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by Riskey
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Best Wishes for 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: Best Wishes for 2013

I would just like to wish every one a Happy new year .
by Riskey
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Books and DVD's Section
Topic: Another Dam Book !!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5691

Re: Another Dam Book !!!!

I will say after my visit to the Great Dams two years ago it does mean more when you read the books . But I do agree whilst 617 SQN might have been the "Experts " in the dropping of the mines & tallboys Ect ,They are No different to any other bomber force which toke part in the air offensive . My co...
by Riskey
Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Bomber Command Memorial
Replies: 21
Views: 5707

Re: Bomber Command Memorial

I sadly never got to see any of it except write-ups ,but was the RAF March played ? That always brings a tear to my eye when played at Memorials . I used to tell the wife I had itchy eyes when played .She wont believe me anymore .
by Riskey
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Books and DVD's Section
Topic: Tail End Charlie by Tony Rennell .
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: Tail End Charlie by Tony Rennell .

HI John,Thank-you for the link . I see that the BBC are trying to snubb the Bomber command memorial . The whole world appears to be interested in the memorial ,and yet the BBC are not interested .
by Riskey
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Books and DVD's Section
Topic: Tail End Charlie by Tony Rennell .
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Tail End Charlie by Tony Rennell .

Daily Mail -16/06/12 ran a story about a new book coming out about Bomber command . It mentions a Rear Gunner Bob Pierson who sadly died a few years back , I take it Bob was interviewed and his story was told in this book . Those of you who saw the out-standing Documentary "the Lancaster Story " by ...
by Riskey
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Ghost hunt at RAF Scampton
Replies: 13
Views: 3506

Re: Ghost hunt at RAF Scampton

The strangest story of a Ghost is that of the time when the Memorial to 617 SQN was built and the choir were due to have their photo taken ,but due to the bad weather they couldnt . Then a warm day came and a black Labrador appeared out of no-where ,and it would budge from the Group photo ,photo tak...
by Riskey
Wed May 02, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: The Great Relative Search: Result!
Replies: 20
Views: 3832

Re: The Great Relative Search: Result!

Well after many days /months /years /centurys -well almost ! :D Ive found P/O Robert Ridleys Family RCAF . :D :D . It was after I contacted the Local newspaper for the area of Mississauga -Canada , They sent me a photo of Robert Ridley that was found in the Local "Toronto news " for May 44 detailing...
by Riskey
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Operation Manna -Holland 29th April 45
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: Operation Manna -Holland 29th April 45

Thanks ever so much wayne !! . One comical story -well sort of ? The pathfinder SQNs were tasked to Light the way ,trouble was they dropped a flare it went into a farm ,and burnt the place down :oops:
by Riskey
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Operation Manna -Holland 29th April 45
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: Operation Manna -Holland 29th April 45

Hi Wayne , I read one story in this book about how Lancasters were flying around Windmills That Low that the Dutch were looking "Down " at the crew . That is Very Low height . 166 SQN toke part in 35 operations flying in supplies to Rotterdam . I wish some-one could make a TV programme about this Op...
by Riskey
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Operation Manna -Holland 29th April 45
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: Operation Manna -Holland 29th April 45

Hi John , A very Big Thank-you for the photos of Operation Manna . Its photos that fill me with much pride , whilst Ross Clark ,and the crew were lost a year to the day of this Operation . Its an Operation their SQN 166 that toke part . Many kind Thanks !! Riskey