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PWatsonPHC1702.pdf
Peter Watson in uniform with Air Gunner’s brevet and medal ribbons. Submitted with caption; PHC Watson Aged 22 1946.'

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LWatsonPHC182029v1.pdf
Flying log book (Partial) for P H C Watson, air gunner, covering the period from 13 February 1944 to 7 June 1944 and for April 1945. Detailing some of his operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Elsham Wolds, RAF Ludford Magna and RAF Witchford.…

BHopgoodPMHopgoodPDv1.pdf
The biography begins with government measures at the start of National Service. He volunteered and enlisted at Padgate, Warrington. He was classified as Grade 1 , medically. Initial training was at Lords then Regents Park, London, then Babbacombe,…

PSimpsonF1703.jpg
Seven airmen at the nose of their Lancaster, 'Ollie's Bus'. Submitted with caption, “Frank's Crew. Center of photo - Ollie's pilot, 5th left HR Hardstaff (NAV), Ken Smale (Tail end Charlie) Frank is 6th from Left. 1944 – 45”.

LSimpsonF2203970v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for F Simpson, air gunner, covering the period from 5 July 1944 to 20 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Down, RAF…

PJohnsonKA1501.jpg
Ken Johnson's crew. Captioned ‘LL91 QR-X “Xray” with Harry Watkins crew L-R Doug. Hockin (N) Fred Jowitt (E) Johnny Ware (W/O) Ted Ray (B/A) Front- Harry Watkins (P) Ken Johnson (MUG) Hugh Green (RG)’

PSmithWJ1615.jpg
A group of seven airmen with Walter Smith standing at the extreme left at the back. Bill Radford is seated in the centre. Behind are RAF buildings.

PSmithWJ1612.jpg
Walter and his bride on their wedding day. He is in his RAF uniform and she is wearing a long white dress and is carrying a floral bouquet.

PSmithWJ1606.jpg
Sergeant Walter Smith, in uniform, seated on a motorbike holding a small dog. The registration of the bike is BDT451. It is annotated 'Wal & Jock 1943'.

PSmithWJ1605.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of Walter Smith. His uniform has an air gunner brevet.

LSmithWJ1141900v10028.jpg
A group of eight airmen, the front row seated , the four at the back standing. It is annotated '2nd Tour Crew 1944-45. Celebrating End of 51st Ops.& Tour Horse & Jockey, Waddington'.

PMadgettHR19030004.jpg
Six aircrew, four standing behind and two kneeling in front.Three are wearing parachute harness and one a flying jacket. In the background part of an aircraft. Hedley Madgett is standing on the left holding a parachute and helmet.

YGeachDG1394781v1.pdf
Fourth of David Geach's diaries describing the final part of his training in Canada. He writes of his service and personal life training as an air bomber. He describes his ground and flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local…

PGeachDG16030012.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of Don Keeley. On the reverse 'Mid-Upper Gunner Don Keeley Age 24 Berlin Killed 24/3/44'.

PGeachDG16030004.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of Johnny Watson. On the reverse 'Rear Gunner Johnny 'Nipper' Watson Age 19 Berlin Killed 24/3/44'.

PGeachDG16010028.jpg
An air-to-air view of Fairey Battle, 1649, in flight. This aircraft was used as a target tug and was painted yellow and black. It was involved in a fatal crash in 1940.

PGeachDG16010026.jpg
A series of cartoons starring the Observer as the leader of the bomber crew.

PGeachDG16010008.jpg
Photo 1 is a snow plough tractor. Behind are wooden huts.

Photo 2 is inside a gym with two badminton courts and a stage. On the wall are winged air gunner and observer crests.

MGeachDG1394781-160401-06.pdf
The first issue of The Dafoe Digest, a magazine produced by No 5 Bombing and Gunnery School, Dafoe. Each section on the base has had a chance to write a short article about their activities.

Five Group Newsletter, number 36, July 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on training, signals, navigation, radar navigation, air bombing, gunnery, tactics, Japanese fighter control, air crew safety, accidents,…

PFellowesD1501.jpg
David Fellowes tells of how he used to build model airplanes and fly them in the fields when he was a boy. The son of an engineer, he first joined the Air Training Corps and then volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the age of 17. Describes his…

Five Group Newsletter, number 30, January 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on famous last words, operations, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing, signals, gardening, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 29, December 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on tactics, operations, gardening, signals, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, air bombing, engineering, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 28, November 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on the end of the Tirpitz, gardening, operations, signals, navigation, this month's bouquetes, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing,…
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