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E-mail:  ZZ91530<AT>hotmail.com
Date:  5 Jan 2014
Time:  02:03

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My brother TJB ZADWORNY was a pilot in RAF Sqns 289 in Scotland and  No 114 in Italy where he was KIA. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him. Thanks. 

E-mail:  Andy.Thomas<AT>byl.co.uk
Date:  7 Jan 2014
Time:  19:59

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Hello my grandfather was in 459 squadron in North Africa in 1943 to 1944 and died in an accident in February 1944.  Would love to hear from anyone with connections. 

Andy Thomas

Mobile - 07968725075


E-mail:  alan.shepherd12<AT>icloud.com
Date:  24 Jan 2014
Time:  15:44

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Very interesting. I joined 541 somewhere about July/August 1956 as a electrical/mech air and remained there as an SAC until it was disbanded Sept 1957. After that I joined No 2 at Geilenkirchen until I was demobilised Feb 58. Still have a photo of the disbandment day in my possession. Air Marshall Sir Humphrey Edwards Jones, AVM Ubee sitting in the front row. Certainly brings back memories.

Alan


E-mail:  hollythompson555<AT>hotmail.co.uk
Date:  27 Feb 12014
Time:  17:12

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hello my grandfather was in 2713 squadron at predannack and I would love to hear from anyone who knew him thank you


E-mail:  kirsty.gossage<AT>uk.pwc.com
Date:  25 Feb 2014
Time:  20:41

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My Grandfather Leonard William Cooper was one of the tragic crew that died on 11th Jan 1955 in the Shackleton crash

We know an engine was found - but no one seems to know where is it and if it is displayed to go to see etc

Every year we go to his plaque and lay flowers in Cornwall

We would love to speak to people who have more information - although over the years we have collected stuff from Journalists and some info at Kew Gardens

Please contact me if you have any further information

Kind regards

Kirsty


E-mail:  rxforester<AT>gmail.com
Date:  3 Mar 2014
Time:  13:15

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Fantastic web site.  For other interested folk, my research centres around RAF Watnall where my father S/L M F Perrins was CO from 09/1945 - 01?/1946. Also my father's service in India 1942 - 45, where he spent most of it in Filter Rooms, is also of interest.

Interestingly, the complex which still exists at Watnall is in the process of being turned into a family home & eventually a B&B by Jamie Brown & his wife! (Featured recently on TV)

Many thanks

David P


E-mail:  bruce<AT>26squadron.co.za
Date:  4 Mar 2014
Time:  09:14

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My late father flew Wellington bombers on anti submarine and Atlantic convoy escort duties (26 Squadron SAAF seconded to RAF 298 Wing ), based at Takoradi during WW2. Being fascinated by all things Air Force & flying, particularly WW2, I found this site absorbing and have spent quite a bit of time browsing it.

If anyone has any info/pics pertaining to 26 Squadron SAAF, or the RAF activities at Takoradi, I would love to hear from you.

26 Squadron SAAF has a website at http://www.26squadron.co.za and is constantly looking for more information & material to add.

Best regards

Bruce


E-mail:  alipaly2<AT>tiscali.co.uk
Date:  8 Mar 2014
Time:  15:19

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Did anyone know my deceased father : Glasgow. William Taylor, RAF 949498.

Career :-- 2/4/40 RAF Cardington, 6RTP, AC2. 609 Sqdn, 26/4/40. IW9 Melksham 9/9/40 Instrument Repairer 21/11/40. 1941 AC1 to LAC. Then 46 MU 27/11/40 - 1/10/42, then to 44MU 20/11/42 and NWAAF 12/3/43. To 156 MU Blida, Algeria, 10/4/44, and to 9(P)AFU, RAF Errol 27/4/44, then 5(P)AFU RAF Ternhill 21/6/45.

Ending at RAF East Fortune 1945 when he was married, to a Mearnskirk, Glasgow nurse, Mary Green Halloran, also deceased, prior to demob.

I would be interested in any knowledge of my father or mother prior to, and

during the war, as I have recently started my family history. Son,

Alistair Taylor.

My thanks to the originator of this very useful facility.


E-mail:  janeyj7<AT>gmail.com
Date:  16 Mar 2014
Time:  12:48

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What a wonderful website this is! I was able to look up my Dad's old squadron (180) and see the emblem they used and a picture of a Mitchell bomber too. Dad was a navigator in World War 2.

Thanks so much for the effort you have put in!

Jane Johnson


E-mail:  conifer3149<AT>shaw.ca
Date:  18 Mar 2014
Time:  23:45

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Came across your site by chance, and although rather late in the day wondering if any of my former RAF colleagues are still around. Was at  RAF Chivenor 1949/1951. Interested in finding Norman Furzeman who was in Clerks office there, and David Smith who was at RAF St. Athens clerical side. Both "lads" were originally from Plymouth.

Hopefully

Tarry Farr.


E-mail:  pam.lyd<AT>bigpond.com
Date:  18 Mar 2014
Time:  10:16

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I have found my ancestor and heaps of information about him, but am still in need of more.  An excellent website.  My ancestor, whom I never knew existed was Sir Harold Thomas Lydford, Air Marshall b.1898, r.1956, d.1979.  The Air Force records do not mention marriage or children.

We share a 4/6 x gt. grandfather born in 1759.  I live in Western Australia, originally from New Zealand.  I am now trying to find if he and his wife, Isabel Smart, had any children but have found none in England, and am now looking in overseas births.  My father married one Verena Mary Smart so I tell people I know I am at least half smart.

I think you have an excellent website.

Pamela Gaye Lydford

Rockingham

Western Australia


E-mail:  thequailary<AT>hotmail.co.uk
Date:  21 Mar 2014
Time:  23:24

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Looking for the chaps that knew my dad John Spencer Geater (Taf) he's on your rock ape roll of honour was wonderful to read. Many thank you`s kind regards Lisa R Geater


E-mail:  ritchieisabel<AT>gmail.com
Date:  10 Apr 2014
Time:  10:42

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Just checking a few queries
Isabel Ritchie


E-mail:  morrison21<AT>westnet.com.au
Date:  18 Apr 2014
Time:  07:54

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Kai Tak 1956-1957. Station Armoury.  best posting I ever had.

Alex Morrison.


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