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This Relocated Website documents the activities and RAF career of my late Father: -
'SQUADRON LEADER MAURICE 'ROY' SKEET'
(39800) RAF BOMBER COMMAND 1937-42.
It charts his career from applying to join the RAF in 1936 through to his wartime service untill his unfortunate death in June 1942.
It includes summaries of the various periods in his career and includes operational details relating to the Units he served with in the Middle East.
With particular emphasis on the the activities of 'The Communications Flight, IRAQ' whilst this Unit played it's small part
in the Preparation Conduct and Aftermath of hostilities during the;
'SIEGE AND BATTLE FOR RAF HABBANIYA', MAY, 1941.
Transcripts of the Operations Records detailing its activities and co-operation with other UK Forces are given together
with Maps and a Profile of the Vickers Valentia Aircraft in use by the Flight. Some surviving group Service Photographs from his career are included
together with some Memories from contacts received and a Poem in tribute to the action at the time.

Also included is a summary of his service with Bomber Command in the UK from February 1942,
with extracts from the Operations Records of 'No,158 Squadron' detailing the Aircraft, Crews and Mission Reports for the
'First and Second Thousand Bomber Raids'
in May and June 1942 on the targets of Cologne and Essen in which he took part.
A timeline of his Service with the RAF is included together with a Poem in tribute to the men of Bomber Command
and other various pages, notes and detailed information related to his Short life and career.
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THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MAURICE 'ROY' SKEET : -
It has been compiled from my personal in depth research and is intended as a testament to his RAF Service.
I would like to express my gratitude to the following individuals and organizations: -
Dr Christopher Morris of The RAF Habbaniya Association.
H.N. ("Bluey") Mottershead, DFC.{158 Squadron Association}
The late; Mr. Alan Summerbell, {RAF Ret'd} The late; Mr. J W P Curtis, DFC. {RAF Ret'd}
The Author of the Book "IN BRAVE COMPANY" Mr W R Chorley,
The Staff of THE PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE: - Now THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES.
WEBMASTERS: Pete Porter, Bob Baxter and Paul Woodward,
(See Links);
and "RACHEL", without whose help and encouragement this site could not have been created.
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(N.B. This Website has been compiled from Documents held in Public Records and other reliable sources.)
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Latest updates: -
Home page and all corrected 31/10/2010 - Operations Logs Pages Added 28/10/2010 - Wings Of Thunder Poem redrafted 27/9/2010
N.B. - 6th December 2011 Links updated and all pages moved to new Webspace: - http://www.skeetww2.co.uk/
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