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Who knew the RAF were on Omaha Beach on D-Day?!

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Who knew the RAF were on Omaha Beach on D-Day?!

Old 14th Sep 2021, 04:58
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Originally Posted by Agatha View Post

I passed on the information you posted about ex-Flt Sgt Muir Adair RCAF to the Association of RAF Fighter Control Officers.

If you are in contact with ex-Flt Sgt Muir Adair's family would it be possible to ask if they have any photos of him during the War that they'd be prepared to share with the Association?

Scanned copies of the photos would be very much appreciated to add to our archives and the papers that we have written on the subject to try and ensure that we never forget.

Many thanks

Hello Agatha,

I came across this web forum while doing some research about my Grandpa, F.M. Adair. My name is Ian Dawson and I am his grandson that Gessoo wrote about earlier in the thread (How did you know that Gessoo?). I also corresponded with Dr. Dobinson leading up to the unveiling of the BDS 21/GCI 15082 memorial in Vierville sur-Mer and afterwards up until his death. I attended that ceremony on June 6, 2012 along with other members of my family as my Grandpa chose not to attend, instead staying with my Grandma who, at the time, was too ill to participate in such a long flight from Vancouver, BC.

I see that you have requested pictures of my Grandpa. For which association are you with? I'm sure our family would love to provide you with anything that we have.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Ian Dawson
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Old 14th Sep 2021, 20:52
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Hi Ian

I am a member of the Association of RAF Fighter Control Officers and we are producing a historical record of the role of Fighter Controllers during key moments in our nation's history such as the Battle of Britain, D-Day etc. Any information or photographs to add to the story would be very much appreciated.

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Old 17th Sep 2021, 00:23
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There is a YouTube video about this group's D-Day landing. Made by a known historian, Mark Felton, he published a video named "The Brits Who Stormed Omaha Beach, D-Day 1944". It mentions my Grandpa, F.M. Adair, and tell this incredible story in a quick 15 minutes. It is definitely worth the watch. Sorry for not sharing the direct link but I'm still not at 10 posts...

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Old 17th Sep 2021, 08:02
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There were a number of RAF units on Omaha Beach on D-Day, including elements of the RAF Servicing Commando, predecessors of the current Tactical Supply Wing.

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