Writing of 1940 recalls
“the surrounds of the camp were littered with the remains of crashed aircraft mostly Bothas which had a fearful reputation”
“I was posted to No 1 (C) OTU Silloth on 24 August 1940 from gunnery school to complete my training as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. About 30 arrived together to form No 8 course.
We were billeted out at Abbeytown and transported into camp at about 7.45am daily.”
The aircraft he remembers being in use were Ansons, Bothas and Hudsons.
Extracted from RAF Silloth – Wartime memories of the men and women who knew the airfield at Silloth when it was operational. Ed. Maggie Clowes. Retyped by Chris Graham.