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A large group of airmen sitting and standing in six rows in front of a Lancaster. Title 'Royal air Force Nos 463 & 467 RAAF Squadrons, Waddington Servicing Wing Bomber Command, may 1945'.

Two officers in an office, one seated with Australia shoulder flash and the other standing looking at a document. Window behind.


Six aircrew standing in line in front of the rear turret of a Lancaster.

Two figures playing "two up", one wearing long trousers and another wearing shorts, both with hats, painted below cockpit. Six rows of operation symbols and letter 'D'. The names 'Bluey & Curly' and 'Jack' are also painted on the aircraft. On the…

Seven airmen all wearing flying helmets, six sitting on top outside the cockpit of a Lancaster, and one in the cockpit looking out of open window. Nose art shows rows of kangaroo operation symbols and Australian flag and unidentified image. In the…

Thirteen airmen, six squatting down seven standing behind in front of a Lancaster with nose art and rows of kangaroo operation symbols. Nose art shows emu and kangaroo either side of shield.

Seven aircrew, three in front, four behind all wearing tunics with brevet.

Four airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in front of a Lancaster. Nose art of two figures playing "two up", and rows of operation symbols.

Side view of the fuselage below cockpit with nose art of kangaroo holding Australian flag, and rows of bear tankards. An airman sits in the cockpit looking out of open side window.

Harry joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 25 June 1942 as a wireless operator/air gunner and received his initial training in Australia before going to Canada for his trade training.

He sailed on the SS Johan Van Barneve to San Francisco and…

An air vice marshal speaks to three airmen aircrew while four officers watch in the background.

Five officers, three with visible brevet, one a group captain, another a wing commander and one with Australia shoulder patch, all listening to an air vice marshal.

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Observer’s, air gunner’s and W/T operators flying log book for R B Hatherly, wireless operator, covering the period from 6 December 1944 to 3 September 1945. He was stationed at 460 Squadron RAF Binbrook, RAF East Kirkby and 1 Advanced Flying…

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Miscellaneous papers from Bob's service in the RAAF.
Includes copies of his identity cards, certificate of service and discharge and a cartoon about the role of the observer.

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The front page of Book 3 of Bob Smith's Memoirs. It shows the seven medals he won.

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Book No. 1 Contents. A list of four significant events in Bob's service.

A full portrait of Len in his uniform and training side cap. He is standing in an open space with buildings in the background. On the reverse 'Leonard William Cann 27/1/1922-5/1/1945 AUS 427436 RAAF'.
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