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George Bernard Stone Commemorative Scroll


Scroll commemorating Pilot Officer G B Stone.

Seven airmen


Seven airmen wearing battledress with brevet and side caps sitting and standing in two rows in front of a brick building. submitted with caption…

Seven aircrew


Seven airmen wearing parachute harnesses and Mae West standing and kneeling in front of a Lancaster. Man on left front row holds a stuffed spotted…

A E Travell’s observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book


Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for A E Travell, air gunner, covering the period from 4 September 1942 to 28 May 1945. Detailing his…

Terrence Holmes


Head and shoulders portrait of a Royal Air Force sergeant wearing tunic with flight engineer brevet and side cap. Submitted with caption 'Terrence…

Cyril Robert Brown’s flying log book


C.R. Brown’s Flying Log Book from 5 April 1942 to 7 May 1946 detailing training, operations and instructional duties as a Bomb Aimer. Based at…

Cyril Robert Brown


A head and shoulders portrait of Cyril Robert Brown in uniform with observers brevet. On the reverse 'Cyril Robert Brown GB. 1334289'.