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  • Blouse, War Service Dress: Warrant Officer (Pilot) RAF

    Blouse, War Service Dress: Warrant Officer (Pilot) RAF

    (uniforms and insignia) Made by: Verner & Baxter Ltd 1944

    UNI 1502

    Service Dress was found not to be efficient for flying duties, and as a result Air Ministry Order (AMO) A909 of December 1940 announced that blue-grey versions of the army's Battledress would be permitted to be worn, referred to as, 'Suits,...

  • Air Fight over Portland, 1940

    Air Fight over Portland, 1940

    (art) Made by: Eurich, Richard Ernst 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 769

    image: A view of an air fight over Portland with contrails and aircraft in the sky.

  • underwear

    underwear

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 10930

    Ladies bra and knickers set made from a silk map of Italy, the front of the bra shows the cities of Trieste and Milan whilst the knickers more generally show northern and central Italy. The bra has a single thin shoulder strap on each side which is also...

  • THE DAMBUSTERS RAID, MAY 1943

    THE DAMBUSTERS RAID, MAY 1943

    part of "FOREIGN OFFICE POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT (PID) SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 4594

    The breach in the Mohne Dam four hours after the Dambusters raid in May 1943.

  • OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 18005

    Personalities: Wing Commander Gibson and his crew board their Avro Lancaster A3-G (ED 932/G) for the Dams' raid. Left to right: Flight Lieutenant R D Trevor-Roper DEM; Sergeant J Pulford; Flight Sergeant G A Deering RCAF; Pilot Officer F M Spafford...

  • part of an illicit still, used to make alcohol

    part of an illicit still, used to make alcohol

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9074

    The still of which this was a part was used to make alcohol by Squadron Leader Eric Foster whilst he was a Prisoner of War in Germany and Poland during the Second World War. Squadron Leader Foster was held at a number of camps during his time as a POW,...

  • 'Window

    'Window

    (Vehicles, aircraft and ships)

    AIR 333

    During the Second World War thousands of strips or ribbons of aluminium known as 'Window' were dropped by the Allied air forces as part of the D-Day deception operations. Normally 'Window' was designed to attract German radar, and...

  • Bomb, High Capacity 4000 lb MkIII

    Bomb, High Capacity 4000 lb MkIII

    (Weapons and ammunition) 1942

    MUN 3835

    body, fin

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: PERSONALITIES

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: PERSONALITIES

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: British official photographer

    TR 1092

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur T Harris, Commander in Chief of Royal Air Force Bomber Command, at his desk.

  • Astro Compass

    Astro Compass

    (Vehicles, aircraft and ships)

    AIR 323

    Second World War period British aircraft navigational instrument associated with the Royal Air Force (RAF) service of Flying Officer J W K Matthews.

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