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Harry Cowdrey Squadron 879My Dad was in WW2, he joined in 1942 at the age of 18. He didn't speak much about it until these last five years or so. He befriended a young man called Harry Cowdrey who came from Elephant and Castle. He sailed to the States on the Queen Elizabeth at the same time as Winston Churchill and Harry went with him. They trained as pilots and were in BFTS 3 on Course 16, Spartan School of Aeronautics (this latter number defines a group of lads training at that time). After receiving his Wings and wanting to get in on the action and put his new found skills into practice, he signed up for the Navy Fleet Air Arm and was in Squadron 879. He was sent to Dundee RAF Teeling where he learnt to fly Spitfires, I know he did reconnaissance work and he has told me many stories of his experiences but it is Harry I would love to find if he is still alive.
If anyone can relate to any of this information and could take the trouble to email me that would be fantastic.Lesley
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