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    Hello Atcham Tower,

    I was just doing a search regarding Membury and came across your post regarding the C-47 fuselage near Shrivenham. Was it Chapelwick Farm by any chance?

    You could e-mail me back if you have any thoughts at:


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    Hi Atcham Tower.

    You mention in an earlier thread, that your wife's father (Sgt Charles Canday) was killed on Lancaster Flight No LL890 on 5th/6th July 1944. My uncle (my mother's brother) was Flight Engineer Sgt William Victor Matthews, who was killed on the same flight. We recently discovered a photo of him meeting the King & Queen at RAF Mildenhall earlier on 5th July 1944. My mother had not known of the existence of this photo in 66 years. So we are now researching this further. Are you aware of any furthur archive material regarding the crew of LL890? I can supply the photo in question if of interest? Thanks.

    Terry Owen.
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    Hi Atcham Towers

    You responded to my request about a Halifax accident near you. I have just got the following details on the crash site of the Halifax. Lob Field, off Chester Road, Oakmere, Cheshire the aircraft was identified as Halifax LK836.

    yours sincerely

    David Huxley
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    Dave (Atcham Tower)

    Many thanks for your response I am hoping Ivor may be able to help with a couple of queries relating to a 587 Sqn detachment at Cardiff and provide some additional info on 595 & 631 Sqns.

    Funny was only reading Action Stations 7 over the weekend!


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    Hi David, (I assume that this is David Smith - if not appologies), its Paul Francis, you may remember me as, like you I am one of the founder members of the ARG and we did correspond a for a while and even meet up at an AGM or two.

    Anyway, the reason for contacting you, is that I have been asked by Crecy to re-write one of your Action Station books, the one on Scotland and NI. Why you are not doing this yourself I cannot imagine, perhaps you were asked first (I hope so) anyway it seems Crecy have been searching for more than a year to find an author, and not having found one, I was aked if I would be interested and I was not at first, given that your books are without doubt the best in the series. So its going to be a tough act to follow and I am still not happy about it as I am treading on your toes as it were. This message is really to let you know that, that is what I will be doing.

    On another note I am surprised that you are not a member of the AiX - ARG forum either, given your obvious interest in airfields - I am one of the admins and like here go under the name of norwichpaul. I would be very interested in hearing from you David, my e-mail address is

    Cheers, Paul
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1st October 1943 (73)
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Oh all right, I confess, I'm Dave Smith who wrote the infamous Action Stations 3 and 7, plus other stuff!
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Air Traffic Controller (retired)


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