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9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #155 by TortyR
TortyR created the topic: 220 squadron Coastal Command
Hi to all.

I have been speaking to my uncle recently, and he came up with a list of names from his crew. He could also remember where they were originally from. So if anybody knows of anyone mentioned, then some info would be appreciated.

So here goes:-

1st Pilot F/L SHAAK from Canada.

2nd Pilot F/O DAVEISON (SPELLING MIGHT BE OUT), possibly from New Zealand.

FRONT GUNS Sgt MACMORHON from London.

REAR GUNS Sgt ROGERS from EAST LONDON, (my uncle).

W/OP F/Sgt BEASTON not sure of his home.

1st NAV F/L LANYARD from WOODFORD.

2nd NAV F/O THOMAS from WALES.

BOMB AIMEP W/O (can't remember name), from CANADA.

F/ENGINEER F/SGT KING from, as my uncle wrote, UP NORTH.

With apologies for spellings, and my uncle also remembered his base and the amount of flying hours he did.

Based at St EVAL, AZORES, GIBRALTAR.

220 Squadron, and he was there from December 1944, until April 1945.

Total "OPS" Flying time, 108 hrs 5 mins.
Total Non "OPS" Flying time,, 91 hrs 35 mins.

Total Flying time 199 hrs 40 mins.

He seems to remember the letters ZZ.

I hope this might be of help to someone, and that it could lead to helping me find out more info for my search.

Regards Andy.

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9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #907 by TortyR
TortyR replied the topic: 220 squadron Coastal Command
Hi to all.

I have been speaking to my uncle recently, and he came up with a list of names from his crew. He could also remember where they were originally from. So if anybody knows of anyone mentioned, then some info would be appreciated.

So here goes:-

1st Pilot F/L SHAAK from Canada.

2nd Pilot F/O DAVEISON (SPELLING MIGHT BE OUT), possibly from New Zealand.

FRONT GUNS Sgt MACMORHON from London.

REAR GUNS Sgt ROGERS from EAST LONDON, (my uncle).

W/OP F/Sgt BEASTON not sure of his home.

1st NAV F/L LANYARD from WOODFORD.

2nd NAV F/O THOMAS from WALES.

BOMB AIMEP W/O (can't remember name), from CANADA.

F/ENGINEER F/SGT KING from, as my uncle wrote, UP NORTH.

With apologies for spellings, and my uncle also remembered his base and the amount of flying hours he did.

Based at St EVAL, AZORES, GIBRALTAR.

220 Squadron, and he was there from December 1944, until April 1945.

Total "OPS" Flying time, 108 hrs 5 mins.
Total Non "OPS" Flying time,, 91 hrs 35 mins.

Total Flying time 199 hrs 40 mins.

He seems to remember the letters ZZ.

I hope this might be of help to someone, and that it could lead to helping me find out more info for my search.

Regards Andy.

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9 years 3 months ago #908 by brianj
brianj replied the topic: 220 squadron Coastal Command
Hi Andy,
I dont have anymore information but it is a good idea to keep talking to your uncle, I have found talking to my mother about the war how many little snippits of information keep coming out.
Good luck in your search
Brian

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7 years 2 months ago #1275 by Tremic
Tremic replied the topic: Re: 220 squadron Coastal Command
Hi Andy

Could the F/Engineer F/Sgt King from up North be F/Engineer F/Sgt Edward Kent from the North East of England? My father-in-law has been telling us about his days in the RAF during the war in Coastal Command in 220 Squadron based in the Azores - which led me to this site.
Let me know and I can send you a pic - who knows our uncle may be on it.

Tremic

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3 years 2 weeks ago #4891 by TortyR
TortyR replied the topic: Re: 220 squadron Coastal Command
have spoken to my uncle and he seems to feel that who he said was king could well be your father-in-law Edward kent. if you do have some group pictures of all the flight crew, it would be great to see if my uncle frank is in them.

regards Andy.

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3 years 2 weeks ago #4892 by Tremic
Tremic replied the topic: Re: 220 squadron Coastal Command
Hi,
Here is one of the pics - they appear to be too big to post together so it will have to one by one.

Cynthia
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