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Includes biographic details, service history and account of last operation for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Completed 111 operations on three squadrons, took part in Cologne 1000 bomber operation. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross twice.…

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Sub headlines - great act of heroism and some remarkable tributes. States that Acting Squadron Leader Robert Antony Maurice Palmer had been awarded the Victoria Cross after a hazardous daylight operation over Cologne. Quotes telegram from Sir Arthur…

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B/W photocopy of 149 Squadron crest - horseshoe with lightning bolt, moto 'Fortis Nocte'. Page annotated 'This belongs to John Doxsey, room 25'.

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Photograph of twelve aircrew all grinning some with thumbs up. Text explains they were some of the aircrew who took part in the great aerial battle of Heligoland. Pencilled note 'Jan 5th 1940'.
Aircraftman Harry Gillott is standing second right.

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List all courses attended between 1941 and 1954. Volunteered for air gunner in 1943. Flew operationally on 149, 218 and 75 Squadrons, then gunnery leader at several stations. Officers school in 1946. Dated 1 November 1954.

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List all courses attended between 1941 and 1954. Volunteered for air gunner in 1943. Flew operationally on 149, 218 and 75 Squadrons, then gunnery leader at several stations. Officers school in 1946. Dated 11 November 1954.

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Air to air photograph showing Lancaster bomber in flight, marked as OJ-E, submitted with caption; “Local flying from Methwold March 1946”.

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Air to air photograph showing a Lancaster in flight, marked as TK-A, submitted with caption; “Lancaster from Spilsby returning from flt. to Bari to pick up Army personnel. Sept. 1945”.

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Three squadrons identified with their Latin mottos and English translation.

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Bill Garbett perched on the railings overlooking a river with large bridge in the background.

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RAF Form 543 issued to Frank Horry. It contains details of his service record.

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A photograph of the Bomber Command cricket champions. The group includes Arthur Thomas. Each individual is named in the caption.

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Photo 1 is a group of Pilots and Flight Engineers arranged in front of a Lancaster. Each individual is named in the caption.
Photo 2 is a group of eight air gunners arranged in front of a Lancaster.

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A group of airmen arranged in front of a white painted Lancaster. They are in khaki and the caption reads Castel Benito which is now the international airport at Tripoli.

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Photo 1 is a group of airmen arranged in front of a Lancaster, parked in a hangar.
Photo 2 is three white painted Lancasters in loose formation flying over clouds.

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18 airmen arranged in three rows, captioned '1945. 149 Squadron. RAF Methwold. Bomb Aimers Section. Leader F/Lt John Lay. Centre Front'.

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Group of airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Lancaster, captioned with each individual's name.

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15 airmen arranged in two rows, captioned '1945. 149 Squadron. RAF Methwold. Wireless Operators Section. Leader. F/Lt Charles Wilkie'. Each individual is named in a second caption.

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Photo 1 and 2 are the Flight Engineers seated at a long table set for dinner.
Photo 3 is the Flight Engineers, including Arthur Thomas, standing by a table, drinking. It is captioned with the individuals named.

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Photos 1 and 2 are groups of airmen and WAAFs drinking, captioned '149 Squadron RAF Methwold. Officer's Mess Party. Centre. The Station Meteorological Officer F/O Misty Case under the weather'.

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Photo 1 is is five airmen standing outside the Flight Engineer's Office.
Photo 2 is the same five airmen standing outside the Flight Engineer's Office. A caption identifies each individual.
Photo 3 is a half-length portrait of Petty Officer Jan…

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Eight airmen arranged in front of their Lancaster. Each individual, including Arthur Thomas is identified in the caption.

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A group of 16 air and ground crew arranged at the nose of a Lancaster.
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