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PHarrisonRW21040020.jpg
Two photographs, the first is of fire fighting the burning wreckage, damaged buildings in background. From information kindly supplied by the donor, 'Attempts to put out the fire after the bomb load expired after the crash on take-off. The crash took…

PHarrisonRW21040024.jpg
Photograph shows left side of fuselage just below the cockpit. Ground crew working on No 4 engine standing on work platforms. Also visible is the right main undercarriage wheel, chock, a bicycle and power trolley.
From information kindly supplied by…

PHarrisonRW21040030.jpg
Road or taxiway in foreground, with two airmen. Small piles of earth and debris with small building and more figures in middle distance. Road or taxiway in distance with more figures and vehicles.
From information kindly supplied by donor. 'This…

MHarrisonEW2204970-151002-07.jpg
A reference written by Officer Commanding No 1 Squadron, RAF Flying College.

PCooperFA1701.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of a female officer wearing tunic and peaked cap with trees in the background. Submitted with caption 'Frances Cooper 1950'.

PFOMetheringhamAF19040051.jpg
Top - four airmen, one lying on bed and three sitting on the other side. In the foreground a bed and table with mug. In the background clothes on hangers. Submitted with description '4 RAF airmen relaxing on beds.One of these is stated to be F/Sgt W…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040044.jpg
A crown of airmen and members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, several with bicycles, waving to a Lancaster taxiing past. Submitted with description 'Imperial War Museum photo No. CH10046. Annotated "Waving the boys off at Syerston." A group of…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040017.jpg
Top rear quarter view of a parked Lancaster with buildings in the background. Submitted with description 'Unidentified 1668 HCU Lancaster J9-L at RAF Metheringham May or June 1944. This aircraft may be either PB437 or PB487, both of which were known…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040015.jpg
Six men, most without shirts, working around a bomb trolley with cases of incendiaries in the foreground. Submitted with description 'Six 106 Sqn armourers loading canisters of incendiary bombs onto a trolley marked "ZN" in the RAF Syerston bomb…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040014.jpg
Eleven people most in uniform including one woman and another woman in civilian dress standing in a group in front of the porch of a church. Submitted with description 'A group photograph at the porch of a church. The parish name on the sign above…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040011.jpg
Left - three-quarter length portrait of an airwoman wearing tunic and holding a black dog with window in the background. Captioned 'Betty Swindells' Submitted with description 'WAAF Cpl Betty Swindells in uniform, standing outside a civilian property…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040007.jpg
In the foreground a 4000 MC bomb on trolley. Behind, four airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in line. In the background a Lancaster with two men on scaffolding working on starboard inner engine. Submitted with description 'Ground crew…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040005.jpg
Top- half length image of a woman in military uniform standing next to an RAF Officer. Both are wearing greatcoats. Part of a third figure on the left. Submitted with description 'Unknown male RAF officer with unidentified woman in military…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030008.jpg
Top - a member of Women's Auxiliary Air Force standing on a bicycle wheel stand with rolls of paper under her arms. In the background a brick wall. Submitted with description 'Unidentified WAAF LACW holding rolls of maps at RAF Metheringham. Date…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030006.jpg
Top - five men in uniform standing in a group on steps in front of a building. The man in the centre holds a tankard. Submitted with description 'Five officers standing on steps in front of building at RAF Syerston. Date unknown. Left-right: Lt…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030004.jpg
Top - six airmen, four standing an two sitting on steps. All are wearing battledress with brevet. In the background a door to a building. To the left a sign with Maltese cross. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/35 and MAVC37-15…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010017.jpg
Top - a group of servicemen and Women's Auxiliary Air Force members all wearing uniform tunic, two kneeling in front and the other standing with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/13. Group of RAF and…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010007.jpg
Top - a group of servicemen and Women's Auxiliary Air Force members all wearing uniform tunic, two kneeling in front and the other standing with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Lunch at WAAF Officers' Mess Syerston Sep 1943. Left…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010005.jpg
Top left - three airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in line with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Three airmen in uniform, standing in front of hedge. Left to right: P/O Roberts - rear gunner, F/O Bob Wake - bomb…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010003.jpg
On the left an RAF pilot wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and medal ribbons sitting alongside and woman wearing uniform tunic. Submitted with description 'F/Lt Graham Martin, RAFVR, and a WAAF officer sitting in front of building, RAF Heston,…

PDavisRS1603.jpg
Twelve airmen mostly wearing uniform tunics squatting and standing in two rows in front of a Lancaster.

PDavisRS1602.jpg
Twenty-eight ground crew wearing a variety of uniforms sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Lancaster.

PDavisR1505.jpg
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.…

PDavisR1502.jpg
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.

ADavisR[Date]-01.mp3
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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