This blog is a tribute to my Grandfather, Andrew John Broodbank. During the Second World War, he was a Radar Operator (Navigator) with 488 (NZ) Squadron, RAF. His Operational Tour lasted from 3/ix/43 until 6/x/44. I am lucky enough to have a significant collection of material from this period including flight logs, photos, personal journals and notes. The blog initially set out to follow, 70 years later, his time with the squadron. It has now expanded slightly to cover more generic information about 488(NZ) Squadron in the hope that it will serve as a good research tool for others with an interest in the Squadron, Night Fighters, de Havilland Mosquitos and the air war in general. I hope you enjoy reading this blog, which I hope will serve as a lasting tribute to my grandfather and all those he served with.


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All photographs and images belong to my personal collection unless credited otherwise.

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