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Archive items | Wartime losses In September 1939, 12 Squadron was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France equipped with Battles. It returned to Britain in June 1940 at RAF Finningley in 1 Group. From June to September 1940 the squadron had…

A card with 52 signatures and the home town of participant on the Initial Training Wing course.
Syd Marshall's Airman's Alphabetical Index card.
The page is captioned '121 Intake I.T.W Bridlington'.

Archive items | Wartime losses From October 1941 to March 1943 128 Squadron was a fighter squadron with Hurricanes stationed in West Africa. The squadron reformed in September 1944 at RAF Wyton as part of 8 Group. It was equipped with Mosquitos and…

A list of the course at 13 air gunner school.

13 airmen in two rows, front row of seven sitting and rear row of six standing. All are wearing greatcoats and side caps. In the background a wooden hut with windows. A board at the front reads 'No 126 Course Air Gunners Squad B, 13-12-43 [....]'.…

A group of 12 airmen arranged in two rows. Jim Tyrie is in the centre of the front row,

13 cadets arranged in two rows, John Blair is positioned second row, second from the right. Caption: 'Part of the Jamaican contingent, with John standing second from the right'.

A formation of 13 Ansons flying over a rocky coastline. Captioned 'Anson Squadron'.


Address for J Coppin at RAF Cranwell

Photograph 1 is of a photographer taking a portrait of a French airman. Behind is the photographic lorry and awnings. Captioned 'Photographic tent.'

Photograph 2 is of Reginald George Cavalier painting a partially-clad woman on the canvas of a…

Archive items | Wartime losses 138 Squadron was reformed at RAF Newmarket in August 1941 in 3 Group in a Special Duties role. From December 1941 to March 1942 the squadron was based at RAF Stradishall before moving to RAF Tempsford. Using a mix of…

Pewter tankard with glass bottom. Inscription reads: 'Presented by Aircraft Workers of the Shadow Factory Speke to 139 (B) Squadron R.A.F. “To those who finish the job” '.

Archive items | Wartime losses 139 Squadron was equipped with Blenheims at the start of the war and was sent to France in December 1939. The squadron returned to Britain in May 1940 and operated Blenheims in 2 Group from RAF West Raynham, RAF Horsham…

Pewter tankard with glass bottom. Inscription reads: 'THE OFFICERS 139 SQUADRON FROM W/CDR. D. P. LASCELLES. DEC. 1940.'.

A group of 14 airmen at the nose of a Halifax. One airman, in a leather jacket, is holding a bottle up to the aircraft. Nose art has 45 operation 'bombs' and a crest with 'Ville de Quebec'.

Eight photographs and a tram ticket from an album.
Photo 1 is Banff looking to Cascade Mountain.
Photo 2 is the Bow river at Banff.
Photo 3 is the administrative building at Banff with Cascade mountain behind.
Photo 4 is the Banff Springs…

A formal group of 14 trainee airmen in khaki with a trainee flash in their sidecaps.

14 Women’s Auxiliary Air Force personnel at Morecambe with a road and a row of buildings visible in the background. They are arranged in two rows, with the first row seated on a park bench, the second standing behind the first. There is a corporal…

Group portrait of 47 officers and airmen of 141 Squadron sitting front row and standing in three further rows. All are dressed in tunics with peaked caps or side caps. One person, eighth from left in third row up is in United States Army Air Force…

Archive items | Wartime losses 141 Squadron spent the first part of the war in Fighter Command. Initially equipped with Gladiators and Blenheims it converted to Defiants in April 1940. Following early daylight losses the squadron became a…

Archive items | Wartime losses In the early months of the war 142 Squadron was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France equipped with Battles. Returning to Britain in June 1940 the squadron was based initially at RAF Waddington before…

Archive items | Wartime losses At the start of the war 144 Squadron was stationed at RAF Hemswell in 5 Group and equipped with Hampdens. It moved to RAF North Luffenham in July 1941. Having carried out the most Hampden raids of any squadron it…

51 aircrew in three rows in front of a Hampden and a hangar with a large dog in the centre of the front row. John Nicholl is fifth from the right in the front row.

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Archive items | Wartime losses At the start of the war 148 Squadron was a training squadron at RAF Stradishall equipped with Ansons and Wellingtons. It moved in September 1939 to RAF Harwell where it was renumbered 15 Operational Training Unit in…

Archive items | Wartime losses In September 1939 149 Squadron was stationed at RAF Mildenhall in 3 Group equipped with Wellingtons. In November 1941 the squadron converted to Stirlings and it flew more sorties with the Stirling than any other…
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