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AYeandleBA181229.mp3
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…

PCattyMA1802.jpg
A large group of airmen arranged at the front and on top of a Lancaster. The image has a squadron crest at the top. Behind the aircraft is an open hangar.

PBradburyDC17010021.pdf
Large group of airmen and ground crew arranged on, around and on top of a Lancaster, in front of a hangar. The photograph is in a mount with the RAF crest at the top and underneath '514 Squadron, RAF, Waterbeach, 1945'.

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PAnsellHT1636.jpg
A squadron photograph of four rows of airmen arranged in front of a Lancaster with hangars behind. Attached note on the reverse '4th from port innes prop HTA'.

PLeedhamA1601.jpg
Alma Leedham grew up in London and worked for Hawker aircraft on the Hurricane at the start of the war . She later trained as a driver in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She served at RAF Scampton driving tractors taking bombs to the aircraft.…

AFairweatherF170130.mp3
During the war, Freda Fairweather was called up to work for Avro’s and worked on Lancasters at RAF Waddington and RAF Swinderby. She describes cleaning the perspex windows and using her own box spanners to remove aircraft wings. She recollects…

PDorricottLW1512.jpg
A Lancaster framed by the door of the hangar. Behind there is a second Lancaster in a hangar and the front half of a third Lancaster parked outside.

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…

APoynterAD180416.mp3
Upon leaving school, Audrey Poynter worked at her father’s garage where she learnt about mechanics. When she was called up to volunteer for the RAF at seventeen, she trained as an engineer at RAF Halton. Poynter was posted to RAF Oakley where she…

PBarfootW1629.jpg
Sergeant Jim Ross, wearing a Mae West and jacket with a whistle attached to the collar, is standing inside the gun turret of an Albemarle, the two machine guns are pointing at the camera. In the background, on the left, there is a parked Albemarle…

PBoldyDA15020003.jpg
Group portrait of 12 aircrew in front of an Anson. Arms folded, six are standing and six sitting on a bench, all wearing khaki drill open-knecked shirts with rolled-up sleeves, shorts, long socks and shoes. Another airmanis looking out of the…

PBoldyDA15020007.jpg
Group portrait of 42 airmen in three rows standing at ease. Those in the front row are sitting on a bench with arms crossed and two sitting on the ground; most are wearing khaki drill tunics, shirts and ties and shorts and most have khaki drill side…

PCochraneDH1604.jpg
Inside a hangar, a sergeant and other airmen are standing around damaged rear gun turret and fuselage of Lancaster. A tow bar is attached to the tail wheel, which has 'RAF Elshamwold [sic]' painted on it.

PBeltonSLS1507.jpg
Formal group photograph of personnel in front of a Hampden. They are arranged in three rows, some seated some standing. A dog is in the middle: a hangar, a gantry crane and sandbags are visible in the background.

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PCalvertRA15050001.jpg
The class book for 71 Navigators course, March - July 1943. Cover includes course details and photograph of an Anson in flight over the airfield with landing gear down. Contains the list of names of the 19 students who completed the course as well as…

PCalvertRA1503.jpg
Group portrait of 47 officers and airmen of 141 Squadron sitting front row and standing in three further rows. All are dressed in tunics with peaked caps or side caps. One person, eighth from left in third row up is in United States Army Air Force…

PAmbroseBG1612.jpg
In the foreground left a reviewing base with one officer standing saluting with one further standing to the rear. Left of the reviewing base are three offices standing in line. In the distance, behind the reviewing officers is a band. Marching on the…

PBaggJG1605-1.jpg
60 personnel arranged in five five ranks, are standing, seated or crouched in front of an hangar hangar door with number 5 on it. John Baggs is in the front row, second from the right.

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PFlowersHJ1614.jpg
In the centre a turret on top of a fuselage with the guns pointing to the right. Inside the turret the head and shoulders of Henry James Flowers wearing a flying helmet can be seen looking towards the camera. Behind the turret part of the port tail…

PBanksP15010052.jpg
Approximately 100 personnel in three rows sitting and standing in front of a Ventura. Personnel towards the centre of the front row are wearing officers peaked caps. The remainder are airmen wearing side caps. In the background two hangars, the…

PBanksP15010079.jpg
Aerial vertical photograph showing an airfield. Airfield fills left two thirds with runway running vertically up. Runway 31 is at the bottom with a square area of buildings just outside the perimeter track to the right. There is are complex of…

PBanksP15010133.jpg
Top left a horse drawn cart with a woman and children aboard stands by a roadside. A man stands to the right of the rear wheel. In the background trees.

Top right an airman kneeling stroking a baby goat with his right hand and smoking a cigarette.…

PBanksP15010143.jpg
An aerial vertical photograph of a grass airfield. Airfield is in the centre. A curved line of four hangars are at the bottom of the grass on the right. There is another hangar underneath the left hand of the line and station building are in the…

PBanksP15010145.jpg
Aerial vertical photograph of a grass airfield. Pentagonal shaped grass airfield in the centre. Hangars and station buildings in the bottom right corner of airfield. Dispersal at top left and track to off airfield bomb dump on the right of airfield.…
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