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RAF Andreas

   Andreas Airfield was opened on the 1st of September 1941, and was home to mainly Spitfire Squadrons, who arrived on the Isle of Man to take their turn as convoy patrols, during World War Two. From September 1942 until the spring of 1944, Andreas Airfield was used by 275 Squadron, an air, sea rescue detachment. The airfield was home to Avro Anson and Miles Martinet trainers, as well as various other aircraft, in the Air Gunnery School, and flew out on missions from the airfield, from May 1943 till the end of the war. The A.G.S. moved to nearby Jurby airfield in September 1946 and by January 1947, all RAF staff had left Andreas.
Squadrons stationed here during the Second World War.
  • Air Gunnery School
  • 275 Squadron


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RAF Andreas

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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I am looking for information on the Eagle Squadron, as three American personnel died when they got lost on the way to refuel at RAF Andreas, crashing into the surrounding hills in poor visibility. I am trying to find out more about the members of Eagle Squadron as one of them lodged with my Mother whilst convalescing.

james mcdonald

William McLatchie

Unfortunatly I can't give any information or stories about my father William McLatchie in the RAF. I can only to advise that it is stamped in my father's discharge book, RAF Andreas, when I looked this up and said it was in Isle of Man I knew this was correct, as I have heard it previously spoken about him being there. I know only he was an instrument engineer. I think he was maybe a bit of a lad, as I heard there was a possible offspring left behind on the Isle of Man, but this is only something I overheard. I know he was contacted by someone who served with him named Jimmy Serille as he looked him up and visited him many years ago.

I would dearly love it if there are any stories connected to him anyone could tell me and I would like to know what squadron he was with.

Vicki Rowstron

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