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My Family in World War 2

by Severn Valley Railway

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Severn Valley Railway
People in story: 
Alan Craney
Location of story: 
Silverstone village and airfield
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4372634
Contributed on: 
06 July 2005

My Uncle Len (who is still alive) was a navigator on Stirling bombers and after he finished his tour of OPs was training navigators in Wellingtons. He came home on leave and told the family if we came up to Silverstone there was a good place to lodge. Hintons was the name of the family, so that I came out of harm's way (from the flying bombs) with my mum and gran. I also visited the airfield (unofficially) and sat in the pilot's seat

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