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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. S F Miles


Stanley Frederick Miles joined the RAF as a direct-entry Airman u/t Observer about June 1939. Called up on 1st September 1939, he went to 7 B&GS on 25th November for No. 2 Air Observer Course.

He failed his navigation training and remustered from u/t Observer to u/t Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.

On 30th December 1939 Miles transferred to No. 4 Air Gunner Course, also at 7 B&GS, which he completed successfully.

With all training completed, he was serving with 23 Squadron at Collyweston in June 1940.

He flew an operational sortie on 28th July, a night patrol.

Commissioned in November 1942, Miles stayed on in the RAF until May 1950 on an extended commission and retired as a Flight Lieutenant.


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