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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.

PPhillipsD1811.jpg
Twelve servicemen, three squatting and four standing on the ground. Five further are on a raised stand or ladder leading to front fuselage of a Lancaster. Notes with names on the reverse .

PLancasterJO1703.jpg
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.

PFreemanRRE1903.JPG
A framed photograph of 101 squadron on VJ day 15th August 1945. A large group of squadron personnel are arranged in six rows on front of a Lancaster.

PBarkerFK1906.jpg
Four engine bomber with undercarriage collapsed with figures of men caught in various predicaments caused by the event. On the reverse '35b Undercarriage lever'.

PBarkerFK1902.jpg
Cartoon showing front of a four engine bomber with port outer engine started and blowing two men off a gantry to front. Pilot looks out of cockpit window. On the reverse 'Taxying'.

PDentonDH20034.jpg
One aircrew and three ground crew standing in front of left rear centre section of Mosquito On reverse 'October 1944 21 Squadron (Thorney Island) with Sid Moulds and ground crew P.S. Sid died in 1981'.

PDentonDH20040.jpg
Five Venturas parked in a row, many airmen standing around, on reverse '21 Squadron Venturas and groundcrew - Feb 1943'.

PSaundersEJ20010104.jpg
Two photographs of 163 Squadron.
Photo 1 is a group of airmen arranged in three rows in front of a Mosquito.
Photo 2 is a larger group of airmen arranged in six rows in front of two Mosquitos.

PDunnGC1702.jpg
Seven airmen standing with their hands in their pockets in front of a Halifax. A member of the ground crew is behind.

PDunnGC17010008.jpg
An airman in flying kit standing at the front of his aircraft. A ground crew airman is working behind him. On the reverse 'George with Halifax'.

NBurkeJC170308-07.jpg
Two cuttings referring to RAF Neepawa.
Item 1 shows a Tiger Moth, a ground crew woman and two airmen.
Item 2 is an article about local businesses supporting the RAF. It also describes Commonwealth and British pilots.

EFordTAMooreB851122.pdf
A letter to Bob Moore from Terry Ford about 75 Squadron. He describes how his crew was the only completely non-New Zealanders, a disposal of a long delay bomb in the North Sea, the loyalty of his ground crew, the station Commander and his failed…

PChadwickR19040022.jpg
Front view of a Lancaster with many men working on various parts of aircraft or watching. Captioned 'G1038 3 April 44'. On the reverse 'Avro Lancaster, ? N Africa, Italy'.

LShawSR3002545v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for S R Shaw, covering the period from 21 July 1942 to 1 March 1947. Detailing flying with the Air Training Corps and following training as an airframe fitter his service flying, and his flying with the…

PEdgarAG19010133.jpg
12 airmen arranged in two rows under an aircraft. They are a mixture of aircrew and ground crew.

PEdgarAG19010122.jpg
A group of six airmen arranged in two rows under an aircraft. On the reverse is handwritten -
'L to R
Back Row
Harry Bamforth "Smudge" Smith (Ron) Fred Outwin
Taffy, Nobby Red
A. Able Ground Crew
49 Fiskerton'.

PEdgarAG19010104.jpg
12 airmen under the nose of a Lancaster.
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