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by Denonline
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: 106 lancasters
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: 106 lancasters

Ian, I joined the squadron in Oct. 44 for a short period coming to an abrupt end when our pilot F/lt Jack Barlow RAAF was KIA over Bremen whilst on a trip with another crew.

I would much a copy of the photo.

Dennis
by Denonline
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Bomber Command Clasp
Replies: 16
Views: 5745

Re: Bomber Command Clasp

I applied for my clasp about one year ago and received it last week. Some of my friends received theirs within a couple of months.

Dennis
by Denonline
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 11
Views: 2411

Re: End of an era

Commander in Chief, Sir grovel grovel, I have just received a kick where it hurts from Max ;) ;) I have been on extended leave but forget to submit my leave request.Believe that and you will believe anything :) On the guestion of retirement, I took mine in 1980 and still wonder as to how I managed m...
by Denonline
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Second Dickie flights
Replies: 17
Views: 3157

Re: Second Dickie flights

Max, Further to my previous mesage, Johnny's log book reflects him as second pilot as opposed to second dickie, the former being a duty trip, the latter being familiarisation, As he recalls it, there was a shortage of the initial intakes of F/engs to enable the new crew complement of one pilot ops, ...
by Denonline
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Second Dickie flights
Replies: 17
Views: 3157

Re: Second Dickie flights

Max, I have just spoken to Johnny re- the number of second dickies uindertaken by some pilots. He experienced the same when he started his first tour with 61 squadron in 1942,In fact they were not second dickies, they were second pilots undertaking duties later undertaken by F/engs. As the F/engs. g...
by Denonline
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Official squadron, course & crew photographs.
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: Official squadron, course & crew photographs.

Hello Guy,
We did not have a course photo taken at ITW Bridgnorth. We were however each given a course photo at No. 11 AGS, No. 14 OTU, and one crew photo with 227 squadron.

Dennis
by Denonline
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Searchlights & Flak Images
Replies: 7
Views: 2544

Re: Searchlights & Flak Images

The second photo is more realistic with just a flash leaving a pall of smoke which in daylight seemed more like a wall of flak due to the time taken for the smoke to disperse. I can only asume that the flak left the same trail as noticeable with car headlights on certain occasions. It was very disqu...
by Denonline
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Searchlights & Flak Images
Replies: 7
Views: 2544

Re: Searchlights & Flak Images

Hi John, gives one that sinking feeling :) :)

Dennis
by Denonline
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Sad But True ...........
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Re: Sad But True ...........

Do any other Vets share my opinion, it being that the nearest the Lanc. came being the mid upper stuck on top, I felt more protected in the rear turret with the a/c. protecting my back & the make believe that the fins gave added protection, on the downside the rear turret was miore noisy & smelly du...
by Denonline
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: An unidentified conflagration!
Replies: 21
Views: 3924

Re: An unidentified conflagration!

Good to see you both back on form ;) ;) I note that the tail wheel appears to have broken away, finishing up alongside the stbd fin. This suggests that the a/c could have slewed violently to stbd, the missing wing parts being anywhere towards the nose. If the object above the wing was a tail fin, it...