Anyone any idea where these photos were taken? Part of a collection from my wife's late uncle. Appear to be postwar, a small trials unit and not 618 Sqdn. i.e. Leo Lane has a white cover on his cap (not worn during wartime?) and his WW2 medal ribbons. Also note there are a couple of FAA aircrew as part of the unit.
Those pics are most interesting. I'm away from my data at the moment, but I have a reference to a Highball Trials Unit (perhaps part of the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment?) being stationed at Spilsby, I recall in approx 46. Presumably Spilby's proximity to The Wash ranges was the reason for the deployment.
I'm not sure when I can get access to my notes, but will post what data I can find.
Skitten was used as the base by 618 Sqn to attack Tirpitz in April 1943 using Highball but this thread is drifting. John's photographs are just post-war it would seem so the focus should be in that direction. Late war there was an intent to use Highball in the Far East but that was overtaken by events. What intrigues me is - if these images are postwar - is what was the interest in continuing trials on this bomb.