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    I know it has been a while since you posted the offer of awards citations, but I was wondering if you could help me.

    I am after a copy of the BEM citation for Cyril F Westwick.

    Any help would be great,

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    Hello Hugh, I know its been a long time since the LG entry list was posted, but if you have the citation for
    TURVEY, Joseph Richard, Warrant Officer, DFM (NZ 39343, Royal New Zealand Air Force) - No.76 Operational Training Unit, Aqir, Middle East Command - AFC I would really appreciate it please? Many thanks. Phil
  3. Hello Hugh
    Your posts on the forum are very interesting. Especially posts in 2011 re 267 squadron dummies and pintails, In which you record the results of a court of inquiry. I am searching for a court of inquiry for a 267 aircraft in the National Archives, can you tell me where you found your record of aircraft Dakota FD815 ?
    I cant find that in the NA catalogue, I must be missing something
    Looking forward to your reply and I have some of 267 orbs if you are still looking for things
  4. I hope that you do not mind me contacting you. I am doing research on the ditching into the Atlantic of Liberator BZ819. I found a rootsweb link which mentions Francis Halliday and yourself.
    Is there a family connection with Francis? My wife's grandfather was Wing Commader HRA Edwards who was the pilot of the flight and the only survivor. Hugh 'Jumbo' Edwards was a double gold medallist at the Olympics in 1932 (rowing) and these skills were obviously put to use as he had to row towards the general direction of England and through a minefield. If there is a family connection with Francis then we may have some details that may be of interest and to his service in the Air Force. Equally, you may hold information that we were unaware of. With best wishes
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    Thank you for the 212 Squadron ORB lookup Hugh. I am not surprised that he didnt turn up.. but still good to know... Much appreciated!
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    Hugh,I recently joined the forum and noticed that you had available a number of citations.Although my main interest is in Airborne Forces, my interest has extended to the air crew connected to Airborne Forces.I am, trying, to obtain as many of the medal citations for all Airborne personnel, which now incorporates those members of the RAF, RAFVR, WAAF etc.Could I impose on you to supply details of any citations you have for 28 men/women who I have noted from your posts.There are:7 from the Non Flying Awards 13/06/1946,13 from the Awards Sept 1943 to Jan 1944 and 8 from the Awards 01/01/1946.If you are able to assist I will forward the details in three seperate messages, just so it is easier for me to put them in some semblance of order!I am at this time merely trying to collate all the citations but if I ever get round to putting all of them in one place I will of course acknowledge all help provided.
    Andy Baker
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    Hi Hugh, My name is Kate Harling. My father was one of the pilots on Flight 9202 that crashed just outside of Halle, Germany on 11/4/45 while carrying penicillin into Poland. I am very grateful & pleased to find the web site. You sound like someone who has done alot of research on this. I have been wanting to find the coordinates to the crash site. I've been thinking that, before I get any older, I'd like to visit the crash site, hopefully with my two sons. I saw on the thread that Henk Welting posted what I assumed were coordinates. I would appreciate any more information that you can offer. I live in California, the San Francisco Bay Area, but I am often in Toronto where two of my sons live, as well as Calgary and Vancouver, where one of my daughters live.

    Would very much appreciate hearing back from you…


    Kate Harling
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    Hello Hugh,
    Would you happen to have any info re. James K.B. Drysdale?
    He is deceased (1998), his family is asking for anything pertaining to his RAF / RCAF history.
    A sqdn. # to get me started would be fine?
    Thanks in advance.
    Best regards.
    Paul G.
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    Hi Hugh,

    Hope you do not mind me asking your advice, I have a RAFVR airgunner ( trained in Canada ) using a RCAF Log Book, is this normal. ? Any advice most welcome.



    No.218 (Gold Coast) Association Historian
    No.3 (Bomber) Group Research 1936-1945.
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    Hello Hugh, I have been directed to this site by a person similar to yourself but one from the Army site, I am try to find out information on a Canadian Pilot who died in the war, the reason is there is not much information on him on the Canadian Virtual Memorial and I wanted to try and get some more facts down about him so that anybody who read it or a surviving relative could know a little more about him and the fact he was shot down on my birthdate made it a personal venture. I will give you some information about him what I have so far found out:
    42846 Pilot Offr George Robert Lambert KIA 06/07/1940 (buried in Andover Cemetry)
    London Gazzette 25/06/1940 States he was graded to PO on 18/05/1940
    I would like to know his aircraft, unit well as much as I can really, I have tried the website Airforce Asc of Canada where you enter details to search data base but to no avail unless Im missing something, can you point me further kind regards James
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Former member of Canadian Forces Directorate of History; retired from the Canadian War Museum
Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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