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LDownesS430647v1.pdf
Flying log book for Steven Downes, wireless operator, covering the period from 9 December 1943 to 19 June 1945. Detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RAAF Parkes, RAAF Sale, RAF Halfpenny Green, RAF Lichfield, RAF Church Broughton and…

MLeeJR575842-180320-090001.jpg
Service history from December 1942 to August 1943 on 467 RAAF squadron at RAF Bottesford. Prisoner of war at Stalag IVB - 1945. Then list post war postings from June 1945 until September 1967. Shot down 15/16 August 1943.

LCreamerRA1818388v1.pdf
R A Creamer’s Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period 6 May 1943 to 21 June 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. Hand written in pencil on cover ‘‘My adventures by Creamer R.A.”. He was stationed…

LVipondR3040603v1.pdf
Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Richard Vipond, covering the period from 29 May 1944 to 18 November 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war duties with 514,…

LFreemanRRE1523700v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book covering the period from 7 July 1943 to 9 September 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Cambridge (22 EFTS), RCAF Assiniboin (34 EFTS), RCAF Swift Current (39 SFTS),…

OSawKC55612-151102-02.pdf
Contains personal data, mustering dates and trades, commission, course, postings, movements and duties. Includes post-war service.

MEdwardsF1805103-180314-030001.jpg
Flying clothing issued to Fred Edwards. The booklet records all items supplied to Fred and when they were returned.

PBradburyDC17010005.pdf
Item 1 - rear/side view of a Lancaster (JI-N), captioned 'RAF Bottisford [sic] conversion unit to Lancasters Len Thatcher joins our crew as Flight Engineer We have a change of tail gunner'.
Item 2 - an airman sitting on a farming machine.
Item 3 -…

SValentineJRM1251404v20028-040002.jpg
Recounts recent activities finishing OTU and posting to 207 Squadron flying Lancaster. Covers training, description of station and local towns. Mentions mutual acquaintance. Catches up with news of family and friends.

MWrightJ[Ser#-DoB]-150410-010001.jpg
The seven aircrew are standing at the nose of 'Liz Beth', their Lancaster. Each crew member is identified along with brief details of the crash at Normington, Lincolnshire on completion of an operation to Turin 12/13 July 1943.
The second part of…

PMcBeanLW16010038.jpg
On the right a Lancaster with wheels down just above the ground. On the left a hangar, on the right a man riding a bicycle.

The photographer is standing just to the south of the Runway 28 threshold, facing north. Number 3 Communal site is just…

LBrownJ2205595v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for Jeff Brown, air gunner, covering the period from 18 August 1944 to 31 December 1951. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed…

LLeeJR575842v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for J R Lee, flight engineer, covering the period from 15 November 1942 to 15 August 1943 where he was listed as missing and was the only survivor of his crew that crashed in France and became a…

AGouldWP180619.mp3
William Gould joined the Air Defence Cadet Corps at his Grammar School in Stoke on Trent. After selection to join the RAF as a wireless operator/air gunner he went to RAF Eastchurch to remuster as a flight engineer, and from there did his training…

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Discusses her father's pre-war charabanc business and the pub he ran during the war. Also mentions her work in a factory in Grantham and the occasion when a possible spy took his own life when he was arrested. One day an airman and his friends…

ADownesS160806.mp3
Steven Downes grew up in Australia and worked as a wages clerk before he volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force. He arrived in the UK and after spending some time in Brighton, he was posted to Church Broughton and then RAF Bottesford. The war…

AKnottS151001.mp3
Sidney Knott was from Leigh on Sea and recalls the day, with invasion apparently imminent, that signs were put up on the local shops advising people that they had to be ready to move within an hour and taking only one suitcase with them. Sidney’s…
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