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PFOMetheringhamAF19030014.jpg
Top - seven aircrew, three squatting down in front and four standing behind, all wearing parachute harnesses, six with side caps and on with peaked cap, all standing behind a Lancaster. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/10.…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030009.jpg
Top - front quarter view of a Lancaster parked with another in the distance on the right. Submitted with description 'Lancaster at dispersal on unidentified airfield. Annotated as "'G' George Aug 1943. Vic Coles' kite. Photo by Bill Haig." This…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010013.jpg
Top right - two RAF officers one wearing battledress and the other a tunic standing in front of the wall of a building. Officer on the left is smoking a pipe and both have hands in pockets. In the background left a window and right a door. Captioned…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010006.jpg
Top - seven aircrew wearing parachute harnesses standing at the rear of a Lancaster. Submitted with description 'W/Cdr R E Baxter and crew in behind 50 Sqn Lancaster VN-S ED828. RAF Skellingthorpe - date unknown'.
Middle - seven aircrew wearing…

PEleyNJ1602.jpg
Air-to-air photograph of a 50 Sqn Lancaster bomber, VN-N in flight. One of the escape hatches is open. Submitted with caption; “I moved to 207 Sqdn at Spilsby July 1945. Taken somewhere over Linconshire.”

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A brief memoir of Frank and Freddie Horry written by Freddie's wife.
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.

PChadwickR19040042.jpg
At the top eight aircrew wearing Mae West lined up under the engine of Lancaster. Bottom, 50 Squadron personnel standing in three lines in front of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'Aircrew and Lancaster of 50 Squadron, some of whom served and died on the…

PThomasAF20040029.jpg
Photo 1 is a side view of a Lancaster flying above clouds.
Photo 2 and 3 are predicted anti-aircraft fire explosions.
Photo 4 is an oblique image of the Rhine.
Photo 5 is the port side of Lancaster VN-N viewed from slightly above and to the front.

SCruickshankG629128v10003-0001.jpg
Relates actions of Manser as captain of Manchester during the first 1,000 bomber operation on Cologne on 30 May 1942. After damage to aircraft Manser persisted in efforts to save aircraft. Once crash was inevitable he ordered his crew to bail out,…

PCruickshankG1502-0010.jpg
A cartoon with image of destroyed building and large stone with inscription saying: 'This stone was unlaid at Duisburg by 50 Sqdn, followed by names of crew (F/O Calvert, F/Sgt Stevens, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshank, Sgt Conner)…

PCruickshankG1502-0009.jpg
A cartoon with image of destroyed building and large stone with inscription saying: 'This stone was unlaid at Wilhelmshaven by 50 Sqdn, followed by names of crew (F/O Calvert, P/O Sears, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshank, Sgt Conner)…

PCruickshankG1502-0008.jpg
A cartoon with image of destroyed building and large stone with inscription saying: 'This stone was unlaid at Bremen by 50 Sqdn, followed by names of crew (F/O Calvert, P/O Sears, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshanks[sic], Sgt Conner)…

PCruickshankG1502-0007.jpg
A cartoon with image of destroyed building and large stone with inscription saying: “This stone was unlaid at Dusseldorf by 50 Sqdn, followed by names of crew (F/O Calvert, P/O Sears, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshank, Sgt Connor)…

PCruickshankG1502-0001.jpg
Lancaster dropping bombs annotated with the names of the crew: 'F/O Calvert, F/Sgt Stevens, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshank, Sgt Connor' on each bomb- captioned 'Bremen 4/5 Sept. 1942 50 Squadron'.

PCruickshankG1516.jpg
50 Squadron anniversary event badge marked 'HA M LA'.

Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

MCruickshankG629128-150428-23.jpg
At top - title: 'Operations, 50 44 630 Squadrons, Manchester aircraft 333 1/2 operational hours, Lancaster aircraft'.
On the left and right - RAF bases and operations carried out from them.
On the right - a map on northern Europe and United…

MCruickshankG629128-150428-050002.jpg
Crest with robe and sword, 50 Squadron Royal Air Force, motto 'from defence to attack'.
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