Chris Searl

Although my working life was involved in both Civil & Military Avionic Support none of my relatives were involved in the RAF during WW2 however one of my distant cousins was transferred from the RN to the newly formed RAF on 31st March 1918.

Since retiring I have joined the U3A and one of the Groups I am involved with is the Aviation History Group which visits various aviation based museums where I sometimes see equipment displayed which was current during my working life.

I have a retained my interest in software where I was involved in writing programs for the automatic testing of avionic equipment and later in commercial systems. I now act as Webmaster for Bourne U3A and also write plugins to obtain specialist reports from my family history database.

As a keen Family Historian I have experience in researching on line and in Record Offices and hope that my expertise could be used to support the LBCM project.