2014 reunion photos
The Jamie Barr DFC family(4th from left) and Mr and Mrs Reg Freeth.
L to R:
Back Row- David Jellett. Gwen Barr. Jamie Barr DFC. Stephen Freeth. Daughter of F/LT Don Paul DFC and Reg Freeth.
Front Row- Lindsey-Jamie Barr's daughter. Sue Jellett. daughter of Wg Cdr W.M.Penman DFC AFC, KIA, C/O 61 sqdn 1943. Pauline Barr. Patti Townsend, daughter of F/O W.H.McDowell KIA 1943, and Mrs Freeth.
Below: Sqdn. Ldr. Richard Jones and Nick Partridge join the happy group.
W/O Reg Freeth 61 sqdn B/A. and his dear wife.
Reg completed 17 ops with 61, 6 with Jamie Barr in the famous 'Just Jane'. During his 17 op. their aircraft lost many thousands of feet. With Reg having a cold at the time the sudden loss of air pressure caused serious damage to his ear drums. Following this he was taken off aircrew duties.
Reg Freeth, Mrs Freeth with Stephen, their son,
HM Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth, gave us a full report about the progress being made towards the building of a Lincolnshire Bomber Memorial. We were told that work was to begin shortly on the building of the Spire and that it was expected that the full Memorial should be completed by June 2015.
50 sqdn room mates, James Flowers and Ted McRae, meet for the first time since 1945. 5 of Ted's crew were killed during an Exodus operation on the 26th April 1945.
We were very privileged to have Squadron Leader Andy Millican pilot the Spitfire Mark 9 on Sunday a consolation - having to cancel our Lancaster fly-past and we are grateful to the BBMF for re-routing the spitfire at short notice. A lovely sound of that superb Rolls Royce Merlin Engine. To add poinency to the event, Andy's Grandfather flew with 50 Squadron during WWII.