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by jamesinnewcastle
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: The Stirling Aircraft Project
Topic: technical data
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: technical data

Hi

The official documentation states 1,322 sq ft for both the MkI and the MKIII main planes, it would have been a massive undertaking to have changed it given the war footing. You must choose who is likely to be correct.

James
by jamesinnewcastle
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: The Stirling Aircraft Project
Topic: technical data
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: technical data

Hi

Here is some data -what do you want exactly?

James
by jamesinnewcastle
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: British Crews
Topic: Sgt. Sydney Thomas Woodbridge 83 Sqd. KIA 29 March 1942
Replies: 10
Views: 4777

Re: Sgt. Sydney Thomas Woodbridge 83 Sqd. KIA 29 March 1942

Hi Steve 'Gardening' was the code given to the task of mining enemy waters (at night). To garden you 'planted' (dropped) mines which were the 'veg(tables)'. I vaugely remember that different mines had different vegtable names (I could be wrong there!). This sounds easy but the crews had to fly very ...
by jamesinnewcastle
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: British Crews
Topic: Sgt. Sydney Thomas Woodbridge 83 Sqd. KIA 29 March 1942
Replies: 10
Views: 4777

Re: Sgt. Sydney Thomas Woodbridge 83 Sqd. KIA 29 March 1942

Hi You could download the Operational Record Books for his missions. Go to the national archives web site and search for ORB and the squadrons of interest. I believe that they have digitised most of them. Cost a few pounds for each download. You still see his name on the records. If you are lucky he...
by jamesinnewcastle
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: British Crews
Topic: Sgt. Sydney Thomas Woodbridge 83 Sqd. KIA 29 March 1942
Replies: 10
Views: 4777

Re: Sgt. Sydney Thomas Woodbridge 83 Sqd. KIA 29 March 1942

Hi Pete Without an Observer/Navigator you don't get to the target or get home, at least with any certainty. The Pilot I read was often considered to be just the driver. Some people consider the Navigator to be the key crew member. I'm not an expert but weren't all RAF personnel voulenteers? Someone ...
by jamesinnewcastle
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith

Hi Mike Freedom of Information request? That's interesting. I'm aware that some files are publically withheld, those such as the casualty ones where the details are supposedly protected for personal reasons of the people involved, but what other files can be requested under the FOI rules? If you hav...
by jamesinnewcastle
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith

Hi Mike Sadly there are no particular repositries of information such as you seem to be looking for, you will have to spend a while digging and following blind alleys, perhaps finding the odd piece of good luck. You are only likely to find a picture of your man if someone took a pic and kept it - th...
by jamesinnewcastle
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Identities Sought
Replies: 3
Views: 2780

Re: Identities Sought

Hi Iain I can't help with any names but I would ask if you know that the National Archives have a Casualty Report for N6020? That is a little odd in that they are usually for crashes on home soil. Try this link and search for N6020. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16484 You will...
by jamesinnewcastle
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Short Stirling Aircraft Database
Topic: Stirling N6012 Caualty Report Available
Replies: 7
Views: 5036

Re: Stirling N6012 Caualty Report Available

Hi Ady

Is your email corrrect? I'm not able to send anything there!

Cheers
James
by jamesinnewcastle
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Short Stirling Aircraft Database
Topic: Stirling N6012 Caualty Report Available
Replies: 7
Views: 5036

Re: Stirling N6012 Caualty Report Available

Hi Ady Yes, Eric Barratt was one of the crew. I've never made much headway with any of the crew except the Pilot and to an extent the Engineer. Sadly it is hard to connect to relatives who can't remember the Uncle who never came back all that time ago and others don't want to be reminded. I did ask ...