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JOY LOFTHOUSE.   It was with the deepest regret that we report that Joy passed away peacefully at home in Cirencester.  Joy was married to 7 Squadron Pathfinder Pilot S/L Charles Lofthouse OBE, DFC who was for many years Secretary of 7 Squadron Association, during which time Joy established herself as an Honorary member of the Association which continued after Charles' death.   After the end of the war Joy became a teacher and it was at teacher training colledge where she met Charles.  This followied her wartime service as a Pilot with the ATA and it was this latter role which brought Joy to National attention when she featured in many documentaries about the ATA and Spitfires.  Joy was 95 when she passed away, a full Obituary will appear shortly.

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Name: Kevin Wilkinson
Date: 10/09/2013
Message: I am researching the late F/O Kenneth Marriott DFM who was my first cousin once removed.I was really delighted to find the photo in your gallery of him and the crew in which he served. This is the only photograph of him which I have ever seen able to travce.

Name: Laurie Wallace
Date: 09/11/2013
Message: My uncle was Flt Sgt Derek Wood. On Lancaster ND845 MG-C which collied with JB 653 MG-R over Le Mans. We remember them!

Name: Sarah Parnham
Date: 05/17/2013
Message: My dad Maurice (Bill) Parnham was a navigator with 7th squadron bomber command. I know he flew with George Harvey who was from New Zealand.

Name: sue mannion
Date: 05/02/2013
Message: My father was part of PFF stationed at Oakington. He called his house Oakington when he returned to Australia after the war. His name was Eric Dennett DFC.

Name: Judith Dancer
Date: 01/05/2013
Message: My mum s first husband William Noel Kinsey was a pathfinder, missing presumed killed 24th November 1943. Son born posthumously.

Name: Rod Craw
Date: 11/25/2012
Message: My father Robin Craw DFC was a member of both 7& 2 squadrons and is still alive and in christchurch. If anyone wants any info about him or his airforce life i will try and help .

Name: Geoff Coombe South Africa
Date: 09/25/2012
Message: My uncle ASN Coombe served as a Second Lieutenant with 7 Squadron and was killed flying an RE8 over France on 17th April 1918. He was the only one of my father's nine brothers and sisters that I never met. I sign the guest book in remembrance of him.

Name: kevin hastings
Date: 05/15/2012
Message: my late father flew with 7 squadron june 45-march 47. of particular interest is operation red lion jan /feb 47. I have aphoto record and a log book . I am happy to ahare any informationand interested in some of the sorties and history behind them

Name: Kristal L. Rosebrook Ryan
Date: 04/01/2012
Message: Great Site! Kristal L. Rosebrook Ryan

Name: Kristal L. Rosebrook Ryan
Date: 04/01/2012
Message: Great Site! Kristal L. Rosebrook Ryan

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