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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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Eleven airmen standing round Wing Commander Ross Tilley whilst another signs a menu at the table. He is smoking. Some of the airmen show facial burn scars. Captioned 'HQ1527', and on the reverse 'Ross Tilley RCAF patients'.

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A group of 12 airmen waving off Lancaster U. They have their backs to the camera. On the reverse 'F/O Roberts F/S Pidding F/S Smale F/S Briggs F/S Rosario. Sgt Bewon Sgt Davies being waved off by members of 576 Sqdn when taking off on 1000 bomber…

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Group of 12 men wearing tropical khaki drill shirts or tunics, shorts, long socks and shoes standing smiling at the camera; some carry a pith helmet with Royal Air Force flash on the side.

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Photo 1 captioned 'View of Sleeping Bunks', shows three tiers of bunks.
Photo 2 captioned 'Table and Bench Seat' shows two men at the table, one seated.
Photo 3 is of a church, captioned 'Converted Hut by Russian POW for Worshipping'.
Photo 4 is…

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Photographs 1 to 6 are of rocks with waves crashing over them.
Photograph 7 is of two airmen on rocks by a stream.
Photographs 8 and 9 include three airmen on rocks by the sea.
Photographs 10 to 12 are seascapes with waves crashing over…

See all Archive items | See all 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…

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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'.

See all Archive items | See all 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…

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A list of the course at 13 air gunner school.

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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 [....]'.…

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

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13 airmen in front of a wooden hut. Jack is top row, extreme right. On the reverse is 'Moncton Haphazard Snaps'.

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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'.

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

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Address for J Coppin at RAF Cranwell

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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…

See all Archive items | See all 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.…

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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” '.

See all Archive items | See all 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…

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

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Three identical photos of 14 airmen arranged in two rows. One is eating a banana, several are drinking tea and others are holding bananas and oranges.
Jack Jones is front row, third from right.

#1 On the reverse -
'Would you like an orange mum…

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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'.

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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…

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