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by jamesinnewcastle
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith
Replies: 10
Views: 4582

Re: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith

Hi Mike Freedom of Information request? That's interesting. I'm aware that some files are publically withheld, those such as the casualty ones where the details are supposedly protected for personal reasons of the people involved, but what other files can be requested under the FOI rules? If you hav...
by jamesinnewcastle
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith
Replies: 10
Views: 4582

Re: Halifax HR750, RAF Snaith

Hi Mike Sadly there are no particular repositries of information such as you seem to be looking for, you will have to spend a while digging and following blind alleys, perhaps finding the odd piece of good luck. You are only likely to find a picture of your man if someone took a pic and kept it - th...
by jamesinnewcastle
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Identities Sought
Replies: 3
Views: 4066

Re: Identities Sought

Hi Iain I can't help with any names but I would ask if you know that the National Archives have a Casualty Report for N6020? That is a little odd in that they are usually for crashes on home soil. Try this link and search for N6020. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16484 You will...
by jamesinnewcastle
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Short Stirling Aircraft Database
Topic: Stirling N6012 Caualty Report Available
Replies: 7
Views: 8007

Re: Stirling N6012 Caualty Report Available

Hi Ady

Is your email corrrect? I'm not able to send anything there!

Cheers
James
by jamesinnewcastle
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Short Stirling Aircraft Database
Topic: Stirling N6012 Caualty Report Available
Replies: 7
Views: 8007

Re: Stirling N6012 Caualty Report Available

Hi Ady Yes, Eric Barratt was one of the crew. I've never made much headway with any of the crew except the Pilot and to an extent the Engineer. Sadly it is hard to connect to relatives who can't remember the Uncle who never came back all that time ago and others don't want to be reminded. I did ask ...
by jamesinnewcastle
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Assistance please in researching
Replies: 6
Views: 3914

Re: Assistance please in researching

Hi Charles I didn't know that, I must buy a laptop! Would be better if they would load files onto your memory stick! What I find odd about the Kew set-up is that I have paid to have a document scanned but they haven't subsequently offered it for download on their site? Seems like a process doomed to...
by jamesinnewcastle
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Assistance please in researching
Replies: 6
Views: 3914

Re: Assistance please in researching

Hi Go to Kew just for the experience, but you can learn what sorties he took from the ORBs and in what aircraft. For my paticular crew of interest their arrival on base was noted in the ORB so you may get some chronological data too. The ORBs were not filled out in exactly the same way on each squad...
by jamesinnewcastle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Short Stirling Aircraft Database
Topic: Stirling N6012 Caualty Report Available
Replies: 7
Views: 8007

Stirling N6012 Caualty Report Available

Hi All

I now have the casualty report for Stirling N6012. As I am researching this aircraft I'd love to hear from any relatives or ground crew, etc who have any connection with the crew, aircraft or Oakington at the time.

Cheers
James
by jamesinnewcastle
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Short Stirling Aircraft Database
Topic: Stirling Bomber LK517 (LK 517)
Replies: 0
Views: 2844

Stirling Bomber LK517 (LK 517)

Hi All I now also have the crash report for LK517 which came down in Shildon in County Durham. If you would like a copy let me know - single page attched for info. The final resting place is now covered by a housing estate while most of the debris fell in what is still farmers fields. Bad news for a...
by jamesinnewcastle
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 6
Views: 3354

Re: Happy New Year!

Hi John

Welcome back - no longer missing in action!


Cheers
James