King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit Royal Air Force Methwold

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Title

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit Royal Air Force Methwold

Description

King George VI in RAF uniform shakes hands with a sergeant at the near end of the rear rank of airmen parading on grass. To the King's right, two other RAF officers. In the background Venturas are parked in two lines.

Top right a group of officers including one Women's Auxiliary Air Force stand in front of a tent, towards the left of the group Queen Elizabeth looking left and talking to an officer. In the background trees.

Centre a ground to air view of a Ventura flying left to right with clouds in the background. Trees on the horizon at the bottom.

Bottom left King George VI walking to the left talking to an officer. Behind Queen Elizabeth walks taking to two officers. To the rear an officer and a civilian stand. In the background a Ventura with other aircraft left and right.

Bottom right Queen Elizabeth accompanied by an officer walks towards the end of the rear rank of airmen parading on grass. To the right a the front rank of officers and in the background a Ventura.

Captioned 'Methwold 43, The Ghost of 21 Sqdn (11 out of 12 a/c failed to return from sortie, S/Ldr Meridith only survivor and he was well shot up with all his crew dead, New Zealand Sqdn, Methwold, 487 Operation Ramrod 3 [...]'.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-05-03

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Format

Five b/w photographs mounted on an album page

Type

Identifier

PBanksP15010113

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Citation

“King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit Royal Air Force Methwold,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/1582.

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