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Recently Added Items

V Group News, October 1944

Five Group Newsletter, number 27, October 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, signals,…

John Turner in cockpit of a biplane

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An airman wearing flying helmet and goggles in the cockpit of a biplane with blind flying hood folded down. On the reverse 'John Turner, Penny and…

John Turner

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Head and shoulders portrait of a pilot wearing tunic with brevet.

A man two women and a baby sitting on a bench

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On the left a baby in white dress and bonnet sits in a pram. On the left a woman with jacket wearing glasses holds the baby. In the centre Kaye Turner…

Family album page

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Left side - a woman standing on left holding a wedding bouquet arm in arm with a man wearing suit and tie. In the background a church, Captioned…

Formation of eighteen biplanes

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Eighteen biplanes in formations of threes formed in a triangle of vics taken from below. Above are clouds.

Group of airmen in front of a Lancaster

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A large group of airmen in mixture of uniforms sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Lancaster.

RAF Stradishall

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Oblique aerial photograph of a Royal Air Force station and airfield with quarters centre bottom, hangars across the centre with station buildings in…

Group of pilots in front of a Handley Page Heyford

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Twenty seven pilots sitting and standing in two rows. Unlike all the others the flight sergeant on the left side in back row does not have pilot's…