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BCotterJDPCotterJDPv1.pdf
Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-019.pdf
Ex-Air Force POW Association news sheet. This edition covers a planned five-day reunion planned for August 1985, a planned convention of the National POW Association in Hamilton, a planned reunion at Toronto for RCAF and RAF veterans, a reminder that…

BTyrieJSBTyrieJSBv1.pdf
A biography of Jim Tyrie. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and learned to fly on Tiger Moths. He was shot down on his 7th operation over Berlin. In POW camp he was described as a dedicated tunneller. There is a list of the camps he was kept in…

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Indian Posts and Telegraphs Form with congratulations to Leonard Cheshire on his Victoria Cross from Headquarters 4 Group

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Reply to a request from Cheshire that 4 Group provide crew. Not possible at present due to heavy commitments and new squadrons forming.

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A group of six Royal Air Force personnel walking on a snow covered path. The first five are wearing greatcoats and peaked caps and the rearmost a tunic and side cap. Following is Air Vice-Marshal C R Carr, officer commanding 4 Group Bomber Command,…

BAllenJHAllenJHv1.pdf
A Short Personal View of a Bit of History (interview with Jim Allen)
'Based at Burn' Introduction by Jim Allen
One More Chalked Up
A Trip to Remember
Sabotage on 578 Squadron at Burn by Joe Dudley
Memories of 578 Squadron at Burn 1944 by Joe…

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An explanation of the end of astro-navigation on board bomber aircraft in addition to GEE navigation. Navigators were required to carry sextants and take three astro readings every hour. One night the wrong astro-projector settings were supplied and…

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This was the operation on which Ian Wynn's aircraft was lost. Captain was Squadron Leader P R Turgel. Item contains: 1. A list of crews on the operation. 2. Map of routes to target. 3. Luftwaffe night fighter combat claims for 25/26 May 1943. 4.…

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Jean Culkin grew up in Sunderland and worked as a tea girl and then a typist in a reserved occupation. She discusses her life and her wedding to her husband, John George Mackel Culkin. He was an apprentice at RAF Halton before becoming a fitter…

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The crew of V for Victor stand in a line under the nose of their Halifax 'ZA-V'. Captioned
'Aircrew V-Victor Halifax Mark III
No 10 Squadron No. 4 Group Royal Air Force- Bomber Command Melbourne Yorkshire England
Completed 38 Operations -July…

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Model of Rob McClement's Halifax ZA-V mounted on a stand with an engraved plaque. Under the base of the Halifax model is an inscription 'Made for R. McClements by German P.O.W. at Melbourne'.

AWinterP160418.mp3
Philip Winter worked in the civil service before he volunteered for the Air Force. He trained as a pilot and flew three operations with 102 Squadron before he was wounded in the ankle. After recuperating he flew towing targets for air gunnery…

AColesT150928.mp3
Tom Coles was born in Watford and signed up for the Royal Air Force at the age of 18. He went to Canada for training, a period saddened by the loss of his sister who was in the Womens Auxilliary Air Force. Tom flew Manchesters, then went to 158…

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Wartime memoir covering Dennis Raettig's training at Blackpool and the posting to 104 Squadron at Royal Air Force Driffield in August 1941. Worked on Wellington aircraft and mentions that Driffield also hosted the blind approach landing flight…

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Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details distributor and preselection settings. Includes timings and bombing heights, On the reverse mentions Newhaven, Parramatta and Wanganui marking, pathfinders, master bomber actions and call sign. Includes…

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Photograph 1 shows a railway running left to right through an urban area. Captioned '1. J.D.S. 382.X.12782.76.N/T.7/8 -8-41 F.8. ➝'.

Photograph 2 shows a mostly rural area, much obscured by anti-aircraft fire and light flare. Captioned 'T.K.A.…

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Two vertical aerial photographs of the docks at Brest. The upper photographs shows some of the bombs being dropped. Captioned: 'Daylight raid on Docks, Breast [sic] France. R.A.F. Middleton St George, Yorkshire. Bomber Command, 4 Group. Halifax A/C.…

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12 air-to-air photographs of a Halifax. Captioned:

'Bomber Command 4 Group.
Halifax A/C 76 Sqd. Sqd/L. Bickford.
R.A.F. Middleton St. George, Yorks.
August 6th 1941'
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