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Photograph 2 is of airmen eating at rows of tables in a mess hall.
Photograph 3 is a head and shoulders portrait of an aircrew member on an aircraft.
Photograph 4 is of a man sitting reading in an…
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Top centre, an man in shirt sleeves sitting on a beach.
Top right, five pilots standing in a row in front of a lorry. All are wearing…
Tags: 5 Group; 50 Squadron; aircrew; Blenheim; crash; Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; ground personnel; Home Guard; Ju 88; Lancaster; Lincoln; love and romance; Master Bomber; military living conditions; military service conditions; navigator; operational training unit; Pathfinders; pilot; prisoner of war; radar; RAF Bardney; RAF Cottesmore; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Fiskerton; RAF Market Harborough; RAF Melbourne; RAF Pocklington; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF St Eval; RAF Waddington; RAF Wittering; sanitation; superstition; training; Window; wireless operator; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Photograph 2 Sergeant Syd Marshall at his flight engineer's position in a Lancaster.
Photograph 3 Sergeant Syd Marshall in uniform, standing with a woman.
Tags: 106 Squadron; 207 Squadron; 5 Group; air sea rescue; animal; Blenheim; bombing; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); civil defence; crash; entertainment; ground personnel; home front; Lancaster; Manchester; military service conditions; RAF Bottesford; RAF Cranwell; RAF Syerston; sanitation; training; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Photo 1 is rows of long tables and chairs, captioned 'Mess, Airmen for the use of'.
Photo 2 is double tiered bunks, captioned 'Last on Parade'.
Photo 3 is an airman sitting on a bunk reading, captioned 'So does…
Tags: animal; Anson; arts and crafts; Beaufighter; Defiant; Do 18; Fw 190; ground personnel; Horsa; Hudson; Hurricane; Ju 88; Lancaster; Lincoln; Lysander; Martinet; Me 163; medical officer; Meteor; military living conditions; military service conditions; Oxford; P-47; Spitfire; Stirling; Typhoon; V-1; V-2; V-weapon
Charles joined the Royal Air Force in February 1942 and went to RAF Halton as an Aircraft Apprentice.
He tells of his training at Halton, and describes the different trades and his exams to become an Leading Aircraftsman 1st Class,…