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Wartime Memories & Stories

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Takaka airman in doomed fight with German U-Boat

'For Valour' a painting by English artist Charles Thomson depicting the 1943 Liberator bomber attack on a German submarine Exhibiting extreme bravery under fire is what our Victoria Cross war heroes are all about, invariably with eyewitness reports from…
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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…