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Completed for a flight between Calato and Almaza in Egypt.

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An extremely detailed account of the No 51 Squadron briefing for the operation to Essen on 28/29 November 1944 by Henry. It includes all the specialist officers as well as the Station Commander's brief. It also includes Henry's crew, Station and…

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A large group of RAF personnel including members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force sitting and standing in three rows with a building in the background. Titled 'Duty Staff of: Flying Control, Crash Tender and Ambulance and Met office RAF Breighton'.…

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Forms produced by the British and Canadian Meteorological Offices for reporting inflight weather.

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Formal photograph of 175740 Flying Officer Ron Ward, in uniform, with meteorological observer's half wing. Captioned 'Ron Ward', 'RAF Service August 1944 - 1946', 'Photo 1946, MORLEY'.
Page has hand written log of his flights at Empire Air…

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Edward Cayhill was the eldest of eight children and with his father’s encouragement was hoping to go to university. His father died in 1938 which meant that the university dream was cancelled and Edward went to work as a Civil Servant in the…

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Kenneth Locke was born in 1923 and wanted to join the Royal Air Force, following in the footsteps of his father, who was a First World War Pilot.
Between leaving school and joining the Royal Air Force, Kenneth worked as a Bank Clerk, before signing…

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Roy Ward joined the Meteorological Office when he was 18 and served as a Meteorological officer with 517 Squadron. He returned to the Meteorological Office as a civilian after the war and his final job before retirement was as a weather forecaster at…

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An evacuee at the start of the war, He later became one of three Meteorological Officers at RAF North Creake. He discusses the role of the Met Officer.

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Sheila Wilmet grew up in Liverpool and was fifteen when war was declared. She describes the devastation of bombing in 1941, spending nights in an Anderson shelter, and navigating unexploded bombs during her commute. She volunteered after viewing a…

BLangLWLangLWv1.pdf
Geoffrey Robinson's recollection of an operation to bomb Bonn in December 1944.

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Top, two airmen in uniform, outside on airfield at the meteorological station, slatted instrument housing and aerial in barbed wire enclosure. Mosquito immediately overhead about to land. Captioned 'Leo Cann ', '1946 Chivenor'.
Bottom, an airman…

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A weather report issued by the Meteorological Office (undated).

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A meteorological report for a route from Tunis to Maison B.

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Details meteorological report requirements for flights. Covers rules for making and recording observations in the air, and actions on completion of flights, States that Squadron navigation officers and station meteorological officers are responsible…

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Top, 12 airmen and airwomen all in uniform, one holding a balloon, standing in two rows in front of building, captioned 'Met Office Staff', 'RAF Chivenor'.
Bottom left, is of a bride in wedding dress with veil and flowers standing on path in front…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-086.pdf
A detailed account of weather and its effects on flying.

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Top right, six ground personnel, three female, two in Women's Auxiliary Air Force uniform, three men in RAF uniform, standing in front of hedge in a country lane. Captioned 'Mary Ozzy Wendy Bish Roy & Liz', '1946', 'Near Chivenor'.
Right, same…

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Photos 1 and 2 are groups of airmen and WAAFs drinking, captioned '149 Squadron RAF Methwold. Officer's Mess Party. Centre. The Station Meteorological Officer F/O Misty Case under the weather'.

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Informal flying log of Roy Ward's flights as a Meteorological Observer from No 2 (O) AFU, RAF Millom and from No 1674 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF Aldergrove from August to November 1944.
Photograph of three men sitting in shorts and vests on a stony…

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Printed map of western Europe and Eastern Atlantic showing tracks for the nine standard meteorological reconnaissance flights flown by RAF. Hand annotated with 517, 518, 519 and 520 squadron tasking.
The code names for the routes are Magnum,…

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An instruction sheet for pilots to assist in reporting the weather.
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