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LVipondR3040603v1.pdf
Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Richard Vipond, covering the period from 29 May 1944 to 18 November 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war duties with 514,…

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Seven airmen in a row in front of Lancaster ME422 JI-Q.
The crew are: 47225 (549527) Flight Lieutenant Roy Henry 'Marco' Marks, pilot (4th from left)
Sergeant T. Collins flight engineer
164442 (1583325) Flying Officer Robert Arthur Edward…

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Starts with description of operations with B-25 from RAF Foulsham. Succeeded by 514 Squadron Lancaster and 1678 training flight. Replaced by 192 Squadron of 100 Group flying Halifax, Mosquito and Wellington on radio countermeasure and other special…

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History from opening on 22 November 1942 to civilian use up to January 1981. Originally 2 Group with 98 and 180 squadrons flying B-25. Later based 514 Squadron Lancaster of 3 Group then 192 Squadron of 100 Group flying Wellington. Mosquito and…

514 Squadron was formed at RAF Foulsham in September 1943, and flew its first operation with 3 Group in November 1943. The squadron moved to RAF Waterbeach in November 1943 and was unusual it that it flew the Lancaster Mk 2 until June 1944. The…

RAF Waterbeach was in Cambridgeshire six miles north east from Cambridge. Construction began in 1939 and it opened in January 1941 with concrete runways. 99 Squadron arrived in March 1941 and was joined by 26 Conversion Flight in October and 106…

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Sidney Cooper was born in Blackpool and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He first served as an engine fitter in Fighter Command before remustering as aircrew. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 427 Squadron from RAF Leeming. He later…

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Sidney Cooper was born in Blackpool and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He first served as an engine fitter in Fighter Command before remustering as aircrew. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 427 Squadron from RAF Leeming. He later…

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Leslie Blakemore was born in Willenhall, near Wolverhampton and he joined the Royal Air Force in 1943. He flew operations as a wireless operator with 514 Squadron from RAF Waterbeach.

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Seven aircrew leaving a Lancaster 'A’, parked on a dispersal with bomb doors open following a daylight operation to Duisburg 14 October 1944. All aircrew are wearing life vests, carrying crew bags and helmets; two wearing Sidcot suits, two with…
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