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ABowkerD151117.mp3
David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…

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RAF Elsham Wolds Association 10th anniversary reunion. A programme of events, captioned 'Mrs M. Marshall'.

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Newspaper article about a reunion and flypast at RAF Elsham Wolds. Mentioned are Mike Stedman (I squared), pilot Anseleme Vernieuwe who had escaped from Belgium through France and Spain then Lisbon, rear-gunner Tom Quinlan, flight engineer Walter…

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Photograph 1 is of a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast with a Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire.
Photograph 2 is an aerial oblique photograph of modern Elsham Wolds.
Photgraph 3 is an aerial oblique photograph of the Humber bridge.…

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Three brothers in mae wests. Arthur, David and Gavin Mark walk under the nose of a Lancaster J. Captioned 'Elshams famous Brothers'.

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Photograph 1 is of Lou Morgan at the controls of the Lancaster, captioned 'Lou Morgan (left)'.
Photograph 2 is of Syd Marshall at his position, captioned 'Myself Syd Marshall F/E'.
Photograph 3 is of Nobby Clark standing by a gate, captioned '…

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Inside a hangar, a sergeant and other airmen are standing around damaged rear gun turret and fuselage of Lancaster. A tow bar is attached to the tail wheel, which has 'RAF Elshamwold [sic]' painted on it.

LMillingE656624v1.pdf
Log book for Sergeant Edward Milling from 16 August 1942 to 27 September 1943. Navigator Sergeant E Milling was stationed with 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, and 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington, where he flew Lancasters. The log book details 27…

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Three page history of Elsham Wolds with sketches and text by S Finn. He covers its operations in the first and second world wars.

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Derelict buildings at Elsham Wolds captioned 'Elsham Squadron Offices', 'Control tower just prior to demolition' and 'Derelict Sergeant's mess',

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Photograph 1 is of Ivor Cole and Elizabeth Marshall standing by a plaque commemorating Elsham Wolds' wartime history.
Photograph 2 is of Ivor Cole and Syd Marshall studying photographs in a scrapbook on the bonnet of a yellow car.
Photograph 3 is…

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Photograph 1 is of a service at Elsham Wolds Memorial.
Photograph 2 is of Syd Marshall and two veterans.
Photograph 3 is of Syd and Elizabeth Marshall and another couple.
Photograph 4 is the granite memorial and a wreath.

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Describes mission for 103 Squadron on night 16/17 June 1943. 22 aircraft to attack Cologne. Details bomb loads for 18 and 4 aircraft. Describes route a details crew of Lancaster ED944 with Pilot Officer K I Dexter as captain. Notes that Dexter and…

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Formal portrait of Sergeant George Wilson in uniform with bomb aimer brevet.

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Veteran Don Charlwood served with 103 squadron and has written a book 'No Moon Tonight' about his wartime experiences. This cutting describes his return visit to Elsham Wolds and Scunthorpe where he spent a lot of his wartime social life. There is a…

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Photograph 1 is of armourers with a bomb under the nose of a Lancaster X.
Photograph 2 is of an aircrew under the nose of a Lancaster. The nose displays a number of operation symbols.

LGrayHM184299v1.pdf
Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Herbert Gray from 21 February 1944 to 10 November 1945. Detailing training and operations flown. Served at RAF Stradishall, RAF Hemswell and RAF Elsham Wolds. Aircraft flown were…

BBickersJBickersKGv1.pdf
Squadron Leader George Bickers was brought up in a working class family in Southampton during the 1930’s, attended Bitterne Park Boys School and joined the Royal Artillery where he was promoted to Corporal, having taken control of a searchlight…

AMacCormickA161126.mp3
Anderson MacCormick grew up in Glasgow and joined the ATC while he waited to join the service. He trained as a flight engineer. He recalls the risks aircrew faced and some beautiful sight he saw in the air. On a flight as part of Operation Exodus an…

ABerrieD161031.mp3
David Berrie joined the RAF and served as a wireless operator. He flew six operations with 576 Squadron from RAF Elsham Wolds. Shares his experience about living on the station with Polish crews. Remembers crashing twice in twenty-four hours and on…

APeelE161018.mp3
Eric Peel worked in the Cotton Exchange in Liverpool before he volunteered for the RAF. He trained as an armourer and was initially posted to 56 Squadron at RAF Sutton Bridge where he worked on Hurricanes. He then was posted to 103 Squadron at Elsham…

ARichGW180417.mp3
Gerald’s father, Wilfred, joined the Royal Air Force in January 1920 and stayed until about 1927 training as an aircraft fitter. He re-joined in June 1940 at RAF Cardington. In 1994, upon completion of training, he went to No. 1 Air Gunnery…

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Gordon Mellor grew up in London and was interested in aviation. He volunteered for the Air Force and trained as a navigator in Canada. On his return to the UK he and his crew were posted to 103 Squadron. Returning from an operation they were attacked…
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