Tag Archives: Oakington

Johnny Travis – Wireless Operator

One of the crew members on that ‘one way journey’ to Emden was Johnny Travis and he is one I wasn’t able to find too much about initially. There aren’t too many photos of him around and those are rather … Continue reading

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Dave Cheetham, a painting and signatures from the past….

Today I met a man called Dave Cheetham… he popped over to our house with a painting that he’d acquired back in the 1990s at a RAFA function. When Dave came around it was clear that he and Tony (my … Continue reading

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A table of Dad’s operations during the time he was with 7 Squadron…

Dad arrived at Oakington with 7 Squadron on Stirlings having previously been at Lossiemouth crewing up and doing his final training. He must have wondered what was in store for him and although he had an inner conviction that he … Continue reading

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Hearing about a Stalag Luft III diary and contact from Errol Green’s daughter!!!!

On this blog I had a message from a wonderful chap, in his eighties, from Hassle in Yorkshire…. he asked if I’d get in touch with him and naturally, very curious, I did. ┬áHe asked for my phone number and … Continue reading

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