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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 based in the Azores I was 16 when the war started and serving my time as an apprentice painter and decorator in South Shields. Time went on and air raids became a very…
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Albert's Cartoons

Albert Cranthorne 178 Squadron RAF These pictures were drawn shortly after Albert arrived at 178 Squadron. They were drawn on wartime notepaper and are now badly faded. Albert has been able to restore them on the computer and they appear almost as good as…
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John Cairns

Initially flew with 254 Squadron - flying Blenheims – having completed his trained as an…
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A Wag of a Finger

A WAG OF A FINGER BY GEORGE WOOTTON On the night of 25th April 1945 we had left the Yards…
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Tug Wilson (356 Squadron)

Tug Wilson I was born on the 7th November 1923. Though my birth certificate reads Alfred…
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John H. Reeves (108 Squadron)

John H. Reeves. 930416. LAC. Volunteer reserve enlisted Uxbridge July 1940. Posted to RAF…
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John Roscholler, Pilot/Captain with 355 Squadron

I was at Salbani from 1944 to 1945 initially as a second pilot and finished our tour (300…
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Operations

Operations by Albert Cranthorne, 178 Squadron. Navigators attend an early briefing. All…
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