2019/02 Newsletter

Research Work

A varying month of research, which has included:

  • liaising with some former airmen who served as ground crew with No 35 Squadron (1975 – 1982); a new page has been added to the website to ensure that they are remembered, as well as the aircrew
  • adding extracts to the website from the memoirs of SR Arthur (who served with the squadron in 1941) which were sent to me by one of his relatives
  • trying to identify the ownership of a 35 Squadron related bag (carrying the name GR Carter 35 Squadron, Scampton) so that the current owner can get in touch with him (if he is still alive). We think this may be “Nick” Carter, but further research is required
  • sorting through some photographs taken by LAC John Stonebridge, who served as ground crew with No 35 and 76 Squadron during World War Two
  • researching:
    • Ronald Hoos (1943)
    • DH Larson (1945)

James Keatley Watson

I have been advised by the RCAF Association that James Keatley Watson, who served with No. 35 Squadron in 1942, passed away on 26th January 2019.

JK Watson flew 13 operational sorties between March and June 1942 and was shot down whilst on an operation to attack Essen, spending the rest of the war as a POW.

Always Remembered


No. 35 Squadron Memorial Stone at the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)

Remembering all who served with

No. 35 Squadron

Uno Animo Agimus

I am now in the process of finalising the format, buffet and parking arrangements for the unveiling of the No 35 Squadron Memorial Stone, which will take place on 14th May 2019.

Monies are now being collected from those who have expressed an interest in contributing towards the cost of the stone and/or attending the event.

There are still a few places available if anyone would like to attend, so please get in touch URGENTLY if you are interested in supporting this venture.

I will keep you posted on progress.


IF YOU HAVE ANY COPIES OF DOCUMENTS OR PHOTOGRAPHS RELATING TO THE SQUADRON WHICH COULD BE INCORPORATED ONTO THE WEBSITE, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH