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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…

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…

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,…

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'.

MBaxterPD52604-160712-050001.jpg
Detailed programme covering the facilities on the station as well as the special events. Flying display programme lists the aircraft on display as well as flying, a good range of contemporary as well as earlier types.

MBaxterPD52604-160712-060001.jpg
Celebrates the completion of the training of Peter Baxter's apprentice entry, No 37, on Thursday 14 March 1940 at 6pm. There are signatures on the front and reverse.

PBaxterPD16020037.jpg
From information provided by the donor. Squadron Leader Rippingdale and crew with some of the ground crew at the end of the crews tour.
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