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- Tags: Home Guard
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.
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
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: 12 Squadron; 148 Squadron; 156 Squadron; 166 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; crewing up; Defiant; Distinguished Flying Cross; Home Guard; Lancaster; operational training unit; Pathfinders; RAF Abingdon; RAF Harwell; RAF Hendon; RAF Kirmington; RAF Upwood; RAF Warboys; RAF Wickenby; submarine; training; Wellington; Whitley
Tags: 50 Squadron; Air Raid Precautions; aircrew; bombing; civil defence; flight engineer; ground crew; ground personnel; Home Guard; Lancaster; memorial; navigator; Operation Dodge (1945); Operation Exodus (1945); RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF St Athan; RAF Swinderby; RAF Torquay; Stirling; training; V-1; V-weapon
Tags: 50 Squadron; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; bombing; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; heavy conversion unit; Home Guard; Lancaster; Manchester; mid-air collision; operational training unit; RAF Little Rissington; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Swinderby; RAF Westcott; training; Wellington
Margaret was about eleven when…