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