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A brief story about the crew of 'M for Mother'. It includes details of the crew and a photograph of the crew in flying kit at the nose of their aircraft.

A studio portrait of four airmen. Bottom left is identified as Matt O'Leary.
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The seven airmen are in flying kit and are standing underneath their Lancaster.

The seven airmen are sat on top of the fuselage at the mid-upper turret of Lancaster 'J'.

Ten airmen and ground crew standing at the front of their Lancaster 'J'. Their operations are in the form of a triangle on the nose. Each operation is a painted kangaroo.

#1 is six airmen standing at the back of '?O-V'
#2 is the rear gunner in a Lancaster.

Seven airmen in flying kit, standing at the nose of Lancaster, S for Sugar.

A large group of celebrating airmen at the front of Lancaster PO-S R5868. The men are cheering the Lancaster after its 100th operation. On its nose is 'No enemy aircraft will fly over the Reich territory. Hermann Goering'.

A port side view of Lancaster PO-S R5868 with a bomb load ready to be loaded.

Frank Williamson’s RAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 15 December 1940 to 25 February 1943 detailing training, operations and instructional duties as a pilot. He was stationed at RAF Desford (No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School), RAF Shawbury…

The letter advises Teddy's father that his son has been killed.

A full length portrait of Teddy in his flying kit.
It is captioned 'Teddy pictured in 1941 in his flying suit.'


The letter was written 12 days before his last flight over Germany. He expresses his feelings if he is captured or dies serving his country.

The group of men is arranged in six rows in front of a hangar. It is captioned '1941 Either 11 OTU or 12 Squadron Binbrook. Sgt AE Cosgrove RAFVR 968259 (3rd row from top, 6th from right)'.

18 airmen, including Teddy, arranged in two rows around an L shaped table. It is captioned 'Sgt AE Cosgrove (pictured seated 4th from left) in training. RAFVR 968259'.

A half length portrait of Teddy, in uniform, holding a large snowball. It is captioned 'The winter snows of 1940/41 hindered RAF operations but opened up different opportunities to the young airmen!'

A newspaper article about a campaign to recognise the loss of Teddy's crew mates.

Teddy's uniform badges and medals. The medals are 1939 to 1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star and War Medal 1939 to 1945. Also included is a full length portrait of Teddy in flying kit.


Bob's grave at Tilly-sur-Seuelles Commonwealth War Cemetery.

Two photographs from an album.
#1 is a vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing at Villers Bocage.
#2 is temporary graves of Bob Cooke and Crew at Tilly-sur-Seulles, Normandy.
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