LAC. Wallace Jackson in North Africa and Italy with 70 Squadron, RAF, 1941-1944
 

 

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 1408123 Charles Wickens

Contributed by his son, David Wickens

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David Wickens contacted this site after visiting the LAC Arthur Simons page where he recognised his father, Charles Wickens, in a group photograph taken during his time as a radio operator with 70 Squadron.

David has two albums of annotated photographs and we are very grateful to him for his intention to submit a selection of this very interesting material.

Among these pictures, David has a copy of the Squadron group photograph that appears on the Donald Millington page with the location and date written on the back in his father's handwriting.

See: http://www.70squadron.roselake.co.uk/dm.htm

 

 

 

 

Charles Wickens, front row 4th from the left

 

 

Boxing Evening 1943 at LG140

 

70 Squadron, Signal Section,Abu Sueir, August 1942

 

Raid over Marina di Cantanzano, 3/4 August, 1943

Pilots: Sgt Sykes (left)  Squadron Leader Turner(right)

 

The Marina di Cantanzaro was the target of several bombing raids in August 1943 as part of the Allies' invasion of Italy. 

 It had marshalling yards, repair shops etc. and was an important strategic centre.

An internet search on "marina di cantanzano bombing 1943" etc. reveals several sources.

70 Squadron  w/ops Abu-Suier  1942

 

Wellington inspection gang Abu-Suier

 

 

 

 

Val near Tobruk

 

Val Valentine, Tripoli, April 1943 

 

Paddy and Dashwood bathing in Med at

LG 104 Egypt 1942

 

Corporal White with 4000 pound bomb

 

 

 

 

Ismailia, August, 1942

 

1 note with message to encourage safe return by local populace of crashed or lost personnel

 

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