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MCluettAV120946-150515-15.pdf
Royal Air Force notebook for workshop and laboratory records containing a large number of hand drawn wartime cartoons including aircraft caricatures. On the cover '547557 AC2 Johnson' and '1209046 LAC Cluett 1940'.

RAF Hartford Bridge was in Hampshire ten miles south east of Reading and it opened in November 1942. It had been used to test Horsa, Hotspur and Hamilcar military gliders. The station was also used to develop FIDO and used by a variety of units,…

ABarfootWE151208.mp3
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…

RAF Shepherds Grove was in Suffolk nine miles north-east of Bury St Edmunds. It opened in April 1944 and although it was originally intended for use by the United States Army Air Force, it was used initially by 3 Group in Bomber Command as a…

RAF North Luffenham was in Lincolnshire, five miles south west from Stamford. It was built as a training airfield, opening in December 1940. In January 1941 it accommodated the Number 17 Elementary Flying Training School which used Tiger Moths. It…

RAF Brize Norton was in Oxfordshire seven miles west of Oxford. It opened in 1937 as a training station. Between 1939 and 1942 a detachment from 110 Squadron with Blenheims was based there. In July 1942 the station took on a new role with the arrival…

RAF Balderton was in Nottinghamshire, two miles south of Newark-on-Trent. Construction began in 1940 and it opened in June 1941 with grass runways as part of 5 Group. It became home to 408 Squadron and its Hampdens in December 1941. Its runways were…

RAF Sleap was in Shropshire 12 miles north of Shrewsbury. It opened in April 1943. Initially it was in 92 Group and used as a satellite station to RAF Tilstock. It closed in December 1945.
It was home to: 81 Operational Training Unit.
Aircraft…

ASayerT151202.mp3
Tom Sayer was accepted in to the Royal Air Force as an apprentice and began training as a pilot as soon as he was old enough. He trained in the United States and on his return he was detached to Coastal Command. He completed eight operations…

LSayerT591744v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilot's flying log book for Sergeant Tom Sayer from 28 July 1941 to 17 December 1944. Detailing training and operations flown with Coastal Command and Bomber Command.After training in the United States and Canada he served at…

PBarfootW1642.jpg
A Halifax towing a Horsa glider is taking off. The photograph is taken from ground level.
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PBarfootW1640.jpg
Air to air view of Halifaxes towing gliders, some of which have just been released from their tugs.

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Aerial photograph of Horsa gliders which have landed in a field, showing skid marks. Some have overshot the runway and landed in the wood. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are…

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PBarfootW1634.jpg
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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Aerial vertical view of a glider landing zone with Horsas scattered across four fields with a well defined track crossing from bottom left to top right.

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PBarfootW1625.jpg
Aerial vertical photograph of a glider landing zone at Arnhem. Numerous Horsas are scattered over six large fields and some are in a wood. Two in the left foreground have collided.

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PBarfootW1623.jpg
An Albemarle has just taken off from a runway towards the camera, towing a Horsa glider; both carry invasion stripes. In the background a long line of Albemarles on the ground. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form:…
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