Little Snoring, 1945

Originally posted on RAF 23 Squadron:
First post April 5, 2010 This could be the start of the amazing story of the airmen of a forgotten squadron in Little Snoring. Please leave a comment… Picture taken in 1945 before the squadron was disbanded (Courtesy Tom Cushing via Peter Smith) Squadron 23 No. 23 Squadron formed at…

Little visit to Little Snoring

Courtesy of Peter Smith via Tom Cushing. Peter had this message to go along… Pierre, Tommy did something really special for me in January, he took me up in his plane, from yes you guessed it, see the pictures… To really enjoy these pictures, you have to read this I wrote when I first met […]

Little Snoring, 1945

First post April 5, 2010 This could be the start of the amazing story of the airmen of a forgotten squadron in Little Snoring. Please leave a comment… Picture taken in 1945 before the squadron was disbanded (Courtesy Tom Cushing via Peter Smith) Squadron 23 No. 23 Squadron formed at Fort Grange, Gosport on 1 […]

Revisiting the Past

This is what I have been doing here on this blog since 2010. Yesterday someone shared this picture on Facebook. He took it with his cell phone. The photo is part of his father’s souvenirs at RAF Tholthorpe. RAF Tholthorpe was where RCAF No. 420 Snowy Owl and RCAF No. 425 Alouettes were stationed. Flight Sergeant […]

In Memoriam Arthur Cockayne

Note I wrote a post in April 2010 about Tommy Smith’s navigator. I don’t have a picture of Arthur Cockayne just a painting commissioned by Peter Smith, Tommy Smith’s son. Arthur Cockayne did not survive the war. There is a follow-up to what I wrote back in 2010. *** Peter received this e-mail from someone […]