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Diary of 50 Squadron based at RAF Skellingthorpe including night bombing of Bochum, Germany; laying mines in the Baltic Sea off Gdynia, Poland with the loss of one aircraft; ditching in the North Sea off Denmark, having been attacked by the night…

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Hand written table titled 'April - June 1942, losses in chronological order 50 Squadron, code : VN, Base : Skellingthorpe'. During this period the squadron was operating the Manchester. The last two entries are for August and September.

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Two cuttings, the first from the Essex County Telegraph 16th October 1943 announcing the award of a Bar to Harolds D.F.C. The other records the award of the D.F.C. No dates or publication.

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A drawing of a Lancaster just starting its take off run presented as a certificate recording the Southgate's crews operation to Milan. The artist is Pilot Officer A Pollen, it is signed by the then A.O.C. R A Cochrane.

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Formal portrait, upper torso, pilot's brevet and Flying Officer rank braids.

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A target photograph taken on an operation to Ladbergen. There is a large area of glare with some trails of light but no ground detail.
It is annotated '7B' and captioned:
'3517 SKELL.4/5.11.44//NT.8" 11400' 074° 1936 LADBERGEN. Z. 14 ANM 65DN.…

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A target photograph for an operation to Bremerhaven. On the right there is illuminated smoke or cloud and some light trails. The rest of the image is dark and there is no ground detail. It is captioned:
'2922 SKELL. 18/19.9.44// NT. 8" 15000…

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A target photograph taken on an operation to Rheydt. The ground detail is obscured by glare and light trails. Photograph is captioned:
'2533 SKELL 19/20.9.44 // NT (C) 8" 11000 ← 014° 2153
RHEYDT RD.Z. 1x2000, 12 'J' x 500. 21 secs. F/O.…

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Four photographs of airmen and ground crew with a bomb and positioned in front of their aircraft' 'QR-?'.
In photo 1 and 3 there are seven airmen and four ground crew.
In photo 2 and 4 there are seven airmen.

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AMouritzFA[Date]-01.mp3
He discusses his training and life on operations with 61 Squadron.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.

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15 photographs from an album. #1 to 6 are of the RAF Memorial at Plymouth Hoe, also the final resting place for the ashes of Donald Bennett, Commander of the Pathfinders.#7 is a memorial at RAF Silverstone. #8 is a memorial at RAF Moreton-in-Marsh #9…

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23 photographs from an album.
#1 is 617 squadron memorial at RAF Woodhall Spa.
#2 is 44 squadron memorial at RAF Waddington.
#3 and 4 is a plaque at 'The Wild Life' pub at Skellingthorpe.
#5 is a memorial at East Kirkby.
#6 is a close up of the…

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Three documents -
#1 The unveiling of a memorial at RAF Skellingthorpe recorded in the Lincolnshire Echo.
#2 is an invitation to a 40s night at the Birchwood Leisure & Community Centre.
#3 is an invitation to Ernest's wife to attend the unveiling…

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Five photographs of RAF Skellingthorpe captioned 'RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincs in 1965. Showing main runway and dispersal where QR-M at one time was parked'.

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A vertical aerial photograph of the airfield with annotated north, numbers 1 to 13, Manser School and a rough square. It is captioned 'Plan of former RAF Skellingthorpe airfield, showing runways'.

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Three photographs and four leaflets captioned 'Escape Aids & Instructions 1. Book of Do's and Don'ts in the event of capture. 2 List of phrases. 3. Photographs sewn inside battledress for use on false papers'.
Items 1 to 3 are head and shoulder…

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Three photos from an album.
Photo 1 is a low level oblique aerial photo of Lincoln Cathedral, captioned 'Photo of Lincoln Minster taken from rear turret'.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph of Royan during a bombing operation. The coastline is…

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The Sergeants Mess laid out for a party. On the table are crests for 50 and 61 Squadrons. On the reverse 'April 20th 1945 Sgts Mess Skellingthorpe'.

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Aircrew in uniform and flying kit standing in front of Lancaster LM296.

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Seven airmen Mae Wests life vests. They are standing in front of Lancaster VN-D RE133.
On the reverse are four signatures


[The image is identified as being 50 squadron, RAF Skellingthorpe and the Captain as F/O A. Campbell]

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Document containing five photographs:
1 - Six aircrew wearing battledress with brevet and peaked or side caps standing and squatting in two rows in front of a Lancaster bomber. Captioned 'Lancaster at Skellingthorpe July 1945. Back row (L-R) Bruce…

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Top - seven aircrew, three squatting down in front and four standing behind, all wearing parachute harnesses, six with side caps and on with peaked cap, all standing behind a Lancaster. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/10.…

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Top - seven aircrew, three sitting in front, four standing behind, all wearing battledress with brevet. Five wear side caps and two wear peaked caps. In the background a hut with windows left and right. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of…

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Top - Seven airmen all wearing battledress with peak or side caps, three sitting and four standing in front of a hut with windows. Submitted with description 'W/Cdr R E Baxter and his crew, RAF Skellingthorpe, 1943. Baxter is centre of front row, P/O…
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