Memories of Air Sea Rescue course and Bomber Command

Douglas George Beasley
Author: Gareth Owen

An oral history interview with Douglas George Beasley.  Interview Date 16/04/13

Doug was a flight engineer in Halifax bombers stationed in North Yorkshire. Though he didn’t visit the Forest during the war years, in 1946 he came to the New Forest to do an Air Sea Rescue course at Calshot.  Doug recollects becoming an instructor after the war, his training at Calshot and some of the sights of post war Britain.

You can find out more about RAF Calshot and Eaglehurst here: RAF Calshot & Eaglehurst Overview


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Interviewed by: David Larder

Transcription by: Leander Johnson

Editor: Gareth Owen


Date: 1946

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