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Greetings from Germany 03 May 2018 15:30 #1

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Hi.

Im originally from Lancaster, lived in Germany for the last 9 years.
My grandfather was in the RAF as a wireless observer (Warrant Officer in the end) between 1919 and 1945.
I have a bunch of photographs of the various stations he was at (he had an interesting career in the RAF) and he also wrote his memoirs that contain some interesting bits of information.
I would be happy to try to help anyone out who is researching any of the stations he was at.
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Greetings from Germany 03 May 2018 15:34 #2

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Welcome

It sounds like you have much to offer here and we look forward to your contributions

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Greetings from Germany 03 May 2018 18:37 #3

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Thanks for the welcome.

I will post into the appropriate threads any info i have. If anyone wants more info about anything i post, feel free to PM me.

Cheers
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Greetings from Germany 05 May 2018 17:30 #4

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Welcome Pete !

At which stations was he during his long RAF career ?

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* Belgian Military Airfield infrastructure
* 6 RCAF Bomber Group (organisation, airfields, squadrons, etc...) and crashes in Belgium

Greetings from Germany 05 May 2018 18:35 #5

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Too many for me to remember off hand. Ive had to refer to the his memoirs, and I am sure i have not listed all places, as there are so many.


Halton
Flowerdown
Farnborough
Gosport
Eastchurch
Basra (actually he was a W/T on a boat, the Gadfly, and not at the airfield, but based at Shat-el-Arab, which is an interesting story in itself).
Baghdad.
Mosul.
Shaibah
Hinaidi
Habbinayha
Cardington
Bicester
Spitelgate
Ismailia (Egypt)
Mersa Matruh (Egypt)
Maaten Baguish (Egypt)
S.S Dumana
Hal Far and Kalafhana (Malta)
Henlow
West Kirby
Silloth
Little Rissington
Llandow
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Greetings from Germany 05 May 2018 20:20 #6

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My wife is having the same problem with her father's Naval service (1938-1952) which seems to cover most oceans and most seas, including the Black Sea! This list of ports is amazing.We even have some souvenirs, a bit of the Tirpitz and a bit of the first enemy aircraft shot down over the British Isles. No sure how genuine they though!

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