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Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Sergeant John Casey from 26 February 1944 to 8 October 1945. Detailing training schedule and operations flown. Served at 7 Air Gunnery School followed by training at 29…

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A log book used as a scrap book. The photographs and documents cover his aircrew training from November 1943. It has sergeant's mess subscription cards, photographs, correspondence and cuttings.
Many of the entries are post war and a number refer…

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Formal course photograph of No 87 Officer Photographic Interpreters course at RAF Wyton Sept-December 1969, three rows posed on entrance steps to the Joint School of Photographic Interpretation. Back row, M/Nav Thompson, M/Plt Garrett, Plt. Off…

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Cutting reporting that 41 Squadron had been disbanded at RAF Coningsby in March 1977, also a small colour image of the RAF Coningsby badge and the invitation to Jessie Thompson to attend the 41 Squadron disbandment party.
A news cutting reporting…

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Lancaster Avro type '683' Mk 1 & II, instructional course handbook, inside first pages. Name of holder Sgt E A Blake, 617 Squadron.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

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Photograph 1 is Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane at RAF Coningsby.
Photograph 2 is a parachute display. One parachutist is landing beside a smoke flare. He has an RAF ensign attached. There is a large attendance…

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

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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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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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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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The letter refers to an erroneous posting then transfer to Waddington. He will be flying Manchesters. He is billeted with an old couple who don't tolerate drinking. He enjoyed seven days of leave in Coventry and surrounding towns.

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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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