By John Lowe

206 Squadron: Coastal Command - Useful Info | John Lowe

USEFUL INFORMATION
(Last updated: 06.04.11)
Here are other websites that you may find useful, just click on the pictures...
Books to Buy

 


'Copy of Ken's Logbook' 86 pages covering the whole logbook, contact me



'Morning Grass' by Richard Thomas: Richard appears in 'Memoirs', contact me



 'Towards the Sun' by Richard Thomas: Richard appears in 'Memoirs', contact me

 

'The Heat of the Day' by Richard Thomas: Richard appears in 'Memoirs', contact me



'A Survivor's Tale' by Ted Nelson: Ted appears in 'Memoirs', sold on Amazon




 'Boeing B-17: In RAF Coastal Command' by Robert Stitt, sold by MMP Books

 


'Ours to Hold' by T.G.Docherty, sold by Old Forge Publishing


Coastal Command - WWII

- CCMAA: Interesting Coastal Command information & links to other sites



- CWGC: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, hundreds of 206 crews



 - RAF Commands: Details detachments and history of all squadrons




- Unit Histories: Within 'Officers' is a list of RAF/RAF(VR) men, Ken is under 'B'



- U-boat.Net: Fantastic website covering everything you need to know



- U-boat Archive: Great website with hundreds of original photographs




 - All About U-Boats: Does what it says on the tin, mainly WWI coverage



- War Sailors: Comprehensive info on convoys Coastal Command protected



 - Britain at War: Interesting articles especially Issue 4: Benbecula




- RAF Info: Great for researching RAF related associations

 
- RAFA: Official website of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA)


 
- Detailed Medal information



- RAF Comrade: Regain friendships & communicate with serving & ex-personnel


Museums

- Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum, 206 Squadron base in 1944



- Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall At War Museum, 206 Squadron base in 1944



- Yorkshire RAF museum, fantastic, well worth a visit



- Hendon has an Anson, Hudson, Fortress, Liberator & more


Artists

- Mark Littlejohn: Aviation artist with a wealth of great paintings



- Juanita Franzi: Aviation illustrator

Research: Official Records
RAF Service Records: Write or make a call to the following to obtain a copy of your relatives RAF service record. I found that the next of kin has to submit a form and pay a £30 fee unless the actual Officer or his widow are writing 

Disclosures
Room 221b, Trenchard Hall
RAF Cranwell
Sleaford, Lincs
NG34 8HB
Tel:  01400 268159 
WWII Campaign Medals: Write or make a call to the following to gain information or claim the medals your relative was entitled to. I found that the next of kin has to submit a form to the following address along with some proofs 

Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA)
MOD Medal Office
Building 250
RAF Innsworth, Gloucester
GL3 1HW
Tel:  0141 224 3600 
RAF Operational Records: Write or call the following places to find out more information about official WWII records... 

The National Archives
Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 4DU
Tel:  0208 3925330 
recordcopyingenquiries@nationalarchives.gov.uk

Air Historical Branch (RAF)
Ministry of Defence
Room G1, Building 266
Royal Air Force Bentley Priory
Stanmore, Middlesex
HA7 3HH
Tel:  0208 8387483