207 Squadron (RAF) Association Newsletters 2004
Content Index

2004 Summer

1 From the President: back in the fold; Langar and Spilsby events; Al Dolding leaving 207R; Air Battle of Malta Memorial Hangar Fund - Ken Marwood
2 News from the Squadron: news of courses: Alan Mawby 40 year solo Anniversary: Old boys 4 ship: AD to be DCI 1FTS, succeeded by Sqn Ldr Paul Stockley as OC207R: Langar memorial rededication - Al Dolding
3 RAF to axe 50% of Fast Jet student pilots - The Herald 2 April 2004
3 Reduced numbers to enter fast jet training - RAF News 16 April 2004
4 obituary: Ron Moore Bomb Aimer 1/45-10/45 - Mrs Christine Moore
5 obituary: Arthur Pashley, Aircraft Fitter I 12/56-12-57 - Ted Payne
5 obituary: RE 'Slim' Pocock, Navigator 4/76-5/83 - Ben Lyon, Dennis Buck
5 obituary: Albert Seibel, Bomb Aimer 3/44-4/44 - Bob Fowlie
5 obituary: Ernest AA Taylor WOp/AG 1/45-6/45 - Ian Taylor
6 High Praise for Presentation of the Standard 25 Nov 2003 - GpCapt DI Harrison, Stn Cdr Linton on Ouse
6 Tales from Linton's Finest - Linton Link
7 Langar Airfield 207 Sqn Memorial Rededication 8 May 2004 - Tim Chamberlin, Kevin Mapley, Nat Bury
9 ATC Squadron reports: 2266 (Spilsby), 207 (Cranfield)
10 Events coming up at RAF Mildenhall 17 Sep and 23 Oct
11 RAF Bomber Crew recruiting - C4
11 Battle of Hamburg participants sought - Keith Lowe
11 Northolt Expansion - RAF News 10 April 2004
12 Alfred Hall recalls the Grey and Curd crews - Alfred Hall, Nav 3/44-10/44
13 The Ken Houghton Story: part 1 - Bob Kirby
16 A Grandson Remembers: Ian Adams, grandson of Jack Fisher WOp/AG 6/44-7/44
17 The Great Escape - RAF News April 16 2004
17 Jim Taylor's [WOp/AG 207 11/40-3/41] friendly return to Poland - 44 Sqn Newsletter
18 Peter Ward-Hunt assists enquiries - Gibson and 83 Sqn photo - Flypast Nov 2002
19 Royal Air Force Germany since 1945, by Friend member Bill Taylor - review in RAF Historical Society Journal by CG Jefford
20 Devon VP967's smart new colours - Flypast Nov 2002
20 Keeping you in the air - AV Roe Repair Organisation - Memorial Flight Spring 2004
22 HP O/100 HP3137 crash photo 25/26 Aug 1917 - Leendert Holleman
23 Flt Lt John Chatterton DFC 44, 57, 630 Sqns - 44 Sqn Newsletter
24 207R Sqn: 40 years on - a surprise for Alan Mawby
24 The RAF's oldest Box 4 formation? - Alan Mawby
25 207R - even older and wiser: 228 v 221!
25 Talking of records - Bert Conchie's 30 years between tours on 207 - Ian Hampton
26 Places to stay
26 Congratulations to member Alan Watkins (AEO 59-61) and the Thames Valley Branch of the Bomber Command Association
26 Ernie Hay Finds Bert Fagan: it’s a hairy story - Ernie Hay
26 F/O Trevor Hordley’s daughter Mrs Christine Bailie and grandson Danny have been located
26 Sgt BM ‘Bar’ Jacques daughter Carole Billingham and widow have been located
26 Joyce Brotherton – Doug Rose’s widow Joyce seeks flower layers for Joyce Brotherton’s grave in Bishop Auckland cemetery
26 Swiss Branch RAFA assist RAFA’s Richard Peck House - Honorary 207 member Bryan Pattison is Chairman of RAFA Swiss Branch
26 Julien Saker (Devons, Wyton Detachment) has been tracked down
26 Brian Hulme SAC Engines on 207 in the late 50s after being on 148 & 214 seeks those who knew him
26 Harold John Bromwich: Engine Mechanic on B29s during his National Service, 1951-53, on 207: his daughter would like to hear from anyone who was on the Squadron at the time
26 Pilot Officer Alfred J. Parkyn RCAF, service number J/16080, and crew (EM-C, R5695) lost from Langar, 25 Nov 1942. Lt Col Michael Parkyn USMC seeks those who knew him
26 Henry Hayden ‘Hap’ Haszard was on 207 with members Bill Angell and Nebby Wheeler and featured in a 1939 cartoon of 207’s officers. His sister in law has made contact
26 Georges Pillot of Brisson seeks material: 15 Feb 1943, Lancaster EM-M L7547 (F/Sgt John Whyte) of 207 Sqn Langar, crashed near St Brisson, Nievre, France.
27 John Curnow 103 Sqn: members of his crew lie in Lavannes, Marne, graveyard, killed 9th/10th March 1943, with 4 from Lancaster EM-X W4172, 207 Sqn (F/Sgt Ivor Wood): Sgt George Margetson, Sgt George Mortimore, Sgt Richard Warren, and F/Sgt Ivor Wood. Sgt Gordon Brownhill and Sgt Richard Brown evaded and Sgt William Lishman RCAF POW [Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, pow nr 27720]. Possibility of a 207/103 visit in 2005?

Winter 2004/Spring 2005 - Victory in WW2: 60th Anniversary

1 From the President: 2004 Reunion: Paul Stockley taking over from Al Dolding as OC 207; Air Battle of Malta Memorial Hangar Fund; plans for memorial ceremony in Belgium - Ken Marwood
2 Maximum Effort - Kevin Mapley on plans for Meeuwen Memorial to Corless crew
3 Proposed Visit to Belgium - Frank Haslam on proposed itinerary and Heroes Return funding
4 News from the Squadron - Paul Stockley; presentation of Tucano print to Al Dolding; Dick Shuster AFC retires; Alan Mawby OBE retires; News from 207 Course
5 News from 209, 211, 213 Courses; participation of 207R in BoB service York Minster; Frank Pollard commends the Squadron's participation
5 New Association Liaison Officer - Lt Peter Lumsden RN biography
6 obituary: Vicky Muhl (nee Saunders), Telephonist 6/44-3/45 - Tom Scrivener
6 obituary: Jack Fisher, WOp/AG 6/44-7/44 - Ian Adams
7 obituary: George Chesworth DFC, Observer 3/44-9/46
7 obituary: John McIntosh DFC*, Pilot 2/43-9/43 - Iain Nicolson
7 obituary: George Hall, Air Gunner 10/43-5/44
7 obituary: John Rickaby, W/Op Mechanic 5/44-8/45
7 obituary: Reginald Ford, Navigator 6/53-3/53
8 ATC report: 207 (Cranfield) Sqn - Ann Healy
9 ATC report: 2266 (Spilsby) Sqn - David Hill
9 Linton News Roundup: Tucano's milestone; Display pilot wins Breitling Trophy; Gp Capt Dave Harrison OC Linton on Ouse hands over to Gp Capt Andy Sudlow
10 Linton News Roundup: Linto goes Inside Out for BBC tv
10 Visit to France July 2004 - 10th Anniversary Neaufles Memorial - Frank Haslam
11 Spilsby Photographic Exhibition, Franklin Hall Spilsby commemorating 60th Anniversary of 207's move to Spilsby - Kevin Mapley
12 End of Flight Engineer Training in the RAF
13 More on Champion Boxer Al Foreman - Lynn Gould (his niece)
13 Tax behind the wire - update on meetings with Minister of Veterans' Affairs - Charles Clarke
13 Ken Houghton Story part 3 - Bob Kirby
15 They do not forget - Air Gunners' visit to Dronten - Tom Rogers
15 Bomber Crew - the Channel 4 UK tv series - Bill Burke
16 Marham 1956 - Winton McNab
17 We flew Joyce Brotherton - Tom Moore
17 Editor's Corner: Roll of Honour now online; May 1945 Squadron photo online; Mildenhall POW-MIA Day & Retreat Ceremony 17/9/04; 207 stained glass panel in Mildenhall Chapel: books signings Mel Rolfe's Bomber Boys (inc John Banfield and John Pearl), Tail End Charlies - the last Battles of the Bomber War 1944-45 by John Nichol and Tony Rennell (inc Frank Haslam snr); appeal for info Sgt Richard Arthur Gaut kia Jones crew EM-S ME807 16/7/44; Les Gaterell; Brian Goulding on Jonathan Falconer's book of the film Dam Busters (in which Joe Kmiciek did some flying); AGA news; Phonetic Alphabets - Clapham & Dwyer; Monksthorpe Baptist Chapel; info appeal on Sgt Dennis Chant kia 14/10/41 in Paskell crew Manchester EM-T L7373; Veterans Badge