Also enrolled in Course No. Here he was joined by some of his crew to begin training on Wellington Bombers; The pinacle of this training was to fly a Wellington Bomber to France to drop 'Nickels' (propaganda leaflets) and return to base in darkness. Alfred Humphrey Peter. On 1 June 1940 Anson crew and personnel were posted out to form the Darwin-based 13 Squadron. Sgt. This took him first to Newquay, Cornwall where he was stationed at No. He spent the next sixteen months in a POW camp. He considered this lucky and it was. P.O.W Report by Sgt Peter Bemrose showing he evaded capture for wo days and travelled nearly 100 miles after bailing out of ED995. Sgt. A fox's mask – approved by King George VI in February 1937. 6 was William (Bill) Reid who famously went on to receive a Victoria Cross. Wally and his crew completed their tour of operations on the morning of 5th October 1943, grateful to the reliability and dependability of ED 995 (PH-X). Ronald Horace. The names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, Again 12 Squadron continued with Cologne on the 8th, and Gelsenkirchen on the 9th. F/O (d.16th Jan 1944), graham Albert Edward. However, as with any operation or indeed training flight the risks of flying into enemy territory were high. Sgt. Tom abandoned this mission over the base due to a faulty rear turret. The unit soon re-equipped with the Vickers Wellington, 1951 – Re-equipped with the Canberra and then with the Vulcan, in 1962, 1969 – Switched to maritime and strike operations with the Buccaneer, 1991 – Flew the Buccaneer in Operation GRANBY, the 1991 Gulf War, 1998 - Took part in Operation DESERT FOX over Iraq, 2003 – Took part in Operation TELIC over Iraq with the Tornado GR4, 2011 – Took part in Operation ELLAMY, including Storm Shadow missions from RAF Marham, 2015 – Re-formed to support Operation SHADER, 2018 – Stood down in February and re-formed as a joint Typhoon unit in July, 2020 – Began joint operations at RAF Coningsby, (Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard), Please contact the home station Media Communications team for more information or to contact the Squadron, © 2020 Royal Air Force. Aircraft despite flying back from the target on only three engines! photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 254107 your information is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first. Oberhausen on the 14th, Cologne on the 16th, Sea Mining on the 20th and Krefeld on the 21st. In the early hours of the 13th as many Lancasters were flying low along the west coast of France and across the Bay of Biscay - Tom's Lancaster crashed into the sea. It did not burn, there were no traces of smoke seen. - Cookies. Based on a suggestion when the squadron was equipped with the Fairey Fox, an aircraft of which it was the proud sole operator. those of the BBC. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not He is is buried in Pershore Cemetery Worcestershire. Bob Edgeworth (top left) and Peter Young (top right). The word, âReeseâ refers to a factory which at that time was located where now a green plain is near the word âKreuzfeldâ. Airfields No. Two killed W/Op & Mid-Upper Gunner Hutchinson. He had done his Tour and survived horrendous odds and yet put himself back in the firing line! However there are four brave young men who I never had chance to meet for they were all killed in action, their names are listed below, 1178835, 12 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Sergeant W H Bartlett No. Some crews found they flew in constant thick cloud. Eustace Rowland "Hughey" Woodman 12 Squadron. - Contact Us - Search - Recent - About Us - Subscribe in a reader - Join our Google Group The whole trip took just 5 hrs 17 mins. Flight Sergeant THOMAS ANTHONY ROUTLEDGE 1178835, 12 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 29 on 26 May 1943. On 6th August 1941, after seeing the destruction that the Luftwaffe was causing all around him, he volunteered for the RAF.