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- Tags: Spitfire
He starts by describing crewing up at Silverstone. His opinion of the Stirling was that it was awful on the ground and in the air.
His first operation was a second 'dickie' (an observer)…
Tags: 1 Group; 49 Squadron; 83 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bomb aimer; bombing; Bombing of Mailly-le-Camp (3/4 May 1944); crash; crewing up; Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; Fw 190; He 111; heavy conversion unit; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lincoln; mess; navigator; operational training unit; pilot; RAF Fiskerton; RAF Silverstone; RAF Syerston; RAF Turweston; RAF Winthorpe; RAF Wittering; RAF Woodbridge; Spitfire; Stirling; target indicator; wireless operator / air gunner; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
A second photograph shows three fighters on the ground.
Tags: 12 Squadron; 40 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; Halifax; Lancaster; Magister; Martinet; operational training unit; Oxford; pilot; RAF Ansty; RAF Binbrook; RAF Kirmington; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Ternhill; RAF Upavon; RAF Wellesbourne Mountford; RAF Wickenby; RAF Wymeswold; RAF Wyton; Spitfire; Stirling; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; Whitley
Tags: aircrew; Albemarle; Anson; B-17; B-24; B-25; Beaufighter; Blenheim; Boston; C-47; Defiant; Halifax; Hampden; Harvard; Hudson; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lincoln; Martinet; Me 410; Meteor; Mosquito; Oxford; pilot; RAF Binbrook; RAF Boscombe Down; Spitfire; Stirling; Sunderland; Swordfish; Tiger Moth; Typhoon; Ventura; Wellington; York
Photo 1 - a sea view, captioned 'Llanfaethlu Bay'.
Photo 2 - a beach, captioned 'Sandy Beach'.
Photo 3 - beach view, captioned 'Holyhead from Sandy Beach'.
Photo 4 - a model aircraft, captioned 'Spitfire'.
Tags: 162 Squadron; 455 Squadron; 571 Squadron; 608 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; Beaufighter; bombing; C-47; Defiant; Hampden; Hurricane; Lancaster; Lysander; Magister; Martinet; Mosquito; Oxford; pilot; Proctor; RAF Bitteswell; RAF Bourn; RAF Bruntingthorpe; RAF Cranwell; RAF Downham Market; RAF Finningley; RAF Mildenhall; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Oakington; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF Swinderby; RAF Upavon; RAF Upper Heyford; RAF Waddington; RAF Warboys; RAF Wigsley; RAF Woolfox Lodge; Spitfire; Tiger Moth; training; Ventura; Wellington; Whitley
Notes on Hygiene, Water, Accommodation and conservancy in the field, Food, cookhouses and cooking, Law and…
Tags: aircrew; B-17; B-24; Beaufighter; Blenheim; Catalina; Defiant; Do 18; Do 217; Do 24; Halifax; Hampden; Hudson; Hurricane; Ju 52; Ju 87; Ju 88; Lysander; Manchester; Me 109; Me 110; Mosquito; Navy, Army and Air Force Institute; Spitfire; Stirling; Sunderland; Swordfish; training; Walrus; Wellington; Whitley