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LVipondR3040603v1.pdf
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,…

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…

99 Squadron was originally formed in 1917, and in 1938, was the first squadron to be equipped with Wellingtons. As part of 3 Group, It was stationed at RAF Newmarket from mid- September 1939 to March 1941 when it moved to RAF Waterbeach. It…

RAF Waterbeach was in Cambridgeshire six miles north east from Cambridge. Construction began in 1939 and it opened in January 1941 with concrete runways. 99 Squadron arrived in March 1941 and was joined by 26 Conversion Flight in October and 106…

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Leslie Blakemore was born in Willenhall, near Wolverhampton and he joined the Royal Air Force in 1943. He flew operations as a wireless operator with 514 Squadron from RAF Waterbeach.

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Seven aircrew leaving a Lancaster 'A’, parked on a dispersal with bomb doors open following a daylight operation to Duisburg 14 October 1944. All aircrew are wearing life vests, carrying crew bags and helmets; two wearing Sidcot suits, two with…
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