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RAF Kirkham, Lancashire

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by molly2013, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. molly2013

    molly2013 New Member

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    Hi Everyone

    I am doing some research into RAF Kirkham, now HMP Kirkham. I was wondering if anyone had any relatives that were at RAF Kirkham when it was a de-mob station (I believe). If anyone has photo's that would be fantastic.

    Hope to hear from you and thank you in advance.
     
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  2. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Try the airfield information exchange site and 28 days later sites...have a look through their forum indexes...sure to find then and now sort of pics....They usually have all these places targetted for visits.
     
  3. Shepherd

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    Hi I believe that my father was stationed at RAF Kirkham. He has just died and I have inherited some paperwork on his time there - he was there between 1945-47,
    He was released in 1947 when he had mustard gas burns
     
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    I think my dad must have been there at some point , possibly demobbed there in 47 from his RAF record book. He has passed away quite recently and I'm interested in finding out anything I can about what it was like there
     
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    Thank you Mutley will take a look :)
     
  8. Mutley

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    Hi again, read through these threads on the sister website WW2talk http://ww2talk.com/index.phpsearch/614841/&q=Raf+kirkham&o=relevance

    I did a search of the British newspaper archives but it didn't reveal anything but two articles that really weren't relevant, just death notices of people who had passed away. In case I've mucked up pasting the link above, just search RAF Kirkham on the website. Sorry to hear your Dad passed away too, should have mentioned that in my first post. Time's a healer they say. All the best with your research.
     
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    My mother was a WAAF nurse (LACW) in the hospital at RAF Kirkham. I know she was looking after RAF personnel who had TB and probably other illnesses. She said that they never had enough sheets and the only way to get extra sheets from the laundry was to rip a worn dirty sheet in half when sending it to the laundry. That way they would get 2 new sheets to replace the old one. I have some photos of RAF patients at Kirkham. Mum was stationed there 1944-1946.
     

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