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Roy Ward joined the Meteorological Office when he was 18 and served as a Meteorological officer with 157 Squadron. He returned to the Meteorological Office as a civilian after the war and his final job before retirement was as a weather forecaster at…

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A five verse poem recording the end of 517 Squadron's meteorological flights.

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Top left, air-to-air photograph of two Halifaxes one behind the other, over the sea, captioned '517 Sq 'Last Epicure'', '1946 Chivenor'.
Top right, air-to-air photograph of Halifax PN460 from front left, captioned '517 Sq 'Last Epicure'', '1946…

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Informal handwritten log with notes of 517 Squadron's flights, records aircraft squadron letter, captain, reason for flight and duration. Starts 24 November 1944, last entry 3 April 1946. Covers flights from RAF Brawdy and RAF Chivenor.

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Printed map of western Europe and Eastern Atlantic showing tracks for the nine standard meteorological reconnaissance flights flown by RAF. Hand annotated with 517, 518, 519 and 520 squadron tasking.
The code names for the routes are Magnum,…

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Top, the left wing and fuselage of Halifax with members of 517 Squadron, in uniform, one row standing on the wing, two rows standing beneath the wing, one row seated and one row sitting on the ground.
Bottom, shows two men in sports kit, running…

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Top, air-to-air view of a Halifax in flight, from below and slightly forward, upper surface of Halifax right wing in foreground. Captioned '22 Sep 1945'.
Centre, air-to-air view of a Halifax in flight, from abeam and slightly above, Forward part of…

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Top, a picture of open country side, buildings in distance, captioned' Lagens', '21 Sep 1945', 'Azores'.
Bottom, Halifax X9-L on ground from right side with some of the crew. Captioned '21 Sep 1945', 'Lagens Azores'.

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Oblique aerial photograph showing countryside and a cloud formation. Captioned 'T2147', '4F42', '66007', '517/6' and 'July 1945', 'Isle of Man'.

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Top, an aerial photograph of coastline, small town, river estuary, two breakwaters and a pier. Captioned 'T2148 STD 3rd JULY 45//A/C 517/6 F6 3/8 RAMSEY - ISLE OF MAN' and '3 July Ramsey Isle of Man HT 1000 FT'.
Bottom, an aerial photograph of…

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Top a merchant vessel at sea captioned 'T2070 STD 13 JUNE 45// 13/517 F6 3/8 M.V. POSN 25 250' and '13 June 1945 Position 25 250 FT'.
Bottom a merchant vessel at sea captioned 'T2069 STD 13 JUNE 45// 13/517 F6 3/8 'WILLIAM D BYRON' POSN 24 100FT'…

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Top, a battleship at sea captioned 'T2014 STD 22.5.45 // A/C LC380 6 3/8 [CRUISER HMS ] NEWCASTLE POST 8 HT 300' and '22 May 1945 position 8 HT 300 FT Cruiser HMS Newcastle’
Bottom, a picture of a hospital ship at sea captioned 'T2077 STD' and '6…

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Two aerial photographs of cloud formations.
Top, captioned ' T2017 STD 22.5.45 // A/C LG 380 6 3/8 CLOUD FORMATION POST 15 HT 18250' and 22 May 1945 position is HT 18,250 Ft approx. 1600 GMT'.
Bottom captioned 'T2019 STD 22.5.45 // A/C LG 380 6…

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Two aerial photographs of cloud formations. Top, captioned 'T2018 STD 22.5.45 // A/C LC 380 6 3/8 CLOUD FORMATION POST 15 HT 18250' and '22 May 1945 position is HT 18,250 Ft approx. 1600 GMT'.
Bottom captioned 'T2017 STD 22.5.45 // A/C LC 380 6 /38…

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Top, air-to-air view of a Halifax 9X-N, RC380 in flight, over the sea. Captioned 'March 1945 517 Squadron Halifax'.
Bottom, air-to-air view of a Halifax flying over the sea from directly above captioned 'Mar 1945 517 Squadron Halifax'.

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Top, interior of RAF Brawdy Officers Mess Bar, 'The Olde Isobar', captioned ' Officers Mess', '1944-45', '517 Squadron', 'RAF Brawdy'.
Second, third and fourth photographs are all of two RAF officers, in uniform standing outside wooden structure…

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Top, the right wing of the Halifax with members of 517 Squadron in uniform, one row standing on the wing, two rows standing beneath the wing, one row seated and one row sitting on the ground.
Bottom, shows two men in sports kit, running across the…
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