Sgt. Dennis Girling, Flight Engineer.

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location & layout of airfield.

Timeline & airfield today

Squadrons at Fiskerton,

The Avro Lancaster

B.C Form 10/ Lancaster Pilots Notes

A Typical Raid.

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Image Page Dispersed sites,

Wartime Images, page 1

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Misc. images.Page 1.

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576 Sqn Lancaster PD 309 recovery

150 Squadron R.A.F.


576 Sqn Wing/Cmdr Basil Arthur Templeman-Rooke

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Leslie Brown

576 Sqn. Flt/Sgt Eddie Wise

49 sqn Flt/Lt Charles Dunnet

49 Sqn Fred Cooper.

576 Sqn F/O William Carland Johnston

49 Sqn Flt/Lt Victor Medway Arnold

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Charles Roach

 49 Sqn Sgt. E.B.(Ted) Cachart.

49 Sqn Sgt Douglas D.R. Dalaway

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Bertram W. Roberts

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Johnny Musgrove

576 Sqn Flying Officer Edward L Saslove

49 Sqn Pilot Officer Edgar R. G. Haines D.F.M.

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Herbert Benson

576 Sqn Flying Officer Frank Wilson

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Dennis Ovenden

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Danny Ranchuk

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Ken Tamkin.

49 Sqn Flying Officer Alexander V Bone

576 Sqn Sgt Stanley Lloyd

576 Sqn Warrant Officer Frederick Taylor, DFM

576 Sqn Warrant Officer Reg Croot

49 Sqn. S/L J.E Raw-Rees D.F.C.

576 Sqn Sgt Alfred Thorpe Turton

 576 Sqn Warrant Officer Eugene Patrick (Jimmy) Collins

576 Sqn. F/O R Bastick & Crew

576 Sqn. Sgt. George Lynn.

576 Sqn Airman Ron Kent

576 Sqn. Sgt. D.Girling.

576 Sqn F/O A.J.L Ridge

576 Sqn F/O Archibald de Largy Greig

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The images and information on this page was supplied by Alan Girling whose late Father was a 576 Sqn Flight Engineer.

Following his training at Sandtoft  Sgt Girling aged 19,  joined 576 Sqn in November 1944 shortly after their move from Elsham to Fiskerton. His logbook lists his first operation to Wanne Eickle as Flight Engineer to F/O Herbert. He flew his remaining operations with  F/O Callington.  Following his ops with 576 Sqn, the crew were transferred to 150 sqn and left Fiskerton for Hemswell-flying a further 19 operations. Following the end of hostilities, he was transferred the the Far East-possibly as part of Tiger Force and was demobbed in 1947. He joined the British Transport Police and remained with them  until his untimely death in 1969.

Many thanks to Alan for supplying the images and information on this page.

Logbook details of flights from Fiskerton.

Image of Sgt Girling taken in 1944 during training.

L to R: F/O Callington-Pilot, F/O Steiner-Bomb-Aimer and Unknown. Location: This picture was taken between the Officers and Sgts accommodation Nissan Huts at RAF Sandtoft in Lincolnshire. The station was the base of 1667 Heavy Conversion Unit which undertook Conversion training on the Handley Page Halifax and later the Avro Lancaster "Heavies" of Bomber Command. The accommodation site whilst now demolished is still visible to the South of the village of Sandtoft. The site is to the West of the Wroot Road and the concrete access roads can still be seen on Google Earth.

The Location of this picture is unknown, but most probable location is at the crews initial Operational training unit or RAF Lindholme (11 Base) near Doncaster (now Lindholme Prison). The position of the Nissan Hut’s do not match up to either RAF Sandtoft or RAF Fiskerton's accommodation Maps.