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Six airmen in front of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'The Crew Waddington 463 Squadron Don -2nd from right ) Missing Bill Morgan Bomb Aimer)'.

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Ken Johnson's crew. Captioned ‘LL91 QR-X “Xray” with Harry Watkins crew L-R Doug. Hockin (N) Fred Jowitt (E) Johnny Ware (W/O) Ted Ray (B/A) Front- Harry Watkins (P) Ken Johnson (MUG) Hugh Green (RG)’

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A group of eight airmen, the front row seated , the four at the back standing. It is annotated '2nd Tour Crew 1944-45. Celebrating End of 51st Ops.& Tour Horse & Jockey, Waddington'.

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 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 28, November 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on the end of the Tirpitz, gardening, operations, signals, navigation, this month's bouquetes, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing,…

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Seven aircrew in various uniform. One wearing Mae West is sitting on a chock in front while the others, three with Mae Wests stand behind. In the background the front of a Lancaster with bomb door open. The aircraft has the letter 'S' on the nose and…

Five Group Newsletter, number 27, October 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, signals, tactics, air bombing, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, training, second thoughts…

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A colourised head and shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp's husband taken during his training in Canada.
Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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A head a shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp and her husband. Both are in uniform, he has a bomb aimer brevet.

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A group of seven airmen sitting on top of a Lancaster, JI-N, PB142. One man is sitting on the mid-upper turret. Underneath is 'Rosebud'.

From the left the crew is: wireless operator / air gunner Sergeant Denis Carlos Bradbury 198880 (1811449), mid…

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Seven airmen in two rows at the rear of a Lancaster, JI-N'. Four are identified with annotations - 'Len Thatcher, Hank Snow, Denis Bradbury, Woody Freamo'.

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Seven airmen in flying gear at the rear of a 514 Squadron Lancaster. From left to right, back: Gorton Craig 'Gort' Angus; Donald G. 'Don' Thompson; Henry Charles 'Hank' Snow; Roy A. Moran; Leonard James 'Len' Thatcher. Front: Bernard Ellwood…

Five Group Newsletter, number 26, September 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, war effort, tactics, signals, air bombing, navigation, radar navigation, engineering, air sea rescue,…

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Fourteen airmen sitting and standing in two rows. All are wearing tunic with half brevet and side caps. Captioned '45 Course Bomb Aimers'. On the reverse 'Part of 13 Course 4.A.O.S, West Freugh'.

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 24, July 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about second thoughts for pilots, gardening, war effort, signals, armament, war savings, navigation, radar navigation, navigation training,…

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Writes that he returned safely to West Freugh. They were recalled from leave because they were to be posted at the weekend but it was decided they needed to do more bombing trips. Writes of mix up on return journey with respirator cases with ATS girl…

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Thanks her for parcel and letter. Shocked by story of bombs jettisoned by friendly aircraft but shouldn't judge until know the facts. Worried about Lancaster base being so close to home. Noted he came back with three bombs unaccounted for. Catches up…

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Writes of pay day and money sent home. Writes on domestic matters and fiend and family news. Now senior course, lots of cross country flights. Dropped his first bombs. Continuing with bombing and navigation flights. Mentions swimming tests and…

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Open with finance matters and that doing same old routine flying. Now on bombing course and busy on the trainer. No news on leave. Catches up with family and friend news.

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Writes he is happier with location and work will be interesting. Little chance of long leaves. Would like to get his bike up there, good local rides with farms. Mentions Stranraer (dismal) Writes he has flown in Botha but it is different to past…

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Last letter before leaving West Freugh. Writes about potential choice next courses as navigator or bomb aimer. Chooses navigator course at Upper Heyford. Considered navigator as harder job. Catches up with news and writes he has now passed out as…

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Seven aircrew standing and sitting in two rows. All wear battledress with brevet and side caps. From left to right, rear row: Sergeant Cyril Marjoram, gunner; Sergeant Douglas Richard Bacon, gunner; Flight Sergeant Tom Smith, wireless operator and…
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