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226 Squadron was formed in Italy in 1918 and reformed in 1937. In September 1939 it was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France flying Battles. It suffered heavy losses and regrouped at RAF Sydenham before moving to RAF Wattisham as part of…

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A pass allowing Reginald George Cavalier to travel to London from RAF Hartford Bridge

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Christmas card from RAF Hartford Bridge with an image of a Boston on the front.

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Photograph 1 is of a B-25, undercarriage down, low level, port side, captioned 'Whitley A/C. R.A.F. Middleton St George, 1941'.
Photograph 2 is of the starboard side of a Boston 'P', in flight, captioned Boston A/C. R.A.F. Hartford Bridge. 1944. 88…

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Photograph 1 is of a photographer taking a portrait of a French airman. Behind is the photographic lorry and awnings. Captioned 'Photographic tent.'
Photograph 2 is of Reginald George Cavalier painting a woman on the canvas of a tent. Captioned…

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Photographs 1 is of three airmen and a dog sitting on the ground. Reginald George Cavalier is on the left. Captioned 'Chalky White, Les Seymour.'
Photograph 2 is of five airmen sitting on the grass in front of a barbed wire fence. Captioned 'Chalky…

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Photograph 1 is of a group of French airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Nissen hut. Captioned '342 Sqd Lorraine (Free French) R.A.F. Hartford Bridge.'
Photograph 2 is of a French airman standing in front of a Boston, 'C'. It is named Ville…

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Photographs 1 and 2 are of a crashed Mustang, AL999, behind are two Bostons and Nissen huts. Captioned 'R.A.F. Hartford Bridge Crashed Mustang A/C, French Pilot uninjured. Sept 1943.'
Photograph 3 is the port side of a Boston 'D'. Captioned 'Boston…

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Photograph 1 is of the port side of a Boston, 'BZ331', 'D' captioned 'Boston A/C 88 Sqd with its 'War Paint' ready for the invasion, May 1944.'
Photograph 2 is of a group of airmen arranged in five rows in front of a Boston, 'D'. Captioned '88 Sqd,…

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Photograph 1 and 2 are of the King and officers standing in front of a Boston.
Photograph 3 is of the King being shown a vertical aerial camera set up.
Photograph 4 is of the King and Queen with an officer looking at his watch.
Photograph 5 is of…

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Photographs 1 to 7 are of King George VI presenting medals to airmen.
Photograph 8 is an overall view of the investiture ceremony with the King and Queen, airmen and airwomen lined up and civilians spectating.
Captioned 'King George VI presenting…

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Photograph 1 is of the Queen leaving her car.
Photograph 2 and 6 are of the King and Queen leaving the Officer's Mess.
Photograph 3 is of the King and Queen talking to airmen.
Photograph 4 is of the King shaking the hand of an airman.
Photograph…

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Photograph 1 is of two officers shaking hands, watched by airmen and airwomen.
Photograph 2, 3 and 6 are of views of the parade with a royal and RAF ensign central to the view.
Photograph is of 4 the King and Queen
Photograph 5 is of the King…

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of General Eisenhower being shown round a display of photographs. Captioned 'R.A.F. Hartford Bridge. 137 Wing, 2nd T.A.F. 17. April 1944.
General Dwight Eisenhower. Supreme Commander. W/C North 137 Wing
A.V.M. Basil…

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of groups of airmen and officers meeting General Eisenhower. There are photographic displays on boards.
Captioned 'Visit of the Supreme Commander Alied [sic] Forces. General Dwight Eisenhower. R.A.F. Hartford Bridge,…

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Photograph 1 is of six airmen officers and a woman. The airmen are standing at attention. Behind is an Anson. Captioned 'Rt Hon Mrs Sinclair.'
Photograph 2 is of three airmen officers walking past two trucks, behind is an Anson.
Photograph 3 is of…
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