The log book

Bob Davis Log Book cover

The most precious souvenir of any airman.

His whole career is written inside for all to read. Most  airmen will never talk about what they did in the war. When they take off for their last mission, their precious  log book is left on the runway to be picked up by someone  who knows how precious it is…

Lest We  Forget

Robert Davis’s Collection of pictures via his daughter Wendy

Robert Davis

Bob Davis, navigator

Who am I writing for? – Redux


I am very happy to have found this on the internet after searching for Clement St John Nichols of 238 Squadron – ‘Jack’ as he was known was my paternal grandfather and I am very proud of all the information I have about him – thank you for these details



Who am I writing for?

Cathy Swanson whose father was a fighter pilot who I thought only flew with RCAF 403 Squadron.

Gil Gillis when he was with RCAF 403 Squadron

Larry Hayward whose father was a navigator when 238 Squadron reformed as a transport squadron.

238 Sqn arrival in Australia

Wendy Bradshaw whose father was also a navigator.

Robert Davis

Who am I writing for?

Any relatives of these pilots who might one day read this blog about 238 Squadron, and want to know more.

20 February 1943 Gamil

This is from whom I am writing for.

This blog  started last year as a tribute to Gil Gillis, Cathy’s father. He was the only one identified on this picture.

No date, just a few clues, mostly the Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc fitted with a Vokes filter for North African operations during WW II.

Gil Gillis in the desert with Hawker Hurricane

It has grown since last year, and it will keep on growing.