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Telegram sent by RAF Coltishall to the authorities, Air Ministry, 43 Group Salvage Oxford, 54 Base, HQBC No 5 Group, No 106 Squadron, Records Gloucester. Informing them that Lancaster ED593 had landed at Coltishall having been damaged on an…

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telegram notification that Lancaster ME360 failed to return from an operation to Leipzig. Lists the crew and their next of kin.

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Top - target photograph showing tracer lines and explosions. Caption too faint to read. Submitted with description 'Target photo of Gnome-Rhone factory at Gennevilliers on 9/10 May 1944. Photo taken from Lancaster ND682, ZN-K. Captain: P/O…

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Top - air-to-air photograph of two Hampdens in formation. Submitted with description 'Aerial photo of two 106 Sqn Hampdens - ZN-K and ZN-F'.
Bottom - three Lacaster parked on dispersal with another two visible in the distance. Submitted with…

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Top rear quarter view of a parked Lancaster with buildings in the background. Submitted with description 'Unidentified 1668 HCU Lancaster J9-L at RAF Metheringham May or June 1944. This aircraft may be either PB437 or PB487, both of which were known…

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Top - seven aircrew, three sitting in front and four standing behind. All are wearing tunics with brevet and peaked or side caps. In the background are huts. Submitted with description 'F/O Burroughs' crew. Undated but location believed to be RAF…

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Top - target photograph showing fields on the left and a built up area with rows of buildings on the right. There is a four engine bomber below bottom left. Captioned '529 METH. 3/4.5.44//NT 8" 6,500' 219 degrees 00.17, MAILY.Rd.F 1x4000HC 16x500MC.…

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Top - four airmen, two wearing greatcoats, one battledress and one flying jacket, two with shovels, standing in line in snow in front of a Lancaster. Other aircraft parked in the distance behind. Submitted with description 'Clearing snow, RAF…

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Top - full length image of an officer wearing tunic with half brevet and peaked cap standing in front of a door to a building with sign 'commanding officer adjutant'. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/16. F/Lt Charles Martin 106…

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Top - full length image of a flight sergeant wearing tunic and side cap standing outside a door to a building. Submitted with description 'F/Sgt Jackson, RAF Metheringham March 1944'.
Bottom - six aircrew, four standing and two crouching in front…

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Covering letter for a form that the Commission would like Aubrey's mother to complete to enable them to provide an appropriate headstone for Aubrey's grave. Specimen of the headstone.

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Top - five men in uniform standing in a group on steps in front of a building. The man in the centre holds a tankard. Submitted with description 'Five officers standing on steps in front of building. RAF Syerston. Date unknown. Left-right: Lt…

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Top - a member of Women's Auxiliary Air Force standing on a bicycle wheel stand with rolls of paper under her arms. In the background a brick wall. Submitted with description 'Unidentified WAAF LACW holding rolls of maps at RAF Metheringham. Date…

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Top - six airmen, all wearing tunics with three squatting in front and three standing behind. The man middle rear wears a peaked cap and has half brevet. In the background part of a building. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of…

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Top - six airmen, all wearing tunics with three squatting in front and three standing behind. The man middle rear wear a peaked cap and has half brevet. In the background part of a building. Submitted with description 'Group of six RAF personnel…

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Top - the King, Queen and two princesses talking to RAF officers behind the wing of an aircraft. In the background a hangar. Submitted with description '.King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret standing behind wing of…

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A reconnaissance photograph of an airfield with three runways and dispersals all round. Camp buildings bottom right. Submitted with description 'Aerial photo of RAF Metheringham. Annotated "3253. CPE/UK 2009. 16 April 47. F/20" // 16/400 Multi (4)…

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An RAF officer wearing battledress with pilot's brevet, medal ribbon and side cap standing outside the door of a building. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/07. W/Cdr R E Baxter standing outside Commanding Officer & Adjutant's…

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Top - five aircrew wearing battledress or tunics standing in line with dog lying in front. Man on left has a tankard in his hand. In the background left a bicycle and building behind group. Submitted with description 'Group of 5 RAF officers outside…

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Top - a group of servicemen and Women's Auxiliary Air Force members all wearing uniform tunic, two kneeling in front and the other standing with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Lunch at WAAF Officers' Mess Syerston Sep 1943. Left…

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Top left - three airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in line with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Three airmen in uniform, standing in front of hedge. Left to right: P/O Roberts - rear gunner, F/O Bob Wake - bomb…

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Letter sent in response to an enquiry about provision of a headstone for Aubrey's grave and obtaining a photograph of the grave. Letter informs his mother that the Imperial War Graves Commission provides head stones and that the British Legion have a…

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Sent from 106 Squadron advising his mother that Aubrey had not returned from an operation.

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Letter from Officer Commanding 106 Squadron expressing his sympathy and suggesting the possibility that Aubrey had managed to bale out.
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