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I had the following E mail, this week, from Ian Lisseman, can anyone help????

if you can please get in touch with me Les Haines and I will pass you on to Ian.

 
 
Hi Les,
 
I am a Member of Martlesham Heath Aviation Society, based in the Control Tower Museum of Ex RAF Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich, Suffolk.
 
Working on some repairs in our "Anderson Shelter" this morning I found the carved plaque as shown on  the attachment. As we have no known association with Transport Command we believe it was something "dropped in" when the museum opened. I'm afraid its not been well looked after and is split in two places horizontally, but we believe it could be repaired.
Do you have anyone in this area that we could deliver it too for safe keeping - that is if you want it of course ?
 
Regards
 
Ian Lisseman for MHAS.
 
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I recieved the following E mail today, 16th march 2014, if anyone can help please get in touch with me.
Many thanks Les.
Hello Les
I'm researching my dad's WWII history and writing it up as a story for the family. He's still alive. He's 92, fit and well.
I'm attaching, below, a rough timeline of where he was and what he did.
I've got the end part of his story and can't seem to find any details on the Internet about Bushey or is it Bushy.
He was working on ciphers at that time and his CO was Witney Straight, so it must have been for No.216 Group. He's a bit confused about where exactly he was stationed.
Is there anyone in your membership who was there in the war. And anyone who was in Aden in 1941/2? If so perhaps I could put him in touch with them.
Kind regards
Tina.
 
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Below are the details of Eric Dallman, Tina's Father's service.
September 1939 War declared
October 1940 ARP officer
May 1941 Joined RAF
Cardington
Weston-super-Mare
Southampton
Wilmslow
September 1941 Set sail from Liverpool, RMS Samaria
November 1941 Arrived Aden, Sheik Othman, 73 OTU
Journey: Somaliland, Eritrea, (Khartoum) Sudan, (Heliopolis) Egypt
(March or later) 1941 Amman, Jordon, No.3 Middle East Training School
(May or later) 1942 Khormaksa, No.8 Squadron
[plane crashed at Little Aden in June – so was that pre or post training?]
journey: Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, Lybia
October 1943 Tunis
October 1943 Naples, Staging post 63
[January 1944, squadron 18 and 114 using Pomigliano]
[March 1944 Vesuvius erupted]
[Suggests shot down in March/ April or May]
May 1944 Corsica
Sardinia
France
Naples (on a ship to England)
Cipher school
Mildenhall
Bushy
October 1945 Oslo
April 1946 London
 
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I found the following request on our Guest Book page, and told Andy I would put it on this page.
Anyone who can help, please, let Andy know.
Date:
12/3/2013, 2:46 PM
" I was at Sundern with a chef - a great guy, and a good friend. He was Cpl. Peter Wickenden; I bumped into him again years later, at Lynehaman can I be put back in touch?
Name:
Andy McMeekin
Email:
ahskpm@hotmail.co.uk
Number:
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Just had the following request, anyone help?????, 25/08/2013
Hello Les
My name is James Hobson and I am emailing you after coming across your website.
My grandfather, Barry Nixon, served as a Cook 2 in the RAF as part of his National Service between
1952 to 1954.
Unfortunately he passed away last week, and I would be grateful if you could post my contact details on your website.
 I will obtain further details as to where he was based, but I would love to hear from anyone who may have served with him. It is unfortunate that I did not come across your website earlier, I'm sure he would have loved to have looked at it.
Thank you in advance.
James Hobson
 
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Just had the following request, anyone help?????. 14/08/2013.
Good Morning,
I am trying to find information relating to the attached. The wooden plate is 11 - 12ins in diameter, with no markings on the reverse. It was the treasured possession of my late uncle, W.Op. Flt Sgt George Taylor (titch). Initally he flew with 101 sqn, but was detatched to 77sqn Transport Command, for the duration of the Berlin Airlift. After the Airlift he was posted to No2 Parchute Training School in India, where he obtained the local rank of W.O. He remained in the RAF until January 1952.
I have contacted the Berlin Airlift Association, and Bomber Command Museums in Lincs and Norfolk/Suffolk, regretfully none of them had ever seen a similar plate, so were unable to help.
Kind Regards
Linda Farley (Niece).
 
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The following is part of an E mail I had from Andrea Baers on, 15/05/2013,.
This Pilot, was not a Cook, but someone could have served him in the Officers Mess, at one of his Stations,
I only have a photo of her Grandfather but no name. If anyone recognizes the Pilot in the photo, please let me know, Les haines, Webmaster, and also Andrea on her E mail address:-
 
andrea.nov@gmx.deJust copy and paste.
Dear Mr. Haines,
My name is Andrea Baers and I am living in Germany. I am searching for my grandfather, who has been a pilot with the British airforce. My problem is that I do have only a picture of him and no name, We do assume that he was probably flying for the Berlin Airlift, but that is an assumption. Could you please let me know, if you or someone of your members recall him? I will attach a picture of him to this email, maybe someone does recognize him.
Kind regards from Bonn.
Andrea Baers.
 
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Andrea's Grandfather,  ANYONE KNOW HIS NAME????.
The picture might have been taken around 1949?
 
 
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Isn't it strange living on a very small island like the U.K., that it seems totally impossible to meet up with our old comrades of the Royal Air Force of yesteryear, - it amazes me that after trying for well over fifty years, I wonder where they all are especially the cooks, every camp had more the six to eight cooks in the airmens mess and officers mess.
I realise that a lot went to Australia with the ten pound package scheme and a lot went to Africa, Canada, U.S,A and a lot may have passed on.
Derrick................. "cookie"..................... 4237677.
 
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Anyone remember Leslie Lewis Hyde, he was in the RAF and was at West Kirby, working in the Station Head Quarters, some time between 1939 - 1945, or later.
He was born in 1908 and died in 1977. His Son has a photo of him (non uniform), and would like to find anyone who knew his Dad, and has any photos of him during his time in the RAF. His Service Number was 1197255, and his rank on leaving RAF was LAC.
Leslie's last years, were lived in 242 Market Road, Cheshire and his final days at Shalom House.
His Wife at the time was Maisie Hyde and she lived at 172 Haden Hill, Willow Cottage, in outer Birmingham.
His Son Geoff applied to the RAF about 2 months ago, duly paid his fee and enclosed his own Birth certificate to ask for his Fathers complete service record, they did warn him it might take up to 3 months, but to date , he has not heard anything from them.
As you can see we do not as yet know Leslie's trade in the RAF, he could have been a cook, in admin or any trade. So If you did know Leslie Lewis Hyde, please let me know then I can let his Son have your details to contact you. Les Haines Webmaster. 27/02/2011
 
 
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Hello Les
I have been trying for several years to try to contact a mate who was stationed at West Kirby during early 1948 (Around March/May) but I have failed to find him. The last known address I had was
2385492 AC2 Coles. R.
Hut 16 No 1 School of Cookery
No2 NSA Course
MaitlandArea
RAF Halton
Nr Wendover
Bucks
This was on 8th June 1948
Unfortunately I do not have a photogtraph for you.
His Home Address at that time was in Bristol, that is all I have.
It would be so good if you or one of our colleagues could contact him for me, after all this time.
Thanks and best wishes
Vernon Holland
If anyone has any information on the above persons, please send me an E mail.
Les Haines, 30/08/2011
 
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