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UPDATE! ALFRED IVES 910 SQUADRON
UPDATE! 519203 SERGEANT WILLIAM TRURAN
840931 CORPORAL HENRY SYDENHAM RAF
NEW!! No 1 Balloon Centre Balloon Command RAF Kidbrooke 1938-1945 Squadrons 901, 902 and 903
The Unveiling and Dedication of the Memorial to Balloon Command at The National Memorial Aboretum
THE PASSING OF OUR PRESIDENT OF THE BBRC MRS PHYLLIS WOOD
UPDATE! My Mark VIII Balloon still images
UPDATE! Video clips of my Mark VIII Balloon
NEW!! UPDATE!! Wing Commander Richard Harold Berryman
NEW!!! UPDATE!! Flight Lieutenant Clifford Basil North
NEW!!! UPDATE!! The Number of Barrage Balloons Flown By Balloon Command During The War
NEW!!! UPDATE!! Consumption of High Pressure Hydrogen Cylinders by Balloon Command During the War
126645 LAC Sidney Southern 965 Squadron
My Mark VI Balloon
SQUADRON LEADER ARTHUR EGERTON KNIGHT 933 SQUADRON
983657 L.A.C. ARCHIBALD McNAB
Hervieux and her new book "Forgotten" about an African-American
Balloon Unit on D-day.
BBRC - All about us and our history and how to join.
Join the Airship Heritage Trust if you enjoy finding out about "Lighter Than Air" matters.
Wanted: Barrage Balloon or any items associated with Barrage Balloons.
NEW!! No 1 Balloon Centre Balloon Command RAF Kidbrooke 1938-1945 Squadrons 901, 902 and 903
URGENT!! TIME LIMITED EVENT RAF Church of St Clement Danes to dedicate the Roll of Honour for the Royal Auxiliary Air Force
The Making of The One Show's Women's Barrage Balloon Squadron's
441880 Sergeant Dora Guyll (nee Barnes)
Eileen Younghusband and One Woman's War
Urgent!!!! Save Cardington Airfield
Balwnau Amddiffyn - Barrage Balloons at Pembroke Dock in WWII
100483 Wing Commander Henry Rapoport Rollin M.B., B.Ch., D.P.M.
The Work of Ken Kelly and Eddie Smith in Restoring two Balloon Winch Vehicles to Their Original Condition
958322 LAC John PERKINS 902 and 972 Squadrons
The Vintage Flight Wild Balloon Winch at 621 Volunteer Gliding Squadron Hullavington
Barrage Balloon Winch found and now on display at Wings Museum
Ex-Balloon Operators Meet up for their Annual Dinner 2012.
Barrage Balloon Sites in Sheffield
923 Squadron based at Runcorn
1940 Status - Equipment and Location of Balloon Squadrons as of 31 AUGUST 1940 UPDATED JUNE 2012
Elasticated Cord used inside barrage balloons
Hilda Mudd's Story of Being a Barrage Balloon Operator in WWII
1069212 LAC GEORGE (Judd) BIRCHALL
Tragic Loss of Life at 933 Barrage Balloon Squadron at Gosport 12th August 1940 UPDATED INFORMATION DECEMBER 2011***
856676 LAC Raymond George MUMFORD 935 Sqdn Royal Aux Air Force NEW UPDATE December 2011***
2048680 A.C.W Margaret Rossow (Nee Usher) 919, 921 and 923 Squadron NEW JULY 2011****
PERSONAL HISTORY of STANLEY A. ROSS 902 Squadron 840928 UPDATED JUNE 2011*
Balloon Barrage Vessel A Y Alessie a short history NEW***UPDATED JUNE 2011**
Barrage Balloon Vessels an Introduction UPDATED JUNE 2011*
Cardington 2 Ton Mobile Crane
History of Polish Balloon flight serving with the R.A.F. in Great Britain in WWII UPDATED MAY 2011!!**
Bomb Disposal and the British Casualties of WW2 by Chris Ransted
858206 Leading Aircraftman John Ronald Buckley, 925 and 974 Squadron NEW 2011*****
Squadron Leader John Alexander KENT DFC , AFC. UPDATED 2011***
BATTLE ORDERS-BALLOON BARRAGES AND SQUADRONS ABROAD
541698 AC1 Robert Murton 951 Squadron
Post World War One Development of Balloon Barrages NEW**
If Only They Had Employed a Balloon Barrage NEW**
Free Balloon Operations in World War Two NEW**
PERSONAL HISTORY of STANLEY A. ROSS 902 Squadron 840928 UPDATED MAY 2011*
HENRY LESLIE STUART LAKE 924 SQUADRON
CENTRAL TRADE AND TEST BOARD (CTTB) QUESTIONS FOR BALLOON OPERATORS
PUCKLECHURCH SHEDS FINAL
Ropework and Knots used by Barrage Balloon Operators
For the Duration L.A.C. D.J. Roberts story of his wartime exploits
Barrage Balloon Cable Collisions with Aircraft in WWII
Memories of a Barrage Balloon Operator written by Jean Shepherd who died 13th February 1997
747552 Corporal Norman Bertie Austin JAMES
WAAFS involved at RAF Chigwell in making and servicing Barrage Balloons
Barrage Balloons around Barry Area in WWII
Flight Sergeant Richard Marrable
864902 Corporal Cyril Russell Holman 934 Squadron
354025 WO1 Francis Frew DUNLOP M.B.E.
548125 L.A.C. Charles David Parry 905, 971, 983, 932/3, 998 Sqdn
Alex Hinks 912 Squadron in France 1940
New Book Announcement: Stitching for Victory by Suzanne Griffiths Updated!!
853747 LAC Leonard Ashcroft Bancroft Archive 919 Sqdn Updated!!
Herbert Johnson 1894- 1957 and RAF Aldwyth Train
113547 Flying Officer Douglas GOODWIN
966 Flying Officer Dorothy Mabel Murray Stanley-Turner WRAFRO
1076099 LAC Tom Fraser 908, 910, 929, 948 Sqdn
647872 Corporal Wilfred Gordon Allen 914 Sqdn
The Frank Orriss Archive 909 Sqdn
1105416 Sergeant Daniel Currie “Jock” Hamilton 975 & 980 Squadrons
966 Squadron Claims first German Bomber at Newport Wales 13th September 1940 Updated February 2011
Wing Commander John Sylvester "Jack" Wheelwright DSC
Pilot Officer George Hutchinson 966 Squadron
Cpl 542358 Thomas Scott 965 Sqdn
Richard Jefferson Walters a USA citizen who helped advise on Balloon Barrages prior to WWII
Abbey Mills Pumping Station
Corporal 5309321 Samuel William Fowler 952 Squadron
Flight Sergeant 872366 William Andrew Burn 978 Sqdn
Balloon Cable Cutting Device for Aircraft
LAC J203547 John William Hufton
Champion Balloon Team September 1943 South Wales and The West
The Archive of Warrant Officer Frederick Quinn
Doodling at Duxford: a Day out with the V1 Flying Bombs
The Outrageous Scandal of Mr Jack TAGG a British War Hero
George Baker Story and 952 Squadron (FEB 08)
Annual General meeting at The Union Jack Club 20th September 2007
Dorothy (Doff) Hunt, LACW 2027976, 904/5 Squadron E Flight.Photo Archive
DORIS COX 901 / 932 / 933 Squadrons
HENRY BENJAMIN BANKS.901 Squadron.....Can you help Felicia Riley??
Lilian Doreen Dack (nee Taylor) and Vera Fox
FRANK VERNEY ARCHIVE (FEB 08)
LAC (Purser) Percy BUSH (APR 05)
2050224 Cpl Margaret Amy Jackson (Bidstrup, formerly Rhodes ) (JUN 03)
Charles Richard John "Tiger" Hawkins AFC
Edna Joyce MANN meets the Queen
Joe Riley 919/ 942 and 943 Squadron
LAC Edgar Charles "Taff" Garwood 980 Squadron
2059399 LACW Kathleen Ellen WOOLEY DOB 10/12/1920 919. 921,919/923 Sqdns
Eric Williams 909 Squadron East Ham, March 1939 - August 1941
Pictures of our AGM 2005
Barrage Balloon Manual by LAC Margaret Lindsey
Harry Quittenden 965 Squadron
The John Sanderson Archive1 936, 966,972,977, 986, 970 Sqdns
The John Sanderson Archive2
The John Sanderson Archive3
The John Sanderson Archive4
WILLIAM JAMES DAVIES 933 932 and 970 Squadron
John Leeson, 901 Squadron
Henry Maurice Rowland 916 and 952 Squadrons
Click to see a painting by Grace Kingston of a Barrage Balloon
Balloon Command -Development of Balloon Command in the first and second world wars
A Typical Balloon Crew - Staffing and typical routine
Roof Over Britain -published in 1943 as a public information booklet.
Aubrey Irving Moore 11155265 and Balloon Painting by Peter Wilson.
950, 911,929. 909/10,994, 960, 945/7 Sqdns
Theory of Barrage Balloons - Discusses the Principle of Barrage Balloon Flight and Function
The MK VII Series I Kite Balloon - Its construction and make up -The basic parts
Roll of Honour - Fallen Comrades linked to Commonwealth War Graves Commission Site
Former Comrades - LAC Purser Bush, Sqdns. 901, 948, 982 and 966.
Edgar Garwood and Stanley Jay 980 Sqdn.
Edna Joyce Mann 904/5 Squdn, John Leslie Pickett 906 / 978 Sqdn.
LAC Joe Riley 919.923.943 Sqdn
Contacts - Who is who at the BBRC
Can You Help? - A list of queries raised by members and the public about Balloon Barrage Operatives
Articles about Barrage Balloons by David Wintle
Article on Balloon Winches by David Wintle
History of Balloons in Warfare - the earliest uses of balloons in warfare.
Links - Some great links to further information on Barrage Balloons
Reunion Pictures - Pictures of past reunions and attending members
Temp Cpl Leonard Winston COOPER 905 Squadron
For Sale - Articles for sale by the BBRC
Hull's Own Air Force Station by Len Bacon
Minutes of BBRC AGM 2004
Hanna Reitsch - A German WWII test pilot who has been called "The Century’s Greatest Pilot"
The Orkney Balloon Barrage in WWII By Ginny Schroder
Balloon Squadron Composition and Orders
Duke of Edinburgh Meets Barrage Balloon Club Members to Celebrate 80th Anniversary of the RAF
Sqdn/L Robert Wallis Beresford 978 Squadron India
Barrage Balloon Oil or Water Manometer
Click Here to Find Out about Barrage Balloon Cables
An extract of a story by John Waddington-Feather on Barrage Balloons and their WWII experiences
Senator Joe Kennedy Meets Barrage Balloon Crew in London 1940
WWII Valentine Card with "Balloon Barrage"
Big Bertha from World war II gets new role in the anti-terrorist war in Cyprus inn 1956
Pencil Sketch of Barrage Balloons over Cardington
Books on Barrage Balloons and Balloon use in the Wars
Getting Service Records From The RAF for Ex-RAF Personnel
Getting Your Medals for Your or Your Family
Pictures of 978 Squadron including Leslie Pickett and Ron Cozens
Pictures of 965 Squadron in Ternauzern 1944-45 including Joe Cheneler
Acting Squadron Officer Diana Mary BARTON OBE.
The first woman to Command a Balloon Unit In London
Balloon Research at Experimentation Site Pawlett by Rex Haggett 2006
Tom Flack Interview and Photographs and The Balloon Hangar at Pawlett, Somerset.
Ronald Bullimore Archive from 910 Squadron
John Baker Archive Main Page including 902 Squadron
BBRCLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 9TH SEPTEMBER 2015 AT THE RED LION, BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE RG21 7LX. TEL 01256 328 525. COME AND JOIN US FOR OUR 70TH MEETING!!!! and the imminent arrival of my LZ balloon this August