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LAndrewsPF181152.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for P F Andrews, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 16 August 1943 to 13 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. It also…

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David Joseph in pilot's uniform.

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Head an shoulders portrait of two airmen both wearing uniform tunic. The pilot on the left wera a side cap and the airman on the right a peaked cap. Reported as Flight Lieutenant Frank Hugh 'Lofty' Long on left and unknown airman on right 5.6.40 –…

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Two aircrew standing together in front of a hedge. Unknown airman on left and Flight Lieutenant Frank Hugh 'Lofty' Long on right, Lofty taught Leonard how to fly Whitleys whilst in 102 Squadron. Lofty died during a operation on 13th March 1941. Photo…

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Six officers with Leonard Cheshire second from right standing in line in front of a door with Base Operation over it. All wear uniform tunic and four in centre have pilots brevet. The second and third from the left are air commodores.

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From left to right Jemadar Nand Singh, Colonel Maharaja Harinder Singh of Faridkot, General Claude Auchinleck, Wing commander James Brindley Nicolson, Wing commander Leonard Cheshire. On the reverse 'Leonard Cheshire (right), possibly a posting to…

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Leonard Cheshire is sitting at table on the left looking down with another officer seated alongside to the right. Two officers stand behind Cheshire on the left and four other to the side of the table on the right. All wear tunic and four have…

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Three quarter length portrait of an officer and his bride standing in a church doorway. The flight lieutenant on the left is wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and medal ribbon.The brides on the right is holding his hand and is wearing wedding dress…

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Half-length portrait of Leonard Cheshire wearing tropical uniform jacket with rolled up sleeves and side cap. Visible is group captain rank, pilot's brevet and medal ribbons for Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying…

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A group of aircrew wearing tunic and side or peaked caps standing looking into a swimming pool where a rubber dingy is floating. Reported to be possibly 102 Squadron. On the reverse 13.08.40 No. 4. Additional information about this item was kindly…

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An air gunner who has completed two tours. Requests advice on how to get back on operations.

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From squadron signals leader. Directs arrangements for daily inspections of aircraft W/T equipment.

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To senior personnel staff officer at Bomber Command giving history of Sergeant McLean, Distinguished Service Medal, an air gunner who shot down at least four aircraft while serving on 102 squadron before medical downgrade. Is now fit again but posted…

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Assures the sergeant that he will try his best to fulfil his request and that he would write if he has any success..

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States he would be pleased to have Stult there but he cannot affect postings. Suggest Stult put in an application for him and crew. He would need to come with his crew as it would be impossible to find him one there.

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States he has no vacancy at the moment but will have in a few days and writes he would like him then.

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Asks if Cheshire has vacancy for wireless operator on his squadron. Served under him at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and recent returned after evading on the continent.

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A Rhodesian flight engineer, he requests information on how to get posted to Cheshire's squadron. Previous tour on 78 Squadron and currently on 425 Squadron, which is becoming all French Canadian. Happy to drop rank but wished to remain with…

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On headed note paper J Craven and Co Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia. Writes that he was glad that Cheshire had been able to find a pewter mug in memory of son. Notes they have had other bad news in that daughter's fiance Bruce Davies an air gunner on…

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States that Cheshire's previous wireless operator Flight Lieutenant Hill has suggested he write to Cheshire. Provides his history as air gunner with 102 Squadron in 1942 where he was credited with four aircraft destroyed one probable and two damaged.…

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A Group Captain, wearing battledress with pilot's brevet and medal ribbons, and a peaked cap stands with his right hand on a large bomb in the bomb bay of a Lancaster. On the reverse '[....]. Johnny Fauqier'. Reported as Gp Cpt J E Fauquier, OC 617…

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Head and shoulders portrait of a young man wearing tunic with observers brevet. On the reverse 'Pat Kelly, my navigator'.

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Large posed group of RAF personnel in front of aircraft (Halifax II), including Leonard Cheshire. On the reverse in Leonard Cheshire's handwriting "35 sqdn 1941, Jock Moncrieff W/Op, "Revs" Rivaz R/Gunner. Additional information about this item was…

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Full length portrait of a Royal Air Force officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and side cap. In the background shrubbery. On the reverse 'Flying Officer Ross James DFC, AF/45'.

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Photo/drawing of aircraft (619 squadron Lancaster) captioned 'RAF Bomber Command 1939-1945. Some of the men who flew in Lancasters'. Annotated with hundreds of signatures which include Barnes Wallis, Arthur T Harris, Ralph Cochrane. Leonard Cheshire,…
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