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PSaundersAC1705.jpg
Sandy and a woman are seated on a grass ledge. In the background are mountains. He is wearing uniform, she is wearing civilian clothes. On the reverse is '1947' and stamped 'Photo Compeer, Montreux'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Sandy Saunders after facial plastic surgery. On the reverse '26 Nov 1948'.

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Sandy Saunders in uniform, with a woman. Behind is a rope and a planked structure. He is wearing a cap and his face is partly in shade. On the reverse '1947'.

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Report written by Major W Lacy, Sandy Saunders' commanding officer on his progress as a cadet. He is described as 'young and impetuous but has guts and determination' and is told to develop greater discipline.

MSaundersAC295399Arm-170201-01.pdf
Medical records for Sandy Saunders following the aircraft crash on 27 Sep 1945 where he sustained burns to his face, hands and legs. Included are proceedings from medical boards from Nov 1945-Feb 1947 and detailed notes from the Maxillo-Facial Unit,…

BGoodmanLSGoodmanLSv1.pdf
Begins with his decision to cease his studies and join the Royal Air Force. Covers recruitment activities and life during initial training including employment as ground gunner while waiting for flying training. Describes basic training on Tiger Moth…

PMadgettHR1811.jpg
Ceremony at the Royal Air Force memorial at Runymede. Airmen line the path up to the memorial with servicemen and civilians sitting behind on both sides.

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PMadgettHR1808.jpg
56 Airman wearing tunic and side caps in four rows. Front row sitting on ground, second on chairs and the rear two standing. Title 'No 4 Flight, No 4 Squadron, 10 I.T.W, RAF, July 1941. On the reverse signatures. H R Madgett is eleventh down in…

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Black briefcase with diary, 61 squadron plaque and other objects inside.

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Wooden plaque with 61 Squadron badge. Includes dates added 1922-1943.

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Wooden 12 inch ruler with H R Madgett written on it

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Sketch of a Lancaster with engines running. Underneath 'Spezia, 18/19-4-43, Sgt Madgett, Sgt Robinson, Sgt Palk, Sgt Bradley, Sgt Wakefield, Sgt Barker, Sgt Souter'. Signed by AOC. Supplied with caption ' Sketch of Lancaster by P/O A. Pollen drawn to…

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Poster for the Chislehurts and Sicup No 1227 Air Training Corps Squadron rally at the Odeon cinema in Sidcup on 25 January 1942

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Three extracts of letters of staff of George Harker and Company Limited serving in the forces. The first relates to clerical duties in the army, the second complains of nothing happening apart from being snowed in and the third waiting to start…

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Christmas greetings to employees of George Harker and Company Limited. Relates Christmas day activities of an army unit in the Middle East as well as wishing employees well.

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Railway map covering Canada and the United States listing Canadian Pacific passenger and freight agencies in the United States and showing location of Canadian Pacific Hotels.

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Scroll to honour Cadet H R Madgett on proceeding to active service in the Royal Air Force

YMadgettHR1330340v5.pdf
Entries for January, February and part of May 1943. Entries include shopping list, reminders, addresses, appointments and train times/journeys.

BStevensonPDStevensonPDv1.pdf
Peter Stevenson's account of his service in the Officer Training Corps at Grantham and later in the Air Training Corps. Tells of his life in Grantham and the effect of the war on the town. Also his involvement post war in museums and projects to…

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Looking over gunners shoulder, machine gun and cockpit structure in background. Captioned 'Take off and firing at a towed target with Lewis gun aboard Fairey Battle training aircraft from RAF Picton, Ontario, Canada. Spring/summer 1942'.

YMadgettHR1330340v4.pdf
Entries start at home and then cover posting to RAF Waddington and Winthorpe, medical boards and leaves. Posted to 61 Squadron at RAF Syerston on 10 March 1942. Covers first 18 operations starting 22 March and ending 12 June 1943. Targets include…

YMadgettHR1330340v3.pdf
Beginning of the year daily entries describe weather, training and activities at Medicine Hat. Course finished mid February and takes leave to see female friend in United States before travelling to St Johns. Voyage in convoy back to United Kingdom…

PFalgateD16030068.jpg
Don Falgate in flying gear standing by nose of a Bolingbroke.

YMadgettHR1330340v2.pdf
Daily entries for most of year 1941, First half of year entries cover events in England before joining Royal Air Force. Entry for May includes call up papers and travel to Stratford on Avon. June move to Scarborough. August to Wilmslow, sea journey…

YMadgettHR1330340v1.pdf
A few general entries for January 1940. Entries for October/November 1941 include two attempts to volunteer for pilot, successful at the second attempt in November. Entries on general events and other concerning activities involved in joining Royal…
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