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Notification that Flight Sergeant Edward Milling has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal, with citation.

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A poem sent to Betty Turner's friend Billy to celebrate their 80th. Betty describes the wartime hardships she endured, hint at the bereavement after the loss of the men she loved, stresses the sense of duty toward her country, friendship and…

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Flight Engineer Ron Jones 61 Squadron, killed in action 25 April 1944. Details of his early life and service career. Some information how he met his wife, then their brief marriage. Initially he was declared missing but on January 1945 he was…

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From the director of manning regretting that James Bank's re-enlistment in the air force cannot be authorised.

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From Group Captain commanding records office concerning James Bank's re-enlistment. Notes that the matter has been forwarded to the Air Ministry as Mr Banks was previously discharged on medical grounds. This would delay his application.

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From Group Captain in command of records office. Further to previous letter noting that while Mr Banks application to re-join the Royal Air Force had been considered, and that his health was now good, there was a risk of breakdown under service…

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From Air Officer Commanding records office. Points out that the records office has already written to tell Mr Banks that his re-enlistment request had been carefully considered by the Air Ministry who decided that it was not possible to offer further…

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Noted that James Banks has applied to enlist in 3619 Fighter Control Unit of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

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The first photograph is a terrace with a wooden fence and trees, captioned 'Empty Corner, Babbacombe, Devon Feb 1941'. The second is a group of 12 men in Sidcot suits, captioned 'First Flying Kit "C" Flight, No 1 Squadron 8 I.T.W. Newquay Cornwall'.…

MAllenDJ1880966-150702-04.pdf
Covers air gunners course including sighting, gun ranges, characteristics of machine guns, bullet patterns, harmonisation, firing techniques, use of tracer rounds and gun turret hydraulics. Front Cover captioned '1880966, AQC Allen, Class No 0, Hut…

MAllenDJ1880966-150901-07.pdf
Recounts that Derrick Allen contacted a M Rudi Simon who lived in Tongess, Belgium through the Association of Veterans. M Simon was researching aircraft brought down in the local area. Derrick Allen had stated that he would like to visit the where…

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The seven aircrew are standing at the nose of 'Liz Beth', their Lancaster. Each crew member is identified along with brief details of the crash at Normington, Lincolnshire on completion of an operation to Turin 12/13 July 1943.
The second part of…

MWrightJ[Ser#-DoB]-150527-11.pdf
27 pages transcribed from a local newspaper covering the night 100 bombers overflew Switzerland leading to two being shot down. Bombs were dropped on Swiss territory.
14 airmen were buried at Vevey and the funeral is described. There is repetition…

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Poem written on RAF Waddington notepaper called The Homing Bomber. It describes a damaged bomber and its wounded crew making its way back to the UK.

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Memoir and diary covering Charles Ward's call up to the Army and early training. Mentions that he applied to transfer to the Royal Air Force and although accepted, all transfers were cancelled due to imminent operations. Describes in detail fighting…

MThomasWH152984-150721-01.pdf
He describes his first interest in the RAF, in 1938. He joined the Air Defence Cadet Corps, and later in 1941 the Air Training Corps. He was called up by the RAF in February 1942, and proceeded through initial training and the Initial Training Wing…

MOHaraHF655736-161121-04.pdf
A note book belonging to Herbert O’Hara containing his notes on Royal Air Force rules and regulations, organisation and management.

MOHaraHF655736-161121-05.pdf
Lambeth notebook with daily diary covering 25 to 30 June 1941 during journey from Iceland towards Canada on HMS Ranpura. Followed by account crossing from Greenock, Scotland to Iceland on ship Royal Ulsterman, stopover in Iceland, journey on HMS…

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Memoir of the life of Arthur Spencer. Includes details of childhood and growing up. Continues with his joining the Royal Air Force and his training in the United States as a pilot and then navigator. Followed by training in England and then posting…

YHughesAM417845v1.pdf
Describes the journey taken between 18 January 1945 and 8 February 45 after the evacuation of the Bankau Stalag Luft 7 prisoner of war camp by foot and eventually train to Stalag 3A.

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Describes events after the German authorities announced that prisoners from a number of camps in the east would be moved to other areas of the Reich. Due to lack of transport, prisoners would be required to walk. Describes events at Stalag Luft 7…

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The letter refers to the crash of Sergeant Raymond Norman Percy Foster's aircraft at Dirmstein, Worms district. They were unable to trace the graves of Sergeant Foster or crew.

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The loss of Lancaster Mk 3 of 49 Squadron over Pilsen the 17th April 1943

MBriggsR1893726-160226-02.pdf
A notebook containing Roy Brigg's handwritten notes. It covers electrical theory, batteries, radio transmitters, radio procedures and fighter operations.
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