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Side view of an airborne General Aircraft Limited GAL. 49 Hamilcar glider.

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View from below front of an airborne General Aircraft Limited GAL. 49 Hamilcar glider.

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MJonesTJ184141-220105-120079.jpg
View from rear of an airborne General Aircraft Limited GAL. 49 Hamilcar glider.

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LRossB1610215v1.pdf
Bernard Ross’ Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 05 of April 1943 to 22 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Air Gunner. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos (9 OAFU), RAF Seighford (30 OTU), RAF…

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Peter volunteered in 1942 and was accepted early in 1943. He outlines the combat training they received. Talks of the rations he received early in the war and on the RAF station. He describes the autonomy of his anti-aircraft unit. Reflecting on…

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Peter was born in Coventry. Although in the army, Peter was stationed on RAF airfields and joined the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in October 1938, aged 16, transferring to the Royal Artillery. He then joined the Army Air Corps (AAC) and was part of…

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A story of how five or six Lancasters were buried in a crater at Elsham Wolds.

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Describes the introduction of Halifax into service with associated problems. Mentions first operations to Le Havre. Goes on to describe engine and gun turret upgrades as well as other modifications. Continues with introduction of Mk 3. and Mk 6…

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Harold Richards from Lincoln was working in the health industry before he volunteered for the RAF. After trying to be a pilot he trained as an observer. He was posted to 297 Squadron at Stoney Cross where he and his crew dropped supplies to the…

APragnellJ160526.mp3
Jack Pragnell and his twin brother Thomas volunteered together for the RAF and trained together. Jack flew operations as a bomb aimer with 51 Squadron. His brother joined a Canadian crew. Jack was plagued with health problems and was suddenly told…

APerryJE160115.mp3
Jack (John) Perry was orphaned at the age of six. He lived with family, a Children’s Home and various foster homes. Named Jack by his parents he was forced to be known as John when in children's homes, a name he continued to use during his RAF…

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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…

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Aerial inclined photograph showing open countryside with fields, woods and occasional buildings. In the bottom left is a field containing a large number of gliders gathered and parked close together in a corner at the far end. There are a number of…

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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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Reconnaissance photograph of gliders which have landed in a field, showing skid marks. The majority of the gliders are Horsa's, with three of the larger Hamilcar gliders visible in the field to the right. This is drop zone Z for Operation Market…

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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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