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by Bruno
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirling DJ977
Replies: 11
Views: 2673

Re: Stirling DJ977

Hello,

I've contacted Steve Smith, the 218 Squadron Historian. I wait for his answer so I'll tell you if he has more infos.
Regards.

Bruno
by Bruno
Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: John Griffiths - 196 Squadron - 31 August 1944
Replies: 11
Views: 4306

Re: John Griffiths - 196 Squadron - 31 August 1944

Night 31 August to 1 September 1943 Operation: Berlin Stirling III EH961 ZO-'D' of 196 Squadron Take off at 20h37 on 31 August 1943 from RAF Witchford. EH961 was shot down by a night-fighter (Hauptman August Geiger, III./NJG1) and crashed at 23h28 some 9 kilometers South of Enschede (Overijssel), Ho...
by Bruno
Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: John Griffiths - 196 Squadron - 31 August 1944
Replies: 11
Views: 4306

John Griffiths - 196 Squadron - 31 August 1944

Hello, Here is a request posted by Peter Jones in the Guest Book of the website: Hello I'm looking for information about my late uncle, John Griffiths, and his fellow airmen. I am told that he was a Wellington (12 missions) then Stirling (3 or 4 missions) pilot in 196 squadron. His plane was shot do...
by Bruno
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: 196 Squadron Website
Replies: 1
Views: 982

196 Squadron Website

Hello, I want to present you the wonderful new Website of Steve Holmes dedicated to his dad John Holmes (Flight Engineer in 196 Squadron) and his crew who all survived the crash of their Stirling during Operation Varsity on 24th March 1945. The link: http://flyingpigsteve.webs.com Best regards. Bruno
by Bruno
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirling Squadrons & Units
Replies: 0
Views: 1587

Stirling Squadrons & Units

Hello, Here are all the Squadrons and Units which used at least one Short Stirling Aircraft: Squadron: 7, XV, 46, 51, 75, 90, 138, 148, 149, 158, 161, 171, 190, 196, 199, 214, 218, 242, 295, 299, 513, 525, 570, 620, 622, 623 & 624 Squadrons. Conversion Flight (CFlt): 7, XV, 101, 115, 149, 214 & 218 ...
by Bruno
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 663

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2009

Hello, The AGM 2009 of the Stirling Aircraft Society will take place this year on Sunday 13th September 2009 at the Blunsdon House Hotel, Swindon, Wiltshire. The Committee Meeting in the morning will be followed by the AGM about 2 p.m. If you need more infos, feel free to contact one of us at this l...
by Bruno
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Films & Magazines
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Films & Magazines

Hi Dom, Very interesting! Even if the Stirling could easily tow the 'big' Hamilcar, only the 38 Group Halifaxes Squadrons (298 & 644 Squadrons) flew operational missions with Hamilcar gliders. I don't know why Halifaxes Squadrons were chosen and not Stirling Squadrons. It is also said that the corpu...
by Bruno
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 52
Views: 36261

Re: Welcome!

Hello,

The team is reunited!
John, Dom, Chris: I thank you again for all your help.
Best regards.

Bruno
by Bruno
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 52
Views: 36261

Re: Welcome!

Hi John,

Once again I thank you very much for your help.
;)

Bruno