Personnel Index - Detail
Information received from Stuart Chubbock (Alfred's grandson).
- Enlisted in June 1941, at the age of 18, and trained as an armourer.
- Served in Australia with 54 Squadron between 1942 and 1945, when the squadron was sent to Darwin to defend the area from Japanese bombing raids.
- Retrained as an engine fitter in August 1944.
- Left the RAF at the end of the war and returned home to Norfolk, where he worked as a garage mechanic with his brother
- Rejoined the RAF in October 1950 as an engine fitter at RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire, where four squadrons operated the Avro Lincoln (previous incarnation of 49 Sqn among them). I think he probably joined 214 Sqn based on dates when he was sent to RAF Shallufa, Egypt, to support an Operation Sunray training exercise.
- 1953-1956: Served at RAF Nicosia, Cyprus, with the Middle East Air Force.
- 1956-1961: Returned to the UK and posted to RAF Wittering. Moved to RAF Marham in June 1961 and service record states that he was with 49 Sqn at this time.
- 1962-1964: Posted to RAF Eastleigh in Kenya with 30 Sqn, operating the Blackburn Beverley transporter.
- 1964-1967: Member of No.2 Air Navigation School operating navigation trainers for V-Force crews. Attached to Central Flying School for 5 months in 1965/66. Left the RAF in May 1967.
Alfred Chubbock is marked by the arrow.
The photograph was taken when serving with 54 Squadron in Australia (sometime between 1942 and 1945).
Image courtesy of Stuart Chubbock.