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11 years 5 days ago #97 by Turner
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Afternoon all

A brief hello! Hoping members of this board can help provide additional info on some research I am doing into the service of a friend's grandfather.

I have a general interest in military matters and WW2 specifically. As part of this I am starting to interview war veterans and collect their stories.

I'll now try and find the appropriate messageboard!

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11 years 5 days ago #712 by Turner
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Afternoon all

A brief hello! Hoping members of this board can help provide additional info on some research I am doing into the service of a friend's grandfather.

I have a general interest in military matters and WW2 specifically. As part of this I am starting to interview war veterans and collect their stories.

I'll now try and find the appropriate messageboard!

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11 years 5 days ago #715 by Gary
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Hi Turner welcome to the site.
I hope you find what you are looking for here, if there is anything specific you need help with just shout and we'll do what we can to help. We're always on the lookout for new material to add to the site or just to add to our knowledge base so to speak. If you have anything that you would like to share we'd love to see it.
Cheers
Gary

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9 years 5 months ago #1080 by Cath1981
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Hi there,

I see from your description that you are researching 224 squadron? My late grandfather, Sgt Jack Sidebotham, served in 224 from 1940 until the end of the second world war. He was mentioned in dispatches in 1944, although I never did find out what he did for that. He was a navigator on B-24's, and then possibly on Lancaster's, although I can't find anything to back this up. I have a lot of his RAF things, such as a squad photo from 1945 in front of a Liberator, his medals, and original propaganda leaflets that he dropped into France. It would be lovely to find out a bit more about the people he was with. It's not an easy task for me as not everyone is mentioned! However, I do have a training programme for the date 17th May 1943 which mentions a few names. This was when the squadron where at St Eval. If you would like to know more then please do get in touch with me. Many thanks and best wishes.

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9 years 5 months ago #1082 by Gary
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Hi Cath and welcome to the site.
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