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SAttwoodSG1814420v10021.jpg
Cutting 1 is a small photograph of a Lancaster and for of the crew with the time and day of the airing of the documentary.
Cutting 2 is an explanation of the idea of why the documentary was made and some detail about what inspired it.
Cutting 3 is…

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Aircrew in uniform and flying kit standing in front of Lancaster LM296.

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Forty-one airmen in four rows in front of a building. All are wearing tunics and most side caps. Albert Cluett is in the back row, first on the left. On the reverse '50 Sqd Armourers, Skellingthorpe'.

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Forty-two airmen, wearing tunic and side caps, in four rows. Front row including a warrant officer and a sergeant are sitting on chairs, the second row are standing and the rear two rows standing on benches. Albert Cluett is third row, first on the…

PCluettAV1525.jpg
Eleven airmen mostly wearing tunic and side cap with others in overalls standing and squatting in three rows in a yard. To the right the rear wheel of a trolley, in the background a fence and trees. On the reverse '50 Sqdn Armoury, 22.4.42,…

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Squadron crest for 50 Squadron

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From information provided by the donor. Posed in two rows, in front of hedge and building.

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Crest with robe and sword, 50 Squadron Royal Air Force, motto 'from defence to attack'.

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50 Squadron crest

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

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

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Hand written table titled 'April - June 1942, losses in chronological order 50 Squadron, code : VN, Base : Skellingthorpe'. During this period the squadron was operating the Manchester. The last two entries are for August and September.

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Drawing shows 50 Squadron Lancaster flying over destroyed buildings, dropping candles on parachutes to illuminate the ruins below while an airman crawls on the wing to take a photograph. A sign points to Kassel and an officer is saying 'Hermann! you…

PFlowersHJ1601.jpg
Approximately 170 members of 50 Squadron in five tiered rows in front of a Lancaster. Front row consists of officers with peaked caps and a dog. Second row mixed officers with peaked caps toward the centre and airmen with side caps towards the ends.…

PDaviesLA1609.jpg
A large group of men wearing suit and tie sitting and standing in a room. On the reverse '50 Squadron reunion, Fred below man with glass - diagram showing position of Leslie'.

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#1 is a programme for a 50/61 squadron dining in night.
#2 is a programme for a 5-/61 squadron annual reunion dinner.
#3 is a colour photograph of a soldier.
#4 and 5 are tickets for No. 50 squadron Disbandment Ceremony.

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Three documents -
#1 The unveiling of a memorial at RAF Skellingthorpe recorded in the Lincolnshire Echo.
#2 is an invitation to a 40s night at the Birchwood Leisure & Community Centre.
#3 is an invitation to Ernest's wife to attend the unveiling…

PCluettAV1545.jpg
Two airmen, the left hand one with crossed arms and both wearing tunic, by the open window of a hut. On the reverse '(11), 50 Sqdn Swinderby, (Ching) Harry Corbourn + Me, after alnight [sic] call out'.

PCluettAV1503.jpg
Sixteen airmen, mostly wearing tunic, in three rows sitting and standing on a bomb trolley. Background left a building and trees behind. On the reverse '22.4.42, 50 Sqdn Armoury. Skellingthorpe'. Albert Cluett is second row second from the right.

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Target photograph of Argentan. Upper two thirds obscured by smoke or dust and light streaks. Urban with street patterns visible. Captioned '8B', '830 SKELL.6/7.6.44.//NT8" 3000 [arrow] 190° 0130 ARGENTAN RD.J.2X1000.14X500.15secs.P/O LAIDLAW.J.50'.…

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Two newspaper cuttings of same date. First (from The Times) lists RAF Awards for Gallantry in air operations. Includes Distinguished Flying Cross for F/L A N Hollis. Second (from The Daily Telegraph) gives account of Hollis citation stating attack on…

LHollisAN124522v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Arthur Norman Hollis, covering the period from 12 December 1941 to 3 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Clewiston, RAF Little…

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Head a shoulders portrait of Arthur Smith wearing battledress with flight engineer brevet and medal ribbons. On the reverse 'Art Smith (+2014) HJF's F/E 50 Sqn'.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.


SAttwoodSG1814420v10002.jpg
An extract with personal details about Stan Attwood. It contains a list of his medals and a brief description of his service life.
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