Default Image

One of Thousands

Hits: 661
One of Thousands- by Mark Smith (Nephew) Sgt. Arthur David Harding (1357558) 215 Squadron South East Asia Command 8th November 1920 to 1st January 1945 Early Life Arthur was born to Walter and Daisy Harding on 8th November 1920 in Silvertown, the heart of the East End Docks. He was the third son and youngest of five children; Ivy, Les, Cyril and…

1942 Briefly

I had joined the RAF in Jan. 1941, did square bashing at Blackpool then seven months at No 12 S of T.T. Melksham Wiltshire, aircraft…

Christmas 1944. RAF Bengal India

I had been working hard the preceding three months leading up to Xmas ’44.Apart from my normal duties as Corporal i/c Instrument Repairers…

A Summer Evening in Italy

It had been a hot windless day in 1944 in southern Italy and RAF Pathfinder Halifax's were flying overhead on their night journey eastwards…