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Rice Drop by John Gordon Bell (Don) of 355 Squadron

RICE DROP Most of the stories written about the RAFs part in the war are about bombing raids -our crew's story is more humane. As our plane turned on to the final approach, we could see that what had appeared from the air to be a wall running the full length…
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Five years of a Government Financed World Tour

I was 19 at the time, and volunteered for RAF Aircrew duties. This was March 1941, after various interviews I reported to Blackpool on Sept.3rd.1941,two years to the date of the declaration of World War 2. There I did my initial training of Morse code and…
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Fl/Sgt Edward Kent, Flight Engineer, 220 Squadron

THE WAR YEARS AND MY TIME IN THE RAF By Fl/Sgt Edward Kent, Flight Engineer, 220 Squadron…
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The Butcher Bird with Clipped Wings

The Butcher Bird with Clipped Wings By George Wootton - 40 Squadron RAF Air Gunners were…
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One of Thousands

One of Thousands- by Mark Smith (Nephew) Sgt. Arthur David Harding (1357558) 215…
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Operations

Operations by Albert Cranthorne, 178 Squadron. Navigators attend an early briefing. All…
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Who downed Douglas Bader.

Article written by Andy Saunders entitled ‘Who downed Douglas Bader’. Douglas Bader (DB)…
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John Cairns

Initially flew with 254 Squadron - flying Blenheims – having completed his trained as an…
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