625 Sqn Kelstern. Lincs. 1945

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  1. hunter0f2

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    Hi , just browsing through some of my late fathers pics found these. Hewas a Sgt Tech Instructor , at various bases for most of WW2, But for the last 9 months was ground crew at RAF Kelstern, with 625 SQN.
    My dad is the one with the SGT chevrons--- Cant tell you much about the Lancs or crew, but you will note one Lanc is Teutonic Terror.
    Hope you find them of interest.:lol:
     

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    Excellent!! Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    Great photos, thankyou for sharing them Hunterof2!
     
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    Agreed, nice pics, thanks mate!:D
     
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    Snow covered lanc would make a nice diorama!
     
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    great pics hunter
     
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    I just found a couple more pics of Kelstern , Plus one of my father at I believe Heston when he first started as an aircraft rigger when he was in his early 20's--- Enjoy:cheers:
     

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    Sweet pictures,thanks for sharing
     
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    8) :thumbup: nice pics
     
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    Well you can work out that the top Lancaster was coded CF*X. If you know the date of the photograph you might be able to find the serial number in the squadron's ORB. You can get a copy from the Public Records Office but it will cost you (£55 to £60) and you have to wait along time.

    The discs on the noses are gas patches typical of 1 Group Lancasters.
     
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    Hi Hunter..... nice pics thanx
    My records show CF-X of 625 Sqd was LM384 a MkIII lost over Leipzig on 20th Feb 1944
    Hope this is of interest......
     
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    Thank you so much for the interest info guys. As I stated the pics my dad was ground crew Sgt. However I am hoping that the Aircrew pics may be of help/interest to any one researching aircrew / aircraft/airfields etc. 6 yrs after my father passedaway , I am still shuffling through family paperwork,so you never know what I may come up with...... Thanks.. Pete.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Nice pictures.
     
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    I'm going to have to do some double checking on some of my dates....... I should have asked my dad more when he was alive!!,,,,,, Aint it allways the way!!!!
     
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