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Twelve airmen mostly wearing uniform tunics squatting and standing in two rows in front of a Lancaster.

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Twenty-eight ground crew wearing a variety of uniforms sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Lancaster.

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Left, centre and right side of single long photograph. Men are wearing uniform tunics and side or peaked caps. Sitting and standing in seven rows in the centre and six on the flanks. In the centre the nose and engines of a Hampden are visible.…

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Forty airmen mostly wearing uniform tunic with a few in battledress in three rows. Front row squatting the other standing. In the background a Lancaster. Two versions of the same item.

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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…

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Full length image of bride (wearing wedding dress and carrying bouquet) and groom wearing uniform tunic with sergeant rank and bomb aimer's brevet. Both are in centre of a group of six other adults, two ladies sitting and one young girl. One male and…

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Full length image of JL Dunbar and “Betty” Dodridge. An airman wearing uniform tunic standing with his arm round a woman to the left wearing light checked skirt and jacket. In the background a lattice fence and part of a house. Submitted with…

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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…

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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'.

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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'.

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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…

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Seven airmen arranged round a table with an officer and a map. On the table are cups of tea.

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A group of aircrew and ground personnel arranged in four rows. Each man is named in the caption.

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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…

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Two Lancasters about to depart with ground crews waving them off.

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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…

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Ten servicemen most wearing battledress and side caps and one with overalls sitting on the starboard inner engine of a Lancaster.

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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.

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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 .

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Twenty-nine airmen and one airwoman wearing a variety of uniform standing in line in snow in front of a hangar. On the reverse 'Navigators - 460 Squadron, Binbrook'.

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Two airmen, Ralph Ottey (left) and Les Griffiths (right), standing in an arched doorway at 157 Cliff Gardens, Scunthorpe.

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Ralph Ottey recounts an occasion when he came to the rescue of a local lady who found herself in difficulty while swimming in the local river.

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Ralph Ottey joined the RAF from Jamaica. After the war he returned to Jamaica. However, he had met the woman he was to later marry while based in the UK and returned to the settle here. He settled in Boston and had a long career with a local firm. On…

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Ralph Ottey was born in Jamaica in 1924. Brought up by his grandparents, he describes his education and family hopes that he would become a teacher. He left school at 16 and a half but was too young to attend teaching college so worked for his uncle…

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Gillie Street was born in Aglionby, Carlisle, and spent her early childhood in Tyneside before moving back to Cumberland aged eleven. Street recalls attending grammar school in Brampton and her first flying experience on a Barnstormer. Upon leaving…
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