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26th Feb 2013, 07:54
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Posted By pbeach

A little late for many...

250,000 veterans of Arctic convoys and Bomber Command to be honoured - Telegraph...
29th Jan 2013, 13:38
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Posted By pbeach

Fred Heathfield

I don't know if the news has been posted on here yet, but please raise a glass in memory of fredjhh who took part in this thread. A pilot who served with 51 Sqdn, crashed in Belgium in June 1943 and...
27th Sep 2012, 14:55
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Posted By pbeach

51 Squadron December 1949

I know this is a little off topic, but I have been continuing the research on my Grandfather's RAF career post WWII, and I came across this quote by Keith S. Ford in his book "Swift and Sure".
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18th Jul 2012, 08:30
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Posted By pbeach

158 Squadron

LowNSlow,
Have PM'd you via your PPRuNe account.
Regards
Paul
16th Jul 2012, 15:02
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Posted By pbeach

158 Squadron - LowNSlow

LowNSlow,

Thanks for the memory of your father, My grandfather was posted to 158 Squadron also as a F/O just as the war ended after doing a tour as a F/E with 51 Squadron and then spending 12...
10th Apr 2012, 14:43
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Posted By pbeach

Cliff

RIP Cliff, it was a pleasure knowing you.
3rd Mar 2011, 13:28
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Posted By pbeach

Kings Flight - RAF

Within my Grandfathers record with the RAF, I have as one of his "movements"
a posting to HM The Kings Flight in 1948. I know what the Kings Flight is, but
can anyone explain to me how such a...
8th Dec 2010, 14:52
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Posted By pbeach

Photo Part B

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m610/pabeach/B.jpg
8th Dec 2010, 14:50
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Posted By pbeach

Photo Part A

Boggie sent me the following photo (split into two parts by his scanner) which was with Stan Gibbon's stuff. We assume it meant something to him, and is probably related to before he joined 51...
24th Nov 2010, 09:21
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Posted By pbeach

Milan Op. 12th August 1943

In reply to my question re. the Milan Op. 12th August 1943, Boggie found a reference to a Gorge Dove a mid-upper gunner who was with 101 Sqdn. flying Lancasters also on a raid to Milan. His plane was...
18th Nov 2010, 15:17
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Posted By pbeach

Milan Op. 12th August 1943

Boggie has sent me some notes (not worth publishing here I am afraid) that Ernie Herrald made re. his training and Operational Tour. I have had a read through and one particular comment struck me as...
14th Nov 2010, 10:57
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Posted By pbeach

Boggie

rmventuri,

<<Not sure why Jack would have stayed with 51 squadron when flight group 'C' moved on to form 578?>>

I have requested his records - so hopefully that will cast some light on the...
9th Nov 2010, 15:24
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Posted By pbeach

To Boggie

Boggie,

Its nice to see your post, I have replied to you privately, so please contact me.
As you may have read, my Grandfather was part of this crew, so I was able to give rmventuri the relevant...
22nd Sep 2010, 16:10
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Posted By pbeach

Bomber Stream

I am no expert - still researching - but based on reading, a bomber stream formed because a, they all had the same flight plans, landfall etc, and b, they all took off at an appropriate time. In...
6th Aug 2010, 13:39
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Posted By pbeach

Regle

I can only echo rmventuri's comments, although in my case I was researching my Grandfather also 51 Squadron, C Flight. I can only thank him for enlightening and entertaining with all the memories and...
30th Jul 2010, 13:50
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Posted By pbeach

Reg

I too would like to send my regards to Reg and hope he is OK. As Reg was someone who was in C Flight 51 Squadron, his memories have been invaluable to me in my research.
I have been in touch with...
8th Jul 2010, 10:28
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Posted By pbeach

Snaith Crew Photo

6 of the crew all received DFC's
From the London Gazzette:
14th March 1944 (p. 1225 of Iss. 35592) Acting Flight Lieutenant Ernest Robert HERRALD
(122125), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No....
6th Jul 2010, 06:26
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Posted By pbeach

Snaith Crew Photo

rmventuri,
Look forward to making contact. With some assistance from regle, we can put some names to faces. Doug as you say is 1st on the left, 2nd on the left is "Ernie" Herrald (Pilot), 3rd from...
4th Jul 2010, 15:06
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Posted By pbeach

Snaith Squadron 51 Crew Photo

Apologies for the late reply to this, but this is the first time I have seen it, and I am new to these forums. Regle is correct the pilot is indeed

Flt Lt E (Ernest) .R (Robert) Herrald.
The...
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