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    Hi John,
    just joined tonight.
    Quick question if I may ?
    How does one search on here It says I don't have permission ?
    I'm trying to find out the fate of Wellington Bomber LB221,
    many thanks,
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    many thanks for the information, I have only just read your message on my return from Afghanistan. I am moving up to Catterick tonight and will be based there for the next year or so. Hopefully I'll be able to get down to the museum at some stage.

    Best wishes

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    Hi John

    Daz Sheerin has reccomended that I contact you re 78 Sqn and any info you may have stored at Elvington that previously belonged to the late John Erricker. I would be very interested to learn more of what is available . . . ?

    Also FYI, I am the organiser of Exercise Halifax Shadow - the 78 Sqn Memorial Weekend in June this year - which begins at at Elvington! If you are not already aware, 120 "ish" veterans and families/relatives of those KIA from WWII/Suez/Aden/Falklands will be at YAM 1000 - 1430 on 5/6/10 along with 30 serving personnel from the current 78 Sqn arriving both by road and air with one (possibly two) Merlin(s) from sunny Benson - albeit we are detached to Linton for the weekend . . .

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    Thanks for you co-operation

    Tony H

    SNCO i/c 78 Sqn Operations
    RAF Benson
    OX10 6AA
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    Hello John!
    Sorry to butt in on your conversation with Richard but I am hoping you can help me. Do the Elvington Collections contain any photos or material from 102 Sqn for the period June 1944? My uncle, Sgt Derrick Sykes, was Flight Engineer on S/Ldr Guy Treasure's crew in that period; they were all killed on Sun 25 June 1944 when their Halifax MZ753 was bombed from above (by a 10 Sqn aircraft) while on their bomb run on a V1 site in Pas de Calais; a second Halifax (LL549 - 77 Sqn - RAF Full Sutton) was also brought down by this accident and the crew are buried alongside Derrick's in Fontaine l'Etalons churchyard. I have been researching Derrick's life and RAF service for the past 5 years and am in search of ANY documentary or photographic material pertaining to him or his crew. I visited Elvington in 2007 while attending a 102 Sqn reunion, but did not have enough time to research the collections; I have the RAF Elvington & RAF Pocklington War Diaries too)
    With many thanks
    Melanie Herman
    (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
  5. Thanks for further information. Slow going on 78 Squadron material we have just got due to other things. Information contained init looks very useful.
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