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- Harries Ken William Owen Wyndham. Mechanic
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Mechanic Ken William Owen Wyndham Harries 578 SquadronMy father Ken Harries, was trained with the 31 S.F.T.S. in Collins Bay, Ontario, near Kingston during the war until 1944 when he returned to the UK. I have some photos of him with his group at Burn Aerodrome and wouldn't mind sharing them. I know very little about him during this time since I was a baby. He met my mother (a Canadian)in Kingston, Ontario. They married in 1942 and I was born in April 1944.
He went ahead with his group to the UK and my mother and I followed on a cargo ship in October 1944. While in the English Channel, a German U Boat was below us and the Capt. told my mother to keep her baby quiet. We lived in Selby and were there during the flood in 1947. It kept us on the 2nd floor for 2 weeks.
Unfortunately, my mother was homesick and we returned on the Aquitania in 1947 to Canada. My father never followed. He remarried later and worked at Gatwick Airport until he retired. He died 29th October 2002 at 83 yrs. of age.
I am coming to visit my step-mother next year, and I wondered if anyone remembers my father. I would love to meet you. He used to draw pencil sketches on the back on old papers and he was apparently a lot of fun. He was a handsome man with brown hair and was 6 feet tall. He had a friend named "Taffy" and they often visited a couple named the Pollards in Kingston (I think) They even called her "Mom".Sandra Harries Purkis
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