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PHarrisonRW21040024.jpg
Photograph shows left side of fuselage just below the cockpit. Ground crew working on No 4 engine standing on work platforms. Also visible is the right main undercarriage wheel, chock, a bicycle and power trolley.
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BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

MHarrisonEW2204970-151002-07.jpg
A reference written by Officer Commanding No 1 Squadron, RAF Flying College.

PFOMetheringhamAF19040051.jpg
Top - four airmen, one lying on bed and three sitting on the other side. In the foreground a bed and table with mug. In the background clothes on hangers. Submitted with description '4 RAF airmen relaxing on beds.One of these is stated to be F/Sgt W…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040007.jpg
In the foreground a 4000 MC bomb on trolley. Behind, four airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in line. In the background a Lancaster with two men on scaffolding working on starboard inner engine. Submitted with description 'Ground crew…

MSaintTJ1452007-180212-01.pdf
Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

PHendersonIG1702.jpg
Seven aircrew wearing Mae West and four other RAF personnel at the rear of a bomber. Nine are behind with one sitting in doorway of aircraft and two squatting down in front. Aircraft registration 'ME384'. Submitted with caption 'Ian and crew, Ian…

PElliottFW1802.pdf
Eight airmen squatting down in line with dog sitting front centre. Six aircrew wearing battledress with brevet and side caps standing in line behind. In the background a Wellington with 'Bambi' nose art and many operations symbols.

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PDavisRS1602.jpg
Twenty-eight ground crew wearing a variety of uniforms sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Lancaster.

ADavisR[Date]-01.mp3
Talks of his joining the RAF and early training at Cardington, Bournemouth and Halton. Trained as fitter and posted to RAF Scampton on Hamden with 49 Squadron. Tells many stories of life as groundcrew at Scampton. Includes John Hannah VC, losing…

PCameronD2024.jpg
Twenty men mostly wearing battledress but two with uniform tunics and peaked caps in two lines in front of a Lancaster. Aircrew in back row with some groundcrew are standing, groundcrew are kneeling in front. In the background the Lancaster has 30…

PCameronD2021.jpg
Eleven men, eight standing behind and three squatting in front all, bar one in overalls, wearing battledress. In the background a Lancaster with 30 bomb symbols on the fuselage. Submitted with caption 'Don Cameron’s Ground Crew Witchford 1944'.

PCameronD2020.jpg
Ten airmen wearing battledress and side caps squatting and standing in two rows. In the background an open bomb bay of a Lancaster. Submitted with caption 'Don Cameron’s Ground Crew Withford 1944'.

PMillsGA2002.jpg
A very large number of RAF personnel sitting and standing in front of a Lancaster with others on stands and standing on top of the wings and fuselage.

PPerkinsFWJ1516.jpg
Six men wearing a variety of uniform standing in front of the starboard wing of a Hurricane. Another man sits up on the wing. In the background a hangar. Captioned 'Pilots and Ground Crew - RAF Abu Sueir'.
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PPerkinsFWJ1510.jpg
Eight airmen mostly wearing khaki uniform with shorts, one with overalls, five standing and three sitting in front. Above them is the starboard inner engine of a B-24 and underneath on the right the tail plane of another B-24. Captioned 'Ground Crew…

PPerkinsFWJ1501.jpg
A large group of airmen sitting and standing in four rows all wearing khaki uniform. In the background trees and a building. Captioned Armoury Section. Abu Sueir, 1944'.
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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…

AYeandleBA181229.mp3
After leaving school, Bertram Yeandle joined the RAF apprentice scheme and trained as an engine fitter at RAF Halton. After completing his apprenticeship at RAF Cosford, he was posted to 148 Squadron, RAF Harwell, where he serviced Wellingtons. In…

PJenkinsFC1502.jpg
A group of aircrew and ground personnel arranged in four rows. Each man is named in the caption.

EHoadNEGarnerKM701207-0003.jpg
Nine ground crew and six aircrew under the nose of Lancaster 'N'. The ground crew are working on bombs on bomb trolleys. The aircrew are dressed in flying kit. On the reverse stamped 'Daily Sketch Copyright', 'Graphic Photo Union' and handwritten…

EHoadNEGarnerKM701207-0002.jpg
Two Lancasters about to depart with ground crews waving them off.

PCarpenterRB1601.jpg
First photograph seven individuals standing, seven sitting cross legged on the ground, posed under the nose of a Halifax Mk 2. Aircraft parked on it's dispersal, wheel chocked, battery trolley plugged in.
Second photograph is of the same 14…

PPhillipsD1817.jpg
Ten servicemen most wearing battledress and side caps and one with overalls sitting on the starboard inner engine of a Lancaster.

PPhillipsD1815.jpg
Seven aircrew and three ground crew wearing either battledress or coveralls squatting and standing in four rows in front of a Lancaster. Notes of names on the reverse.
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