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1076099 LAC THOMAS FRASER
Thomas Fraser was born at Inverness 25 January 1906 died Aberdeen 1980.
His son requests:
Iif anyone can help me with the early days of my fatherís war, Iíve
deciphered his diaries which cover his days in Ceylon, India and China and the can
be seen on http://www.graemefraser.net/raf159squadron.html, He was called up
at Padgate 3 Receiving Centre 19/10/40 and now I think moved to Morecambe
7Receiving Centre 26/10/40. It was after that he moved onto barrage balloons,
910 Squadron 26/11/40 & 908 Squadron 27/1/41, I have him billeted at 10 Victoria
Park Square, Bethnal Green, an old Territorial Barracks, now the local police HQ,
in 4/2/41, in a letter to a Cpl Jeffries and he mentions several of his mates in it,
see letter below dated 4th February 1941.
Due to, what we believe, the ill health of my mother, dad moved to Scotland, first to
948 Squadron but no date, then 929 Squadron 26/8/41, 948 Squadron 25/9/4, 948
Squadron 25/9/41 and finally 945 Squadron 20/7/42 before going to 4 SoTT (School
of Technical Training) on 28/1/43. We have family tales of him at the Forth bridge
and also him being at the bridge at the on the Clydebank Blitz but those dates donít fit.
Any information or anecdotes, even if you never met my dad, would be very welcome.
Group Photograph of men at possibly, Morecambe,
Dad (Tom Fraser) is second row from the front, second from right, date uncertain but probably wintertime.
In February 2018 I was sent a picture (see below) of a second group of airmen posing for a picture at Morecambe. This shows the same hut
and confirms the picture was taken at Morecambe.
If anyone can help Tom Fraser's son with information on his father or the squadrons his father
was in please contact the secretary Peter Garwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. and I will
pass your contact details on.