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PAtkinsAH1518.jpg
A soft top sports car with the roof up, registration PO 8455, standing in front of an arched corrugated iron building. In the background other buildings on the reverse '1934 Singer Lemans, RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire, Winter 44/45, 625 Squadron'

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A large group of aircrew sitting and standing in four/five rows in front of a Lancaster. Titled '625 Squadron RAF Scampton, June 1945'.

PAllnuttFJ1606.jpg
Seven airmen standing behind a large bomb on a bomb trolley after the crew's last operation. 'Whacko Bluey!' is chalked on the bomb. Bluey was a term applied to a redhead, in this case one of the ground crew.

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PAllnuttFJ1619.jpg
Air-to-air view of anti-aircraft fire bursting around Lancasters over Essen.

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LAtkinsAH418514v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Arthur Atkins, covering the period from 12 November 1942 to 12 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAAF Benalla, RAAF Somers, RAAF Malalla, RAAF Ascot Vale,…

PBirkbyB1502.jpg
Bessie and eight other ground crew from 625 Squadron at RAF Binbrook, sitting on a loaded bomb trolley.

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Bride and groom are Bessie and Wally Birkby, then a sergeant with air gunner.

LEvansDC2207080v1.pdf
Wireless Operator/Air Gunners flying log book covering the period from 8 October 1943 to April 1953.
Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF Evanton (8 AGS), RAF Wigtown…

PBrookM1702.jpg
Maurice grew up Rothwell in Yorkshire, joining the Air Training Corp, and going into the Royal Air Force after spending time with Cambridge University Air Squadron at the age of 18. He completed his pilot training in Canada before going to the…

LDenverI422844v1.pdf
Extracts from log book from July 1944 on No 1 LFS and 625 Squadron on operations flying Lancasters and Oxfords on beam approach training, and then onto 156 Squadron in September 1944 until May 1945. There is also a summary of operations flown on 156…

PAllnuttFJ1622.jpg
Wireless operator Jack smith Aircrew at his aircraft position writing his log during a daylight operation to Essen, 25 October 1944, the crew's 23 operation.

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PAllnuttFJ1628.jpg
Navigator F R Williams in flying gear, seated at a his station writing in his log on the way to Essen October 1944.

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LAllnutFJ436745v1.pdf
F J Allnutt’s RAAF Observer’s Air Gunner’s and W/T Operator’s Flying Log Book, from 22nd October 1943 to 27th November 1944, recording his training and operations as an Air Gunner. Aircraft in which flown: Battle, Oxford, Wellington X,…

LSimpsonF2203970v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for F Simpson, air gunner, covering the period from 5 July 1944 to 20 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Down, RAF…

PTolleyFS1503.jpg
The aircrew wearing Mae Wests are standing under the nose of Lancaster 'Y2'. The ground crew are kneeling. Frank Tolley is second from the left on the back row.

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PTolleyFS1502.jpg
Seven aircrew standing under the nose of a Lancaster 'Y2'. All are wearing Mae Wests. Frank Tolley is wearing his chequered bowler hat.

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Allan Avery Farr was working at the market in Birmingham before he joined the RAF. He wanted to have the quickest entry to see action and so trained as an air gunner. He trained in Canada where he was offered a post as an instructor but he wanted to…

AtkinsAH1501.jpg
Arthur Atkins grew up in Melbourne, Australia. As a Boy Scout, he experienced a flight in an aircraft and knew he wanted to be a pilot. He transferred from the army to the Royal Australian Air Force and started pilot training in Australia. He…

ABirkbyB150729.mp3
Bessie Birkby grew up in Sheffield and volunteered for the Women’s Auxilliary Air Force in 1942. She first worked in Balloon Command in Scotland and then trained to be a driver in North Wales. She was then posted to 625 Squadron at RAF Binbrook but…

ABaileyCE180424.mp3
Cyril Bailey was working in a garage before he volunteered for the RAF. He considered that he would like to be a mechanic but was told there were no vacancies and he was encouraged to become a flight engineer. He joined 625 Squadron at RAF Kelstern…
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