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HARTLEPOOL'S RAF HERO'S

In mid-November 1940, the aircraft carrier HMS Argus sailed from Gibralter for a repeat secret mission to...

Flt. Lieut. John Anderson - Who knows what the future holds?

We tested the Beauford to check its range on full tanks, and went as far a small island of the Outer...

Join the RAF, see the world

And I wasn't there but a short time until the Flt Sgt — flying boats, Sunderland flying boats and...

Flying with the Kiwis

At the start of the was he was sent to Cambridge where he was billeted at Immanuel College., He got his...

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I examined the wreckage very carefully and found that the Hun had not got one shot into them so if you can...

St. Dennis and Goss Moor - Airfield Construction

Building and construction materials supplied from Goss Moor sand works were used in the construction of the...

Heinkel 111

On Easter Sunday , after a raid on Liverpool a Heinkel 111 crashed above Aber. I think two crew memebers...

An Irish tail-gunner in the RAF Coastal Command

Like many other Irish lads, Joseph was assigned the role of tail-gunner and was posted to 228 Squadron of...

Training In Wellingtons

Towards the end of our training on Wellington 1C planes, at the Operational Training Unit, our crew of six...

American Airman Rescue

Sgt. George Love and his wife, May, were outside their home, situated on the cliffs at Seaton, in Cornwall,...

The Adventures of a wartime bride

Then my fiance flew me highly illegally in a military aircraft to New Delhi and I had to push the button...

Former foes

From this ankward situation, he could see, after the battle, an English plane flying around in seach for...

A Secret Mission to Alderney

Jack Hills Story

Forty of us traveled to Uphaven, Salisbury Plain and removed en bloc to Gunner Group Head Quarters, pre RAF...

The Last Flight of the Liberator - Les Vedmore

Pilot, F/O Bradley Navigator, John Edmunds Flight Engineer, F/Sgt Richards Wireless Operator, F/Sgt Jock...

Wartime Engineer

On one occassion I had to board the aircraft with spare engines to fly down to Perth in Australia to repair...

England, India and the Far East

The squadron were also responible for supporting the fighting of the Japanese aircraft. The English and the...

Last Flight of the Bombers

I trained as pilot in Canada but then becasue they had a slut of pilots the UK element of the course I...

355 & 194 Squadron

This meant travelling back to Bombay and then on to Poona; I was then posted to another Squadron (194), so...

Ruthin farmer goes to war

In the last week of the war, the same crew flew on two Manna operations over Holland to drop food for the...

No 7 Air Gunnery School

We were instructed on the 303 Browning machine gun which included stripping and re-assembling, gun turrets,...

Dining via Dakota

On another occasion, instead of the usual single Dakota, five of them cam over each dropping a full load of...

Fleet Air Arm

It was the BBC Unit operating out of the Langham Hotel. We had a home made armoured car In September 1943,...

James D. Stewart

Brabazon and Lancaster, an engineer's war

After some time as a ground engineer he was sent to the Bristol Aircraft Corporation at Filton to work on...

Royal Air Force in Southern Rhodesia

In March 1940 the people involved in setting these up were asked to bring their families and we travelled...

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