Here you’ll find a selection of stories many of which were written by our members. We’re always looking for new material so don’t be shy – get writing!

From the Beginning

WO Norman Jackson VC
Sgt Geoffrey Monk 12 Sqn Lancaster
Fg Off John Thomas Halifax 1 Jan 1949
Flt Lt Ted Stocker DSO DFC Lancaster
FS Douglas Edgington Liberator
Sgt Richard Brown Lancaster ED533 2 Mar 43
Sgt S C Webb 467 Sqn Lancasters
Sgt Robert Jack Henderson Dambuster
Sgt Frederick Patrick Platt 1 Nov 44 Halifax MZ424
Sgt Bill Radcliffe DFC 617 Sqn Dambuster
Newest Honorary Member Flt Lt Bryan Wardell
WO James Hubbard Liberator
Sgt Alfred Brandon
WO Bill Harper Halifax/Stirling
F/O Chris Panton Halifax HX272 30 Mar 44
WO E I Walker Stirling/Lancaster Lincoln/ Washington
Sgt S E Barber Halifax

From the Members

The end of the Tirpitz MEng Tom Lee FDS Brize Norton
Some Pilots Never Forget Their FE (Nick Nicholls)
Hercules Resupply Trip
(Ian Harvey)
A Forces Family (MEng Ian Harvey)
No Overseas Tours for This Flight Engineer (Mike Cawsey)
Low Pressure Forecast results in High Pressure Sortie (Ian Harvey)
A Night In The Life Of A Tanker Engineer (Lofty Taylor)
FS John Dent Lancasters 25 Jun 19
Moose’s Magnesium Escapade (MEng Mike Moxon)
A Forces Family Part 2 MEng Ian Harvey
National Service on Sunderlands (Martin Shaw)
National Service on Lincolns (Tony Robins)
Air Eng Training – The Lost Station (Brian Spurway)
Cranwell 89 – A Historic Day
Many a Mickle Mak’s a Muckle… (MEng Roy Craig)
The end of the TCA (MEng Mike Moxon)
The Air Engineer
Nimrod Involvement in Black Buck 6 (by MEng Ian Harvey)
231 OCU Ground School Instructor (MEng Brian May)
First RAF C130 at Diego Garcia (by John Needham)

From the Rest of the Crew

A Triple Hush – Op Corporate (by Sqn Ldr Pat Fitzgerald)

The Air Engineer



50th Anniversary – 1991
Happy Birthday Mr Carrie
Metheringham Airfield Visit
80th Anniversary – 2021
Remembrance 2022 – IBCC
Remembrance 2022 – Whitehall
Stone 2 Dedication
A Dambusters Family Remembers
Remembrance Day 2021
2022 AGM & Dinner


WO Norman Jackson Obituary
VC Winners Visitors Centre Opens

Life after the RAF

Rick Eades A Transatlantic World Record
Brian May – Ex-Pat Ops in an Eastern Airline

External Links

Sqn Ldr Frank McKenna Hunting for war criminals
Sqn Ldr Tom Page DFM
Victor Support of Hercules Air Drops During the Falklands Conflict