I offer my sincere and grateful thanks to all those who kindly took the time and trouble to contribute and
assist me in bringing together this story of 'The Boys'
49 Squadron Association
Anthony Beard, Widecombe History Group
Flight Lieutenant Eric Clarke, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 49 Sqn.
Belinda Day Assistant Curator, RAF Museum, London
Kate Evans, Photographer
Mervyn Hallam, RAF Scampton Museum
Deborah and the late Ted Hannaford
Flight Lieutenant Fred Hill, DFC Pilot, 49 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant David Howells RAFVR (T) CFI
Barbara and Leonard
Ed Norman, Archivist 49 Squadron
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage
Dr Colin May
Darren Priday, Michael Beetham Conservation Centre, RAF Musem, Cosford
Giles Whilte, D&S Fire and Rescue Service
Hon. Mark Wilson
Imperial War Museum
'The Boys' has been written in good faith and without any intention to deceive or alter facts.
It is not an academic or scientific analysis. It stands out as a reflection of my interest in what took place. Any
errors or deviation from what is seen to be fact is utterly unintentional, therefore accidental and has not been
done to cause offense.
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forces during their active service duties are covered by Crown Copyright provisions. Faithful reproductions may
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