F/O J C Thompson, Bomber Aimer, Logbook - 630 Sqn

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F/O J C Thompson, Bomber Aimer, Logbook - 630 Sqn

Post by K4KittyCrew » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:29 pm

Hi Folks,

Ross Thompson, son of F/O J. C. Thompson, Bomb Aimer with 630 Squadron, ( my fathers' squadron ) has passed his fathers' logbook onto me. I've converted the files over to 'photobucket' and I'm very pleased to be able to post them here.
John

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Re: F/O J C Thompson, Bomber Aimer, Logbook - 630 Sqn

Post by Bruno » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:32 pm

Hi John,

I thank very much for the copy of this so precious document that I transfer this post to the Books Section. ;)
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Re: F/O J C Thompson, Bomber Aimer, Logbook - 630 Sqn

Post by Merlin » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:33 pm

Hi John

a very interesting logbook. Is W/C Grindon the C.O. who became the C.O. of 617 after Johnny Fauquier ?

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Re: F/O J C Thompson, Bomber Aimer, Logbook - 630 Sqn

Post by K4KittyCrew » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:41 pm

Hello Merlin,

To be completely honest, I have no idea at this point of time. I think I will have to pass the baton on this one and hope that one of our more knowledgeable members will come through.
I do have the book ..........'Bomber Squadrons at War' by Geoff D. Copeman. A timeline look at 57 & 630 sqn during ww2. Numerous photos and full of details, SO, I will have a look.

John
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Re: F/O J C Thompson, Bomber Aimer, Logbook - 630 Sqn

Post by Bruno » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:19 pm

Merlin wrote:Hi John

a very interesting logbook. Is W/C Grindon the C.O. who became the C.O. of 617 after Johnny Fauquier ?

Merlin
Hello,

Yes, he is the same man.
Follow this link:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... indon.html

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Re: F/O J C Thompson, Bomber Aimer, Logbook - 630 Sqn

Post by Merlin » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:13 pm

Hi John

Bruno has very kindly confirmed that W/Cdr J Grindon did take over 617 Sqn following Johnny Fauquier. His Obituary in the Telegraph is very interesting and I thank you for that.

With Kind Regards

Merlin

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