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Eileen

Civilian

Eileen had a day out at Barkston Heath on 29 July 1944 when she was the guest of the 14th Troop Carrier Squadron. It was also her 10th birthday.

The Squadron diary records that she and her brother Ronald "were feted at a special dinner, they were guests on a neighbouring farm, they posed for photographers, including Larry O'Reilly of American Pathe News and they had the run of the base."

The diary goes on to say that "Eileen left with her bag weighed down with birthday money and a huge cake cut in her honour."

For more on this story, see the article on the Heritage of Flight - Airfields of South Lincolnshire website: http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=9050

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  • Ronald

    Civilian
    Ronald had a day out at Barkston Heath on 29 July 1944 when he was the guest of the 14th Troop Carrier Squadron. ...

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  • Barkston Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Barkston Heath was established as a grass Relief Landing Ground for RAF Cranwell in 1941-43, before being developed with hard runways for RAF Bomber Command in 1943-44. It was used by the transport aircraft of the Ninth Air Force's 61st Troop Carrier...

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Event Location Date
Born 29 July 1934
Visited Barkston Heath 29 July 1944

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Date Contributor Update
08 December 2015 12:28:36 Lucy May Changes to surname and events
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08 December 2015 12:27:04 Immigrants of War Changes to surname and events
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Date Contributor Update
10 November 2015 16:58:32 Lucy May Created entry with firstname, nationality, biography, events and place associations
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http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=9050

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