207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY
FRANKLIN HALL EXHIBITION
Spilsby Weekend 19-20 July 2004
version 4 Aug 2005
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The exhibition in Franklin Hall was opened by the Mayor of Spilsby, Cllr Gordon Iremonger, seen here with Kevin Mapley (Secretary, 207 Squadron RAF Association) and the Standard Bearer of 2266 (Spilsby) ATC Squadron.
In the background are a number of 207 Squadron Association members, among whom can be seen Ron Brown (left of Mayor), Mike Madigan (behind Mayor), Alec White (right of Mayor) and David West (extreme right).
Kevin Mapley, Secretary, 207 Squadron RAF Association; John Pearl, Air Gunner, Spilsby 2/45-6/45; Mayor & Mayoress of Spilsby; Rev Harry Orchard, Flying Control Officer, Langar & Spilsby 7/43-11/44.
Behind Kevin Mapley is Russell Carlton of RAF Living History: he and the group were also at the Langar Memorial Re-dedication 8th May 2004.
back: Fred Pearce, Flight Mech A 8/42-3/46; Alec White, Air Gunner 11/43-9/44; Rev Harry Orchard, Flying Control Officer, 7/43-11/44; Frank Bristow, Photographic Section ?/44-5/45; Mike Madigan, Navigator 7/44-4/45; Eric Rimmington, Flight Engineer (2nd tour) 6/43-12/43 ; John Pearl, Air Gunner, 2/45-6/45; Ken Smith, Armourer 9/43-5/45.
front: Peter Renacre, Armourer 9/42-945, Ron Brown, Flight Engineer 11/44-4/45; Mayor of Spilsby; Kevin Mapley; Vera Willis, M/T Driver 6/43-5/45; Tom Rogers, Air Gunner 10/44-5/45
Horse-drawn trailer tour of the airfield, here by the Spilsby Airfield Memorial, guided by Kevin Mapley: Russell Carlton at extreme left - see earlier picture of him in uniform.
with thanks to Raymond Glynne-Owen for the images