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PWatsonC17010072.jpg
Head and shoulders and half length portraits of Clifford Watson in a leather flying jacket, standing at the front of a Nissen hut.

PWatsonC17010043.jpg
Photo 1 is Clifford Watson standing beside the rear turret of Lancaster 9J-O', annotated 'Cliff's Office'. On the turret is painted 'Phil the Fluter'.
Photo 2 is Clifford on a motorbike, reg OD 3209. Behind is a Nissen hut numbered 669, with…

Five Group Newsletter, number 27, October 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, signals, tactics, air bombing, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, training, second thoughts…

PWatsonC17010007.jpg
Photo 1 is a woman resting on a bed in a hut.
Photo 2 is the same woman dressed in a sidcot suit outside a Nissen hut.

PBradburyDC17010006.pdf
Item 1 - seven airmen in flying suits at the tail of a 514 Squadron Lancaster.
Item 2 - nine airmen in two rows outside a Nissen hut.
Item 3 - an airman standing in front of large bush.
Item 4 - two airmen standing in front of bushes.
Item 5 -…

PCuthillMSFH1808.jpg
Margaret is standing in uniform in front of flowers and Nissen huts.

PCuthillMSFH1806.jpg
Four seated on a rug and three kneeling behind. Margaret is front row, far left. Behind are nissen huts.

PCuthillMSFH1805.jpg
Margaret is kneeling at the front of a group of five WAAFs. Behind are Nissen huts and flowers.

BCuthillMSFHCuthillMSFHv1.pdf
Margaret Cuthill's account of her time in the WAAF. At the age of 17 she volunteered for the WAAF and was enrolled as a teleprinter operator. She was sent to Wilmslow for training. After four weeks of drill and physical exercise she was posted to…

PThompsonKG15010074.jpg
Photograph showing runway caravan manned by three airmen one using Aldis lamp, captioned 'Green - Take off'.
Photograp of five individuals talking to a seated officer studying paperwork on his desk, caption 'Rum coffee & a fag while de-briefing'.…

PThompsonKG15010054.jpg
One colour photograph of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster when painted as 101 Squadron aircraft SR - D, captioned ' No 101 (ABC) Squadron, Ludford Magna, Nov. '43 - June '44.'
Small b/w copy of 101 Squadron badge.
Lancaster on…

PBallantyneWM1901.jpg
Bill Ballantyne was in his first year at Cambridge University and a member of the Air Squadron when war was declared out in 1939. Upon joining the air force, he was posted to South Africa, where he trained as a pilot on Tiger Moths. He joined 267…

AWilmetS190504.mp3
Sheila Wilmet grew up in Liverpool and was fifteen when war was declared. She describes the devastation of bombing in 1941, spending nights in an Anderson shelter, and navigating unexploded bombs during her commute. She volunteered after viewing a…

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An account by Ted Neale of his training in South Africa, subsequent further training in Jerusalem, crew selection and transfer to Italy. He relates early experiences on operations - including Shederevo oil refinery - and losing a Wellington to enemy…

BAllenJHAllenJHv1.pdf
A Short Personal View of a Bit of History (interview with Jim Allen)
'Based at Burn' Introduction by Jim Allen
One More Chalked Up
A Trip to Remember
Sabotage on 578 Squadron at Burn by Joe Dudley
Memories of 578 Squadron at Burn 1944 by Joe…

PGrundyAF1516.jpg
Two men standing in a field. The one on the left is in shirtsleeves and the one on the right is wearing Royal Air Force tunic unbuttoned. Both are drinking from mugs. In the background a line of seated spectators and Nissen huts. On the reverse 'Cpl…

PGrundyAF1505.jpg
Three airmen all dressed in battledress and two with side caps standing in line in front of a Nissen hut. David Donaldson is on the left to his right Squadron Leader Roy Kendrick and Flight Lieutenant John Gibby.

Additional information about this…

PGrundyAF15010017.jpg
Top six aircrew, three kneeling in front and three standing behind. David Donaldson is front centre holding onto a dog. Signatures on the bottom (A [..] Lauden front row left and A R Kendrick front row right). The dog's name 'Dusky' is written on…

PGrundyAF15010012.jpg
Top-a group of seventeen aircrew in two row, eight sitting in front and nine standing behind. Two are wearing peaked cap and the rest side cap. All but two rear left have visible aircrew brevet. In the background trees and part of a building.…

PGrundyAF15010010.jpg
Top - three aircrew standing on the wing of an aircraft. David Donaldson on the left is wearing battledress with pilot brevet, the middle one is wearing a flying jacket and side cap, the one on the right is wearing a flying helmet. From left to…

PReptonB1801.jpg
Betty (nee Jackson) worked in a library in Macclesfield before the war. When the war broke out, she went to Manchester to volunteer for the Air Force and trained as a telephonist. She did a course at Sheffield General Post Office before being…

AMulhallJE160823.mp3
James was born in Gorton, attended Catholic schools, and became an apprentice plumber. In November 1942 he joined the Royal Air Force. He then trained as a mechanic at RAF St Athan before being posted to RAF Henlow to assemble Hurricanes. He then…

PdiPlacitoLH1701.jpg
Lawrence di Placito served as a second-class coxswain on the RAF Air Sea Rescue launches during the Second World War. He was born in Chertsey and attended Egham grammar school where he was a member of the cadet force. Upon leaving school in 1936 he…

PWhittleGG1604.jpg
A group of 20 trainee airmen wearing side caps with a white flash. Behind is a wooden hut and a Nissen hut with a telegraph pole in between.

On the reverse 19 airmen have signed their names, some including addresses.

PWardEM16010012.jpg
Top, a photograph of cloud formations taken from the ground with aircraft and hangars in the background. Captioned 'T1918 STD 19TH APRIL 45 CLOUDS BRAWDY'.
Bottom, a photograph of cloud formations taken from the ground with building roofs in the…
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