A new collaborator and a new category.

This blog pays homage to all those who served with RCAF No. 403 Squadron during WWII.

This blog is all about sharing.


Greg has shared his grandfather photo album and his precious logbook.

Mark wants to share what is seldom mentioned in WWII…



This is what George Stewart said about erks when I asked… Click here.

So next time, on this blog, we will talk about Mark’s dad who was an erk with RCAF No 403 Squadron.

I just can’t wait.

Click on the image to zoom in. Mark’s father should be there.

Constructive Remarks from Mark

People don’t talk much about erks… but pilots did and respected them a lot.

About Mark’s remarks…


Good site.

Collecting info on 403 squadron during WWII is a great idea whose time has come.

The site seems a little slow, the software is a little clunky and sometimes a little difficult to follow.

You are gathering some valuable historical information here, and I’d hate to see it lost because of the fact that you might be perhaps hosting it through a free site.

My father was an Erk – Airframe Mechanic – with Bomber Command – during WWII. He transferred to 403 while stationed in England, and remained with 127 Wing from the Normandy invasion until the end of the war.

I have many of his old photos, some written journals and some great written stories I could share. I also have some crests, medals and his old Jerkin – complete with air force paint art work, as well as many of the letters he wrote while overseas.

Keep up the good work.


Mark is now an honorary member of this blog about RCAF 403 Squadron.