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BBullockWEJBullockWEJv1.pdf
Covers the period from joining as a Halton Apprentice in September 1932 for training as an Aircraft Fitter. Through the completion of his training and posting to 16 squadron, before being transferred to Egypt in 1937 and on to Iraq with No 4 Flying…

PBradburyDC1708.jpg
Large group of airmen arranged on and around Lancaster PB529.

PBlakeMMD1802.jpg
Large group photo of airmen and ground crew arranged in front of Lancaster 'P'. On the reverse 'RAF Mepal 1944 Sport & General Press Agency, Limited, London'.

OTurnerAJ561939-170615-010002.jpg
Shows entry as apprentice on 30 august 1927. Details next of kin, and description. Shows service as fitter at Gosport and Khartoum before No 4 Flying Training School, 216 Squadron and 9 Squadron. Promoted Flight Sergeant in June 1939. Discharged on 4…

PFranklinJB1609 copy.jpg
Three airmen wearing variety of uniform standing in line in front of a Mosquito. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

PFranklinJB1608 copy.jpg
Eight airmen in a variety of uniform gathered round a tractor with RAF roundel on left front wheel arch. In the background a Mosquito. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

PFranklinJB1607 copy.jpg
Three airmen, two in battledress and one in tunic, all wearing side caps standing in line The outer two men have hands on shoulders of middle man. Behind them a Mosquito with knight on horse nose art, many bomb symbols and letter H. Noted as being…

PFranklinJB1606 copy.jpg
Five airmen stood in front of a Mosquito. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor

PFranklinJB1605 copy.jpg
Four RAF personnel with a Mosquito with an open engine cowling. One man is lying on the wing. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

EAcklandHDobleRG20070527-0003.jpg
King George VI, the Queen, and Princess Elizabeth being introduced to a group of RAF airmen and ground crew. Ron Doble is standing behind them, marked with a cross. On the reverse 'To Ron From His Mid-Upper X mark the spot "Jock" '.

MBrookerWH[Ser#-DoB]-180402-04.Pdf
William Brooker's service. His crew was transferred from Swinderby Heavy Conversion Unit to 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington.
He names the crew and describes their roles, including the ground crews, details the activities before an operation, and…

PPearceAT16010080.jpg
Four airmen, two sitting in doorway wearing battledress and side caps and two wearing overalls, standing either side of the rear fuselage doorway of a Lancaster. Aircraft registration TW872.

PShenbanjoA1707.jpg
19 airmen loosely arranged in two rows. Akin is half lying at the front. Behind is a Halifax. A remembrance poppy has been attached to the top left of the photograph.

PHollisAN1708.jpg
Four rows of personnel standing and sitting in front of a Lancaster. In the background, trees.

PCheshireGL18100039.jpg
Sixteen airmen in two rows. Rear row all wearing tunics are ground crew. The front row all wearing battledress have aircrew brevet. All are wearing side caps. Leonard Cheshire is centre of front row. In the background a Halifax with OFFENBACH on the…

MWarrenHJ619608-160425-02.pdf
Form 407, RAF Large Note Book, belonging to Harold Warren, and consisting of 90 pages of notes and drawings relative to his training.

PAllenBW18020001.jpg
Seven aircrew and three ground personnel, arranged in two ranks, are beneath an aircraft on a dispersal. The front rank of four are kneeling on a tarpaulin, whilst the other six are standing behind. The rear rank are all wearing their uniform caps,…

PNealeETH15010055.jpg
Two groups of airmen in separate images.
1. Six rows of airmen captioned '"A" Flight Aircrew'.
2. Three rows of airmen captioned '"A" Ground crew'.

PNealeETH15010013.jpg
A group of ten mechanics in front of and sitting on a truck. One man is dressed in shorts and shirt, the rest are in boiler suits. All are holding mugs. Three are sitting on the front of a truck. Behind is a bowser.

PAllenBW1810.jpg
Two photographs and one reverse. One shows seven aircrew posed underneath their aircraft. Four are standing behind, with two on one knee in the front row, on a tarpaulin, and the pilot sat cross-legged in the middle. They are on a dispersal. Airfield…

MAllenJH179996-160512-050001.jpg
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,…

PCattyMA1802.jpg
A large group of airmen arranged at the front and on top of a Lancaster. The image has a squadron crest at the top. Behind the aircraft is an open hangar.

PBirkbyB1502.jpg
Bessie and eight other ground crew from 625 Squadron at RAF Binbrook, sitting on a loaded bomb trolley.

PWrightJA18010005.jpg
23 individuals, mix of small number of aircrew and officers, with ground personnel of airmen and one woman. Posed in two rows, front row seated, in front of building with 35 Squadron badge signed as "Squadron HQs".

PWrightJA18010004.jpg
Aircraft squadron letter J with 11 individuals: front row, kneeling five groundcrew, rear row standing six aircrew.
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