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OAspinallH1101769-151002-0001.jpg
The service record of Harry Aspinall from 21 June 1940 to 23 April 1944.

PCheshireGL18100039.jpg
Sixteen airmen in two rows. Rear row all wearing tunics are ground crew. The front row all wearing battledress have aircrew brevet. All are wearing side caps. Leonard Cheshire is centre of front row. In the background a Halifax with OFFENBACH on the…

PCheshireGL18100034.jpg
Three waitresses standing on a lawn. In front of them sits a white poodle, (Leonard Cheshire's dog Simon). In the background trees and to the right a building. On the reverse 'Kitty McQuillan. WAAF waitress. After war, came to Le Court married Henry…

PCheshireGL18100032.jpg
Four women sitting on a lawn. The middle two are in air force uniform and the end two in waitress dress. In the background a two story Tudor period building with many windows. On the reverse 'Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, officers' mess 617 squadron,…

PCheshireGL18080008.jpg
Four women sitting on a lawn. Two in the middle in air force uniform. In the background a large two story Tudor building with tree behind. Taken at rear of Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, between 25/10/1943-12/07/1944. Additional information about this…

PCheshireGL18080007.jpg
Three Women's Auxiliary Air Force waitresses with Simon the poodle in front on a lawn with a two story building on the right behind. In the backgroaund trees. Taken in the grounds of Petwood hotel, Woodhall Spa. Central woman is Kitty McQuillan…

PCheshireGL18070009.jpg
In the front a 12000 lb bomb on a trolley is being positioned in front of a 617 Squadron Lancaster. Aircraft has open bomb bay and fuselage and starboard engines visible. An airman is standing behind the bomb centre, another is sitting on the far end…

PCheshireGL18070004.jpg
A corporal wearing tunic and side cap on the right with another airman behind are looking at a 12,000 lb and a 1000 lb bomb on trolleys in the centre of the image. There are other parts of bombs on the left and an earth bank behind to the left.…

PCheshireGL18070002.jpg
Four airmen standing behind a 12,000 blast bomb on a trolley. Another airman is sitting on the bomb at the right end and a further one is standing to his right. In the background right another figure standing, part of a man on a bicycle and the…

PCheshireGL18070001.jpg
Four airmen standing behind a 12,000 blast bomb on a trolley. Another airman is sitting on the bomb at the right end and a further one is standing to his right. In the background right another figure. 617 Squadron armourers 1944. Additional…

SHumphreyE2098310v10006.pdf
A notebook used by Elizabeth Humphrey during her training as an instrument technician.

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-04.pdf
a 29 page duplicated magazine produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. All the items are original, mainly 'in' jokes consisting of stories, jokes, poems and cartoons.

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-03.pdf
A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. It includes 'in' jokes, stories, poems, cartoons and a
a crossword puzzle.

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-02.pdf
A duplicated magazine produced by the personnel at Branston Mere Y station. It contains 'in' jokes, stories, a quiz, poems and cartoons.

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-01.pdf
A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel at Branston Mere. It includes 'in' jokes, poems, cartoons, and a ghost story.

PReynoldsWT1504.jpg
Six RAF personnel, four of them corporals, head and shoulders or upper torso, in two rows all with wireless flash.


Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

PReynoldsWT1501.jpg
The 40 plus staff, a mixture of airmen, airwomen, police and civilian staff, in five rows, posed in the middle of a field, wooden shed in background. On the reverse some signatures and 'William Reynolds (Bill) Top row 2 left next to man with hat.…

PCattyMA1802.jpg
A large group of airmen arranged at the front and on top of a Lancaster. The image has a squadron crest at the top. Behind the aircraft is an open hangar.

PBirkbyB1502.jpg
Bessie and eight other ground crew from 625 Squadron at RAF Binbrook, sitting on a loaded bomb trolley.

PBirkbyB1501.jpg
Bride and groom are Bessie and Wally Birkby, then a sergeant with air gunner.

PCattyMA18010007.jpg
An airman and two airwomen seated on steps outside a brick building. Two have newspapers on their laps and a cup and saucer is beside one woman.

PRedgraveHC1514.jpg
29 leading airmen arranged in three rows in front of a building most are aircraftsmen or corporals.

ERedgraveHCRedgraveJM401004-0001.jpg
Three-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF at his station in Yorkshire including observers being posted to Scotland, training and his social life in Doncaster.

PAzzaroVE1726.jpg
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'.

PAzzaroVE1707.jpg
A large group of airmen arranged in five rows at the front of a Lancaster. A sixth row is standing on its wing.
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