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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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On the left Warrant Officer Arthur Pearce wearing tunic with half brevet, medal ribbons and Pathfinder badge with cigarette in his right hand. He is arm in arm with a men on the right wearing a civilian suit and floral buttonhole. Behind them a tree…

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an air-to-air view of two Lancasters in formation taken from the rear turret of a third. They are over a town on the coast. Both have fared over front turrets and no mid upper turrets. On the reverse 'Formation Flying 15 Sqdn Lanc Mk 1 Special 46/47…

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The loss of Colin Farrant and the award of a Distinguished Flying Medal to Donald Cochrane are reported in a newspaper article. They were friends who joined up together at the age of 15. Colin Farrant went missing on an operation to Essen. Donald…

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A pilot and Alexander Lamb seated in a cockpit.
A second copy of the image is annotated 'Local Flying 45 myself & Skipper'.

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Three quarter length portrait of two airmen in khaki uniform eating sandwiches. Arthur Pearce is on the left wearing air gunners brevet, medals ribbons and pathfinder badge. He has warrant officer rank badge on wrist band. In the background a table…

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Two airmen wearing khaki uniform - one facing away and Arthur Pearce on right looking at the camera. He is wearing an air gunner brevet and has his arm up holding door lintel. Another man in uniform is inside the doorway. Several pineapples hang…

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Two airmen standing in a garden. One id smoking a pipe, the other has his hand on the taller airman's shoulder.

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Twenty five trainee airmen in three rows, front sitting and the rear two standing. All are wearing tunic and side caps. Caption: 'No 44 A.G. Course, Squad 3,(left side) LAC Roberts, Williams H, Hindson, Payne, LAC Flood, Yeates, Whitehead, Morfett,…

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Tony Terry standing in his uniform and smoking. On the reverse 'A. Terry R.A.A.F. Anthony (Tony) D. Terry [unclear] Jim Wright 1/95'.

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States that Tom Whitehead was released from service as a Warrant Officer on 14 April 1946.

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Sergeant Tom Wharmby in uniform and his bride on their wedding day. His bride is in a bridal gown and veil, holding a large bouquet of flowers. They are standing outside the church. On the reverse 'Sgt Tom Wharmby, 199 Sqd, 1236751'.

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Tom Wharmby was born at Walkden, North Manchester. Mentions hobbies, schooling at St Johns School, Bolton Commercial and Worsley Technical School, his wedding and an accounting job at Cooper and Cooper.
Details his military career with the Home…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Tom Wharmby. He is in full uniform with sergeant's stripes and air gunner brevet. On the reverse 'Sgt Tom Wharmby 199 Sqd 1236751'.

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Seven aircrew, Leslie Jones, Tom Sayer, Joseph Muldoon, Leonard Hancock, Brendon Reele, James Kid and Hugh Billbrough, three sitting on a concrete path in front, four standing behind all wearing battledress.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie from RAF Warmwell. He discusses their family and money matters and then describes a typical day's training.

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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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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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Three airmen standing at an open door. On their left is the wheel of a bicycle. They are wearing fatigues. On the reverse is annotated 'W/Op Nav & Mid Upper' and 'Ace'.

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Three airmen standing outside a brick building. On the reverse 'L to R Rid, Don, Johnny'.

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Half length portrait of three airmen in sergeant's uniform, two with air gunner brevets, one with air signaller brevet. They are grouped overlapping one another, and facing the camera. Bert Allen is on the left. On the reverse, 'Sgt Billany, R.G.,…

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Three aircrew wearing tunic and side cap. On the right front a pilot warrant officer, front left a flight sergeant. Behind an airman with half brevet carrying a duffel bag over his shoulder. In the background a hut. Caption 'F/O Smith and crew'.

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Thirteen aircrew in two rows wearing tunic or battledress. Five are sitting in front with a dog 'Dusky' in the centre. David Donaldson is centre front. In the background trees. Other personnel identified as: rear row left to right: Flight Lieutenant …

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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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