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by Mary
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Operation Varsity 8th Battn Parachute Regt
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Operation Varsity 8th Battn Parachute Regt

Searching for Chipping Ongar and Operation Varsity suggests the American 61st Troop Carrier group and C-47s
by Mary
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Operation Varsity 8th Battn Parachute Regt
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Operation Varsity 8th Battn Parachute Regt

Thanks for the suggestions.
I hoped to postpone a visit to archives!

Operation Varsity or Rhine Crossing was on 24th March 1945.
by Mary
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Operation Varsity 8th Battn Parachute Regt
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Operation Varsity 8th Battn Parachute Regt

Do you know which squadron dropped the 8th battn Parachute regt please?
Also from where did they take off? which aircraft?

Otherwise where do I look in the archives please?
by Mary
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Naujac-sur-Mer 12th March 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Naujac-sur-Mer 12th March 2011

All interested are invited by the Maire de Naujac-sur-Me to attend the commemoration of the 67th anniversary of the Stirling crash on 12th March 1944 and deaths of:- Keith Fowler ALLEN RAAF Reginald Horace CANTWELL RAF James CLARK RAF William Howell EBSWORTH RAF Thomas George David MILLS RAAF Alan T...
by Mary
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: ABCT Memorial unveilings
Replies: 2
Views: 48371

ABCT Memorial unveilings

Message from ABCT "ABCT is delighted to announce a special weekend commemorating Norfolk's former airfields - we would be delighted if you could join us for the following memorial unveilings: Saturday 26th February 2011 1. North Creake Airfield, 10am, southern end of North Creake Airfield Business P...
by Mary
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: 7 Squadron Jan - June 1942
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: 7 Squadron Jan - June 1942

Thanks for the offers of help.
Mr Cooper has a researcher look up the ORB for those dates but may be glad of further assistance.
He'll apply for his MOD service record but assumes his log book has not been kept.
I'll investiagte 7 Squadron association.
by Mary
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 7 Squadron Jan - June 1942
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: 7 Squadron Jan - June 1942

Thanks - he will be pleased as he didn't collect his log book at the end of the war! Kempton Richard Cooper was likely a navigator by then. He mentions an accident on 17 Jan 1942 when his friend Pat Duke was killed as they overshot, hit a tree, crashed and caught fire killing all on board (the Welli...
by Mary
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 7 Squadron Jan - June 1942
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

7 Squadron Jan - June 1942

Veteran Kempton Cooper seeks info about his missions between Jan & June 1942 in 7 Squadron.
He does not yet have his MOD record and does not have his log book.
Can anyone help with info about his missions and crews please?
by Mary
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Lost Gunner
Replies: 7
Views: 2360

Re: Lost Gunner

Do you have any idea where the crew was formed? - perhaps CU?
Do you think Reeves was English?Welsh ? If so, I'll try tracking him post-war.
by Mary
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirling bomb door change
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Stirling bomb door change

Any ideas when and why the bomb doors were changed please?
possibly on Mark I the doors were lowered.