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Airmen dressed in a variety of flying kit including overalls, Mae Wests and parachute harnesses. Some are holding their parachute packs and some are on the ground. They are standing on the perimeter track with a hangar in the background.

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David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…

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Part of a letter informing that her son died as a result of air operations. Advising that one of the three unidentified crew members had been found and buried.

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The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, the transport of food parcels, Emergency supplies for the camp, POW cooking, articles about Christmas in…

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A half length portrait of Wing Commander Burrows and Muriel Audrey Imming on a balcony overlooking the sea.

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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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Two pencil drawings by John. On the left an airman about to leave an open doorway of an aircraft with one of its engines on fire. He is wearing a flying suit and boots with an observer's parachute and chest harness. On the right an airman, wearing a…

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A group of airmen and ground crew arranged in four rows in front of a Wellington with a fared over nose. On the reverse 'Comm Flight Khormaskar Aden Command March 1946-March 1947'
A post-it shows an engine and propeller with a star and 'Stanley Shaw…

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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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Three photographs of Armstrong Whitworth Atlases.
#1 a port side view
#2 two airmen shaking hands at the front of an Atlas
#3 a port side view of an Atlas with a Hucks Starter vehicle at the front.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view of gardens and palm trees.
Photo 2 is an airman in pith helmet, khaki and shorts leaning on a bench in the park.
Photo 3 is an airman wearing a pith helmet, khaki and shorts standing on a path in…

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Cutting 1 is a small photograph of a Lancaster and for of the crew with the time and day of the airing of the documentary.
Cutting 2 is an explanation of the idea of why the documentary was made and some detail about what inspired it.
Cutting 3 is…

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A card sent to Arnold's wife. He expresses sadness that he can't be with them at Christmas.

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Page titled 'Meet Mrs Mandon, Stalag Luft 3, Nov 1942'
Top left - Blurred image of fourteen men in two rows wearing a variety of civilian dress. Captioned '[..] "Meet Mrs Mandon", Stalag Luft 3. Nov'.
Top right - two actors, one in white waiters…

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A newspaper account of Dick Curnock's flight to Cairo to visit his ill brother.

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The photograph shows Group Captain Sheen painting the DSO after the aircraft completed 125 operations. Captioned 'Old Mike Squared - believed to have done more ops than any other aircraft in Bomber Command with 139 operational flights to its credit. …

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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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A camp scene of a road with wooden huts and in the distance a bunch of airmen. On the reverse 'Piccadilly Moncton'.

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A group of airmen and civilians arranged in front and on the wing of a Lancaster. This is in the style of a squadron photograph and was taken during the filming of The Dam Busters film.

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The pilot who dropped the first 'Ten-Ton Tess' bomb on Germany was awarded bar to DSO.

PThompsonKG15010178-186.pdf
12 page leaflet to advise those personnel going to Canada on the Empire Air Training Scheme, it deals with pay, dress, the Atlantic crossing, the cold weather, and currency.

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Fourteen verse poem concerning Lancaster B for Baker. Individual verses for all aircrew
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