Joined: March 19th, 2011, 3:21 am

January 17th, 2013, 10:18 am #61

HI, addressing your points:

The web site is run and operated by an associate member of the association, but it is not it any way controlled by such, or paid for by such, nor will it ever be.

I have had twelve months were my life has been turned upside down and I have needed to place all of this on hold.

The problem is that I have about 60 people now waiting for web pages to be made for their loved ones, and there is only myself that can do the work.

If you have any more questions my direct email can be found on the contact page.

Details for the association will be placed on the Assciation page as soon as possible.

Thanks

Chris
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Joined: January 17th, 2013, 11:04 pm

January 17th, 2013, 11:20 pm #62

Has the website stopped posting updates? there are a load of pages with notes that they will be added to in the "next few days" but there has been no update since August. Wonder whether the association has closed down or is the website nothing to do with 102 Squadron Association?
Hi,

This is just to let everyone know that 102 (Ceylon) Squadron Association is alive and well and increasing its membership.

I was appointed Honorary Secretary last year taking over from Tom Wingham who has been our secretary for the last 20 years. Tom is well and I see him fairly regularly as does at least one other member of the Association.

We had a very successful reunion in 2012, Chris put a report and photos on the website. Members also attended Pocklington airfield on Remembrance Day. I am currently planning the reunion for July 2013

If you would like an email copy of our last newsletter please send me your email address. You can also see what is going on by looking at the forum on the squadron website, my contact details are on there.

Apologies for the promotion but I think it is important for people to know about us while the excellent work Chris has done is on hold.

Simon
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Joined: January 18th, 2013, 10:12 am

January 18th, 2013, 10:20 am #63

Hi, wanted to touch base with everyone on this thread.

I have just taken possession of everything that was sent to Chris Goss when he wrote our squadron book, so I am NOT looking for a load of extra work concerning the web site - I have about five years worth here already...

However ---

There are a number of people on this thread that I have never heard of, or never spoken to and I would like to encourage you all to contact me when ever you have a moment and let me have the details of your loved one. (Christine.. give me a bell sometime please.. its been a while now and I still have nothing at all for your dad..)

You may find that they are already on our site in some way, but maybe you can add more details.. especially photo's??

my email address and other contact details can be found on our web site, and I look forward to making up pages for all those I have not yet done.

All the best

Chris
Hi

Just noticed your thread and wondered if you might have any information about my great uncle. He was Gerald Hadfield service number 1047949 and a sergeant air gunner. He and his crew were shot down by a night fighter on 17th June 1944. The plane exploded in mid air and they are buried in a communal cemetery in Buren, Holland. The other crew members were John Booker (air gunner), Ernest Finch (air gunner), Enrico Zaccheo (air engineer/co pilot), Winston Reid (air observer/navigator), Eric Braddock (pilot), and Ronald Putt (air bomber). I have a photograph of the crew if anyone would be interested.

Kind Regards

Carol
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Joined: August 4th, 2011, 12:57 pm

January 18th, 2013, 9:14 pm #64

HI, addressing your points:

The web site is run and operated by an associate member of the association, but it is not it any way controlled by such, or paid for by such, nor will it ever be.

I have had twelve months were my life has been turned upside down and I have needed to place all of this on hold.

The problem is that I have about 60 people now waiting for web pages to be made for their loved ones, and there is only myself that can do the work.

If you have any more questions my direct email can be found on the contact page.

Details for the association will be placed on the Assciation page as soon as possible.

Thanks

Chris
Chris - good to see your posting as had sent few emails but not heard anything back from you.

As things a little hectic still for you I am still happy to help any one with any details from the Squadrons Operational records.

Neil
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January 18th, 2013, 11:23 pm #65

HI, addressing your points:

The web site is run and operated by an associate member of the association, but it is not it any way controlled by such, or paid for by such, nor will it ever be.

I have had twelve months were my life has been turned upside down and I have needed to place all of this on hold.

The problem is that I have about 60 people now waiting for web pages to be made for their loved ones, and there is only myself that can do the work.

If you have any more questions my direct email can be found on the contact page.

Details for the association will be placed on the Assciation page as soon as possible.

Thanks

Chris
I wasn't sure if you were asking for photo's and stories for the the Association or for your personal website, thanks for clarifying it's for your personal site.
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October 8th, 2013, 11:07 am #66

Hi Tim,

I realise this was posted a number of years ago, but I was wondering if you had any information regarding my uncle.
He as a F/Sgt who died on a raid to Germany on 26/6/43. He is buried in a cemetary in Florennes, Belguim. His name is Mathew Henry Clack, but I believe he was known as Harry.
I am just begining some research and would appreciate any help as to any relevant sources of information.

Thanks in anticipation

Richard Clack
i know this was a number of years ago, but did you get any info, as my uncle was killed 26/6/ 1943
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Joined: February 15th, 2014, 3:43 pm

February 15th, 2014, 3:48 pm #67

I have been gathering info on 102 squadron for research on a book. I have some bits and bobs on the crew. let me know your email I will be glad to send you the bit through.
Hi
I am new to the forum and I am looking for any info regarding a 102 Sqn Halifax Mk111 based at RAF Pocklington in 1944. My understanding is the aircraft crashed whilst on a training flight on 17 Sept 1944. Can you help with any information

Regards, Roy
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Joined: February 28th, 2014, 9:37 am

March 1st, 2014, 6:05 am #68

Hi, wanted to touch base with everyone on this thread.

I have just taken possession of everything that was sent to Chris Goss when he wrote our squadron book, so I am NOT looking for a load of extra work concerning the web site - I have about five years worth here already...

However ---

There are a number of people on this thread that I have never heard of, or never spoken to and I would like to encourage you all to contact me when ever you have a moment and let me have the details of your loved one. (Christine.. give me a bell sometime please.. its been a while now and I still have nothing at all for your dad..)

You may find that they are already on our site in some way, but maybe you can add more details.. especially photo's??

my email address and other contact details can be found on our web site, and I look forward to making up pages for all those I have not yet done.

All the best

Chris
Hi Chris

if you happen to come across any information or especially photographs of my late father Edward Ernest de Joux I'd be very grateful if you could pass them on. He was a rear gunner with 102 squadron from 1942 until June of 1943. He flew in Halifax 112 and his pilot was a Warrant Officer Lewis. I'm trying to piece together the full record of his war time exploits so anything you have would be of value.

Alternatively, if there's anything that I have that may be of assistance, please let me know at sdejoux1@bigpond.com. Thanks. All the best.

Simon de Joux
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March 3rd, 2014, 9:24 pm #69

I'm not even sure if I'm on the right site to request help with my enquiry, but will leave a message in the hope that if I'm not, then someone out there will put me on the right track!
My son is trying to research my late dad's RAF career and would welcome ANY information he can gather on his time at Pocklington.My father's name was Flt Sgt Cyril George William PUGSLEY,he was a wireless operator/air gunner. He was a member of 102 (Ceylon) Squadron and was based at Pocklington between the 10th July, 1944 and the 16th December, 1944. We have a photograph of the crew he flew with in the Halifax with the nose painting and logo "The Flying Scot". The crew members appear to have written their own names and addresses on the back of the photo, two are New Zealanders - H.J. Hammond from Christchurch and R.H> Selby from New Plymouth. Another two are from the London area -one signature is quite difficult to decipher but I think the name is G. Armsby of Holmstall Avenue, Burnt Oak, Edgware and the other is J.W. Chown of Willingdon Road, Wood Green, London.
The two other crew members are from Kent and Sussex and I think I am already "on their trails".
If there is anyone with any information whatsoever to offer, then both my son and I would be more than grateful to hear from you.

With best wishes,
Christine Johnson
Any chance of getting a copy of the photo? I am researching local boyss who served in the RNZAF attached to the RAF. I would be very keen to have a photo of Ron Selby. Thanks.
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Joined: March 12th, 2014, 4:33 pm

March 12th, 2014, 4:44 pm #70

Hi
I am new to the forum and I am looking for any info regarding a 102 Sqn Halifax Mk111 based at RAF Pocklington in 1944. My understanding is the aircraft crashed whilst on a training flight on 17 Sept 1944. Can you help with any information

Regards, Roy
I saw a monument last week at a distance of 1,5 mile from my house. It is a propellor and on that there are photo's from:
Flying Officer WJH Rushforth Canada
Flying Officer AV Maxwell Canada
Pilot Officer NW Amstein Canada
Pilot Officer LWJ McKenna Canada
Sgt P Stamper England
Sgt EO Walker Scotland
Sgt RW Peel England

It sais that the plane wa shot down in this area on june 17 1944 and that they are buries at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery,
Sorry for my English

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