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Three squadron crests, 78, 76 and 226. Crest for 137 Photographic section and a crest for West Raynham SHQ Royal Air Force.

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Photograph 1 is of the operations board for 76 Squadron.
Photograph 2 is of the operations board for 78 Squadron.
They are captioned 'Operations Board, Target Cologne Germany, June 1942. 76 Squadron, 78 Squadron, Halifax A/C. R.A.F. Middleton St.…

PCavalierRG17010035.jpg
Photograph 1 is of the cockpit of a Halifax with damage below and in front of the pilot's position.
Photograph 3 is of the instrument panel of a Halifax showing damage. Captioned 'Halifax A/C, returned from a raid, Ruhr, Germany, damage to pilots…

78 Squadron was reformed in November 1936 from B flight of 10 Squadron, originally flying Heyford night bombers. By September 1939, the squadron was flying Whitleys and was acting as a reserve squadron taking on pilots who had passed out from the…

RAF Breighton was in Yorkshire six miles east north east of Selby. Construction began in 1940 and it opened in January 1942, having concrete runways. 460 Squadron moved in in January and its Conversion Flight joined it in May with Halifaxes,…

RAF Croft was in Yorkshire, six miles south of Darlington. It had three hard runways and opened in October 1941 as part of 4 Group. The first occupant was 78 Squadron, initially with Whitleys but the squadron converted to Halifaxes in April 1942. It…

RAF Dishforth was in Yorkshire, three miles north from Boroughbridge. It opened in September 1936 with a grass surface. It was home to 10 Squadron and 78 Squadron at the start of the war. 51 Squadron was in residence from December 1939 to May 1942,…

RAF Linton-on-Ouse is in Yorkshire five miles south west from Easingwold. Construction began in 1936 and it opened in May 1937 with a grass surface. Concrete runways were laid August 1939-1940. 78 Squadron was replaced by 77 in the summer of 1940 and…

RAF Middleton St George was in County Durham, six miles east of Darlington. Construction began in 1939, concrete runways were laid in 1940 and the first squadron arrived in April 1941. It became a Royal Canadian Air Force station in October 1942 and…

APollockHAJ161011.mp3
Harry Pollock grew up in London and worked as an apprentice floor layer and as a fireman on the London Midland Scottish Railway before he joined the RAF in 1943. After training, he completed 36 operations as an air gunner with 78 Squadron from RAF…
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