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PMatherR1703.jpg
The centre section of a group photo of 49 Squadron. The group is arranged in five rows, one row is standing on top of a Lancaster.

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PMatherR1702.jpg
Airmen digging out the snow round a Lancaster.

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PSouthwellDE1607.jpg
A group of airmen and an airwoman arranged in front of a hangar. On the reverse is handwritten 'Nav Section Waddington'.

PBruhnKC1606.jpg
Photograph of two airmen fitting bomb carrier below Lancaster bomb bay. on the reverse captioned 'Loading bombs England 1943'. '132 elsders'.

PSmithJ1602.jpg
head and shoulders portrait of Jean Smith from her left side, in uniform, smiling, inscribed ’With love Jean 1943’.

BBullockWEJBullockWEJv1.pdf
Covers the period from joining as a Halton Apprentice in September 1932 for training as an Aircraft Fitter. Through the completion of his training and posting to 16 squadron, before being transferred to Egypt in 1937 and on to Iraq with No 4 Flying…

PSzuwalskaW1503.jpg
Wanda Szuwalska and her groom, on their wedding day. Both are in uniform, Wanda has a small bouquet.

PSzuwalskaW1502.jpg
Wanda Szuwalska and her groom kneeling before a priest on their wedding day.

PSzuwalskaW1501.jpg
Black and white landscape group photograph of several airmen and airwomen gathered in a group photograph, some sitting, some standing taken with a Nissan hut in the background, Wanda Szuwalska at the front centre of photograph is holding a bouquet.

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RAF Form 1304 issued to Wanda Gawel. Discharged on compassionate grounds.

PStachiewiczM17010044.jpg
Item 1 is an annotated chart for an operation to Cologne. There are areas highlighted in red around major cities.
Item 2 is a photograph of a Wellington framed by the entrance to the hangar.
Item 3 is a photograph of Batiuszka Cywiński standing…

PStachiewiczM17010037.jpg
A sea mine on a trolley with a Polish marked Wellington behind. Three ground crew are at work.

PStachiewiczM17010035.jpg
Photo 1 is a group of five ground personnel with small bomb containers under a Wellington.
Photo 2 is of four airmen at the nose of a Wellington.

PStachiewiczM17010031.jpg
Photo 1 is a mechanic working on a starboard engine with four men looking on.
Photo 2 is two groundcrew pushing the port main wheel.
Photo 3 is two groundcrew loading a bomb.
Photo 4 is two groundcrew pushing a bomb trolley.

PMadgettHR19030019.jpg
Top - a group of airmen in various uniform or overalls standing and sitting in front of a line of Tiger Moths. Captioned 'The flight "Mechs"'. Bottom - a row of Tiger Moths in front of two hangars. The aircraft on the left has a group on men in front…

PMadgettHR19030002.jpg
Lancaster with man on rear fuselage, another behind cockpit and two by starboard inner engine. In the foreground part of a tree and a bicycle on edge of dispersal. Behind the aircraft miscellaneous equipment. Aircraft letter 'S'.

PMunroKW1604.jpg
Ken and Margaret (his eventual wife) standing by a road sign to Troutbeck in the Lake District.

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PFellowesD1501.jpg
David Fellowes tells of how he used to build model airplanes and fly them in the fields when he was a boy. The son of an engineer, he first joined the Air Training Corps and then volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the age of 17. Describes his…

BLeedhamALeedhamAv10001.jpg
Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

PTrappSV1606.jpg
A portrait of Sylvia Trapp

PTrappSV1604.jpg
A head a shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp and her husband. Both are in uniform, he has a bomb aimer brevet.

PTrappSV1603.jpg
A portrait of Sylvia Trapp in uniform.

PHolmanR1804.jpg
A large group of airmen sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Lancaster. All are wearing tunic and side cap. An officer in centre of front row is wearing peaked cap. On the reverse '5 Group servicing section taken at RAF Swinderby on…

PBlakeMMD1806.jpg
Muriel Blake kneeling on the ground with three civilian men standing behind her. On the reverse 'Armstrong Sidley[sic] Mech RAF Mepal 1944'.

PBlakeMMD1804.jpg
28 airwomen arranged in three rows. Initial Training Course, 1944. Muriel is third from right in the back row. On the reverse 'RAF Wilmslow Training Camp'.

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