World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

Edgar Jackson 

Clowne ATC and into the RAF

By actiondesksheffield

People in story: Edgar Jackson
Location of story: Clowne, Derbyshire; The Middle East.
Unit name: 907 Squadron ATC Clowne; 206 Squadron RAF
Background to story: Royal Air Force


In 1942 I was a member of 907 Squadron, ATC, in Clowne, Derbyshire.
I joined the RAF in 1943 and did my training at Madley in Herefordshire. I trained as a wireless operator and was assigned to 206 Squadron in the Middle East as a Sergeant Wireless Operator and also did a gunnery course.
I then served as a wireless operator, (ground based), in Iraq, then to Bahrain in the Gulf for six months, and then on to North Africa at Castel Benito, from where I was demobbed in 1947.