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Recently Added Items

Colin Atkinson and friends

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Four men in uniform. Colin Atkinson (left) and three other men, a lance corporal in battle dress, a naval rating, and a man in dress uniform.

Nine airmen

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Nine airmen arranged in three rows. One, a sergeant is squatting on the ground. Three are seated and five are standing. Behind the men are trees.

Ted Haywood & Tom Carter

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Two photographs, the first is of two airmen, one squatting and one standing behind. It is captioned 'Ted & Tom Bomb aimer & w/op 21 OTU'.
The second…

Three airmen and a Wellington

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Three airmen standing at the front of a Wellington with no front turret. On the reverse
'S/Ldr Corbishley Pilot
F/Lt Ray Nav
Sgt R Dobble…

62 Airmen

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62 airmen arranged in five rows in a park with trees behind. On the reverse 'RAF Horton Camp June 1942'.

Sergeant Airman

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Half length portrait of an airman with his arms crossed. On the reverse -
'Love Ron xx
this Will is for you,
I will send you one of Gwen & Ron a…

Fred Davies and Ron Doble

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Two airmen walking down a street. On the reverse 'Fred Davies and I Llandrindod Wells 1946'.

Six air gunners

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Six airmen standing outside a wooden hut. Five are wearing flying helmets, googles and flying uniforms. On the reverse 'Moreton in Marsh 21 OTU…

Ron Doble's Service and Release Book

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Service and release book of Ron Doble. Last day of service 3 July 1947.