PETER LUND RESEARCHING
CRASH OF 103 SQUADRON LANCASTER
AND W/C HUGHIE EDWARDS

visits since 9 April 2004

 

Date:           5 November 1997
From:         Peter Lund (p-lund@post4.tele.dk)
Subject: 460 Sqd losses in Denmark.

Dear Mr Dunn

For some years I have researched the crash of a 103 Squadron Lancaster. I got in touch with David Fell via the internet. He told me about your homepage. It is very interesting. I have some information about the 7 known 460 losses in Denmark. Are you interested in this I'll be glad to send them to you. Can you help me with some information about W/C Hughie Edwards.

Regards Peter Lund

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Group Captain H. EDWARDS, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C.
"The highest possible standard of gallantry and determination"

 

Group Captain H. I. Edwards, V.C., D.S.O., O.B.E. D.F.C., 39005 RAF, 139 Squadron R.A.F/; commanded 105 Squadron R.A.F. 1942-43, R.A.F. Binbrook 1943-44, R.A.F. Station Chittagong 1945. Regular air force officer of Fremantle, Western Australia.  Born Fremantle on 1 August 1914.

 

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris, air officer commanding-in-chief, Bomber Command, visiting R.A.F. Station Binbrook, in September 1943.   He is followed by Air Vice-Marshal E. A. B. Rice, commander of No. 1 Group and the commander of Binbrook, Group Captain H. I. Edwards, V.C.

 

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Group Captain H. I. Edwards V.C.
by Stella Bowen

This distinguished Australian and much   decorated airman was appointed Commanding Officer of No. 460 Squadron's base at Binbrook in February 1943.

 

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Subject:  Re: H. Edwards - picture.
Date:          Tue, 30 Dec 1997
From:         Peter Lund (p-lund@post4.tele.dk)

Gidday mate - thanks for your E-mail concerning G/C Edwards on your website. Interesting pictures. The picture with AVM Rice is of special interest to me. AVM Rice was the CO of 1 group, the group with my "research" Sqd, 103.

Id forgotten that I had a little picture of G/C Edwards, and Ive attached it to this E-mail. I dont know who the other guy on the picture is. Maybe his Mosquito navigator F/O H H E P Cairns. They flew their last mission together on the 27 January 1943, the attack on the Danish shipyard Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen. In your E-mail you advertised for info on G/C Edwards. Will you let me now if you get anything on him? (I certainly will - Peter) One should think that a book or something must be written about a person like Edwards.

Yours - Peter

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