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Harold Gorton writes about his wife's departure and a party she missed.

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He writes of domestic details and the weather.

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He writes of meeting the ground crew and of a new aircraft coming to the Flight.

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He writes of his flying and colleagues from Cark.

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He writes of his flying over Nottingham and activities at RAF Fiskerton.

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He writes about purchasing a new cooker for their house.

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He writes of training lectures at RAF Fiskerton and of his social activities.

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He writes of a journey through Birmingham and of domestic arrangements.

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He writes about the arrangement for his leave.

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He writes of his arrival at RAF Fiskerton to begin operational flying.

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Four airmen standing at the tail of a Lancaster. Flight Lieutenant Sedgewick is holding a parachute harness and there are two more parachutes and harnesses on the ground. Leonard Dorricott is standing second from the right. An engine trestle is in…

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Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details weights, distributor, preselection and false height settings. Shows timings and other detail. On the reverse; marking, safety measures, call signs and timings. Formation order for Waddington,…

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Four airmen standing at the tail of a Lancaster. One man is holding a parachute harness and there is another parachute and harness on the ground.

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Four airmen standing at the tail of a Lancaster. Flight Lieutenant Sedgewick is holding a parachute harness and there are two more parachutes and harnesses on the ground. Leonard Dorricott is standing second from the right. An engine trestle is in…

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Royal Canadian Air Force observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Leonard Dorricott from 27 November 1942 to 21 January 1946. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Trained in Miami, Florida and…

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A Lancaster framed by the door of the hangar. Behind there is a second Lancaster in a hangar and the front half of a third Lancaster parked outside.

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Billy Strachan, Lancaster pilot, is standing by the nose of a Lancaster 'F'. Caption mentions his interest in ethnic minorities who flew in Bomber Command.

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Shows three bomb loads for squadron. Includes preselection settings, Window, route and method. Annotated 'Oslo'. Notes Fiskerton A/P green spot fire.

576 Squadron was formed at RAF Elsham Wolds in November 1943 with crews from 101 and 103 Squadrons as part of 1 Group Bomber Command. It moved to RAF Fiskerton in October 1944 and was disbanded in September 1945.
It was stationed at: RAF Elsham…

49 Squadron was formed in the First World War but reformed in 1936 as part of 3 Group Bomber Command. Its motto was Cave Canem (Beware of the Dog). Having flown more Hampden sorties during the war than any other squadron, it converted to Manchesters…

RAF Fiskerton was in Lincolnshire, five miles east of Lincoln. It was built in 1942 with three concrete runways. It was one of only fifteen national airfields equipped with the anti-fog equipment FIDO (Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation)…
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