WHAT'S NEW ON MY SITE
Picture added to the 139 sqaudron page of
F/O (Nav.) James Dunn DFC DFM who died Age 27
Also added an image of his Path Finder Force Badge
Alot of work going on in the background for more information to be add to this website.
Been spending alot of time making my "Travelling back to 1940s Airfields" videos with almost 200 airfields now covered
Time to start adding more information to this website.
A new memorial painting has just been finished at RAF Upwood by Nathan Nice
update to the demolishing page of Upwood. Phase 2 demolishing has now finished.
Buildings demolished are as follows:
Station sick quarters
Both decontamination centres
X2 H Accommodation blocks
The rest of the buildings
have a few more years before they get demolished, when phase 3 of building starts
Just added a new page with the information of the Demolition of RAF Upwood which started in June 2020.
Under the main menu bar under Demolition...
Just a few hours fixing broken link on my site. If you find any please let me know
Happy New Year everyone..
Finally got a new computer loaded with the website and I can update more often
I spent the year working on my Facebook RAF Upwood group and also my Instagram page. so didn't get much time to update on here, but i plan to be adding to the site alot more now.
Keep and eye out.... updates are coming
Update to 139 Squadron page, with all the DFM Official recommendation details added to the losses
FIRE SECTION page has now been added to the main menu bar. All other pictures of the fire section will be added to this page shortly. Thanks to John Warnes for sending me his collection and adding all the information.
John would like to get in contact with any of his old friends from Upwood,
I have added his email address to the Fire Section page.
139 Squadron page has now been updated to make it easier to navigate.
17 OTU update with a picture of Robert George Coventry grave
Thanks to Mat Stainton for sending me the picture
156 Squadron page has now been updated to make it easier to navigate
New page added 7 Squadron. I'm trying a new system on the website as there is so much information all over the place after 20 years, Its clean up time. 7 Squadron page will be the start of the clean up. Anything to do with 7 squadron will be under one page with its own menu at the top so you can click direct to the area you want to view in that page.
I hope this helps
Update added to 90 squadron page with a link to Peak District Air Accident Research who have researched Blenheim IV L4873 WP-23rd March 1940 which crashed while Training
Thanks for Peter Fuller who sent me the link
New page added & Squadron.
Update added to 17 OTU page with information from Peter C Wilkinson on George Victor Wilson family history with a picture of George Wilson and a picture of Sergeant (Pilot)LESLIE WALTER ROBERTSON PRYOR, Grave
21 MAY 1941 BLENHEIM IV L9388
Update to 17 OTU page 12 JULY 1941 BLENHEIM IV Z6360 with picture of James Tinker grave
New page just added. Drone pictures of Upwood. I will add it to the main menu near the top
Update to 17 OTU page with info on a Residents campaign for recognition for plane crash airmen
12 JUNE 1940 BLENHEIM IV L9172
Sgt V A Bain
Sgt W H Wheeler died
AC2 S Boulton died
New page just been added. USAF Hospital page. Just some pictures I took in July 2015 about a week before it was pulled down
Just took some more pictures of Raf Upwood on the 23rd of February 2018
Added 77 of them the the website in the main menu bar under Upwood pictures 2018
Just took some more pictures of Raf Upwood on the 23rd of February 2018 Will be adding them shortly.
Will also be adding alot more pages over the coming month to celebrate the 20th year so this Webpage
A few page updates, MT Section page has been added to the main menu
A few page updates, More web pages will be added to this site very shortly
New page added. Picture of the last bomb to be dropped on Germany.
New page added. Graffiti at Upwood page. The page can be found under the main menu bar under Pictures of Upwood
New page added. A RAF 139 (Jamaica) Squadron Crew
New page added, Arthur Powell Pictures. This page can be found under the heading
"Pictures of Upwood"
New page added, Lincoln RE342 MG:B Crash 10.10.51
7 squadron with pictures. More information to be added once researched.
Update to the Contacts page with John Quinn and Dick Church contact information
Update to the "What's going on at RAF Upwood" page
Homes plan for RAF Upwood is recommended for approval by planners
Update to the "Last two surviving Nissen huts" page, with a picture of the Nissen huts in 1953 and aerial pictures taken by me on the 29/6/2013 from a cherry picker, and I hate heights!!! but it was worth it.
New page added. "Upwood Hill House" This page can be found in the main menu bar.
or click on the link above.
Update to the 1917-1919 page with pictures of the graves of two airmen killed at Upwood during WW1
New page, Picture of Upwood 1/2/2013.
This page can be found under the main menu under pictures of Upwood.
New page, Sick Quarters, with pictures from Mike Jefferys collection.
This page can be found under the main menu bar.
Update to the "Last two surviving Nissen huts" page with up to date pictures of the
Update to the 214 squadron page with a squadron photo from Pete Browns collections
New page added "Last two surviving Nissen huts"
with information and pictures of the Nissen huts being restored in 2005 and being used as TWM's classrooms and staff canteen.
Update to 90 Squadron page with the Aircraft losses now added
Update to 35 Squadron page with the Aircraft losses now added
New page, "Ramsey's Royal Observer Post" page with the layout of observer post and pictures with information about the use of the post
New page added. "What's going on at Upwood" on the main menu bar at the top
New page added. 61 Squadron Hampden I AE266 QR Crash at Upwood while trying to land
The link can be found on the main menu bar.
Update to the Mosquito crash at Upwood with Jack Watson's account of the accident.
Ernest O. E. Knight account when he was an ATC cadet (Selhurst Grammar School Squadron 714) in 1946 and 1947 and spent a week at RAF Upwood. A group photograph and his memories of his week. This page can be found under "AIR TRAINING CORPS" in the main menu.
This update is also fixed a broken link to Tony Saint's picture at the top of the page.
New page added. 1409 Met flight history at upwood
The link can be found on the main menu bar.
New page added. Pathfinder Force Navigation Training Unit. With the loss of an Halifax aircraft that crashed at Upwood Village on the 25th January 1944 killing all 10 onboard.
The link can be found on the main menu bar.
New page added. Pictures of RAF Upwood taken on the 13/9/2011
This page can be found under "Pictures of Upwood" page on the main left hand menu bar
Also pictures from a group of us repainting the Guardroom before the Ramsey's 1940s weekend 2010 held at RAF Upwood. This page can also be viewed on the "Pictures of Upwood" page on the main left hand menu bar.
Update to my restoration of Canberra Cockpit WJ775. I have owned WJ775 for 2 years now and have almost finished the inside restoration. I have added a link at the bottom of the "Restoring Canberra B6 Mod RC WJ775" page which takes you to my photobucket slide show.
New page added. Battle of Britain Ball Booklet 19th September 1980
Update to the "Dedication to the Groundcrews" page
Front page with pictures of RAF Upwood memorial at Ramsey Army Camp.
Update to the restoration of WJ775 page with more information on ELINT operations
update to the 17 OTU page
Update to My link to Upwood page
New page started with pictures and information on Earith's Allan-Williams Turret and the Memorial.
Update to the Mosquito crash page. With more information from the Squadron Operational Record Book.
I have just added another page.
My Restoration of Canberra B6 Mod Rc WJ775 Ex 51 Squadron at RAF Wyton
A update To 139 squadron page
A update To 17OTU squadron page with 3 more pictures from Hugh Hadland, Jack Bottle and Ken Day
Update to the 139 squadron page with pictures of 2 Squadron prints.
A update To 156 squadron picture page with a 5minute interview with Bill Mason.
A update To 1919-1917 page
A update to Canberra WH887 page with pictures of her at Cockpit Fest 2009 at Newark Air Museum
WH887 Won the "Spirit of Cockpit Fest" Award.
A update to 148 Squadron page with pictures of a 1947 Christmas menue signed by members of 148 Squadron
A update to the colour pictures of Upwood with another 3 photos
A update to the "Raf upwood control tower" Link, with John R H Milne Memories of stories his father told him of his part in World War 2.
RAF 1561001 Sergeant Milne R. (Robert), known as ‘Jock’.
A new page with colour pictures of Upwood. Look under "pictures of Upwood" link
My link to Raf Upwood, my family history.
Update to Canberra WH887 Web Page (with more pictures)
Update to the 17 OTU
squadron page with more information and pictures on the crash of BLENHEIM IV
V5384 including a sketch
Update to Canberra WH887 Web Page (More pictures)
Update to 35 squadron page with another 3 pictures of them receiving the colours
Update to 139 squadron page with another picture of some Mosquito near hangar 2
Update to 148 squadron page with two pictures from Ron Medland
I have just added a page about the Mosquito which crashed into a house at Raf Upwood in 1944 which killed 4 people, 2 in the Mosquito and 2 people in the house
In memory of
F/L John Henry Kenny
F/O Martin Henry Ove Levin
F/ S Allan Lawson Rookes
F/ S David Winlow
21 Squadron History page is now online with a picture of CO S/L N.B. Freeman
18 Squadron History page is now online with 2 pictures of Canberras from Upwood
Pictures of the Royal Observer Corp post at RAF Upwood,
look in my "pictures of Upwood" page
Update the RAF Warboys site,
now with added information on 156 Squadron
Update the RAF Warboys site, now with pictures of the Control Tower in 1977 and when it was taken down in 1984
Update the RAF Warboys site, now with pictures of the DF Station
Update to the 156 Squadron page making it easy to use and added more pictures
Update to the 156 Squadron page, listing all the names who won the Distinguished Flying Medal (D.F.M.)
A new picture page has been added with pictures taken on the 18th December 2007
click on the "Pictures of Upwood" in the menu bar
Updated the picture page to make it easy.
Update to the Warboys web page,
now with the Runway Ghost Story
Update to the RAF Warboys page
90 Squadron page has just been added
52 Squadron page has just been added
Picture of 35 squadron canberra added
35 Squadron page has just been added
Update to the 139 Squadron page now with the History of the Squadron
Update to the links page
Update to the 156 squadron page now with the History of the squadron
Update to the 139 squadron page with a picture of Mosquito XD-F and update of the 139 squadron losses with another six losses added
Update to the recent picture page with 21 pictures of the Bomb and Ammo stores
Update to the Data page with RAF Upwood site plan.
Update to 139 Squadron page now with the Sqadron crest.
Update to the 214 squadron page with a picture of Lincoln SX976
Update to the 139 Squadron page with information on Erik Hazelhoff time spent at RAF Upwood. Erik Flew 72 mission against Germany
Update to the George Cross Medal page with
Vivian Hollowday account
Just uploaded the RAF Upwood Data Page.
Update on the 156 Squadron page.
Just uploaded RAF Upwood Control Tower webpage.
Just uploaded the George Cross webpage.
Update on the aerial picture of Upwood. With four new pictures from Nick Harris
Update on the 214 Squadron page now with history of the squadron time at upwood.
Update to 148 squadron page
The new 214 Squadron page has been uploaded with many pictures from David Gambold son of John (Taff) Gambold 7sq, 148sq, and 214sq Upwood
Pictures from Elaine Turner has been added to the old picture page
Also 139 squadron page has a World War Two Cartoon picture from Chris Coverdale
Pictures from Daz Brown has been added to the old picture page
(Daz can you email me, I have lost your email address, thanks Sean.)
148 Squadron Page with pictures from Peter Snook, more information to come on 148 once i get time
Update of the 156 squadron
page with more pictures,
Les hunt dedication page
Recent picture page has been added with 22 images, I will add more weekly.
Updated the 156 Squadron page
Updated the 139 Squadron losses page, with full names and age
New pictures on the 156 Squadron
page. many thanks John Crosskill for letting me use his pictures for the site
(156 Squadron page)
New picture page. many thanks
to Alfred Barnes for letting me use his pictures for the site
(156 squadron Pathfinders ground crew)
New picture page. many thanks
to John C Lane for letting me use his pictures for the site (fire section at
Just updated 17 OTU page with a biography and picture of Harry Zavadowsky written by Professor C.M. Johnston from McMaster University in Hamilton Canada
Just updated 156 squadron page with two new pictures Pilots at Upwood in May 1944 and the hole crew of 156 squadron in May 1944
Just updated 17 OTU Losses in 1940 with Ken Clark history on Blenheim L8610
Just updated 17 OTU Losses in 1941 with two letter to Mr. Kilsby for helping the crew of V5820 Blenheim IV
Just uploaded 139 Squadron
Pathfinders losses in 1944.
1945 will be online within the next two weeks or so
Update to 17 OTU Losses in
1940 page with picture and report of F/L Edward Patrick Mortimer Blenheim P4902
156 Squadron Ralph Paech DFC
156 Squadron PFF LOSSES IN
1944 and now 1945
HAS JUST BEEN ADDED TO THE WEB SITE.
156 Squadron PFF LOSSES IN
1944 HAS JUST BEEN ADDED TO THE WEB SITE.
17 O.T.U. LOSSES IN 1943 HAS
JUST BEEN ADDED TO THE WEB SITE.
17 O.T.U. LOSSES IN 1942 HAS JUST BEEN ADDED TO THE WEB SITE. I HAVE JUST STARTED 1943 WHICH WILL TAKE ME ABOUT THREE DAYS
RAF WYTON HOME OF THE
Abit of information about Wyton and the home of the pathfinders by Adrian Whitwell
JOSEF JAKOBS THE LAST PERSON THE BE EXECUTED IN THE TOWER OF LONDON
THE START OF THE CONTACTS PAGE
THE 156 SQUADRON PAGE IS HAVING A TOTAL REVAMP WITH A LOT OF HELP FROM ALAN CHAMBERS
CLICK HERE FOR 156 Squadron
DEDICATION TO LANCASTER CREW NE 143
TONY SAINT, PAGE ON RADAR AND RADIO TERMS
MISCELLANEOUS PICTURES OF UPWOOD.
THE OLD PICTURE PAGE IS FULLY WORKING NOW WITH ALL NAMES OF THE PEOPLE IN THEM
OLD PICTURE PAGE/ DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER NOW WITH ALL THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE 50% COMPLETE, WILL BE COMPLETE WITH IN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS
Many thanks to Tom Mcvie and his father for their time in naming all the people
HISTORY OF THE A.T.C. UPDATED WITH PICTURES
Update to the Pearl Harbor review page (now with pictures)
Soon!!! a review on the latest war films The Trench / Enigma / Enemy At The Gate
HISTORY OF THE A.T.C.
A new page listing some of the Associations and societies in England
Updated the Old Picture Page
LES HUNT, VIDEO PAGE, MORE TO COME!!
25th JUNE 2001
Updated the dedication to Blenheim bomber crew L8610
Updated the dedication to the ground crew page.
DEDICATION TO BLENHEIM BOMBER CREW L8610
3rd APRIL 2001
THINGS I REMEMBER
10th APRIL 2001
RAF UPWOOD - PREPARING FOR WAR by Marcus Goodman
27th FEBRUARY 2001
LES HUNT RECOLLECTIONS OF NATIONAL SERVICE
20th FEBRUARY 2001
A NEW PAGE ON AERIAL PHOTOS OF RAF UPWOOD
THE NEW AIR RAID SHELTER PAGE.
NEW PICTURE PAGE, ONLY THREE LINKS AT THE MOMENT BUT MUCH MORE TO COME.
Second part of the PRE-WAR EXPANSION ERA
A PAGE ON UPWOOD CONTROL TOWER, WITH PICTURES.
PLUS THE UPDATE TO THE PICTURE PAGE, WITH ALOT MORE PHOTOS.
THE OLD PICTURE PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH PICTURES FROM JOHN CATER AND LES HUNT COLLECTIONS.
WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!!!!!!