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Seven aircrew wearing Mae Wests standing arm in arm in front of a Halifax. Annotated at bottom 'MU, WOp, Nav, Pilot, Eng, BA, RG'. Submitted with caption; '…my Father-in-law. Ronald Davis of Chichester. He was flight engineer on Halifax mk3 78…

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman with air gunner brevet and medal ribbons.

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Six aircrew, three sitting and three standing wearing tunic with brevet. Five are sergeants and one a flight sergeant. On the reverse 'Back row, Ron Britt, M U gunner, T Widdowson, W/Op, A Bergham, bomb aimer Aus, Front row, D B[...], rear gunner, R…

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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 Cruickshank 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 an officer's peaked cap. Signed bottom left 'Yours Sincerely Gordon'.

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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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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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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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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Fifteen service personnel sitting and standing in three rows wearing tunic and side caps. Circle drawn around one face middle of middle row and crosses over three others. Faded pen inscription at top'[....] 1941', In the background a wooden building…

Five Group Newsletter, number 21, April 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about process of servicing, gardening, navigation, honours and awards, signals / radar, tactics, air bombing, radar / navigation, link…

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Top - newspaper cutting 'Last of the line' showing top a picture of airborne Lancaster and below a photograph of a Lancaster with large crowd of spectators. Writes that last flying example of Lancaster had been saved. The French Air Force agreed to…

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Top left - target photograph showing open countryside with many bomb craters.
Top right - Arthur Pearce in uniform holding hand of young child on the left. Another child is partly visible to the left of the photography. In the background a tree…

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Top left - Arthur Pearce in the rear turret of a Lancaster.

Bottom right - Arthur Pearce leaning out of the rear door of a Lancaster rear turret which is rotated fully to port.

Bottom left - newspaper cutting title 'Southwark "Pathfinder" on…

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Top left - three airmen in khaki uniform with side caps standing in line with trees in the background.
Top right - air-to-ground view of landscape with many bomb craters.
Middle left - an airman on bed in barrack room.
Bottom left - air to…

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Top right - newspaper cutting titled 'Gen Spaatz welcomes RAF' with three photographs. Top left photograph of General Spaatz at microphone welcoming RAF to Andrews Field. Also in background Lord Inverchapel, British Ambassador, Col Curtis D Sluman…

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Tin box with label for Arthur Pearce 12 AG, 1943/44. Contains Distinguished Flying Medal ribbon and accompanied by air gunner and flight engineer brevets.
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