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A crashed Mosquito being recovered by Stan's team. Seven ground crew are posed at the front of the aircraft. Their lorry is parked at the front. On the reverse 'Mosquito Crash Swannington 1944-45 No 9 Salvage Party 54 M.U. R & S'.
In a second image…

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Stan Shaw driving a tractor in front of a Wellington. In the background is a man on a bicycle On the reverse 'U.T. Tractor Driver!! Aden. Jan. 1947'.

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Two photographs from the race day.
In the first a large airman on a small donkey watched closely by two small boys and a large crowd on the sidelines. On the reverse 'Tom Perry wins by a push on "Gasper".'
In the second photograph a group of airmen…

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Posted to motor transport section of 77 Squadron at RAF Elvington in November 1942. Writes of duties, location and social activities. Mentions commanders and feeling part of the squadron. Posted to RAF Sandtoft in 1944. Gives dates of service June…

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Includes don'ts for MT drivers, technical terms, notes on vehicle chassis and drive shafts, brakes, bearings, care and maintenance, inspections, controls and engines. Goes on with using maps and routes. Continues with lubricating systems, accident…

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Eight airmen and ground crew posing on and behind a laden bomb trolley. Painted on the bombs is 'Hitler's Haunters Ghost Sqdn 2000 Sortie'.
Behind is a Lancaster 'P', identified in the Inventory as 'KB760 NA-P'.

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A bomb bay loaded with bombs and incendiaries.

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Two airmen sitting on the port outer engine of a Halifax during refuelling operations.

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Two ground crew, their tanker and a refuelling a Halifax.
A second image shows the top half of a Halifax.

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A port side view of Halifax 'KW-S'. Trolley accumulators in the foreground and a fuel bowser in the background.
On the reverse 'MZ454 KW-S of 425 Sqn Tholthorpe Taken Nov 44.
This aircraft crashed after take off on ops 5/3/44 [sic incorrect date,…

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A group of airmen being transported to their aircraft on a lorry with a trailer.
On the reverse 'Crew 'bus' Tholthorpe Going out to aircraft for ops 1944' and 'Photo Reg [indecipherable]' and 'Tholthorpe'.

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A small six-wheeled lorry and trailer being used as transport for aircrew. Additional information supplied with the collection identifies the location as RAF Tholthorpe.

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Seven airmen grouped in front of their aircraft with three ground crew sitting on the wing. A refuelling truck is present.
Information supplied with the collection states 'The crew in the Autumn of 1943, at Tholthorpe; Standing left to right Bomb…

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Seven Airmen and Halifax MZ282'Sweet Adeline' AL-A'. On the bomb is written '1000th Sortie. Don't give up Adolph there's more coming. The Bison Squadron'.
On the nose is 16 bombs and 'Sweet Adeline'.
It is annotated 'PL-29631'.

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Two photographs of bombs being loaded.
In photo 1 there are nine airmen behind a trolley of bombs. It is captioned 'L to R, - Wilson, Bowles, Phillips, Williams, Sheppard, Williams, Self, Osborne, our French Canadian.'
In photo 2 are five armourers…

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The nose glass of a Halifax being cleaned by Dunc Ritchie. He is standing on top of a fuel bowser.
Underneath is a caption explaining that inside the Halifax 'A' is an air gunner who was washed out but was desperate to fly.

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Two copied images.
The first has three men sitting on a bomb trolley under the port side of a Halifax. It is captioned 'L to R - Alvin, Ted & Jack on 500lb bombs'.
The second image is an airman at the rear gun turret. It is captioned 'Alvin…

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Five armourers arranged round two mines on a bomb trolley.

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A Halifax 'R' on the ground, seen from the rear and port side. The photographer has framed the image with a bush and a tree.
A trolley accumulator and a lorry carrying oxygen cylinders are in front of the aircraft.

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Two images of airmen on parade. The king and a group of officers are presenting awards to airmen. Behind are Lancaster Mk 2s and Halifaxes.
The second image is annotated 'PL-31688'.

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The three airmen are wearing their flying kit and carrying parachutes. Behind a Lancaster has its engines running . It is annotated 'PL29743'.

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Lancaster Mk 2 'Z' being refuelled. A ground crew airman is up a ladder partly obscuring the nose art, a cartoon of a running skeleton with 'Zombie'. It is annotated 'PL29074'.

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Five ground crew at work on a Lancaster Mk 2. Two are on the wings refuelling. There is an oil bowser and petrol bowser in the foreground.

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A Lancaster seen from the front. In front is a RAF Fordson Sussex 3 ton crew lorry with seven airmen.

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Eight photographs of a decorated bomb about to be loaded on to a Lancaster. Mk 2
Painted on it is 'Ontario Citizens Special Xmas Card for the Reich' and has the names of where the crews originate - 'Ottawa, London, Perkins, Toronto, Timmins,…
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