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Wartime Memories & Stories

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An Instrument Basher with 178 Squadron

Here are a few words about my time in Foggia as an Instrument Basher with 178 Squadron. Before I could settle in I with other ground crew flew to Malta where one of our Libs had to false land, we flew back next day having sorted the problem out, on the way…
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Sgt A. E. Jones - 621297

Tony Jones (Sgt A. E. Jones (621297) later F/Lt RAF) From Tony: ‘At the start of the summer holidays 1938 I left school and applied for the post of draughtsman with the GPO. With the war imminent there were no vacancies. I applied to join the RAF after…

Albert Cranthorne 178 Squadron RAF
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These pictures were drawn shortly after Albert arrived at 178 Squadron. They were drawn on wartime notepaper and are now badly faded. Albert has been able to restore them on the computer and they appear almost as good as new. They still capture the atmosphere of the time!
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