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Lawrence di Placito served as a second-class coxswain on the RAF Air Sea Rescue launches during the Second World War. Henry gives further details of his experiences in rescues, both successful and those with a tragic ending. He also tells of Ealing…

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Mike is the adopted brother of James (known as Sonny) who was in the Royal Air Force with 460 Squadron. The crew were all English apart from the Australian pilot. James was a wireless operator/mid-upper air gunner. Mike was seven in 1943 when his…

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Peter Thompson tells of his uncle Fred who joined the RAF and became a navigator on Pathfinders, after meeting Churchill with his father, who was Churchill’s bodyguard. Fred flew one final operation after a full tour and being awarded the DFC, when…

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Applying for RAF Bomber Command in May 1940, Percival Trotman was called up in September 1940, training as a pilot at RAF Towyn in Aberystwyth. Being present at Coventry when the town was bombed, he recalls deciding that the Germans deserved to have…

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William Longhurst served as an engine mechanic through the Second World War. He was a member of the Hackney Wick Air Defence Cadet Corps before volunteering to enlist in the RAF after his seventeenth birthday. Following basic training at Skegness,…

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Two leaflets produced by Durban to introduce service men to the city. They include details of organisations, greetings in Zulu and Afrikaans, canteens and clubs, transport, maps, sport, places of interest, entertainments, taxi fares, places to visit…

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List aircraft and crews for operations 21/22 May 1944. Includes duty personnel. Annotated 'Bombing, colours' and some pencilled notes. On the reverse handwritten notes on bombing method, route,timings, Window.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations 7 May 1944. Included timings and duty personnel. Heights written in pencil for each crew. On the reverse some handwritten calculations.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations 6/7 December 1944. One member of each crew is underlined. Includes, duty, reserve crews and duty personnel as well as timings. On the reverse title 'Next of Kin for crew of Lancaster Mk1 DB.751.G. missing on…

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List crews and aircraft for operations on night 26/27 September 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in green. Standby crew has aircraft 'T' annotated alongside. Includes duty personnel. On the reverse extensive handwritten bombing and…

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List crews and aircraft for operations on night 24/25 July 1945. Includes duty personnel. On the reverse part of a medical form, not filled in and scribbled over in blue.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 6/7 November. Annotated 'Gravenhorst' top right. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Numbers are annotated above each aircraft. A crew member is replaced in first crew top row. Two crews are…

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Lists 44 Squadron officer personnel for leave, appointments and promotions, change of address of next of kin

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 30 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Nine crews are struck through and two have aircraft changes. Includes reserve crew and duty personnel.

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Has part 1 with seven crews and aircraft listed and part 2 with five crews, a reserve crew and aircraft listed. There is a replacement in second crew from left top line and the second crew from left in last row is crossed out. Includes duty personnel…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 28/29 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in blue and ticked. Includes two standby crews, briefing times and duty personnel. On the reverse a blank airman's clearance certificate.

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Lists four crews and aircraft for operations on night 24/25 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists six crews and aircraft for operations on 23 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlines and ticked. Heights are annotated to each aircraft. At the bottom programme for night 23/24 lists two crews but no aircraft.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 16/17 June 1944. Members of each crew have aircraft letters annotated against them. Includes duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 14/15 October 1944. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Briefing time annotated and weight calculation at the bottom left.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 28/19 June 1944. Included duty personnel. Is crossed through with blue line.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 21/22 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 8 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Some crews have a number annotated. Includes reserve crew with aircraft "P" allocated and duty personnel

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 17 October 1944. On the reverse a weight calculation.

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Lists crew and aircraft for operations on night 23/24 September 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes duty personnel. On the reverse a list of aircraft and bomb loads.
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