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OHorryAH1332586-160818-010001.jpg
RAF Form 543 issued to Arthur Horry detailing his service record.

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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,…

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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.

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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.

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

OBrooksWA1318320-200117-01.pdf
This is a second RAF Form 2520A, reflecting Bill's time as a prisoner of war. It was issued at RAF Hednesford, on 14 March 1946. It records Bill's service from 18 August 1941 until his release on 13 March 1946, including his time as a POW from 26 May…

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Seven airmen including Bill forming the crew of a Halifax. Each man is identified in the caption underneath. Information supplied with the collection states 'Bill and Crew Leconfield 640 Sqn 1944-45, Pilot- Bill Gudrum-Middlesborough, BA - Arthur -…

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Seven aircrew standing with the pilot at the left all wearing side caps with the second man from the left wearing his centrally, The aircrew next to the pilot are wearing whistles, the man on the end is holding a book.
On the reverse 'BILL RYAN'S…

MThomasWH152984-150721-01.pdf
He describes his first interest in the RAF, in 1938. He joined the Air Defence Cadet Corps, and later in 1941 the Air Training Corps. He was called up by the RAF in February 1942, and proceeded through initial training and the Initial Training Wing…

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Two airmen identified as Bill Willoughby and Stan Chadderton, Navigator and Bomb Aimer, in their beds at Blida.

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Blank form for bomb aimers briefing

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In full flying clothing surrounded by his equipment.

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Front of a Lancaster showing front turret and bomb aimer's cupola. Aircrew wearing flying helmet and goggles in the cupola looking at camera. In the background open ground and hedges. On the reverse 'W/O Sutton Air Bomber April 1945'.

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Notes including timings, heights, marking plan, master bomber and target marking.

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Close up of Lancaster bomb sight taken through flat optical panel, individual visible holding bomb release switch.

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Indicates one bomb load and includes time on target, preselection settings, distributor settings, some handwritten calculations and code words. On the reverse; marking and tactics, notes, bombing, Window and other details,

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Shows three bomb loads but with the middle one crossed out. Includes preselection settings, false heights, Window, nickles and zero hour.

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Blank form on the front. On the reverse aiming instructions and other bombing notes.

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Front not completed. On the reverse marking and tactics notes including Mosquito marking.

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Annotated 'MINOLS'. Shows four bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, false height and delay settings. Annotated 'Scrubbed' in large red letters. On the reverse some notes.
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