Albert KinghamAlbert Kingham gives a humorous account of his life as a young man in the ATC. Stationed at RAF Oakington he was involved in the Berlin Airlift.
Albert Kingham – Film 1Albert was one of nine children who was born in Essex. When war breaks out hes evacuated to the North of England and can still remember the skies of Sheffield glowing red in the blitz.
Albert Kingham – Film 2At the age of just 15 Albert joins the ATC (Air Training Corp). Serving with 2081 Squadron who were based at RAF Oakington he lands himself a job helping to take photographs of a war ravaged German landscape.
Albert Kingham – Film 3Albert finds himself in the midst of the largest humanitarian airlift of all time. With many of the Dakota squadrons based at Oakington its only a matter of time before he finds himself heading to Gatow.
Albert Kingham – Film 4Although hes not allowed off the aircraft he talks about the German loaders he met at Gatow. He finished his stint with the ATC working as a military tailor. He was altering the battle dress before troops were sent to Korea. Following our celebrations of the 65th Anniversary of the Airlift, Albert became the most recent member of the British Berlin Airlift Association.
Albert Kingham gives a humorous account of his life as a young man in the ATC. Stationed at RAF Oakington he was involved in the Berlin Airlift.