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Flight Officer William Anderson began his service in the Royal Air Force at the age of eighteen when he signed up in Edinburgh. In this interview he speaks about his training, reporting to Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, being paid at the London…

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Vic Farmer volunteered for the Royal Air Force at eighteen and trained as a navigator in South Africa. He describes his experiences of crewing up and serving in 550 squadron, RAF North Killingholme. He saw action on D-Day, and participated in…

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Oblique aerial photograph of the may runway running left bottom to top right; on the southern end are two lines of sixteen Hamilcar gliders with further Hamilcars dispersed in the background. On the grass each side of the runway are parked fourteen…

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Air to air view of a Halifax Mk 3 towing a Horsa over a built up area set in a rural landscape. Captioned '6002. AC19 Earls Colne 24 Mar.45// K20. 6 1/2'. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality…

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Air to air view of a Halifax Mk III flying over a country landscape. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.

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Air to air view of a Halifax Mk 3 silhouetted against the sky. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.

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Air to air view of Halifaxes towing gliders, some of which have just been released from their tugs.

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Badly damaged fuselage of Halifax Mk 3 NA 698 coded 7C-D; men’s legs and a static line are visible protruding from the bottom of the fuselage. This is the aircraft that Women's Auxiliary Air Force officer, Rosemary Britton stowed away in during…

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A Halifax towing a Horsa glider is taking off. The photograph is taken from ground level.
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Air to air view of a Halifax towing a Hamilcar glider above a military camp set in open countryside. Both aircraft carry invasion stripes. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are…

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Wilhelm Simonsohn remembers his wartime service as a Luftwaffe night fighter pilot. He tells of his adoption by a Jewish family, and the discovery of his father’s background after being lampooned as ‘Jewish scum’ at school. He emphasises family…

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Two identical photographs of Halifax Ferdinand II being serviced. In the top left corner one ground crew is standing at the top of a ladder looking at the nose of the aircraft. The nose has nose art of a cartoon character of a bull and the title…

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Two identical photographs of Halifax Ferdinand II on ground with tyre covers. Shows port side of aircraft and up to inboard engine on starboard wing. Nose art shows Ferdinand II and cartoon painting. Eight rows of bomb 10 bomb symbols are painted…

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Air-to-air view of Halifax Ferdinand II photographed from another Halifax. On the reverse 'John’s Halifax Bomber.'

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Nose of Halifax to just behind cockpit. Nose art shows a cartoon bull with steam blowing from nostrils and the name Ferdinand II underneath. There are four rows of bomb symbols, 3 rows of ten and a row of 9 below the cockpit. On the reverse 'Halifax…

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Stanley Archer’s account of his training as one of the first flight engineers for Lancaster operations in 1942. First he attended an air gunnery course then transferred to 97 squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. He comments on a daylight operation on…

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Describes wartime service from 1939 to 1945. Joined as Halton apprentice in September 1939. Posted as fitter engine to RAF Wittering working on Wellington Hampden and Manchester aircraft. Followed by tour at RAF Upper Heyford working on Wellington…

Royal Air Force navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for L W Green, air gunner, covering the period from 16 June 1944 to 8 July 1945. Detailing training, scores on gunnery course, and operations flown and post war…

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Halifax aircraft in numerous rows on a grassy field.

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Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Charlie Darby, air gunner from 22 January 1944 to 16 January 1945. Charlie Darby was stationed at RAF Castle Kennedy and RAF Driffield where he flew Anson, Wellingtons and Halifaxes Mk 2 and 3.…

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Donald Briggs was born in Lealholm near Whitby in Yorkshire. After school, he became an apprentice with the Royal Air Force. He trained at RAF Halton in 1939 and became an engine fitter working on Wellingtons and Manchesters. He volunteered for air…

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The log book covers the training and operational career of bomb aimer Peter Bellingham from 10 March 1943 to 21 February 1946. After training in South Africa he flew Halifaxes and Stirlings with 138 Squadron, taking part in 30 night operations over…

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Seven aircrew in Mae Wests standing in front of the undercarriage of a Halifax. Two kneel in front and five stand behind. The middle man in the rear is wearing an officers peaked cap. The letter B can be seen behind on the undercarriage door. Crew…

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Royal Air Force flying log book for Sergeant John Young, flight engineer, covering the period 28 June 1944 to 6 January 1945, detailing training, and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF St Athan, RAF Eastmoor. Aircraft flown in were the Halifax…
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