207 Squadron Royal Air Force History
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53 of us sat down for our Annual Reunion Dinner (55 last year) at the Hallmark Hotel, Derby on 4th September. We welcomed OC 207R Sqn, Sqn Ldr Andy Scott and several QFIs and students. It was much appreciated that, with due ceremony, the Standard was with us for the last time.
Photos of the Reunion are on-line - see via Reunions
Friend Member Mike Weston has provided information on the unveiling of a special plaque at the former RAF Langar airfield by John Whyte, a Friend Member from New Zealand. John's father F/S John Whyte (Pilot) was one of the two who survived the loss of their aircraft near the French village of St Brisson of Lancaster EM-M L7547. It was one of the force attacking Milan and one of 9 aircraft from 207 Squadron then based at Langar.
The plaque sets out the history of Langar Airfield and was organised by the Langar Airfield Memorial Committee - see Memorials > Langar Airfield
We have heard via Dutch Friend Members Kees and Ans Rijken of the death of their great friend Jim Taylor (WOp/AG 11/40-3/41). Jim was in John Siebert's crew when their Waddington based Manchester EM-P L7303 was shot down on a raid on Dusseldorf. It came down in the Eindhoven area. John Siebert was killed and Jim and the rest of the crew were taken POW. Kees' father worked for the local authority and had to organise the funeral.
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