+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 54
  1. #31
    Newcomer to Brit-Gen
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    middlesex
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    hi there i am looking for some photos of thornhill rhodeia air base as my father was out there in 1950 and its his 80 th soon and i am doing a memory book for him do you have any you coul e mail me at all please id be so grateful,

  2. #32
    Newcomer to Brit-Gen
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Guildford
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Jenjen, sorry it's taken so long. Have obtained records but unfortunately not his ground crew unit; just dates in S.Rhodesia (and something that I can't read). Nothing on back of photos so at a loss - would be a shame if these couldn't be shared. Do you know an RAF ground crew site with a photo gallery? Regards

  3. #33
    Newcomer to Brit-Gen
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Deal
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi, my father was there I think before the war and definately afterwards, taking a Vulcan into Salisbury. His name was David Campbell Gordon, and his navigator was Barry Higgs.

  4. #34
    Newcomer to Brit-Gen
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by penny59 View Post
    hi there i am looking for some photos of thornhill rhodeia air base as my father was out there in 1950 and its his 80 th soon and i am doing a memory book for him do you have any you coul e mail me at all please id be so grateful,
    Hi penny59,

    Have you tried the following website:
    http://
    tonyhawesraf.multiply.com/photos/album/8/RAF_Thornhill_1951_-_1953
    Plenty of photos in the album and may be some people that your father knows.
    Sorry if this reply is a bit late for his 80th, but I have only just found this site.
    Last edited by Jan1954; 08-12-2011 at 5:27 PM. Reason: Website has links to commercial outlets. Please read the Terms of Service.

  5. #35
    Newcomer to Brit-Gen
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    south africa
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hello,
    My Dad (Lofty Cooper) was at Cranbourne during WWII. He married Dot Gush whilst there and my brother Michael (1946) and I (David 1947) were born there. Not sure what photo's I can find but eBay currently offering photo album of Cranbourne.
    Best wishes,
    Dave

  6. #36
    Knowledgeable and helpful
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    609
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bungee48 View Post
    Jenjen, sorry it's taken so long. Have obtained records but unfortunately not his ground crew unit; just dates in S.Rhodesia (and something that I can't read). Nothing on back of photos so at a loss - would be a shame if these couldn't be shared. Do you know an RAF ground crew site with a photo gallery? Regards
    Was your dad from the UK? I have a couple of photos with reference to a wedding that my dad went to although he may have left by the time your dad got married. When when was the wedding? I looked for the photo album and could not see it. Only a letter from Cranborne.

  7. #37
    Newcomer to Brit-Gen
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    south africa
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi,
    Thanks for the speedy reply. My Dad was born Islington, London and came out with the RAF to Rhodesia in WWII. The wedding was 1945.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenjen View Post
    Was your dad from the UK? I have a couple of photos with reference to a wedding that my dad went to although he may have left by the time your dad got married. When when was the wedding? I looked for the photo album and could not see it. Only a letter from Cranborne.

  8. #38
    A fountain of knowledge
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North Devon
    Posts
    443
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Hello All
    Phgm, my grandfather was also in 237 Squadron, seconded there as a Warrant Officer. His name was Cyril Newton but your father would probably have known him as 'Ginger' (yes-he had red hair!) My Dad told me he was then posted to Nairobi and Khartoum in the Sudan, then Heliopolis Air Base in Cairo. He contracted blackwater fever in Cairo and almost died, so was sent home to Rhodesia. He was then posted to the Central Mechanical Unit in Bulawayo and promoted to Pilot Officer. I think he was part of the ground crew? Sadly he died when I was very young, so I only have vague memories of him, but he was a very gentle, lovely man.

  9. #39
    Newcomer to Brit-Gen
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Cranbourne 237 Squadron

    Hi Tinker and all,
    Sadly my father has now passed away and I would love to know if there is anyone who has photos from Cranbourne and or the 237 Squadron as my father might just be in one of them! His name again is Paul Hendrik Fick and he was also at Norton base for a short period. He shared a tent with Ian Smith during the war and was in Cairo and Alexandria. I also have a small photo of grounded planes in B&W and looks like there has either been a snow storm or it could be sand? Not sure as there are no captions attached to the photo. My father was also mentioned in a RAF magazine which was passed on to me here in Australia about his time in the 237 Squadron when he escorted Lord Trenchard. Would love any info or photos out there and you can contact me vie email :

    paula_wiegmink AT hotmail DOT com

    Kind regards
    Paula
    Last edited by Procat; 12-05-2012 at 8:39 AM. Reason: Email edited to deter spam

  10. #40
    A fountain of knowledge
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North Devon
    Posts
    443
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Paula, I will email my dad and ask if he has any photos from my grandfather's time in 237 Squadron. My grandfather was a keen photographer, so it's possible we do have pics in his old photo albums.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Select a file: