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This is not a commercial site and donations are not necessary to fund it or my work which I consider a hobby and a pleasure to do. The costs involved are not excessive and I can fund it all myself.

However if anyone has any strong views about this then I am a member of the Royal Air Force Association and donations can be made to them. They will put any money to good use

The RAFA is a charity I have supported for a number of years and to which I make regular donations

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SITE and OTHER NEWS.

Future Additions to these Sites.

Over the winter I have worked steadily producing new material and I now have accumulated a considerable amount of content awaiting addition to these sites and uploading. It is all written up with photos ready to go. From now on I may update the sites twice a month or alternatively add more content at the end of each month. However this is dependent on available time and other commitments/interests which have to take priority. David W Fell – 1 April 2024

Clifford Storr

A former navigator with 103 Squadron in 1944/45, Clifford Storr, passed away at his Seccombe Court Care Home in Adderbury, near Banbury, Oxfordshire on Sunday 10  December 2023. He was 100 years of age. Clifford was posted to 103 Squadron as part of the Mosley crew in November 1944 and completed their tour in mid April 1945. David W Fell 1st February 2024

2023 Website Summary

The past year has shown another encouraging increase in visitor and page view numbers of approx 20% all round. Down time has been minimal and nothing to worry about. My host is very reliable and provides sound UK based support. Feedback has been excellent throughout the year.

During 2024 I will continue to expand the content on all 3 sites and build on what I have achieved. The website, photo and research expenses are quite manageable and I can easily cope with these from my own pocket.

I look forward to another 12 months of consolidation and progress. Onwards and upwards.

Happy New Year and my best wishes to you all. David W Fell – 1 January 2024

Jane Mary Nicoll

I deeply regret to announce the passing of Jane Mary Nicoll in May last year whilst in residential care in York. I have only just discovered this and had no idea she was in such poor health.

Jane was the widow of the late Gp Capt Tim Nicoll RAF Rtd who passed away some years ago. Tim was a former 103 Squadron helicopter pilot in the Far East and contributed several items and photos to my websites etc. Jane was a teacher, exceptionally fluent in German and a quite lovely lady. Both Tim and Jane were most helpful and supportive to me during the few years I had the pleasure of knowing them and their encouragement was greatly appreciated and valued. RIP. David W Fell - 1 January 2024

Seasons Greetings

A very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to all friends, supporters and visitors.

2023 has been another year of continued progress and consolidation with no unforeseen issues of any significance. This should continue in 2024 and beyond.

Visitor numbers and site stats for 2023 are very encouraging and have continued to show steady growth throughout the year. I will include a brief summary of this next month. 1st December 2023

Ken Butler DFC RAF Medal Auction

I recently had an e mail from Ewbank Auctions  re Ken Butler's medals etc

WWII medal group to PLT. OFF. K. R. BUTLER. R.A.F, The India General Service Medal, George VI, 1 Bar North West Frontier 1937- 39, 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal, with Miniatures, together with 3 Log Books 1, 4, 5, starting in 1937 and running to 1945, and including service with 28 (AC) Squadron Ambala, India. He flew Lysander army co-operation aircraft, Wellingtons, Halifax and Lancasters during the later war years ending up as a Squadron Leader at 103 Squadron, Elsham Wolds in 1945. In April the same year he took part in Operation Manna making food drops the to people in occupied Western Holland. the lot includes his wings, uniform buttons and 103 Squadron badge, Dog Tags, Silver Pegasus pin, 9ct gold and enamelled "RAF" cuff links - guilloche enamel RAF comb

They will be in a militaria section of the sale on 24th March.

Ewbank Auction 24 March 2023

Not being a collector they do not interest me but several people who view this site may well be interested. This is an excellent lot and will certainly fetch a good price. 1 February 2023

Update - Sold for £1560 inc buyer’s fees

26 March 2023

2022 Websites Summary

Throughout the year the sites have shown steady growth and particularly in the last quarter when there has been something of a surge. The Page Views for 2022 broke the million threshold again and ended up well past 1200000, a 20% improvement on last year. This is all very encouraging considering I am an independent self financing creator.

For 2023 I will continue to develop the sites and build on what I have already achieved. I have limited on the amount of time I can spend on this hobby however but I will add new items and expand on those I have already started on a regular monthly basis as time progresses.

Many thanks for those that have sent submissions and material over the last 12 months. 1st January 2023

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103 Squadron - RAF Website

This site is complementary to my RAF Elsham Wolds and 576 Squadron sites.

Site updates.

This site will be updated on a regular basis for the foreseeable future

1st June 2024 - RAF Bombsights

1st June 2024 - Armstrong NH Profile

1st June 2024 - Marsden JTA Profile

1st June 2024 - Flak Scrapbook

1st May 2024 - Fairey Battle Photo Gallery

1st May 2024 - Barratt Profile

1st May 2024 - Remy and Crew Profile

1st May 2024 - Breen Profile

1st April 2024  - 80 Wing

1st April 2024 - Shields Profile

1st April 2024 - Anderson Profile

1st April 2024 - Cavanagh Profile

1st March 2024 - Advanced Air Striking Force

1st March 2024 - Riches Profile

1st February 2024 - Kilvington Profile

1st February 2024 - Garton Profile

1st February 2024 - Holland Profile

1st January 2024 - Pamplin Profile

1st January 2024 - Milan - 24/25 October 1942

Ist December 2023 - Photos of F/L Jacob t'Hart DFC and bar

1st December 2023 - Bremen - 2/3rd July 1942

1st December 2023 - Skinner Profile

1st November 2023 - Memoirs of F/L Jacob t’Hart DFC and Bar

1st November 2023 - Mine laying Biarritz / Biscay coast - 21 November 1942

1st November 2023 - Billie - Lancaster - W4364 - 103 Squadron

1st November 2023 - Curtin Twins Profile

1st October 2023 - Dusseldorf - 1 August 1942

1st October 2023 - RAF Usworth Photo Album - 103 Squadron Era 1937/38

1st October 2023 - Mills Profile

1st September 2023 - Tilley Profile

1st September 2023 - Ostend docks and barges - 22 December 1940

1st August 2023 - Defensive Armament - 103 Squadron and 576 Squadron

1st August 2023 - Chesterton Profile

1st August 2023 - Targets in Holland - 21/22 July 1940

1st August 2023 - Numerous additions and updates throughout the site

1st July 2023 - Armed Reconnaissance/Leaflet Raid – Koblenz area – 20/21 March 1940

1st July 2023 - Air Dropped Weapons Article

1st July 2023 - Knott Profile

1st June 2023 - Franco German Border 16 September 1939

1st June 2023 - Crawford Profile.

1st June 2023 - Chrispin Log Book

1st May 2023 - Pape Profile

1st May 2023 - Kelaher Profile

1st May 2023 - Snell Profile

1st April 2023 - Lawman Profile

1st April 2023 - Barnes L D Profile

1st April 2023 -Scragg Profile

1st March 2023 - Pugh T  Profile

1st March 2023 - McCudden Profile

1st March 2023 - Murphy Profile

1st March 2023 - Butters Profile

1st February 2023 - Kinder Profile

1st February 2023 - Brumby Profile

1st February 2023 - Peck Profile

1st January 2023 - McDonald Profile

1st January 2023 - Memories of 1943 Article

1st January 2023 - Catlin Profile

1st January 2023 - Hare Profile

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Latest additions to this site

1st June 2024 - RAF Bombsights

1st June 2024 - Armstrong NH Profile

1st June 2024 - Marsden JTA Profile

1st June 2024 - Flak Scrapbook

1st May 2024 - Fairey Battle Photo Gallery

1st May 2024 - Barratt Profile

1st May 2024 - Remy and Crew Profile

1st May 2024 - Breen Profile

* 1st April 2024 - 80 Wing

1st April 2024 - Shields Profile

1st April 2024 - Anderson Profile

1st April 2024 - Cavanagh Profile

* 1st March 2024 - Advanced Air Striking Force

1st March 2024 - Riches Profile

* 1st February 2024 - Kilvington Profile

1st February 2024 - Garton Profile

1st February 2024 - Holland Profile

* 1st January 2024 - Pamplin Profile

1st January 2024 - Milan - 24/25 October 1942

* 1st December 2023 - Photos of F/L Jacob t'Hart DFC and bar

1st December 2023 - Bremen – 2/3rd July 1942

1st December 2023 - Skinner Profile

* 1st November 2023 - Memoirs of F/L Jacob t'Hart DFC and bar

1st November 2023 - Mine laying Biarritz / Biscay coast - 21 November 1942

1st November 2023 - Billie - Lancaster - W4364 - 103 Squadron

1st November 2023 - Curtin Twins Profile

*1st October 2023 - Dusseldorf - 1 August 1942

1st October 2023 - RAF Usworth Photo Album - 103 Squadron Era 1937/38

1st October 2023 - Mills Profile

*1st September 2023 - Tilley Profile

1st September 2023 - Ostend docks and barges - 22 December 1940

* 1st August 2023 - Defensive Armament - 103 Squadron and 576 Squadron

1st August 2023 - Chesterton Profile

1st August 2023 - Targets in Holland - 21/22 July 1940

1st August 2023 - Numerous additions and updates throughout the site

*1st July 2023 - Armed Reconnaissance/Leaflet Raid – Koblenz area – 20/21 March 1940

1st July 2023 - Air Dropped Weapons Article

1st July 2023 - Knott Profile

Also of local RAF Bomber Command interest are the

166 Squadron website

and the

550 Squadron and North Killingholme website.