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Five years of a Government Financed World Tour

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5 years 7 months ago #1309 by Gary
Gary created the topic: Five years of a Government Financed World Tour

I was 19 at the time, and volunteered for RAF Aircrew duties. This was March 1941, after various interviews I reported to Blackpool on Sept.3rd.1941,two years to the date of the declaration of World War 2. There I did my initial training of Morse code and square bashing, from there to Herefordshire for more Morse code, and then to Ringway(Manchester Airport now) flying as wireless operator in Whitley aircraft,dropping Paratroupers in training, over Tatton Park. In August 1942 I was posted back to Herefordshire to finish my wireless operators course , and then to Scotland for my gunnery course, then passing out as a wireless operator/air gunner in November 1942 (Sgt. Hill R.M.).

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