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LAtkinsonA1042303v1.pdf
Observers and air gunners flying log book for Arthur Atkinson, wireless operator, covering the period from 28 April 1943 to 19 January 1946 and from 16 September 1950 to 30 September 1950. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor…

BBullockWEJBullockWEJv1.pdf
Covers the period from joining as a Halton Apprentice in September 1932 for training as an Aircraft Fitter. Through the completion of his training and posting to 16 squadron, before being transferred to Egypt in 1937 and on to Iraq with No 4 Flying…

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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.

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 -…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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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Derek Gurney sitting in the tail turret of a Lancaster. The aircraft was inside a hangar. On the reverse 'Derek Gurney, 01/03/2017, Pictured in Lancaster rear turret at BBMF Coningsby although he was a mid-upper man on Halifax with 10 Squadron'.

Five Group Newsletter, number 21, April 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about process of servicing, gardening, navigation, honours and awards, signals / radar, tactics, air bombing, radar / navigation, link…

Five Group Newsletter, number 20, March 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about processes of navigation, signals/radar, photography, gardening, Gee, flying control, H2S, decorations, tactics, flight engineers, war…

Five Group Newsletter, number 18, January 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about training, signals, gunnery, accidents, bombing, decorations, photography, engineering, armament, navigation, flying control,…

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

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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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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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