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  • Tags: Wallis, Barnes Neville (1887-1979)

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On Vickers-Armstrong headed paper classified secret. Write saying that he will send bombing charts at once.

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Classified Secret on Vickers-Armstrong headed paper. Thanks Cheshire for lending him distribution chart for 617 squadron. Looking at revised probability data. Graphs sent to Director Bombing Ops.

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On Vickers-Armstrong headed paper classified most secret. Congratulates Cheshire on award of bar to Distinguished Service Order. Goes on to discuss bomb plots sent to Wallis. Concludes with statement on penetration depths of live stores. Includes a…

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In the foreground a man wearing glasses (Barnes Wallis) looks up to the left, shading his eyes, at a Vulcan aircraft flying low over a white two story house. In the background left are trees. On the reverse 'Vulcan over White House on BNW 90th…

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View of the underneath of the Vulcan Aircraft over trees. Photograph reported to be Vulcan flying over White Hill House on Sir Barnes Wallis' 90th birthday. Donated by his daughter Mary Stopes-Roe. Additional information about this item was kindly…

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View of the underneath of the Vulcan Aircraft in a climb. At the bottom trees and roofs of houses. Photograph reported to be Vulcan flying over White Hill House on Sir Barnes Wallis' 90th birthday. Donated by his daughter Mary Stopes-Roe. Additional…

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Close up of the underneath of the Vulcan Aircraft. Photograph reported to be Vulcan flying over White Hill House on Sir Barnes Wallis' 90th birthday. Donated by his daughter Mary Stopes-Roe. Additional information about this item was kindly provided…

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Group of three men wearing dinner jackets and medals stand talking in front of a radiator. Leonard Cheshire is in the middle. On the reverse 'Bomber Harris, Barnes Wallis, Dam Busters Reunion June 3rd 66. AF217'.

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Discusses her father’s designs work and remembers both skipping stones on a river during holidays with her father and catapulting marbles over a washtub in their garden. She goes on to discuss the Eder Möhne and Sorpe operation, the bouncing bomb…

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Cyril Gosling trained as an armourer at Kirby in Blackpool and was first posted to 49 Squadron where he worked on the guns and turrets. As part of his role he would go on flights in the bombers to check the guns accuracy by firing at drogues. On…

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A newspaper cutting announcing that Ernie Twells and the 617 squadron association will attend a presentation at Matlock. It describes the attempts made to sink the Tirpitz. Handwritten at the top is 'Long Eaton Advertiser 10/11/77'.

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Barnes Wallis, Leonard Cheshire and their wives. They are seated at a table set for dinner. Captioned ' Barnes Wallis Leonard Cheshire and wives'.

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George ‘Johnny’ Johnson was born in rural Lincolnshire. As a child he won a scholarship to Lord Wandsworth’s Agricultural College in Hampshire. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War and was selected for…

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George ‘Johnny’ Johnson was the bomb aimer in Lancaster AJ-T flown by Joe McCarthy during operation Chastise 16th of May 194. He discusses the attack on the dams and the events before and after the attack. He describes training over the Derwent…

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Article 1 refers to funding for the Bomber Command museum at Hendon from RAF Swinderby.
Article 2 is a wartime memoir by Ivor Cole, 103 Squadron.
Article 3 describes some of the exhibits at the new Hendon museum.
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