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Ronald Davis grew up in the East End and worked in London as a solicitor’s office boy. He joined the RAF and trained as a fitter airframe. He was saddened when the pilot of the aircraft he services did not return from operation because they had got…

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Covers the period from joining as a Halton Apprentice in September 1932 for training as an Aircraft Fitter. Through the completion of his training and posting to 16 squadron, before being transferred to Egypt in 1937 and on to Iraq with No 4 Flying…

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Christmas card, squadron crest centre top and a four line Greeting.

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Six aircrew standing in line wearing side caps and Mae Wests. In the background the fuselage of Lancaster PB542 OL-W.

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Photograph of the 83 Squadron crest.

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Shows two bomb loads, one for three aircraft and the other for 'Main'. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as weights, bombing heights and timings. At the bottom three waves with five, four and four aircraft…

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A Sortie Record Sheet dated from 19 August 1944 to 17 March 1945. Relating to Pilot Officer George Holmes’ service as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner with 83 Squadron. The sheet records 16 operations, all of which are recorded as being on Lancaster…

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Target photograph showing bridge over river in top left. Bomb explosion on lower bank to the right bridge. Caption '2377, Con, 8/9.6.44, NT 8", 7000, 260, 0220, Sp[ecial Rd, 5 x 1000, 9CP3.18 secs, W/O Erritt, Q, 88'. On the reverse '51@92/18, 1 1/2…

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Story of Lancaster Number R 5868 once the gate guard at RAF Scampton. Relates that it flew 137 operational sorties and suffered only minor damage. Served on 83 Squadron in 1942 at RAF Scampton and mentions some of its operations including…

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Full length portrait of an airman. On the reverse is 'Dudley Snooke Age 20. Killed on Active Service Sept 28th.'

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List of 135 operations flown by Lancaster R5868 from 8/9 June 1942 until 23 April 1945. List includes pilot, target, bomb load. hours flown and comments. Was with 83 Squadron at RAF Scampton and Wyton then 467 Squadron at RAF Bottesford and then RAF…

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Includes particulars of meritorious service of Flight Sergeant Dunmore and mentions 32 operations, including daylight sortie to Danzig. Goes on to describe actions when coned by searchlight which helped pilot recover aircraft from dive.

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Candidate for permanent commission in the aircraft control branch of the Royal Air Force. Includes years of service, service history from 1939- 1951 and honours and awards.

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Flight bag belonging to George Dunmore from his tenure with 83 Squadron, the bag has “Flt Lt G Dunmore.” on its top near the zip, and “83.(B) Sqdn.” On its side. Submitted with caption; “George Dunmore’s flight bag which accompanied him…

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Lancaster R5669, letters OL-E (also known as “E for Edward”) from the side. Two other Lancasters are visible on the ground in the mid background facing in the opposite direction, in the far background there are two hangers and, in the air, a…

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Air-to-air closeup view of a man in the rear turret of a Wellington. On the reveres 'Harry Bignall, 83 Squadron, Too Close?!'.

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Small pieces of aircraft laid out on blue paper. Captioned 'Hampden Mk 1, L4049, Sqn Ldr Antony O Bridgman, RAF 83 Squadron/Scampton, Op: Berlin, Bethin, 24 Sept 1940'.
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