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PPerkinsFWJ1502.jpg
Three spitfires with fuel bowser fuelling the aircraft on the right. Two men on top of bowser and three working on aircraft. Captioned 'Fighters and Fuel Bowser with Personnel - RAF Abu Sueir'.
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BPerkinsFWJPerkinsFWJv1.pdf
Covers joining the RAF, training as an engineer and first posting to RAF Christchurch which undertook radar research. Writes of life and flying as observer in Fairey Battle on radar measurement flights. The unit then moved to RAF Defford. Goes on to…

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Five men sitting on top of a fuel bowser. On the reverse '22 [circled] 3 prints 4 postcards
Cyril Bell
Tony Tine
Albert
Paddy Aherne
Lancaster'
There is a second copy.

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Three fighter aircraft being refueled on the ground. In the distance a heavy bomber can be seen.
A second photograph shows three fighters on the ground.

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Photo 1 is a port/front view of an aircraft being refuelled.
Photo 2 is a starboard flying view.
Photo 3 is a port/rear view of men and materials waiting to be loaded at the ramp.
The 352 was three engined with a nosewheel and a rear loading ramp.

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A port side view of a Stirling, MG-M' being loaded with bombs. Three more Stirlings are lined up behind.

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Two port side views of a Wellington. In the second image it is being refuelled.

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Five photographs from an album. They are collectively captioned 'The Trooping Apron Mauripur'.
Photo 1 is a side view of an RAF Liberator, captioned 'Liberator'.
Photo 2 is a side view of a York, captioned 'Avro York'.
Photo 3 is six ground crew…

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Notes to assist operation planning.

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Two airmen standing on the front of a fuel bowser, behind is the nose of a Halifax.

PMadgettHR19030013.jpg
Top left - a line of Tiger Moths parked, in the background right a control tower. Top right - parked Tiger Moth captioned 'Tiger Moth No 72, the first kite I flew on'. Centre middle a fuel bowser in front of a Tiger Moth with man on top wing…

Five Group Newsletter, number 26, September 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, war effort, tactics, signals, air bombing, navigation, radar navigation, engineering, air sea rescue,…

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Article by Carl Ollson from the Illustrated magazine published on 25 March 1944. The article covers the preparations made by the station staff to prepare the aircraft and equipment for the raid. There is a large photograph of twenty Lancasters in a…

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An Anson (registration [..]G707) with door open stands on airfield. Two man stand by the tail. Two men are on the wing refuelling while a third stands on the ground behind a fuel bowser.

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Requests supply of two dozen Merlin 20, 22, and 38 fuel computers. Recognises that supply is limited but current squadron operations require strict watch on fuel consumption not possible with current equipment.

ATilleyF150710.mp3
Frank Tilley was a flight engineer with 617 Squadron. He took part in the raid to sink the Tirpitz. On their return they had an engine problem affecting the power and fuel consumption. As they were perilously short on fuel they diverted to RAF…

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Ted Stocker began his RAF career at Halton in 1938. He went on to have a varied career as a flight engineer with several squadrons and as an instructor. He was a member of Pathfinders and accompanied the master bomber on a number of operations.…

AStathamR160627.mp3
Rex Statham was born in Luton. His father died in a motorbike accident when he was very young. Although Rex had been very keen to join the Navy he volunteered for the RAF as a flight mechanic. When he realised that many trained mechanics were being…

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List of aircraft, Captain, sorties, bomb load, departure and arrival times and remarks. Officer commanding S/L Belasco, bomb load, fuel load and tonnage underneath.
On the second sheet a complete aircrew list of each aircraft.
On a third sheet is…

BGoodmanLSGoodmanLSv1.pdf
Begins with his decision to cease his studies and join the Royal Air Force. Covers recruitment activities and life during initial training including employment as ground gunner while waiting for flying training. Describes basic training on Tiger Moth…

ALonghurstWJ180407.mp3
William Longhurst served as an engine mechanic through the Second World War. He was a member of the Hackney Wick Air Defence Cadet Corps before volunteering to enlist in the RAF after his seventeenth birthday. Following basic training at Skegness,…

ABridgesCH171013.mp3
Cyril Henry Bridges was born in Ramsgate and served as a flight engineer in the RAF. He tells of his father, a deep-sea fisherman, who fought in the First World War and later helped evacuate troops from Dunkirk. Remembers his early life, taking on…

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Photograph 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of Roy Maddock-Lyon in his training side cap and uniform, captioned ' Roy at his Enlistment'.
Photograph 2 is a group of trainee airmen arranged in four rows in front of a building, captioned ' The…
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