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Early in his air force career, Aubrey, on left, pose with three other airmen and a tractor. On reverse photographers name, 'Turner's, Newcastle-upon-Tyne'.

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Nine ground crew and six aircrew under the nose of Lancaster 'N'. The ground crew are working on bombs on bomb trolleys. The aircrew are dressed in flying kit. On the reverse stamped 'Daily Sketch Copyright', 'Graphic Photo Union' and handwritten…

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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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Photo 1 is a tractor with a line of bombs heading to a Wellington.
Photo 2 is a close up of the bombs being loaded into the Wellington. Two armourers are steadying the bomb and a third is winding a winch to load the bomb.

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The tail of a Lancaster being towed by a tractor. Also assisting is an airman on a bicycle. It has squadron code 'AR' and 'DV296'. This aircraft crashed at Teltow, Berlin December 1943 with the loss of all crew.

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Port side view of a Lancaster on dispersal. A tractor is also visible, as is some nose art on the aircraft..

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Three views of Lancaster under maintenance. Photo 1 has an engine trestle at the nose. In front is a tractor with a bomb trolley carrying incendiaries. Photo 2 has several engine access frames under the engines and a long stepladder at the nose. A…

MCleggPV[DoB]-150701-01.pdf
A history of the Avro Repair Organisation at Bracebridge Heath. Aircraft with Category B damage were disassembled and taken to Bracebridge for repair. Contractor’s Working Parties repaired Category A damaged aircraft on their station using spares…

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Album page, seven photographs of groups of WAAFs, two with a barrage balloon in the background.

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Photo 1 is a snow plough tractor. Behind are wooden huts.

Photo 2 is inside a gym with two badminton courts and a stage. On the wall are winged air gunner and observer crests.

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Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

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Margaret Tyler, nee Pridmore on a tractor, using binding machine.

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Margaret Tyler (nee Pridmore) and Chris Musial drilling at Manor Farm, Pilton, Rutland.

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Eight airmen in a variety of uniform gathered round a tractor with RAF roundel on left front wheel arch. In the background a Mosquito. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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A large bomb is being lifted by crane above a bomb trolley attached to a tractor. There are two men to the left, the rearmost holding one of the bomb's fins. A man stand to the right of the bomb with another sitting in the crane. Reported as labelled…

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A corporal wearing tunic and side cap on the right with another airman behind on a tractor. They are looking at a 12,000 lb and a 1000 lb bomb on trolleys in the centre of the image. There are other parts of bombs on the left and an earth bank behind…

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Frank Saunston joined the ATC in 1941 and then the RAF in 1942. He worked as a transport driver at RAF Peplow and then as a forklift driver at RAF Methwold on the bomb dump. Describes his role and his duties and gives details regarding the bombs…

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Eric Peel worked in the Cotton Exchange in Liverpool before he volunteered for the RAF. He trained as an armourer and was initially posted to 56 Squadron at RAF Sutton Bridge where he worked on Hurricanes. He then was posted to 103 Squadron at Elsham…

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Snowy landscape with five Lancasters on their dispersals, in the foreground tractor and bomb trolley with large bomb, armourers waiting to load.

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Vera Willis nee Tomlinson volunteered for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force because she wanted to be a driver. Her driving career in the RAF involved driving long distances as well as driving aircrew to dispersal. Some crew gave her letters for…

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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.…
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