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PFordTA17040005.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view during take off from the bomb aimer's station.
Photo 2 is air gunner Paddy Glover in his mid-upper turret.
Photo 3 is wireless operator George Tredinnick looking out of the astro-dome.
Photo 4 is…

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Head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing tunic, air gunner brevet and medal ribbons.

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Head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing tunic with air gunner brevet and medal ribbons as well as a flying helmet with goggles.

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Brevet with AG in centre

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Brevet wit AG in centre

MAllenDJ1880966-150702-04.pdf
Covers air gunners course including sighting, gun ranges, characteristics of machine guns, bullet patterns, harmonisation, firing techniques, use of tracer rounds and gun turret hydraulics. Front Cover captioned '1880966, AQC Allen, Class No 0, Hut…

PBriggsR1602.jpg
Head and shoulders of portrait of Derek Gurney.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

PLambAM17010026.jpg
Alexander in the rear turret of a Lincoln, annotated 'Lincoln May 47 My Office BP Type D 2.5" Wyton'.

PLambAM17010015.jpg
Six airmen arranged in two rows in front of a large building. One photograph has been annotated 'Mildenhall 46 Alf Jack Cooper Self Bob Freddie'.

MHarrisonR[Ser#-DoB]-151208-07.jpg
A list of instructions on the use of a turret and its guns.

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Brevet badge, cloth, gold leaves, cream wing and text, blue background.

PMcClementsR15010001.jpg
15 airmen and their officer. They are arranged in three rows, 14 are wearing side caps with a training flash. On the reverse '1943 Pembrey Pembrey Sth Wales No 1 Gunnery school
Middle Rear R McClements
To his left M.Mehan
Centre row 1st…

VPearceAT[Date]-0001.mp4
Compilation of air-to-air gunnery films against Miles Martinet target aircraft.

VPearceAT[Date]-0002.mp4
Headed 'Sgt Pearce, 23.6.44, Ex 1, Course 99B'. Air-to-air gunnery film with Miles Martinet target aircraft. Taken from Wellington from RAF Ingham.

VPearceAT[Date]-0003.mp4
Headed 'Sgt Pearce, 24.6.44, Ex 2, Course 99B'. Air-to-air gunnery film with Miles Martinet target aircraft. Taken from Wellington from RAF Ingham.

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Top - two aircrew either side of a man wearing civilian suit. All have glasses in hand. Bertie Foxlee is on the right. Bottom - nine aircrew and one man in civilian suit gathered round a table with drinks. In the background shelves with bottles.

PMcClementsR1503.jpg
The crew of V for Victor stand in a line under the nose of their Halifax 'ZA-V'. Captioned
'Aircrew V-Victor Halifax Mark III
No 10 Squadron No. 4 Group Royal Air Force- Bomber Command Melbourne Yorkshire England
Completed 38 Operations -July…

PPearceAT16010025.jpg
Arthur Pearce wearing battledress leaning out of the rear turret of a Lancaster in a light paint scheme. The turret is fully rotated to port. Tail wheel at centre bottom and dorsal turret above airman.

PPearceAT16010031.jpg
View from outside of an airman sitting in rear turret of a Lancaster. Two machine guns are visible.

PHollisAN17020003.jpg
An airman wearing leather jacket with fur collar standing with hands in pockets. In the background a single storey hut with corrugated iron roof. On the reverse '"Jock" Walker, Rear Gunner, 1943, Later Killed'.

PKellyDV1601.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of a sergeant wearing battledress with air gunner brevet. Signed '[...] all my love Ned [..]'.

PShenbanjoA1705.jpg
Seven airmen, including Akin Shenbanjo, are standing under the front of their Halifax. They are wearing parachute harnesses and Mae Wests.

PEdgarAG19010032.jpg
Alan Edgar and four of his wartime crew. They are standing under the Lancaster at RAF Scampton. On the reverse the five crew members are identified with their crew role.

PEdgarAG19010117.jpg
A group of six airmen arranged in two rows in front of a brick building. On the reverse is written
'Left to Right
Bob the Navigator
Don the Rear Gunner
Allan the Air Bomber
Johnny the Mid Upper Gunner
Rid the Wireless Op
Myself'.
A second…

PMorganA1706.jpg
Alan Morgan and crew left to right: bomb aimer, Mac; rear gunner, Jock; Alan; upper gunner, Tommy; navigator, Andy; wireless operator, Frank.

Aircrew identities via supplementary information from donor.
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