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W/O. ‘Titch’ Albert Frederick Halliday, Air Gunner, 75 Squadron (RNZAF)

All photographs and history supplied by Titch's daughter Ann, who never met her dad. He died some 12 weeks before she was born.

We are also in contact with Titch’s pilot's daughter and hopefully will be adding more information in the coming weeks. 

Ann has also supplied a great poem which can be seen in our poem section along with some other photographs including 2 superb inflight shots of 2 of his Lancaster engines which packed up during a flight. 

Ann takes up the history:

My Dad was in 75 New Zealand Squadron His nickname was Titch (which we had no idea about until 1999) 

He was a mid upper gunner they flew in Avro Lancasters, he was based at Mepal in Cambridge.

RAF Bishopscourt Northern Ireland No12 AGS and flew in Ansons - April 1944
RAF Oakley Buckinghamshire May – June 1944
RAF Westcott Buckinghamshire No11 OTU and flew in Wellingtons - June 1944
Heavy Conversion Unit RAF Chedburgh Suffolk and flew in Stirlings - September 1944
No3 L.F.S RAF Feltwell Norfolk and flew in Lancasters - October 1944
Then in October 1944 he joined 75 New Zealand Squadron RAF Mepal Cambridge



75 Sq was called the Chopper Squadron as it received the highest crew losses.

My dad made it through all his operations and then he and his crew then went on leave, the war ended and he was moved somewhere else, he never saw or managed to keep in touch with his crew. 

I managed to trace his pilot and navigator in 1999, and we have stayed in touch with them.

A poem about his time at RAF Weeton Road was discovered in his papers - it was typed out and we are not sure if he wrote it. We have decided to reproduce it in our Poetry Section.




'Titch' Halliday died on the 9th May 1966 during his post war career with the Observer Newspaper. An historic photograph shown above, where he his seen standing behind Ringo Star and Paul McCartney of the Beatles. (Titch is the chap on the left behind Ringo)

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