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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 21, April 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about process of servicing, gardening, navigation, honours and awards, signals / radar, tactics, air bombing, radar / navigation, link…

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Twelve servicemen, three squatting and four standing on the ground. Five further are on a raised stand or ladder leading to front fuselage of a Lancaster. Notes with names on the reverse .

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Four biographies of 199 Squadron servicemen killed in action, with notes regarding the inscriptions on their headstones.
Flying Officer Ronald Herman Downes Cook, wireless operator/ air gunner;
Sergeant Ronald Hughes, navigator;
Sergeant John…

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Seven aircrew, Leslie Jones, Tom Sayer, Joseph Muldoon, Leonard Hancock, Brendon Reele, James Kid and Hugh Billbrough, three sitting on a concrete path in front, four standing behind all wearing battledress.

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The letter is in response to a letter from Jessie requesting the inclusion of a Bomb Leader's course on Harry's Form 1996.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about how wonderful RAF Waddington is with good food, entertainment and a wonderful atmosphere. He has been told he will be a navigator bomb aimer straight away.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Waddington including an in-depth report of his first bombing operation to Kiel and seeing St Elmo’s fire on his return back in the plane.

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Reporting that Andrew Bain had been re-buried in British Military Cemetery Berlin (Heerstrasse), Grave 13, Row K, Plot 4.

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From Andrew's squadron commander expressing his sympathy at her loss. Andrew was popular for his 'cheerfulness, willingness and quiet confidence' and was a skilful air-bomber. He was on his 11th operation from the base.

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Three men standing leaning against a brick building all with hands in pockets. Man on the left wears battledress and side cap. An officer in the centre wearing battledress with half brevet and peaked cap. Sergeant on the right wears tunic with half…

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Thomas Thomson on the right of a group of six more airmen. They are standing in front of the nose of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'Uncle Tom on the right'.

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Thirteen aircrew in two rows wearing tunic or battledress. Five are sitting in front with a dog 'Dusky' in the centre. David Donaldson is centre front. In the background trees. Other personnel identified as: rear row left to right: Flight Lieutenant …

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An article about a navigator and a bomb aimer who destroyed their maps on two occasions. They were charged with Lack of Moral Fibre.
A second article titled 'Norton Camp, Sheffield' is about a punishment camp where the writer was sent after cycling…

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A brief memoir of Frank and Freddie Horry written by Freddie's wife.
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.

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Seven airmen in flying gear standing at the rear of a Lancaster. On the reverse are signatures of the seven airmen.
'W Hough M.U.G.
R Bridge R/G
P. Rahill F/E
S Highfield WOP
B Vineberg B.A.
J.F. Ness Pilot
all the best
M.A. Catty Nav'

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Seven airmen standing at the rear of their Lancaster. They are wearing their flying gear. On the reverse -
'W Hough M.U.G.
R Bridge R/G
P. Rahill F/E
S Highfield WOP
B Vineberg B.A.
J.F. Ness Pilot
all the best
M.A. Catty Nav'

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Seven aircrew in uniform in front of Lancaster rear turret. Page captioned 'Crew of Y for Yoke'. Handwritten note gives nationality, crew position and given names.

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Kenneth Pope's crew with three members of their ground crew. The given names of the air crew are hand written above the photograph: 'Ken Darcy Jack Bill Jim Bill Vic'. Lancaster PO-Y in the background. A ground crew member walks along the port wing,…

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Kenneth Pope's crew in uniform standing in front of Lancaster PO-Y. Captioned 'The Crew', and 'Darcy, Ken, Tom, Vic, Bill, Bill, Jack'.
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