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Clarence Keith Bruhn's parents were of German descent. He grew up in Australia and joined the Royal Australian Air Force. After training, he flew operations as a navigator with 463 Squadron. On one operation his aircraft was hit by friendly fire from…

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Mike Chatterton grew up on a farm. His father, John Chatterton was a Lancaster pilot during the war, before returning to university and becoming a lecturer, then later becoming a farmer. Mike joined the Royal Air Force from university in the 1970’s…

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Geoff Golledge volunteered for the Royal Air Force and trained as a wireless operator / air gunner. For a time he served as ground personnel with 44 Squadron at RAF Waddington, on the flare path. One night he brought thirty five aircraft safely in to…

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Dick Heath was an apprentice boat builder and joined the Royal Air Force in 1943. He began training as an air gunner but was posted to RAF Fiskerton working in the bomb dump. He was on his way to Canada by ship when the war in Europe ended. After he…

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Angas Hughes was born in Australia and served as a bomb aimer with 467 Squadron based at RAF Waddington. He describes initial training in Australia as a reserve and after call-up in 1942. He was transported by ship to Scotland via the USA and Canada.…

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George ‘Johnny’ Johnson comments on Paul Brickhill's book and on the 1955 film of the same name, expressing disappointment that there was no mention of the Sorpe Dam. He voices contempt for the unscrupulous people who have made money by selling…

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Dennis Kelly grew up in Australia and joined the Royal Australian Air Force aged 18. He flew operations as a wireless operator / air gunner with 467 Squadron from RAF Binbrook. His aircraft was shot down over France and he evaded capture with the…

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Harold Kirby grew up in London and worked in an accounts department before joining the Royal Air Force. He served as a fitter with 460 Squadron at RAF Binbrook before remustering as a flight engineer. He flew two tours of operations with 467, 97 and…

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Frank Mottershead grew up in Australia and volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force. He flew operations as a wireless operator with 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington. The whole crew had a tradition of always flying with a gold kangaroo pendant in…

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Norman George Smith grew up in Western Australia. After leaving school he became an assistant in a timber mill workshop before volunteering for the Australian Air Force at the age of eighteen. He flew operations as a pilot with 463 Squadron from…

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Don Southwell grew up in Australia and worked for RKO Radio Pictures and as an Air Raid Precautions Warden before volunteering for the Royal Air Force. After training in Australia and Canada, he flew nine operations as a navigator with 463 Squadron…

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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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Three Lancasters parked, rear two in echelon behind and left. In the foreground two ground personnel in leather jerkins in front of the tail of the first aircraft and piled high snow.

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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.'

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A service diary written by Peter Hattersley covering the period from November 1930 to 24 September 1948.Initially he served in the Royal Engineers but in February 1936 he joined the RAF. It covers his training and operations including a newspaper…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 of 50 Squadron.

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Port side front of a York.

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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 of 50 Squadron. On the reverse 'Nobby Clark & Lancastrian Star Light Waddington Dorricott'.
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