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Five Group Newsletter, number 26, September 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, war effort, tactics, signals, air bombing, navigation, radar navigation, engineering, air sea rescue,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 25, August 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about sports, engineering , war effort, gunnery, training, equipment, photography, gardening, war savings, second thoughts for pilots,…

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Postgram dated 30 June 1944 from Air Chief Marshall A T Harris congratulating William Holmes on award of Distinguished Flying Cross. It is sellotaped to a document dated 30 June Signed by A T Harris.

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Account of operation to mine Brest harbour entrance, William Holmes was pilot and captain of aircraft. Used acoustic mines, describes briefing by naval officer, trip out, being engaged by heavy anti aircraft fire and finally dropping mines after…

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Half-length portrait of a Royal Air Force flying officer wearing tunic with navigator's brevet and medal ribbons including a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Five Group Newsletter, number 23, June 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about gunnery, air bombing, navigation, armament, navigation training, public relations, signals, gardening, equipment, air sea rescue,…

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The bar was named after Group Captain Denis Peter John Smith DFC CBE. The text describes the man and there is a photograph of crew under the nose of an aircraft and a second photograph has two airmen standing at the rear of an aircraft. It is…

Five Group Newsletter, number 22, May 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about armament, war savings, flying control, engineering, flight engineers, gardening, prisoner of war fund, air bombing, navigation,…

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William Brooker's service. His crew was transferred from Swinderby Heavy Conversion Unit to 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington.
He names the crew and describes their roles, including the ground crews, details the activities before an operation, and…

Five Group Newsletter, number 21, April 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about process of servicing, gardening, navigation, honours and awards, signals / radar, tactics, air bombing, radar / navigation, link…

Five Group Newsletter, number 19, February 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about tactics, navigation, air bombing, gardening, sports, training, flying control, H2S, Gee, photography, honours and awards, signals…

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Akin Shenbanjo's five medals in a frame. DFC, 1939 to 1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 1939 to 1945. They are mounted in card on a frame. There are two poppies, one in each top corner.

Five Group Newsletter, number 18, January 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about training, signals, gunnery, accidents, bombing, decorations, photography, engineering, armament, navigation, flying control,…

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Head an shoulders portrait of two airmen both wearing uniform tunic. The pilot on the left wera a side cap and the airman on the right a peaked cap. Reported as Flight Lieutenant Frank Hugh 'Lofty' Long on left and unknown airman on right 5.6.40 –…

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Half-length portrait of Leonard Cheshire wearing tropical uniform jacket with rolled up sleeves and side cap. Visible is group captain rank, pilot's brevet and medal ribbons for Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying…

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Full length portrait of two aircrew officers standing talking in an officers' mess. Both are wearing tunics and bow ties. The flight lieutenant on the left has air signallers (S) brevet and Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon. He has hands in pocket.…

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Image shows eight decorations in two rows. Top row are Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross and Burma Star. On the right a photograph in frame of Leonard Cheshire sitting writing in a chair in a garden. On the…

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Three quarter length portrait of Leonard Cheshire wearing a suit with medals including Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order and bar, Distinguished Flying Cross and bar. He is holding folder paper.

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Congratulatory letter on Air Ministry headed paper, which goes on to praise Leonard Cheshire for insisting on continuing hazardous situations and dropping a rank to continue on operations. Suggests that Cheshire is greatly admired in the Air Ministry…

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An airman holding a young girl. He is standing in front of a house with a trellis and a wooden door. On the reverse 'Jonny Ness DFC RCAF'.

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John Tolley wearing desert uniform and smoking standing at the Sphinx and a Pyramid at Giza, Cairo. On the reverse is a post-it with 'John Tolley DFC'.

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Congratulates David on Distinguished Service Order and Al Roach on award of Distinguished Flying Cross. From the ex adjutant of 192 Squadron serving now in 231 Group, S.E.A.A.F.

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Notes that Acting Wing Commander David Donaldson D.S.O and bar, D.F.C, R.A.F.V.R was mobilised on 3 September 1939 until 1st October 1945.

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Congratulates the warrant officer on the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Congratulates the flying officer on his award of Distinguished Flying Cross
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