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James Swaffield was born and grew up in West London and flew as a navigator in the RAF. He discusses with the interviewer his life before, during and after the war. Highlights include: remembering his father, who served during the First World War and…

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Arthur Pocklington grew up in Hull and was hoping to join the RAF as aircrew but failed the medical. He trained as a mechanic servicing the radar equipment on the aircraft. He served at RAF Scampton, RAF Dunholme Lodge and RAF Strubby before being…

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Mike Peel was a Lancaster pilot and served on two squadrons before becoming a prisoner of war late in 1944. He was an active sportsman and played tennis in his eighties but unfortunately is no longer with us. Using his logbook, letters, and…

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Five 'raid assessments' carried out at RAF Spilsby. Detail of problems encountered in each operation. Final sheet is an extract from Operations Record Book by three different Lancasters.

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Vernon Morgan, from Cardiff, joined the civil service working at the Royal Ordnance Factory, volunteering for the RAF in 1941. After pilot training in South Africa he returned to several different roles: CO of a satellite aerodrome, pilot for…

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James ‘Jim’ Albert Dellow had to register the start of the war he as he was 18 years old. On being asked which service he would prefer, he opted for the Royal Air Force as a pilot. Whilst waiting for his call up, he worked in an insurance office…

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Bill Spence was born in Middlesborough. He abandoned his teacher training and joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 becoming a bomb aimer. He completed 36 operations during his time in Bomber Command. Bill tells of his experiences while training in…

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Frederick Ball grew up in Yorkshire and trained as a motor mechanic, before he joined the RAF in 1939. He completed two tours with 44 and 49 Squadrons, as a wireless operator flying from RAF Waddington and RAF Scampton.

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Kenneth Angus lived in Hull, and was 12 when war was declared. He discusses life on a farm after being evacuated, the bombing of Hull and his brother Harry Angus, who was killed flying as a wireless operator / air gunner with 44 Squadron from RAF…

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Details night flying training for six crews on 11 December. Details five crews for day training fighter affiliation and bombing for 12 December. Lists eight crews for link training. Details personnel for church parade on 12 December 1943.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 14/15 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 22/23 February 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel. On the bottom some handwritten notes and calculations.

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Table with Tare, petrol, bomb and all up weight for two configurations for nine aircraft each.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 30/31 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included two standby crews with aircraft letters annotated. Shows briefing times and lists duty personnel. Page is written over with…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 25/26 February 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes two standby crews, briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 28/29 February 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and two crews have aircraft letters appended. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 4/5 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. The last crew, third from left in third row is written in. Includes one standby crew and duty personnel. On the reverse some…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 5/6 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty crew. On the reverse camera notes.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on nigh 6/7 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists training for 12 and 13 February 1944. Training includes flying and ground training. Flying involved check rides, cross country, formation flying and weapons ranges. Ground includes aircraft cleaning, link training, dinghy drills and 25 yard…

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Lists crews and aircraft for opetaions 10/11 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.
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