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An RAF Flight Lieutenant Photo Interpreter busy with the tools of his trade - aerial photographs, stereoscopes and the plans of a target, in 1944.

RAF Medmenham

During World War Two, aerial reconnaissance was one of the key methods of obtaining intelligence about the enemy and their activities. Within hours of a reconnaissance sortie, the film could be developed, printed and interpreted.


Photo: An RAF Flight Lieutenant Photo Interpreter busy with the tools of his trade - aerial photographs, stereoscopes and the plans of a target, in 1944. (Medmenham Collection)

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An RAF Flight Lieutenant Photo Interpreter busy with the tools of his trade - aerial photographs, stereoscopes and the plans of a target, in 1944. RAF Medmenham

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RAF Medmenham was a Royal Air Force station based at Danesfield House near Medmenham, in Buckinghamshire, England. Activities there specialized in photographic intelligence, and it was once the home of the RAF Intelligence Branch. During the Second World War, RAF Medmenham was the main interpretation centre for photographic reconnaissance operations in the European and Mediterranean theatres.

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