RAF personnel

PFOMetheringhamAF19010013.jpg

Title

RAF personnel

Description

Top right - two RAF officers one wearing battledress and the other a tunic standing in front of the wall of a building. Officer on the left is smoking a pipe and both have hands in pockets. In the background left a window and right a door. Captioned 'L to R W/Cdr Baxter, P/O Horobin, kia with S/L Howroyd Oct 1943, formerly Page Boy at Claridges'. Submitted with description 'W/Cdr R E Baxter and P/O Horobin (rear gunner) - RAF Swinderby March 1943. Horobin was part of W/Cdr R E Baxter's crew at RAF Swinderby for conversion to Lancaster and Halifax. He was a former page boy at Claridge's and was killed in action as part of S/Ldr Holroyd's crew, October 1943.'.
Middle left - six aircrew, three sitting and three standing behind, all wearing battledress. In the background a hut with window. Submitted with description 'Six airmen outside hut - W/Cdr R E Baxter's crew. Standing, left to right: Sgt Taylor, Sgt Coulton, Sgt Thursby. Seated: P/O Moore, Sgt Berry and P/O Horobin. RAF Swinderby 1943.
Bottom left - five aircrew, four standing and one sitting on the ground with two dogs. All are wearing tunic. In the background a building with windows. Captioned 'Left to right, 1. F/O Gray, 2 F/O (Timber) Wood, 3 /Lt Avis (Adj), 4 F/Lt (Dolly] Gray, front F/Lt Stone, outside mess at Skellingthorpe April 1943, 50 Sqdn'. Submitted with description 'Group of 50 Sqn officers outside officers' mess, Skellingthorpe, April 1943. Standing, left to right: F/O Gray, F/O ("Timber") Wood, F/Lt Avis (Adj), F/Lt (Dolly) Grey. Seated F/Lt Stone'.

Date

1943-03
1943-10
1943-04

Temporal Coverage

Type

Format

Three b/w photographs mounted on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

This content is property of the Royal Air Force Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

Identifier

PFOMetheringhamAF19010013

Citation

“RAF personnel,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31176.

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