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R.A.F. West Kirby General News.

Personnel Records

These are held at RAF Cranwell. If service number and details are known, please quote them in correspondence.
Cranwell will only divulge information to the person to whom it refers or, if he or she has died, to his or her immediate next of kin. Anyone else must obtain written permission from the person about whom they are enquiring, or from his or her next of kin, before any information will be given to them.
The information is free of charge to the person to whom the records refer or their widow or widower, for anyone else there is a charge of £25.00 for any information they provide.
An individuals RAF BASIC record is still available by writing to:-



DPA Room 220,
Trenchard Hall,
RAF Cranwell,
NG34 8HB.

Enclosing details of their service number, and possibly, address at that time.
One of our members told me they also need proof of identity, such as copies of either, passport, utility bills or driving licence


The following was sent in by Bob Oliver our Membership secretary.

I have received a very long and most interesting history of the service life and
beyond from one of our paid up members Mr F.J Blake, number 259 at 5 Suffolk
Street, Hove, East Sussex.
This is most fascinating reading, and is available to all who are interested in it.
I have sent it to Cliff our archivist and have told Mr Blake accordingly.
All you need is plenty of time to read it, it runs to some 12 pages A4 size.


I received the following item from Bob Oliver today, 26/10/2012.

Bob said he had a call from George Mottram, Member No. 523,
of, 15 Braeside Avenue, Hawarden, north wales, he was at West Kirby in 1949.
He would like to hear from others in the region with a view to a possible get together.
his phone No. is 01244 538169, if anyone is interested in getting in touch with George.

He has obviouly read page 2 in the latest Update.



This is the first issue of this Magazine.
Issue No. 1 . March 2013.

I have tried to put a link to the Lake on my LINK page, but can not get it to work.

If you send me an E mail, I will send you the Link to an online version of the magazine.

My E address is on the Home page,
Les Haines, Webmaster.

Thanks to our 3 pages on the RAF Camp at West Kirby in The Lake, we were contacted by,
Liz Bell about her Father, Fl Lt Owen Burns RAF retd. was Officer Commanding RAF West Kirby for a
couple of years at the end of the war. Her story and photos are on the "HISTORY" page.


Earlier in the year, 2007, Cliff East told me he had seen a write up in the Aeroplane Monthly, dec 2006, of the old camp and the Commemorative Stone. I contacted their Webmaster and he sent me a copy and permission for us to use it on our website, see below.

Aeroplane Webmaster, David Siddall,

If the item below is hard to see go to the above link. When it comes up, just write in the search box, R.A.F.West Kirby.

If you see anything in the newspapers or in magazines, that you think would be of interest to our members please send a copy or let me know where to find it.

I received the following E-mail this morning from
Shaun Robinson.

I came across the West Kirby site by pure chance. My Dad, who passed away in November did his "Square Bashing" at West Kirby in 1953. I have attached a photo of his hut.
The names are as follows.
Back row. P Owen, D Ricketts, W Nagle, G Parsons, F Rees,
Ronny Robinson (dad)
midle row. Rosser, C Oats, R Peacock, E noble, T Northeast, R Pelling,
M Pulman.
front row. E Mullen, F Pringle, D Steele, Cpl S Smith, D Scott,
D O'Gorman, R Swan
I would love to know if any of the above are members or if you know of any of them. I would love to hear from any of them.
If possible, please feel free to post my e mail address on the site and please use the photo if its of use to you.
Best Regards

Shaun's E-mail:-

I have put the photo with names, on the 1952 page.
Next please.