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- Tags: Home Guard
Tags: 100 Group; 171 Squadron; 51 Squadron; 78 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; animal; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; bombing; crewing up; demobilisation; FIDO; Halifax; Home Guard; Lancaster; Master Bomber; military discipline; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; RAF Abingdon; RAF Breighton; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Bridlington; RAF Dunsfold; RAF North Creake; RAF Riccall; RAF Snaith; RAF Stormy Down; tactical support for Normandy troops; take-off crash; training; Whitley
The first refers to Lt-Col Sheppard's retirement. He was in charge of the Southern Railway Home Guard.
The three other cuttings refer to three men who served in the same home guard unit.
Photos 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are ships forming up for a 1941 convoy from Boston. The photographer is Arthur's friend Cecil Reid.
Tags: 50 Squadron; aircrew; bale out; Distinguished Flying Cross; Harvard; Home Guard; Lancaster; love and romance; military living conditions; military service conditions; Oxford; pilot; RAF Little Rissington; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Turweston; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Westcott; Tiger force; training; Wellington
Tags: 467 Squadron; 9 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; bombing; bombing of the Normandy coastal batteries (5/6 June 1944); crewing up; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); Home Guard; Ju 88; Lancaster; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Operation Dodge (1945); RAF Binbrook; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Waddington; RAF Woodbridge; Stirling; training; Wellington