Harry Callaghan - navigator
Harry Callaghan came from 70 Highfield Road, Prestwich, Manchester, he was also 21. He was an apprentice at Salford Electrical Instruments and was in the final year of a 3 year National Certificate in the evening at the Radcliffe Technical College, which he was hoping to complete before being called up after volunteering at Padgate. Harry always wanted to be a navigator, he trained in Canada prior to returning to England and OTU where he crewed up. (Photo courtesy of Steve Callaghan)
An aerial view of the Salford Electrical Instruments works, Silk Street, where Harry worked prior to his call-up.
Having completed his ITW stage in England and selected for navigator training, Harry sent some time at Heaton Park, Manchester which was a "holding camp" for aircrew awaiting posting to other areas for further training. Harry would have received a copy of the following booklet to let him know about the regime of Heaton Park: (with thanks to Clive Smithers for the copy of these pages)