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Recently Added Items

Elizabeth Humphrey's training notebook

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A notebook used by Elizabeth Humphrey during her training as an instrument technician.

How we took the good news from Grosse Tychow to Fallingbostel

BRoomCARoomCAv1.pdf

A diary of the forced march undertaken by prisoners of war 6 February 1945 to 26 April 1945

Mere Gen March 1944

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-04.pdf

a 29 page duplicated magazine produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. All the items are original, mainly 'in' jokes consisting of…

Mere Gen 1st Birthday edition

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-03.pdf

A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. It includes 'in' jokes, stories, poems, cartoons and a
a crossword…

Mere Gen Christmas 1943

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-02.pdf

A duplicated magazine produced by the personnel at Branston Mere Y station. It contains 'in' jokes, stories, a quiz, poems and cartoons.

Mere Gen 1942

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-01.pdf

A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel at Branston Mere. It includes 'in' jokes, poems, cartoons, and a ghost story.

Operators at Branston Mere Y station

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Six RAF personnel, four of them corporals, head and shoulders or upper torso, in two rows all with wireless flash.


Additional information about…

Aerial farm at Branston Mere Y station

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Four tall aerials, two wooden huts, one protected by blast walls, in a open field.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided…

Branston Mere Y Station staff

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The 40 plus staff, a mixture of airmen, airwomen, police and civilian staff, in five rows, posed in the middle of a field, wooden shed in background.…