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Port side front of a York.

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Large group of personnel (one holding a dog) waving with Lancasters in the distance.

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Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Walter John Smith, flight engineer, covering the period from 22 April 1943 to 7 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Lindholme,…

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Three photographs, two of members of Kenneth Pope's crew, in uniform, in a snow covered area in front of mess or barrack blocks. Third is of part of RAF Waddington, with snow covered, mess or barrack blocks in foreground, hangar and other large…

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Kenneth Pope and two crew members with a motor vehicle in back ground. Captioned 'Bill Ken Mal'.
An air gunner standing in front of a small tree with a building behind. Captioned 'Mal R. Gun'. Both are captioned 'Waddington Just before a cross…

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Three photographs, two of Lancaster PO-Y, with caption 'Veteran of 33 operations', one showing left side of forward fuselage with operation tally marks, other showing left side of aircraft. Third captioned 'Wedding group', shows thirteen…

Five Group Newsletter, number 14, September 1943. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, an article on the Rolls Royce Merlin and features about training, signals, gunnery, accidents, bombing, decorations, photography, engineering,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 20, March 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about processes of navigation, signals/radar, photography, gardening, Gee, flying control, H2S, decorations, tactics, flight engineers, war…

Five Group Newsletter, number 21, April 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about process of servicing, gardening, navigation, honours and awards, signals / radar, tactics, air bombing, radar / navigation, link…

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Stanley Archer’s account of his training as one of the first flight engineers for Lancaster operations in 1942. First he attended an air gunnery course then transferred to 97 squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. He comments on daylight raid on Augsburg.…

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Two-page handwritten letter from Wing Commander N C Hyde to Jessie Redgrave. Wing Commander Hyde of RAF Waddington writes of his sympathy on the death of her husband Harry.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes that he is moving from RAF Finningley to RAF Waddington and he will look for a place for Jessie to stay nearby.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about how wonderful RAF Waddington is with good food, entertainment and a wonderful atmosphere. He has been told he will be a navigator bomb aimer straight away.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Waddington including an in-depth report of his first bombing raid to Kiel and seeing St Elmo’s fire on his return back in the plane.

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Three airmen, two wearing battledress and the other in overalls sitting reclining on grass. In the background the entrance to an earth covered blast shelter. On the reverse 'AVC, Waddington, 1945, L o o o R, Alec Applewhite'.

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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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T P Payne’s pilot’s flying log book covering the period from 9 November 1942 to 19 April 1953. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Brough (4 EFTS), RCAF Neepawa (35 EFTS), RCAF Swift Current (39…

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Recounts that Derrick Allen contacted a M Rudi Simon who lived in Tongess, Belgium through the Association of Veterans. M Simon was researching aircraft brought down in the local area. Derrick Allen had stated that he would like to visit the where…

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Story of Lancaster Number R 5868 once the gate guard at RAF Scampton. Relates that it flew 137 operational sorties and suffered only minor damage. Served on 83 Squadron in 1942 at RAF Scampton and mentions some of its operations including…

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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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