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A cartoon with image of destroyed building and large stone with inscription saying: 'This stone was unlaid at Bremen by 50 Sqdn, followed by names of crew (F/O Calvert, P/O Sears, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruikshank, Sgt Connor) on 13/14…

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A cartoon with im'ge of destroyed building and large stone with inscription saying: “This stone was unlaid at Dusseldorf by 50 Sqdn, followed by names of crew (F/O Calvert, P/O Sears, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruikshank, Sgt Connor) on…

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Lancaster dropping bombs annotated with the names of the crew: 'F/O Calvert, F/Sgt Stevens, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruikshank, Sgt Connor' on each bomb- captioned 'Bremen 4/5 Sept. 1942'.

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Framed pastel portrait of Flying Officer G Cruikshank with air gunner brevet, medal ribbons and wearing officers peaked cap.

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Head and shoulder portrait of air gunner with medal ribbons, air gunner brevet and wearing officers peaked cap. Signed bottom left 'Yours Sincerely Gordon'.

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Details checks for air gunner for: before take-off. engines started, taxying and before landing.

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BBC 78 RPM vinyl disk Gordon Cruikshank recorded in August 1944. Says joined RAF in 1938 and Bomber Command in 1941 as air gunner. Started operations in 1942 and completed first tour of 31 trips at end of November 1942. Says was badly shot up on…

Five Group Newsletter, number 23, June 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about gunnery, air bombing, navigation, armament, navigation training, public relations, signals, gardening, equipment, air sea rescue,…

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Gold wire brevet with silver AG

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Brevet wit AG in centre

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Brevet with AG in centre

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Cloth brevet

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Observer's and Air Gunner's Flying Log Book. Starts 27 September 1941

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Eric is in uniform standing with his bride. She is carrying a floral bouquet. Behind are bushes.

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Eric Horsham in thermal flying gear, standing in a doorway. Captioned 'Up, up and away!’, on the reverse 'Eric – One of the few', with signatures.

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Three quarter length portrait of Eric Horsham in uniform, holding a pipe. On the reverse 'Marston Moor Sept 1943'.

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Three quarter length portrait of Eric Horsham in sergeant's uniform, behind is a stone wall.

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Two brothers standing outside their house. They are in uniform with arms round each other's shoulders. A third man's head can be seen in the background.
On the reverse '68 Purrett Rd Plumstead 1940/1 Eric LEFT Brother Roy now Capt 1944'.

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BHorshamESHorshamESv2.pdf
Recollection of Eric Horsham from his early years in Plumstead, training at Lords, Torquay, St Athans, Marston Moor then 102 Squadron at Pocklngton. On one operation they were badly damaged but made a successful forced landing at Woodbridge, assisted…

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Seven airmen in front of their Halifax. On a second image the same image is annotated -
'Mid-Upper Gunner Jim Finney Hull
Flight Engineer Eric Horsham Wolwich SE London
Navigator Owen Shirley Carshalton Surrey
Pilot F/Lt Edgar Francis Seke St…

Five Group Newsletter, number 22, May 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about armament, war savings, flying control, engineering, flight engineers, gardening, prisoner of war fund, air bombing, navigation,…

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Nine airmen arranged in three rows. One, a sergeant is squatting on the ground. Three are seated and five are standing. Behind the men are trees.

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Two photographs, the first is of two airmen, one squatting and one standing behind. It is captioned 'Ted & Tom Bomb aimer & w/op 21 OTU'.
The second is a larger version of the same image and on the reverse is
'F/Sgt Tom Carter W/Op
F/Sgt Ted…

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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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Half length portrait of an airman with his arms crossed. On the reverse -
'Love Ron xx
this Will is for you,
I will send you one of Gwen & Ron a better one than this soon,
Love to Ethel'.
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