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    George Spiers (Observer) was the only crew member to survive the shooting down of 254 Sqn Blenheim IVF, L9481, over the Channel on June 1 1940.
    Much of his story of that day is told on the BBC’s People’s War website and, if I remember correctly, he also told part of his story about that day on a DVD produced about the history of the Blenheim.
    Does anyone know if he is still alive?
    Last edited by Tom Allett; 9th September 2010 at 11:25. Reason: Correct date!

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    Tom,
    I've found a George W Spiers (Mothers maiden name Watson!) born Q1 1921 in Willesden. Prob the same bloke. Prob joined the RAFVR in Q1 1939 (18th birthday)? If t'is he then he will be knocking on 89 today? Can't find a death in E&W - but that means little.
    Have you tried going back to the BBC "People's War" lot to see if they might have comm with the author of the piece (a T J Spiers - possibly son/daughter?).
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Hello Peter
    Thanks for that. I think you have found the right chap.
    Unfortunately, I am told that the BBC team responsible for the People's War project only kept the contact details for approx two years after the project finished in 2007.
    Tom

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    Tom,
    I've found a George W Spiers (Mothers maiden name Watson!) born Q1 1921 in Willesden. Prob the same bloke. Prob joined the RAFVR in Q1 1939 (18th birthday)? If t'is he then he will be knocking on 89 today? Can't find a death in E&W - but that means little.
    Have you tried going back to the BBC "People's War" lot to see if they might have comm with the author of the piece (a T J Spiers - possibly son/daughter?).
    HTH
    Peter Davies

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    Tom,
    George Watson Spiers was my father, died in June 2002 here in Scotland. May I ask why you are interested in him??

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    Hello Joe,
    Thanks for getting in touch, I will send you a PM.
    Regards,
    Tom

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    Does anyone out there know who claimed this Blenheim as shot down?
    Many thanks,
    Tom

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