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

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Continues from Volume 1. Starts with chapter 16 which covers the design and production of the York. Chapter 17, the war effort and rewards. Continues with part V - into the jet era. Chapter 19 covers civil airliners and the Shackleton. Chapter 20:…

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A detailed Biography of Reg' service and post service life.

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Gillie Street was born in Aglionby, Carlisle, and spent her early childhood in Tyneside before moving back to Cumberland aged eleven. Street recalls attending grammar school in Brampton and her first flying experience on a Barnstormer. Upon leaving…

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A Grand Slam bomb laying horizontal on concrete supports. On the side 'Royal Air Force Chilmark' In front a descriptive notice. Behind a brick two story building with many windows. On the reverse 'Barnes Wallis's 10 Ton bomb, carried by Lancaster'.

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Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

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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 the new Tallboy bomb.…

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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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Photo/drawing of aircraft (619 squadron Lancaster) captioned 'RAF Bomber Command 1939-1945. Some of the men who flew in Lancasters'. Annotated with hundreds of signatures which include Barnes Wallis, Arthur T Harris, Ralph Cochrane. Leonard Cheshire,…

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Murray Valentine was a wireless operator with 61 Squadron and 617 Squadron. He describes his duties as well as his job on board the Lancasters on bombing operations. He recalls going to an operational training unit and flying Wellingtons for three…

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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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Elaine’s uncle worked as an armourer in RAF Scampton. He first joined the Royal Flying Corps before the organisation was renamed the RAF. He worked with Barnes Wallis at the time of the design of the bouncing bomb. He sustained an injury which the…

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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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Addressed to Mrs F Lapham thanking her for Christmas greetings and sending their's in return. Signed Barnes Wallis. Enclosed is photograph of Barnes Wallis and a women seated looking up at another woman who is leaning down to talk to them. Three…

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Addressed to Roy Chadwick at A.V.Roe on Vickers-Armstrong headed paper. Thanks Chadwick for existence of Lancaster and his support at a meeting in C.R.D's office on 26 January without which the dams operation would not have happened. States is was…

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A personal account of life of an engineer, C E Brennan, who was seconded to A V Roe at Woodford and Ringway who saw Roy Chadwick frequently. He talks of comradeship, playing rugby and listening to singer Hilda Green. Mentions the sporting rivalry…
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