Farewell Dougie

Such sad news, Dougie Williamson passed away last Saturday. He had spent a few days in hospital, then was sent home about 10 days ago. I knew that he was still unwell but it was a real blow to hear …

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Dougie & Janet at home

The last of the JN-Dog Boys, Dougie Williamson, is living a very comfortable life with his wife Janet, here in Auckland, NZ. A recent issue of “Haven” lifestyle magazine featured the stylish Westmere home shared by three generations of the …

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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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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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Doug & Janet – 60th wedding anniversary!

Congratulations to Doug and Janet Wiliamson, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, 31st of May. They will be partying tomorrow afternoon with family and friends to mark the significant occasion and reflect on sixty happy and productive years together. …

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Catching up with Dougie & Janet

Surely the best part of rediscovering the JN-Dog story for me was finding out that one of the crew was still alive and living here in Auckland. And then to meet Doug Williamson, and his lovely wife Janet – such …

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Dog and Dougie’s birthday

In July 2015 we received a very special invitation to attend Dougie’s 9oth birthday celebrations – a real ceilidh, with pipes and haggis, to be held at the Cox’s Bay Sea Scouts Hall on Saturday the 1st of August (Doug’s …

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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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