January Research Work
Work carried out for relatives of airmen that served with No. 35 Squadron included research on:
- FJ Williams (Wireless Operator), who served with the squadron in 1943 before being taken prisoner of war
As it has been a relatively quiet month, I have started to consolidate information in the archives. As a result, I have produced information sheets on various subjects, some of which I have published on this site and on the Facebook Page.
- Ted Stocker
The Times carried an obituary for Flight Lieutenant Ted Stocker, who passed away last month
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/obituary-flight-lieutenant-ted-stocker-3782wzspr (Full article only available to subscribers)
- Joe L’Estrange
News also filtered through of the death of Squadron Leader Joe L’Estrange (No. 35 Squadron, Vulcan pilot) on 14th January 2018
One from the archivesOn 18th January 1917, the squadron, under the command of Major BF Vernon-Harcourt, left Narborough Aerodrome at the start of its mobilisation to France
Goodbye to Vulcan XM570
Thanks to Richard Pidduck for providing me with some photographs of the impromptu ceremony for Vulcan XM520 when it was struck off strength of the squadron in 1981.
Thanks to Mike Meech and others for their help on WWI aircraft markings
Thanks to Dave Donaghy for providing an aerial view of Bassingbourn