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  • Coverage is exactly "Royal Air Force. Coastal Command"

PSearleROJ17060022.jpg
An air-to-air view of nine Shackletons approaching the coast, annotated 1953. On land two airfields, St Merryn and St Eval are annotated.

PSearleROJ17060021.jpg
An air-to-air view of a Coastal Command Shackleton flying over a Liner.

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MSearleROJ615463-170725-090003.jpg
An invitation issued to all married families to attend a presentation, march past and parade at St Eval.

LSearleROJ615463v1.pdf
Flying log book for R O J Searle, Flight Engineer, covering the period from 25 June 1944 to13 July 1945 and from 17 August 1951 to 14 September 1964.
Detailing his training as a flight engineer and a full tour of operations flown with Bomber…

MGeachDG1394781-160401-17.pdf
A book of lecture notes covering British, German, Italian and American fighter, Coastal, Army co-operation, bombers and dive bombers.
Notes on Hygiene, Water, Accommodation and conservancy in the field, Food, cookhouses and cooking, Law and…

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Cutting annotated 15 Oct 1956, reports last operational flight of a Coastal Command Lancaster.
A magazine cutting January 1957 reports the last operational Lancaster flight.
A cutting of a letter suggesting that the Lancaster should be preserved…

PBradburyDC17010025.pdf
A newspaper cutting titled 'S.O.S. Interrupts Air-Sea Rescue Exercise'. There is a handwritten annotation 'Feb/March 1946'. The article describes a Sunderland getting into problems near Singapore, separately from the air-sea rescue exercise, then…

PBradburyDC17010015.pdf
Item 1 - annotated with 'August 1945 change to Coastal Command with new crew Pilot F/L Johnny Allen air-sea rescue'.

Photo 2 - six airmen in tropical kit at the tail of a Lancaster.

Photos 3,4,5,6 are air-to-air shots of a Lancaster dropping…

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Formal photograph 16 servicemen and one civilian in two rows, front row seated rear standing in front of hangar door, captioned ' Coastal Command Communications Squadron Oct '59-Dec '61'.
Image of aircraft in British Eagle paint scheme, captioned…

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Photograph of 13 ladies standing in front of a coach, captioned 'Wives Club outing St Eval'.
Handwritten copy of extract from SROs Christmas Island.
Photograph head and shoulders, from the side, sergeant in flying overalls and flying helmet…

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Photograph of city captioned 'San Francisco from the "Top of the Mark"'.
First photograph eight individuals in shorts or swimming trunks in front of lean-to on beach captioned, 'Most of the crew at the SAR beach hut'.
Second is individual in…

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Two photographs captioned 'Hickam Field, Pearl Harbour is next door'. Photograph of island from the air captioned 'Good bye Honolulu 2 July '56'. Page annotated 19 Jan '57, 5 a/c of 206 flew west to the Azores, Bermuda, across the States to San…

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Three photographs captioned 'Canton going to see the fish in the lagoon'.
Two photographs showing Christmas Island from the air, captioned 'Christmas Island the runways 19 June '56' and '28 Jan '57 After rebuild'.
Small map showing Christmas…

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First is a cutting, of two Shackletons in flight, ship in background, captioned 'Coastal Command Shackletons'.
Two photographs of street scenes captioned 'Townsville East Australia'.
Two photographs captioned 'The village Figi', annotated '…

PThompsonKG15010098.jpg
206 Sqdn badge and small photographs of two Shackletons. Captioned ‘No. 206 Squadron St. Eval Feb’ 56 - Jan’58 St. Mawgan Jan – May ’58 Flying – Shackleton Mk.1 (Maritime Recce)’.
Three b/w photographs captioned 'Idris, Libya, Cooling…

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PThompsonKG15010097.jpg
Formal course photograph, 47 servicemen posed in front of white Lancaster, captioned 'No 55 Course at School of Maritime Reconnaissance, - Aug/Nov '55, RAF St Mawgan, Newquay, Cornwall'. Annotated 'This Lancaster & the rest on the unit were scrapped…

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Inside page of a Christmas Card, dated 1944. An officer in the style of Pilot Officer Prune with a moustache and red nose has a glass of champagne on one hand and a bottle in the other. Beside him are four more bottles. It carries the message 'Merry…

PPearceAT16030038.jpg
Page of newspaper cuttings on final flight.

Top - newspaper cutting the 'Last Take-off - RAF says goodbye to "the Lanc"' with photograph of airborne Lancaster. Describes how last Lancaster made last operational flight - a tour of Coastal Command…

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To senior personnel staff officer at Bomber Command giving history of Sergeant McLean, Distinguished Flying Medal, an air gunner who shot down at least four aircraft while serving on 102 squadron before medical downgrade. Is now fit again but posted…

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States that Cheshire's previous wireless operator Flight Lieutenant Hill has suggested he write to Cheshire. Provides his history as air gunner with 102 Squadron in 1942 where he was credited with four aircraft destroyed one probable and two damaged.…

AWyldeHJ161218.mp3
Herbert James Wylde was working in local government in Glasgow before he volunteered for aircrew training with the RAF. He started pilot training and had gone solo when he was sent to Canada to continue training. While there he began training as a…

AStevensonWR151202.mp3
Walter Stevenson lived in a village where the only employment was at the local mine. He was working as a blacksmith there when he volunteered for the RAF on his eighteenth birthday. Walter trained as a wireless operator/air gunner with Coastal…

AScottSO150904.mp3
Owen Scott served as a Lancaster pilot during the war. Mentions always having a passion for flying since he was little boy. Remembers training in Canada and the United States to become a flying boat pilot in Coastal Command and then surprisingly…

ARossiterHC150913.mp3
Harry Rossiter grew up in East London but his family moved to Essex which gave Harry a “ringside view” of the Battle of Britain. He volunteered as a bicycle messenger and tried to join the Royal Navy as a telegraphist. He was encouraged to join…
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