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To 54 Base Coningsby. Writes that he is enclosing results of Farnborough 'George' (automatic pilot) team to 617 Squadron. Has produced phenomenal improvement in all aircraft,

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A letter to Arthur's father explaining that his son is missing in action.

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Notifies them that 61 Squadron has now moved to RAF Coningsby. She writes that her son's post office savings book has been found. There was still no news of their son but she is still hopeful.

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From RAF Coningsby concerning 617 squadron working parades. Concludes with discussion on extensions to airmens' passes.

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Asks if Cheshire has vacancy for wireless operator on his squadron. Served under him at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and recent returned after evading on the continent.

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Making arrangements for a Cheshire to visit Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) Farnborough. Goes on to discuss aircraft navigation instrument problems with which RAE may help. Concludes with discussion of photographs and thanks for recent visit to…

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An officer from the RAF Film Production Unit concerning someone from that unit conducting night filming from Lancaster.

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Recounts a lecture using models of targets which when viewed from 6 yards represent various sizes at various distances. Problem is to know accurately what height you are.

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From officer in Ministry of Aircraft Production. Writes that Cheshire left gloves in his office and is now sending them on.

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To officer commanding Conningsby Base RAF Woodhall Spa passing on congratulations on success of Saumur tunnel operation.

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RAF BBMF to host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster during visit to England.
Two colour photographs of Lancasters from an online source.
Photo 1 is the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster in flight.
Photo 2 is the Canadian…

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Images and text taken from http://www.warplane.com/lancaster-2014-uk-tour.aspx, referring to the visit of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster.

Also front cover of Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight booklet.

Includes…

PBradburyDC17010033.pdf
A montage of four photographs and one sketch map relating to Denis' visit to the centre.

Photo 1 - an aerial photograph of Coningsby with arrows showing the location of the Main Guard Room and the arrival gate.

Item 2 - a location diagram…

PBradburyDC17010034.pdf
Photo 1 - Lancaster PA474 on the ground undergoing maintenance.
Photo 2 - Denis Bradbury standing at the personnel ladder of Lancaster PA474.
Photo 3 - close up of Denis standing at the personnel ladder of the Lancaster.
Photo 4 - Denis standing…

PBradburyDC17010040.pdf
Photo 1 - Denis Bradbury and family at the tail of the RAF Lancaster.
Photo 2 - a view of a hangar and Spitfire across the wing of the RAF Lancaster.
Photo 3 - Denis and the Canadian pilot at the tail of the Canadian Lancaster, VR-A, captioned 'The…

PBradburyDC17010041.pdf
Photo 1 - inside the hangar at RAF Coningsby. Two aircraft are visible and it is annotated 'BBMF Hanger [sic] prior to the Canadian Lancaster being towed in'.

Photo 2 - a front image of a Spitfire in the hangar.

Photos 3 and 4 - Denis Bradbury…

PBradburyDC17010044.pdf
Photo 1 - Spitfire MK356 annotated 'Fly-past Spitfire'.
Photo 2 - Dakota, annotated 'Fly-past Dakota'.
Photo 3 - Spitfire P7350, annotated 'Spitfire in hanger [sic]'

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No…

PBradburyDC17010045.pdf
Photo 1 is Denis at the tail of a Lancaster
Photo 2 is a side view of the RAF Lancaster, undergoing maintenance.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

PBradburyDC17010046.pdf
Photo 1 - head and shoulders portrait of trainee Denis Bradbury smoking a pipe.

Photo 2 - an air-to-air image of a Percival Proctor.

Photo 3 - modern photograph with a side view of a Lancaster and E-7 Sentry in the distance.

Photo 4 -…

PBradburyDC17010035.pdf
Internal images of inside the RAF Lancaster, captioned 'Last time in a Lancaster was on Thursday 20th. March 1947 flying back to Ein Shemer from Malta Now inside a Lancaster some 67 and a half years later.'

Photo 1 - the cockpit, annotated 'Pilot…

PBradburyDC17010037.pdf
Photo 1 - a view of the front of the Lancaster, partly obscured by a head.
Photo 2 - the Lancaster taxing in after landing with the nose of a second Lancaster on the left.
Photo 3 - the Lancaster parked annotated 'Parked for passengers & crew to…

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Vertical aerial target photograph of Politz oil refinery. It is annotated '3966.CON.13/14-1-45//NT.7" 18500 070 22:09 Politz H. 14CP3 29 secs F/O Inniss H 83'

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An advice note authorising Thomas Thomson to wear medals.

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Photograph 1 is airmen parading through the streets of Coningsby captioned 'RAF Coningsby "Freedom march" '.
Photograph is a marching band of airmen captioned 'Cranwell Band leading parade'.
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