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LWoodC1451225v1.pdf
The log book covers the training, operational career and and post war flying of Colin Wood from 8 July 1943 to 7 February 1946. He trained in Canada and in Great Britain and was stationed at RAF Metheringham, RAF Coningsby and RAF Full Sutton. …

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Ian Denver grew up in Australia and joined the Royal Australian Air Force as soon as he was old enough. After training he completed 60 operations with 625 Squadron and 156 Squadron. He met and married his wife, Pat who was an intelligence officer at…

PDorricottLW15090035.jpg
Nose and front of a Lancastrian aircraft. In the background is a hangar and stores. It is named 'Star Light'.

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Starboard front of a Lancastrian. An engineer is standing on a testle inspecting an engine. A second airmen looks on. The aircraft is named 'Star Light'. In the background is a Lancaster of 50 Squadron.

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Starboard side view of Lancastrian G-AGW, 'Star Light'. In the foreground is an airman and two bicycles lying in the grass. Further behind is a Lancaster of 50 Squadron. On the reverse 'Nobby Clark & Lancastrian Star Light Waddington Dorricott'.

EMullinsRNCochraneDH451109.pdf
A letter written by Reg Mullins to Don Cochrane. There is a discussion on wartime colleagues and getting married. Reg is a co-pilot on Lancastrians but misses his time in the RAF.

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Thomas Charles Arthur Long was born in Quorn, England. He was in the Home Guard and worked at Brush as a draughtsman, also gaining a Higher National Certificate from Loughborough College. He decided to join the RAF being that the only way to get out…

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Tom Marchant had always wanted to fly and at eighteen joined the RAF as a Wireless Operator Air Gunner but was remustered as Flight Engineer after his initial postings to Warrington and Squires Gate Airfield, Blackpool. He describes his very first…

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Formal photograph of 175740 Flying Officer Ron Ward, in uniform, with meteorological observer's half wing. Captioned 'Ron Ward', 'RAF Service August 1944 - 1946', 'Photo 1946, MORLEY'.
Page has hand written log of his flights at Empire Air…

PWardEM16010039.jpg
Top, photograph of a Lancastrian with its crew on a airfield with aircraft in the background, captioned 'May 1946 Gander'.
Centre left, is a photogrpah of an airman in uniform, seated with back to photographer, over looking a coastline, captioned…

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Top, photograph of Lancastrian 'Aries' landing, annotated Pressure pattern flying trial flight May 1946, Captioned ' Aries', 'May 1946', 'RAF Shawbury'.
Centre, photograph of Lancastrain 'Aries' on the ground with eight crew signatures. Captioned…

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Sends thanks for nice postcard and discusses family health issues. Mentions he is flying to Paris in a Lancastrian. Catches up with news and mentions they are sending apples.

ANewhamDF170727.mp3
Douglas Newham enjoyed his career as a navigator. Over his career he saw the development of technology in his chosen field. He and his crew spent some of their time as part of North West African Strategic Air Force. Following time as an instructor at…

AOttewellJA161230.mp3
John Ottewell was a member of the Air Defence Cadet Corps and volunteered for the RAF when he was eighteen. While undertaking initial training he was present when a Fw 190 attacked the town of Babbacombe. He took part in the clean-up at the church…

MCleggPV[DoB]-150701-01.pdf
A history of the Avro Repair Organisation at Bracebridge Heath. Aircraft with Category B damage were disassembled and taken to Bracebridge for repair. Contractor’s Working Parties repaired Category A damaged aircraft on their station using spares…

MCleggPV[DoB]-150701-02.pdf
A history of the Avro repair organisation at RAF Langar and a record of the aircraft that passed through it between 1942 and 1968.

LBoltonJD67631v2.pdf
Pilots log book for John Derek Bolton, covering the period from 17 March 1946 to 14 June 1947. Detailing his civilian flying duties. He was based at Heathrow, Kenley and Redhill. Aircraft flown were, Cambridge Sailplane, Kite 1 Sailplane, Lancaster,…

LEllamsG49286v1.pdf
Flying log book for George Ellams covering the period from 10 January 1942 to 30 June 1967. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Also contains photographs and various RAF documents relating to his service, ranks, proficiency and…

PChadwickR19040010.jpg
Four men standing in line. The two on the left wear overalls and the second from left is shaking hands with a man wearing coat and hat in the centre. To the right another two men both in overalls. The man on the far right is wearing side cap. Above…

PChadwickR19040016.jpg
A view from above of an four engine airliner taxiing, registration VM702. In the background buildings and hangars. On the reverse of first photograph '30th Oct 1945, Avro [York - crossed out] Lancastrian IV at RAE Farnborough'. On reverse of second…

PChadwickR19040109.jpg
Two pilots wearing flying helmets are at the front of cockpit looking back at a man on the left with earphones and Roy Chadwick on the right wearing a coat. On the reverse 'Please keep very safely. Roy Chadwick in cockpit of 1st Nene Lancastrian our…

LHarrisonEW2204970v1.pdf
E W Harrison’s RAF Flying Log Book for Navigators, Air Bombers, Air Gunners and Flight Engineers, from 2nd October 1944 to 12th January 1950, detailing training and operations (1944-45), and instructional duties (1948-50), as a Flight Engineer. He…
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