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by Charles
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Assistance please in researching
Replies: 6
Views: 2140

Re: Assistance please in researching

Hi Richard Sorry not to have replied before now. I went away on holiday for a few days and have only just got around to checking this forum. You might be lucky with 1665 CU. I found quite good records on 1660 Conversion Unit, and if I recall correctly it seemed as though there were good records on o...
by Charles
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Assistance please in researching
Replies: 6
Views: 2140

Re: Assistance please in researching

Hi James I think I'm right in saying that if you take your own laptop to Kew and then log in to the system while there, you can download any info which is available digitally for free. This would apply to all the squadron ORBs, but not the conversion and other training unit ORBs which are only avail...
by Charles
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 'Declan Smith' - beware
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: 'Declan Smith' - beware

Well, in the light of recent developments (see my blog https://dambustersblog.com/2017/02/10/alex-bateman-jailed-for-two-years-full-report/ ) Alex had a bit of a nerve putting up this post. Declan Smith would seem to be a bona fide professional film researcher. Alex, on the other hand, has been foun...
by Charles
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: In Memoriam
Topic: Dennis Over
Replies: 28
Views: 10364

Re: Dennis Over

Thanks for the updates re LAF, chaps. If Bruno can find a way of downloading the posts, I'm sure there must be techies around who could sort out the different posts, Thwre was a lot of good material there, including Dennis's posts of course. I remember being quite chuffed that I had just reached a n...
by Charles
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: In Memoriam
Topic: Dennis Over
Replies: 28
Views: 10364

Re: Dennis Over

Have only just seen this. Very sad to hear the news about Dennis. I remember his posts on the LAF with great affection. There was so much detail, I always thought that they should be edited together into a book. I don't suppose there is any way of getting hold of what must be a vast archive of infor...
by Charles
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Kassel
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Kassel

Herr Oliver Kohler who runs the Edersee Museum lives in Kassel. He might know some local people.

Sperrmauer Museum
Oliver Köhler
Korbacher Str 68
34134 Kassel - Germany

info AT dambusters.de

I will send you by email a flyer he sent me a few months ago about the war in Kassel.

best wishes

Charles
by Charles
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: 'Declan Smith' - beware
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: 'Declan Smith' - beware

Alex -- You've also posted something similar on the RAF Commands site. It was me that put Declan Smith in contact with you. He said that he was working for TVT, the production company making the John Nichol documentary. His email signature gave TVT's website and his own membership of an organisation...
by Charles
Sun May 26, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Web Site
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Re: Web Site

Hi Steve Wordpress.com is definitely the way to go. It won't cost you anything at all. There are loads of themes (design frameworks) and adding text and pictures is very easy. You can also track the number of visitors, where they came from and what they look at on site I run my blog on it. I have ov...
by Charles
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Gibson and crew photo.........
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: Gibson and crew photo.........

Sorry to contradict you, but the two colour pictures were taken in July 1943, not during the royal visit on 27 May 1943. There is another one from the same sequence showing Gibson with my uncle, David Maltby, in the CO's office. Gibson is wearing a battledress uniform top in all these pictures. In t...
by Charles
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: IWM Photo Collection
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: IWM Photo Collection

Steve I too was at the IWM photo library a couple of years ago, and there was a lot of uncatalogued stuff. Did you go into the back room? (you have to be taken by a member of staff). There are also some documents relating to the photographs -- I found the original material relating to the King's vis...