Parties at Leeming and squadron board

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Title

Parties at Leeming and squadron board

Description

left page:
Top left - large group of people in service and civilian dress at a party. Captioned 'WAAF Sgt party Leeming Dec 1944, note tinsel strips back left to form letters on curtain - "window" dropped over enemy territory to distract enemy radar. My letter to mother 1:12:44 thanked her for sending [...]'.
Top right - large group of people in service and civilian dress at a party. Captioned 'WAAF sgts mess party Dec 1944 Leeming. Shoulder flash denotes a Canadian airman - most are aircrew, some English others ground staff eg Jock charming Canadian older than rest 4th from back'.
Second row left - large group of people in service and civilian dress at a party. Captioned WAAFs sgts party Dec 1944 Leeming RCAF "Roger the lodger the S--- spelt out on blackout curtain in "Window" from a dubious ditty "Roger" [....]wearing sleeveless pullover at front of other photograph'.
Second row right - large group of people in service and civilian dress at a party. Captioned 'WAAF sgts mess party Leeming Dec 1944, L standing Molly of the farewell Molly squadron board photograph of 4.8.45, Betty Lennon with Roger C, front with [....]'.
Third row left - three members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force one standing by and two sitting on lorry running board with an airman standing to the right.
Bottom left - a man and three women sitting on a swinging bench seat.

Right page:
Top - photograph of squadron operations boards for 429, 424 and 433 Squadrons with 'Farewell Molly, Best Luck, Always' and other messages.
Bottom - smaller version of the same photograph with caption 'Squadron board at RCAF Leeming 4.8.45 "Farewell Molly". Only 427 and 429 Squadrons left at t he base, 424 and 433 were now at satellite stn "Skipton-on-Swale"'.

Date

1944-12
1945-08-04

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Type

Format

Eight b/w photographs mounted on two album pages

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Identifier

PFieldPL19080004

Citation

“Parties at Leeming and squadron board ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/37068.

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