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Laurie Davis trained as a wireless operator and first went to RAF Silverstone where crews were formed. Because of his bright red hair, he was then known as ‘Red’. The crew worked on Wellingtons for a few weeks and then Stirlings at RAF Syerston,…

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Pilot's flying log book for Denis Clyde-Smith covering the period from 1 June 1942 to 19 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations and test pilot duties. He was stationed at RAF Honington, RAF Wigsley, RAF Waddington, RAF Boscombe Down.…

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Frederick Ball grew up in Yorkshire and trained as a motor mechanic, before he joined the RAF in 1939. He completed two tours with 44 and 49 Squadrons, as a wireless operator flying from RAF Waddington and RAF Scampton.

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Kenneth Angus lived in Hull, and was 12 when war was declared. He discusses life on a farm after being evacuated, the bombing of Hull and his brother Harry Angus, who was killed flying as a wireless operator / air gunner with 44 Squadron from RAF…

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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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Shows three bomb loads for nine, four and five aircraft respectively. Details weights, Window, timings and bombing height. On the reverse notes that 97 Squadron leading and details aiming points. Join over Waddington and formation of vics at…

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Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details weights, distributor, preselection and false height settings. Shows timings and other detail. On the reverse; marking, safety measures, call signs and timings. Formation order for Waddington,…

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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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Rear/port side view of a Mosquito, A-HS. Civilians are walking around it. On the reverse '1st Waddington Open Day Post War Dorricott'.

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Starboard side view of Lancastrian G-AGW, 'Star Light'. In the foreground is an airman and two bicycles lying in the grass. Further behind is a Lancaster. On the reverse 'Nobby Clark & Lancastrian Star Light Waddington Dorricott'.

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Port side front of a York.

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Starboard front of a Lancastrian. An engineer is standing on a testle inspecting an engine. A second airmen looks on. The aircraft is named 'Star Light'. In the background is a Lancaster.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Leonard Dorricott. On the reverse 'Feb 1946 at RAF Waddington Photograph of a pencil self-portrait via two mirrors.'

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Three airmen sitting in an office with maps on the wall and a telephone on a desk. Flying Officer Dorricott is on the right. On the reverse 'Waddington Navigation office'.

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Margaret Hourigan grew up in and around Nottingham. Despite holding Labour principles she volunteered for the WAAF’s as soon as War was declared and was called up in January 1940. She Hourigan served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force as a…

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Three airmen seated in an operational room. On the wall are maps and printed sheets. Behind is a table with a telephone. On the reverse 'Navigation Office, RAF Waddington'.

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Lists 17 crews of four with aircraft for bombing and four crews for gardening which are crossed through in red. All bombing crews have a time slot appended with the length in brackets.

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Log book for Wing Commander Peter Hattersley, covering the period 10 April 1937 to 24 September 1948. It details his flying training, operations flown and other flying duties. He was stationed at Hanworth Park, RAF Reading, RAF Netheravon, RAF Little…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Peter Hattersley in uniform with Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon. On the reverse 'Peter Waddington Oct 1940' and 'D.H.C.M.'

463 (RAAF) Squadron was formed in November 1943, as part of 5 Group Bomber Command, from C Flight of 467 Squadron. It flew Main Force operations until it was disbanded in September 1945.
It was stationed at: RAF Waddington and RAF…

207 Squadron was equipped with Battles in 1939 and became part of 12 Operational Training Unit. The Squadron was re-formed in November 1940 at RAF Waddington as part of 5 Group Bomber Command to bring the new Manchesters into operational service.…

142 Squadron was formed in 1918 and reformed in 1934. In the early months of the war it was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France. By the end of 1940 the squadron converted to Wellingtons in 1 Group, but was posted to the Middle East in…

97 Squadron was reformed in 1935. It had a number of training roles at different stations but became operational in March 1941 flying Manchesters from RAF Waddington. The squadron converted to Lancasters in January 1942. In April 1943 it moved to RAF…

50 Squadron was reformed in May 1937 and converted from biplanes to Hampdens in 1938 becoming part of 5 Group Bomber Command. The squadron flew daylight operations in Hampdens at start of the war until losses proved too great. They converted to…

44 Squadron was reformed in March 1937 and flew Hampdens from RAF Waddington as part of 5 Group Bomber Command at the start of the war. The squadron was the first squadron to convert completely to Lancasters in 1941. The squadron was named Rhodesia…
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