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Large number of individuals in uniform, many of them aircrew standing with the then Queen and Princess Elizabeth. Large camouflaged building in the background. Submitted with the caption 'A visit to Mildenhall by Princess Elizabeth and the Queen -…

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Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Sergeant Tom Jones from 17 August 1943 to 27 August 1945. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Mildenhall, RAF Warboys, RAF…

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A large group of airmen arranged in five rows in front of a Stirling aircraft. On the reverse 'Nov 1943 3 Group 622 Squadron. Bomber Command. R.A.F. Mildenhall Short Stirling Mk III'.

RAF Mildenhall was in Suffolk eight miles north of Newmarket. It opened in 1934 and by September 1939 the station was home to 149 Squadron in 3 Group Bomber Command. The squadron flew Wellingtons until converting to Stirlings in late 1941. In…

622 Squadron was formed in August 1943 as part of 3 Group Bomber Command. It flew as a heavy bomber unit until it was disbanded in August 1945
It was stationed at: RAF Mildenhall.
Aircraft flown included: Stirling and Lancaster.
Wartime losses:…

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…

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…

By the start of the war 75 Squadron was equipped with Wellingtons and it served as a pool training squadron in 3 Group. In April 1940 it was absorbed into 6 (Training) Group. The squadron was immediately reformed in 3 Group as 75 (NZ) Squadron using…

15 Squadron was originally formed in 1915. In September 1939 the squadron, was flying Battles and deployed in France as part of the Advanced Air Striking Force. The squadron returned to Great Britain in December 1939 and converted to Blenheims. It…

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Flight Lieutenant Ken Thomas flew operations as a pilot with 622 Squadron.

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Flight Sergeant Bob Porteous grew up in Australia and after spending time in the bush he joined the Royal Australian Air Force. After training and spending time in the United States, he travelled to Scotland on the Queen Mary. He flew operations as a…

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Alexander Lamb grew up in Scotland and worked in the civil service before he joined the Royal Air Force. He flew five operations as an air gunner with 15 Squadron.

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Bernie Harris joined the Air Training Corps and volunteered for the Royal Air Force, joining in April 1943 and training to become an air gunner. His first operation was Operation Manna, dropping food on Holland, at the end of the war. He was…

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Bernie Harris joined the Royal Air Force in 1943 and trained to become an air gunner. His first operation was Operation Manna, dropping food on Holland at the end of the war.

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Bill Gray was born and grew up in Australia and volunteered for the Air Force. After training, he flew 29 operations as an air gunner with 15 squadron from RAF Mildenhall. He returned to Australia after the war but contracted tuberculosis. He was…

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Geoffrey Conacher grew up in Australia and after a few months in the army he joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942. After training he flew 14 operations as a pilot with 622 Squadron. His aircraft was shot down and he baled out over liberated…
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