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3rd Dec 2020, 17:44
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Thank you Andy - I can't find any mention of Sgt...

Thank you Andy - I can't find any mention of Sgt Brooker in Dad's records, sadly.
19th Jul 2020, 22:46
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Instead of leaving the U.S. for Britain after...

Instead of leaving the U.S. for Britain after gaining his Pilot's wings, Dad was selected to stay on in Georgia to train as a flying instructor and then to train new batches of RAF cadets in the...
19th Jul 2020, 21:54
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Here's a list of all those who graduated in class...

Here's a list of all those who graduated in class 42-A at Turner Field, including Reg Levy and my father, together with the programme. Reg and your uncle were probably together for primary training...
25th Jun 2020, 14:28
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Arnold Scheme - learning to fly in Albany, Georgia

Some photos from June 1941, Class 42-A of the Arnold Scheme. My father is in the cockpit of what I assume to be a Vultee at Darr Aero Tech. He has no parachute strapped on, so I imagine this is the...
19th Jun 2020, 16:14
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

RAF Flying Training Manual 1940 - insert

Found this in Dad's archive. Dad was RegLe contemporary, having trained with him under the Arnold Scheme in Class 42A. Tucked inside the manual is War Dept Circular Letter No. 36-10 dated 25 June...
17th Nov 2018, 19:54
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Amazing resources NutLoose - thanks so much for...

Amazing resources NutLoose - thanks so much for your help
15th Nov 2018, 08:51
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Thank you very much for your help Warmtoast. I...

Thank you very much for your help Warmtoast. I think a little tour of France may be in order for me some time soon.
11th Nov 2018, 09:41
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Thanks very much John - I'll order that through...

Thanks very much John - I'll order that through the Library. This thread is so interesting and helpful!
11th Nov 2018, 09:40
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

All beginning to make sense with your help - many...

All beginning to make sense with your help - many thanks
11th Nov 2018, 09:39
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Thank you very much - really appreciate your time...

Thank you very much - really appreciate your time in replying
9th Nov 2018, 13:53
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

15 Squadron RAF in World War One

Sorry if this is not strictly related to main discussion on this thread but I thought someone here may be able to help. As well as my father being a Lanc Pilot in WW2, my mother's father joined the...
5th Mar 2018, 17:41
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

My Dad also went straight from his training on...

My Dad also went straight from his training on 42A to become an instructor, along with his friend Paddy (George) Alderdice. He stayed as an instructor for around a year before coming back to the UK...
29th Oct 2016, 13:28
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Yes - we have log books and in a post in November...

Yes - we have log books and in a post in November 2015 I summarised Dad's service. Also have log books for his BOAC career and a host of memorabilia from the Arnold Scheme. He was in 42A (along...
28th Oct 2016, 22:43
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

You certainly would have done. His lifelong...

You certainly would have done. His lifelong passion was X boats and in particular X25 Morven, which he sailed competitively for the last time just after his 90th birthday in 2010. Many thanks for...
23rd Oct 2016, 10:07
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

I am sure you will be sad to hear that my father,...

I am sure you will be sad to hear that my father, Arthur 'Sandy' Sandison DFC (Lancaster Pilot and Squadron Leader) passed away on 19th October in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital aged 96. In his...
13th Dec 2015, 18:08
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Dad is sticking by his version of the chandelier...

Dad is sticking by his version of the chandelier story!

Reading accounts of waking up air crew on flights ... Dad's memory is more of having to wake up air traffic controllers at various African...
13th Dec 2015, 15:11
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Danny - some answers to your questions of 30th...

Danny - some answers to your questions of 30th November.

I asked Dad what he thought of Vultee Valiants - he said 'not a lot'! They 'needed very careful handling but were alright after enough...
13th Dec 2015, 14:15
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

My Dad is an ex BOAC 707 pilot who retired in...

My Dad is an ex BOAC 707 pilot who retired in 1973. He was a Lanc pilot with a DFC before being seconded by the RAF to BOAC at the end of the war initially flying from Hurn.

His favourite trips...
29th Nov 2015, 21:57
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

49 Squadron

Thanks Union Jack - yes I could update the list of OCs for 49 Squadron with Dad's details.

However, when I click on the 'contact me' link on the home page of the website it requires me to set up...
29th Nov 2015, 13:23
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Superstitions

Some other stories Dad has told me over the years. Some of his crew had little rituals and others, like Dad, were entirely lacking in superstitions. One of the crew wore the same shirt, without...
29th Nov 2015, 10:45
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Arnold Scheme

Dad did his primary training at Darr Aero Tech, Albany from June to August 1941 training on Stearmans. He was then posted to Air Corps Basic Flying School at Cochran Field, Macon, training on...
28th Nov 2015, 14:56
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Dad on Arnold scheme

In answer to Danny's question about hazing ... Dad was at Macon. They had an American senior class but had no problems with them as he says the yanks were afraid they would be beaten up by the Raf...
26th Nov 2015, 19:59
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

My Dad, now 95, ex-Lanc pilot, class 42A of...

My Dad, now 95, ex-Lanc pilot, class 42A of Arnold Scheme along with Reg Levy, and full tour of ops from Woodhall Spa with 619 Squadron... would also agree that he is 'nothing special'. When I first...
4th Aug 2010, 11:06
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Condolences from old Bomber Command friend

My father - Sandy Sandison - and family send deepest sympathy and best wishes to Reg's family. Dad was a fellow member of Class 42A of the Arnold Scheme and followed Reg's forum posts with great...
21st Nov 2009, 23:50
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Posted By Sandisondaughter

Indeed - it was one extra 'bod' in 10 of Dad's...

Indeed - it was one extra 'bod' in 10 of Dad's last 12 ops (so 10 people in total, one on each op). Sorry to have caused confusion! Dad's last op was to Stuttgart on 20 Feb 44 from Woodhall Spa...
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