No. 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron
Royal Air Force
site is dedicated to all of the service men and women who served with the RAF
214 FMS Squadron
we and every future generation will be forever in their debt~
Blake writes :
I am contacting you with details of a play about my grandfather, Flight Lieutenant
Keith Falconer, a member of Bomber Command in 214 Squadron who was awarded the
DFC and mentioned in dispatches. The play, "I Shan't Be Home to Dinner",
is a true life story of his life with my grandmother (an actress and writer)
on an airbase in WW2. It was an acclaimed production on BBC Radio 4 Saturday
Night Theatre and is showing at The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Bordon,
Hants on 13 May 2020.It gives a real a real insight into what it was like for
the aircrew and their wives to live through the war and I would be very grateful
if you could display the attached information on your website.
on this link to see the press release
Remembrance wreath laid in November 2018 on No. 214 Squadron Memorial at the
National Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire
: Peter Walker and Anne Chueng
Flight Lieutenant Marshall
Angus Johnson RAF RCAF
Welcome to the RAF (FMS) 214 Squadron Web Site. We hope you will find the
site interesting and informative. The main purpose of the site is to bring the
veterans and families of the 214 together to ensure that the legacy of our heroes
is passed on to our grandchildren, great grandchildren and all future generations
of our families to come. The site has forged close links with the 214 Squadron
Association who hold the largest archive, and most in depth source of information
on the 214 Squadron in the world and whose aim is to support and assist veterans
and their families in whatever way possible.
the information on the site covers World War 2 and covers the bomber squadron's
history , RAF home base's , aircraft , veterans & personnel , numerous squadron
photographs , news clippings , military documents / propaganda, war posters,
aircraft and crew losses , and a special section on members who became Prisoners
However we are now expanding our records to cover the
complete history of the Squadron and it's members (1917 to 1977).
Therefore anyone who served in 214 Squadron throughout it's history
should be mentioned.
veterans, their friends and family members, or any other interested people
are invited to help with the building of this site.
you have any information, pictures or stories you can contribute please contact the site administrators by clicking
this link. All materials or photos sent will be treated with the greatest
care, loaded onto the site with the source acknowledged and then returned promptly.
All electronic sources will be stored carefully.
site is, and always will be, under development as new information is gathered.
If you find any links that do not work please let us know.
question "Why are there not more pictures of the squadron and personnel?"
has been raised on numerous occasions. The answer is that candid unofficial
photos of the squadron are very rare. The reason for this is that cameras were
strictly forbidden and this policy was enforced out of the real possibility
that the film or camera could fall into enemy hands thereby providing all sorts
of clues to assist them that you or I might not consider. You will note that
many of those found here are official pictures either sanctioned or taken by
the RAF. In fact most people would be surprised to learn that very many Britain
based squadron veterans do not have a single photograph, official or otherwise.
This however mainly applies to the Squadrons based in Britain where enforcement
was easier. It does not hold true with Squadrons based in other countries where
often massive personal collections can be found.
pictures and stories on this site, unless otherwise indicated, are the property
and copyright of the families of the 214
Squadron collectively or of an individual member. We are certain there is
very little here that the veterans or their families would not wish to share,
but you must seek the contributors or the site's permission first.
use of any materials from this site for any commercial purpose whatsoever is
"We will remember them"
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