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by GuyMassey
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirling Artifact Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 4281

Re: Stirling Artifact Identification

These next pictures are of the possible engine part. It appears to be a union for a pipe where it was bolted to the engine?
by GuyMassey
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirling Artifact Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 4281

Re: Stirling Artifact Identification

Part 3
by GuyMassey
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirling Artifact Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 4281

Re: Stirling Artifact Identification

Part 2
by GuyMassey
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirling Artifact Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 4281

Stirling Artifact Identification

I had a fantastic day yesterday at Wings and Wheels seeing the two Lancasters the Vulcan and Canberra fly, as well as other fantastic displays by classic aircraft. Whilst there I picked up two artifacts from 218 Sdn Stirling HA-Q R9313 which was brought down NE of Lurgashall by "friendly" aircraft (...
by GuyMassey
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Two Lancs
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: Two Lancs

Just for those that have not caught up with it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HgQpdk ... Vh&index=1
by GuyMassey
Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: British Crews
Topic: A mystery in father's letter home.
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: A mystery in father's letter home.

Hi John, that same thought had occurred to me too, but I had always thought that "Cooks Tours" were wholly airborne! Furthermore it seems too soon for a tour, Canne had only been liberated about four days before his arrival if he had been there for a week! I will say I was a bit shocked by the "spit...
by GuyMassey
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: British Crews
Topic: A mystery in father's letter home.
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

A mystery in father's letter home.

My Father Flt Barry Massey was posted to RAF Keevil on 27th July with 299 Squadron, the same day he was admitted to hospital at RAF Hospital Melksham with Tonsillitis and then was re-admitted on 05 Aug with Acute Adenitis returning to his squadron on the 7th of September 1944 after a period of sick ...
by GuyMassey
Wed May 07, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Operation Identification Challenge 110
Replies: 9
Views: 2424

Re: Operation Identification Challenge 110

I would say 30th/31st May 1942 Target Cologne. The first 1,000 bomber raid!
by GuyMassey
Wed May 07, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Air Gunnery Schools in the North East?
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Re: Air Gunnery Schools in the North East?

My father did his gunnery leaders course at Central Gunnery School at RAF Catfoss (Yorkshire).
http://www.forgottenairfields.com/unite ... s1016.html
by GuyMassey
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: All info very much greatfully receved
Replies: 26
Views: 7904

Re: All info very much greatfully receved

John, this is probably true for those servicemen who claimed their medals shortly after the war. However like so many my father didn't bother until he had grown children in the 60's. The medals that he received from the MOD were NOT engraved.