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PDunbarJL1604.jpg
In the centre and airman standing wearing uniform tunic with sergeant rank and half brevet (bomb aimer) cutting a cake on a table. To the left a bride in white dress standing looks on. Three other people left and right sitting. Submitted with caption…

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Full length image of an airman wearing tunic with brevet and pathfinder badge, standing in a garden with bushes and trees in the background. On the reverse 'Charles William Eyles "Bill"'.

PShenbanjoA1705.jpg
Seven airmen, including Akin Shenbanjo, are standing under the front of their Halifax. They are wearing parachute harnesses and Mae Wests.

PEdgarAG19010032.jpg
Alan Edgar and four of his wartime crew. They are standing under the Lancaster at RAF Scampton. A Grand Slam bomb can be seen in the background. On the reverse the five crew members are identified with their crew role.

PEdgarAG19010117.jpg
A group of six airmen arranged in two rows in front of a brick building. On the reverse is written
'Left to Right
Bob the Navigator
Don the Rear Gunner
Allan the Air Bomber
Johnny the Mid Upper Gunner
Rid the Wireless Op
Myself'.
A second…

PMorganA1706.jpg
Alan Morgan and crew left to right: bomb aimer, Mac; rear gunner, Jock; Alan; upper gunner, Tommy; navigator, Andy; wireless operator, Frank.

Aircrew identities via supplementary information from donor.

PLambAM17010033.jpg
Seven airmen. On the reverse -
'My Crew "The Boys" At Wigsley March 1945 reading left to right
Front Row
Jock Bathgate (A/G)
Jack Darlow (Skipper)
Jock Lanm (A/G)
Back Row
Alf Porter (Navigator)
Bob Lane (Engineer)
Eric Gabb (Wireless…

PLambAM17010002.jpg
Seven airmen arranged in two rows. Underneath is annotated their crew duty. Above is a 15 Squadron crest with 1945 written on.

PEdgarAG19010065.jpg
Allan Millard dressed in flying helmet and boots, with a pullover tucked into pyjama trousers, is holding a can and smoking a pipe. He has one foot on a boot-scraper and behind is a brick building. On the reverse 'Allan the Air Bomber'.

PEdgarAG19010131.jpg
Two members of Alan Edgar's crew standing in front of a brick building. On the reverse 'L to R Allan, Bob

PAllnuttFJ1606.jpg
Seven airmen standing behind a large bomb on a bomb trolley after the crew's last operation. 'Whacko Bluey!' is chalked on the bomb. Bluey was a term applied to a redhead, in this case one of the ground crew.

Additional information about this…

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Handwritten list of the crew:

'Date 23rd Aug 1943
Target Berlin
A/C Stirling III EE 5938'X'
Capt WO Fear T,
Nav Sgt Ruddy G.H.
AB Sgt Bain A,
W,Op Sgt Woolcott, D.G,
FE Sgt Munro C,
M.U. Sgt Holmes J.A.C, (Can),
R.Gnr F S Davidson…

The Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book for Andrew Bain <br />
Covers the period from 26 June 1942 until August 1943. In June 1946 stamped by the RAF Central Depository ‘Death Presumed’. He qualified as an air gunner on the 31 October 1942 and as an observer on the 9 October 1942. He identifies his flying…

PGuyanS17010012.jpg
Five airmen standing in front of a building.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'Appleby crew, Gordon Appleby - Pilot, Len Howell - Navigator, Alf Hitchcock - Air Bomber, Jack Crisp - Wireless Operator, John Higgins - Rear Gunner NOT…

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RAF Form 543 issued to Arthur Horry detailing his service record.

PLongTCA1605.jpg
Seven airmen in two rows.
Back row, left to right: Frank Benger, mid-upper gunner; Jim Neal, flight engineer; Jack Pollard, wireless operator; Arthur Long, navigator. Front, left to right: Alec Bishop, rear gunner; Harry Tweed, pilot; Alan Johns,…

PVickersA1603.jpg
A landscape group photograph of seven airmen in uniform, standing by, sitting on and resting against something not seen, submitted with caption; 'Arthur Vickers crew 1943. 2nd left rear Bill Elsey, Bomb Aimer. Arthur Vickers right rear.' Huts are…

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A battle order for 186 Squadron for an operation to Gelsenkirchen. It details each aircraft and all seven crew members for each aircraft.

PBaileyJD1604.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of Bill Bailey in uniform with brevet and medal ribbons. The photograph was taken to commemorate his promotion to Pilot Officer. Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

PBallantyneWM1902.jpg
Seven men wearing uniform tunic with brevet, three sitting in front and four standing behind. Submitted with caption 'Bill Ballantyne Crew'.
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