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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” '.

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

ALucasWE170208.mp3
Bill Lucas DFC was born on the 16th January in 1917 and lived in Upper Tooting.
He left school at the age of 15 and went to work in an Insurance Company, before joining the Royal Air Force in 1939.
Bill was sent to 16 EFTS at Derby and then to an…

AHolthamJ180522.mp3
At the age of 15, John ran away from home, lied about his age and joined the British Army. In 1917 he joined the Royal Flying Corps, qualified as a pilot and volunteered to join the Royal Naval Air Service. When the Second World War broke out, he…

LLucasWE122826v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for W E Lucas, covering the period from 7 November 1940 to 18 February 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Derby, RAF Montrose, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Honington,…

LDentonDH1256316v1.pdf
Flying log book for Dennis Denton covering the period from 3 May 1941 to 8 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Includes a map of part of France including the Vitry area, his Gunnery Course results, Certificates and…

BMillingtonRWestonFv1.pdf
A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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BBarryCGBarryCGv1.pdf
Starts with description of feelings and actions beginning of the war. Mother had tried to persuade her to join land army and mentions brief experience and unsuitability for farming. Decided to join the RAF. Details enlistment and initial training…

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A target photograph of Berlin orientated with south-east to the top. In the upper right corner the Spree river winds it way through the city. In the middle of the photograph is a significant area of glare and just below this are the docks of…

LPickfordL551653v2.pdf
L Pickford’s Observer’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 17 October 1938 to 17 May 1947, detailing his flying training and operations flown as Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner. He was stationed at RAF Bassingbourn (104 Squadron), RAF West…

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Large group of airmen arranged in five rows. Each man is named underneath.
On the reverse is 'Nuneaton OTU 1944', '139 Sqdn' and a list of names. Some of the names have 'killed' by them.

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A pass allowing Les to have 24 hours leave.

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The author is delighted that Les is safe, albeit a prisoner of war.

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The writer informs Les' mother that Sergeant Hyde died of his wounds in Tripoli. He has had no news of the pilot, Wing Commander Pepper.

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The writer expresses shock that Les' name has appeared on a list of deceased from the International Red Cross.

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The writer has received letters and cards from Les' mother indicating he is alive.

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The telegram advises her that her son is definitely a prisoner of war and not deceased.

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The writer confirms that her son is definitely a prisoner of war.

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He apologises for not writing but he has been busy on operations.

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He writes that they raided Guernsey and it was in the papers. He claimed he shot down a Heinkel 113, his first kill.

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A modern image of a preserved Blenheim.
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