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Hugh Gibson . Royal Air Force 100 Squadron
My Dad, Hugh Gibson, was an RAF Flight Engineer with 100 and 355 Squadrons between 1944 and 1946.Linda Storey
Sgt. J. L. Gibson . Royal Canadian Air Force 97 Squadron
Laurence Gibson . British Army Royal Artillery
Laurence Gibson served Dunkirk. He had to swim to the hospital ships. I believe he was also stationed in Iceland and India. He must have been demobbed at Darlington. His Pal was Arthur WiterburnMaurice Gibson
Pte. Marion Jasper Gibson . USAAF 19th Bomber Group 7th Mat. SquadRay
Stoker Robert "Hoot" Gibson . Royal Navy HMS Penelope from Newcastle)
My father's brother, Robert, followed my grandfather into the Royal Navy in 1939 much against my grandfathers will as he was sure war was about to break out. Robert had served his apprenticeship on Tyneside as a Turner but was determined to join up. He consequently joined the ship's company of HMS Penelope as a stoker.
Very sadly Robert was mortally wounded in 1942 of Malta and although brought home never recovered and died in Newcastle aged just 21. If anyone remembers Robert whose nickname was "Hoot" after the cowboy hoot Gibson! Please drop a line or email. My father would love to hear from you I'm very sure.Ian Gibson
F/O Stanwell John Gibson . Royal Canadian Air Force pilot 419 Sqd. (d.29th Jan 1944)
Stuart Paul Gibson . 24 Operation Training Unit
W/O T. H. Gibson . 97 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant W G Gibson . RAF VR 59 SquadronLorenzo del Mann
Sgt. W. Gibson . Royal Canadian Air Force 419 Sqd.
Cpl. William "Gibby" Gibson . British Army 7th Btn. Cameronians from Glasgow)
I never met my granda, William Gibson, he died before I was born, I was the next generation to go in to the forces after him, the Royal Marines,and my family didn't really talk about this great man. I'm just trying to go back to see what kind of man grandad was, thanks if anyone can help me on this matter.John Gibson
P/O B. W. Giddings . Royal Australian Air Force 97 Squadron
L/Cpl. Philip Giddings .
Held in Stalag 4d.Naomi
S/Sgt. William Charles Giddings . British Army Royal Signals from London)
All I know is my father William Giddings joined the Royal Sussex Regiment and transferred to the Royal Signals and served in Burma and India.Kevin Giddings
Sgt A. Gielty . 408 Sqd. from 17th April 1943)
W/O. George E Giff. . RCAF. 1659 HCU
Gifford . Royal Navy HMS Nigeria
Gifford . Royal Navy HMS Nelson
Mil.Sld. Henri Gihaux . Dutch ArmyRay
Sergeant Alexander George Gilbert . Army 663 Artisan Works Company Royal Engineers
My grandfather was a Lancastria survivor, his name was Sergeant Alexander George Gilbert, 663 Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers. Does anyone have any information about him?Gary Lomas
Dvr. Frederick John Gilbert . British Army Royal Army Service Corps from Plymouth)
I do not know very much about my Uncle Fred Gilbert except that he was a driver in the Royal Army Service Corps. He was captured during the Battle of Crete and spent much of the rest of the war at Stalag VIIIA in or near the town of Gorlitz. He never spoke about his time there very much except that he worked for quite some time in a quarry near the town.Pete Gilbert
George Alfred Gilbert . Army Royal Army Service corp
My grandad, George Alfred Gilbert RASC, was mentioned in despatches during World War II and I would be very interested to know how I can find out what he was mentioned for.Karen Moore
Sgt. James Walter Gilbert . Royal Air Force 156 Sgd from Market Harborough)
(d.24th Feb 1944)
My father, Sgt James Walter Gilbe, was rear gunner in Lancaster JB479. Serial GT-K piloted by Sgd/Ldr Eric Porter. On the evening of 24 Feb.1944 they'd left their base at R.A.F. Warboys. They were the lead Pathfinders on the raid at Schweinfurt. They marked the target but were shot down, believed by a night fighter. There were no survivors. Their collective grave was found in 1952 and they were re-buried at the Durnbach War Cementery.
My father's birthday was the day before he died and he had just found out that he was going to be a dad (that was me). If anyone had any information of if there are any relatives or friends of the crew please let me know.Peter Gilbert
W L Gilbert . Navy HMS Nigeria
I have a photo of H.M.S. Nigeria with lots of signatures on the back. It says Torpedo Division 1945 and is dated 19th September 1945.
The names are:
R G Stocker Geordie Burns Ronald J Harris G Kent P Rayment W Wheatley D Chapman H J Fisher D P Sweeney A Whithead H Lockear Blimp Palmer G. Kent J Arnold ~(Sussex) A Chapman James Robertson(Jock) R E Fisher D Mercer R E Riley W L Gilbert F J Fulcher (Wind Bo'sun 1st class) D Hughes TGM G L Bowers E Ticehurst F C Welch G W DownesJo Russell
Sgt D H Gilbert. . RAF 77 sqd.
Pte. Fred Gilbey . British Army Army Air Corps
My father, Private Fred Gilbey, Army Air Corps, was help as a POW at Stalag 8b (Certificate of Service shows) between July 43 and May 45. I know little else other than from our conversions I believe he was taken POW whilst serving in Sicily. I would appreciate any confirmation or details around this and experiences from anyone who knew my father.Dean Gilbey
Steward George Gilbody . Naval Auxiliary Personnel HMS Forfar (d.2nd Dec 1940)
Wing Commander Gilchrist . RAF 59 SquadronLorenzo del Mann
Geoffrey Giles . Royal Navy HMS Argus from Leeds)
I am proud of my dad, Geoff Giles, a Yorkshireman who passed away in Bridlington in 2001. He served during WW2 on HMS Argus and loved the sea. He told me his ukelele and friends carried him through the war. He volunteered for the Navy to avoid flying (volunteers could pick their area of service) and told me about when the Argus was hit by a torpedo and survived. He used to swing on his own on a bar under the deck at the front of the carrier. He met my mother Elizabeth at docks on the Clyde during repairs between convoys, they married in 1949. In loving memory.David Giles
Mil.Sld. Cornelus Jonannes Gilin . Dutch Armyray
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