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Fourteen airmen in a group standing, squatting and standing with an airwoman sitting centre of front row. In the background the front of a Lancaster with bow legged man nose art and the words 'How Stap Me'

Six airmen and one airwoman standing around or sitting in a car with a Lancaster in the background. The car registration is BMP726 and it has 'The Menace' painted above the windscreen.

Seven airmen and two women sitting on top of a vehicle with a Lancaster and another airman pulling a bomb trolley in the background.

Seven aircrew stand behind six crouching airmen all at the tail of a Lancaster.

Three airmen arm-in-arm standing in front of the port inner engine of a Lancaster. Two versions of the same image.

Seven aircrew stand behind four kneeling ground crew in front of the port inner engine of a Lancaster. Engine trestles in the background.

Eight airmen, four kneeling and four standing in front of an open hangar.

A large group of smiling people including servicemen, members of Women's Auxiliary Air Force and ladies in civilian dress crowded inLincoln'sAssembly Roomsdecorated with union flag.

Aircrew and ground crew gathered by the nose of a Lancaster with nose art of cartoon boxing kangaroo, the words 'Flak Ship' and one swastika symbol.

Four airmen lined up by a small wooden and corrugated iron shed with a small sign saying 'bombers arms'. Second man is holding a small practice bomb.

Alan thanks her for two letters. He is missing her. He describes flying through cloud canyons.
He describes trips to Bocholt, Germany and Orleans.

Terry Lloyd’s older was a wireless operator in Bomber Command and became a prisoner of war. Terry was also determined to join the RAF as aircrew. However, he was rejected due to his eyesight and served on Air Sea Rescue launches. Terry was posted…

He served at the Marine Aircraft Research Establishment

George served as a wireless operator on Air Sea Rescue launches.

Ken served as a wireless operator on an Air Sea Rescue launch.

Left page: top left, invitation to Flying Officer R V Keeling DFC and Mrs Keeling to the wedding of Alice Sharpley and John Keeling.
Top right, six wedding guests including a man and woman in uniform at at Boswell House, North Elkington.

Left page: top, the Luftpost, numbers 10 and 18.
Middle, left report of an aircraft landing on a car.
Middle centre, woman holding a baby, reports of engagements and births of babies.
Bottom left, report of the death of Lieutenant Geoffrey William…

Bertie Salvage joined the RAF in 1939 as an apprentice and initially began his technical training at RAF Cranwell before training was transferred to RAF Halton and also shortened because of the start of the Second World War. Bertie was present when…

Terry Hodson was conscripted to the RAF towards the end of the Second World War. He started in the airfield construction team doing work as and when needed. He was involved in preparing the area in London for the Victory Parade. He left the RAF…

John Bell completed a tour as a bomb aimer with 619 Squadron. The crew decided they would like to continue flying and so volunteered to join 617 Squadron. They were interviewed by Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire and accepted on to the squadron. When…

Ernie Groeger volunteered for the RAF in 1940 while working at a textile firm. He undertook training to be an armourer and was posted to 97 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. Over time he developed ill health and he was discharged from the RAF on health…

Wilf Keyte joined the RAF in 1937 and was based with maintenance units. He was posted to Scampton and Henlow where he worked with the Queen Bee missile unit. He was then posted in charge of stores to the Orkneys and then RAF Swinderby. Wilf was then…

Kathleen Reid worked in reserved occupation but wanted to join the RAF as a WAAF. She was initially trained as a telephonist but remustered to flight control. Duty meant staying all night in the tower to guide flights home. Then they would be…

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George Bell grew up in Lincolnshire. He was called up to the Army and was posted to India and Burma.

George Taplin volunteered for the RAF in 1940 and trained as an armourer. He served with 349, 342 and 226 Squadrons.
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