2018/09 Newsletter

This month, I have carried out research work for relatives of  the following airmen who served with No. 35 Squadron:

  • H Colmore (Pilot) WWI
  • AP Cranswick (Pilot) 1943 / 1944
  • NW Curtis (Wireless Operator) 1944 / 1945
  • JC Black (Air Gunner) 1944

Exhibition and Book Launch 

I have received this report from Serge Comini, regarding the exhibition and book launch weekend at La Gorgue, France

“On Saturday, September 15th 2018, Serge Comini and his association of volunteers (“Abbey de Beaupré Etude et Sauvegarde du Site (ABESS)”) had the joy and the honour of welcoming eleven families from Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom to La Gorgue, France – read more – 


Memorial to the crew of Lancaster ND762

[Courtesy of Ad van Zantvoort – Original Photograph by Bart Beex]

A photograph of E Holmes at the unveiling of the memorial to the crew of Lancaster ND762 at Vessem (Holland) on 29th September.

I hope to be able to provide more photographs, along with a summary of the event, next month


Chievres Communal CemeteryBelgium

Preparations are underway for the memorial event which is being held at Chievres, Belgium during the weekend 17th / 18th November.

The event, which is primarily to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Aviation Museum, includes a wreath laying ceremony for the airmen buried at Chievres Communal Cemetery (which includes thirteen from No 35 Squadron)


On the look out for:

Photographs from the Queen’s Birthday Flypast and/or the Vulcan Silver Jubilee Event from 1981

Photographs of the cockpit positions in the Avro Lincoln

If you can help, please get in touch


Site Feedback

I stumbled across a section of the website containing feedback from followers which I was unaware of, and it may be that I have not responded to some of the enquiries.

If you have contacted the site over the last few years and have not had a response, please could you try again; I promise I will get back to you this time!


Website Display Problem

I have been working hard to eliminate the tables that I have used on the web pages which are causing display problems for IE users.

I have focused on the main pages, but as there are nearly 1000 pages on the site, it will take time for me to complete the job.

Once again, I apologise for any inconvenience caused to IE users.