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What's New 2019?


Week ending - 17 Feb 2019

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised in the Members Area including: - No 65 MU, No 12 (P) AFU, No 15082 AMES, No 1429 (COT) Flight, No 1/1501 BAT Flight, No 1684 (BDT) Flight,

New/Revised entries added for: - No 6 OTU, No 26 OTU, No 27 OTU, No 28 OTU, No 29 OTU, No 30 OTU, No 53 OTU, No 56 OTU, No 2702 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2718 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2719 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2733 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2734 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2773 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2774 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2797 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2800 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2804 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2831 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2849 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2863 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2879 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2880 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2881 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2886 Sqn RAF Regiment, E B Addison, R S Aitken, C A Alldis, W F BeckwithR Berry, H Bird-Wilson, A G Board, F J St G Braithwaite, W T Brooks, C S Cadell, A P Campbell, B A Casey, G T B Clayton, P C Cleaver, T N Coslett, W B Cushion, C L Dann, G G Dawson, F L Dodd, P H Dunn, A Earle, J H Edwardes-Jones, H Eeles, I J Fitch, A S Forbes, W S Gardner, G D Garvin, O R Gayford, D D'A A Greig, E M F Grundy, J G Hawtrey, H A V Hogan, P Huskinson, L M Iles, L M E Jarman, L G Levis, D C Lowe, W J Maggs, H J Maguire, W E G Mann, A W B McDonald, L L D McKean, C J Mount, E D McK Nelson, A H Orlebar, F A Pearce, P H L Playfair, F F Rainsford, J Rylands, S P Simpson, D G Smallwood, J A Sowrey, H D Spreckley, D F Stevenson, H K Thorold, J N Tomes, S C Widdows, E W Wright,

OCs added to the following entries: - No 6 OTU, No 26 OTU, No 27 OTU, No 28 OTU, No 29 OTU, No 30 OTU, No 53 OTU, No 56 OTU, RAF Blyton, RAF Bruntingthorpe, RAF Castle Donnington, RAF Cheddington, RAF Church Broughton, RAF East Kirkby, RAF Gamston, RAF Goxhill, RAF Hibaldstow, RAF Hixon, RAF Kirton Lindsey, RAF Little Horwood, RAF Lichfield, RAF Marston Moor, RAF Melksham, RAF North Luffenham, RAF Ossington, RAF Sturgate, RAF Sutton Bridge, RAF Tealing, RAF Wing, RAF Woolfox Lodge, RAF Wymeswold, No 2733 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2773 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2804 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2880 Sqn RAF Regiment,

Photos added to the following entry: - No 27 OTU,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.

Week ending - 10 Feb 2019

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

New/Revised entries added for: - No 18 OTU, No 20 OTU, No 21 OTU, No 22 OTU, No 23 OTU, No 24 OTU, No 25 OTU, No 2740 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2741 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2746 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2828 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2891 Sqn RAF Regiment, E B Addison, E D Barnes, J N Boothman, L W Cannon, H I Edwards, P G D Farr, O Gradon, E M F Grundy, J F Hobler, L M Hodges, L M E Jarman, R B Jordan, L G Levis, J C MacDonald, A H Mawer, E D McK Nelson, H E Nowell, T W Piper, H V Satterly, E B Sismore, P Slocombe, F R D Swain, D J Walliker, W Wynter-Morgan, A M Wray,

OCs added to the following entries: - No 13 Base, Empire Air Armament School, RAF Banff, RAF Bawtry/Bircotes, RAF Bramcote, RAF Downham Market, RAF Elgin, RAF Enstone, RAF Finningley, RAF Gaydon, RAF Halfpenny Green, RAF Honeybourne, RAF Kirton in Lindsay, RAF Long Marston, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Manby, RAF Milltown, RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, RAF Pershore, RAF Snaith, RAF Stratford, RAF Swinderby, RAF Wellesbourne Mountford, RAF West Raynham, RAF Whitchurch, No 20 OTU, No 21 OTU, No 22 OTU, No 24 OTU, No 25 OTU, No 2741 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2742 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2828 Sqn RAF Regiment,

Photos added to the following entry: - No 21 Sqn, No 33 Sqn,

Three requests from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.  A reply has been received to a request by Denis Graham but I've lost your contact details, please contact me

Week ending - 3 Feb 2019

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised in the Members Area including: - No 6 (P) AFU, No 1513 (BAT) Flight,

New/Revised entries added for: - No 16 OTU, No 17 OTU, No 18 OTU, No 19 OTU, No 2727 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2738 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2747 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2749 Sqn RAF Regiment, C A Alldis, G Bearne, F Beaumont, H C D Blasbery, W T Brooks, S O Bufton, G T B Clayton, P C Cleaver, C M Clementi, A P Davidson, F G H Ewens, J H Giles, O Gradon, H A Haines, J A Hawkings, T C R Higgins, P D Holder, G T Jarman, R B Jordan, J L Kirby, E L G Le Dieu, D M T Macdonald, J C MacDonald, G R Magill, A A Morris, F A Pearce, R J P Pritchard, A D Pryor, H V Satterly, R G Seymour, W C Sheen, W P Sutcliffe, F R D Swain, R B Thomson, RAF Flying Badges - Current, RAF Flying Badges - Obsolete,

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Barford St John, RAF Bircotes, RAF Bitteswell, RAF Bottisford, RAF Bramcote, RAF Croughton, RAF Finningley, RAF Hucknall, RAF Kinloss, RAF Nuneaton, RAF Ossington, RAF Silverstone, RAF Turweston, RAF Upper Heyford, RAF Upwood, RAF Worksop, RAF Wellesbourne Mountford, RAF Wyton, No 16 OTU, No 17 OTU, No 18 OTU, No 19 OTU, No 22 OTU, No 10 Sqn, No 35 Sqn, No 160 Sqn, No 2738 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2739 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2871 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2872 Sqn RAF Regiment,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.

Week ending - 27 Jan 2019

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (The review of 1943 is currently complete).  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised in the Members Area including: - No 1442 Flight, No 5287 MSU (Type G), No 22 Recruits Centre, No 100 Maintenance Unit, No 13 ACSB,

New/Revised entries added for: - No 13 OTU, No 14 OTU, No 15 OTU, No 16 OTU, C A Alldis, E D Barnes, H C D Blasbery, B L Blofeld, J A Boret, C A Bouchier, W A Bowen-Buscarlet, V S Bowling, H P Broad, I E Brodie, I G Broom, E I Bussell, L W Cannon, R A C Carter, W Carter, R Collishaw, H Eeles, S C Elworthy, G C Eveleigh, J N W Farmer, P G D Farr, D Finlay, H J Fitzpatrick, F J Fogarty, H E Forrow, A D Frank, B G Frow, W S Gardner, G D Garvin, S Graham, D A Green, H A Haines, R Harston, L M Hodges, P Huskinson, R B Jordan, W H Kyle, C G Lott, P E Maitland, S J Marchbank, A W B McDonald, T N McEvoy, A D Mitchell, A H Montgomery, C S Moore, D G Morris, J Mutch, M E M Perkins, T W Piper, J C Pope, E A B Rice, B J R Roberts, D N Roberts, J F Roulston, A C Sanderson, W C Sheen, L F Sinclair, C B S Spackman, I J Spencer, T R Thomas, R H Verney, F J Vincent, S F Vincent, J M Warfield, G A Walker, C T Weir, A H Wheeler,

OCs added to the following entries: - No 92 Group, RAF Acklington, RAF Ashbourne, RAF Bicester, RAF Deversoir, RAF Finningley, RAF Hampstead Norris, RAF Harwell, RAF Hawarden, RAF Husbands Bosworth, RAF Market Harborough, RAF Old Sarum, RAF Saltby, No 11 OTU, No 13 OTU, No 14 OTU, No 15 OTU, No 16 OTU, No 2733 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2734 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2736 Sqn RAF Regiment,

3Photo added to the following entry: - S B Grant,

Week ending - 20 Jan 2019

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (the review of 1943 continues together with 1950 and post 2008 courtesy of Mike Haslam).  (Members only).

New/Revised entries added for: -  No 10 OTU, No 11 OTU, No 12 OTU, No 2731 Sqn RAF Regiment, C D Adams, R S Aitken, A H C Boxer, A J Capel, W Carter, G P Chamberlain, G Combe, H A Constantine, W S Gardner, H M Massey, G H Mills, W A Opie, W E Oulton, J A S Outhwaite, N S Paynter, B Samson, G P Seymour-Price, A G Skingsley, G F Smylie, R S Sorley, D M Strong, M L Taylor, J B M Wallis, J Whitford,

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Bassingbourn, RAF Benson, RAF Chipping Warden, RAF Cranwell, RAF Finningley, RAF Grantham, RAF Haverfordwest, RAF Leconfield, No 3 OTU, No 10 OTU, No 11 OTU, No 12 OTU, No 2731 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2732 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2829 Sqn RAF Regiment,

Course photos added for: -No 11 Operational Training Unit,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.

Week ending - 13 Jan 2019

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (the review of 1943 continues).  (Members only).

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Coltishall, RAF Khormaksar, RAF Shandur,

New/Revised entries added for: -  W E G Bryant, J Mutch, C McC Vincent,

Photo added to the following entry: - C M Gibbs,

Two requests from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.

Week ending - 6 Jan 2019

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (the review of 1943 continues).  (Members only).

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF El AdemRAF Upper Heyford,

New/Revised entries added for: -  C A Alldis, H P Broad, C M Clementi, H A Haines, H V Satterly, W C Sheen, F J Vincent, G A Walker,

This page was last updated on 17/02/19

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