Two mates

In April 2014, Gerry’s son Phil sent through another batch of photos that he had found in his Dad’s stash. Amongst them was a happy portrait of Gerry and two of his W/Op mates, with signatures and two very sad …

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The Captain’s Fancy

On the 1st of March 1945 Gerry’s logbook records a 20 minute “air test” in Lancaster JN-F (NG322), piloted by their Flight Commander, Sqd/Ldr Jack Bailey. John Mathers Bailey DFC* RNZAF was CO of “C” Flight, an Irishman who had …

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Getting Doug to London

After almost 70 years of shameful neglect, the RAF Bomber Command servicemen and women of WW2 were finally officially commemorated with the construction in 2012 of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London. Controversy over the tactics …

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