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BTerryRTerryDv1.pdf
A brief biography of Dennis featuring photographs described in the collection. It covers his training and service as a fitter in the UK and Canada. He maintained a Lancaster that completed 124 ops and the aircraft was, unusually, awarded a DSO.
A…

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An airman wearing tunic standing next to his bride in white in St Helena church doorway. Men, women and children gathered round kook on. Submitted with caption 'Gordon's wedding - met his wife whilst at Kirmington, and they married in the church…

BDaviesMDaviesJRv1.pdf
Draft comments on last operation of John Davies. Died on active service with 166 Squadron. List crew of his Lancaster (pilot and flight engineer survived) and recounts operation to V1 site at Trossy St Maximin in which and other crew John were…

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The telegram advises that Jack is missing.

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Congratulations from squadron and award of Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

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Congratulations from squadron and award of Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

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A group of seven airmen standing in a line. In the second of two identical images it is annotated -
'Lancaster Crew . 166 Squadron . Kirmington
L-R Bill Oliver Bomb Aimer, Jack Hammond Mid Upper Gunner, Eddie Helmore Wireless Operator, Bill…

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A list of Bill Thomas' aircrew with 166 and 153 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and RAF Scampton.

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Letter to Mrs E Milling from a wing commander saying that her husband was part of an experienced crew and hoping that they may have escaped from the aircraft. He offers his personal sympathy.

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Leonard Sparvell lived in Bexley Heath until he joined the RAF in 1944. He remembers the stress of returning home particularly after long flights to/from Stettin. He also stresses that he was one of the lucky ones and many did not return. After the…

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Born in Bexley, Leonard Sparvell volunteered for the Air Force. He completed 30 operations in Lancasters as a flight engineer with pilot Bill Capper. After the war he married and worked in London Stock Exchange.

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Reply to addressee's letter having returned from operation to Stuttgart. Writes about returning from leave and photographs he asked for.

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For Sergeant Barry Wright. gives details of hours flown on operations and account of actions during operation to Leipzig 19 February 1944. Aircraft attacked by enemy fighters, Wright although seriously wounded continues to perform his duties.…

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Ivon Warmington was working for the Post Office in his native Cornwall before he volunteered for the RAF. After pilot training he flew a tour of operations with 166 Squadron from RAF Kirmington. His first operation was to Mailly le Camp where the…

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Flight Officer William Anderson began his service in the Royal Air Force at the age of eighteen when he signed up in Edinburgh. In this interview he speaks about his training, reporting to Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, being paid at the London…

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…
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