Bill Bushell photos uploaded to the DotNet site for cataloguing

Back in 2006 I was lucky enough to purchase Bill Bushell’s black and white negatives for the archive.

Estimated to number around 50,000, only 4,000 have been catalogued to date. To correct this I am going to give Bill’s collection some priority on the DotNet site. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Bill’s work I would suggest you take a look through some old issues of Aviation News, Air Pictorial and those superb reference works from Midland Counties Publications.

Sadly, Bill died in 2009 after a short illness, having served 17 years in the RAF including a 12 month tour at Gan in 1972. On leaving he joined the staff of CSE at Kidlington where he worked for the next 21 years. It is safe to say that most of his photography was taken with very privileged access.

The current photos on the DotNet website were taken up to July 1971.