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Discusses disturbing financial matters and complains about RAF remuneration and the way they are treated.

John Thorp was born and raised in Manchester where he attended North Manchester Grammar School. At seventeen he joined the Home Guard. When he was eighteen he volunteered for the RAF with dreams of becoming a pilot. While waiting at Heaton Park to…

An album book containing: 1. Photographs of Ian Wynn, his family and his first crew captain. 2. A history of his first captain. 3. Letter of sympathy and memorial scroll. 4. A diary of events from joining the air force up to first operation fully…

Thanks her for her letter and includes details of other member of her husbands crew.

Letter of sympathy that her husband is reported missing from operations.

Diary commences on joining Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 3 October 1940 and training at Babbacombe, Newquay and passing out as an aircraft fitter. Posting to RAF Kenley 6 January 1942 and association with fighter pilots Bluey Truscott, Paddy…

Christopher ‘Kit’ McVickers was working at the steelworks before he volunteered for aircrew. He trained as a wireless operator and was posted to 218 Squadron based at Woolfox Lodge. His pilot refused to fly and was replaced with a new pilot. The…

Peter Liddle was living in Falkirk when he and his twin brother both volunteered for the RAF. Peter became a bomb aimer and was posted to 460 Squadron at RAF Binbrook. He was shot down and as he was descending by parachute he could see his burning…

Pauline Fernando, widow of Harold William Fernando, reminisces her late husband. His father was posted in Germany after the First world War, where he met his wife. During the war he was stationed at Binbrook, Bath, and other stations, carrying out…

Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers for George Toombs, flight engineer, covering the period from 1 May 1944 to 7 October1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF…

Vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre. There are large numbers of bomb craters and smoke and explosions. Captioned '6106 BIN 10-8-44 //8 10000' [arrow] 115° 1840 Le Havre X 13x1000 4x500 c 24 secs F/O Lester L 460'.

Vertical aerial photograph of Emmerich. The Rhine is at the top left. Some smoke and explosions are visible next to the river.
Captioned '6348 [undecipherable] 1000 [undecipherable] Emmerich [undecipherable] L460'.

Vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre showing part of the dock area. Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N 460'.

Vertical aerial photograph of the dock area at Le Havre. The right side of the image is obscured by cloud or smoke. Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N 460'.

Vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre. Much of the centre of the photograph is obscured by explosions and smoke.
Captioned 'Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N 460'.

Vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre. The left side of the image (the port area) is obscured by bomb explosions. Several ships are aground on the beach. Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N…

Vertical aerial photograph of Calais. Craters and bomb explosions are visible but no detail apart from a road junction and the coastline. 'Captioned '6262 BIN 27-9-44 //8 4000' [arrow] 142° 0912 Calais w. 13x1000. 4x500 c.19 secs. F/O Lester N 460'.

Vertical aerial photograph of Sangatte. A road runs from top to bottom and there are many bomb craters. A stick of bombs can be seen falling from the aircraft. Captioned '6201 BIN [undecipherable] 9-44 //8 /500'

Vertical aerial photograph of Raimbert V-2 storage site. The bottom right of the image is obscured by cloud.
Captioned '6051 Bin. 31-8-44//8" 8,800'

Vertical aerial photograph of the bombing of Volkel airfield. The right hand side, centre of the image is obscured by bomb explosions and smoke. Captioned '5921. BIN 15-8-44 //8 16000' [arrow] 097° 1203 1/2 Volkel Li 13x1000 4x500 c 32 secs F/O…

Vertical aerial photograph of Douai. In the lower half the centre of the town is visible but above that cloud and explosions obscure much of the rest. Captioned '5854 BIN 11-8-44 //8 16000' [arrow] 350° 1624 1/2 Douai Li…

A vertical aerial photograph of Pauillac. At the top an industrial area is on fire with much smoke and bomb craters visible. In the river a ship is lying on its side. Captioned '5789 BIN 5-8-44 //8 8000' [arrow] 110° 1907 Paulliac Li 9x1000 3x500 c…

A vertical aerial photographs of Pauillac. Cloud and smoke obscures about half of the image. There is a small ship floating on the river. Captioned '5769 BIN 4-8-44 //8 8000' [arrow] 110° 1803 Paulliac. Li. 9x1000 3x500 c 23 secs F/O Lester. N 460'.

Vertical aerial photograph over Trossy St Maximin. The top and bottom sections are largely obscured by cloud and bomb explosions. Two Lancasters are visible, one directly below and one diving away in the bottom left corner of the…

A vertical aerial photograph identified as Bois Desjardins. Much of the image is obscured by bright lights. Captioned '5691 BIN. 25/26-7-44 //NT(C) 8" 10.000' [arrow] 070° 0253 Bois Desjardins Y. 18x500. 19 secs. P/O. Lester. V 460'.
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