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Dr Arnold Pearce Derrington grew up in Cornwall and joined the University Air Squadron at Exeter. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and completed training at RAF Ansty, South Africa, RAF West Freugh and RAF Moreton in the Marsh, where he trained…

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He discusses a mid-air collision during an operation with 101 Squadron. to Hasselt. He describes what it was like prior to a operation and the feelings experienced by the crew, from seeing the battle orders on the notice board, the pre-flight meal,…

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Describes events during a mine laying operation in a Stirling to the Gironde River near Bordeaux. Relates how the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire which damaged the tail and an engine as well as wounding the flight engineer. Describes the…

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Peter Bellingham worked as a post office engineer before volunteering for the Royal Air Force. He trained in Rhodesia and South Africa and completed a tour of operations as a bomb aimer, dropping supplies with 138 Squadron from RAF Tempsford. He…

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Langford "Joe" Green was born in Wales but moved to Marlow, Buckinghamshire with his family when he was still a child. He worked in a factory from the age of 14 until he joined the Royal Air Force. After training he flew operations as an air gunner…

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Mary Ward grew up in Bloxham. She joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1940 and was posted to RAF Driffield, on general duties in the officers’ mess. She describes a German daylight attack on RAF Driffield on the 15 August 1940 and the…

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Mary Ward joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1940. She served briefly at RAF Driffield but mostly at RAF Linton on Ouse. She trained as a cook before being moved to duties as a map officer. She prepared maps for briefings and debriefings.…

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He was born in London and worked for some time as a clerk until joined up the Royal Air Force. He did not like the idea of serving in the Army or in the Navy but - as a Londoner - he was keen to take part in the war having experienced the Blitz. He…

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Squadron Leader Geoffrey Whittle was born in London. After leaving school at fourteen he became an apprentice printer in the family business. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force on the outbreak of the Second World War and trained as a navigator.…

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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…

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Crew lists, briefing times and duty staff for operations on night 13/14 February 1944. There are some pencilled calculation in the margins.

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Crew lists, briefing times and duty personnel for operations 30/31 March 1944

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Lists of crews for operations 5/6 June 1945. Includes duty personnel and briefing times. Handwritten figures between 8000 and 12000 at 500 intervals above each crew.

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List of crews with red line under the fourth crew member in each crew, Includes duty personnel and briefing times.

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Lists crews for operations as well as duty personnel and briefing times.

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Annotated 'Duren'. Lists crews and aircraft for operations 16 November 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in blue. Show two standby crews as well as duty personnel

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 28/29 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in blue and ticked. Includes two standby crews, briefing times and duty personnel. On the reverse a blank airman's clearance certificate.

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Lists four crews and aircraft for operations on night 24/25 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 12/13 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes two standby crews as well as duty personnel and briefing times.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 14/15 October 1944. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Briefing time annotated and weight calculation at the bottom left.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 18/19 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included three standby crews, duty personnel and briefing times.
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