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Harry writes to Jessie telling her of elements of his service life & duties including navigating a Hampden from Finningley to Hendon, and his input to their domestic life.

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James Calman was born in New Zealand but grew up in Australia. After training as a pilot he spent four years as an instructor. He flew three operations as a pilot with 106 Squadron from RAF Metheringham.

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Robert Whymark’s father John ‘Jack’ Whymark took part in three tours of operations. Initially Jack was trained as a mechanic and was posted to 17 Squadron at RAF Debden and RAF Martlesham Heath. He then volunteered for aircrew and trained as a…

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Graham Allen joined the Royal Air Force aged 19. He trained as a mechanic and worked on inspection and recovery of Spitfire aircraft. He later volunteered to be a flight engineer, and flew a tour of operations with 106 Squadron. His first operation…

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A brief memoir of Frank and Freddie Horry written by Freddie's wife.
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.

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A brief message to Wendy from Peter. The message is a coloured drawing of a red flower. On the reverse is a sketch of a women's jacket and skirt with measurements and an address in London.

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A service diary written by Peter Hattersley covering the period from November 1930 to 24 September 1948.Initially he served in the Royal Engineers but in February 1936 he joined the RAF. It covers his training and operations including a newspaper…

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Peter Stevenson's account of his service in the Officer Training Corps at Grantham and later in the Air Training Corps. Tells of his life in Grantham and the effect of the war on the town. Also his involvement post war in museums and projects to…

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Robert Anderson describes his training in Tasmania and Canada, and his tour of operations to targets in France and Germany with 106 Squadron.

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Margaret Horry was born in Spalding. She remembers aircraft taking off going on operations, and retells wartime stories of her relatives.
Arthur served in Bomber Command as a bomb aimer.
Frank was also in Bomber Command. He joined the Royal Air…

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Eddie Edmunds was born in Walthamstow and was educated at a grammar school, then joined an oil company. He eventually moved to the Electric Supply Company and became an accountant. Eddie had always wanted to fly so he initially joined the reserve and…

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Sydney Grimes grew up near Southend and joined the RAF as a wireless operator in 1940. After training he was posted to RAF Cottesmore, where he met his crew. He completed a tour of operations with 106 Squadron from RAF Syerston. He then became an…

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Covers the period from joining as a Halton Apprentice in September 1932 for training as an Aircraft Fitter. Through the completion of his training and posting to 16 squadron, before being transferred to Egypt in 1937 and on to Iraq with No 4 Flying…

106 Squadron was formed in 1917 and reformed in 1938. At first it was a reserve bomber squadron flying Hampdens as part of 5 Group stationed at RAF Cottesmore. It moved to RAF Finningley and RAF Coningsby where it converted to Manchesters and then…

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The cockpit and instrument panel of a Handley Page Hampden. On the reverse '"The Office" of the Handley Page "Hampden" with which 106 is now re-armed. Note all the levers, nobs, handles, buttons, switches, tits, and so on, which one is expected to…

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RAF bomber crews who carried out raids on Bremen, one in daylight and from height of 50 feet are listed for gallantry awards. Goes on with lists and describes actions of Pilot Officer Waples 21 Squadron, Pilot Office Alister Stewart Ramsay, 105…

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Malcolm Staves' life in the RAF, starts with his school reports through his enlistment in 1942. He trained at Bridgnorth then was assigned to 207 Squadron at Spilsby. His colleagues included George Cearns who joined 166 Squadron and Hank Williams who…

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33 airmen and one Naval Officer standing in front of Lancaster with Admiral Prune II nose art and 11 bomb symbols. Guy Gibson is eigth from the left on the front row.
On the reverse ‘March 1943 ED593 Admiral Prune
Left to right
Burpey…

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Squadron Leader Bill Williams's crew with 106 Squadron May 1944 to 3 September 1944 and with 9 Squadron September 1944 to March 1945.
'Vic' Prettejohns replaced original Flight engineer. Underneath is annotated the crew's names and positions.…

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RAF Form 543 issued to Arthur Horry detailing his service record.
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