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


Wallace Jackson joined the RAF at the age of 17 in 1938, training as a ground crew mechanic.   After short spells at Henley, Croydon, and Tangmere, he joined 47 Squadron, at Kabrit, Egypt, in 1940.   However, the greater part of his active service as 624508 LAC. Wallace Jackson was with the ground crew of B Flight, 70 Squadron, maintaining the Vickers Wellington bomber in North Africa  and later, Italy.    He returned to England in 1944 with brief periods at Warmwell and Lympne before leaving the service at the close of hostilities with the rank of corporal.

These are photographs and souvenirs surviving from this time, principally with 70 Squadron.    Such details as are available have been included with the items.   Although the collection contains contact prints of varying quality, all have been included.

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