John Whitlock, wireless operator, Avro York aircraft 1948-1949.

In 1948, John Whitlock was a wireless operator in Avro York transport aircraft of 99 Squadron RAF. In these aircraft, he participated in the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949. John later said, ‘We flew 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we flew in all weathers whether it was ice, snow, whatever it was. As long as we could get off the ground, they would talk us down at the other end, and the same coming back again.’