Coffee & tee-shirt

It’s such a privilege and such a pleasure to live in the same town as Dougie Williamson, the last of the JN-Dog Boys, and to be able to get together with him and his lovely wife Janet, pretty much any …

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Morning tea at Ron’s place

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to attend a special morning tea at the Edmund Hillary Retirement Village at Remuera for a few of the remaining Bomber Command veterans in the Auckland-Hamilton area. It was organised by the New Zealand Bomber Command Association.   I picked …

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Air Gunners, Mepal 1945

In the last post there was a letter written to Mr & Mrs Williamson by Wing Commander C. H. “Mac” Baigent, DFC and Bar (later DSO and AFC), Officer Commanding 75 (NZ) Squadron, sending condolences for their missing son, Sgt …

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Failed To Return …

Yesterday morning I called in to have coffee, cheese & crackers with Dougie and Janet, and to wish Doug a belated Happy Birthday!   While we were catching up, Janet produced a folder marked “RAF”, in which she had kept …

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Happy Birthday Dougie!

The JN-Dog boys’ Flight Engineer and last surviving Johnny Wood crew member Doug Williamson turns 94 today. Dougie was born on the 8th of August 1925 at Seafield House in Roslin, near Edinburgh in Scotland, the son of a bookmaker …

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