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A summary of Liz Humphrey's service history from January 1942 to 1946. Her service activity included serving in 970 Balloon Squadron, 30 Operational Training Unit at RAF Hixon, 12 Squadron at Wickenby, 1657 Conversion Unit at RAF Stradishall and 1654…

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From 1955 with Canberra, 1957 with Valiant then Victor to 1969 with Buccaneer wing and the 1980s with Tornado.

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Top - view of dining room with dining table in the centre, welsh dresser to the left and window to the right. Captioned 'The dining room at Stevensons Farm'. Bottom view of wooden beamed room with dressing table in centre and part of bed on right.…

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Top - sitting room with door on left and large cabinet behind sofa. Captioned 'Entry port into sitting room Stevensons farm'. Middle - view of part of room with wall clock on right, doorway and cabinet on left. In the foreground a sofa with side cap…

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Title 'Keith Dexter's home near Stradishall Suffolk, found for his mother to avoid Blitz on their home in London 41/42'. Top left thatched house with hedge in front captioned ' Stevenson Farm, Con's home 1940-47'. Top right side view of thatched…

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A large group of airmen arranged in five rows in front of a Stirling aircraft. On the reverse 'Nov 1943 3 Group 622 Squadron. Bomber Command. R.A.F. Mildenhall Short Stirling Mk III'.

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The first is a group of 12 men arranged in two rows in front of a building. Captioned 'Attachement (sic) to R.A.F. Stradishall for disastrous daylight raid by "Stirling" a/c'.
The second is a group of 20 airmen arranged in three rows in front of a…

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The letter advises Mrs Turner that her son is seriously ill after a flying accident.

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Bill has received her parcel and letter. Visited Bury St Edmunds. Describes area around camp and where it is in relation to part of the village. Would be a good place to use his bike when it is repaired. May remain there but could move if parent…

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Relates journey to new station and 115 Squadron somewhere in Norfolk/Suffolk. Arrived at Honnington but no 115 Squadron. Arranged transport to correct base at Wretham. Well looked after at Honington by American maintenance squadron. Many other…

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Tony lived in South Pool before moving to Liverpool with his job in a bank. He also belonged the Air Training Corps. After about a year he decided to sign up for the Royal Air Force. His assessment and medical were at Liverpool. He was called up to…

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Sidney Cooper was born in Blackpool and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He first served as an engine fitter in Fighter Command before remustering as aircrew. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 427 Squadron from RAF Leeming. He later…

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The letter advises Charles that he has been awarded a Distinguished Flying Medal.

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'Jock' Guyan comments on his operations. the recording includes audio clips from a documentary including excerpts of Arthur Harris, engine noises and interviews.
He sings several songs including 'Ops on a Stirling' to the tune of Waltzing Matilda,…

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Margaret Horry was born in Spalding. She remembers aircraft taking off going on operations, and retells wartime stories of her relatives. Arthur served in Bomber Command as a bomb aimer. Frank was also in Bomber Command. He joined the Royal Air Force…

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Bill Gray was born and grew up in Australia and volunteered for the Air Force. After training, he flew 29 operations as an air gunner with 15 squadron from RAF Mildenhall. He returned to Australia after the war but contracted tuberculosis. He was…

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A reference written by Malcolm Staves' Signals Leader, 207 Squadron praising his work and character.

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Acknowledges receipt of £26 by way of a loan on A J Turners life insurance policy. Life insurance was sum assured £100 and loan to be paid back over six months.

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Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

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William Jones was a wireless operator on 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron. He met his future wife Stella in 1946, who recalls the wartime experiences of her late husband. Having just left school at the outbreak of war, William initially worked in an Oxford…

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Harold Yeoman volunteered for the RAF hoping to become an air gunner and was surprised to find he would be trained as a pilot. He describes a crash landing in a Wellington returning from an operation to Cherbourg and being sent to Essen twice within…
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