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MSaintTJ1452007-180212-01.pdf
Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

LSaintTJ1452007v1.pdf
Flying log book for T J saint, air gunner, covering the period from 22 August 1943 to 10 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Morpeth, RAF Wing, RAF Little Horwood, RAF Newmarket, RAF Stradishall, RAF…

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Fifty-eight aircrew wearing tunic with side or peaked caps sitting and standing in four rows with hangar doors in the background.

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Two aircrew wearing flying jackets and parachute harness one behind the other taken inside the fuselage of a Stirling. Flight engineer's instrument panel on the right.

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List 12 crews including F/Sgt Mackie for operations on 28 July 1942. Bomb load 15 x 500lb, briefing at 20.00 hours. Annotates by crosses and ticks: failed to return, returned early and failed to take off.

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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.

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Accounts of flying formation on 2 February 1941, cross country in a Wellington 3 March 1941, night flying om 4 March, cross country and night flying 5 March.

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French language propaganda leaflet about the start of great night bombing offensive against Germany.

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Reg Harrison grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and enjoyed watching aircraft when they flew over. He had his first flight as a youngster when he was lent five dollars by a shopkeeper. He volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age and began his…

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A large group of aircrew sitting and standing in four/five rows in front of a Lancaster. Titled '625 Squadron RAF Scampton, June 1945'.

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Twelve airmen mostly wearing uniform tunics squatting and standing in two rows in front of a Lancaster.

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Twenty-eight ground crew wearing a variety of uniforms sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Lancaster.

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Left, centre and right side of single long photograph. Men are wearing uniform tunics and side or peaked caps. Sitting and standing in seven rows in the centre and six on the flanks. In the centre the nose and engines of a Hampden are visible.…

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Forty airmen mostly wearing uniform tunic with a few in battledress in three rows. Front row squatting the other standing. In the background a Lancaster. Two versions of the same item.

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Eleven men sitting and standing in two rows, includes. 1 chef, 2 mess staff and 8 in World War 1 army uniform, Ronald Davis’ father as Mess Steward during the First World War, writing at bottom of photo ‘Russell Northfields Ca?’ undated.…

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Talks of his joining the RAF and early training at Cardington, Bournemouth and Halton. Trained as fitter and posted to RAF Scampton on Hamden with 49 Squadron. Tells many stories of life as groundcrew at Scampton. Includes John Hannah VC, losing…

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing uniform tunic and cadet side cap. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Head and shoulders portrait of a sergeant wearing uniform tunic with air gunner brevet and side cap. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Head and shoulders portrait of a flight sergeant wearing uniform tunic with air gunner brevet and medal ribbon. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Head and shoulder portrait of a sergeant wearing uniform tunic with air gunner brevet. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Head and shoulder portrait of a man wearing uniform tunic with flight engineer brevet. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing uniform tunic and a cadet side cap. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Head and shoulders portrait of a pilot wearing uniform tunic. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.
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