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103 and 576 squadron crests on a light blue background with a dark blue central horizontal stripe.

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Photograph 1 is a service being held outdoors behind a propeller mounted on a plinth.
There is a ticket for the reunion dinner.
Photograph2 shows the propeller and the associated garden. There are flowers in the shape of RAF wings and 'E W' with…

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Three photographs taken at the second Elsham Wolds reunion in August 1981.
In photograph 1 a vicar stands by the propeller sculpture commemorating Elsham Wolds.
In photographs 2 and 3 several veterans are around the boot of a car.

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

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The cover of a leaflet prepared for the Reunion and Dedication of the RAF Elsham Wolds Memorial. There are the two squadron crests and a crest with three aircraft and laurel leaves.

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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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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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Article about airmen who failed to return to Elsham Wolds.

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

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Article 1 refers to funding for the Bomber Command museum at Hendon from RAF Swinderby.
Article 2 is a wartime memoir by Ivor Cole, 103 Squadron.
Article 3 describes some of the exhibits at the new Hendon museum.

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Photograph 1 is Ivor Cole and Syd Marshall standing in front of the Elsham Wolds memorial plaque.
Photograph 2 is a board and tree planted to commemorate the ending of the Second World War.

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Article 1 has a photograph of the nose of Lancaster Mike Squared, S for Sugar at Waddington, the dispersal hut at Digby and Barry Halpenny in the cockpit of a Spitfire with his book 'Action Stations'. The cutting mentions Douglas Bader flying from…

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Susan Chapman talks about her father, Charles Reginald Jaques. Reg Jaques grew up in County Durham and to improve his prospects for employment he studied by the light of the streetlight. He secured a job with a local authority in Shropshire. He met…

AMawdsleyT150507.mp3
Ted grew up in Essex. Before the war he worked for the Marconi Wireless and Telegraph Company. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1940 and became an instrument mechanic. He was posted to RAF Elsham Wolds in 1942 and overseas the following year. After…

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William Taylor joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 as ground crew. He remustered as an air gunner and flew operations with 103 Squadron from RAF Elsham Wolds, flying Lancasters. His Aircraft was attacked and shot down by a night fighter in July 1944.…

LMarshallS1594781v1.pdf
The log book covers the training an operational career of Flight Engineer Syd Marshall from 28 July 1944 to March 1945, with occasional notes added through 2008. He joined 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds on 27 September 1944, from where he flew in…

EJaquesCRBrenda431215.pdf
Letter to Brenda dated 15 December 1943 from RAF Elsham Wolds relating life on the station and mentioning shopping for gifts in Scunthorpe, a bout of flu, a shortage of coal and upcoming leave.

MJaquesCR136865-151005-06.pdf
Account of wartime service of Charles Reginald Jaques who joined the Royal Air Force in 1941 despite being in a reserved occupation. Includes training as a navigator in Canada and Great Britain, his commission, posting to 103 Squadron at Royal Air…

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John Derek ‘Bill’ Bailey volunteered for the Air Force when he was 18 and trained as a bomb aimer in Canada. When he arrived he caught scarlet fever and spent five weeks in an isolation hospital. He flew operations as a bomb aimer with 103 and…

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Lillian Margaret Bailey volunteered for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and after a brief time in RAF Balloon Command was trained as a driver. She served at RAF Elsham Wolds driving aircrews out to their aircraft.

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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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During 1939 Stuart left grammar school and joined the Air Training Corps. After about half a year he volunteered for air crew and was accepted. He and his girlfriend were married in February 1943. Stuart was posted to South Africa working on Ansons…

AMarshallS150826.mp3
Syd Marshall grew up in Lincolnshire and was working as an engineering apprentice when he decided to volunteer for the RAF. He asked initially to train to be a pilot but when the basis of his apprenticeship became clear it was inevitable he would be…
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