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    My father was a training officer with the RAF and in a hotel in Torquay ..... I think it was being used as a hospital. The hotel was badly bombed in a raid in 1943 and my father badly injured. Can anyone help with some information on the incident please

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    not the Palace Hotel in 1942 I suppose

    https://www.devonheritage.org/Places/...gofTorquay.htm

    do you have the month in 1943 or the name of the hotel ? I guess newspapers would be the best place to look, via Find My Past or the Newspaper Archive.

    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/

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    Thanks so much. Yes the Palace Hotel rings a bell. I will try those archives

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    Do you have your father's service record?
    See your other thread about your uncle for a link to details of how to apply for them.

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    Hi and welcome

    Lots of info on the Devon Heritage website. This should take you to hotels with bombing dates:
    https://www.devonheritage.org/Places/...gofTorquay.htm.

    Hope you can find something helpful there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Downes View Post
    Do you have your father's service record?
    See your other thread about your uncle for a link to details of how to apply for them.

    Pam
    Yes I have his service record but it doesn't give much information .... just that he was sent to Wroughton Hospital afterwards.

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