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Over 120 airmen in four rows in front of a Lancaster. Titled '576 Squadron June 1945'

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Lillian Margaret Bailey volunteered for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and after a brief time in RAF Balloon Command was trained as a driver. She served at RAF Elsham Wolds driving aircrews out to their aircraft.

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Four airmen standing at the tail of a Lancaster. Flight Lieutenant Sedgewick is holding a parachute harness and there are two more parachutes and harnesses on the ground. Leonard Dorricott is standing second from the right. An engine trestle is in…

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Four airmen standing, two squatting and one kneeling. One with the spotted toy mascot. Behind is an aircraft. They are wearing Mae Wests and parachutes. Leonard Dorricott is standing on the left and Flight Lieutenant Strachan is standing on the…

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Four airmen standing at the tail of a Lancaster. One man is holding a parachute harness and there is another parachute and harness on the ground.

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A sergeant kneeling holding a toy leopard mascot. Behind him are two airmen and further behind an aircraft. They are wearing Mae Wests and parachutes. Leonard Dorricott is standing on the left.

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Four airmen standing at the tail of a Lancaster. Flight Lieutenant Sedgewick is holding a parachute harness and there are two more parachutes and harnesses on the ground. Leonard Dorricott is standing second from the right. An engine trestle is in…

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Royal Canadian Air Force observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Leonard Dorricott from 27 November 1942 to 21 January 1946. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Trained in Miami, Florida and…

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Seven airmen in two rows. The front row is kneeling and four men at the back are standing. They are dressed in lifejackets and parachutes. Leonard Dorricott is first on the left. One man is kneeling and holding a spotted toy leopard. The pilot, Billy…

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Seven airmen standing in front of a Lancaster. They are wearing lifejackets and parachutes. One man is holding a toy leopard. Leonard Dorricott is second left. On the reverse of the one photograph 'April 1945 Taffy Morgan Bomb Aimer LWD Nav Bill…

576 Squadron was formed at RAF Elsham Wolds in November 1943 with crews from 101 and 103 Squadrons as part of 1 Group Bomber Command. It moved to RAF Fiskerton in October 1944 and was disbanded in September 1945.
It was stationed at: RAF Elsham…

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Details of names and next of kin with addresses of the crew of Lancaster JB670 including Charles Reginald Jaques.

RAF Fiskerton was in Lincolnshire, five miles east of Lincoln. It was built in 1942 with three concrete runways. It was one of only fifteen national airfields equipped with the anti-fog equipment FIDO (Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation)…

RAF Elsham Wolds was in North Lincolnshire, eight miles east of Scunthorpe. Construction of began in autumn 1940 and three concrete runways were laid. As part of 1 Group Bomber Command, 103 Squadron moved there in July 1941 with Wellingtons and…

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Account of wartime service of Charles Reginald Jaques who joined the Royal Air Force in 1941 despite being in a reserved occupation. Includes training as a navigator in Canada and Great Britain, his commission, posting to 103 Squadron at Royal Air…

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A group of 12 airmen waving off Lancaster U. They have their backs to the camera. On the reverse 'F/O Roberts F/S Pidding F/S Smale F/S Briggs F/S Rosario. Sgt Bewon Sgt Davies being waved off by members of 576 Sqdn when taking off on 1000 bomber…

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Dick Heath was an apprentice boat builder and joined the Royal Air Force in 1943. He began training as an air gunner but was posted to RAF Fiskerton working in the bomb dump. He was on his way to Canada by ship when the war in Europe ended. After he…

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Susan Chapman talks about her father, Charles Reginald Jaques. Reg Jaques grew up in County Durham and to improve his prospects for employment he studied by the light of the streetlight. He secured a job with a local authority in Shropshire. He met…

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Jeffrey Brown worked as an electrician until he joined the Royal Air Force. He flew with 576 Squadron from RAF Fiskerton.

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The cover of a leaflet prepared for the Reunion and Dedication of the RAF Elsham Wolds Memorial. There are the two squadron crests and a crest with three aircraft and laurel leaves.

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Photograph 1 is a service being held outdoors behind a propeller mounted on a plinth.
There is a ticket for the reunion dinner.
Photograph2 shows the propeller and the associated garden. There are flowers in the shape of RAF wings and 'E W' with…

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103 and 576 squadron crests on a light blue background with a dark blue central horizontal stripe.

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An RAF Elsham Wold reunion ticket and a photograph of Ivor Cole and Syd Marshall standing with their tickets. Captioned 'Ivor Cole & self back at Elsham 34 years on.'
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