last updated 29 Nov 17
23/1/17 Eric Hookings died on 21st April 2016. A Funeral page has been added for him, including a contribution by Air Cdre Charles Clarke OBE, President of the RAF Ex-POW Association.
Bob Lythgoe died in 2014. His page has been updated and it is hoped more will be added.
30/1/14 Dawn Mitchell of Advocates in Action provides a few more photos for John Erricker DFC's page.
11/12/13 John Erricker DFC died on 11th December 2013. His funeral was on 11th December 2013. Dawn Mitchell of Advocates in Action is providing more photos.
Thanks to David Jackson, former website manager for the national Air Crew Association, this site is now hosted on new servers.
[Update of the page on the history of the branch to cover the decision to close the branch, the RAF Club/Bomber Command Memorial visit in June, the closing branch lunch in September, and the continuation of informal lunches on the second Tuesday of the month.]
30/5/13 Reg Everson's story One Clot's War from the December 1994 issue of the Mosquito Aircrew Association's journal, The Mossie is added together with images from the June 2005 issue of that publication. Copyright is acknowledged.
30/5/13 Images of Jackie Briggs provided by his son Mike are addedd to his page.
18/5/13 We learn of the death of Reg Everson AE on 23 March 2013
30/12/12 Flt Lt Blundell-Pound RAFVRT's tribute to Gordon on behalf of 1408 (Dorking) Sqn ATC added.
24/12/12 Martyn Tripp's tribute to his brother Gordon Tripp added.
20/12/12 Death of John Gibson on 21 October 2012, aged 91. A page has been added for John.
26/11/12 Death of Gordon Tripp, aged 86
23/6/12 Death of Tony Payne on 13th June, aged 90. It is hoped to add some photos to his page.
15/3/12 Two photos of John Umbers added to his page, together with a September 1943 Air Ministry Press Release
07/12/11 The late John Potter's bio added and some photos of him
09/11/11 Norman Jackson's story is added. Air Cdre Norman Jackson CBE has twice been our Chairman.
04/11/10 The editor adds two photos of her father provided by Beverly Thomson.
17/08/10 Beverly Thomson adds a crew photo to her father Vernon's Disaster and good luck (for one) story. The editor provides research on the Whittle crew, lost whilst Vernon was being kitted out following his promotion.
28/07/10 Bob Milne adds a 1946 photo of himself as a young Flt Lt back in the UK.
28/07/10 Reg Davis makes a few typo corrections to his mascot story
22/07/10 Eric Hookings' story of his Long March as a POW is added
30/06/10 Present day photos added for Eric Hookings, Bob Milne & Ken Richards
28/06/10 Joan Norris provides typo corrections to a number of stories, thank you!
22/06/10 The LXX Squadron Tortorella base stories from Cyril Pearce and John Puttock are linked
22/06/10 Puttock: John adds photos to his Africa story and a new 70 Sqn link is added to his Italian airfield story
21-22/06/10 Hookings: Eric adds his camp and pow numbers
20/06/10 Puttock: John adds the LXX Squadron Song to the first of his stories.
20/06/10 Lythgoe: Bob adds a photo taken during training on Lancasters
18/06/10 Davis: Reg corrects a few typos in his Squadron Mascot story and adds a photo
18/06/10 Davis: Reg adds a new story A QFI in Canada and provides images for this
15/06/10 'JP': links added about Cardington
15/06/10 Carter: added details of the loss of Bert's 44 Sqn Lancaster LM306 KM-L and links to the CWGC records of those who died
15/06/10 Hookings: added information on the loss of Eric's 619 Sqn Lancaster LM742 PG-S and links to the CWGC records of those who died and to The Canal Raids 1940-45 web pages
14/06/10 Umbers: John makes some typo and place name corrections and recalls a bit more about the interned Me109 pilot
13-14/06/10 Gough: name amended to Ray Gough: unit corrected: added 644 Sqn badge and 644 Sqn link in his four stories
13/06/10 Gough: Operation Varsity: added Wikipedia link on Operation VARSITY
13/06/10 Gough: D Day: added links about:
Horsa Glider, from the Assault Glider Trust
Halifax V in 644 Sqn markings
12/06/10 Foreword: link added on founding member James Dixie Deans MBE
10/06/10 This What's New page is added to record significant changes to the pages in this website
10/06/10 Foreword: Len Norris's eulogy is linked in the thanks to Len and Joan Norris for their part in making these stories available
10/06/10 Tony Payne: Winged Boot emblem of the Late Arrivals Club is added with an explanation of the Club.
10/06/10 Foreword: photo identifications completed thanks to Gordon Tripp
07/06/10 Derrick Croisdale: Leatherhead Advertiser article and 1944 'fraternisation' images added