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by PeteT
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: British Crews
Topic: Sgt. Sydney Thomas Woodbridge 83 Sqd. KIA 29 March 1942
Replies: 10
Views: 2087

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

An "Observer" was the fully trained (qualified) navigator and was therefore a key member of the aircrew team. The trade was renamed "Navigator" in 1942 when the composition of the heavy bomber crews was changed (as part of the evolution of the crew structure) His service record can be obtained via t...
by PeteT
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith

I will get in touch with my Dutch contact to see if he can offer any help / guidance; can you e-mail me (I think my contact details are in my profile) so that I have your contact details

Regards

Pete
by PeteT
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith

Mike There are a number of organisations documenting and researching losses in Holland at this moment in time. It may be worth contacting https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/zz.php to see if they can point you in the direction of someone researching your particular loss area. Regards P...
by PeteT
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: RAF PoW's - Repatriation
Replies: 7
Views: 2853

Re: RAF PoW's - Repatriation

Mike

Unfortunately I do not have details on timings, but I am guessing that (a) it would have varied (b) they would have been processed "with haste" due to the sheer volume and the fact that men, having returned to the UK, would not want to sit through a long drawn out bureaucratic process
by PeteT
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: RAF PoW's - Repatriation
Replies: 7
Views: 2853

Re: RAF PoW's - Repatriation

These are some notes I made regarding the procedure ________________________________________ POW Resettlement - Stage I ________________________________________ All RAF POW were met at the UK ports and airports where they were processed by embarkation officers who were responsible for their welfare ...
by PeteT
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: The sad demise of the forums
Replies: 6
Views: 3991

The sad demise of the forums

Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of the last post that was added to this thread. When I started my research about five years ago, the forums were an excellent way of learning about new subjects or for supplementing information gained about aircraft losses, crews or airmen. Information was group...
by PeteT
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Father
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: Father

Peter I would highly recommend that you apply for his service record, utilising the next of kin route so that you get maximum information https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records. This will provide you with information on all his postings, trade(s) and rank(s). Once you have this, you wi...
by PeteT
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Looking for information on Stirling Aircraft and Crews
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Looking for information on Stirling Aircraft and Crews

Susan The information I have suggests that your father was serving with No. 15 Squadron at the time of the loss. The Bomber Command Loss Card shows Stirling W7514 25th / 26th April 1942 [Rostock] The crew were: Conran, Bateman, East, Surridge, Lawson, Skinner, Stephen and Young (with Young shown as ...
by PeteT
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: An ordinary crew website
Replies: 9
Views: 3626

Re: An ordinary crew website

Max I am looking forward to seeing the revamped version. I have had to lock my No. 35 Squadron website due to suspicious activity by someone in the Far East so I too am taking the opportunity to update it, with the the aim of relaunching it in the next couple of months (time permitting) Regards Pete
by PeteT
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Early Flight Engineer Training
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Re: Early Flight Engineer Training

I am just re-visiting this subject and have done more research into the early training programme. However, I am still short of information on when Fitter (FE) were introduced into the Stirling crews. No 35 Squadron (Halifax) had them as early as 1941 and 1940 documents suggest that they were to be i...