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Bill Barfoot was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. On joining the Air Force, he trained as a wireless operator but remustered as aircrew. He trained as a navigator in South Africa. He flew operations with 296 Squadron supplying the French and Norwegian…

RAF Brize Norton was in Oxfordshire seven miles west of Oxford. It opened in 1937 as a training station. Between 1939 and 1942 a detachment from 110 Squadron with Blenheims was based there. In July 1942 the station took on a new role with the arrival…

RAF Earls Colne was in Essex located three miles west of Halstead near Braintree in Essex. Construction began in September 1941 on land requisitioned from the Marks Hall Estate. It was built with three main runways with 36 hard standings and was…

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Sergeant Jim Ross, wearing a Mae West and jacket with a whistle attached to the collar, is standing inside the gun turret of an Albemarle, the two machine guns are pointing at the camera. In the background, on the left, there is a parked Albemarle…

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Bomb Aimer Ron Coffin in battledress and flying boots is standing by the port nose of an Albemarle, next to the port engine. He is wearing a Mae West and there are seven Pegasus symbols on the aircraft nose.

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William Barfoot (second from right) and four other air crew are standing by the port nose of an Albemarle. All are wearing flying gear and three have their hand on the adjoining members shoulder. Airman on left has flight sergeant insignia on his…

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An Albemarle has just taken off from a runway towards the camera, towing a Horsa glider; both carry invasion stripes. In the background a long line of Albemarles on the ground. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form:…

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Air-to-air view of an Albemarle glider tug banking to port over a field landscape; its code-letters are 'Q-9W' and it carries invasion stripes. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are…

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Air-to-air view of an Albemarle glider tug flying above cloud. It carries invasion stripes and code-letters '9W- N'. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.

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An Albemarle is taxiing on a concrete surface with engines running. 'W' is visible on the nose. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.

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