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LBaileyRH1588481v1.pdf
Flying log book for Ronald Bailey, flight engineer, covering the period from 5 May 1944 to 26 October 1946. Detailing his flying training operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF Wombelton, RAF Tholthorpe, RAF Lissett, RAF…

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A reference written by Malcolm Staves' Signals Leader, 207 Squadron praising his work and character.

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Top is a group of airmen in front of a Lancaster. Captioned '207 Squadron (Aircrews and Ground Staff) At Stradishall, Suffolk. February 1947'.
Bottom is the rear of an air-to air view of a Lancaster captioned 'Lancaster EM-A in which we flew on…

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Louis Makens worked as a farm worker before the war but volunteered for aircrew. He discusses his training on Wellingtons and operations flying Stirlings with 196 Squadron including a crash landing, and glider towing. His Halifax was shot down 18/19…

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A travel document issued to LIz Humphrey when she was posted to RAF Stradishall

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The RAF Greetings Card has no message.
The Deficiencies of Kit form.
A chit authorising Liz Humphrey to use a bicycle.

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A programme for the revue 'Let's Go Mad' presented by The Station Revue Company at RAF Boscombe Down. Includes a pass out and an invitation to a dance at RAF Stradishall.

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A summary of Liz Humphrey's service history from January 1942 to 1946. Her service activity included serving in 970 Balloon Squadron, 30 Operational Training Unit at RAF Hixon, 12 Squadron at Wickenby, 1657 Conversion Unit at RAF Stradishall and…

LEdwardsED1236492v1.pdf
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Ellis Edwards, bomb aimer, covering the period from 9 February 1942 to 29 March 1943 when he was missing in action on a raid to Berlin. Detailing his flying training and operations flown.…

LMathersRW55201v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Ronald Mathers covering the period from 1 October 1944 to 24 February 1948. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and duties with 35 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Swinderby, RAF Finningley, RAF Hullavington,…

LCochraneDH1395422v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Donald Cochrane from 10 January 1944 to 31 August 1944. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Stradishall, RAF Feltwell, RAF Binbrook and RAF Seighford.…

215 Squadron was originally formed in 1918 and by September 1939 it was a training squadron equipped with Ansons, Harrows and Wellingtons. It was reformed in December 1941 with Wellingtons and transferred to India in April 1942. In October 1944 the…

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…

148 Squadron was reformed in 1937 and at the start of the war was a training squadron equipped with Ansons and Wellingtons. Subsequently the squadron was reformed in Malta, again with Wellingtons, and saw action in Libya and Egypt. Finally the…

109 Squadron was reformed at RAF Boscombe Down in 1940 as part of the Wireless Intelligence Development Unit. IN 1942, its new role was to assist in the development of the Oboe navigation aid. In August 1943 the squadron moved to RAF Wyton, and…

101 Squadron served in the First World War and was re-formed in March 1928. During the Second World War, they flew Blenheims until May 1941 as part of 2 and 3 Group Bomber Command. The squadron was moved to 1 Group in October 1942, it converted to…

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…

RAF Stradishall was in Suffolk, ten miles south-west of Bury St Edmunds. It opened in 1938 as part of 3 Group Bomber Command. Construction of the three concrete runways commenced in September 1939, and when it reopened in 1940 it became home to…

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Tomas Waller volunteered for the Royal Air Force and hoped to be a driver. However, he undertook training as an armourer and was based initially at the Special Operations Executive 138 Squadron. He was posted to RAF Stradishall, RAF Wyton and RAF…

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Memoir covers early life, joining and training as a Royal Air Force Armourer and his subsequent wartime career. States that he served on 138 Squadron at Royal Air Force Stradishall and describes its Special Operation Executive operations. Goes on to…

LOHaraHF655736v1.pdf
Log book for Sergeant Herbert O'Hara from 7 November 1942 to 9 September 1962. He was stationed with 12 Squadron at RAF Wickenby, where he flew Lancasters as navigator. The log book shows 14 night operations over France and Germany, with one to…

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Gerald McPherson grew up in Australia and was working in banking before he volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force. He flew operations as a rear gunner with 186 Squadron.

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Bill Hallett was born in Over Wallop in 1922. He joined the RAF in 1942 despite having an exemption due to the work he was doing at Tidworth Barracks. He flew operations in Stirlings and B-17s as a flight engineer with 214 Squadron. Rather than…

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Allen Gould grew up in Bournemouth and worked for the Danish Bacon company until volunteering for the Royal Air Force. He completed 32 operations as a flight engineer with 620 Squadron from RAF Fairford. Post war, he married his wife, who was…

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Sidney Cooper was born in Blackpool and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He first served as an engine fitter in Fighter Command before remustering as aircrew. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 427 Squadron from RAF Leeming. He later…
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