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    Default Sgt Arthur Wilmot Young, kia 30-7-44, 106 Sqn

    Hi all,

    Following on from my last post: -

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...Lancaster-quot

    Does anyone have the ORB for 106 Squadron for the first half of 1944. I'd be interested in details of Sgt Arthur Wilmot Young, the WOP in PB304 which was lost on return from a daylight on the 30th of July 1944. The usual details (date to squadron, ops flown, anything else of interest) would be fantastic to include in the radio show I'm co-presenting on Tuesday morning. The Rear Gunner too may well have been from overseas, Sgt M. Singh - any gen on him would be fantastic.

    Thanks in advance as always,

    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
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    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
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    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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    Greg,

    The photograph of Arthur Young that appears in that clip is also in the book I mentioned. Suggests contact from family with author (Mark Johnson). No mention in acknowledgments etc of a Patti Flynn.

    Col.
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    Col,

    Many thanks. I had a couple of chaps from the Caribbean who died whilst serving with 100, so I think it might be worth my while picking a copy up. Arthur's sister, Patti Flynn, is very active in the Caribbean community here in Cardiff, and is singing at a veteran's event this coming Saturday, hence having her in on our show to talk about it, and hopefully her brother too.

    We've got a chap who served from early 1945 with 148 Squadron at Brindisi (who also lives locally) coming in to talk to us on air sometime in the next few weeks. I haven't spoken to him myself yet, but apparently he has a wealth of stories to tell!!

    Thanks again Col, all the very best as always,

    Greg
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    Greg Harrison
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    Greg,

    There is a comprehensive listing of Caribbean volunteers in the rear section of Johnson's book. Here are a few of the obvious contenders for 100 Squadron:

    BARBADOS.
    CUMBERBATCH,Grey Doyle. - 1921 - 100 Sqn, +5/3/1943
    HYNAM,Winston K. - 103/100 Sqn.

    TRINIDAD.
    De VERTEUIL,F.J. - 100 Sqn.

    Unfortunately, a lot of the names do not mention the units they served on.

    Would you mind mentioning the name of the 148 Squadron chap? Not important, but I do have Oliver Clutton-Brock's history of No.148 Sqn - Very Good!

    Col.
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    Col,

    Many thanks :) Hynam I was aware of, I did some research on him a few years ago. De Verteuil is a new one on me though. That book really does sound like it needs to be on my bookshelf!!

    Cumberbatch was lost on the very first night that 100 Squadron operated after reforming as a heavy bomber squadron in 1 Group. They were tasked with a mining operation, and his aircraft crashed in Nottinghamshire, not far from Plungar, on return. There's a memorial to the crew there now. Cumberbatch was later commemorated on a postage stamp in his home country as one of the first young men to sign-up for service: -

    https://one-name.org/persons-of-inte...e-cumberbatch/

    L/O

    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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