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sandy conway wilson said on Aug 24, 2014 3:01 AM

looking for "Riggs", possibly 1933. Have no info but "Bud" as a first name; spent time in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada before that. My Grandfather. thank you for any detail

George Potier said on Aug 20, 2014 9:10 PM

After Melksham I was sent to North Weald as an Instrument mech. Arrived on a foggy night in 1953 and bedded down. Next morning to central instruments and received by Sgt Ireland. Then Dusty Miller came in and asked for a mech to help in the reformation of 111. No aircraft yet but the Meteors soon arrived. These were replaced by Hunters, and I have some old B/W snaps taken in the section and on the apron. I also had an old Triumph Super 7 which I would take around the airfield. Many happy memories.

Clive Seldon said on Apr 17, 2014 6:46 PM

I am trying to trace Pilots/Ground or any other staff /crews that were stationed at North Weald in January 1952 or up until around this time. I would be delighted if anyone Knew Sgt Peter Atkinson, Service No 579934 of No72 Squadron . He was flying with his Flight Commander when he sadly crashed and was Killed. If anyone has any information on Sgt Atkinson or anyone has any photos of him or his Aircraft Vampire FB5 Vz179, I would be most grateful.

William Roe said on Apr 4, 2014 7:51 PM

I was shocked today when I learnt that Simon Chamberlain, curator of the Museum had been killed when a light aircraft crashed near Chelmsford at the weekend. All last year, when I was gathering information, photos etc to make my 'memiors of my service at RAF North Weald in th mid '50's, Simon was encouraging and so very helpful. Although I had never met this enthusiastic man, I shall sorely miss him and my commiseration goes out to his widow, family and all that knew him. I feel that it's a sad thing that I shall now never meet this wonderful man.

Albert Hodkinson said on Feb 9, 2014 6:48 PM

I served with 151 at North Weald at age 18, through 1940. Click onto Albert Hodkinson docklands, and enjoy my book titled "Memories of different happenings During WW2

David William Cross said on Feb 5, 2014 9:06 PM

My father Frances William Henry Cross AC1 604 squadron served at North weald and is buried at the local church , if any one could give me any information concerning him as he died when I was 2 months old , I have no photos of him only a very bad black and white one when he was in Stoke Manderville hospital before he died. Would appreciate a anything anyone has concerning him anyway.He died in 1951.

matthew taylor said on Jan 26, 2014 3:25 PM

during between 1940-1945 my grandfather Desmond Barnes Hatton served at north weald, I know he was a corporal and that his commanding officer was douglas badar, after that I don't know what he did there, it'd be really great if someone could give me any info about him. thank you, please email me at

Sara Tait said on Nov 4, 2013 8:17 PM

My Dad, Edward Downing, did some of his National Service at North Weald in the stores in the late 1940s, delighting the family with tales of measuring certain officers for corsets! I hope one day to visit this museum,

Darren said on Oct 6, 2013 6:18 PM

Myself and my Son (Finley) visited the museum today for the first time and just wished to say thank you the the man there, he was very nice and helpful. We will come back as their was lots to see. Thank you Daz and Finn P.S Finn said thank you for the postcard.

Graham Cook said on Sep 14, 2013 5:11 PM

I wonder if you can help me? > I have discovered my fathers (Thomas Cyril Cook) pilot's log book from 1938 with a reference to 56 Squadron, it states the following: > Date of Qualified for Wings 2nd Nov. 1938. > Date of Demobilization 29th March 1940 > Highest Rank held Ft/Sarg. > Number 107876. > Can you confirm this to be correct. > Thank you. > Graham Cook. >

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