Finally made it here.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by CXX, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. CXX

    CXX New Member

    Hi all,

    Good to see quite a few familiar names here, feel at home already.

    I research No.120 Squadron RAF Coastal Command from June 1941 when they were reformed to the last day of WW2, and also the aircraft they operated with - the B-24 Liberator. Hence my user name, 120 Squadron are these days known as CXX Squadron.

    I also have an interest in the U-boat war in general.

    Hope to some of you around.

  2. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    I'm sure I remember you from a different forum; I remember the 120 Sqdn connection. I think you used a different name then!

    Welcome back!
  3. Nostalgair

    Nostalgair New Member

    Welcome Peter.


  4. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Welcome across Peter.

    Good to see that Latin is still alive and well.

    120sq is one of those, where there were a very small number (3) of Aussie deaths. (by my info)

    One on 25/10/1942 Alan Henry Wood, Torquay Cemetery in (Devon- No Photo as yet) & Two on 4/10/1943 E.A. Mincham & W. Stott on the Runnymede Memorial.

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  5. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Good to see you here Peter. Always good to have such a knowledgeable person on the forum. Hope you enjoy it here
  6. CXX

    CXX New Member

    Hi spidge.

    Thanks for the welcome

    If memory serves me right Wood was killed in an air raid on a hospital in Torquay.

    Mincham and Stott were killed while providing air escort to convoy ON204 when Liberator FL923 V/120 was shot down by U 539. The squadrons OC was killed in the same incident.
  7. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    His service file doesn't indicate exactly how he died (his casualty file hasn't been digitsed) but does state that he was seriously ill for the preceeding few months.


    History of Torquay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  8. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Welcome to the forum Peter. Good to see you again.
  9. Roxy

    Roxy Member

    Incidentally, CXX are celebrating their 90th birthday this year, with all ex-members invited along.

  10. CXX

    CXX New Member

    Many thanks to all for the welcome.

    Thanks Roxy, I did know of the CXX reunion. I attended the first one the squadron held in 1985 and the last in 2003, not that I was on the squadron (My father was killed on 120 in 1942), I started researching CXX many years ago now and over a period of time had a lot of contact with the squadron historical officers, they have a fantastic record of their wartime exploits and it is usually displayed at the event.

    At the 1985 reunion I was billeted in the officers mess, at the 2003 reunion I was billeted in the sergeants mess - I got demoted.

  11. Hugh

    Hugh New Member

    Hello Peter,
    Welcome to the site, I am sure you will enjoy it on here.
  12. sniper

    sniper Active Member

    Welcome CXX, I'm sure that you will have a great time while your here. The guys and gals here have a super knowledge basis and i hope that you'll be able to add some extra knowledge to the forum.

    Sniper :peep:
  13. CXX

    CXX New Member

    Thanks guys

  14. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    A belated welcome, Peter. Good to see you here and hope you enjoy it.
  15. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Guest

    Hi there CXX and welcome :)

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