With the Free French in 1942 on their handover to 95 Squadron.
Crew included F/L Davis, F/Lt Bocock, S/L Young, F/L Bailey, F/O Galea, F/L Burton
(Submitted by his son Fred Bentley)
Excerpts of Flt/Lt. J.W. Bentley Flying Log
(From his son Fred Bentley - Merci)
"Through Adversity" - The History of the RAF
(Forces Publishing. 308 Pages)
Original Telex Received Bathurst
Hitler's Death /
© George W. Gregory Collection
HELLO HIMMLER STATES - HITLER ONLY EXPECTED TO LIVE A COUPLE OF HOURS "VIDE 2100 HRS BBC" NO REASON GIVEN OTHERWISE SITUATION STILL THE SAME ...
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SURE TING ITS TOO B QUICK FER IM THOUGH
YOU WUDNT NOB IT OM (old man)
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IS THAT OFFICIAL??
YEP TIS BIN ON THE WIRELESS
OK LETS HAVE SOME DETAILS U F U GET EM
THEY HAVE ACCEPTED UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER AND THE CEASE
FIRE SOUND ON THE ENTIRE WESTERN FRONT FROM 3 HOURS. AGAIN VIDE
MR CHURCHILL GIV THE NEWS JUST NOW GOD ALMIGHTY YOU SHOULD HERE
THE CRIES AND ... AND SCREAMS GOING ON ERE. NOW EVERYONES GOING MAD IN THE ...
Join The RAF - 1939
Owing to the Air Ministry's concentration
on RAF Fighter Command
and RAF Bomber Command,
Coastal Command was often referred
to as the "Cinderella Service",
a phrase first used by the
First Lord of the Admiralty
at the time A V Alexander