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On the front, a front quarter view of a single engine biplane with floats on beach at water's edge. Bottom right a group of men and at sea behind a small boat with a man in the stern. Captioned '100 h.p. "Avro" Waterplane, On Brighton shore, after…

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A large group of airmen sitting and standing in five rows. In the background three Lancaster in line. It is believed that I A Wynn is in the photograph as it was taken before 25/26 May 1943. Additional information about this item was kindly provided…

Archive items | Wartime losses At the start of the war 100 Squadron was stationed in Singapore equipped with obsolete Vildebeests and in early 1942 it was virtually destroyed by the Japanese. In December 1942 the squadron was reformed at RAF Grimsby…

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Headlined biggest air attack of war. 2,000 tons of bombs in 90 minutes. Herald of what Germany will receive. Article includes sections entitled outstanding success, small losses and 107th raid on Cologne.

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Article 1: with headlines: a bomber every six second, enemy defences saturated and success of new plan. Contains outline of operation. special message to crews from Air Marshall Harris, pilots reports, Group Commander sees for himself and German…

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How Germany reacts to air attacks. Official counter-measure. Article discusses effect of operation against Cologne. Section on anxious memories mentions that effect casualties on eastern front and air attacks revives first world war saying "Wir…

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Propaganda leaflet aimed at the German-speaking population.
Page 1. announces that the first two 1000 bomber raids have taken place and promises more.
Page 2 gives quotes from allied leaders outlining the rights a defeated Germany could expect from…

Archive items | Wartime losses At the start of the war 101 Squadron was based at RAF West Raynham in 2 Group equipped with Blenheims. In May 1941 it converted to Wellingtons and moved two months later to RAF Oakington as part of 3 Group.In July 1942…

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Newspaper cutting of Lancaster captioned 'Through the clouds the fire bombs fall........ Showers of incendiaries released from the bomb bay of a Lancaster hurtle down through the cloud to the city of Duisburg below. A picture released last night of…

Archive items | Wartime losses In September 1939 102 Squadron was part of 4 Group flying Whitleys from RAF Driffield. Brief spells were spent at RAF Leeming, RAF Prestwick on a 6 week loan to Coasatal Command and then RAF Linton on Ouse before…

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A plaque detailing the honours and awards received by aircrew of 103 Squadron

Archive items | Wartime losses At the start of the war 103 Squadron was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France with Battles. The squadron returned to Britain in June 1940 and, via a two week spell at RAF Honington, moved to RAF Newton…

Archive items | Wartime losses 104 Squadron converted to Blenheims in 1938 and was a training squadron first at RAF Bassingbourn and then RAF Bicester until April 1940 when it was absorbed into 13 Operational Training Unit. It was reformed in April…

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104 Bomber squadron crest: winged halberd with arrows and lightning bolts. Motto 'Strike Hard'.

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Black and white 104 (Bomber) squadron crest with winged halberd and motto 'Strike Hard'.

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Page containing small black and white 104 (Bomber) squadron crest with winged halberd and motto 'Strike Hard'.

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Eleven men in two rows in football kit. To the right in background, the corner of a building. On the reverse '104 Squadron, Sorrento Killers'. [rear row] 'Tomlin, Openshaw, Eardley, Pearson, Magee, Hawthorn'; [front row] 'Starrey, Brown, Baker, Bell,…

Archive items | Wartime losses 105 Squadron formed part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France with Battles early in the war before returning to England in June 1940 at RAF Honington and then to RAF Watton converting to Blenheims in 2 Group in…

Archive items | Wartime losses In September 1939, 106 Squadron was a reserve bomber unit flying Hampdens as part of 5 Group stationed at RAF Cottesmore. It moved to RAF Finningley in October 1939 and became operational in September 1940. It moved to…

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Crest with red griffon holding flag. Motto Pro Libertate. On wooden background.

Archive items | Wartime losses In 1939, 107 Squadron was in 2 Group at RAF Wattisham equipped with Blenheims. During early 1941 the squadron sent detachments to RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Newmarket and RAF Swanton Morley and was attached to Coastal…

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Photograph 1 is an air-to-air view of two Bostons, starboard side.
Photograph 2 is an air-to-air view of five Bostons, port side.
Captioned 'R.A.F. West Raynham, 107 Sqd Boston A/C. Sept 1942.'
Photograph 3 is an air-to-air view of one Boston,…

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Groups of airmen arranged in front of Boston aircraft.
Captioned
'R.A.F. West Raynham, 5th July 1943. 107 Sqd Boston A/C,
107 Sqd, Officers, C.O. W/C. England.
107 Sqd, Senior N.C.O.
107 Sqd, A. Flight.
107 Sqd, B. Flight.'

Archive items | Wartime losses At the start of the war 108 Squadron became a Bomber Command training squadron with Blenheims, first at RAF Bassingbourn and then at RAF Bicester. In April 1940 it was incorporated into 13 Operational Training Unit.…

Archive items | Wartime losses 109 Squadron was reformed in December 1940 at RAF Boscombe Down. Using Whitleys, Ansons and Wellingtons it developed radio counter-measures and also the Oboe blind bombing system. From January 1942 to April 1942 it was…
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