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Left page: the instrument of abdication.
Right page, report of the death of the King.

Conversation recorded for the Nanton Lancaster Society.
Hamish Mahaddie, the recruiter for the Pathfinder Force recalls the life of Ian Willoughby Bazalgette VC who plagued him weekly for the opportunity to join the Pathfinders. He had been posted…

A letter providing the names of Bob Butler's fellow crew members and their next of kin.
'They are:-
S/Ldr. C. Raymond. Mrs. C. Raymond (Wife)
P/O. P.F.W. Gales. Mr. F.L. Gales (Father)
F/O. A.J. Calvert. Mrs. Calvert (Wife)
Sgt. L. Kelly. …

Letter sent from RAF Downham Market explaining that a search for photographs has been unsuccessful.

Letter sent from 'Sergeant's Mess, 99 Squadron, Waterbeach, Cambridge' containing general news on various topics, including an operation to Mannheim.

A large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in six rows under the front of a Halifax. On the reverse 'North Creek [sic] Norfolk 1944 A Dirkin'.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies…

Ray Parke trained as a flight engineer. During a training flight the pilot wanted to get back to base as soon as possible because he had a date but they were flying a Stirling. The pilot made an error on landing and the wheel stayed in the ditch and…

Navigation calculation sheets and chart for an operation to a V-1 site at Beauvoir.

Four airmen standing under the nose of a B-17. On the reverse 'Ted Bonner (WOP) Ben Bonas (Rear Gunner) Me! Ray Delisile (Port Waist Gunner) Aug 1944 Oulton. Norfolk 214 Sqdn 100 Gp'.

Rex was born in Toronto Canada in 1924 and grew up there, at aged 18 in 1942 he joined the RCAF as aircrew. He initially started training as the second member of a Mosquito crew but was later changed to wireless operator/air gunner and having…

Bill Foskett’s Flying Log Book as Bomb Aimer from 6th November 1942 until 3rd July 1945. Retrained in Canada as bomb aimer and air gunner at 31 Bombing and Gunnery School (Picton) and 31 Advanced Navigation School (Port Albert). Posted to 2…

The observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Flight Lieutenant John Francis Banks, born I July 1922, (1578295 Royal Air Force) from 28 March 1943 to 9 April 1946. Detailing his training and operations flown. Served at 41 Air School South…

Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Alan Edwin Camlin, air gunner, covering the period 12 November 1943 to 12 January 1946 and detailing his training and operations flown. He was stationed at No.7 Air Gunner School RAF Stormy Down, No.11…

Flight from RAF Elsham Wolds to RAF Tibenham then on to Berlin (Gatow) with 15 passengers.

Flight from RAF Elsham Wolds to RAF Tibenham and then to Berlin (Gatow) with 15 passengers.

Flight from Berlin (Gatow) to RAF Tibenham with 15 passengers and the next day on to RAF Elsham Wolds.

Flight from Berlin (Gatow) to RAF Tibenham with passengers and then the next day back to RAF Elsham Wolds.

He apologises again for not writing. He has been very busy. He is writing the letter in a field of poppies.

Part of a letter to John's family. He has settled down in his new post and is happy. He finds camp monotonous.

John volunteered to join the RAF in 1940 wanting to become aircrew as a wireless operator as he had an interest in early radios. While awaiting his aircrew application to be processed he did his initial training at Blackpool and then onto RAF…
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