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John Cairns

Initially flew with 254 Squadron - flying Blenheims – having completed his trained as an observer in 1940. Finding flying coastal and convoy patrols tedious he answered a request for volunteers for ‘special duties’. Was sent for training as a navigator on…
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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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The Navigator's Tale

The following is a personal account of Derrick Clewley, a Navigator with 99 Squadron who…
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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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Interview with Fred Galea, Air Bomber

Sgt McArthur, who later became my skipper, was involved in a crash on the 2nd August 1944…
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Hank Cooper

Although a wireless operator/air gunner Hank Cooper was destined to fly in Mosquitos.…
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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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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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