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1942 Briefly

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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 instrument training. I passed out A/C 1, Trade group 1, and was posted to my first operational unit No.22 Squadron, at RAF station Thorney Island, Coastal Command, near Portsmouth. By January 1942 the squadron,…

1942 Briefly

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