Sqn Ldr Draper

Phillip Draper sent this email message on Jan 7th, 2016.


I came across your excellent website when looking for our old home address, 45 Shinfield Rd. 

My father S/Ldr Albert Draper was CO around 1947? 

I was delighted to see the Gremlin featured, I still have his copy. 

Father passed away 1980 so any memories from anybody who may have known him during his service would be welcomed. Photo attached.   See below.

Kind regards

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Phillip sent this email on Jan 14th, 2016

Hi Andre
Thanks for the posting. I have attached a photo which may be of interest. There is no date,hopefully somebody may recognize a relative.
I am happy to help if more help is needed as the  writing on the back is not clear. My father is middle of the front row.

Kind regards
Phillip Draper  

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RAF Shinfield Park around 1947

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Key to above photograph

Ted Williams remembers S/Ldr Draper and Phillip's email address has been sent to him.

Phillip sent this further email on Jun 27th, 2018

Hello Andre

Note of thanks for putting me in touch with Ted, lovely man he shared his memories of my father, emotions ran high.

On a lighter note I enclose 2 menus from 1949, I hope this may be of interest to your readers. 

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Christmas Day menu, 1949

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Dinner/Dance 6th Jan 1949

I have photos from Gunnery School Leconfield 1950/58, may be interesting to any Air Gunners.

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Kind regards Phillip

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