DEDICATION

THESE WEB PAGES ARE RESPECTFULLY AND  WITH

MUCH HUMILITY DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED IN

BOMBER COMMAND - IRRESPECTIVE OF RANK, TRADE

OR CATEGORY.

To keep a deeply binding Faith, I make special mention of my friends shown below:

Survived But Since Passed.

T.J.J. Rooke, RAFVR; Air Gunner Instructor, No. 1 AAS, then Nos. 626 & 101 Squadrons. 'Tom'.


J.W. Carpenter, RAFVR; Air Gunner, No. 192 (SD) Squadron. 'Jim'.

G.E. Pratt, DFC, RAFVR; Air Gunner, No. 428 (RCAF) Squadron. 'Georgie'.


A.J.R. Robson, DFC, RAFVR, (later RAF); Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, No. 428 (RCAF) Squadron. 'Robbie' or 'Tim'.

Of the many hundreds encountered down the decades, these became lasting personal friends, and we remained in regular contact until their respective deaths. In truth, they became almost surrogate Fathers. It can be imagined that there are many, many more of whom space precludes a mention, but they know they were no less vital to the plot. Many are now lost to their Families and the world, but remain ever alive in my heart also. God Bless Them always.

These Gave Their All.

F/O G.V.R. Yeulett, RAFVR; Air Gunner, No. 158 Squadron. 'Vic'.

F/O A. Cox, RAFVR; Air Gunner, No. 158 Squadron. 'Al'.

FTR Magdeburg; 16th-17th January 1945. (Killed)

Sgt. F. Wooldridge, RAFVR; Wireless Operator, Nos. 467 & 463 (RAAF) Squadrons. 'Tubby'.

FTR Berlin; 30th-31st January 1944. (Killed)

F/Lt L. Roberts, DFC, RAFVR; Navigator, Nos. 78 & 35 (PFF) Squadrons. 'Leslie'.

FTR Cologne (Daylight); 28th October 1944. (Missing).

Although I must wait my time and hope one day to meet them personally elsewhere; in the meantime, either their Families were kind to me beyond measure, (Tubby & Leslie), or it is known that certain of their actions then were to have a clear, present and beneficial infuence on my life even to this day, (Vic & Al).

There are no words to express my heartfelt gratitude.


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