Au mois de juin 2000, dans la revue « Short Bursts », il y a un compte-rendu beaucoup plus détaillé… Lien ici
Two RCAF squadrons, part of Bomber Group 6, were stationed at Tholthorpe during WWII. One squadron I know a lot about, and another one I know little about.
When I know nothing about something I just have to write about it. Writing about 425 Alouettes or Les Alouettes has led me to write about them on a blog I created in 2010.
This is post 292 on a blog that pays homage to Les Alouettes.
I wanted to show you these pictures but I guess I can’t write about them that much on this blog.
These pictures are from Marcel Baillargeon who was an air traffic controller at Tholthorpe.
I know little about Marcel Baillargeon.
Nothing much about him on the Internet except this.
This is part of Alan Soderstorm’s Website which pays homage to Sody. His uncle Sody was killed in the war. Alan pays homage to his uncle and 434 Squadron just like I pay homage to 425 Alouette.
So what about 420 Squadron?
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Du moins en partie…
North Africa – Landing Ground #33
The majority of combat operations flown in North Africa during the Second World War did not involve permanent Royal Air Force aerodromes. Most operations were conducted from temporary facilities, with natural landing surfaces [sand and stone], few, if any buildings, and usually lacking any name. The British called them “Landing Grounds” and identified each with a number. North Africa had over 200 of these selected locations, which were quickly reclaimed by the desert as the fighting moved on.
On 30 September 1943, No. 420 [Snowy Owl] Squadron, No. 424 [Tiger] Sqn. and No. 425 [Alouette] Sqn. of the RCAF moved to LG33, a landing ground located East of the village of Hani, Tunisia.
Ces deux aviateurs faisaient partie du même équipage. Tous les deux faisaient partie de l’escadrille 425 Alouette.
Voici l’équipage de Terroux, le pilote du Halifax.
Monsieur Pepin a laissé un témoignage sur ce site Internet…
On y retrouvait ces photos.
C’est cette photo qui a attiré mon regard…
Ce sont tous des aviateurs du 425 décorés de la DFC.
L’escadrille 425 Alouette était la seule unité de l’ARC qui était canadienne-française.
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