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62 Squadron RAF Jim Salthouse and the Navy More Stories
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Reorganising this section is a work-in-progress - the gaps will be filled in eventually!

Bill Belton, Singapore and 62 Squadron RAF
My father,  Bill Belton, and his mate, Doug Heathcote, were on the last RAF plane to leave Singapore - a very lucky escape. Then followed a series of moves from aerodrome to aerodrome, the RAF being followed by the advancing Japanese, before they escaped, with many other airmen, on the Dutch cargo ship, the Kota Gede.
Jim Salthouse:  Merchant Navy, Q Boats and Revolution
My grandfather, James Thomas Salthouse, was a commissioned officer in the Royal Navy. He was a marine engineer and worked on the Q boats in WW!; one of his ships was torpedoed and he was rescued from an open boat. After the war he accepted Churchill's call for volunteers to 'oil the fleet' and help the white Russians.
Ships & Planes
Available soon, separate pages for the Kota Gede, Otranto, Blenheim, etc
War Memorials
Courtesy of the CWGC, certificates recording the servicemen who died
More Stories
Eventually I hope to include other people's military service stories in this area
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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