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RAF PORTREATH 09.04.41 - 25.08.41

SPITFIRE Mk 11A L/ R FITTED WITH ‘SLIPPER’ TANK

1, F/O. ROBIN ATKINSON, 2, UNKNOWN, 3, F/LT. GRAHAM.COX (D.F.C), 4, SGT. IAN IRVINE, 5, P/O. EDWARD MARSH & P/O. POOCH, 6, C/O. JACKIE DARWIN, 7, P/O. ROGER MILLER, 8, F/O. NORMAN HANCOCK, 9, F/O L.R.HISCOCK (ADJUTANT) 10, F/O WILLIAM D.WILLIAMS (D.F.C) 11, UNKNOWN, 12, SGT BILL RUDD, 13,UNKNOWN, 14, F/O F.H. WILLIAMS, 15, SGT W.H.CUMMING, 16, P/O A.A.SMITH, 17, UNKNOWN, 18, SGT F.A.AXE, 19, SGT GRIMSDICK, 20, SGT GEORGE BALCOMBE.

OFFICERS MESS 1941 PORTREATH

NOISY ” HUMPH,  JACKIE DARWEN C.O., “ COCKY ” COX, “ DOC ” GRAYING, BOY MARRS,  COFFIN, & POOCH.

BACK ROW : P/O. A.W.KEARSEY, P/O. R.MILLER, F/O. L.R.HISCOCK (ADJUTANT) , F/O. N.HANCOCK, P/O. M.J.GARDENER.

FRONT ROW: F/O. F.H.WILLIAMS (D.F.C), F/LT. I.BAYLES, SQN/LDR. J.DARWIN (C.O) D.F.C, F/O. E.S.(BOY) MARRS (D.F.C), F/LT. G.S.COX, AND POOCH.

SQUADRON FORMATION

MANY THANKS TO MIKE & KAY KEARSEY FOR THE TOP THREE PHOTOS

MANY THANKS TO SQN/LDR DOUG TIDY OF 74 SQN, FOR THE TWO PHOTOS ABOVE OF THE MEMORIAL AT PORTREATH WHICH WAS UNVEILED THREE YEARS AGO. PLEASE CHECKOUT

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