WHAT'S NEW ON MY SITE

 

 

17/1/2017
A few page updates, MT Section page has been added to the main menu

 

16/1/2016
A few page updates, More web pages will be added to this site very shortly



6/7/2015
New page added. Picture of the last bomb to be dropped on Germany.


5/7/2015
New page added. Graffiti at Upwood page. The page can be found under the main menu bar under Pictures of Upwood

26/6/2015
New page added. A RAF 139 (Jamaica) Squadron Crew


9/8/2014
New page added, Arthur Powell Pictures. This page can be found under the heading

"Pictures of Upwood"

 

7/4/2014
New page added, Lincoln RE342 MG:B Crash 10.10.51
7 squadron with pictures. More information to be added once researched.

 

1/1/2014
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

 

8/7/2013
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.

4/7/2013
New page added. "Upwood Hill House" This page can be found in the main menu bar.
or click on the link above.

4/6/2013
Update to the 1917-1919 page with pictures of the graves of two airmen killed at Upwood during WW1

 

10/2/2013
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.

 

12/1/2013
Update to the "Last two surviving Nissen huts" page with up to date pictures of the
Nissen hut
Update to the 214 squadron page with a squadron photo from Pete Browns collections

11/1/2013
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.

 

19/12/2012
Update to 90 Squadron page with the Aircraft losses now added
Update to 35 Squadron page with the Aircraft losses now added

 

10/6/2012
New page, "Ramsey's Royal Observer Post" page with the layout of observer post and pictures with information about the use of the post

 

6/6/2012
New page added. "What's going on at Upwood" on the main menu bar at the top

30/5/2012
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.

 

29/5/2012
New page added. 1409 Met flight history at upwood
The link can be found on the main menu bar.

 

 

28/5/2012
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.

 

 

14/9/2011
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.

 

24/8/2011
New page added. Battle of Britain Ball Booklet 19th September 1980

23/8/2011
Update to the "Dedication to the Groundcrews" page
Front page with pictures of RAF Upwood memorial at Ramsey Army Camp.

 

 

23/12/2010
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.

19/12/2010
Update to the Mosquito crash page. With more information from the Squadron Operational Record Book.

18/12/2010
I have just added another page.
My Restoration of Canberra B6 Mod Rc WJ775 Ex 51 Squadron at RAF Wyton

13/12/2010
A update To 139 squadron page

12/12/2010
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.

4/1/2010
A update To 156 squadron picture page with a 5minute interview with Bill Mason.

A update To 1919-1917 page

23/6/09
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.

4/6/09
A update to 148 Squadron page with pictures of a 1947 Christmas menue signed by members of 148 Squadron

11/3/09
A update to the colour pictures of Upwood with another 3 photos

10/3/09
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’.

10/3/09
A new page with colour pictures of Upwood. Look under "pictures of Upwood" link

9/3/09
My link to Raf Upwood, my family history.

8/1/09
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

23/12/08
Update to Canberra WH887 Web Page (More pictures)

30/10/08
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

 

19/6/08
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

 

20/4/08
21 Squadron History page is now online with a picture of CO S/L N.B. Freeman

8/4/08
18 Squadron History page is now online with 2 pictures of Canberras from Upwood

 

17/2/08
Pictures of the Royal Observer Corp post at RAF Upwood,
look in my "pictures of Upwood" page

 

28/12/07
Update the RAF Warboys site,
now with added information on 156 Squadron

 

27/12/07
Update the RAF Warboys site, now with pictures of the Control Tower in 1977 and when it was taken down in 1984

24/12/07
Update the RAF Warboys site, now with pictures of the DF Station

 

23/12/07
Update to the 156 Squadron page making it easy to use and added more pictures

 

21/12/07
Update to the 156 Squadron page, listing all the names who won the Distinguished Flying Medal (D.F.M.)

 

19/12/07
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

 

9/12/07
Updated the picture page to make it easy.
Update to the Warboys web page,
now with the Runway Ghost Story

25/11/07
Update to the RAF Warboys page

12/8/07
90 Squadron page has just been added
52 Squadron page has just been added
Picture of 35 squadron canberra added

30/7/07
35 Squadron page has just been added


26/7/07
Update to the 139 Squadron page now with the History of the Squadron

25/7/07
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

24/7/07
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

 

22/7/07
Update to the 139 Squadron page with information on Erik Hazelhoff time spent at RAF Upwood. Erik Flew 72 mission against Germany

 

21/7/07
Update to the George Cross Medal page with
Vivian Hollowday account

 

20/7/07
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.

 

19/7/07
Update on the aerial picture of Upwood. With four new pictures from Nick Harris

 

19/7/07
Update on the 214 Squadron page now with history of the squadron time at upwood.
Update to 148 squadron page

 

18/7/07
The new 214 Squadron page has been uploaded with many pictures from David Gambold son of John (Taff) Gambold 7sq, 148sq, and 214sq Upwood

18/7/07
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

 

13/7/07
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.)


5/5/07
148 Squadron Page with pictures from Peter Snook, more information to come on 148 once i get time

8/4/07

Update of the 156 squadron page with more pictures,
Les hunt dedication page

 

23/3/07

Recent picture page has been added with 22 images, I will add more weekly.

 

23/3/07

Updated the 156 Squadron page

 

18/2/07

Updated the 139 Squadron losses page, with full names and age


7/10/06

New pictures on the 156 Squadron page. many thanks John Crosskill for letting me use his pictures for the site
(156 Squadron page)


7/10/06

New picture page. many thanks to Alfred Barnes for letting me use his pictures for the site
(156 squadron Pathfinders ground crew)

7/10/06

New picture page. many thanks to John C Lane for letting me use his pictures for the site (fire section at upwood)

7/10/06

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

 

30/9/06

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


27/9/06

Just updated 17 OTU Losses in 1940 with Ken Clark history on Blenheim L8610


27/9/06

Just updated 17 OTU Losses in 1941 with two letter to Mr. Kilsby for helping the crew of V5820 Blenheim IV


4/6/06

Just uploaded 139 Squadron Pathfinders losses in 1944.
1945 will be online within the next two weeks or so


26 /3/06

Update to 17 OTU Losses in 1940 page with picture and report of F/L Edward Patrick Mortimer Blenheim P4902

17 /1/06

156 Squadron Ralph Paech DFC diary

13 /1/06

156 Squadron PFF LOSSES IN 1944 and now 1945
HAS JUST BEEN ADDED TO THE WEB SITE.


8/1/06

156 Squadron PFF LOSSES IN 1944 HAS JUST BEEN ADDED TO THE WEB SITE.

26/11/05

17 O.T.U. LOSSES IN 1943 HAS JUST BEEN ADDED TO THE WEB SITE.

2/4/05

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

 

(1/6/04)

 

RAF WYTON HOME OF THE PATHFINDERS
Abit of information about Wyton and the home of the pathfinders by Adrian Whitwell

(1/6/04)


JOSEF JAKOBS THE LAST PERSON THE BE EXECUTED IN THE TOWER OF LONDON

10/7/03

 

THE START OF THE CONTACTS PAGE

25/2/03

 

THE 156 SQUADRON PAGE IS HAVING A TOTAL REVAMP WITH A LOT OF HELP FROM ALAN CHAMBERS

CLICK HERE FOR 156 Squadron

27/3/02

 

DEDICATION TO LANCASTER CREW NE 143

19/2/02

 

TONY SAINT, PAGE ON RADAR AND RADIO TERMS

17/2/02

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS PICTURES OF UPWOOD. 

1/2/02

 

THE OLD PICTURE PAGE IS FULLY WORKING NOW WITH ALL NAMES OF THE PEOPLE IN THEM

31/1/02

 

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

29/1/02

 

HISTORY OF THE A.T.C. UPDATED WITH PICTURES

12/1/02

 

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

27/11/01

 

HISTORY OF THE A.T.C.

4/11/01

 

A new page listing some of the Associations and societies in England

11/August/2001

 

Updated the Old Picture Page

 9/July/2001

 

LES HUNT, VIDEO PAGE,  MORE TO COME!!

25th JUNE 2001

 

Updated the dedication to Blenheim bomber crew L8610

12/6/01

 

Updated the dedication to the ground crew page.

12/6/01

 

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

31/12/00

THE NEW AIR RAID SHELTER PAGE. 

28/12/2000

NEW PICTURE PAGE, ONLY THREE LINKS AT THE MOMENT BUT MUCH MORE TO COME.

UPDATED 4/12/00

 

Second part of the PRE-WAR EXPANSION ERA

UPDATED 25/11/00


COMING SOON

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!!!!!!!!!