Barfoot, William

Title

Barfoot, William
William Barfoot
W Barfoot
W E Barfoot
William E Barfoot

Description

56 items. An oral history interview with William Ernest Barfoot (915770, 141457 Royal Air Force), and photographs of him school in India, during training and on operations with 296 Squadron. They include images of Albemarle and Halifax glider tugs, Horsa gliders, landing zones, and his wedding photographs.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Nigel Barfoot and catalogued by Terry Hancock.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-12-08

Rights

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Identifier

Barfoot, W

Collection Items

Bill Barfoot was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. On joining the Air Force, he trained as a wireless operator but remustered as aircrew. He trained as a navigator in South Africa. He flew operations with 296 Squadron supplying the French and Norwegian…

Christmas party at RAF Castle Bromwich
Squadron Leader William Barfoot featured among a group of officers and senior non-commissioned officers having drinks in the Sergeant’s mess at RAF Castle Bromwich.

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William Barfoot sitting at a desk at RAF Castle Bromwich
Squadron Leader William Barfoot in dress uniform at RAF Castle Bromwich. He’s wearing a navigator’s brevet and two rows of medal ribbons. A safe is partially visible.

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William Barfoot sitting at a desk at RAF Castle Bromwich
Squadron Leader William Barfoot in dress uniform, sitting at a desk at RAF Castle Bromwich; he wears a navigator’s brevet and two rows of medal ribbons.

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William Barfoot’s parents with members of another family
A man, two women (one holding a baby) and a very young girl, all in civilian clothes, sit in front of a house with sunshades above the windows. Behind the group is the front of an Austin Six car with the number '1651'.

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Lawrence Memorial School prefects
Group portraits of 14 Lawrence Memorial School prefects, in military style uniforms with Sam Browne belts and swords but no hats, taken in a garden. In the middle of the front row sits a man in civilian clothes with a white dog-collar and academic…

Lawrence Memorial School band
William Barfoot in featured in a group portrait of some forty men and boys, two rows standing with a third row seated. They are outside an ornate building and wear uniforms with white-topped peaked caps and carry musical instruments. In the centre of…

William Barfoot in uniform
William Barfoot in uniform with a Sam Browne belt standing in a garden; he is wearing a black armband on his left arm.

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William Barfoot winning the quarter mile race
William Barfoot wearing singlet and shorts crosses the finish line. Captioned 'School sports at Lovedale: P.W.Barfoot winning the quarter mile race. He set up a new record for the Lawrence Memorial School', '(1935)'. This item was sent to the IBCC…

Lawrence Memorial School
The Lawrence Memorial School is set on a grass bank.

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Three observers at RAF Brize Norton
Group of three observers in front of a concrete hut. Two are standing behind Flying Officer William Barfoot, who is sitting in a collapsible chair with an improvised desk.

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Four trainees at Eastbourne Navigation School
William Barfoot is featured among four trainees at Eastbourne Navigation School. They wear uniforms without caps and two with unbuttoned tunics; two are wearing scarves and smoking pipes. One has a side cap with white flash under his arm. On the left…

Group portrait at Eastbourne Navigation School
William Barfoot is featured among a group portrait of 55 trainees at Eastbourne Navigation School, some standing, some sitting; five men in the centre of the seated row wear observer brevets and two of these are officers, one a warrant officer and…

Rambouillet
Aerial photograph of fields and woods with Rambouillet and the Jardin Anglais in the top right-hand corner. Gazeran, Saint-Hilarion, Orcemont and Orphin are visibile. Two areas are outlined in red and marked 'X' and 'Y' as 296 Squadron drop zones…

Halifax towing Hamilcar glider
Air to air view of a Halifax towing a Hamilcar glider above a military camp set in open countryside. Both aircraft carry invasion stripes. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are…

Halifax taking off towing a Horsa glider
A Halifax towing a Horsa glider is taking off. The photograph is taken from ground level.
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Damaged Halifax
Badly damaged fuselage of Halifax Mk 3 NA 698 coded 7C-D; men’s legs and a static line are visible protruding from the bottom of the fuselage. This is the aircraft that Women's Auxiliary Air Force officer, Rosemary Britton stowed away in during…

Halifaxes towing gliders
Air to air view of Halifaxes towing gliders, some of which have just been released from their tugs.

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Halifax Mk 3 in flight
Air to air view of a Halifax Mk 3 silhouetted against the sky. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.

Bridges on the Waal river at Nijmegen
Aerial view of a bend in the Waal river at Nijmegen, spanned by two cantilever bridges. There are docks along river bank and jetties on the opposite side. Small vessels are visible at landing stages.

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Horsa gliders landing zone at Wolfheze
Aerial photograph of Horsa gliders which have landed in a field, showing skid marks. Some have overshot the runway and landed in the wood near the Utrecht-Arnhem railway line. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no…

Parachute drop zone
Aerial view of a field and wood landscape covered with parachutes, the vast majority discarded and a few open. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.

Halifax Mk 3 in flight
Air to air view of a Halifax Mk III flying over a country landscape. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.

Halifax towing Horsa
Air to air view of a Halifax Mk 3 towing a Horsa over a built up area set in a rural landscape. Captioned '6002. AC19 Earls Colne 24 Mar.45// K20. 6 1/2'. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality…

Rockall islet
Aerial inclined photograph of Rockall islet. Captioned: '6012. AC26. Earls Colne 10 Apr’45//K20 6 1/2'.

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