The aim of this site is simple, to perpetuate the memory of a generation of young men drawn from every part of Britain its Commonwealth and the Dominions who served with No.623 Squadron RAF Bomber Command.
TRAGEDY AT RAF DOWNHAM MARKET !!!
The last remaining dispersal point and remaining piece of run way dug-up !! (click here)
The RAF Downham Market Memorial Appeal.
PLEASE NOTE, 214(FMS) 218 (Gold Coast) and 623 Squadron have no connection or dealings with this appeal. After 2 years and thousands of pounds worth of donations there is nothing to show other than a banner and a proposed design. TWO YEARS on the committee have done nothing, a shameful lack of action on their part and a disservice to the memory of those who served.
CAN YOU HELP, looking for any information on this forgotten squadron.
As the association historian for No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron (click here to visit the 218 Squadron site ) it was inevitable that my research into the exploits of No.218 Squadron would cross with that of No.623 Squadron. It soon became clear that there was very little information available on 623 squadron and even more obvious that survivors of the squadron were sadly in the minority. In 1991 I set about researching the squadron and its crews. I was fortunate that at the time I was able to contact some of those who served including the squadrons last commanding officer Wing Commander Milligan AFC. Thankfully of those I managed to contact all were willing to help me in my research. In the ensuring 24-years there is still virtually no information on the squadron so I decided that via this blog I will attempt to fill in the gap and try and record the history of this squadron. My eventual aim is to record in detail the squadron activities during the five months it was operational and record the crew’s subsequent operational history.
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Please Respect the site and the reason behind it. (c) S C Smith