Recorded below is a list of Escape Reports I have managed to copy from the National Archives at Kew. Unfortunately I have not managed to obtain all of them, some have either been misplaced / filled incorrectly or stolen over the years. The missing Reports are :
Sgt W H Harris
LAC H B Jones
I have also started collecting and recording the Liberation Reports of airman liberated at the end of the war. These reports were completed by returning airman. Each report included a selection of questions on PoW Camps, treatment, interrogation and escape attempts. To visit one of the best sites on Escape & Evasion click HERE. To view articles on individual 218 Squadron airman’s escapes please click on the surnames in RED. For an example of a report click HERE
If you can help with a copy I would be very grateful.
Escape and Evasion reports are in files WO 208 3298 to 3327 each file contains about 70 reports. The reports were written by MI9 when the evader returned home to England probably at the Great Western Hotel London. They do not have the appendices with the Names and Addresses of the helpers attached.
I am happy to supply copies of the reports to family members or fellow researchers. Please highlight the blue file report below for an example of the document. I have not been able to locate the File for Sergeant William Hamilton who escaped to Switzerland with Sgt Leonard Canning.