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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. S Sheridan


Stephen Sheridan joined the RAF in May 1939 and trained as a wireless operator. At the outbreak of war Sheridan volunteered for aircrew duties as an Airman u/t WOp/AG.

After training he joined 236 Squadron at St. Eval on 24th July 1940. Sheridan remained with the squadron until 18th March 1942, when he was posted to 280 Squadron at Detling, an Air Sea Rescue unit.


Above: P/O SG Nunn (seated on wing) in an uncaptioned photograph with two crew members. The handholds identify it as a Blenheim and the 236 Squadron ORB shows that he always flew with Sgt. CFJ Cole and Sgt.S Sheridan but it is not possible to say which is which.


Above image courtesy of the family of SG Nunn.


In June 1944 Sheridan was posted to 53 Squadron at St. Eval, operating Liberators on anti-submarine patrols. The squadron also flew patrols from Iceland.


His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released in January 1946 as a Warrant Officer.







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