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Service release book for Audrey Maud Saunders (ACW1, 2149007). Contains details and instructions for release from RAF service. Saunders was a teleprinter operator in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.

Top left - an airman looking out of the cockpit window of a Halifax. Captioned 'Allen'.
Top right - half-length image on a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
Bottom left - full length image of an airman wearing tunic and side cap standing…

13 handwritten pages, Margaret describes in some detail her early life and service in the WAAF as a nurse.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

D Jones was born in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica. He volunteered for the RAF and went on the SS Cuba to the United States, crossing the Atlantic to Liverpool in June 1944. He went to a former Butlins holiday camp in Filey - there, as ground…

A large group of airmen, all wearing battledress, some with visible brevet, sitting and standing in front of a B-24. Another B-24 in the distance on the right.

A large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in four rows in front of a Lancaster. It is captioned '635 (Pathfinder) Squadron RAF Downham Market Norfolk May, 1945'.

Judy has just heard that Ted is a prisoner of war. She tells her news from her new station.

Connie Thornhill (nee Crowther) and five WAAFs.
On the reverse 'Hereford May 2nd 1942 Irene Edith Joyce Connie Dorothy Alice'.

A head and shoulders portrait of Connie. On the reverse 'WAAF Cpl CE Thornhill 2049455 Service 1940 to 1945 Married Oct 26th 1943'.

42 Airwomen arranged in four rows in front of a wooden hut. It is annotated 'NCO Admin School Wilmslow March 29th to April 19th 1944'. On the reverse many of the WAAFs have signed their names.

Four photographs from an album.
#1. Starboard view of Lancaster AS-U standing at dispersal. The bomb doors are open and protective covers fitted over the rear and mid-upper turrets. The rear door is open and the ladder in place and the H2S dome can…

Description - Five photographs in an album.
#1. Six airmen, Hawkes, Robert Wilfred is front left. It is captioned: ' THE CREW' -(SIGNED ON BACK)' and is a copy of item #39143 in the collection.
#2. A view of the pilot's station in a Lancaster.…

Four photographs of airmen and ground crew with a bomb and positioned in front of their aircraft' 'QR-?'.
In photo 1 and 3 there are seven airmen and four ground crew.
In photo 2 and 4 there are seven airmen.

This item was sent to the IBCC…

A large group of airmen and ground crew arranged under a Lancaster. Information supplied with the collection states '61 Squadron 1945'.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better quality copies are available.

Pilot Bob Halewood (right) and man named Mark standing in front of a laden bomb trolley with aircraft behind. Bob is wearing a non regulation scarf about his neck. Annotated on the reverse 'Bob Halewood (right) Mark (left)'; 'Bob Halewood + Mark'.…

Two photographs of Edward, Bertram's brother.
#1 he is beside a motorbike wearing a crash helmet
#2 is a half length portrait.

Nine men and women arranged at the front of a bus. Information supplied with the collection has a date 15/9/42 and Scampton.

23 men and women in front of and on two vehicles. On the reverse is a post it with EW=3R 2 row

A full length portrait of Edith in uniform.

A group photo of 40 men and women arranged in three rows flanked by MT vehicles.
Underneath each individual is named.

Ten airmen, air and ground crews standing and squatting in two rows in front of the tail turret of a Lancaster. On the reverse '1 & 2 - Helen send back to me in 1993 I think'.

Eleven airmen, air and ground crew standing and kneeling in two rows in front of a Lancaster on dispersal. Another Lancaster is in the background..

Photograph of black cloth dog mascot and note on reverse '"Vicky" maker of Charlie the dog "MASCOT", WAAF (MT driver) 149 Sqd Methwold for Charles Cuthill, Lancaster I NF927 "D" for Dog.149 Sqd, Vicky made dog mascot for Charles Cuthill, because…
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