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A letter to Malcolm Staves from his grandparents. News from the farm and family matters.

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Tony Adams grew up in Australia and was studying accountancy when he was conscripted into the army at the age of 18. He later transferred to the Air Force. He trained as a wireless operator and was sent overseas to the UK in June 1943. After…

487 Squadron was formed in August 1942 as part of 2 Group Bomber Command. On June 1st 1943 the unit transferred to 2 Tactical Air Force under which it carried out intruder operations for the rest of the war. It was disbanded in September 1945.

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464 Squadron was formed in September 1942 as part of 2 Group Bomber Command but in June 1943 it transferred to 2 Tactical Air Force and flew intruder operations until it disbanded in September 1945.
It was stationed at: RAF Feltwell and RAF…

218 Squadron was originally formed in 1918 and by September 1939 it was stationed in France as part of the Advanced Air Striking Force equipped with Battles. After suffering heavy losses during the German advance in May 1940 the squadron moved back…

214 Squadron originally formed in 1917 as 14 (Naval) Squadron it became 214 Squadron on the formation of the RAF in April 1918. By September 1939 the squadron was flying Wellingtons as part of 3 Group stationed at RAF Methwold. It took part in its…

149 Squadron was formed in 1918 and at the beginning of the war was stationed at RAF Mildenhall in 3 Group equipped with Wellingtons.
In November 1941 the squadron converted to Stirlings and it flew more sorties with the Stirling than any other…

21 Squadron was originally formed in 1915. By 1939 the squadron was in 2 Group based at RAF Watton with Blenheims. Between June and October 1940 the squadron operated out of RAF Lossiemouth during the Norway Campaign following which it returned to…

RAF Methwold was in Nofolk, 10 miles north-west of Brandon. It opened with grass runways in 1939 as a satellite airfield for RAF Feltwell, just to the south. The runways were concreted in 1943 and it reopened in May 1944. Flying ceased in 1946 and…

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Mr Cooper joined the Royal Air Force in October 1943 and trained in the United States. The war in Europe was over by the time he returned to England. He remained in the Royal Air Force until he retired as a Flight Commander and became an Air Traffic…

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Seven aircrew wearing Mae Wests and two members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in battledress stand in front of Lancaster OJ-R with its flaps down. On the reverse 'Taken at RAF Methwold, the crew and kite take off flying over to G'.

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At the top Queen Elizabeth accompanied by a group captain pilot in tunic with peaked cap walks between two ranks of Royal Air Force personnel on parade. In the background Venturas. Caption '1943 Methwold'.

In the middle are two views of case of a…

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Shows the operations board for an operation by two squadrons from RAF Methwold to Cologne on 31 May 1942. To the left are listed crew captains with take off and landing times. All have returned to base apart from F/O Johnson who is forth up from the…

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King George VI in RAF uniform shakes hands with a sergeant at the near end of the rear rank of airmen parading on grass. To the King's right, two other RAF officers. In the background Venturas are parked in two lines.

Top right a group of officers…
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