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during the Second World War 1939-1945.
- Adlam Bill. PO
- Badger Reg. AM/O 1st class.
- Legge Geoffrey. Lt. Commander (d.Nov 1940)
- Letts William.
- Lewis John Aaron.
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Lt. Commander Geoffrey Legge Fleet Air Arm (d.Nov 1940)I am the younger son of Lt. Commander Geoffrey Legge RNVR who in fact owned the 50 acre site of St Merryn Aerodrome, St Merryn, Cornwall, before the war through his business together with William Rhodes Moorhouse. At the time he owned property at Harlyn Bay (which is still in the family) and kept various aircraft there including his Percival Q6 reg: G-AFFE, Whitney Straight etc which he kept in the black hanger there (which still stands today). This hangar is also where Nick Grace rebuilt his Spitfire Mk 9 which Carolyn flies today. The Admiralty requisitioned St Merryn airfield to become HMS Vulture II in 1940 together with the Q6. Regrettably my father was killed whilst in the Fleet Air Arm, flying a Proctor from Lee on Solent down to his old base, St Merryn. Due to bad weather, this happened somewhere near Exeter in November 1940. He is buried in the graveyard at St Merryn. As a boy I grew up at Harlyn Bay and used to cycle up to the airfield, fascinated by the aircraft, and Mother of course, knew a number of the servicemen at Camp as we called it, and we made a lot of friends there.Colin Legge
William Letts HMS VultureI am a writer trying to find out about HMS Vulture during the years 1942-52 for a book I am writing. The person in question is now deceased, Bill Letts, who was based there during these years. I thought Vulture was a ship but find it is a naval airbase. Does this mean he couldn't have sailed on a ship called this? (I know there was an SS Vulture that sailed, but that was before these dates and he was on HMS not SS.) If anyone can help me understand a bit more about this, I would be most grateful. Also, does anyone know of a naval school at nearby Newquay for the children of naval personnel during this time and later? Any help would be most welcome.Jane S C Woodrow
AM/O 1st class. Reg "Badger" Badger HMS VultureI worked mainly on dispersals as an Armourer doing re arms etc. Unfortunately my recall is rather bad now. I think I was there late 1943 early 1944. We worked on Corsairs Wildcats and Seafires. I have some photos taken on Dispersal of all the ground crew and also the Armourers on there own on the Corsair.Reg Badger
John Aaron Lewis HMS VultureMy father served at HMS Vulture at St Merryn during the war as an armourer.Alun Lewis
PO Bill Adlam HMS VulturePetty Officer Bill Adlam was stationed at HMS Vulture from 1939 to 1941.F Gouldin
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