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17th Apr 1940 107 Squadron Blenheim lost
19th Apr 1940 107 Squadron Blenheim lost
20th April 1940 Move
24th Apr 1940 107 Squadron Blenheim lost
25th Apr 1940 110 Squadron Blenheim lost
24th June 1940 Move
24th June 1940 Move
29th Oct 1940 Patrols
20th Nov 1940 Conversion
31st Jan 1942 First Attack on the Tirpitz
31st March 1942 Second Attack on the Tirpitz
27th April 1942 Third Attack on the Tirpitz
28th April 1942 Fourth Attack on the Tirpitz
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during the Second World War 1939-1945.
- Darribehaude Christian Bernard. Sergent-Chef.
- Eardley George. LAC.
- Edwards DFC.. William Henry. Flying Officer
- McIver Frederick Charles. LAC. (d.18th June 1944)
- Mitchell George. F/Lt.
- Smith William Everard. Sgt. Pilot (d.6th Feb 1942)
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Flying Officer William Henry Edwards DFC. 107 SquadronMy Grandfather, William Henry Edwards DFC, was posted to 107 Squadron, after war was declared, when on a Bristol Blenheim Ferry flight from Palestine to England. After numerous missions flying from RAF Wattisham and RAF Lossiemouth, he was awarded the DFC for gallantry displayed during a bombing mission over Stavanger in Norway. He was awarded this at an Investiture at Buckingham Palace in April 1940 by the King, along-side his C.O Wing Commander Basil Embry DFC and another pilot Peter Townsend. 8 Days later he was shot down bombing the Maastricht bridges over Belgium, and spent the rest of the war in German Prison camps including Camp 357. His Navigator, Sgt V G L Luter, also was captured, and spent time at camp 357. Their story can be found on the 211 Squadron website. I would sincerely love to hear any stories that may exist about my Grandfather`s time in the camps.Ross Edwards
Sgt. Pilot William Everard Smith (d.6th Feb 1942)This was my father's elder brother. He was married to a Maureen. His death shattered his father who had lost his wife in 1939 from cancer. There was William Everard (1914/5??), my Dad Thomas Philip 1917, then Betty in 1921.
Being catholic, permission was granted to have his remains brought home to St.Gregory's Romanc Catholic, Chorley, Lancashire to be buried with his mother Lucy Maybel Smith.
I grew up so wanting to know how my uncle died. Neither my Dad Tom nor his sister Betty would elaborate. I think he was at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland...definitely sent to Scotland...I live in New york and want my children to know these things....Clare Bishop
Sergent-Chef. Christian Bernard Darribehaude 346 (French) SquadronMy father Christian Darribehaude was stationed at Elvington in Yorkshire with 346 (French) Squadron, and flying as a wireless operator in Capitaine Brion's crew. They were twice diverted to Carnaby, at two days' interval.
On December 24th 1944, while bombing Mulheim airfield, their Halifax III (MZ737) was hit by flak and diverted to Carnaby on return. The duration of the flight was 5h25. On December 26th 1944, after an operational trip to bomb German troop concentrations at Saint-Vith (Belgian Ardennes region) as part of the Battle of the Bulge, their Halifax III (PN365) was again hit by flak and they had to land at Carnaby, using FIDO, after nightfall. The flight lasted 4h55. He and his crew survived the war. After his tour, he was posted to Lossiemouth as an instructor.Michel Darribehaude
F/Lt. George Mitchell 9th SquadronI entered McDonalds in Barry, Ontario at 06:00 hrs. on 5th May 2014. Flt. Lt. George Mitchell (91 yrs. old) was having breakfast in his veteranís uniform which he does every morning so I sat with him and began chatting. This continued for the next 6 weeks and I was able to learn this much about him.
He joined the RAF at 18 and trained in Moose Jaw - Saskatchewan. After graduation, he became captain of a Lancaster (call sign unknown) and was posted to Number 9 Squadron RAF. He remained with them throughout WWII and is credited with 34 trips over Europe - mainly from RAF Lossimouth.
Notably, he participated in the 3 Tirpitz raids and the 1,000 bomber raids on Dresden, Hamburg and Cologne. He received a citation for dropping food supplies to the Dutch People. George finished the war as a Lancaster instructor.Brian Willey
LAC. George "Mickey " EardleyMy late father, George Eardley, was certainly stationed at Lossiemouth some time between December 1941 and September 1946. He had a Salvation Army background and a faded clipping from the Salvation Army newspaper "the musician" dated October 1943 tells me that he conducted a group of Salvation Army vocalists at Elgin including Sgt. Navigator Eddie Fiddler (Edmonton), Don Ryles? (Hanwell), Young peoples band sgt. Bill Dallas (Parkhead), and Corps Colour Sgt.Charlie Wallace (South Shields).Mrs S Calvert
LAC. Frederick Charles McIver 2746 squadron (d.18th June 1944)My Grandfather Frederick C McIver served in the RAF Regiment 2746 Squadron. He was stationed at RAF Lossiemouth and his family were with him there. Later he was at RAF Waterbeach. He was killed on 18th June 1944, probably at Waterbeach.
I know next to nothing other than he was killed by one of our aircraft while he was on watch. I'm very interested in any information as our family only have sketchy pieces of information.Lynne Arrowsmith
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