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The Volunteers

"You are all released from the service". This took the six young men in the 21 Squadron Office at RAF Watton by surprise. Earlier the squadron had asked for volunteers for a top-secret mission. There had been no shortage of men stepping forward. However, it would be much later before they learnt the full details.

"You will be provided with civilian clothing which you will take on leave with you today. In two days time you will travel to RAF Bicester with the provided rail warrants. You will carry nothing; I repeat nothing that will connect you to the RAF. Leave your identity disks here; from now on you are civilians. Are there any questions?" "Good"
"I'm sorry the details are sketchy, but this is, I stress, top secret and you must not discuss it with anyone, Good luck."

Sergeant Albert Williams from Easton, Bristol was one of the men who volunteered at RAF Whitton. Aircraftsman 1st Class, Ray Trew another volunteer. Both men were puzzled but nevertheless intrigued. They sat quietly as the train wound itself across the Oxfordshire countryside toward Bicester. As instructed they had left uniforms behind. They had also left tearful parents who thought their offspring were deserting; why else would they suddenly change into civilian clothing and apparently run away?

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Albert Williams fake Passport

Albert Williams fake Passport
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RAF 21-Squadron insignia

RAF 21-Squadron insignia
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