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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…

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Head and shoulders of portrait of Derek Gurney.

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

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

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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'.

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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.

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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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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…

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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.

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

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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'.

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

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

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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.

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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…

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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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Head and shoulder studio portrait of Alan Ramsbottom, in uniform. On the reverse 'Alan Ramsbottom, Sergeant 1482867, Air Gunner 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Died Tuesday 20th March 1945, Age 22'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Alexander Lamb in uniform. His air gunner brevet is visible.

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Seven airmen. On the reverse -
'My Crew "The Boys" At Wigsley March 1945 reading left to right
Front Row
Jock Bathgate (A/G)
Jack Darlow (Skipper)
Jock Lanm (A/G)
Back Row
Alf Porter (Navigator)
Bob Lane (Engineer)
Eric Gabb (Wireless…

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Seven airmen arranged in two rows. Underneath is annotated their crew duty. Above is a 15 Squadron crest with 1945 written on.
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