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The Avro Repair Organisation. Langar

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A history of the Avro repair organisation at RAF Langar and a record of the aircraft that passed through it between 1942 and 1968.

Lancasters in the snow

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Three Lancasters surrounded by snow. Two airmen are standing in front of the closest with their backs to the camera.

VE Day, Trafalgar Square

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Trafalgar Square full of people celebrating the end of the war in Europe. On the reverse 'V13146 VE Day Trafalgar Square 1945'

Navigation section RAF Waddington

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A group of airmen and an airwoman arranged in front of a hangar. On the reverse is handwritten 'Nav Section Waddington'.

28 airmen and an Anson

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28 airmen arranged in two rows in front of an Anson. 25 airmen have trainee flashes. There is snow on the ground.

Don Southwell and crew

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Six airmen in front of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'The Crew Waddington 463 Squadron Don -2nd from right ) Missing Bill Morgan Bomb Aimer)'.

Don Southwell in flying kit

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Full length portrait of Don Southwell in flying kit. He is standing in front of a Wellington. On the reverse 'Myself Bruntingthorpe 29 OTU 1944'.

Tonsberg

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A navigation chart prepared for the operation to Tonsberg.

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Tonsberg

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A navigation log sheet for an operation to Tonsberg, Norway.