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Poem by Bill Cooke prior to a visit to East Kirkby - contrasting the stress of operational flying on Lancasters to the forthcoming aircraft taxi ride.

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A route, with times, flown by Steve Puskas in 'Sweet Adeline' on D Day. The route starts in Yorkshire then Kings Lynn, East of Eastbourne, SSE of Caen, N of Gurnsey, SE of Exeter, E of Porthcawl, W of Stoke-on-Trent then back to base. The aircraft…

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Two photographs and one reverse. One shows seven aircrew posed underneath their aircraft. Four are standing behind, with two on one knee in the front row, on a tarpaulin, and the pilot sat cross-legged in the middle. They are on a dispersal. Airfield…

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37 airmen arranged in four rows in front of a hangar.
On the reverse ' "C" Flight RAF Station Greenwood Nova Scotia No 36 OTU Hudson III
Back Row Pilots RCAF
2nd Row Standing Observers RAF
3rd Row Seated Air Gunners RCAF
Front Row Kneeling…

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Fred's life story from early days sneaking downstairs to drink the dregs at his parent's public house, playing rugby and studying hard, becoming an accountant, learning to be an accurate rifle shooter then joining the RAF as a an air gunner. He…

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Ted Lewis at the rear gun turret of a Halifax.
On the reverse 'E.G. "Ted" Lewis Spare Gunner June 1944'.

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Ted crouched under a Halifax with a gun.
On the reverse 'E.G. "Ted" Lewis with .5 showing free standing mount on bottom of gun. To escape the .5 must be thrown out. June 1944'.
A second image shows the gun in position. On the reverse 'E.G. "Ted"…

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A painted wooden plaque with the nose art from Homer Lawson's Halifax. It features a ram's head snorting smoke and a swastika breaking apart. On the head is a maple leaf (the pilot was Canadian) and 'Go'tdam' Underneath is 'The Ol'Ram'. There is a 10…

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11 trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. On the front it is captioned with the names of the men and on the reverse their names are handwritten. There is also a stamp with 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

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Ten trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. Their names are captioned on the front and handwritten on the reverse. Also stamped on the reverse is 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

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Ten trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. On the front it is captioned with the names of the men and on the reverse their names are handwritten. There is also a stamp with 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

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Ten trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. Underneath are their names. On the reverse their names are repeated and there is a stamp 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

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Three photographs of trainee airmen.
Photo 1 is 'N' Squad of ten airmen arranged in two rows.
Photo 2 is 'C' Squad of 11 airmen arranged in two rows.
Photo 3 is 'P' Squad of ten airmen arranged in two rows.
Each group is in front of a wooden…

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Three photographs of trainees.
Photo 1 is of 11 airmen arranged in two rows.
Photo 2 is of ten airmen arranged in two rows. Underneath each man's name is listed and '104 Course 'M' Squad'.
Photo 3 of ten airmen arranged in two rows. Each man's…

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12 trainee airmen arranged in two rows, annotated 'Gunnery School, Stormy Down'.

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A list of the course at 13 air gunner school.

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13 airmen in two rows, front row of seven sitting and rear row of six standing. All are wearing greatcoats and side caps. In the background a wooden hut with windows. A board at the front reads 'No 126 Course Air Gunners Squad B, 13-12-43 [....]'.…

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Photo 1 is a group of Pilots and Flight Engineers arranged in front of a Lancaster. Each individual is named in the caption.
Photo 2 is a group of eight air gunners arranged in front of a Lancaster.

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15 airmen in two rows, seven in front row kneeling and eight standing behind. All are wearing battledress and side cap. On the reverse 'No 1 AGS Pembrey, 30-1-44/25-3-44, Bert Davies kneeling third from right, passing out parade'.

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15 airmen in two rows, seven kneeling in the front and eight standing to the rear. All wearing battledress and side cap. On the reverse 'H. R. Harvey, kneeling extreme right, trainee air gunner, passing out parade, No 1 AGS Pembrey 1944'.

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15 airmen in two rows, eight in front kneeling and seven behind standing. All are in battledress with side cap. Derrick Allen is front row right extreme right. In the background open ground. On the reverse 'Derrick Allen kneeling extreme right,…

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Four airmen sitting on grass with four standing behind, annotated 'Gunners 15 Sqdn May 46'.

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A document with the battle order for the squadron. It lists each aircraft and each crew member for operations that night. Annotated on it is 'Taken from the Sergeant's Mess kitchen copy which was used to mark off the "Egg and Bacon" meals. The…
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