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PClarkM17010003.jpg
Three photographs from an album.
#1 is ten airmen and Marion, captioned 'My favourite crew R Roger also groundcrew'.
#2 is seven aircrew and Marion. It is captioned 'Randy & crew just returned from the last opp which was Bremen, 22nd April…

PClarkM17010001.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
#1 is five airman and four WAAFs with a Union Flag. It is annotated 'Pat's 21st birthday party taken on Bishop's Bridge just outside 'The Bell' on the Market Raven [sic] Road'.
#2 is two airmen and nine WAAFs…

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'S. Guyan with camera on dispersal. S. Guyan holding camera while others watch'.

PGuyanS17020005.jpg
Samuel Guyan's eight man crew in front of a Lancasters, their signatures are on the reverse.
A second image includes the crew and the aircraft's ground crew.
The Lancaster has 60 bomb symbols and a stylised animal nose art.
From information kindly…

PGuyanS17010007.jpg
Stirling BK784 being bombed up. There are trestles at the engines and personnel standing around or sitting on a bomb trolley.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'BK784'. Forward part of aircraft on dispersal with hangars in the…

PGuyanS17010004.jpg
Pilot and eight ground crew standing by crew entrance door of a Stirling. 28 bomb symbols have been painted just behind the door.
Ten airmen standing on the tail of a Stirling.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'WP-P BK784, Mission…

PGuyanS17010003.jpg
Nine airmen siting and standing on the cockpit and fuselage of a Stirling. One man is leaning from the cockpit window. engine trestles are visible in the background.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'WP-P (Peter) BK784 with air and…

PStimpsonMC19050011.jpg
Maurice and eight crew members, including ground crew. They are sat on a tractor in front of a Lancaster. On the reverse '2 Groundcrew from L Harold, Johny, Joe, Robinson, Roy, Bill, Maurice.'

PWakefieldHE1707.jpg
A large group of airmen wearing variety of uniform sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Lancaster.

PJohnstonR17010030.jpg
A cartoon depicting an emergency where a corporal gets the WAAFs to rush to an aircraft to install a single crew.

PJohnstonR17010023.jpg
A cartoon of various mishaps with parachutes, life rafts, flares and lifejackets.

PJohnstonR17010014.jpg
A cartoon of the parachute packers delivering parachutes to air crews only to find they have already taken off. Annotated 'After much flapping and nattering we arrive at the flights to find that the air crews have just taken off'.

PJohnstonR17010005.jpg
A cartoon circle of airmen and women with a central, distressed figure, annotated 'Panic!! in the Parachute Section. "Give me ROOM!!" I don't know where I am! Etc etc.'

PMeenMI2009.jpg
Five armourers preparing bombs under a Lancaster. Behind a second Lancaster is being prepared with two ground crew standing on the wings above the inner engines.

PWierT1708.jpg
A large group of men mostly wearing civilian dress but two in overalls and one in the centre wearing battledress and beret. Three men kneeling in front, with most standing in line and five behind on top of a Chipmunk aircraft. In the background…

MSmithBM582378-170220-01.pdf
Preface covers his training as an apprentice at RAF Halton and subsequent training as an electrical fitter at RAF St Athan. Outlines career with transition to ground engineer and then other postings. Continues with time as an instructor teaching a…

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.
From information kindly supplied by…

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…

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A reference written by Officer Commanding No 1 Squadron, RAF Flying College.

PWatsonJR1805.pdf
The 16 airmen are arranged in two rows at the tail of their Lancaster, GT-Q ND875.

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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…

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…

A group of air and ground crew. Eight men standing in line and six men squatting in front of them. Most are wearing battledress with side caps, two wear overalls and one in shirt sleeves. In the background a Lancaster. On the reverse 'Lancaster,…
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