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An account of how the need for Operation Manna arose, how negotiations with the German accupying forces proceeded, how the operation was announced to the Dutch people and a summary of the Operation.

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An account of how the operation came about and evolved. Describes the events leading up to the need for food relief in Holland, a brief account of how the operation was set up and executed.

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Produced by 'Registration Research', it uses information from the squadron's operational record books. It records the major operations, gives periodic reviews, lists the changes in Officer Commanding and records events in the Squadron's history.

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Metal lapel badge and its reverse.

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Badge background are the Dutch colours of red white and blue in horizontal wavy lines. Silhouette of Lancaster dropping packages, with the wording Manna, 1945-1995, 50th Anniversary.

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Tile and dedication presented to Ted. Tile shows two representations of the Lancaster, flying over a woman and child, with the outline of a town with a rising sun behind, with an inscription in Dutch.

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Medals and medallions presented to Ted Leaviss and others who attended the anniversary celebrations of Operation Manna in Holland in 1984 and later.
Medallion showing Lancasters dropping packages over a stylised Dutch landscape with 1945 and…

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1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1039-45 and ribbons

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1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1039-45 and ribbons.

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A very large group of airmen sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Halifax and others lined up sitting on wings, engines and fuselage. Submitted with caption 'RAAF 466 Sqn March 1945 (Personal Photo Album)'.

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Top - five airmen standing in line. The four to the left wear parachute harnesses and the man on the right wears battledress with half brevet. In the background part of a Halifax.
Bottom - An airman wearing battledress and parachute harness holding…

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Air-to air view front quarter from below of two Halifax, the nearer with letters 'HD-C' and the other above. Submitted with caption 'NR179 HD-C Returning Circa 1945 (AWM)'

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Patch has woven Lancaster with food parcels dropping in yellow superimposed on a RAF red and blue roundel. Operation Manna April - May 1945 in blue outer circle. On reverse sticker from the Dutch provider 'Aviation Patch Supplies'.

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Six aircrew in flying equipment posed in front of aircraft left mainwheel, on the reverse. 'Enstone Jan 45 L to R, Mac, Diker, Yours truly, Rus or Joe, Darby, Jock'.

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Four airmen all wearing tunics with brevet, a pilot and bomb aimer in front and navigator and flight engineer at the rear. Submitted with caption 'NR179 466 Sqn close friends'. On the reverse 'RAAF 466 Sqn crew NR179, standing (left to right),F/Sgt…

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An aerial photograph showing a white cross on the background of a dark field with a broad white band running diagonally from left to top right. On the reverse 'Rotterdam Apr/May 1945. Cross is white sheets. 'Fingers bottom right in fact are Bullets…

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Arthur Harris wearing blazer with medals coming down stairs accompanied by a lady. Submitted with caption 'Harris'. On the reverse 'Marshall of the RSF Sir Arthur "Butch" Harris, AOC Bomber Command 1942-1945 May 1981 B.C. Reunion at Grosvenor House…

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Two versions of the same image of five airmen standing in line. The four to the left wear parachute harnesses and the man on the right wears battledress with half brevet. In the background part of a Halifax. Second image has caption 'P J Hogan 2nd…

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Three men standing leaning against a brick building all with hands in pockets. Man on the left wears battledress and side cap. An officer in the centre wearing battledress with half brevet and peaked cap. Sergeant on the right wears tunic with half…

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Posed out side a house, complete with kitbag. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'P.O. Reg Harrison leaving the small hamlet of Finnie, Sask. to catch the train for the trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia and then set sail for England and…

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Four officer pilots, upper torso, posed outside wooden building. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'This picture taken about two days after we received our wings at No 11 S.F.T.S. at Yorktown, Sask. Left to right Anaka, Linklater,…

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Seven aircrew, sitting or standing on left wing of a Halifax, between the engines. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'Harrison and his crew. Seated left to right Harrison, Dumville, Hooker, Phillips, Samson, Taylor, standing is Content.…

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Two aircrew standing on the grass between rows of Nissen huts. From information kindly supplied by the donor, 'Harrison and his mid u gunner Content. Taken at Croft summer of 1944. Those Nisson (sic) huts were cold in the winter!'
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