Preserving the Past

This is the comment I got yesterday.

I have just started sifting through some documents collected by Eleanor Lockyer (recently deceased) for Chilbolton Airfield. Among these records are the Operational Records for 238 Squadron around the later part of WW2. I’m not sure how useful these are and whether there would be any interest in them.

I always reply to readers’ comments on the blogs I write about WWII. I know how important preserving the past is for future generations.

This blog started this way in 2014 with a comment by the daughter of Gil Gillis whom I had been researching since 2011. Gil Gillis was a Spitfire pilot with RCAF 403 Squadron, and he was seen in a photo album of Walter Neil Dove who grandson shared everything he has about his grandfather.

 

When Cathy, Gil Gillis’ daughter found the blog about RCAF 403 Squadron, she wrote me and sent me this about her father.

At the bottom of the page there was 238 Sqdrn written.

This is why this blog was created.

Now about this comment…

I have just started sifting through some documents collected by Eleanor Lockyer (recently deceased) for Chilbolton Airfield. Among these records are the Operational Records for 238 Squadron around the later part of WW2. I’m not sure how useful these are and whether there would be any interest in them.

To be continued?