The Crew of 106 Squadron

Together for 24 Missions, 1943




Flight Lieutenant C.V. Stephens Capt. Royal Air Force
Sergeant W.W. Garbett Flt/Eng. Royal Air Force
Pilot Officer B.R. Bayne Nav. Royal Air Force
Pilot Officer R.A.V. James A/B Royal Air Force
Sergeant S.V. Grimes W/Op. Royal Air Force
Sergeant A.E. Holton M/Gun. Royal Canadian Air Force
Sergeant G.H. Tyler R/Gun. Royal Air Force C.W.G.C.


Stephens, Bayne and James were awarded the DFC after the tour with 106 Squadron



Within two weeks of launching my web site, I made contact with the Electrical NCO Des Richards, Pilot Steve Stephens, Mid Upper Gunner Earle Holton, and Wireless Operator Sid Grimes. Des and Steve sent the folowing pictures of the crew, for which I am most grateful



Left to Right back row: Sgt Earle Holton, Sgt George Tyler, Flt.Sgt Sid Grimes, F/Lt Steve Stephens, F/O Bruce Bayne, Front Left: Sgt Bill Garbett, P/O Ron (taff) James,

Left to Right back row: Holton, Bayne, James, Tyler, Stephens, Grimes, Garbett
Ground Crew, Left to right front row: Des Richards,electrics; Stan Walford, rigger; unknown; Nobby Hall, the engine man



View the 24 Missions here



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Appeal for help !
I am trying to locate Nigel Garbett the son of Flt/Eng W.W. (Bill) Garbett. Bill wrote a wonderful reflection shown on Larry Wright's web page Stettin Raid 20/21 April/43 I am hoping Nigel will share more from his father's personnal log.


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