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MRidingRH1525125-210923-03.pdf
A card issued to Ron recording his status as navigator.

PLancasterJO1701.jpg
An air-to-air photograph of two Wellingtons viewed from their port side, coded C-BL and R-BL, from 40 Squadron.

PSaundersEJ20010100.jpg
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a half-length portrait of Sam Saunders.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph of the battle at El Alamein. The view is mostly featureless with two explosions. It is captioned 'L.B.40.NT.24/25/10/42.8-->…

PSaundersEJ20010099.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during the battle at El Alamein. It is captioned 'BA 40 NT 29/30-10-42. F8" --> 6,000' Battle Area' and annotated 'Battle Area. 3 sticks of bombs and burning transport'.

PSaundersEJ20010098.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the El Alamein area. Much of the image is obscured by tracer and fires. It is captioned 'FA 40 NT 3/4.11.42 F8" -->6,500' Battle Area'.

PSaundersEJ20010097.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of an enemy ship captioned 'BA.40.NT.20/21/10/42. 8" -->7000.3203.N.2445.E'.

PSaundersEJ20010095.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during an operation at El Alamein. Most of the image is obscured by flashes but the sea is visible. It is captioned 'BA.40.NT.1/2/11/42. 8 -->Battle Area' and annotated 'The Mediterranean The coast road at El…

PSaundersEJ20010094.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph showing a burning vehicle. It is captioned 'B.A.40.N.T. 24/25-10-42. 8" --> 870 296

PSaundersEJ20010093.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph showing a road and railway. At the bottom are multiple tracer lights. It is captioned 'FA 40 NT 3/4.11.42 F8 -->6000 Battle Area' and annotated 'The road and railway at Fuka Burning transport'.

PSaundersEJ20010092.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the Western Desert. It is captioned 'BA.40.NT.29/30-10-42. F8" --> 6000' Battle Area' and annotated 'The 15th Panzer division at El Alamein'.

PSaundersEJ20010091.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the battle of Alamein. A road is visible and low hills. It is captioned 'FA.40.NT/ 3/4/11/42 f 8" --> 5800' Battle Area' and annotated 'Burning transport', 'Coast Road' and 'More Burning Transport'.

PSaundersEJ20010090.jpg
Two photographs from an album.
A vertical aerial photograph of a burning aircraft at LG 18, Western Desert. It is captioned 'BJ 40.NT 9/10 /10/42 8" --> 7500' LG18'.
Photo 2 is an airman standing outside a tent.

PSaundersEJ20010089.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the battle area at El Alamein. Much of the detail is obscured by a flash. It is captioned 'B.A.40 NT 1/2/11/42.8-->6500.Battle Area' and annotated 'Battle Area. A flash illuminates the road and railway'.

PSaundersEJ20010088.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the coast at El Alamein. Two tracer lights cross the photo. It is captioned 'BA. 40. NT 1/2 /11/42 8" --> 6000. Battle Area' and annotated 'The Beach' and 'The Mediterranean', identifying bands of light and dark.

PSaundersEJ20010087.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of bombing in the desert. It is captioned '[indecipherable] BA.40 NT 24/25-10-42. 8" -->8,500 862 300 855 290' and annotated 'A stick of bombs across enemy transport at El Alamein. One fire under way'.

PSaundersEJ20010084.jpg
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a half-length portrait of a moustached airman with a towel over his shoulder.
Photo 2 is a 40 squadron crest.

LSaundersEJ924532v1.pdf
Detailing his flying training and operations flown as navigator 16 January 1941 to 9 January 1946. He was stationed at RCAF Winnipeg (6 AOS), RCAF MacDonald (3 B&GS), RCAF Rivers (1 ANS), RAF Harwell (15 OTU), RAF Shallufa (38 and 40 Squadrons), …

BThickettPSaundersEJv10012.jpg
Some details about operations carried out by Sam after he transferred to 40 squadron.
Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph partly obscured by tracer fire.
Photo 2 is the 40 squadron crest.
Photo 3 is Sam in shorts and tee shirt in front of a…

LLancasterJO103509v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J O Lancaster covering the period from 6 July 1937 to 15 September 1943. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Anstey, RAF Desford, RAF Sealand, RAF…

EPortalE40Sqn400609.jpg
A telegram sent to Edward Nevill from Bomber Command Headquarters congratulating him on receiving a DFM.

EPortalCAirMin400610.jpg
A letter from Air Marshall, Bomber Command HQ to Edward Nevill, Robert Batt and Allan Spencer awarding them DFC and DFMs .

ATiptonJ170610.mp3
John Tipton grew up in Tenby and studied law at University College London. He volunteered for the RAF and trained as a navigator. He was posted to 40 Squadron where he began operational flying before the squadron were posted to Malta. After his tour…
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