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Five Group Newsletter, number 20, March 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about processes of navigation, signals/radar, photography, gardening, Gee, flying control, H2S, decorations, tactics, flight engineers, war…

Five Group Newsletter, number 36, July 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on training, signals, navigation, radar navigation, air bombing, gunnery, tactics, Japanese fighter control, air crew safety, accidents,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 30, January 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on famous last words, operations, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing, signals, gardening, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 18, January 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about training, signals, gunnery, accidents, bombing, decorations, photography, engineering, armament, navigation, flying control,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 19, February 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about tactics, navigation, air bombing, gardening, sports, training, flying control, H2S, Gee, photography, honours and awards, signals…

Five Group Newsletter, number 29, December 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on tactics, operations, gardening, signals, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, air bombing, engineering, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 25, August 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about sports, engineering , war effort, gunnery, training, equipment, photography, gardening, war savings, second thoughts for pilots,…

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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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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Twelve servicemen, three squatting and four standing on the ground. Five further are on a raised stand or ladder leading to front fuselage of a Lancaster. Notes with names on the reverse .

MSaintTJ1452007-180212-01.pdf
Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

LSaintTJ1452007v1.pdf
Flying log book for T J saint, air gunner, covering the period from 22 August 1943 to 10 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Morpeth, RAF Wing, RAF Little Horwood, RAF Newmarket, RAF Stradishall, RAF…

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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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OWhiteheadT1502391-180307-02.pdf
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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