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Sgt A. E. Jones - 621297

Tony Jones (Sgt A. E. Jones (621297) later F/Lt RAF) From Tony: ‘At the start of the summer holidays 1938 I left school and applied for the post of draughtsman with the GPO. With the war imminent there were no vacancies. I applied to join the RAF after…
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How I Didn\'t Win the War

This is a true story, enjoy it and remember, these are true words. How I Didn't Win The War By David Golding Some years ago my younger son Paul became a vociferous critic of the "A" bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, so much so that I got rather fed up with…
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John Cairns

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

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

On the third of September 1944 I arrived in Naples in Italy, as a passenger on a United…
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Albert's Cartoons

Albert Cranthorne 178 Squadron RAF These pictures were drawn shortly after Albert arrived…
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