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EHigginsonFReadCW501020-0001.jpg
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.

PFOMetheringhamAF19040013.jpg
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.…

BFortPaullMusStavesMEv1.pdf
Malcolm Staves' life in the RAF, starts with his school reports through his enlistment in 1942. He trained at Bridgnorth then was assigned to 207 Squadron at Spilsby. His colleagues included George Cearns who joined 166 Squadron and Hank Williams who…

BPerryWRPPerryWRPv2.pdf
Memoir starts by describing early life and education in Tunbridge Wells before moving to Cornwall. Writes about beginning of the war. Volunteered for aircrew in Plymouth (which had been bombed the day before) shortly after his 18th birthday.…

NDyerJH160108-01.pdf
On the right a newspaper cutting. Mentions that John Dyer failed to return from operation in January 1944. Gives account of RAF Missing Research and Enquiry Service findings on location of crash and the crew's graves. On the left a photograph of a…

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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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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)…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030012.jpg
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…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010007.jpg
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…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010012.jpg
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…

SPerryWRP1317696v70007.pdf
List one Manchester and 10 Lancasters at RAF Wigsley May - June 1943. On 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston and RAF Metheringham between June 1943 and February 1944, lists 16 Lancasters. At No 5 Lancaster Finishing School between February and November 1944…

LStarkeyR1430566v1.pdf
Flying log book for R Starkey covering the period from 26 January 1942 to 30 March 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, includes certificates, instructional notes, newspaper clipping and a personal account of being shot down. He…

BPerryWRPPerryWRPv3.pdf
Gives outline of service history. Goes on to describe joining the RAF, early training, journey across the Atlantic to Canada for pilot training. Gives account of training in Canada and on return to the United Kingdom. Writes of operations on 106…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030002.jpg
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…

MDyerJH1217992-160108-01.pdf
Note from his niece which gives outline of operation to Berlin on 2 January 1944. Mentions that Missing Research and Enquiry Service contacted his parents with news that his remains had been found and he and rest of crew were buried in the village of…

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

MHorryAH1332586-160818-010001.jpg
Squadron Leader Bill Williams's crew with 106 Squadron May 1944 to 3 September 1944 and with 9 Squadron September 1944 to March 1945.
'Vic' Prettejohns replaced original Flight engineer. Underneath is annotated the crew's names and positions.…

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A brief memoir of Frank and Freddie Horry written by Freddie's wife.
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.

PFOMetheringhamAF19030010.jpg
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…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030007.jpg
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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