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AGuyanS[Date]-01.mp3
'Jock' Guyan comments on his operations. the recording includes audio clips from a documentary including excerpts of Arthur Harris, engine noises and interviews.
He sings several songs including 'Ops on a Stirling' to the tune of Waltzing Matilda,…

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Samuel Guyan in front of a window with his hands in his pockets.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'W/O Samuel Guyan DFC, Last Day 1946'.

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Five airmen standing in front of a building.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'Appleby crew, Gordon Appleby - Pilot, Len Howell - Navigator, Alf Hitchcock - Air Bomber, Jack Crisp - Wireless Operator, John Higgins - Rear Gunner NOT…

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Stirling BK784 being bombed up. There are trestles at the engines and personnel standing around or sitting on a bomb trolley.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'BK784'. Forward part of aircraft on dispersal with hangars in the…

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Stirling WP-P undergoing maintenance. Two airmen are sitting on top of the fuselage and a trolley accumulator and engine trestles can be seen on the far side of the aircraft.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'S. Guyan maintaining his…

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Pilot and eight ground crew standing by crew entrance door of a Stirling. 28 bomb symbols have been painted just behind the door.
Ten airmen standing on the tail of a Stirling.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'WP-P BK784, Mission…

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Nine airmen siting and standing on the cockpit and fuselage of a Stirling. One man is leaning from the cockpit window. engine trestles are visible in the background.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'WP-P (Peter) BK784 with air and…

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Stirling WP-P (Peter) BK784, on dispersal. From information kindly provided by the donor.

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Samuel Guyan in flying jacket and boots.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'Flt/Sgt Samuel (Jock) Guyan 1943, in Flying Gear 1943 - 90 Squadron - First Tour'.

LMcPhersonGM430468v1.pdf
Air gunner’s flying log book for G M McPherson, covering the period from 29 August 1943 to 9 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed RCAF McDonald, RAF Turweston, RAF Silverstone, RAF Shepherds Grove, RAF…

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Ground to air photograph of a Lancaster flying to the right dropping food parcels with cheering crowd at the bottom below. Submitted with description 'A card with a photograph of a Lancaster dropping food parcels. Printed on the card: "Operation…

LHaddowEJ1623118v1.pdf
Navigator’s air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for E J Haddow covering the period from 28 November 1943 to 26 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Wratting…

LHarrisonEW2204970v1.pdf
E W Harrison’s RAF Flying Log Book for Navigators, Air Bombers, Air Gunners and Flight Engineers, from 2nd October 1944 to 12th January 1950, detailing training and operations (1944-45), and instructional duties (1948-50), as a Flight Engineer. He…

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The letter advises Charles that he has been awarded a Distinguished Flying Medal.

LThomasAF1851072v1.pdf
Flying Officer A.F. Thomas’ RAF Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 4th November 1943 to 26th March 1947, detailing his training, operations, instructional and post-war duties as a Flight Engineer. Also contains…

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Eric William Harrison joined the RAF in 1943 and trained as a flight engineer at RAF Locking, RAF St Athan, and RAF Chedburgh, where he flew Stirlings and recollects that they were a terrifying aircraft compared to Lancasters. Harrison formed a crew…

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Colin Deverell was born in Croydon. Upon leaving school, he worked for Oliver Typewriter Company, where he gained engineering skills to become an amateur rigger for Imperial Airways, before finding employment with Rollaston Aircraft Services in 1939.…

LHolmesWC176554v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for W C Holmes, covering the period from 18 August 1942 to 18 May 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 512 squadron and transport command. He was stationed at…

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Erik Wilkin worked on the railways before he joined the RAF. Initially he wanted to be a pilot but it would be a significant wait for training. He trained as an air gunner and was posted to 115 Squadron. On one occasion his aircraft made an emergency…
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