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  • Is Part Of is exactly "Sparkes, Ned. Album"

Top - photograph looking up at two men in uniform shirt sleeves in the front and rear cockpit of an F4 Phantom. Captioned '17 Squadron on detachment Dechimanus [sic] Sardinia, self, sqdn clerk "Shiney" Pearson'.
Bottom left - a warrant officer…

Top - squadron photograph of a large number of airmen sitting and standing in three rows in front of, and on top of the wings, engines and cockpit of a Halifax, Captioned 'No 431 Squadron RCAF March 1944, C.O. Wing Commander W Newsum DFC "Big Bill",…

Black and white copy of 431 Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron with moto 'The Hatiten Ronteriios'

Top - title 'No 617 Squadron'
Underneath - short text giving information about 617 Squadron
Centre - photograph of a large group of airmen wearing tunics and peaked caps sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Vulcan. Captioned 'The Dam…

Squadron photograph of a large group of airman in khaki uniform sitting and standing in two rows on an airfield with a Vulcan parked in the background. Captioned 'No 617 Squadron detachment Luqa Malta 1977'.

Top left - three quarter length image of an Air Marshall shaking hands with an airmen wearing tunic with half brevet and medal ribbons. Another warrant officer stands to the right.
Top right - document concerning W.O Sparkes i/c servicing control…

Formation of airmen marching past inside a hanger with reviewing party bottom left. Captioned 'A.V.M. Wade takes the salute Wing Co Redding leads the parade followed by F/O Pilgrim-Morris and yours truly. S/Ldr Tony Ingolby on right of the dais as…


Made out to William Sparkes on No 219 Sutton Cheam Squadron qualified as "Flt/Mech E".


Blue cover. Both sides of cover.

Blue rear cover - both sides

Top - photograph of Warrant Officer Ned Sparkes receiving clasp from a group captain inside a room with photograph of a Vulcan on wall behind. Captioned 'Receiving the clasp to my long service medal by C.O. of RAF Scampton March 1979'.
Bottom -…

Article about the Bomber Command Association plan to mark the contribution Bomber Command made to the final victory in the war. Planned to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the end of the war. Both sides of cutting.

Caricature drawing of a flight lieutenant wearing battledress standing side on with hand in pocket and smoking a cigarette. Aircraft and a hangar in the background. Captioned 'Ned'.

Top - note that at the end of war, Ned Sparkes crewed up with other instructors at 85 OTU to convert to Lancaster and train for Tiger Force.
Left - wedding photograph a full length image of an airman wearing tunic with half brevet and holding peaked…

Top left - looking up at an airman wearing flying helmet sitting in cockpit of a bomber. Captioned 'Me at the flight engineer's panel of a Halifax Mk V, November 1943, looking as though I know what I'm doing'.
Top right - seven aircrew wearing Mae…

Extract from "But Not in Anger". Story of a Hastings of 53 Squadron on route from El Adam to Castel Benito Tripoli which shed a propeller blade which struck the fuselage injuring the co-pilot and cutting the tail control rods. Relates story of crew…

Top left - colour photograph of a CH-113 Labrador helicopter landing in forest clearing. Captioned 'arriving at Crooks Lake for fishing trip.
Top centre - colour photograph of a group of men in fancy dress. Captioned 'tramps night'.
Top right -…

Top left - flight line at Goose with aircraft parked. Captioned 'Victor, Vulcan, VC10 on the strip at Goose'.
Top centre - Vulcan just airborne.
Top right - a formation of four Vulcans in line astern. Captioned 'Vulcans returning from Chicago air…

A group of airmen and civilians sitting and standing in three rows in front of the door to a building. Captioned 'ground instructors technique RASF Upwood for instructing at the college technology Cranwell'.

A group of mem in fancy dress on a stairway with splashed water in front. On the reverse 'Officers mess team being murdered'.

Top - Title note Hamburg 1944 relates 431 squadron lost 48 aircraft between July 1943 and October 1944. Mentions that 5 aircraft were lost out of 17 dispatched to Hamburg om 29 July 1944.
Below - document listing all aircraft lost on squadron with…

Left - extract from "Raider" by Allen Jones [sic]. Extract from book gives account of Ned Sparkes aircraft during operation including description of attack by Junker 188 which hit a fuel tank which exploded and subsequent spin, regain control and…

Top - Lancaster taxying in front of a hangar. Captioned 'Taxying out from Waddington to formate with Spitfires from Coltishall for 25th D Day anniversary at Ouistreham, June 1969'.
Bottom - front quarter view of parked Lancaster. Captioned 'waiting…

Left - newspaper cutting headline - a Lancaster again thunders over Lincs. Article by Ken Lee, war artist, who had been commissioned to paint a picture of the only remaining Waddington Lancaster. Tells of his trip in the Lancaster.
Top right -…

Air-to air view looking down at front quarter of an airborne Lancaster flying at low level over fields with undercarriage down. Accompanying note 'Lancaster PA474 Waddington 1968. On route to Abingdon for Queens Review of the RAF 60th anniversary.…
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