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Low level oblique aerial photograph showing large bright explosions in the centre with a building to its left. Another building further left appears to be on fire. On the reverse 'Cam 2, Ops 142, Daylight/Night attack on La Ricamerie, Date 10/11-3…

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On ground, showing close up of right hand side of nose, the four machine guns, open cabin door and ladder in place. Wing Commander Cheshire's Mosquito.

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Top - title 'No 617 Squadron'
Underneath - short text giving information about 617 Squadron
Centre - photograph of a large group of airmen wearing tunics and peaked caps sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Vulcan. Captioned 'The Dam…

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Squadron photograph of a large group of airman in khaki uniform sitting and standing in two rows on an airfield with a Vulcan parked in the background. Captioned 'No 617 Squadron detachment Luqa Malta 1977'.

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A squadron photograph of a large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in five rows in front of a Lancaster. Information supplied with the collection identifies it as 617 squadron, 1945.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in…

PCheshireGL1826.jpg
Night oblique aerial photograph showing a town with flares top centre. On the reverse 'Cam 1, Neg 1, 10.4.44, 150, St Cyr Airpark, 617,S/Lfr Munro, Lancaster, 0200,orbiting,10000/6000'.

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Front and back of 617 squadron's badge, with the motto 'Apres Moi Le Deluge'.

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Badge with breached dam and lightning strike, moto 'apres moi le deluge'. On black background.

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A printed of the crest of 617 Squadron,

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Copy of 617 Squadron crest with The King's and Chester Herald's signatures.

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B/w copy of 617 Squadron crest.

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Maroon tie with sky blue stripes and a repeated small dam with lightning strikes.

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Group of men and women in civilian clothes in a large room. Submitted with description 'Colour photograpgh of 617 Sqn reunion. L-R: #2 G Rice (?), #4 William Tait, #5 Prince Bernhard, #6 Lady Cheshire, #7 Leonard Cheshire. Date and location…

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A group of veterans and their wives grouped around the boarding steps at the rear of a British Caledonian Boeing 707. Some of the group are on the boarding steps. They are going to a 617 squadron reunion in Canada.

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A reunion of veteran airmen, including Ernie Twells and Leonard Cheshire. They are all wearing suits with their campaign medals pinned to their chests.

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A group of five veterans in civilian clothing. Captioned 'From Left: Leonard Cheshire, Ralph Cochrane Johny Farquier'.

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Seven aircrew in flying clothing, in a row in front of a Lancaster tail turret, squadron letters KC-H. Eric (far left) was part of the crew when his squadron commander, Wing Commander Rolo Kingsford-Smith (centre) 'borrowed' a Lancaster from No 617…

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Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

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An airman kneels in the centre surrounded by three dogs. In the background a number of other figures scattered over a lawn. Identified as Flight Sergeant Len Sumpter member of 617 Squadron aircrew with Simon the poodle and other dogs in grounds of…

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Flight Lieutenant Knights and crew. Ernie Twells is third from right, standing in front of a Lancaster. Flight Lieutenant Knights is third from the left.

The two starboard engines of a Lancaster viewed from inside the aircraft. In the background…

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Captioned 'Flight Lieutenant Ernie Twells D.F.C. 619 Squadron 24 missions 617 Squadron 41 missions'.

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Reports that this was the fourth constructional works target for the squadron. One P-51, one Mosquito and 17 Lancasters were detailed. States it was another difficult target and describes marking efforts. Reports difficultly in finding aiming point…
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