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Guy Gibson taking his oath to rejoin the Boy Scout movement together with Group Captain E Colbeck-Welch, Wing Commander S P Richards, Flight Lieutenant K Davison and Lieutenant F Carruthers; a report of an operation by Wing Commander C M…

Lists of Ceylonese in three batches and miscellaneous arrivals who volunteered for and joined the RAF with some details of their service. Includes b/w photograph of Sergeant Rex De Silva in 1943.

Calculations and total flying hours on all aircraft flown.

Certificate that Warrant Officer Rosser L V had passed written exam on the Hurricane aircraft and carried out satisfactory practical test on cockpit drills. Covered in handwritten hours calculations front and rear.

List flying hours on Halifax, Whitley, Wellington, Anson, Oxford, Hurricane, Defiant, Martinet, Lysander, Hind and Magister. Provides breakout of 2nd pilot, dual, 1st pilot, day and night, solo and total flying. Last page has additions of hours.

A small reproduction of a colour print of a Hurricane carrying bombs, it is in flight above clouds.


Contains British, American, German and Italian aircraft silhouettes.

Top left - tug of war team picking up rope. Captioned 'C Sqd tug team 1938'.
Top right - View from below of formation of four Hawker Harts. Captioned 'Harts'.
Bottom left - front quarter view of a Sunderland airborne over open countryside.…

Tadeusz record of flying at No 48 M.U for years 1952 to 1958. Lists aircraft types and hours by month.

Top - head and shoulders image of two men wearing civilian jacket and tie with a hedge behind. Submitted with description 'Post-war colour print of Des Richards, Chairman of the 106 Sqn Association, and F/Lt David Shannon DSO*, DFC* of 106 and 617…

Air-to-air view of a Hurricane registration 'PC476' port side. Submitted with caption; “Fighter affiliation over Metheringham 1943 by OG Cook'.

Six men wearing a variety of uniform standing in front of the starboard wing of a Hurricane. Another man sits up on the wing. In the background a hangar. Captioned 'Pilots and Ground Crew - RAF Abu Sueir'.
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Front half of a Hurricane with an airman sitting on top of fuselage in front of cockpit. Captioned 'Hurricane with Personnel - RAF Abu Sueir'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

A port side view of a Hurricane. Behind is the tail of a Meteor. On the reverse 'August 1964 The last 'Hurricane' in the RAF. This aircraft was photographed at Boscombe Down, the Air Ministry & RAF Research station, where the ultra-modern TSR2 is…

Jig for wing spar from left to right with other jigs behind. Man wearing dust coat is working on front jig labelled Rear Spar Starboard. Submitted with caption 'Repair of Hurricane wings. Assembly and riveting of main spar'.


Part of fighter wing standing vertically on leading edge with some panels missing to expose ribs and spars. Submitted with caption 'Repair of damaged Hurricane wings. Wing partly repaired'.


Starboard wing of a fighter held vertically on a small trolley. Repaired panels visible and some panels removed at inner end. Submitted with caption 'Repair of damaged Hurricane wings. Wing after repair'.


Two women working on a part of a wing on a vertical jig. Submitted with caption 'Manufacture of Hurricane wings. Riveting of top skins by female workers'.


Many women at working at benches with vices and files. Submitted with caption 'Manufacture of Hurricane wings. Production on benches of details by female workers'.


Man with rivet gun on the left working on part of a wing on a vertical jig. Submitted with caption 'Manufacture of Hurricane wings. Assembly and riveting of skin No. s25 aft of rear spar in main assembly Jig'.


View inside a factory many machine tools, including lathes with men working on them either side of a central aisle. Submitted with caption 'Manufacture of Hurricane wings. General view machine section'.


Part of a wing with a large hole in it leaning against a wall. 'Salvage' has been chalked on it There is a ruler underneath the hole. Submitted with caption (-Hurricane wings. 'Hurricane wing Type of wing damaged beyond economical repair'.


Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a Hurricane breaking off after a fighter affiliation training.
Photo 2 is a view of the mid-upper gun turret from the astro-dome.
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