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ABascombeEJ151001.mp3
Betty grew up in Cardiff and worked in the Royal Ordinance factory. Her first husband, Ron joined the Royal Air Force as a flight engineer. She talks about receiving the telegram, stating that Ron was missing and later finding out that he had been…

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Susan Chaplin was born in North Marston and was a local teacher. She recounts the story her mother told her as a young girl, about Wellington HE740 which crashed near the village. With her local history group she researched and wrote a book “The…

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Jacqueline Assheton discusses her father's career in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force and his post war work establishing Safmarine shipping line and his friendship with Jan Christiaan Smuts. Her father did not talk about his wartime career,…

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Alan Mann was born in Lewisham, London and left school aged 14 to begin an engineering apprenticeship at RAF Kidbrooke and with de Havilland. He describes being bombed and what it was like in the workshops. After the war he had a career with de…

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A review of Tim Barlow's research in to the life of his Great Uncle, Jack Osborne, who died on the night of 22/23 June 1943 in Lancaster 'LM325'. Tim Barlow travelled to Benningen, Holland where there is a memorial at the crash site. Geoffrey Whittle…

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A scroll awarded to Harry Redgrave acknowledging his death on active service.

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Colin Atkinson was 12 at the outbreak of war and grew up in Lincolnshire. His father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the army. He worked as a trainee reporter for the local paper and served as a messenger for civil defence; his post was on the Castle…

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A document describing the activities of the Imperial War Graves Commission.

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A booklet dedicated to the Thiepval Memorial and the missing of the Battle of the Somme. There are photographs of the unveiling of the memorial by the Prince of Wales on August 1st 1932.

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A document with photographs of Rupert Harwood, his wife and two daughters, Janet & Shirley. It refers to him being killed in action over Ussy sur Marne on 19 July 1944 whilst flying with 619 Squadron on Lancaster PB245. On the reverse "7 and 20 This…

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Harvey Bawden, from Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942 at the age of eighteen. After initial training school and assessment as an air gunner, he was shipped to England via the United States. After…

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Derrick Allen was the mid-upper gunner on a Lancaster that crashed near Spa in Belgium. He had been making his way to bale out when the pilot asked him to help the rear gunner who was trapped in his turret. He managed to do this but the plane broke…

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Charles volunteered for the RAF when he was 17 and trained as a bomb aimer at RAF North Luffenham. After qualifying, he was posted to 619 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. He was shot down on his 18th operation and he became a prisoner of war. He talks…

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John Leslie Munro was born in the area of Gisborne, New Zealand. He only completed two years of secondary education because of the economic slump and in 1936 began work on a sheep ranch and then a mixed farm. On the outbreak of the Second World War,…

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Frederik Willem Kroese describes his work for the Resistance in the Netherlands following the German occupation.

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Suzanne Pescott is the daughter of Homer Lawson who took part in an operation to destroy a V-1 site. Although he survives a Halifax from his squadron was destroyed and six of the seven crew members did not survive. Suzanne visited the site to lay a…

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Memoir covers early life, joining and training as a Royal Air Force Armourer and his subsequent wartime career. States that he served on 138 Squadron at Royal Air Force Stradishall and describes its Special Operation Executive operations. Goes on to…

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Wooden memorial wall-plaque at the St Paul’s school chapel in Darjeeling. Inscription reads ‘In loving memory of David Adrian Boldy, ST PAUL’S SCHOOL. 1927-1933 FLIGHT-SERGEANT AIR GUNNER, R.A.F. KILLED IN ACTION WITH HIS COMRADES OVER DANZIG…

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The memorial honours three fallen of the parish: Spencer Lewis Belton, Raymond William Cook and Frank Hume.

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Photograph 1 is taken from the side of a lager ship. In the water are small boats selling fruit, vegetables and other items.
Photograph 2 is of a dredger.
Photograph 3 is of a lighthouse.
Photograph 4 is of trees at the side of the…

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Photograph 1 is a memorial cross on top of a hill. Captioned 'Memorial to dead prisoners of war used to construct surrender hill Malaya'.
Photograph 2 is of a plaque on a plinth with the message 'In Glorious Memory Shandar Yadcar 20 Indian Division…

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Photograph 1 is of a group of eight veterans, one holding a wreath at a war memorial.
Photograph 2 is of two veterans at a war memorial.

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Photograph 1 is a service being held outdoors behind a propeller mounted on a plinth.
There is a ticket for the reunion dinner.
Photograph2 shows the propeller and the associated garden. There are flowers in the shape of RAF wings and 'E W' with…

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Three photographs taken at the second Elsham Wolds reunion in August 1981.
In photograph 1 a vicar stands by the propeller sculpture commemorating Elsham Wolds.
In photographs 2 and 3 several veterans are around the boot of a car.

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