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31 recruits arranged in four rows, in front of a large tree. On the reverse 'Vic joining RAF 1936, 2nd row standing 2nd from left'.

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Catches up with family news. Writes of new flight and aircrew taking ground crew for a drink in Grimsby along with an amusing incident. Reminisces and thinks about after the war.

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Vivian Williams was born in Wales but began working in engineering in London. After serving in the Territorial Army in a searchlight unit, he volunteered for Air Force and trained as a flight mechanic. He discusses his recruitment, training and…

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Two letters to Malcolm Staves from his grandparents. Domestic news and wishes him a good christmas.

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31 airmen arranged in two rows in front of a shingle walled building. Only one man is wearing an aircrew brevet. Five are marked with crosses.

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28 seated airmen and one civilian arranged in two rows in front of a shingle walled building. Only one man is wearing an aircrew brevet. Two airmen are identified with crosses and two with slashes. A second photograph does not have these marks.

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Peter Stevenson's account of his service in the Officer Training Corps at Grantham and later in the Air Training Corps. Tells of his life in Grantham and the effect of the war on the town. Also his involvement post war in museums and projects to…

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Service and release book of Leading Aircraftsman F S G Bunce. Service from 24 August 1943 to 1 April 1947.

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Over 50 airmen and Women's Auxiliary Air Force personnel in four rows. On the reverse 'HT Ansell Front 3 from left'.

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Album page with three clippings, one from from The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post dated Tuesday May 18 1943 showing a number of Lancasters over a city, captioned '617 Lancs'. One summarising the news from around November 1944 and one summarising…

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Letter from Corporal F W Meredith, Squadron Leader Wilson's batman, expressing sympathy and stating that he had been ask to forward a number of articles and he would do this under separate cover. Offers hope that her husband was taken prisoner.

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Letter from the Chaplain at Royal Air Force Oakington to Mrs Wilson expressing his sympathy that her husband and his crew did not return from an operation to Nuremberg the previous evening.

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Jean Culkin grew up in Sunderland and worked as a tea girl and then a typist in a reserved occupation. She discusses her life and her wedding to her husband, John George Mackel Culkin. He was an apprentice at RAF Halton before becoming a fitter…

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Top, the right wing of the Halifax with members of 517 Squadron in uniform, one row standing on the wing, two rows standing beneath the wing, one row seated and one row sitting on the ground.
Bottom, shows two men in sports kit, running across the…

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Album page with eight black and white photographs various orientations. Captioned 'E Easy - they did 25 Operations in this Halifax'.
Top, Halifax bomber, ladder present against port wing at least two ground crew present.
Upper-mid-left photograph,…

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Snowy landscape, taken from an elevated view point showing large number of Lancasters lined up either side of the cleared taxyway. Some personnel are standing in the snow. Engine trestles, bomb trolleys with bombs, and hangars in background.

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Snowy landscape with five Lancasters on their dispersals, in the foreground tractor and bomb trolley with large bomb, armourers waiting to load.

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Close up of three bomb trolleys with bombs and carriers, armourer winching up bomb, nose and centre section of Lancaster with nose art.

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Large group of personnel waving with Lancasters in the distance.

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Donald Fraser completed a tour of operations as a flight engineer with 101 Squadron. He discusses the importance of ground personnel, his crew, his operations and the conditions at RAF Ludford Magna. He describes having to stop his mid-upper gunner…

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Bernard Mabey in uniform leaning on a railing.

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Allan McDonald was born in Hull and watched Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus as a child. He worked as an apprentice electrician before joining the Air Force. He served as ground personnel in Northern Ireland until he passed the exams to become aircrew…

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Three aircrew in line standing by the rear turret of an aircraft. Frank Hobbs is on the left leaning on the elevator. All are wearing battledress and parachute harness. In the background right the front of a Wellington with a man standing on the…

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Seven airmen are standing in a line in front of a lorry. The ground is snow covered. On the reverse 'Taken in Germany at Fassberg 26/2/47'.

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An airman is standing in front of a lorry. The ground is snow covered.
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