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LBrittRG1739520v1.pdf
Navigator’s air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Ronald G Britt, covering the period from 1 October 1943 to 26 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Downs, RAF Wymeswold, RAF…

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A sergeant wearing tunic with air gunner brevet sitting on a stone wall next to a woman with blue dress and hat. Captioned 'Ken Beard wedding photo'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Five aircrew wearing battledress and side caps in front of a corrugated iron hut. three have visible brevet (one pilot and two half brevet). Captioned 'Max Barry's Wellington Crew, 1,2,3,4,5, Church Broughton 27 OTU, November 1943, 1 Max Barry, air…

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Contains personal details including next of kin. Enlisted 16.4.43. Notes mustered as air gunner discharged as AC2 on 27 February 1945 as services no longer required. Noted that after initial training went to 31 Base and served on 149, 90 and 115…

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Framed pastel portrait of Flying Officer G Cruikshank with air gunner brevet, medal ribbons and wearing officers peaked cap.

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Head and shoulder portrait of air gunner with medal ribbons, air gunner brevet and wearing officers peaked cap. Signed bottom left 'Yours Sincerely Gordon'.

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Details checks for air gunner for: before take-off. engines started, taxying and before landing.

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BBC 78 RPM vinyl disk Gordon Cruikshank recorded in August 1944. Says joined RAF in 1938 and Bomber Command in 1941 as air gunner. Started operations in 1942 and completed first tour of 31 trips at end of November 1942. Says was badly shot up on…

Five Group Newsletter, number 23, June 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about gunnery, air bombing, navigation, armament, navigation training, public relations, signals, gardening, equipment, air sea rescue,…

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Gold wire brevet with silver AG

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Brevet wit AG in centre

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Brevet with AG in centre

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52 playing cards listing 53 individual operations. The 52nd card (10 of diamonds) shows promotions from A.C. 1 to Pilot Officer. Operations 32, 35 and 38 are all listed on the four of hearts.

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Observer's and Air Gunner's Flying Log Book. Starts 27 September 1941

BCruickshankGCruickshankGv3.pdf
Describes life with family from 1918. Joined Army – 4th Queens Own Hussars 2nd January 1936. Joined RAF 1938 and trained as balloon operator then applied as air gunner. December 1941 50 Squadron operations to St Nazaire and Rostock – 30th May…

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Mentions time as a balloon operator at Felixtowe and then training as an air gunner. First tour on 50 Squadron RAF Swinderby on Manchester, but had to wait for aircraft to arrive as squadron still flying Hampden when he arrived later transferred to…

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The bar was named after Group Captain Denis Peter John Smith DFC CBE. The text describes the man and there is a photograph of crew under the nose of an aircraft and a second photograph has two airmen standing at the rear of an aircraft. It is…

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Recollection of Eric Horsham from his early years in Plumstead, training at Lords, Torquay, St Athans, Marston Moor then 102 Squadron at Pocklngton. On one operation they were badly damaged but made a successful forced landing at Woodbridge, assisted…

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Seven airmen in front of their Halifax. On a second image the same image is annotated -
'Mid-Upper Gunner Jim Finney Hull
Flight Engineer Eric Horsham Wolwich SE London
Navigator Owen Shirley Carshalton Surrey
Pilot F/Lt Edgar Francis Seke St…

Five Group Newsletter, number 22, May 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about armament, war savings, flying control, engineering, flight engineers, gardening, prisoner of war fund, air bombing, navigation,…

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Three airmen standing at the front of a Wellington with no front turret. On the reverse
'S/Ldr Corbishley Pilot
F/Lt Ray Nav
Sgt R Dobble R/Gunner.
Moreton in Marsh 21 OTU'.

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Half length portrait of an airman with his arms crossed. On the reverse -
'Love Ron xx
this Will is for you,
I will send you one of Gwen & Ron a better one than this soon,
Love to Ethel'.

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Two airmen walking down a street. On the reverse 'Fred Davies and I Llandrindod Wells 1946'.

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Six airmen standing outside a wooden hut. Five are wearing flying helmets, googles and flying uniforms. On the reverse 'Moreton in Marsh 21 OTU Gunners'.

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An article about a navigator and a bomb aimer who destroyed their maps on two occasions. They were charged with Lack of Moral Fibre.
A second article titled 'Norton Camp, Sheffield' is about a punishment camp where the writer was sent after cycling…
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