I know this is a long shot.

I am 73 yrs old and am trying to get information about my father George Henry Richardson, and his RAF days.

He was a pilot in Coastal, Transport and Bomber command joining the RAF as an apprentice towards the end of WW2, ending up flying Lancasters and Shackletons and many other planes in between.

If anyone was to remember him, it would probably be from Christmas Island, Grapple Y and the H bomb tests in 1958.

He flew out from Ballykelly and part of his job was to fly the Shackleton taking photos of the bomb igniting.

Can you help me fill in a bit of his history. Does anyone remember?

Any small piece of information would be greatly appreciated. A photo? A memory?

I am writing to this paper because my father was stationed all over the place.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Ray Richardson

37 Belle Vue Park


Isle of Man