Kenneth Bore

Kenneth Bore

He was called up with the first batch of the 19 year age group and did his initial training at Padgate and technical training at Halton as a Flight Mechanic (Air Frames).

“The unit was run on a 3 flight basis: ‘A’ flight flying Lockheed Hudson aircraft was concerned with the training of pilots; ‘B’ flight flying Airspeed Oxford and Avro Anson aircraft trained Wireless Operators, Navigators and Air Gunners. There was also a Fairey Battle aircraft on site for air to air target towing operators for air gunner training.”

 He doesn’t tell us the aircraft used by ‘C’ flight.

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.

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