Howell Aubrey.

27th August 1921 - 4th December 2012.

Howell AubreyFlight Lieutenant D.F.C.

Order of Service to the late Mr Aubrey Howell, and an extract from the Obituary I wrote for Dad's funeral.

It includes some 'behind the scenes' stories about their RAF experiences never before published (in bold) ...

Barry AldridgeMemories of RAF Witchford

Barry Aldridge, from Ely, played a key role in setting up a display of Second World War memorabilia at Ely Museum in May 1995 to celebrate 50 years since the war ended.

Over the years, Barry became increasingly passionate with his research and the display grew and grew.

There is now a RAF Witchford Display of Memorabilia at the Lancaster Way Business Park - the former RAF Witchford airfield.

Info on Traces of War.com

Sue Aldridge has fulfilled her ill husband's dream of having his own book published.

Barry passed away peacefully in Soham Lodge Care Centre on Friday 1st January 2016, aged 68.

Frank leatherdaleIt is with great regret that we announce that Squadron Leader Frank Leatherdale , D.F.C. passed away peacefully on Wednesday 23rd March 2016.

Frank LeatherdaleHe was President of 115 Squadron Association for many years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Originally flew as a Navigator with 115 Squadron on Lancasters.
After a period of instructing sent to 7 Squadron PFF as a Master Navigator.
Frank finished the War on Mosquitoes and completed 59 Operations with Bomber Command.

Photo b/w: "We never blamed the crews": the flooding of Walcheren Island, October 1944. Book by Paul Crucq.