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Side view of Lancaster R5868, being bombed up. In the foreground three trolleys full of bombs. Aircraft is under maintenance with two airmen on the wings and one in the pilot’s seat. Symbols indicating numerous operations on nose of aircraft. Four…

In the foreground a large number of bombs on the ground with tails removed and placed alongside. Five armourers dressed in overalls and side caps surround the bombs; two crouching working on bombs and three carrying tails towards the bombs. Above…

Lancaster 'N' with pilot at the controls looking out of the open cockpit window. At the nose are trolleys with bombs being prepared by seven armourers. Six aircrew wearing Mae Wests are standing behind the bomb trolley. A tractor and buildings are in…

Photograph 1 Loading a bomb into a Lancaster 'X'.
Photograph 2 Sergeant Syd Marshall at his flight engineer's position in a Lancaster.
Photograph 3 Sergeant Syd Marshall in uniform, standing with a woman.

Photograph 1 is of a bomb being loaded into a Lancaster X.
Photograph 2 is of Syd Marshall at his engineer's position in a Lancaster.
Photograph 3 is of Syd Marshall and a woman.

Photograph 1 is of armourers with a bomb under the nose of a Lancaster X.
Photograph 2 is of an aircrew under the nose of a Lancaster. The nose displays a number of operation symbols.

Thomas Waller volunteered for the Royal Air Force and hoped to be a driver. However, he undertook training as an armourer and was based initially at the Special Operations Executive 138 Squadron. He was posted to RAF Stradishall, RAF Wyton and RAF…

Shows the front of Lancaster R5868 S-Sugar and inboard engines with bomb doors open. Letter 'S' on the nose, eight full rows of operations symbols, and the quote attributed to Hermann Goering 'No enemy plane will fly over the Reich territory'. One…

A Lancaster with a 4000 lb bomb on a bomb trolley underneath.

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Donald Watson was working in the print industry before he joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. After training he served as an armourer with 61 Squadron at RAF Skellingthorpe.

Table with weights for bombs, fuel and all up weight.Includes bomb load types for all aircraft. Sheet is laid on top of crew operation order.

Single column table with Tare, fuel, bomb and all up weights as well as bomb load.

Two columns indicating two different bomb loads with tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights

One column for single bomb load for all aircraft. Showing tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights.

Single column table with a single bomb load. Shows Tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights.

Single column indicating single bomb load for squadron with weights. Annotated '500lb GP - 4[5 crossed out]60lb with carrier'.

Two columns indicating two bomb loads. One load was 6 x 1850 VEG (Parachute Mines) the other was 6 x 1500lb VEG'. Includes weights.

Four columns showing Tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights. Five aircaft for gardening and eleven for bombing.

Single column for one bomb load. Shows tare, petrol, bomb and all up weight. Annotated 'Amiens'.

Five columns with second and third crossed out indicating three eventual bomb loads. Shows tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights.

Three columns indicating one bomb load for eleven aircraft and two bomb loads for a single aircraft each. Shows tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights.

Three columns showing three bomb loads with tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights.

Three columns indicating three bomb loads. Includes tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights.
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