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Reply John Herbert
9:42 AM on March 12, 2019 
I am researching the names on the Nelson Thomlinson School,(Wigton,Cumbria) one of whom was Fl Sg Tom Watson of 72 Sqd who was killed in action on 4/4/42. I have found details of him in Swift to Battle but do not know as to when he joined the RAF or 72 Sqdr. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Reply No 72 Squadron Association
5:34 AM on March 12, 2019 
Welcome to the website Keith. We have quite a few members in the Association that you may recall.
Reply Keith bell
11:10 AM on September 23, 2018 
I served as a Sqn clerk in the early 70s. John Price was the Squadron CO, then a Wing commander, and went on to be an AVM. Joe French, now Sir Joe, was a Fg Off and went on to become Air Chf Mshl, and John Day, now Sir John, was then a Flt Lt, and also went on to become an Air Chf Mshl. Some interesting times and particularly with the NI run in those days. I think Roger Merry was a FS ALM in those days.
Reply Thomas Docherty
5:09 AM on August 21, 2018 
Hi Jock, welcome to the website. if you wish to join the Sqn Assoc please let me know and iI will send you the forms.
Reply Christopher Coulthard
3:26 PM on August 20, 2018 
Hello Clive, Just looking through a Book called "The Last Take Off" by Colin Cummings. Its states 07 Jan 1952 Vampire FB5 VZ179 of 72 Sqn crashed at Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex. The aircraft was making a GCA approach when ,with out warning, it dived into the ground. The reason for the loss of control was not determined.
Sgt Peter Atkinson was 24.
Reply Christopher Coulthard
3:05 PM on August 20, 2018 
Can anyone tell me what happen to Sgt Pilot Ernest Lumb of 72 Sqn at Church Fenton 1955-57. Ernest flew Meteor F8s and NF12/14s. Ernest Parents live near me in Halifax,West Yorkshire. I did hear he worked at the RAF Recruiting Office in Doncaster for a while but we lost touch. Many thanks for any information.
Reply george black
6:02 AM on July 21, 2018 
I served for a time as a Radar JT with 72 at Leconfield mainly on nightshift. and enjoyed working with Michael Cook ( Nickname Gunk ) and Bob Berridge my fellow radar experts! That was way back in 1959/60. Cheers, 247 Jock.
Reply Thomas Docherty
6:20 AM on May 4, 2018 
Hi Stephen,

Can you provide a little more information about you father? Do you know his rank, trade and where/when he served with 72? It will help narrow down the search for information.


Reply Stephen robinson
3:34 PM on May 3, 2018 
Hi can you tell me if your records have my father Raymond Robinson how serve in the 2nd world war. Thanks Steve Robinson
Reply Dave Lloyd
3:36 AM on July 4, 2017 
Really good Centenary event. Nice to see old friends and make some new ones.