/cgi-bin/join.cgi?refer=6465


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clan187eaglestrike@hotmail.com
Date:
11/03/2003
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17:11:10
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hello, my name is gregory and i am looking for as much information as i can on my grandfather who was last stationned a Royal Auxiliary Air Force at kenley with squadron 661! His name was harry rollins but i do not know much about his career in the RAF i think he was flight leutnant and fot some time he was in India flying the mosquito mk IV i think ! would you know any good sites or would you have any information concerning that sqaudron.i have had a look on the web but i cannot find anything good unless i don't look properly. you may contact me at clan187eaglestrike@hotmail.com thank you very much gregory


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keith.reade@talk21.com
Date:
17/03/2003
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23:23:33
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The first time I have completed a guest book!. This is the only site I have ever wanted to congratulate the authors. Outstanding. A wealth of knowledge and information Keith S Reade 17 mar 03


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info@webready.gr
Date:
19/03/2003
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08:50:52
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Keep going... http://www.webready.gr


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garth@aviationresearch.co.uk
Date:
20/03/2003
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16:38:31
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A very informative site, very well laid out and easy to navigate, certainly one that I'll book-mark. Garth Barnard http://www.aviationresearch.co.uk


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englishbp9@earthlink.net
Date:
20/03/2003
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17:20:21
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Great reference. Thank you. I was looking for anything on 657 Squadron. My dad was Ronald Piggin from Davyhulme Manchester and served between 1942 - 1947. He was actualy Royal Artillery working with the RAF with Auster planes and later with the Canadiens. If you get a picture of the badge I would like a copy. Thanks


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Layddi458@hotmail.com
Date:
22/03/2003
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01:36:46
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Up-date Anyone with connections to 89th squadron serving in Burma Just going thro fathers memoirs about Burma, trip thro Gilbralta fighting with the Gurkas etc. NO one has replied...anyone connected to this squadron????????????????/


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proberts223@tiscali.co.uk
Date:
25/03/2003
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17:53:22
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I served at Royal Air Force Duxford, Cambridgeshire from about 1958 until 1961 when it closed. I was one of the last to leave! During my stay, 64 Squadron were operational on the base flying Gloster Javelins with their distinctive engine noise and 65 flew there with Hawker Hunters. It is now of course an RAF Museum.


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Atomicant_2001@hotmail.com
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25/03/2003
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20:21:53
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hi Looking for 138th bombing wing !!! found info on your site on Air vice marshal Embry which is the 2nd tatical air force but had to dig deep to find it my grandpa fought under his command and he and i were woundering if there is any other infomation that is worth searching for and if you know anything further


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golfwhiskylima@hotmail.com
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31/03/2003
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17:47:01
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An interesting and informative compilation. By the way, my name is spelt LOWREY not LOWERY Gordon William Lowrey, Membership Secretary 6 Sqn Association.


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gwarner@benmadigan.belfast.ni.sch.uk
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03/04/2003
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08:48:27
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I am most impressed by this site. It has helped me fill in some missing details on a piece of research and writing on which I am engaged at present - the history of No.230 Squadron RAF (on behalf of the Squadron and the Squadron Association). It was particularly nice to be able to piece together the last elements in the chronology of the officers commanding 230 Sqn/480 CRF/201 Sqn in the 1920s. The search facility is excellent and very easy to use. Many thanks Guy Warner


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kenlight@telus.net
Date:
05/04/2003
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17:45:02
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My name is Kenneth Light EX.RAF In Iraq, I think this is a very good way to reach other RAF members, Please keep this going


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boon_pr@hotmail.com
Date:
11/04/2003
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18:45:27
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Hi, interesting, came to the site wanting to check the difference in medal ribbons.... I'm an ex Halton apprentice of the early 60's...spent time with 205, 45, 30 squadrons...Now working in the Gulf, where I've been for the past 25 years... Regards.... Peter Boon


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blount@eircom.net
Date:
11/04/2003
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21:13:34
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I was very interested to read of a namesake of mine,although probably no relation he appears to have led a very interesting life. Tom Blount.


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crisvel@dnet.net.au
Date:
12/04/2003
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05:55:38
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Just searching for some info to help me write memoirs for my Dad who flew a glider in WW2. He was in 671 Squadron and flew "Horsa" gliders. I don't see 671 beside that catagory. No worries! I enjoyed your site and will return for more. Don't let the memories fade... Christine Scarvell (dughter of George 'Smudger' Smith).


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william.w@tesco.net
Date:
14/04/2003
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17:55:43
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Does anyone who served with 627 Squadron remember John Crosbie? He was a flight lieutenant with 627 and was Navigation Leader around 1944/45. Not sure if he was with 627 before they transferred to Woodhall Spa.


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lingalonga@telkomsa.net
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15/04/2003
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19:28:33
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we live in south africa and do not have access to the records, libraries etc that available in the UK. we would love to hear from anyone who recognises the name " CHIEFY MANGAN " believed to have been with 213 squadron in 1939 - 1940 in the Oakhan Lincs area. Thank you. Colin Wordsworth


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corinne@cdpeters.freeserve.co.uk
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16/04/2003
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21:01:30
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A. R. Peters Sqn Clerk 1960- 62 Also have photographs of Sqn Vulcan B1s and 1As if interested.


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jim@rafguy.com
Date:
22/04/2003
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21:26:36
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Good site, but I was disappointed not to be able to find anything about RAF German, Russian, Polish etc., Linguists or Interpreters. I served as one from 1949-56! J. Wilcox, ex-Sgt. RAF Interpreter.


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george.databug@btinternet.com
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22/04/2003
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23:13:31
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A very interesting site full of pertinent facts on the RAF and its history. However the technical grades of junior/sergeant/chief technicians(w/- inverted chevrons) and master technician were not introduced to replace the NCO structure(or the discipline side) but to supplement and recognise technical qualification and expertise in the top trade groups of Engines; Airframes; Wireless and Radar; and Armourers.


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fullardld001@hawaii.rr.com
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27/04/2003
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02:17:20
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My interest is based on the name Fullard. My mother's was from South Africa, town of Baridale. I am wondering if there is any relationship. Her family produced 17 sons and 2 daughters. Your Data is outstanding: keep up the good work.


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georgeturnbull@goldserve.net
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27/04/2003
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12:41:27
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My father was Cpl. Arthur Turnbull of 'C' flight 84 squadron Shaibah '38. While investigating his history, I found a photo album that contains several shots which my be of interest to your visitors. The photos are not all good quality but mention the following: Dicky Bird, Ginger Wright, Sam Law, Spindle, Dad Parker, Lennie, Tich Harrald, Sam Bowen and Paddy Mathers. There are several group photos including 84 squadron and 'C' flght of 1938. The album also contains four 84 squadron menus one of which is 84(b) squadrod's 21st birthday dinner. If anyone is interested in these photos or has knowledge of my father I would be pleased to hear from them. Thanks for posting this excellent site. Regards Arthur G Turnbull


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s.mairs@ntlworld.com
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27/04/2003
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22:48:50
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Are there any ex members of 652 A.O.P {now army air corps }R.A.F Detmold 2nd T.A.F 1956/7 still breathing? If so give a shout.Steve mairs.


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ivansyl@tpg.com.au
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03/05/2003
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08:01:22
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Very informative I am researching my surname Bowhill & am aware of Sir F.Bowhill. through my own service in the Royal Air Force,I knew nothing of his history.thankyou.Ivan.E.Bowhill. Australia.03/05/03.


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weatlaurin@hotmail.com
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04/05/2003
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06:24:50
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Dear Sir: My name is Todd Laurin, I am from Canada. I think your site is great, to show everone what the Commonwealth flew during WW2.The only thing I don't see is what country flew what.I am very very pro Canadian.(400-449)is the numbers given to Canadian Sqdrns?. Thank you for keeping the memory of the Commonwealth veterans alive.


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BurdE1@AOL.COM
Date:
04/05/2003
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21:55:29
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Great History page


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vessel@spiderweb.com.au
Date:
05/05/2003
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08:09:33
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At long last I have been able to find a little of the History of 608 Squadron. I joined the Squadron in late 1943 and was with it until it was disbanded 1n 1944, when I finished my Tour. My Skipper F/O K.R.Archer and I were posted to the British Military Mission to Roumania. I left for home late 1945. Unfortunately, Ken (my skipper) was accidently killed a few months later. I could go on for ages, being so pleased to feel that once again, I was with the old Squadron. Best wishes. ex F/O Vernon S.Lilley. 7 Garrick Street, Gympie 4570 QLD. Australia


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info@cigscigarettes.com
Date:
06/05/2003
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19:49:30
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I was doing a report and found this site very helpfull.


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trevor.williams@blueyonder.co.uk
Date:
10/05/2003
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08:11:23
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This Squadron has for many years been of great interest to me. A serving Officer during the Battle of Britain is often misrepresented in many books and histories on the subject of the Battle of Britain. The young Officer was F/Lt. John Terence Webster, DFC,RAF. He was tragically killed in a mid-air collision on the 05th September 1940, with his friend and Squadron CO,S/Ldr.H.R.L.Hood,RAF. This is the part that is wrong. Yes F/Lt."Terry" Webster,DFC,RAF was most certainly killed in a mid-air collision. But it was with F/Lt.R.E.Lovett,DFC,RAF, of number 73(F) Squadron.The action took place very near my home, and long and extensive research has gone into these deaths of our Nations hero's. F/Lt. Lovett of 73 was attacking JU88's and was hit in the leading edge of the wing of his Hurricane. In peeling off & away from the danger he collided with a Spitfire climbing into the attack (Webster). Lovett baled out,landing by parachute at Rawreth, Essex. Poor Webster's Spitfire disintigrated throwing wreckage from Bonvilles Farm ,on the Southend A127 Arterial road, across the fields, the smashed fuselage coming to earth at Nevendon, Wickford, his parachute was found close by in a Farmers field etc. Young Webster's body was recovered from beside the A127 Arterial Road, and removed to Billericay Hospital's mortuary. I have a copy of the death certificate. A rare find in 73(F) Squadrons ORB tells of Lovett's collision with Webster's Spitfire R6635 - EB-M. All RAF losses for the day can be accounted for, with the exception of S/Ldr.H.R.L. Hoods aircraft. No wreckage has ever been found or a body, and the only unidentified aircraft known to records is a British Fighter seen diving into the Channel 100 yards off of Scars Elbow Point, Essex. Is this Hood ?. We probably will never know,but its a very strong possibility. F/Lt.R.E.Lovett's Hurricane fell flat minus a wing and fell at Nevendon Road Sewrage works (as is today) farmland during the war and known as "Nevendon Hall". Tragically this young Officer lost his young life two days later over Stock, Billericay, Essex. His Hurricane after combat with Bf110s impacted into the ground in a small field behind the Roman Catholic Church, (A school at the time). A memorial plaque was erected within the church by my friend and son of a 41 (F) Squadron veteran of the Battle of Britain, Mr. Morrough- Ryan. Near my own home when knew development of the area presented itself. A new road was dedicated to F/Lt. John Terence Webster's memory. Always simply loved being known as "Terry", his widow Peta wanted "Terence Webster Road", turnings off "Terence Webster Road", honour S/Ldr.Hoods memory, and P/O. John MacKenzie, the last turning St.Omer, after the cross of St.Omer which forms the centre of the Squadron badge, bestowed on the Squadron by the Mayor of St.Omer for service carried out by the Squadrons SE5A's during the First World War when the Squadron was stationed there. I dedicate this message to Terry's memory, his widow Peta and their only son John.There is also a small memorial placed at the edge of one of the gardens adjacent to "Terence Webster Road, unveilled by Terry's widow & Son John.


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pam_t@cooloola.net
Date:
12/05/2003
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06:32:38
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This is a great site and I'm hoping some of your many visitors may be able to help me. This year on 6th June my Mother will be 80, and I would very much like to hear from anyone who may have known her when she was in the Air Force, 1939 - 44. Her name was Margaret Amy Rhodes nee Jackson, service number 2050224, and she was a corporal on discharge. I don't have much detail of where she was stationed but do know she was in Falmouth on D Day (also her 21st Birthday). She was a telephonist, mainly with Balloon Command and the only person I can recall her mentioning was a "Dicky Bird". When Mum and Dad married in September, 1944, Mum was able to wear one of 'Mrs. Roosevelts Gowns'. Apparently someone else on the base had drawn the use of one in a ballot, but she wasn't able to use it so Mum's C.O. intervened and Dad was surprised to see a 'traditional' bride instead of one in uniform. Both Mum and Dad were from Yorkshire, and the house where I grew up backed on to Breighton aerodrome. (I used to think the tennis court was where the P.O.W.'s were kept). Thanks in anticipation to anyone who can help. (If I can get more info. regards postings, I shall add them) Pam Thorley


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gslodge@wn.com.au
Date:
12/05/2003
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16:30:43
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Very informative site. I am homeschooling my 10 year old son and we are doing some research on my grandfather - Sir Basil Embry. Information found was most helpful. Keep up the good work!


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faw2@sympatico .com
Date:
13/05/2003
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02:46:19
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I was most gratified to see that you properly researched 7 squadron's history. Many histories indicate that the squadron was equipped with Lincolns in 47. You show correctly that this did not happen until August of 49. ( At which time they were cutting up the old Lancs at the back of the airfield at Upwood) The Lancasters flew a number of "Sunray" exercises out to Shaluffa ( Canal Zone) during period 1947 -1949. I was on two of them. We flew MG-A registration TW898 on these missions, plus a few flights out there with spare parts including a new Merlin carried under the bomb bay with the doors open.we refuelled at Castle Benito in Libia where mister Kidaffi now resides.


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Date:
14/05/2003
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09:00:11
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I thought this site was very informative and well organised, thanks for taking the time to create it. Amy. http://www.geocities.com/amywrona


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john.macmillan@dixonmotors.co.uk
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14/05/2003
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16:05:18
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Excellent - I was researching the loss of Zeppelin L70 5th August 1918, and wanted information on Robert Leckie, who with Edgar Cadbury, shot it down off Great Yarnmouth. Many thanks, John MacMillan.


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eileen.brooks@btopenworld.com
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15/05/2003
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My brother in law WO1 m/s trevor flew in suderland seaplanes 1938 1943 then bombers afterwards, I do know he would have been proud that you keep their memory and spirits alive.  I left of his surname EVANS.


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Bruce.Jan@btinternet.com
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18/05/2003
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12:10:03
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I am researching 116 squadron for my Father who served with them during the Second World War, and his Dunkirk Veterans Club. He was stationed at Christchurch Airfield near Bournemouth, Dorset and was involved in calibrating the West Coast Home Radar Station at nearby RAF Southbourne, sometimes called RAF Hengistbury head, his job was to keep in contact with the Lysander Aircraft that were used to Test and Calibrate the Radar System. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has information on 116 Sqn and the Radar Station at Southbourne (Hengistbury Head); I am particularly after photos of this little known Radar Station and its History. I do have some history on the Radar Station and would be willing to send what I have to anyone who’s interested.


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paul.johnson7@btinternet.com
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18/05/2003
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13:21:57
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Excellent site, has helped to identify RAF badges. Keep it up well done


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resourceman@onetel.net.uk
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19/05/2003
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21:10:24
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I would love to contact airmen who served with 28 squadron in Sek Kong between 1955-1957


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jono1778@hotmail.com
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20/05/2003
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17:17:29
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I have used this site to do my english homework and i think that it is great coz if Air Commodore Chamier didnt set up the air cadets i wouldnt be looking at this site right now coz he is a brilliant guy.


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nigel@hjnpwatson.demon.co.uk
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22/05/2003
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14:30:19
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searching the web for Air Commodore Harvey, and found reference to your site. He had a chick-bone talisman with a red, white and blue ribbon on it. He passed this on To Nick Winterton when nick became next member of parliment. Safe seats for them but not save jobs for his voters though.


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lizandstuart@actrix.gen.nz
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25/05/2003
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11:24:03
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An excellent site. Is there anyone that can help me with my search for Flight Lieutenant John Aymer Fitxgerald LEAVER-POWER ? He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (London Gazette,July 27th 1945) 254 Squadron. Any information will be appreciated as he is a second cousin.


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editor@radarpages.co.uk
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28/05/2003
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08:29:00
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What a valuable resource! There is nothing else like this on the www; the "Official" RAF web sites are little more than "Eye Candy". Well done and keep up the good work! Can I link to you from The Radar Pages please? Best regards, Dick Barrett Editor, The Radar Pages http://www.radarpages.co.uk


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Roald.Kvarv@hjemme.no
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28/05/2003
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Hi. I'm really looking for information for my father on the web. His name was Roald Olsen Kvarv. I know he was a radio telegrafist trained in Little Norway, Canada. So he should be attatched to 132 Norwegian Wing. He died while I was eight years old and nobody in the family is able to give any information. Anything anyone can tell me is taken in gratitude. Roald Kvarv


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ronaldaroo@btinternet.com
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28/05/2003
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23:25:42
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Am interested in an incident which occured in WW2 in North Africa when a Royal Air Force water truck driven by my father was towed for an alleged world record distance.Any further details please. It was written up in I think Motor. Any photos/info/reminscences please. Thanking you in anticipation. Ronald John Saunders


T1:
georgecoslett@msn.com
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30/05/2003
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11:24:25
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hello room im george curtis rank warrent officer no was 1314059 year was 1950 to 55 rank changed about 1951 then became s1 im living in wales now at the age of 81 and im still doing well if anyone out there would like to get in touch plse email me at ( georgecoslett@msn.com ) nice to visit the site very interesting


T1: athol.hamilton@paradise.net.nz
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Date: 03 Jun 2003
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Browsing with my friend Ron Watts who was his Driver at London heathrow airport when he was Chairman of BEA in the late 1950's-60's. Spent many a happy hour at Elstree, and occasionlly up in his attic where he indulged himself with his model trains. This is a hobby that remains with him today, i know cause he is just over my front fence!!which is at 11 Ransom St Dannevirke New Zealand.Thanks for a very interesting site & it brought back many memories for Ron.


T1: brooke.bussell@ca.exel.com
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Date: 05 Jun 2003
Time: 21:44:41
 

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I am the son of E.I(Peter)Bussell, and find your site most interesting and since I - like many other children did not ask sufficient questions - I dont have all the information that I should, however, I can fill in a few blasnks in his records. He was a Canadian by birth and before finishing architecture at the Univ.of Toronto, joined up with the Royal Canadian Irish Regiment shipping to the UK as a Lt. Once there, at a time unknown, he applied to and was accepted in the RNAS,then into the RFC and finally the RAF. In 1918, he was adjudged the best ariel gunner in his group. In the '20's he was in Iraq,and the newspaper cutting I possess refer to 65 & 84sqds and the 84 is underlined by hand - which I assume is the sqdn in which my Father flew.According to "Sqadron Histories" by Peter Lewis, 60 sqd was disbanded in Jan 1920 and reformed in India at Lahore the same year.Therefore your entries for 1920 should I believe read 84sqd.not 60.He also fought in Afghanistan & North West Fronier at which time he could have been in 60 sqd.His medal and bars from that era show "Mahsud 1919","Waziristan 1919-21 & 1921-24" and Afghanistan NWT 1919, and I have a faint recollection that he referred to his squadron as being in the single digit or low teens when he was out east in mesopotamia. Additionally, when transferring back to the UK in 1942, he was posted to Topcliffe in Yorkshire as Station Commander. This field was taken over by the Canadians and he transferred to Syerston, where Guy Gibson was a frequent house guest. I hope some of this makes sense. With Kindest Regards Brooke Bussell


T1: scotthaven@telkomsa.net
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Date: 07 Jun 2003
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Avery good site Unfortunately not of much help for my interest which is the period 1900 to 1918 in Africa.26 sqn brief some help but list of all R F C / R.A.F personell would help me if it didn't make site too unwealdy


T1: alan@forsyth68.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 14 Jun 2003
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Yo have a very varied and interesting site, but it does,nt seem to cater for those who served in the fifties on the ground, ie wireless ops, etc


T1: jado777@aol.com
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Date: 15 Jun 2003
Time: 14:52:55
 

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Most impressed with Staff biographys. I'ms always looking for sites that provide information of early RFC/RAF development and organization. Thank You.


T1: r.kirkpatrick @touchrichmond.com
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Date: 16 Jun 2003
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Thank you - I was able to fill in some dates in my father Av-M H J Kirkpatrick's career. Roger Kirkpatrick


T1: PAUL.LAMPITT@NTLWORLD.COM
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Date: 16 Jun 2003
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LOOKING FOR ANY REFERENCE TO MY FATHER S.G.T.T.E.LAMPITT WHO FLEW WHEN THE HUNTERS FIRST ARRIVED AND TOURED WITH THE TEAM TO THE FAR EAST ETC.


T1: gopi@seeknext.com
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Date: 20 Jun 2003
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Great site really good for any advice you need greattttttttttt job http://www.hrdkiosk.com http://www.dangerscript.com


T1: linktank@shaw.ca
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Date: 22 Jun 2003
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looking for info on my late uncle Andrea Stratis June 6/44 ,,,,pictures ect. Simon Stratis


T1: ruth@hoyles1314@freeserve.co.uk
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Date: 22 Jun 2003
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I am trying to trace the whereabouts of a George Lea who served with the RAF during the Battle of Britain. He attended St Josephs College in Stoke on Trent. I know he was injured during the war and spent a lot of time in the Andrew McIndoe Hospital in Sussex? after the war. He would be in his 80's now if he is still alive. Ruth Hoyles nee Graham


T1: jumoff@hotmail.com
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Date: 22 Jun 2003
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I was born in June 1945 in Pembroke Dock South Wales UK. MY STORY IS ON WWW.PROJECT-ROOTS.COM/WEIRJ.HTML.[Since that was published I have found the ID number to be incorrect and I have only guessed at the squadrons] My father was a Canadian Airman, possibly in RCAF but crews were 'international' then so he could have been in RAF or USAF. He was extremely tall with a gingery/fair complexion, he told my mum he was a teacher in 'civy' life, married with 2 baby sons and is/was a French/Canadian. He spoke about Saskatchewan and Quebec, I have no proof that any of this is true. I search for him/his family, not for material gain, but for information. I have 2 angels of grandkids who would love to know, like me, their roots. Any info. would be so warmly welcolmed.


T1: janos@bigpond.net.au
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Date: 05 Jul 2003
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Had a look at your site, looks great. Had a cousin "Bernard Malcon Geissmann" attached to 452 squadron he was shot down over France November, 1941, body never recovered. Ross Geissmann, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia


T1: william@skinner2001fslife.co.uk
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Date: 14 Jul 2003
Time: 22:11:00
 

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This is what l was looking for brill


T1: mmaher@tsp.co.uk
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Date: 18 Jul 2003
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I came across a group photograph of pilots in 611 squadron signed by Pilot Officer Alan Boyle DFC. I would like to research his career, can you help


T1: ehitch9777@aol.com
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Date: 19 Jul 2003
Time: 17:06:32
 

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Thank you for a most interesting site. It will give me a lot of information as I am now starting to collect mainly badges to the RAF. The few that I have I will now be able to ID in a more correct manner. Keep up the good work. Thank you once again


T1: normbart@msn.com
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Date: 19 Jul 2003
Time: 20:54:32
 

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A most impressive site although a little surprised that no bio for AM Sir Ivor Broom, one of the leading Pathfinders. He was later associated with the RAFA, hence my interest as editor of a newsletter of a branch with which he was associated. If you care to add him, this is what I have found from the Daily Telegraph obituary. There was also a biography of him("A Clean Sweep" by Tony Spooner). 'One of Wales's most decorated war heroes, Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom, has died at the age of 82. Born in Cardiff and raised in the Rhondda, Sir Ivor flew some of the most dangerous bombing missions during World War II while still in his early 20s. His remarkable career in aviation continued after the war when he set a speed record during a Trans-Atlantic flight, flew over the North Pole and went on to hold a succession of senior posts in the forces and the air industry. Ivor Gordon Broom was born on June 2, 1920, the son of a Baptist minister, Mr AG Broom, who later moved to Pontypool and Treforest. He was educated at West Monmouth Grammar School and Pontypridd Grammar School and at 17 began work with the Inland Revenue. Broom joined the RAF in 1940, learning to fly during the Battle of Britain. He began his operational career flying Bristol Blenheims as a sergeant and with 114 Squadron he flew low-level daylight operations against shipping in the Channel and North Sea, as well as missions in France, Holland and Berlin. After being posted to the beleaguered island of Malta, he continued to fly Blenheims, by then obsolete, in highly dangerous, low-level shipping strikes. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for a series of actions in which, according to the citation, "he at all times displayed great lead-ership, courage and determination" during the defence of Malta. After 43 sorties he returned home in 1943 to become one of the very first Pathfinder Mosquito instructors before moving into the Late Night Striking Force with 571 Squadron. Throughout his time on Mosquitoes his navigator was Tommy Broom (no relation). The "Flying Brooms" became an inseparable combination and the nose of their aircraft bore the painted emblem of crossed broomsticks. During one night attack on Berlin when the pair had to dive and twist for 15 minutes to avoid probing searchlight, Ivor Broom asked his namesake for a course to base. "Fly north with a dash of west," came the reply, "while I sort myself out". Broom won a bar to his DFC in August 1944 for his part in a daring attack on the Dortmund-Ems canal in Germany where he laid mines from a height of 50ft. "The operation called for the highest standard of resolution," ran his citation, "as the area is most heavily defended. Nevertheless the mines were laid with great precision. "The success achieved reflects the greatest credit on the outstanding skill and great daring of those members of the aircraft crew." His second bar was won in February 1945 for a "hush-hush" mission for which no details were given at the time. It transpired that the Flying Brooms had managed to deliver a bomb into the entrance of a German railway tunnel with two fighters on their tail. The Distinguished Service Order followed in October the same year by which time he was serving in Ceylon. From there he moved to Singapore to command a Spitfire squadron. By the time the war had ended he had flown more than 100 missions and he was just 24. After the war he learned how to fly jets and in June 1955 he flew a Canberra bomber over the North Pole while setting a record for a flight between Ottawa and London. He completed the 3,330-mile trip in just 6hrs 32 mins. In 1956 he was made responsible for the Bomber Command Development Unit and three years later he moved into the Air Secretary's department. In 1962 he was appointed station commander at RAF Bruggen in West Germany. In 1977, after stints with the MoD and the Central Flying School and as a member of the Civil Aviation Authority, he retired, becoming heavily involved in various veterans' associations. He was awarded a CBE in 1969, knighted in 1975 and had his story told on This Is Your Life. Sir Ivor leaves a widow, Jess, as well as two sons and a daughter.' He died in January 2003


T1: john.bateman@wanadoo.fr
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Date: 21 Jul 2003
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Good info site , helps alot with people researching family members who served with the RAF , units , sqns-( like myself)keep up the good work ; Anybody out there who has info on sqn 61 and the men who flew in 1941 would be appreciated John bateman Ps I live in La Rochelle so anyone out there who requires info about losses over the bay of biscay email and I`ll see what I can do


T1: M Dresman@NTLWorld.Com
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Date: 24 Jul 2003
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Sir, I have have only been on the internet for a week, but have visited this/your site at least 3 times. i have found it incredibly interesting and most helpfull in my research of RAF badges and insignia. Please accept my thanks and appreciation for your excellent site Regards MAD


T1: beavin@xtra.co.nz
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Date: 26 Jul 2003
Time: 08:25:01
 

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To me any site featuring aircraft is worth a visit but this one beats most of them, I am ex RAF 47 to 55 first as an engine mech with 264 Mossies then with 80 with those beautiful mark 24 Spitfires. I remustered to M T in 1950 being based at Watton, Fassberg.Ahlorn and Bruggen. Commonly known as BEV so if any of you reprobates remember me feel free to drop me a line.


T1: son@worldonline.nl
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Date: 29 Jul 2003
Time: 22:09:18
 

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Very nice side with a lot of historical information. By the way, the Dutch Spitfire 322 Squadron was later on equipped with the Gloster Meteor Mk VIII. There is little mistake in your dutch because the Motto was "Niet praten maar doen". The name off there mascotte (a Parrot was "Polly") Also the Sqn,number 328 was used by the Dutch Airforce and was a Gloster Meteor Sqn also Succes with your site!! (Wim) Red four


T1: janos@bigpond.net.au
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Date: 30 Jul 2003
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Checked your site once before, was trying to find out some information about my cousin "bernard Malcom Geissmann" of the 452 Squadron RAF (he was with the RAAF) he was shot down over France on the 6th November, 1945. By searching WEB site http://www.luftwaffe.cz I was able to find one of the two pilots who shot him down. The were Gerhardt VOGT (KIA 1945) or Wilhelm-Ferdinand GALLAND (KIA 1943.) They were with the 26JG. If you decide to use the site http://www.luftwaffe.cz go to the left side of the page and click on "luftwaffe Experten" Kind Regards Ross Geissmann


T1: geoffrey@ellwood7778.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 03 Aug 2003
Time: 22:24:52
 

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Very interesting, but would like to see makes and markings of the other 617 sqn aircraft.


T1: janos@bigpond.net.au
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Date: 04 Aug 2003
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Hi Malcolm, Re previous re Bernard Malcolm Geissmann, typing error on my part should have read 6th November, 1941 not 1945. Kind regards Ross Geissmann


T1: rkys06322@blueyonder.co.uk
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Date: 05 Aug 2003
Time: 00:40:18
 

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Found site most interestig Good Show Have check the Squadrons I served with from Jan 1940 to July 1946 Many memories Especially 127 Sqd Western Desert & France Germany, Not forgetting 74 Sqd B of B. 948011 Cpl Kay Fitter IIA


T1: paddymalcolm@hotmail.com
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Date: 07 Aug 2003
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can you please help me find my grandfathers squadron his name was James POW and i think he was a flight lefttenant in coastal command in the south of england he also spent time in canada training


T1: ralphsmith1561@shaw.ca
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Date: 09 Aug 2003
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Excellent page - my brother Frank Smith served with 600 City of London Squadron in the thirties, first when they had Wapitis then Harts. He was an L.A.C. Rigger and his friend and the air gunner of 'his' aircraft was John Booth who later became a pilot and served in the Battle of Britain. I well recall the death of Sdn. Ldr. Collett at the Hendon Air Display and the distress it caused my brother. Due to a bureaucratic mix-up my brother in attempting to join the RAF Marine Branch during the war found himself serving in the Royal Marines with me. As a small boy I was well provided with pins from practice smoke bombs and empty cartridge cases and links from the Vickers guns. Annual camps at Sutton Bridge and Tangmere produced some very interesting stories of dubious navigation and runaway guns!


T1: meav@cavanagh629.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 09 Aug 2003
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ex-no.148 sqdn "valiants" marham 1956-1958: instruments on receipt/work-up of A/C. luqa detchs etc! remembering our first bmb-x night op and the gift of 204 & 217: "L" plates hanging on our tail-planes/rudders.... thanks guys, you set the scene for us, didn't we all do a great job as proved re. SUEZ 1957? regards all x-sqds & marham's & vol.-bandsmen of that ilk! Mike "jock" Cavanagh: Marham 1956-1958 from binbrook 9sqd. later raf bawtry/waddington/jever 2TAF/wilden- rath RAFG, and, finally, patrington.


T1: colsmith@ou.edu
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Date: 11 Aug 2003
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Great site, much needed. Had a mite of trouble, however, getting any reaction to the query "Cuxhaven". COL Robert Barr Smith Norman, OK, USA


T1: allanshore138@msn.com
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Date: 11 Aug 2003
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does anyone have or knows the wherabouts of any 92 squadron blue diamonds photos mine were destroyed in a breakin.i am asking because my name is on the side of juliet.first the pilot then two groundcrew thankyou SAC shore


T1: trevparaglide@hotmail.com
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Date: 11 Aug 2003
Time: 13:00:06
 

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Trevor Johnson Asst GSL/Air Explorer Scout Leader 43rd Coventry Air Scouts


T1: john@cooper286.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 15 Aug 2003
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Probably the best RAF site on the net, full of info, well done. Any Hastings or Sunderland types around have a look at my site at http://splashdown2.tripod.com there are loads of associated photos you maybe on one of them


T1: joshtaylor102@hotmail.com
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Date: 15 Aug 2003
Time: 23:41:05
 

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EXCELLENT ! ! ! ! keep it up


T1: abbottravel@freeuk.comi
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Date: 18 Aug 2003
Time: 19:32:53
 

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I Served in 603 squadron between 1936-1945 as a metal rigger. I served 1 year (1943-1944) in Malta attached to 126 squadron


T1: ROBERT.COLEMAN10@BTOPENWORLD.COM
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Date: 19 Aug 2003
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ROBERT COLEMAN SERVED IN SOUTH AFRICA 1941 WAS GROUND CREW WITH THE 262 SQUADRON BORN IN GORSEINON SOUTH WALES UK 1921 THE SQUADRON WAS FORMED USING CATALINA AIRCRAFT LATER TO BECOME A SOUTH AFRICA AIR FORCE SQUADRON BOB AS HE WAS KNOWN DIED AGED 69 I AM ROBERT COLEMAN JUNIOR LOOKING FOR INFO OR PHOTOS FOR MY RESEARCH AS I WOULD LOVE TO FOLLOW HIS FOOTSTEPS AND VISIT CAPE TOWN, DURBAN AND VISIT THE LAGOON THAT HE SPOKE OF IM SURE THAT IT WAS THE HAPPIEST TIME IN HIS LIFE ,HE WAS SUCH A QUIET MAN I HAD VERY FEW STORIES IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS ANY INFO PLEASE E MAIL IT TO ME PHOTOS WOULD BE GREAT


T1: dbartone@yahoo.com
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Date: 20 Aug 2003
Time: 18:41:34
 

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I am trying to research information regarding my grandfather. Here's all the information I have, and this is from the website airman memorial on Malta. IREMONGER, Denis Lascelles, 968169, Warrant Officer, Royal Air Force (V.R.), 40 Squadron, died 31st December 1942. Son of Colonel Edgar A. and Winifred M.Iremonger, of Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., and husband of Estella P.Iremonger. I would love to get more information about his squad, aircraft and mission. Any good info would be appreciated David Bartholomew


T1: jforcey@spersaoaxaca.com.mx
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Date: 22 Aug 2003
Time: 19:03:20
 

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Hi, My dad served with 128 Squadron at Hastings, Sierra Leone. He was also attached temporarily to 200 Squadron at Jeswang. I have several photos but no details about who is in them, apart from dad. Do you know of anyone who could help out if I were to email the photos to them?


T1: plr254@msn.com
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Date: 24 Aug 2003
Time: 06:02:40
 

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A very good website. I have interest in the Belgian, French and American squadrons in RAF service during WW2. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Paul Rombaut


T1: coops766@hotmail.com
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Date: 24 Aug 2003
Time: 16:21:30
 

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i would like to thak you for a well biult and informative web site, i,am a military researcher and mainly deal with the army, iam just branching out into the other two services, this site give me the basic knowlegde i need to carry on, one again thank you glen cooper (ex gloucester (army) )


T1: send2faulkner@aol.com
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Date: 24 Aug 2003
Time: 22:02:07
 

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I AM TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHER (SERGEANT GEORGE FAULKNER) WHO WAS SHOT DOWN ON 29TH DECEMBER 1944 - HE WAS A FLIGHT ENGINEER WITH 170 SQDN. ROYAL AIR FORCE (AUX AIR FORCE)AND IS BURIED IN REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY. ANY INFO OF HOW I CAN GET DETAILS OF HIS LAST FLIGHT, SQDN, PICTURES WOULD BE GREAT AS I AM TRYING TO PUT THIS TOGETHER FOR MY FATHERS 60TH BIRTHDAY.

The E-mail address given send2faulkner@aol.com is no longer used - my uncle was the pilot on this lancaster and I have a lot of original information and photo's of the crew - I've tried a lot of numbers in the phone book to contact the Faulkner family (Sutton Coldfield area) but to no avail - please contact me on         jeffross53@talktalk.net   

This update is dated 19/7/05 (I've just found this request in the last couple of days).


T1: johnkast@club-internet.fr
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Date: 25 Aug 2003
Time: 14:29:25
 

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Congratulations! Formidable site being a French RAF fanatic ( Right sense... )since forty years ago and all british military subject in general from 1930 to 1945 ( RAF, Navy, and british Army. ) Books, Kits, Meetings in Europa, AB members, and big documentation ( 1 ton! )and so on...1'm 54 old... Please it would be very kind of you if you could tell me what was the RAF fighters pilot PROGRAM from the beginnig (EFTS )to OTU to be an operational pilot in squadron. Thanks a lot Jean Luc


T1: les_wardle@ntlworld.com
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Date: 25 Aug 2003
Time: 14:52:36
 

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Hi, On behalf of my Dad, I am trying to contact any groundcrew that served with 82 squadron at RAF Watton and then on to India servicing Blenhiems. My Dad's name is Jim Wardle also known as 'Ticker' as he used to mend watches! He was a leading aircraftman. He often talks to me of his memories and would love to hear from you. He remembers Chris Mattias (from Epsom), Ron Roper (from Portishead and his drinking partner!), Nobby Clark, and someone with the surname Puddifoot. Regards, Les (proud son).


T1: stellarimages@shaw.ca
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Date: 26 Aug 2003
Time: 05:34:20
 

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My name is Rudy Preus and I am a retired Canadian Air Force pilot. My hobby is Stained Glass and my Three Dimensional Stained Glass Aircraft may be of interest to your guests. If anyone wishes to view my work, please visit me at http://members.shaw.ca/stellarimages


T1: mark.whitehead@bbc.co.uk
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Date: 27 Aug 2003
Time: 11:20:19
 

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I am searching for descendants of Air Commodore A H Wann as research for a regional programme looking at the R38 airship disaster of 1921. Please email with any information!


T1: operations@springfieldmarine.com
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Date: 28 Aug 2003
Time: 09:26:31
 

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Searching information on my father Air Vice Marshal Constantine Kriemadis OBE, Royal Hellenic Air Force. Served under Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Tedder, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Douglas of Kirtleside, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Slessor during WWII in ME, Italy and Balkans. Any information would be much appreciated. George Kriemadis Tel: +44-800-9179305, Fax: +44-845-2803452, email: operations@springfieldmarine.com


T1: dchiow1250@aol.com
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Date: 29 Aug 2003
Time: 21:13:27
 

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Great site Looking for information about RAF Fire Service


T1: webmaster@thecalendaroutlet.zzn.com
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Date: 02 Sep 2003
Time: 16:16:00
 

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Hi, just visited your web page , cool web site ! Keep up the greatt work,if you get a chance please visit mine at www.thecalendaroutlet.com See ya later!


T1: derekmccarthy@btinternet.com
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Date: 02 Sep 2003
Time: 19:44:56
 

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I am hopeing to find information on my great uncle Flight Sergeant Henry McGarrow lost in action on 7th December 1941. Can you help???


T1: arigizmo1@cs.com
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Date: 02 Sep 2003
Time: 20:23:02
 

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Very good site. I was hoping to find information on a 90 sqdn Stirling that went down in 43 is what brought me to yout site. Regards R. West


T1: peteremu@nex.net.au
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Date: 03 Sep 2003
Time: 08:43:10
 

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As an ex member of 66, very interesting. well done


T1: mikecook@thompsons.law.co.uk
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Date: 03 Sep 2003
Time: 13:41:09
 

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Great site. I am looking for any information about my late father (and his Units) ALAN COOK who served in Coastal Command from 1941 to 1945 as a Navigator.He flew mainly in Hudsons. He was with 1 OTU Silloth in the summer of 1942 and took part in 1000 Bomber raid in July on Bremen He was with 200 Squadron ,West Africa , from August 1942 to August 1943. He was briefly with 179 Squadron Devon in Wellingtons in late 1943. From early 1944 until April 1945 he was with 44 Training Unit in South Africa. I would be grateful for any information.


T1: howardwalmsley@hotmail.com
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Date: 03 Sep 2003
Time: 21:13:32
 

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Very interested to see what you had on grandpa. A nice sight and mst informative. Well done. - Lest we forget...... Howard Walmsley


T1: g4hrh@yifan.net
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Date: 04 Sep 2003
Time: 15:21:55
 

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I'm looking for information about my uncle, Sgt Thomas Knott, who served in the RAF at Kenley during WW2. He was a cook, I believe. He survived the war, set up a chain of butchers shops, but died in the early fifties. Unfortunately, although he was my godfather, I never got to ask him about his war service and all I know is the little reproduced above, which my grandmother told me when I asked about a photo taken with a lot of other people (and which I don't have a copy of). Any gen would be welcome at this email address: g4hrh@yifan.net Andy Allen G4HRH RAFARS 2100


T1: superscpt50@yahoo.com
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Date: 08 Sep 2003
Time: 03:11:12
 

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Just came across your site, I am always surfing WW2 sites for nformation. I am 81 ex RAF Spitfire pilot 11 group, just got into putering and am coming across names I knew back then, Stanford Tuck, Douglas Bader, Cober Cane and the likes. It is great to find our history tucked away in a safe place. Scotty Sutherland


T1: halden@iprimus.com.au
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Date: 14 Sep 2003
Time: 11:07:01
 

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Thank you for your site. If there are any old instructors or Pilots from 36 SFTS, Penhold, Canada, I would be pleased to hear from them. I am John McKenzie, Flt Sgt., and was in the SFTS between April 25, 1944 till Oct. 18, 1944. I have the dubious honour of piloting Airspeed Oxford aircraft, S.N. AT589 on July 20, 1944 when I was involved in a mid-air collision with another Oxford piloted by Flt. Sgt. McCullough. Luckily we both survived the incident and I would be most pleased if I could receive any information regarding the people involved and the fate of the aircraft. Thank you in anticipation, J. McKenzie.


T1: derekmccarthy@btinternet.com
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Date: 15 Sep 2003
Time: 19:21:02
 

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I was most impressed with the site and the facilty to contact you for further information. Your prompt reply to my e-mail was great. I am sure for many people like me that wish to gain information on relatives lost in action that your web site offers a great opportunity to progress their search. Best wishes Derek McCarthy


T1: ian@sturmovik.com
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Date: 16 Sep 2003
Time: 20:43:08
 

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Outstanding resource, many thanks indeed.


T1: blida1@ntlworld.com
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Date: 18 Sep 2003
Time: 14:39:35
 

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A splendid source, may I congratulate you. As an ex-RAF pilot you bring back something lost for many years. May you go from strenght to strenght. Charles Matthews, 3 Ferry unit


T1: amcin63529@aol.com
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Date: 21 Sep 2003
Time: 23:29:05
 

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Great Website. I am looking for informtion on my late mother Alice Palin who served in the WRAF during the WW2. She was I believe a Cpl and from old photos was in Blankenburg Belguim at the end of the war. Grateful for any other info, stations she served at etc


T1: washingtondave@lineone.net
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Date: 22 Sep 2003
Time: 22:25:13
 

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Looking for anyone who may recall my father, James Davies Taylor, lost in action in Java, Dec 8th 1945. Thanks in advance, David Taylor


T1: erackham@yaroo.com
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Date: 26 Sep 2003
Time: 22:48:32
 

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very good site


T1: Vfrpilotpb@aol.com
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Date: 27 Sep 2003
Time: 09:20:14
 

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I am trying to trace any body who remembers F/Sgt Robert(Bob)Blackburn, he was at Cranwell, then posted to 213 Sdn, he went out to N Africa around the 40's until 1942 then posted to 272 Sdn, he flew with S/Pilot Alan Powell who I already have contact with, but it is the 213 side that I am interested in,His diarys are very touching to read,on the 22nd April 1942 a pilot who is referred to as "lofty" was killed whilst landing at Edku(spelling), his diarys also mention South African members of the Sdn who were very brave men, I am trying hard to finish a labour of love for my mother, I know this is such a long shot but if anyone can help or give me any ifo I would be indebted to you. This is a very touching site, my generation has never been asked to do anything like our parents did, we are so lucky! Peter D Blackburn


T1: aphop@openlink.org
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Date: 29 Sep 2003
Time: 11:31:13
 

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very interesting, may be of help in my MA (History) studies


T1: admin@1141sqn.co.uk
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Date: 29 Sep 2003
Time: 13:19:19
 

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A comprehensive site, thankyou. I have been looking at Air Commodore Chamier as I am a member of the Air Training Corps. I teach our history to the new recruits and found the background information on our founder very helpfull.


T1: pgcopp@blueyonder.co.uk
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Date: 01 Oct 2003
Time: 09:56:56
 

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First Class site - I will add it as a link on our website (www.rafpascot.co.uk)so that more will have the chance to view it.


T1: philip.burggraaf@12move.nl
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Date: 02 Oct 2003
Time: 02:09:13
 

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Thanks for your site For more info on 124 sq contakt The Research team of 124 Baroda Squadron email to philip.burggraaf@12move.nl or sent by post to Ph.J. Burggraaf Kerkbrink 24, 3621 AN Breukelen the Netherlands


T1: cbfordATcyberone.com.au
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Date: 02 Oct 2003
Time: 02:09:54
 

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I am currently researching and writing the history of No.268 Squadron, Royal Air Force, covering the period from September 1940 when the unit was reformed at Westley until it was eventually disbanded in 1946. I am particularly trying to trace any surviving aircrew or groundcrew of the Squadron, or surviving family of members of the Squadron in order to access information, photographs and other materials that might be used in the Squadron history. Regards, Colin Ford PO Box 501 Woden ACT 2606 Australia Email address substitute @ for AT


T1: frakers@bigpond.com
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Date: 03 Oct 2003
Time: 06:10:12
 

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Bruce Fraker, Nephew of the late Sargeant Edward(Teddy) Lipscombe,mid upper gunner 101 Squadron Ludford Magna 1944/45.


T1: sheerazkhan3@yahoo.com
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Date: 06 Oct 2003
Time: 09:45:04
 

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this site is supperb


T1: rparsons@christies.com
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Date: 07 Oct 2003
Time: 06:09:41
 

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I recently read Paul Gallico's The Hurricane Story and was intrigued by the heroic exploit of Cross and No.46 Squadron in their escape from Norway by effecting the first carrier landings by Hurricanes on the Glorious. Despite the subsequent tragedy of the sinking and loss of life it is a remarkable, and regrettably now little known, story. This site proved a great starting point in my search for more information.


T1: milford@tiscali.co.uk
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Date: 07 Oct 2003
Time: 11:39:24
 

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I am researching the history of 169 Squadron and more specifically my uncle Flying Officer ROBERT CATTERRALL, who died with his navigator Flight Sergeant D J Beadle during the last raid of the war (a low-level napalm attack on Jagel airfield ON 2/3 mAY 1945). Your excellent website,although the 169 Squadron history is not yet compiled, has made very interesting reading.


T1: john@cornerstonecottage.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 08 Oct 2003
Time: 03:37:27
 

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I am researching 977 sqdn for my father who is now 87 years of age and who served from 1936 - 1947 as a regular, most of Dad's service was in North Africa and Italy. If anyone has any info I would be most grateful. Site is excellent!


T1: richard.jeffery@tiscali.co.uk
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Date: 11 Oct 2003
Time: 13:37:46
 

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Great site,what i've seen of it.  Have got some photo's, 4or5 pages of 296sqdn operational record and my fathers (Douglas PETER Jeffery) log book.Would love to hear from any of his crew or anyone who knew him


T1: pr@btinternet.com
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Date: 13 Oct 2003
Time: 21:48:22
 

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Very impressed with your website. Re 518 Squadron, could you please amend the motto to read - 'Tha An Iuchair Againn-Ne' (it is a bit tricky, being Scots-Gaelic!) Also, re 519 Squadron; Although they shared some North Sea sorties with 521 Sqn (after March 1944) the principal area of operations for 519 Sqn was Shetland and the Norwegian Sea, to just beyond the Arctic Circle. Peter Rackliff, 518 Sqn Association.


T1: lst@lst1.co.uk
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Date: 14 Oct 2003
Time: 22:28:07
 

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Morris Hobden At Kai Tak Signals from July 49 to Jan 1952 lived in the first big billet near to main gate. (Signals Billet) worked in HQ. Morse and TPS finished off at the Receiver hut near to Officers mess on the bank. Anybody remember me. Dick Dickenson was in your squadron I believe. Best Wishes Morris lst@lst1.co.uk


T1: antonia.willis@virgin.net
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Date: 15 Oct 2003
Time: 23:56:09
 

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I love your website - thorough & accessible even to civvies like me! I have a qu for you. You have entries for my grandfather (John Tremayne Babington, who ended his career as Air Marshal Sir John Tremayne) and his brother Philip Babington. I have the diary, which I have transcribed, of their father (my great-grandfather), written 1914-1918 in some detail and sporadically 1919 - 1940 (when his remaining grandson, then in the RAF, was killed in a flying training accident). The purpose of the diary was to record the progress of all 5 of his sons, including John & Philip, but also 2 in the army & 1 in submarines, as the war developed. It is about 20,000 words long, but given his sons' varied forces careers, by no means all of it relates to the RNAS/RAF. The diary is unpublished and indeed unknown - I have extracted it from a mouldy cupboard at my aunt's house. I think it is of some interest as a matter of record. Any advice please? Antonia Willis Cornwall,  antonia.willisATvirgin.net


T1: sheerazkhan3@yahoo.com
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Date: 16 Oct 2003
Time: 04:26:03
 

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this site is too good keep it up you have done a good job


T1: derekslambe@yahoo.com
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Date: 17 Oct 2003
Time: 10:20:42
 

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I am researching the raf career of an uncle, J.S. Phillips, stationed at Thornaby 1939, with 608 sqdn, he flew ansons/bothas etc later went to silloth, any info would be appreciated


T1: oracledba@lineone.net
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Date: 17 Oct 2003
Time: 16:10:25
 

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An excellent site. Comprehensive details and very informative. Well done. Steve Smith (ex-RAuxAF, 1 MHU/600 Sqn)


T1: brygib@bmts.com
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Date: 18 Oct 2003
Time: 19:39:29
 

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I would like to get in touch with old comrades of 600 Sqdn 48/53 period.


T1: IANHYDEN@HOTMAIL.COM
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Date: 20 Oct 2003
Time: 14:34:35
 

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TRYING TO FIND INFO ON MY FATHER. 45 SQUADRON DRIVER WW2. CAN U HELP?


T1: colin@future-safety.com
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Date: 22 Oct 2003
Time: 14:10:28
 

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I am trying to find informtioan about my grandad, sgt F.Dodd who served with 171 squadron, north creake from Jan - May 1945. He mentioned an Alan Dodd from Birkenhead who like my grandad was a wirless operator. They both flew on the same missions.


T1: valerie@sportslife.org.uk
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Date: 22 Oct 2003
Time: 17:53:51
 

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My father Alfred Bayliss No: 1196799 flew in Lancasters in 75 New Zealand Squadron during the 2nd World War. He died after the war as a direct consequence of being in the war. I have searched the website for references to 75 New Zealand Squadron as I would like to see if anyone who flew with my dad is still alive, but cannot access anything. Maybe you have details. Many thanks. Valerie A Duggan


T1: PaulineUrry@doctors.org.uk
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Date: 23 Oct 2003
Time: 08:40:41
 

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A very interestin site, found via an unrelated link. My brother was in SAAF 31 squadron under RAF 205 in Italy in 1944: one of 6 Liberators that went missing on October12 north of Genoa.His plane was never found.I am interested in airforce history.


T1: flyvet@clara.co.uk
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Date: 23 Oct 2003
Time: 21:04:35
 

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Flt.Lt. Arthur R. Hick completed 50 missions on B25 Mitchells with 180 Squadron in the European theatre of operations in WW.11. Would like to chat seriously with anyone interested especially the humorous side of events. RED (now grey) Hick .


T1: walshjb@telus.net
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Date: 24 Oct 2003
Time: 05:38:11
 

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This is such a comprehensive site. I will visit often, to view the newest efforts. I am searching for information on Sqn 261, and any information on FO Jack Walsh died March 2,1941. He was a cousin to my husband, and I have only a picture. Linda Walsh


T1: s.hart5@ntlworld.com
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Date: 25 Oct 2003
Time: 01:57:22
 

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I'm trying to find out the names of some crew members that flew with radio operator George Knight. He was in 428 Squadron at Middleton St George, and the pilots name was Sam Side (we think). He was then stationed at North Creake with 171 Squadron. He thinks the name of the pilot was Charleworth but he can't really remember that well. He flew in Halifax and Lancasters Mark 10. It was a mixed crew of Canadians and British, RCAF. Any information would be gratefully received. Many thanks.


T1: philisla@telusplanet.net
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Date: 25 Oct 2003
Time: 19:27:44
 

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Hello, I am seaching for info. regarding my father, Darrah,Kenneth William.Rank:Sergeant(Nav). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve,77 Sqdn. Date of death 24/08/1943. Service No:1396028. Commonwealth War dead. Grave memorial ref. 1.H.7. Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetry. As a child, I met a surviving crew member, Allan Marsden, poss. the pilot. Phil Darrah.


T1: ian@altair.org.uk
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Date: 26 Oct 2003
Time: 12:01:00
 

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Thanks for a very good and detailed site! Well done! Just a note about the Prentice aircraft - they were actually still in service into 1955/56. I was training at No 1 Air Signallers School, RAF Swanton Morley and flying in the good old Prentice until I got my Air Sig wings in November '55. The Prentices were fitted with the T1154/R1155 for our training exercises. My logbook shows all my Prentice flights with just an aircraft ident letter (e.g. Prentice 'W'). is there any way I can find out the actual aircraft serials versus these letters?


T1: Howell-Smith2@Hotmail.com.au
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Date: 26 Oct 2003
Time: 23:41:22
 

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Was suprised to find a site with details of RAF information,and brought back memories of friends. And things shared whilst being a regular in the RAF Regiment serving from 1952 - 1955. In England and in Germany. Its great. Thank you, Howell-Smith


T1: peterspiller446.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 28 Oct 2003
Time: 23:03:38
 

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Hello, Two things! Wanted to say what a good site, very informative and easy to follow. Secondly, My mum (would of been Mary Bird then)is trying to get in touch with anyone that served in 214 Squadron at RAF Oulton between 1944-1946. She doesn't have her own computer but I will pass on all details to her as and when anyone contacts me. Thanks Peter Spiller


T1: Eric.Grounds@care4free.net
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Date: 29 Oct 2003
Time: 11:31:47
 

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I am researching the life of Air Chief Marshal Sir Edmund Hudleston with a view to writing his biography. I would be grateful for contact with anyone who feels they may be able to contribute


T1: rthmcd@videotron.ca
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Date: 29 Oct 2003
Time: 21:46:06
 

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I am very interested in finding out if there is a published autobiography of Sir Arthur McDonald, Air Marshall who you have listed. I am his niece and have in my possession notes that were dictated by my uncle, Sir Arthur when he was 90 and transcribed by his daughter. They are autobiographical and very interesting and feel they should be published.


T1: petezoe@bigpond.com
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Date: 29 Oct 2003
Time: 23:47:31
 

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My Grandfather J. Jackson has left me with his photo albums that trace and document his service with RAF 45B, 43, 820, 821 & 822 squadrons. Photos include people, places, aircraft & ships from 1918-36. If you are looking for a relation or information feel free to contact me and I will do a search for you. Peter Rundle-Curry


T1: rustydog@austarnet.com.au
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Date: 03 Nov 2003
Time: 04:30:35
 

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Great website. I am looking for information on the 208 Squadron during the period 1949 to 1954. My Dad, Ronald Futrill, served in this squadron in Khartoum, Fayid, Kabrit, Habbaniya and Nicosia as a AC1, AC2 and LAC Armourers Assistant and Armourers Mechanic. I have copies of his service records but unfortunately the records don't give much info except where he was stationed , rank etc. There is also reference to 26APC Nicosia and 1Wing 5PDC. Anyone have idea where I can find other info? Adrian


T1: ronnielinsley@hotmail.com
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Date: 03 Nov 2003
Time: 21:07:42
 

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Just doing some work for the History Room at 30 Squadron. We've 'discovered' a mass of photos that we're trying to nail down to date and location. Your site has proved helpful in trying to achieve this. Thanks. RL.


T1: gmbailey@eircom.net
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Date: 04 Nov 2003
Time: 22:23:27
 

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Just to say I found the site fascinating, and it was interesting to see reference to my uncle - Gus Walker ... a much loved member of our family. Geraldine Bailey


T1: J.Brooksbank@sympatico.ca
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Date: 05 Nov 2003
Time: 01:32:00
 

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An interesting site. I trained at Moreton in Marsh on the Prentice and Harvard aircraft. That was March 26th 1952 #1FTS 93 Course. I was looking to see what was available on the Prentice as it never seems to appear in the aircraft books I see here in Canada. Ron Brooksbank


T1: box_3161@yahoo.ca
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Date: 06 Nov 2003
Time: 01:16:54
 

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Remembering my Uncle Calvin Sgt. Calvin Wardrope, RCAF, 431 Squadron, Oct. 3, 1943, age 19 I enjoyed browsing your site! If anyone remembers my Uncle Cal or the circumstances of how he died, I would look forward to hearing from you. I can scan pictures of Uncle Calvin if anyone wishes a photo. God bless our fallen heroes and servicemen. Holly J Wardrope


T1: nbutler@roadrunner.nf.net
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Date: 08 Nov 2003
Time: 23:09:34
 

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Very educational indeed.


T1: rjhutchinson@btinternet.com
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Date: 09 Nov 2003
Time: 23:29:28
 

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1st class site very interesting thank-you for mainaining it so well. Can you help me find info on my wifes uncle he was in 166 Sqadron his name was C.W.Lloyd,aged 20 he flew with a crew in lancaster bomber it was shot down over France. His aircraft was nick named yvonne.


T1: Rbrtdc@aol.com
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Date: 11 Nov 2003
Time: 17:37:23

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I've just found this site and found it excellent. My father, Robert Dickie,known as Bob, was a regular at the start of WW2 stationed at Abbotsinch with a Coastal Command squadron (269?) He moved about and was also at Bridgenorth, Pembroke, Sumbrough and Iceland and finally Castle Archdale where he died in 1945.He was a Flt Sgt apparently due to go up to W.O. As I was only a year old, I never had the chance to know him and would love the hear from anyone who came across him. My mother spoke about Canadians he served with who I presume were in his squadron, but could also have been in Canadian Squadrons stationed at the same bases. I have a tobacco barrel with an inscription on it which says "Presented to Cpl. Dickie by 24 Squad 24/11/39" I think this was from his days at Bridgnorth where he trained new recruits. If anyone can fill in any details, I'd be over the moon. Robert Dickie


T1: henryapithers@aol.com
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Date: 12 Nov 2003
Time: 04:54:32

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My dad was a driver mechanic with Commander Samson in Belgium, and France 1914 period, his RNAS service number was 484. A.W.Pithers.


T1: rod.payne@tesco.net
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Date: 15 Nov 2003
Time: 20:39:51
 

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Came accross this useful, and very interesting, site whilst doing a 205 Group search - which I am doing for some Australian friends whose uncle was lost in Wellington X LP120 "N" of 40 Squadron flying out of Foggia to attack Rumanian oilfilds at Giorgiu on 2/3 June 1944. Anyone with any suggestions on finding sources of information on the operatrions, losse4s, etc. of 205 group general and 40 Squadron in particular please contact me. thanks ............Rod Payne


T1: elizabeth.bowman1@virgin.net
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Date: 15 Nov 2003
Time: 23:11:38
 

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Very informative.Trying to trace the background of my Brother who was killed in Palestine Feb 1939,he was serving in 213 squadron. He was stationed at A.H.Q Hinaidi. Leading aircraft man 525741 Robert Owen Bowman.Peter Bowman.


T1: helen@hotmail.com
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Date: 16 Nov 2003
Time: 08:44:47
 

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this is an excellent site and also very informative. regards by helen.


T1: cabbotts@aol.com
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Date: 16 Nov 2003
Time: 15:49:03
 

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I served on 60 Sqn in the middle 80s at RAF Wildenrath, it was interesting reading about the squadron again


T1: murdom@blueyonder.co.uk
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Date: 18 Nov 2003
Time: 21:48:46
 

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first class best site i have came across for R A F history can you please tell me how to a relatives R A F service i only have his name thanking you MR MURDO MACRAE


T1: kallman@bigpond.com
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Date: 19 Nov 2003
Time: 04:36:45
 

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Congrats on a wonderful site. My father was a wireless air gunner in coastal command, 547 squadron, Warrant Officer Leonard Allman RAAF, died April 26 2003 in Australia. I still have his uniform and ID/pay book. I am building a small model of a Liberator and this site gives me the information I need as to the aircraft's livery. Thank you very much. Kevin Allman


T1: ops.opsasst7@valley.raf.mod.uk
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Date: 20 Nov 2003
Time: 15:22:59
 

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I work with 19sqn at Valley at the moment and i think this site is very good indeed


T1: tjilpifella@bigpond.com
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Date: 21 Nov 2003
Time: 00:00:24
 

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I was a pilot in 208 Squadron Royal air Force in 1946. The squadron was moved at short notice to Northern Jordan, as there were no airfields close to the Syrian fronteer we decided on a dried up salt lake and named it Dawson Field, Rumours were that the Soviet wre planning to invade Turkey and Syria to take over the M.E. oilfields, our job to co-operate with the Arab Legion. Don Knight


T1: prasad_devgan2000@yahoo.com
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Date: 22 Nov 2003
Time: 20:57:57
 

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your site is dam good and so interesting.


T1: foxtrotfour@aol.com
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Date: 26 Nov 2003
Time: 12:58:40
 

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This site is absolutely superb! I'd be interested to hear from anyone who knew my father Peter Reynolds. He was a pilot who flew Meteors with 203 AFS RAF Driffield, Meteor PR10s - 541 Squadron, Valiants (unit unknown), Victors - 15 Squadron RAF Cottesmore, Canberras - 231 OCU RAF Bassingbourne, Canberra PR7s - 80 Squadron RAF Bruggen, JPs - RAF Little Rissington, Canberras - 85 Squadron RAF Binbrook. Many thanks in anticipation. Richard Reynolds - proud son of a sadly missed father.


T1: srb@iprimus.com.au
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Date: 27 Nov 2003
Time: 13:23:17
 

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I am searching for information about Squadron192 RAF WW2, anyone who may remember New Zealand pilot Brian Leonard Butler whose Halifax collided with a Lancaster on 8/2/45 as far as I know all aboard the Halifax died. I am trying to find out on behalf of my father who is his brother. They were involved in counter surveilance and the plane went down off the Danish Coast after being to Politz I think his plane was heading back to Foulshum Base.thank you Maryanne Butler


T1: gask@telia.com
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Date: 28 Nov 2003
Time: 17:58:17
 

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Thank you for a very good site A am looking for information about my father cpl. John Ask. He was serving with the 330 Norwegian sqn as a radio mecanic 1940 - 1945


T1: bob.hornby@virgin.net
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Date: 01 Dec 2003
Time: 21:46:35
 

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Your help in finding information ref Air Marshall Jordan was absolutely stunning in it's speed off return information. I wish your website every success. Bob Hornby


T1: pendmt@aol.com
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Date: 01 Dec 2003
Time: 22:37:22
 

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thanks a lot > I now have a fuller picture of what happened to my grandfather Ronald Graham AVM when he was saved by a ppigeon. It was in fact two pigeons. We have a photo of his pigeon. Interesting material , fun to think of him through those dates. Penny Best (nee Williams, my mother was Jane Williams daugher of Ronald and Nancy Graham)


T1: bill_lowson@yahoo.co.uk
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Date: 02 Dec 2003
Time: 15:57:19
 

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I was an engine mechanic on No.1 Squadron from Jan.54 to June 58


T1: shaworgancontrol @ msn .com
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Date: 02 Dec 2003
Time: 22:47:49
 

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Total serendipity ! Just stumbled on your site. Noticed mention of an Air Vice Marshal, Sir Barry Duxbury. Could this posibly be the young lad I knew in Colne, Lancashire, circa 1946 ? his father had an electrical business. I helped Barry and his dad do lighting and microphone public address installations. I did my national service 1951-53 at R.A.F. Weeton. What a great time as a single inverted stripe... Junior Technician ! Teaching basic electrical theory, related to ground equipment. Spent most of my spare time down in Blackpool at either the Tower or Winter Gardens. Must have been my exposure then to the Wurlitzer organs ( Horace Finch & Reginald Dixon-ex squadron leader, I believe ) that led to my starting an organ building company after my emigration to Canada in 1954. Often think of my old RAF days, wonder what direction most of the N.S. lads took when they got out ? One in particular, Sergeant Pete Bamford ! What a guy, could write a book over our escapades. He was a true ( T.V. ) Sergeant Bilko type. I Often see and hear (2003) the Canadian Heritage's War Plane, AVRO LANCASTER fly over my residence, gives one a spooky feeling of awe and grandeur. I am semi-retired now, 73 years of age, but still manage to service the 60 some organs that we built over the past 40 some years. My name is Andrew Neil Shaw, and went under Neil Shaw. Should any of the past contacts remember me would be most pleased to hear from them. Even if AVM Sir Barry Duxbury is indeed my past youthfull gofer. Best wishes for your continued site, what a super communications tool, some what better than the old 4155 & 4154's. Over and Out ! Neil Shaw


T1: marcslinks@yahoo.com
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Date: 03 Dec 2003
Time: 08:18:49
 

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Honorable Site!! Marc Freedom Networks


T1: abatikpiscines@yahoo.fr
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Date: 03 Dec 2003
Time: 14:55:53
 

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Excellent site, i like it so much


T1: enquiries@portwatch.org
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Date: 07 Dec 2003
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My name is Leslie Green i am searching for information on NP934 MH-V it was lost December 18th 1944. My own cousin Harry Pearce 434 squadron RCAF was killed,on the same Duisberg raid. Thier aircraft came down near Couvin and not far from where the 51 squadron halifax crashed.i Believe the aircraft may have been the result of a mid- air collission with Halifax WL- U- NR118.Two other aircraft came down that morning at aprox 0630 hrs near the french belgian border. i would be grateful to anybody who could throw some light on the whereabouts of the families of the 51 squadron crew. The pilot was R M Twilley.


T1: d@d.com
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Date: 11 Dec 2003
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Wonderful site. Keep up the good work!


T1: deniel30yo@yahoo.com
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Date: 11 Dec 2003
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I was hunting for information about books when I was accidentally caught in here. And although I don't know you, these pages were worth reading. Daniel


T1: danlinds@mis.net
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Date: 11 Dec 2003
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Nice site. Come and check out mine too! www.geocities.com/danlinds/lldesigns I worked very hard on it. Let me know what you think!


T1: davidgough6@hotmail.com
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Date: 14 Dec 2003
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my fathers name was george hugh bloomfield gough, was a member of 450 squadron raaf in n africa during ww2. i have his service records,and wonder if anyone would have any photos or other information concerning hughie gough? by the the way, he passed on in 1987. my email address is : davidgough6@hotmail.com any help would be gratefully appreciated


T1: SCfirefighter06@aol.com
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Date: 14 Dec 2003
Time: 23:39:47
 

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Worderful Web Site, Helped me a lot with my American History Report.


T1: gvl@blueyonder.co.uk
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Date: 15 Dec 2003
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Excellent site, A query..... I have Form F 700 for Hurricane L452Y from 254 Sqn commencing 15 April 1940. Flown by a Flt Govia. Did 254 have a Hurricane(s) How can I research the Aircraft or pilot?


T1: louis.vautour@nftc.com
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Date: 18 Dec 2003
Time: 04:54:44
 

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Excellent site. I have been searching high and low for information on the Fortress II Coastal Command camouflage to complete a 1/48 scale model. I am a former RCAF/CF Aero Engine who preferes to build RAF/RCAF models. This site is a blessing thank you. CWO(Ret)Louis J Vautour, MMM, CD


T1: gordon.mcpherson@hrdc-drhc.gc.ca
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Date: 18 Dec 2003
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My father, Gordon McPherson-Fl.Lt, served as a fl. eng. in No.45 Grp, Ferry Command, RAF, along with ACM Sir Frederick Bowhill during WWII. I have the 45 Grp "Memorial Book" at home which depicts the early history of Ferry Command. There are group personnel w/aircraft pictures along with their names. Other pictures show air stations such as Dorval, Que., Ottawa, On., Gander, NL., Bermuda, etc...in various seasonal garb. I also have my father's flying pictures, some of WWII. One shows a taxiing B-24 with 'Commando' painted on the nose...perhaps Winston Churchill on board, at Rabat, in the Morrocan desert. My father was a fl.eng. on a PBY which they ferried from Scotland to Australia. He once crashed in a Hadley Page Halifax at Azambouj, Portugal while on a ferry flight to North Africa and spent 6 months in a British Military Hospital in Lisbon. He once described to me his long over-the- Atlantic flying experiences as "endless hours of bordom interspersed with moments of sheer terror... :-)". Yours truly Gordon McPherson jr.


T1: kc2aup@arrl.net
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Date: 19 Dec 2003
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Great web site. Also, when put on the site for all to see...One of my friends has just passed away. He was part of the RAF Ferry Command during WWII. He was a radsio bomber that flew to Germany and back His name was Mervyn MacLeod. I am trying to find out as much information as possible on him. I would like to put something together for his wife Vera amd his family. Can someone please help me with this? Frank..... Thank you....


T1: mikematthews@shaw.ca
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Date: 20 Dec 2003
Time: 06:48:22
 

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Very interesting site. I was a pilot with 94 Sqn at Celle in 1955/56 flying Venom FB1s.


T1: st03001714@uwic.ac.uk
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Date: 21 Dec 2003
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Help me please!! Can anyone on here tell me what the active length of (Ex) RAF Brawdy (West Wales) Runway was please?? Many Thanks.


T1: denisbaird43@msn.com
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Date: 24 Dec 2003
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a very well organized site, and thanks for letting me view.Doing a bit of private research myself and i will find it a lot easier now i have much more infomation supplied by your good self.More so being as i am ex r a f myself and have visited some of the sites mentioned ,and having been stationed at others, All the best and merry christmas to you.regards D F Baird


T1: pete@flew9613.fsnet.co.uk
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Date: 26 Dec 2003
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Please contact this address if you had any time in these squadrons during the years 1939-1946. I am searching for old mates of my uncle LAC Arthur Sangwell 650938.started service with this unit at Cardington (Beds) in 1939, went onto 918 sqdn Alveston (Derby)...then 990 sqdn MNBDO to Ceylon and far East ...finishing in Dum Dum / Calcutta Area in 1945. Anyone who seved in these squadrons please respond to make an old LAC a very happy man ...to talk old times and mates and may be correspond.


T1: pam.b99@btinternet.com
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Date: 26 Dec 2003
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Can any one help with any info on Sgt Pilot RVH Lonsdale who bailed out from a hurrican Mk1 P2831 on 9th Sept 1940 - a/c crashed at kenley and was witnessed by my father - I need the actual registration number LE - ? and any other info - did the pilot survive the war etc - thanks in advance Martin B.


T1: pam.b99@btinternet.com
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Date: 26 Dec 2003
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Also, reading this site there is a mentiion that 242 (Canadian) Sqn was formed from 408 Flt 409 Flt and 514 Flts at Newhaven - has any one got any info on this as i currently live in Newhaven and assume that this reference is to that Newhaven in Sussex. Thanks once again Martin B


T1: brian.cooke@ntlworld.com
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Date: 29 Dec 2003
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WOULD ANYONE HAVE INFORMATION ON THE PILOTS OF THE 331/332 NORWEGIAN SQUADRON BASED AT NORTH WEALD IN 1941 TO 1943. BRIAN COOKE


T1: brucey.biscuit@whsmithnet.co.uk
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Date: 29 Dec 2003
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My name is John Collins, I was based here from Christmas 1951 to August 1955 in the Fire Section and am trying to contact my fellow colleagues. I am in contact with both Les Mundy (Stores)and Bill Baxter (Corporal Technician MT Section) and would like to hear from anyone who remembers the 'Good Ole Days!' to reminise please contact brucey.biscuit@whsmithnet.co.uk


T1: reasearchsite@tiscali.co.uk
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Date: 30 Dec 2003
Time: 09:38:52
 

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Interesting, and informative. Much was learned about 419 [Moose sqd] a subject for a new book. Any related sites I could use to trace a relative lost on raid to borkum island with above? Again, many thanks.


T1: drmcro@globalnet.co.uk
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Date: 30 Dec 2003
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Dear M Barrass,I am the eldest surviving son of Air Comdre H G Crowe and my attention has just been drawn to your excellent web site. I note that there are a number of blank dates and I have just been through Dad's 81 pages of typewritten Memoir to try to find the missing dates. In the process, I would like to suggest some corrections and additions:- 1. He died on 26th April 1983. 2. He was an officer cadet at Sandhurst in Nov 1915 and promoted 2 Lt on 19th Jul 1916. 3.He does not give dates for achieving the ranks Act Gp Capt and Act A/Cdre, but does state that he was Act AVMarshall while at HQ in Dehli 1943-44. 4.In Sept 1916 he joined the Roy Irish Reg at the time of the Somme at the Kemmel Section.[6th Battalion]. 5.on 5th Sept 1917 he was seconded to the RFC as an observer and in Nov 1917 joined No 20 Sqn. 6.He joined the Aug 1918 Pilots course at Reading. Please contact me by Email if you would like more detail. Yrs. Michael Crowe.