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Top - four m,embers of Women's Auxiliary Air Force standing chatting in a corridor to Queen Elizabeth. In the background a poster. Bottom - thirty-eight aircrew in four rows all wearing tunic and side caps. Reg Woolgar is in the centre of the second…

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List medals for David Donaldson including Distinguished Service order and bar, Distinguished Flying Cross. Medal for Joyce Donaldson, War Medal 1939-45. Lists RAF Service for David Donaldson from 1934 to demob in November 1945. Lists Joyce…

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History from opening on 22 November 1942 to civilian use up to January 1981. Originally 2 Group with 98 and 180 squadrons flying B-25. Later based 514 Squadron Lancaster of 3 Group then 192 Squadron of 100 Group flying Wellington. Mosquito and…

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Letter concerns information for temporary officers being selected for permanent commissions. Information on individual requests for commission cannot be given until the composition of the post war air force has been determined. A number of really…

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Covering letter for references for two men, one a navigator who was about the best on the squadron.

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Writes of the impending disestablishment of 100 Group and telling a little of the history. Goes on to say that he has opened a subscription list for a leaving presentation or the A.O.C. Suggest £1.00 for wing commanders and above and 10 shillings…

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From Squadron Leader Harold Gordon thanking David fro sending 192 Squadron crest. Notes it was a pleasure working with 192 Squadron from Air Ministry and Group as well as serving on the squadron.

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Copy sent to Wing Commander Donaldson. Relates to Daily Mirror newspaper cutting which is amusing to all at RAF Foulsham. Relates incident to 192 squadron Halifax at RAF Staverton. No official action was taken over incident but story has rolled on.

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As addressee had close association with the squadron, David is sending him a photograph of new squadron crest.

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David Donaldson points out that no mention was made of the one Halifax that he flew that went on a raid with Lancasters over Berchtesgaden in April 1945.

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Photograph of car parked in a street, Keith Thompson and civilian standing by car, captioned 'May '44-1936 Ford 10-My first car'.
Second and third pictures, same car, somewhat battered, parked on road, houses in distance, captioned 'Topcliffe,…

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Seven aircrew, four standing, three seated, back ground is a field with buildings in the distance. Annotated, 'Second tour crew, No 199 Squadron, Halifax, Radio Counter Measures Sqdn. 100 Group. Feb - July '45'. ' "Cis" Bryant, Rear Gnr, Bob Brown…

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Account of problems of accurate bombing, introduction of pathfinders and use of marker flares. Relates use of cameras and photo-flash to obtain aiming point pictures. Goes on to talk on the introduction of colour film by attaching pieces colour film…

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Reg Woolgar was born in Hove. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force in December 1939 and trained as a wireless operator/air gunner. He flew Hampdens with 49 Squadron. His aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire on a mine laying operation to Oslo…

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Flight Sergeant Philip James was a flight engineer and flew operations with 192 Squadron.

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Peter enrolled in the Air Training Corp before joining the Royal Air Force. He went to Walney Island, the Air Gunnery School, and was given the option of becoming a Bevin Boy or an air gunner choosing the latter. Following training on Ansons he…

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Jack Cook was born in Mexborough. He left school at 14 and went to work at a Gentlemen’s Outfitters. At 16 he worked on the footplate for LNER. At the age of 18 he volunteered for aircrew and trained as a wireless operator/air gunner; joined 100…

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Charlie Darby joined the Royal Air Force in September 1943 and recounts in great detail, his training as an air gunner/wireless operator on Wellingtons and Ansons at RAF Bridlington, RAF Bridgnorth, RAF Castle Kennedy, RAF Acaster Malbis and RAF…

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Alfred Marshall volunteered for the RAF with three of his friends from the town. He was the only survivor of the war. The losses of RAF are very personal to him as he recollects the other losses of friends who shared his Nissen hut. He flew…

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Starts with description of operations with B-25 from RAF Foulsham. Succeeded by 514 Squadron Lancaster and 1678 training flight. Replaced by 192 Squadron of 100 Group flying Halifax, Mosquito and Wellington on radio countermeasure and other special…

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Top - Thirteen aircrew in two rows wearing tunic or battledress. Five are sitting in front with a dog in the centre. David Donaldson is centre front and Reg Woolgar is standing fourth from the left on the back row. In the background trees. Bottom -…

[1]DAVID AND THE RAF2 (2).pdf
Account of Wing Commander David Donaldson's RAF career from his early interest in flying and joining the Royal Air Force volunteer reserve in 1934, call up in 1939 and operational tours on 149 Squadron, 57 Squadron, flight commander 156 Squadron…

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Navigation calculations and a chart for operation to Bremerhaven.
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