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No. 206 Squadron Royal Air Force

25th June 1942 1000 Bomber Raid

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Those known to have served with

No. 206 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Bass Kenneth.
  • Cave Victor Frank. Sqd.Ldr.
  • Heatlie John Adam Wilson. FO (d.9th April 1945)
  • Mollard Lloyd Bemister. FO (d.15th July 1944)
  • Oakes Arthur Charles. AC.

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AC. Arthur Charles Oakes HQ 206 Group

My Grandfather, Arthur Oakes was in the Royal Air Force HQ206 Group. He was an aircraftsman, but not sure what his job involved. We have a few photographs which he obtained in Gezira in 1942, and a Christmas dinner menu from 1939.


Kenneth Bass 206 Sqdn.

My grandfather, Kenneth Bass, served in 206 Squadron and flew from RAF Donna Nook on one of the 1,000 bomber raids.

John Lowe

Sqd.Ldr. Victor Frank Cave 206 Squadron

My father, Victor Frank Cave, [service # 47778] was a Fg.Off. in 206 Squadron based at Silloth, Cumberland. On the night of 26/06/42, whilst taking part in one of Churchill's 1000 bomber raids, his Hudson was shot down. He was held in Stalag Luft 3 as a POW until the end. His time as a POW was seldom talked about but he did describe the hell that was experienced on the Death March to Northern Germany. Though he did say the German guards had just as hard a going as the rest of the POWs.

Victor served in the RAF until he retired on the 30/07/53, he attained the rank of Sqd. Ldr. After the war & after some substantial time to recover he served in Coastal Command before being posted to RAF Nicosia 11/03/49. Then on the 23/02/51 he was moved to RAF Shallufa. Sqd. Ldr. Cave's last command in the RAF was as Officer in Command HQ, Home Command from 14/01/52 until 19/01/53 After service in the RAF the Cave family moved to Canada & in 1964 moved to N.Z. where Victor served in the NZ Hydrographic Dept. until his early death in 1969.


FO John Adam Wilson Heatlie 206 Squadron (d.9th April 1945)

John Heatley was the son of Adam John and Jane Heatlie. He was 24 when he died and is buried in a joint grave M.1 in the Skagen Cemetery in Denmark.

S Flynn

FO Lloyd Bemister Mollard 206 Squadron (d.15th July 1944)

Lloyd Mollard was the Son of Thomas Fredirick and Alice Bemister Mollard, of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. B.Sc.

He was 30 when he died and is buried in the Skagen Cemetery in Denmark, Coll. grave M. 2.

s flynn

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