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  • Tags: 227 Squadron

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Maurice Bailey left school at fourteen and went to work in an engineering firm. Tells of how he always wanted to become a pilot, since he saw an aeroplane for the first time at school. After being discouraged from becoming a pilot by the RAF…

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Ken Fawcett worked for the Post Office and served in the Home Guard for two and a half years having signed up at sixteen. He joined the Royal Air Force at Lords Cricket Ground in September 1943. He initially requested pilot training but realising the…

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Clifford Watson at first wanted to join the navy because of a high demand in pilots. After being rejected, he joined the RAF and was sent to Rhodesia for pilot training, but then remustered to become an air gunner. He flew seventy-six ops in total.…

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Joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long association with 57 Squadron then flying Blenheims as part of British Expeditionary Force in France followed by…

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Top left first page - three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Text notes that he joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long…

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Photo 1 is Flight Lieutenant Maxted with arms crossed at the rear gun turret of a Lancaster, annotated 'Fl/Lt Maxted Gunnery Leader 227'. On the turret is painted 'Phil the Fluter'.
Photo 2 is three airmen sitting on a 400 lb bomb on a trailer,…

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Photo 1 is seven airmen standing at the side of a crashed Lancaster, 9J-O.
Photo 2 shows the damaged wing and fuselage of Lancaster 9J-O.
Photo 3 is an airman standing beside a damaged aircraft engine on a trolley.
Photo 4 is two airmen standing…

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A notification to Clifford Watson about his DFC. Citation includes that in his numerous operations 'he has invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty'.

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Item 1 is a newspaper cutting noting that Clifford Watson has been awarded a DFC and giving various details of his life history and family.
Photo 2 is three airmen standing at a door, annotated '227 Sqdn. W/Op - Nav - Mid-Upper'. Illustration list…

LPickF1685075v1.pdf
Frederick Pick’s Wireless Operator’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 05 September 1943 to 07 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as wireless operator. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF…

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Seven aircrew pose in front of Lancaster squadron letter W, serial SW247, signatures on the reverse.

SPerryWRP1317696v70007.pdf
List one Manchester and 10 Lancasters at RAF Wigsley May - June 1943. On 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston and RAF Metheringham between June 1943 and February 1944, lists 16 Lancasters. At No 5 Lancaster Finishing School between February and November 1944…

BPerryWRPPerryWRPv2.pdf
Memoir starts by describing early life and education in Tunbridge Wells before moving to Cornwall. Writes about beginning of the war. Volunteered for aircrew in Plymouth (which had been bombed the day before) shortly after his 18th birthday.…

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Gives outline of service history. Goes on to describe joining the RAF, early training, journey across the Atlantic to Canada for pilot training. Gives account of training in Canada and on return to the United Kingdom. Writes of operations on 106…

LPerryWRP1317696v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book two, for W R P Perry, covering the period from 27 April 1943 to 26 September 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying with 242 squadron. He was stationed at RAF North…

LPerryWRP1317696v3.pdf
Pilots flying log book three, for W R Perry. Covering the period from 21 June 1943 to 30 May 1946. Detailing his operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying with 242 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Syerston, RAF Balderton, RAF…

BAllamAJAllamAJv1.pdf
Chapter 8 - Overture and Beginners. Gives account of time on OTU at RAF Lossiemouth. Includes ground instruction, crewing up and description of station and training on Wellington. Writes about a fatal crash he sees and about some of his sorties.…

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Shows route from Strubby area to target near Leipzig. Captioned 'W/O Allam, 227 Sqdn, Target Lutzkendorf'

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Pilot's Flying Log Book for A.J. Allam. Covers the period from 11 September 1944 to 16 July 1945 detailing his final training and operational flights. Listed at the back are all the stations he was posted to: RAF Wilmslow, RAF Dalcross, RAF Sywell,…

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Blue printed card made put for W/O Allam, 227.

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Gives list of unit postings, mustering and promotions.

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Prisoners of war lined up to rear fuselage of a Lancaster. Submitted with caption 'pow 1'.

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A group of men mostly wearing Mae Wests standing by the rear fuselage of a Lancaster. Submitted with caption 'pow 2'.
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