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- Tags: Churchill, Winston (1874-1965)
He gives a vivid description of dinghy drill, which was very funny to watch, but got on well with his own swimming and went on to Girvan where he describes what they did on…
‘Thank you so much for your good wishes on my birthday Winston S Churchill November 30 1949’
Tags: 1 Group; 101 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); Distinguished Flying Medal; FIDO; flight engineer; George VI, King of Great Britain (1895-1952); Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lincoln; navigator; Nissen hut; radar; RAF Bottesford; RAF Catfoss; RAF Coningsby; RAF Cottesmore; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Lindholme; RAF Ludford Magna; RAF North Luffenham; RAF St Athan; RAF Waddington; RAF Wickenby; Tiger force; Tirpitz; training; Window; wireless operator
Tags: 75 Squadron; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); crewing up; demobilisation; Home Guard; Lancaster; Lancastrian; military ethos; military service conditions; mine laying; navigator; observer; propaganda; RAF Halfpenny Green; RAF Mepal; recruitment; training
Tags: 158 Squadron; 4 Group; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); crewing up; demobilisation; grief; Manchester; military living conditions; perception of bombing war; pilot; RAF Abingdon; RAF Lissett; recruitment; training; Wellington; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
The leaflet explains Churchill's intention of striking back with RAF bombing raids on strategic targets in retaliation for Germany's indiscriminate raids on 11 countries.
On one side, this leaflet repeats promises from Nazi leaders about Germany's clear air superiority. On the reverse are quotations from Allied leaders about the justice that Germans can…
Page 1. announces that the first two 1000 bomber raids have taken place and promises more.
Page 2 gives quotes from allied leaders outlining the rights a defeated Germany could expect from…
Tags: 35 Squadron; 50 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bombing; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); entertainment; Lancaster; military living conditions; operational training unit; RAF Bruntingthorpe; RAF Scampton; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Stormy Down; Stirling; training; Wellington; wireless operator / air gunner