Down to Earth

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Title

Down to Earth

Description

A newspaper cutting about the last flight of Flight Sergeant Eric Gledhill in Lancaster KM-B from RAF Waddington to a display at Woodford, Cheshire and back. In the photograph are seven airman and a woman.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Georgie Donaldson

Rights

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Format

One newspaper cutting from a scrapbook

Language

Type

Identifier

SAttwoodSG1814420v10035

Transcription

DOWN TO EARTH
[Picture]
Flight Sergeant Eric Gledhill made his final trip as engineer in RAF Waddington’s Lancaster when he flew in an air display in Cheshire.
The trip to Woodford was an appropriate one for was to the place where hundreds of the bombers were built during the war.
On his return to Waddington, Flt Sgt Gledhill, who will soon be leaving the RAF, was met by Wing Commander John Maud, acting Station Commander, who produced a bottle of champagne to be shared with the other crew members.
Flt Sgt Gledhill has been engineer on the Lancaster since it started flying at Waddington, and has had the responsibility of ensuring that the aircraft has been fit to fly on the many displays throughout the country.
Above, Wing Commander John Maud, third right, toasts Flt Sgt Eric Gledhill after his last trip in the Waddington Lancaster.

Citation

“Down to Earth,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15084.

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