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RAF Sawbridgeworth

12th Nov 1943 Relocation

14th Nov 1943 Moves

30th Nov 1943 Tactical reconnaissance

1st Jan 1944 Change of Duty

5th March 1944 Move

4th Apr 1944 Preparations

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Those known to have served at

RAF Sawbridgeworth

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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A. B.C. Johnson 170 Sqdn.

I flew Mustangs at Sawbridgeworth with 170 Squadron from 13th November 1943 to 26th December 1943.

ABC Johnson

P/O Malcolm MacDonald 126 Sqdn.

My father-in-law, P/O Malcolm MacDonald or Mal, was stationed at Sawbridgeworth on 22nd May 1944. He was with 126 Sqdn and came there from Culmhead. He was with the squadron when it was in Italy. He stayed with 126 Sqdn until it was disbanded in late 1944.

James Wolfe

Peter Curtis Rees "A" Flt 6.I.T.W 2 Sqdn.

I have a photograph of my uncle, Peter Curtis Rees, taken at Sawbridgeworth with the rest of No 2 Squadron "A" flight 6.I.T.W, dated November 1943.

Dave Rees

Lawrie Getgood 2 Sqdn.

My brother Jack and I went from Hatfield to Sawbridgeworth with No. 2 Sqdn when an Advanced Landing Ground was opened on farm fields there on 15th June 1940. He was a Fitter's Mate; I was a Wireless Operator.

Lawrie Getgood

Jack Getgood 2 Sqdn.

Jack and Lawrie Getgood went from Hatfield to Sawbridgeworth with No. 2 Sqdn when an Advanced Landing Ground was opened on farm fields there on 15th June 1940. Jack was a Fitter's Mate; Lawrie was a Wireless Operator.

Lawrie Getgood

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