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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

PBradburyDC17010032.pdf
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…

PBradburyDC17010031.pdf
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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To officer commanding Conningsby Base RAF Woodhall Spa passing on congratulations on success of Saumur tunnel operation.

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

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

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

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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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Writes that it would be impossible for Cheshire to make any arrangements. He would let Thomas know when things became easier. Address states Somerset, but now in Gloucestershire.

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Letter to Group Captain A C Evans Evans requesting he look into five electro-plated tankards which went missing on squadron move to RAF Woodhall Spa

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To officer at RAF Film Production Unit unit.Thanks him for his letter and offer of cooperation and help.

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To 54 Base Coningsby forwarding the names of two pilots who were anxious to return to operational duties on Mosquito. Squadron Leader C F Campbell DSO, DFC and Flight Lieutenant R T Fleming DFC. Includes operational history.

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Letter to Headquarters 54 base Coningsby. Infomation concerning Squadron Leader Campbell not able to return to operations and Flight Lieutenant Fleming already offered for Mosquito training

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From Headquarters 54 Base Coningsby. Letter covering Group Captain Christie's letter concerning Squadron Leader Campbell and Flight Lieutenant Fleming.

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Thanks him on behalf of Wing Commander Thomas for all the lectures he gave to flight leaders school.
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