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Lancaster Avro type '683' Mk 1 & II, instructional course handbook, inside first pages. Name of holder Sgt E A Blake, 617 Squadron.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

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Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

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Pilot's notes for Lancaster II four Hercules VI or XVI engines.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

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Top - seven aircrew all wearing battledress standing in two rows. Captioned 'Geo Wilcock (Nav 1), Nobby Clarke (Nav 11), Dave Hicks (W/Op), rish Miller (pilot), Sid Loseby (R.G.), Ron Baker (M.U.G.), Allan Edwards (F.E.)'. Titled 'Warboys Huntingdon…

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Two images of airmen on parade. The king and a group of officers are presenting awards to airmen. Behind are Lancaster Mk 2s and Halifaxes.
The second image is annotated 'PL-31688'.

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Three airmen standing under the damaged section of the starboard wing of a Lancaster Mk 2. A pilot is standing with his hands in his pockets.

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Lancaster Mk 2 'Z' being refuelled. A ground crew airman is up a ladder partly obscuring the nose art, a cartoon of a running skeleton with 'Zombie'. It is annotated 'PL29074'.

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A Lancaster landing, seen from the front. It is annotated 'PL28592'.

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Five ground crew at work on a Lancaster Mk 2. Two are on the wings refuelling. There is an oil bowser and petrol bowser in the foreground.

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A Lancaster seen from the front. In front is a RAF Fordson Sussex 3 ton crew lorry with seven airmen.

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Seven airmen dressed in flying kit with an eighth airman, a pilot. They are standing in a row in front of a Lancaster.
Fourth left is Wing Commander Bill Swetman.

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Eight photographs of a decorated bomb about to be loaded on to a Lancaster. Mk 2
Painted on it is 'Ontario Citizens Special Xmas Card for the Reich' and has the names of where the crews originate - 'Ottawa, London, Perkins, Toronto, Timmins,…

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Five photographs of Lancasters Mk 2s departing on an operation. As they start their take off a crowd of well wishers wave them off.
Annotated 'PL22520-PL22524'

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A Lancaster Mk 2 'EQ-H' is on the ground and chocked whilst its engines are run up. On the ground an engineer looks on. It is annotated 'PL22517'.
Another annotated 'PL22518'

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A Lancaster Mk 2, DS708, 'Q' under maintenance. One man is working on an engine and a second is painting an operation mark on the nose. There is a playing card, Queen of Hearts, painted on the nose.

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An 8000 pound bomb on a trolley with 16 airmen arranged behind it. Further behind is a Lancaster. The bomb has written on it 'Merry Christmas from the RCAF. An 8000lb present for Adolph. But if he can read this, he's lucky'. There are christmas…
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