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    Greg

    They have also had one of their Hawks marked up in a special 95th anniversary colour scheme too . . .

    Tony

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    That's almost certainly because they're unlikely to be around as an active Squadron to see a Hawk painted in "100 at 100" colours Tony....
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    Greg Harrison
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg View Post
    Peter,

    I live in Cardiff and researched this crash about 12 years ago. All of Viggers direct family are now dead, but I was in contact with (I believe) his nephew back then.

    I could check my files and call them to see if they were still in the area if you liked?

    I also have a photo of Viggers' headstone in Cathays Cemetery in Cardiff if it is of interest?

    Drop me a PM if you are still looking at this crash and I'll send you what I have.
    Hi Greg, I have sent you a PM, but I have not seen a response.

    Peter

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    Hi peter, my apologies buddy, I did receive it but haven't replied. I've just got in from work, but I'll be sure to send you a proper reply in the morning once I've got up and got the kids off to school :)
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
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    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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    Hello,

    Sorry to hijack the thread here. I am doing some family history research into my Grandfather who served with 100 Squadron from Jun 41 to 2 Mar 42, out in the Far East (Leading Aircraftsman, Ground Support).

    I am trying to get in touch with the association, but the email on their website doesn't appear to work. Does anyone have working up to date contact information?

    Perhaps my questions could be asked on this forum too I suppose? (Want to know what happened to him when 100 Squadron were in Singapore and evacuated. Next line on his service record is he's in Perth, and then in Ceylon. According to a letter, as of 13/3/42 he was safe in British Territory. There's a family story that he had to escape through the jungle to get back to Australia).

    Many thanks,

    Philip Newman

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    Thanks Tony. I have attended several 100 Squadron Association reunions over the years, and until last November I was the Association Historian until I had to stand down because of other commitments. I hope to return to the role at some point in the future.

    I'm unable to attend Leeming this weekend, but it does look like they have a cracking weekend planned - let's hope the weather holds out for them.

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    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this but I am new to this web site. My father- in- law was in the RCAF and stationed in Grimsby with the 100 squadron. I am interested in information on the loss of their Lancaster on Christmas Eve 1944 in the Blackpool area.

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    Tom - you'll be referring to PD420 "HW-D" I think, which came down near Kirkham. Drop me an email to gregATgreg-harrison.co.uk (replacing "AT" with the obvious) and I'll have a dig around in my files for you.

    All the best,

    Greg
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    Hi Peter, I hope this gets to you. I only just came across this. My dad was Bernard Phillips, the mid upper gunner that night. My mother is still alive and asked was your father Fred. She said he and my dad were good friends.

    Kind regards

    Richard

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    Richard,

    As you'll have seen from the posts above, I've researched this crash, and am the 100 Squadron Association Historian. I'm sure we both have information we can share - could you perhaps drop me an email to greg@greg-harrison.co.uk

    Many thanks and best wishes,

    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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    Hi Greg,
    I am very pleased that my thread has revived! I will e- mail you if that's OK?
    I have done a lot of research too, with help from Roger Stephenson.
    Kind regards
    Peter

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