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Poem written on RAF Waddington notepaper called The Homing Bomber. It describes a damaged bomber and its wounded crew making its way back to the UK.

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A biography of Arthur Pritchard written by his daughter. It covers his training, operations and the night he was shot down. Despite speaking no French he was assisted to a hideout in Paris where he remained until Paris was liberated in August 1944.

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Seven aircrew in uniform in front of Lancaster rear turret. Page captioned 'Crew of Y for Yoke'. Handwritten note gives nationality, crew position and given names.

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Kenneth Pope's crew in uniform standing in front of Lancaster PO-Y. Captioned 'The Crew', and 'Darcy, Ken, Tom, Vic, Bill, Bill, Jack'.

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A history of the Avro Repair Organisation at Bracebridge Heath. Aircraft with Category B damage were disassembled and taken to Bracebridge for repair. Contractor’s Working Parties repaired Category A damaged aircraft on their station using spares…

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Informing her that Dennis Kelly had been admitted to sick quarters at RAF Waddington on 24 June 1944 as he suffered a slight concussion while on air operations in Lancaster.

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Technical certificate authorising Flight Sergeant Kenneth Pope to refuel and carry out daily inspections on Lancasters, their airframes and their Merlin engines.

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Target photograph of Stettin. Mainly obscured by light streaks and balls of light. Visible are urban areas, no clear detail visible. Captioned '6', '1627 WADD.5/6.1.44.NT//5" 21000 [arrow] 130° 0351 STETTIN.J.3X1000+1X500+9X4+4X30.31secs.W/C.…

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Full length portrait of Bill Radford standing in front of his Lancaster. Handwritten on the reverse is '2of 7 PD330 Squardon Leader Bill Radford taken in front of his Lancaster at the conclusion of his 2nd Tour of Operations. Somewhere in England…

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Two photographs of the crew of O for Oboe reunited and standing in front of a Lancaster. A Vulcan can be seen in the background.

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Seven retired airmen from O for Oboe, standing at the nose of a Lancaster.

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The seven airmen are standing in front of a brick building. On the reverse 'L-R, ? Money F/E, Des Taylor, Nav, Nettleton, Pilot, ? ? ?, Possibly crew at Winthorpe. Money + Taylor ex 44 Sqn, Waddington + Nettleton.'

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Starting with conscription in 1942 as a flight mechanic at RAF Skegness. Working up to a flight engineer but failing as he started working at RAF Halton training as a flight mechanic, then attending a fitter course. Volunteered for the flight…

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Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for R Gard, air gunner, covering the period from 7 March 1944 to 14 February 1945 when he went missing on operations. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Down, RAF Turweston, RAF…

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List of locations and jobs from 1941 ATC summer camp, and from joining Royal Air Force in May 1943 until demobilisation in March 1946. Includes transfer to Navy in June 1945, where he worked on Barracuda, Firefly and Oxford aircraft.

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Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Richard Vipond, covering the period from 29 May 1944 to 18 November 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war duties with 514,…

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Shows the front of Lancaster R5868 S-Sugar and inboard engines with bomb doors open. Letter 'S' on the nose, eight full rows of operations symbols, and the quote attributed to Hermann Goering 'No enemy plane will fly over the Reich territory'. One…

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An airmen in the rear turret. The turret has two .50 machine guns. On the reverse 'Neil in Rear Turret Waddington, Dorricott'.

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Account of daylight operation against Dortmund-Ems canal aqueducts. Operation was abandoned due to cloud cover. Landed at Waddington. Includes b/w photographs of target,

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A permit allowing the bearer to have meals in the Airmen's Mess.

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Five Women’s Auxiliary Air Force personnel, three standing and two crouched, are in front of a brick building. One is without tunic, another wears non-standard headscarf. A dog is partially visible. On the reverse:
'RAF
Waddington
May 1945…

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15 photographs taken during the unveiling of the memorial.
#1 and 2 are of the village sign outside the Skellingthorpe Village Hall.
#3 is a view of the memorial with the wreaths left at the ceremony.
#4 and 5 are the standards and attendees at…
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