West Rayham 1941 - 1943

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by V5645, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. V5645

    V5645 Member

    I am interested in learning more about this airfield specifically in these years, or does the airfield hold records. I understand WW2 1941 -1943 that 114 squadron had Blenheim bomber on Intruder Night fighter airfield sorties on Leewarden and Vectha around this time amongst other targets / I am interested in any information on the pilots crews in that era as well as any books ( writings) of that time of this specifically personal or of the Blenheim's and their pilots All seemed to have a very high attrition rate. I just wonder has anything been written about this from Pilots or ground crew perspective.

    Pilot Officer John Fox flew NZ41320 seconded to RAF during this time being stationed and flew various Blenheim aircraft as his Flight log mentions lots of training flights amongst bombing mission sequences. I tried to post some photos here of these here but appear to large for site. Can anyone direct me to any books or personal stories written or records of this era that are in existence ?? talks about Vechta in Bomber command records.JPG talks about Vechta in Bomber command records.JPG talks about Vechta in Bomber command records.JPG .?
     

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  4. V5645

    V5645 Member

    Operational record of 114 squadron June 1942 Intruder raids
     
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  6. V5645

    V5645 Member

    No i think i have that thanks i was more interested whether anyone had a written was personal account of the airfield and personally during that time ..would you be aware whether west rayyan has a history museum history section that someone may have writtern about or hold records of..
    Long shot but worth asking . Gee these were young guys ..
     
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  8. V5645

    V5645 Member

    thank you will track down the brief history and report they dont mail to NZ so may have to circumvent with UK address
     

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