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Artwork of aircrew in flying clothes gathered round a planning table with maps and pigeons in their baskets. They are being briefed by a wing commander wearing tunic with pilot's brevet, another flight lieutenant pilot stands behind him. RAF badge at…

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A group of airmen dressed in life vests being addressed prior to an operation. They are under the nose of a Lancaster.

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Room with maps and easel at front and rows of empty wooden chairs. Submitted with caption 'Breighton Briefing Room'.

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Six airmen and member of Women's Auxiliary Air Force sitting round a table covered with documents, a mug and flask. In the background, other servicemen. Submitted with caption 'JB873 Briefing'.

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A group of aircrew sitting at rows of wooden benches, some with maps in a briefing room with windows left and right.

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BWhitwellHJWhitwellHJv2.pdf
A detailed account of an operation on Friday, 8th October 1943. The crew of Lancaster 'N for Nan' were Pilot PPilot Officer John Charles Peter Taylor from London, Flying Officer Stewart Stubby bomb aimer from Herefordshire, Warrant Officer James…

BWagnerHWWagnerHWv2.pdf
An extremely detailed account of the No 51 Squadron briefing for the operation to Essen on 28/29 November 1944 by Henry. It includes all the specialist officers as well as the Station Commander's brief. It also includes Henry's crew, Station and…

BDunmoreGDunmoreGv1.pdf
A 25 page account of the preparation for, and carrying out of a maximum effort operation against Duisburg by Lancasters of 83 Squadron at RAF Wyton, part of 8 Group Bomber Command. Account provides detailed description of preparations, briefing and…

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Group of airmen sitting at tables.
Information supplied with the collection states 'Breifing [sic] Room RAF Waddington "Raid on Juvisy 18/19 April 1944" ' There is a banner with 'WC Kingsford-Smith'. he was the squadron's first commanding…

MCleggPV[DoB]-150710-010001.pdf
Operational Record ledger created by Pat Falkinder (nee Day). Running log book which includes briefing, targeting, crews and methods of prosecution for various bombing operations. It includes a photographs of Pat Day in uniform and several aircrew.

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A memoir by Joe Harrison of his first operation in 1943. He describes the initial briefing, the events during the bombing run, the damage to their aircraft and his subsequent illness. Includes descriptions of the post-op analysis and good crew…

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Three men, including John Blair, studying a map on the table in front of them, one is wearing a civilian suit and the furthest is an officer in dress uniform. Caption: 'Briefing – (John right)'.

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A description of what happened before and during and operation. The battle order was posted, the crew checked over their aircraft, the bomb load was planned, the crew received their briefing, dinner was eaten (bacon and eggs), they dressed,…

AHughesJ171102.mp3
Janet Hughes’ father, Reginald Charles Wilson, volunteered for the RAF in August 1941. In January 1942, he was posted to America under the Arnold training scheme and was later remustered to train as a navigator in Canada. After forming a crew at…

AHarrisHST150909.mp3
Harry ‘Sam’ Harris grew up in Scotland and volunteered for the Air Force. He trained as a navigator in South Africa. On the penultimate day of his training he flew over a multitude of lifeboats bearing the survivors of a torpedoed ship. The next…

ACayhillE180208.mp3
Edward Cayhill was the eldest of eight children and with his father’s encouragement was hoping to go to university. His father died in 1938 which meant that the university dream was cancelled and Edward went to work as a Civil Servant in the…

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Top left. Head and shoulders photograph of Ivor Jones, in uniform, captioned 'Sq Ldr Ivor Jones 1941 Linton on Ouse', ''The Colonel' had been previously Indian Army'.
Bottom left. Photograph of Mary Brown, civilian clothes, seated in a field of…

MMcDonaldEA1076160-150914-01.pdf
The first part is an eye witness account by Alan McDonald of an aircraft crash and its aftermath.
The second part describes the 'Skilling Follies', an aircrew who completed 25 operations from RAF Skellingthorpe.
The third part describes an…
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