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G A Hubbard’s Flying Log Book as Air Gunner and Wireless Operator from 2 October 1941 until 17 June 1946. Initial training at No. 2 Wireless School, RCAF Calgary and No. 5 Bombing and Gunnery School, RCAF Dafoe. Further training at 24 Operational…

The letter advises that John's effects have been forwarded to the Central Depsoitory.

The letter confirms that John is missing during an operation over Hamburg. The circumstances are not known.

John volunteered to join the RAF in 1940 wanting to become aircrew as a wireless operator as he had an interest in early radios. While awaiting his aircrew application to be processed he did his initial training at Blackpool and then onto RAF…

A group of three airmen in uniform, including Leonard William Fairbanks, standing in a doorway. The central figure, displaying pilots wings on his uniform, has his arms around the others, who have aircrew brevets and sergeant stripes. Both sergeants…

Leonard William Fairbanks and one airman standing in a field with trees and buildings in the background. Both are wearing uniform with brevets and side caps.

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Three photographs of a group of airmen arranged on and around a Hampden. #1 A group of 87 uniformed airmen; 52 in two rows on the wings and cockpit of the Hampden and 35 in two rows on the ground in front. Seven officers are wearing peak caps and the…

Detailing Leonard's birth in Biggleswade, his training history, squadrons served with and aircraft flown in and continued service following 1945. Completed by Leonard's daughter Jean Carter and her husband Clive.

Leonard William Fairbanks' log book covering two tours from 3 January 1941 to 15 April 1945, detailing his training schedule and operations flown. Training was undertaken at Air Gunnery School at RAF Stormy Down, 25 OTU RAF Finningley, 25 OTU RAF…

History of the station from December 1940 including resident squadrons and aircraft , royal visit and other points of interest after the war up to the current day.

Two airmen in flying gear leaving a Lancaster, DS707, 'EQ-?' by the rear hatch.

A Lancaster Mk 2 'EQ-H' is on the ground and chocked whilst its engines are run up. On the ground an engineer looks on. It is annotated 'PL22517'.
Another annotated 'PL22518'

Two sets of three airmen on ladders and one airman in the cockpit of a Lancaster 'G'. The nose has a 408 squadron badge, a maple leaf and 'Miss Kingsville'.

A blurred image of several aircraft in flight. Information supplied with the image states 'Laurie Godfrey 408 Sqn'.

Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Jack Warner, flight engineer. Covering the period from 2 July 1943 to 28 January 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Topcliffe, RAF Leeming,…

Raymond Moore flew 31 operations as a flight engineer with 408 Squadron. He describes initial training at Skegness and then further training at Cosford, Halton and St Athan. He describes the crewing-up procedure at Eastmoor and describes the…
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