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John Tomlinson lived in Elsham Wolds at the time when the airfield was operational.

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Cliff Thorpe and Roy Smith grew up in the village of Elsham while RAF Elsham Wolds was operational.

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Peter Scoley was born on a farm which became RAF Metheringham during the war. After the war Peter and his wife were fundamental in creating a museum on the site.

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Ken Duddell flew operations as a flight engineer with 460, 12 and 103 Squadrons.

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Bernard Bell was a child in Scunthorpe during the war.

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George Bell grew up in Lincolnshire. He was called up to the Army and was posted to India and Burma.

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George Taplin volunteered for the RAF in 1940 and trained as an armourer. He served with 349, 342 and 226 Squadrons.

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Ken Neve served as a runner with the Home Guard before joining the Fleet Air Arm. He was posted to RAF Henlow as an engineer.

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Anne Blood served as a WAAF at RAF Kirton in Lindsey and in Europe post war.

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Dennis Brader worked at the site of RAF Wickenby where he did ground maintenance.

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Anthony Mason grew up in the area around RAF Waddington and recalls some of the activity there during the war.

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Anne Morgan Rose Harcombe was born in London in 1938 and was evacuated with her mother at the start of the war to live with her mother’s family in South Wales

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Frank Dennis is presented with information gathered by researchers following his initial interview. His aircraft was attacked on an operation and the researchers were looking for further information about it.
Frank talks about the Luftwaffe's Tame…

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Talk with Mollie Caunt, Michael Bassett and Professor David Stocker about the origin and publication of the Freiburg letters.

Dorothy May was a British woman living in Germany during the war. Her husband was conscripted into the Germany Army.…

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Ray Parke trained as a flight engineer. During a training flight the pilot wanted to get back to base as soon as possible because he had a date but they were flying a Stirling. The pilot made an error on landing and the wheel stayed in the ditch and…

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Gwendoline Thickett grew up in Rotherham and was a young girl at school when the Second World War began. She was in Sunday School at her local church when the news of the declaration of war was announced. Her parents had already begun to prepare for…

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Rex was born in Toronto Canada in 1924 and grew up there, at aged 18 in 1942 he joined the RCAF as aircrew. He initially started training as the second member of a Mosquito crew but was later changed to Wireless Operator/Air Gunner and having…

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Geoff grew up in Grimsby and remembers picking a butterfly bomb up and taking it home.

Geoff was born and lived in the same area of Grimsby all his life, at the date of his interview he was 93. The first part of the interview concentrated on his…

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Patricia Cook was born in Lincoln, one of eight children, during the Second World War. She recalls having to sleep four to a bed and having to share their house with complete strangers. They had the Morrison shelter table in their front room. The…

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J Taplin of Stevenage worked at Stevenage Lodge as a gardener associated with Six Hills Nursery before he was called to the Army at the start of the war. Within a week of enlisting he was in France where he spent the months of the Phoney War as…

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John volunteered to join the RAF in 1940 wanting to become aircrew as a wireless operator as he had an interest in early radios. While awaiting his aircrew application to be processed he did his initial training at Blackpool and then onto RAF…

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The recording starts with the sound of Merlin engines. Don Nicholson lost his first crew when he was grounded on medical grounds and they were killed in action. He became the spare flight engineer on the squadron. He flew with different pilots until…

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Don was a Flight Engineer with No 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron in 1944-45 at Dunholme Lodge and later at Spilsby and completed 31 operations.
Don lists his 31 operations and recounts how having arrived for the briefing for his first operation, he was…

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Peter was born in Erdington, Birmingham. He joined the RAF and was trained at the Empire Air Training School in Canada. He re-mustered as a navigator and was with 49 Squadron for a short time. Peter then joined 106 Squadron and did a tour of 34…
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