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  • Collection: Openshaw, Benjamin

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A large crowd of men and women, some in uniform, in a ballroom. Taken from above.

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Three rows of Royal Air Force airmen on parade wearing tunic and side caps. Front row appear to be all sergeants. The man front left also has a half brevet.

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A large number of Royal Air Force personnel, officers in front rank, on parade in square surrounded by palm trees and buildings behind colonnades. Behind the servicemen are civilian spectators. Two officers in the front row have pilot's brevets.

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

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Coloured map Africa 1:1,000,000 scale showing east African coast with Mombasa, Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam. EAF No 1620. Marked 'Restricted'.

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On the front a painting of a Wellington on the left and bomb aimer's brevet on the right. On the reverse painting of 104 and 37 squadron crests. Initials top left 'B.H.[.]' Bottom right 'Sorrento 44'.

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War Medal 1939-1945,
Defence Medal,
Italy Star,
1939-45 Star.

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POpenshawB1804-0009.jpg
Five airmen in line wearing a variety of uniform standing in line. In the background part of the under fuselage and starboard engine of a Wellington. An aircraft ladder is visible on right with a man climbed down. On the reverse 'Mrs Openshaw, 40…

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Cemetery laid out with wide paths around a circular bed with a Union flag at half mast.

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Target photograph showing river along the bottom and roads with bomb explosions in the centre. Captioned '2461.104/43, 27/28 Dec 44, F8".//NT 5300' →, 330 degrees, 18.02, Piave/Susegana RR, BF,DG, T., [ ] x 4000 Mk III, 15 1/2, F/O Chadwick (F/O…

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Five airmen, three standing with leftmost giving thumbs up and centre a 'V' sign behind, and two squatting in front. They are wearing a variety of uniform consisting shorts, shirts, battledress and long trousers. In the background the tail of a…

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Twenty-three airmen in two rows sitting on a bench in front and standing behind in front of a Hudson. All are wearing khaki shorts and shirts and either side or peaked caps.

Sticker on back of photograph 'This photograph must not be reproduced…

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Half length portrait of an airman wearing sheepskin flying jacket and side cap.

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POpenshawB1804-0001.jpg
Half-length portrait of an airman wearing battledress, with observer brevet and flight sergeant rank, and side cap.

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Card font cover - Royal Air Force wings at the top. Inside right a half length portrait of Ben Openshaw wearing tunic, white belt and side cap.

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POpenshawB1803-0042.jpg
Seven men wearing a mix of civilian and military dress squat and stand in long grass on the right side. On the left is a waterfall, with other men and vehicles beyond it in the distance.

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Large group of Royal Air Force officers dancing in a large room with lady guests. The room is decorated with foliage.

Sticker on back of photograph 'This photograph must not be reproduced without the written permission of the Air Officer…

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Large group of officers all wearing blue or Khaki tunics many with brevet with female guests at a party. The room is decorated with foliage.

Sticker on back of photograph 'This photograph must not be reproduced without the written permission of…

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A large group of airmen sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Hudson. All are wearing khaki shirts and shorts with side caps or peaked caps.

Sticker on back of photograph 'This photograph must not be reproduced without the written…

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Thirteen airmen in two rows: front sitting, rear standing. All are wearing khaki shirts and shorts with side cap. Most are sergeants and all except two have half brevets.

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POpenshawB1803-0033.jpg
An Anson (registration [..]G707) with door open stands on airfield. Two man stand by the tail. Two men are wing refuelling while a third stands on the ground behind a fuel bowser.

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View looking down on a large crowd of people. Visible are men and women, civilians and military many holding up hands showing 'V' signs.

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A group of men wearing a mixture of uniform and civilian dress sitting and standing on a bank at the bottom of a waterfall.

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On the right side an officer is shaking hands with Sergeant Openshaw. On the left, an officer and a sergeant stand behind a table covered with a blanket. All are wearing Royal Air Force uniform tunic and peaked or side caps. In the background are…

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