George Robert Munton and Pals

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This picture includes the 6’5″ (or thereabouts) ‘Bob’ or ‘Tiny’ top left. A relative of Ronald George Taylor says that they remember seeing him. They also remember seeing the dark-haired bloke to his right, so he and ‘Tiny’ were probably crew together. Can you name both him and the gent with the fine tash below him?

Where are your folks, Morry?

We’re still as keen as mustard to find any relatives of Harold Morris Nottle who would be interested in visiting Nijmegen for his sendoff. Here are links to previous relevant posts…

https://hewasahero.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/harold-morris-nottle/

https://hewasahero.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/victoria-state-government/

Here’s a digitised newspaper cutting from The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria…

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thanks to Trove (a great outfit, by the way and invaluable for Australian family history stuff)…

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/980373?searchTerm=%22harold%20morris%22%20nottle&searchLimits=l-state=Victoria

and here are other links about him…

http://www.raafdb.com/view_casualty.asp?id=8557

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=1058905

If we’re missing something here, please pipe up!

Avro Lancasters at Dawlish

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The only two airworthy Lancasters in the world took part in a flying display at Dawlish on the Devon coast on Saturday 23 September, one from Canada and one from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. From our man on the ground, here’s a lovely shot of the BBMF’s plane, dressed in Dambusters markings.

Here’s an article in the Express & Echo about the event…

http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Dawlish-delight-Lancaster-bombersarrive-air/story-22731597-detail/story.html

Imperial War Museum

This is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in war-related relics and documents, focusing on British and Allied involvement, but also ranging more widely. A recent refit to their London branch opens up the areas where planes and other vehicles are displayed…

http://www.iwm.org.uk/

This is a call for anyone with detailed knowledge of how IWM’s film footage holdings are indexed, to contact us. Much appreciated!