John Joyner's scrap book

SJoynerJH1812689v1.pdf

Title

John Joyner's scrap book

Description

A log book used as a scrap book. The photographs and documents cover his aircrew training from November 1943. It has sergeant's mess subscription cards, photographs, correspondence and cuttings.
Many of the entries are post war and a number refer to theatrical performances. It includes a promotional picture of Phyllis Dixie.

Creator

Date

1943-10
1946-12

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Printed book with photographs and documents with handwritten annotations

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

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SJoynerJH1812689v1

Transcription

[Flying Log Book]

JOYNER J

[Page break]

[Inserted] No 16 OTU [/inserted]
[Sergeants’ Mess Subscription Card R.A.F Upper Heyford] J. H. J[word missing]

[Inserted] 101 SQUADRON [/inserted]
[Sergeants’ Mess Subscription Card R.A.F. Ludford Magna] Sgt JOYNER No 619

[Inserted] 189 SQUADRON [/inserted]
[Sergeants’ Mess Subscription Card R.A.F. Bardney] Sgt. Joyner

[Inserted] 16 O.T.U. [/inserted]
[Sergeant’s Mess Subscription Card R.A.F. Barford St. John] 920 Sgt Joyner

[Page break]

[Drawings of aircraft]
John. H. Joyner
[Photograph]
– His Book

[Page break]

[Photograph]

Little did the Air Force know of the disaster about to befall them with the approach of the winter months, – Annual A.T.C. Summer Camp. Halton 1943.

[Photograph]

Air Crew Receiving Centre – October, 1943 (Juggernaut bottom right).

[Page break]

[Postcard] [Inserted] No 2 Squadron Grand Hotel No 1 Squadron Rusacks Marine. [/inserted]

St Andrews – P.N.B. Initial Training Wing
November 1943 – February 1944.

[Page break]

[Inserted] T.IW. St Andrews. [/inserted]

The Officer Commanding and Officers wish you all a Happy Christmas

[Inserted] Christmas 1943 [/inserted] [R.A.F. Crest] [Inserted] [Signatures] [/inserted]

ROYAL AIR FORCE
NO. 12 INITIAL TRAINING WING
Menu

Soup.
Cream of Celery.

[Underlined] Joints. [/underlined]
Roast Stuffed Turkey. Roast Pork.
Apple Sauce.

[Underlined] Vegetables. [/underlined]
Roast Potatoes. Creamed Potatoes.
Brussels Sprouts.

[Underlined] Sweets. [/underlined]
Christmas Pudding. Sauce. Mince Pies.

Cheese. Biscuits. Potato Crisps.

Apples. Dates.

Beer. Minerals.

Christmas,
1943.

[Page break]

[R.A.F. wings]

11 Embarkation Unit
Belfast
Northern Ireland

Christmas Fare
1946

[Page break]

[Underlined] MESSAGE FROM “THE OLD MAN” [/underlined]

We in 11 E.U. have travelled a long road – a hard road, since 1940 and I would say this to you who are with us now, when the job is nearly complete.

You have followed the traditions of the old R.F.C. and the young but sturdy, R.A.F.

11 E.U. has done a grand job of work. Keep it up until the last bit of Freight has been successfully handled, till the last vehicle has been slung on the ship and till the last “Body” has been allocated his space.

A right Merry Christmas to you all and Happiness and Peace in the future wherever you may be.

Thank you and good luck to you all.

R. S. Swanton.
Wing Commander.

[Page break]

Menu

08.00 hrs.

Breakfast (WHY?)

No. 9’s or SHREDDED WHEAT

BACON AND EGG
(Burned, Fried or Destroyed)

TOAST, MARMALADE AND BUTTER
(Try and get it)

TEA OR COFFEE
(With sugar and milk)

1300 hrs.

Dinner (A NECCESSITY) [sic]

CREAM OF CHICKEN
(Oil-skins to be worn)

DISEMBARKATION TURKEY – BREAD SAUCE
(Gave itself up)

BURNT PORK AND BRUISED HAM
(Kerr’s speciality)

ROAST POTATOES
(Basted Smiling Murphys)

SPROUTS AND PEAS
(Kempson’s Revenge)

CHRISTMAS PUDDING – G.D. SAUCE

MINCE PIES AND CUSTARD
(Smith’s Reply – Works and Bricks)

APPLES, BEER AND CIGARETTES
(Nuts)

[Underlined] No Gratuities for Waiters! [/underlined]

[Page break]

Evening

RUNNING BUFFET
(One Waiter – One Sandwich)

COLD HAM – TONGUE

ROAST BEEF

BREAD – BUTTER – JAM

TEA

[underlined] Any Complaints? [/underlined]

[Page break]

[R.A.F. Wings]

11 Embarkation Unit
Belfast
Northern Ireland

Christmas Fare
1946

[Page break]

[Photograph]
“Mac” and his grandfather.

[Page break]

[Underlined] Before leaving the “Tarmac” or parking area a complete and methodical cockpit check is to be carried out in the order laid down. [/underlined]

1. Controls working fully and freely in right direction (Rudder Tested whilst taxying).
2. Sufficient petrol for flight in tank.
3. All four switches on.
4. Petrol on.
5. Tail trim back for running up and taxying.
6. Mixture control back.
7. Throttle friction nut slack (for taxying).
8. Altimeter zero.
9. Compass set to wind direction.
10. Rev counter working.
11. Oil pressure satisfactory.
12. Slots unlocked.
13. Cockpit doors locked and harness secure.
14. Goggles down.
15. Run up the engine, testing the magnetos.

[Drawing vertical in margin]

[Underlined] Vital actions before take off (Tiger Moth) [/underlined]

T - (Throttle friction nut tight.
(Tail-trimming gear set for take off.
M – Mixture control back.
F – Fuel-cock on and sufficient fuel for flight.
F – Free slots.

Flying Grading School – Theale, Reading April 1944.

[Page break]

[Photograph]

[Page break]

[Photograph]Harry, Kim, Dicky & myself – [indecipherable], Heaton Park

[Page break]

No 7 Air Gunnery School
Pyle – Glamorganshire.

[Cartoon]
And it all depended on Winde!

[Photograph]
Marie of Pyle.

[Photograph]

[Page break]

W. G. Jones [Photograph]
[Photograph] MG Stockwell.
DJ. Brown. [Photograph]
[Photograph] S. Holtham.
R Erskine [Photograph]
[Photograph] Gordon J Page

[Page break]

[Photograph] George. F. Chatterton
[Signature] [Photograph]
[Photograph] J. B. Walker.
[Photograph] [Signature]

[Page break]

[Stormy Down Station Stamp]
23 JUN 1944
[Initials]

R.A.F. Form 295.

[missing letter]EAVE FORM.
[missing letter]ASS.
[missing letters]is pass is/is not valid for [missing letters]rthern Ireland and/or Eire.

[missing letters]tion. RAF Stormy Down
[missing letters]ficial No. 1812689 (Rank) AC/2
[missing letters]e JOYNER J. H.

[missing letters]m 1250 No 1990430
[missing word] permission to be absent from [missing word] quarters from A.D hrs. on 23/6/44 23.59 hrs. on 24/6/1944.

[Missing word] the purpose of proceeding on 1944 pass/leave to Garnant.
[Missing numbers]4 “Brynamlwg” Garnant Rd.
Garnant Carms.

Date 22/6/44.

[Signature] F/O.
for Commanding Officer.

[Page break]

[Photograph]
With Bill, Don, Ritch and Frank celebrating our reunion after three days separation. Sprog Air Gunners!
Trafalgar Square –
22nd August 1944.

[Page break]

[Section of Theatre Leaflet]

WHITEHALL

Licensed by the
London County Council to
LOUIS COOPER

6D DIXTRA ENTE[missing letters]

England’s Popular Pin-Up Girl

PHY[missing words]

“PEE[missingwords]

[Inserted] Phyllis Dixey. [/inserted]

CONTINUOUS from [missing words]

Reserved Seats Bookable

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[Signed photograph]
[inserted] To Johnny Good Luck Phyllis ! [/inserted]

On leave – 22nd August 1944

[Page break]

[Telegram]

+ BNP/T 1812689 14 12 HUND 5/ +

16 9.20 BNP/T OHMS 40 [Stamp]

1812689 SGT JOYNER J 14 THE CRESCENT
ILFORD ESSEX = [Inserted] 5.30 [underlined] Paddington [/underlined] [/inserted]

REPORT TO RAF STATION UPPER-HEYFORD BY 1200 HOURS 5/ SEPTEMBER NEAREST RAILWAY STATION HEYFORD PRODUCE TELEGRAM AT NEAREST [word obscured] OR POLICE STATION FOR ALTERATION OF RAILWAY WARRANT AND ROUTING ACKNOWLEDGE = AEROS PYLE

[Page break]

[Photograph]
The village of Bloxham
Burford St. John
December 1944

[Photograph] [inserted] Happy Landings Johnny
Ken [/inserted]

Sergeant Ken Ketley –
Operational Training Unit.
Upper Heyford
September 1944

[Page break]

[RAF Form 295]

[Orderly Room Date Stamp] 21 OCT 1944

Station RAF BARFORD ST. JOHN
Official No 1812689 (Rank) SGT. (Name) JOYNER J.H.
Form 1250 No 257212

has permission to be absent from his quarters from A.D. hrs. on [deleted] 23.59 [/deleted] 2 DECEMBER 1944 to 23.59 hrs. on 23rd Oct 1944
for the purpose of proceeding on [deleted] leave [/deleted] pass to 14 THE CRESCENT ILFORD. ESSEX. (leave address)
(Date) 21/10/44 I. G. McPhail F/LT. for Commanding Officer.

[Page break]

[Theatre advert]

Comedy THEATRE Licensees Comedy Theatre Ltd.
Lessee ARCHIBALD NETTLEFOLD
Managing Director CHARLES KILLICK

JACK DE LYON
in association with
MARCEL HELLMAN PRODUCTIONS
presents

Sonia Dresdel
In
This was a Woman

6D

[Inserted] Tuesday Boxing Day
26th December 1944 With Mum and Dad. [/inserted]

A NEW PLAY BY
JOAN MORGAN

[Page break]

[RAF Crest]

SERGEANTS’ MESS R.A.F. STATION, WINTHORPE

The Warrant Officers and Senior N.C.O.’s of the Sergeants’ Mess

REQUEST THE PLEASURE OF THE COMPANY OF

McQualky’s Kids’

TO A

Victory Dance
at the Sergeants’ Mess, Winthorpe

FRIDAY, JUNE 22nd, 1945, at 20.00 hrs.

R.S.V.P. C.M.C.

[Photograph] YOUR PLACE in the AIR CREW TEAM

[Page break]

[Theatre advert]

PRINCE OF WALES
THEATRE Coventry Street, W.1.

[Drawing]

SID FIELD
by Dame Laura Knight RA
in George Black’s
STRIKE IT AGAIN!

[Inserted vertically in margin] Friday 22nd December 1944. After visiting the [indecipherable word] And Johnny Collins

[Page break]

[Variety Show Programme]

GEORGE BLACK invites you to
“STRIKE IT AGAIN”

Designed and produced by ALEC SHANKS
With WENDY TOYE Dances
Musical Advisor: DEBROY SOMERS

1 MEET THE SWING STREET KIDS (“That’ll be the DAY” by Hubert Gregg)
The Good News is told by ROBERTA HUBY, STELLA MOYA, JOYCE WHITE, PAULINE BLACK, CORAL WOODS and LIND JOYCE
“The Adam in Me” (by Hubert Gregg)
Sung by BONAR COLLEANO Jnr.

2 A COME-BACK (by Bud Flanagan) – SID FIELD
Introduced by – JERRY DESMONDE

3 THE CONVICTS RETURN (by Frank Eyton)
The Heroine – ROBERTA HUBY

4 LOOK ON THIS PICTURE (Harold Purcell)
(a) Royal Diversion
The Singer – ROBERTA HUBY
(b) Affairs of State
Premiere Danseuse – WENDY TOYE
An Admirer – TEDDY KING

5 FRENCH WITHOUT A BLUSH (by Barbara Gordon and Basil Thomas)
The Parisian – BILLY DAINTY
The Vendeuses – STELLA MOYA & LIND JOYCE
A Tommy – SID FIELD
A G,I. – JERRY DESMONDE

6 THE FRENCH PANTOMIMIST (by Pam Smalley and P. Frustaci)
SHERKOT

7 FANTASY – “Fascinating You”
The Young Man – BERNARD HUNTER
The Dancer – JOYCE WHITE

8 BRUSHWORK (by John Jowett)
The Artists – SID FIELD & JERRY DESMONDE
A Student – PAULINE BLACK
A Rustic – SYD RAILTON

They’re Only Human (by Leslie Gibbs and Michael Carr)
(Note.- The Shirts used in this scene are washable)

[Page break]

[Variety Show Programme Cont.]

9 SOMETHING OLD – SOMETHING NEW
Around Chestnut Street – “Between 18th and 19th Chestnut Street”
The Boys and Girls: CORAL WOODS, BILL GORDON, CHARLES YATES and PAULINE BLACK

At the Café – “Canteen Bounce”
The Proprietor – BILLY DAINTY
The Pianist – JOHN SHACKELL
Bessie Rhonestone Gown – STELLA MOYA
The Waiters – ALAN WREN, BILLY MAGUIRE
The Checkroom Girl – JACQUELYN DUNBAR
The Guests: HAZEL HOLLAND, BERYL FRASER, JEAN CHAPPELLE, DAVID CAREY, TEDDY KING

Piccadilly – “I Left my Heart in Piccadilly (by Herbert Gregg) – BERNARD HUNTER and ROBERTA HUBY
The M.P.’s: KEN ASTELL, DREW PRINGLE, ARTHUR LOADER and ALAN EDWARDS

Further North – “Jingle Bells”
The Boy – BONO COLLEANO Junr.
The Girl – LIND JOYCE

South Again – “Come and Live on the Farm” (by Hedley Grey)
Sung by CORAL WOODS

The Train Arrives – “Headin’ South” (by Tommy Connor and Dennis Moonan)
The Traveller – LIND JOYCE

Dancing in the Barn – ALL THE FOLKS
Special Guests – THE WALLABIES

INTERMISSION
Orchestra under the Direction of
JIMMY CAMPBELL

10 SWING FEVER – THE GIRLS

11 SLIGHT CONFUSION
Boy and Girl – MARGERITE & CHARLES

12 PORTRAIT STUDY (by Martin Lane)
The Receptionist – HAZEL HOLLAND
The Sitter – JERRY DESMONDE
The Photographer – SID FIELD

13 FORCES FAVOURITE (Lyrics by Harold Purcell, Music by Phil Park)
Pin Up Girl, 1939 – CORAL WOODS
Pin Up Girl, 1914 – STELLA MOYA
Pin Up Girl, 1900 – LIND JOYCE
Jane, 1944 – ROBERTA HUBY
The Service Men: BERNARD HUNTER, BILLY DAINTY, WILLIAM GORDON and BONAR COLLEANO, Junr.

14 WE LIKE TO DANCE (Music by Phil Greene)
WENDY TOYE with IRVING DAVIES, DONALD REED and JOHN SHACKELL

PROGRAMME CONTINUED OVERLEAF

[Page break]

[Theatre advert]

STOLL THEATRE
KINGSWAY
Licensed by the Lord Chamberlain to Prince Littler

[Inserted] With Mac and [indecipherable]
Monday 23rd. October 1944. [/inserted]

THE LISBON STORY

[Inserted] This the result of a pleasant 48 hr. when we were just back to 92 Course. [/inserted]

EVENINGS AT 6.15
MATINEES: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday at 2.30

[Page break]

[Underlined] Addendum March 2001 [/underlined]

This is a report composed and written by Stan [indecipherable], our Navigator, for F/O Harrison our pilot following the transfer of McQuitty our first pilot, to Transport Command.
It relates to Bill Jones, our rear gunner, who was later found to have sustained a burn from a short circuit in his heated suit (in addition to his problems with his chute).

[Page break]

To./
O.C. Flying – RAF Stn. Winthorpe.

From/
F/Lt. Harrison 21 Course.

Sir,
I, [inserted] F/Lt Harrison [/inserted] have the honour to report that while engaged on [deleted] night [/deleted] flying on the night of 26th inst. I allowed my gunner to leave the [inserted] rear [/inserted] turret due to [deleted] the [/deleted] intense cold [inserted] to his face [/inserted] & to the fact that ice was forming on his oxygen mask. [Deleted] While doing this his parachute was accidentally opened [/deleted]

[Page break]

[deleted] and his oxygen tube became damaged and removed from mask [/deleted]

After leaving the turret the gunner reached the oxy. pt at the door and plugged in.[symbol] From [deleted] that [/deleted] the time [inserted] R/G left the door position to [/inserted] reaching the Wop pos; he has vague recollect of what happened, [deleted] where [/deleted] [inserted] then [/inserted] he collapsed. [Deleted] I [/deleted] The W/op shared his oxygen supply, at the same time noticing that gunners tube was missing. I immediately decided to descend to [inserted] below [/inserted] oxygen level.[symbol] As I could not get any reply from the RG on the inter-com, I ordered the MUG to leave his turret to ascertain his whereabouts & condition. The MUG found RUG making his way forward obviously in a condition of oxygen lack and oblivious to the fact

[Page break]

[Post Office Telegram]
[Nottingham date stamp] 3 JU 45

1.29 9.50 PM EAST LDN T 21

1812689 SGT JOYNER C/O SGTS MES RAF STN WINTHORPE NR NEWARK-NOTTS

CONGRATS ON YOUR 21 ST WITH LOVE = MOTHER DAD AND JEAN +

1812689 21 ST +

[Page break]

[Photograph]
[inserted] B Flight Gunners 101 Squadron JULY 1945 [/inserted]
‘B’ Flight Air Gunners No 101 Squadron – Ludford Magna July 1945

[Page break]

[Underlined] Addendum March 2001 [/underlined]

Joyner Midupper sixth from right back row

Bill Jones Rear Gunner eighth from right back row

{opposite telegram dated 4/6/45)

[Page break]

[Newspaper clip]

[Hand of cards]

[indecipherable newspaper cutting]

[Photograph]
[Underlined] Above [/underlined] The Greatest Shootist of them all [underlined] John Cameron. Right - [/underlined] The famous passport to Poverty.

Ludford Magna August 1945

[Page break]

[Photograph]

[Page break]

[newspaper cutting]
Coming back in bombers

“Daily Mirror” Reporter

LONG before you awoke this morning Lancaster and Halifax bombers were winging their way over the British coast and across France on the same routes they’d taken months ago to bomb the Reich.
But in their bomb-bays were no bombs, the twin Brownings had gone from the gun-turrets, and inside the fuselage were rows of cushions.
For the bombers were off to Italy to bring home Army men, some on leave, and others for de-mobbing.
Bomber Command of the RAF has agreed to bring home nearly 20,000 men a month. Transport Command too, will fly a big number back.
After six or seven hours in the air all bombers will circle airfields near Naples and Bari before landing to pick up twenty men each for the homeward trip.
All the flying is done by day and at low altitude, so that the men, unused to air travel, will be as little fatigued as possible.
Air crews rest in Italy for a day and a half before making the long trip home.
Only fully trained crews, many with one or two tours of thirty operations to their credit, are picked for the job.

[Leaflet]

[Photograph] [inserted] Pompei 25th August 1945
Myself, Jock MacGregor and Cam – in front of the Catholic Cathedral in Pompei August 1945

[Page break]

[Postcard] Pompei – Santuaria – Interna

[Photograph] “Dear Old Pals” – Pete and Jock

[Banknote]

[page break]

“McQualky’s Kids”

[Photograph]
David McQuitty

[Pilot’s wings]

[Page break]

[Photograph]
Peter Gillespie [Engineer’s brevet]

[Page break]

[Photograph]
John Bennett Orr [Bomb aimer’s brevet]

[Page break]

[Photograph]
Stanley Annetts. [Navigator’s brevet]

[Page break]

[Photograph]
John Cameron. [Signaller’s brevet]

[Page break]

[Photograph]
William. G. Jones. [Air Gunner’s brevet]

[Page break]

[Postcard] Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Inn, Nottingham.

[Underlined] 10th August. [/underlined]

And it came to pass that on this date + at this tavern in Nottingham Town, each and every year, those who are known as McQualky’s Kids were wont to meet. And many were the lines that were shot, the songs sung, And the drams drunk, for they had diced together, and were as brothers.

[Page break]

[Theatre advert]

THEATRE ROYAL
LINCOLN
WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY, OCT. 15th, 1945
6.0 p.m. – TWICE NIGHTLY – 8.0 p.m.

[Photographs]

ZISKA
FRED BRAND
Billy MAXAM
Jane
“JANE” of the DAILY MIRROR
the VICKERS TWINS and LESLIE JOHNS
ANGLO-AMERICAN PRODUCTIONS Ltd
Know you will be pleased that “JANE’S BACK!”
PAUL ROACH and SYLVIA ROYAN
The Marie-de-Vere Trio

Waddington – Lincoln December 1945
Good times with “Rip”

[Page break]

[Photograph] 1692006 RIPPON F/SGT
“Rip”

[Bottle label] “The Caf” LINCOLN January 1946.

[Photograph]
No 9 and 617 Squadron’s Farewell Party, Waddington December 1945

[Page break]

[Photograph]

[Photograph]

[Page break]

[9 Squadron Date Stamp]DEC 1945 By arrangement with the Traffic Superintendant, [sic] the undermentioned is permitted to travel by train on Special Christmas Leave, prior to proceeding overseas.

1812689 F/S JOYNER, J. H. (A/G).

[photograph]
[Inserted] Friday 7th December
Tower Hill
London [/inserted]

[Page break]

[Telegram] [Confirmation Stamp] [Lincoln Date Stamp]3 JAN 46

[inserted] 11-11 U SO [/inserted]

65 10.40 EAST LONDON T 20

FLT/SGT JOYNER 1812689 RAF SGTS MESS RAF STATION WADDINGTON NR-LINCOLN =

GOOD LUCK GOD BLESS YOU JEAN OKAY =
MOTHER AND DAD + [deleted] 1812689 [/deleted] + + +

[Page break]

[Postcard] DESTINATION SOUTH EAST ASIA

[Rupee Note]
[Inserted] 8 Mugs of “Char”
2 Cinema Seats
2 Lime and Lemons
8 Oranges.
11 Bananas
4 [deleted] Boxes [/deleted] packets of Gum
etc, etc. [/inserted]

[Photograph]

[Page break]

No. 17 STAGING POST
ROYAL AIR FORCE

CASTEL BENITO
North Africa
11th January 1946.

[Deleted] Snacks [/deleted]

Soup
Spaghetti Gratim
Roast Lamb
Peas
Fried Onions
Cream Potatoe’s [sic]
Trifle
Coffee or Tea

[2 Lire Note]

[Page break]

[Photograph]
[inserted] Cairo 1946 12th January [/inserted]

Cairo West “In quest of Brown Knees”
12th January 1946.

[Bank note]

[Page break]

[Beer label]
[inserted] SHAIBAH PERSIA 13th January 1946 [/inserted]
Shaibah IRAQ – 13th January 1946.

[Photograph]
Approaching Digh Road
Karachi
14th January 1946.

[Photograph]
Karachi –
15th January 1946
In front of the Catholic Church

[Page break]

Note –
Underneath the “White Label ale”
more correctly than SHAIBAH

SHU’AIBA

[Page break]

[Underlined] opposite “White Label” [/underlined]

The five NCOs of the new crew
[Underlined] Back row [/underlined] ‘Nobby’ Clark W/op?
Bill [deleted] spalding [/deleted] “Jock” Spalding (Bomb aimer) Self
(Mid upper) (Rear Gunner)

Addendum
[underlined] March 2001 [/underlined]

[Page break]

[Photograph] Jock Spalding with some of the local “colour” pose before the Catholic Church in Karachi.
15th January 1946

[Photograph]
Salbani Airfield

[Page break]

[Photograph] Runner up in the Salbani Annual Chariot Race.

Salbani Family Group. [Photograph]

[Photograph] A Hindu Girl –
Praying in the Pani

[Page break]

Note
31st March 2003

Bottom right –
The girl is in the PANI but is not praying.
She is making the NAMASKAR
A sort of salutation or greeting.

[Page break]

[Cartoon] HAMBOLO RECORDINGS
Well, I must jaldi now, Bessie – nearly Khanna time. hope [inserted] you, the [/inserted] chickos and the sub cheese are all teak hai. Hope to see you all tora peachy . . . “

One of the “Boys out East”!

[Page break]

[Photograph]
With Nobby at the Bazaar –
[Underlined] Khargpur [/underlined]
24th March 1946.

[Travel ticket]

[Page break]

[Photograph] “Down by the River” Salbani Village

[Photograph] Another River Scene.

[Photograph]
Nobby plus background “T” Tail on the Salbani Dispersal

[Page break]

[Photograph]
Left to Right [indecipherable] Jimmy Taylor Nobby [indecipherable words], Bill
Standing in the doorway, with myself outside right “All for One and One for all”

[Photograph]
Salbani Airfield just after take-off

[Page break]

[Photograph]

[Page break]

Redundant –
Embarkation assistant
Belfast.

4-48

[Page break]

[Photograph]

[Page break]

Jock Spalding
Mid upper

[Page break]

[Photograph]

[Page break]

48

[Page break]

SALBANI BED MINUS NOBBY 27/3/46

Or CHARP minus CLARK

[sketch]

[Page break]

[3 Photographs]

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[Photograph]

1999 Postscript

We are sitting on 500lb bombs at NAGPUR central India, to where we flew from SALBANI. Bengal. We were supposed to be dealing with [inserted] the [/inserted] mutiny of the Indian Navy. From Karachi we flew back without incident.

[Page break]

[Inserted] Mauripur Karachi. February 1946. [/inserted]

[ENSA Crest]

ENSA
Entertainment for H. M. Forces
By Arrangement with Canteen Services (India)

presents

“LABURNAM GROVE”

A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS
by
J.B. PRIESTLEY.

[Top of Newspaper]

REG. NO. S. 16. Editor: K. PUNNIAH

The Sind Observer
Evening Bulletin

NO. 12. VOL. 7. PRICE: HALF ANNA.

KARACHI, MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 1946.

[Page break]

AYAZ & Co.,
Manufacturers Cashmir Shawls, Embroidery & Wood Carving
Dealers in:-
Persian & Bukhara Carpets, furs and Namdas

Head Office
ERAHAH STREET
LUDHJANA (Punjab)

Branch
“KHAN MANZIL”
NAGIN ROAD
SRINAGAR (KASHMIR)

No. Date 2/4/46.

Received the sum of Rs. 20/- on a/c of the one Indian Carpet size 6 x 3

For Ayaz & Co.,
Manager,
M. jan.

Receipt for a 65 Rupee Carpet.

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[Map] COMING HOME

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Top F/O Kirkwood Pilot.
Bottom – Someone said this was the Dead Sea.

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Units at which served

STORMY DOWN 18/8/44

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[Sergeants’ Mess ROYAL AIR FORCE WADDINGTON. Lincs.]

[Sergeants’ Mess R.A.F. Coningsby. Mess Subscription Card]

Name
JOYNER

Collection

Citation

John Joyner, “John Joyner's scrap book,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 25, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31567.

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