The Royal Air Force is the United Kingdom’s aerial warfare force.
SYDNEY “STEVIE” STEVENS – Fl. Lt., No. 57 Squadron RAF, Lancasters Sydney “Stevie” Stevens joined the RAF after his family’s home was bombed, parents surviving but everything he owned, down to a single pair of [Read more]
LES RUTHERFORD – British Army Dunkirk escapee, RAF Lancaster bomb aimer Les Rutherford joined the British Army in 1938 and found himself as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) fighting with with 51st Highland [Read more]
JOHN “Jo “OLIVER LANCASTER – RAF Pilot, Testpilot, DFC John Oliver Lancaster DFC was introduced to me by Patricia Glensor from New Zealand. A name like “Lancaster” might place an undue burden on a youngster [Read more]
GEORGE “JOHNNY” JOHNSON – RAF Squadron Leader, MBE DFM During the summer of 1942, George Johnson was posted to No. 97 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa as a reserve gunner, flying numerous operational sorties with [Read more]
GEOFFREY WELLUM – RAF Squadron Leader, DFC A cursory study of the Battle of Britain will more than likely lead the reader to learn about Geoffrey Wellum. I was fortunate to have his neighborhood priest [Read more]
WILFRED SIDNEY KNOX – RAF Sub Lieutenant. Wilfred Sidney Knox Sub Lieutenant (a) RAF whose war service closely resembled that of my father’s in that he trained in Canada and later relocated to the UK [Read more]