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OSproatesHB1107339-200911-01.pdf
RAF Form 2520A issued to HB Sproates with brief details of his service record.

LSproatesHB1107339v1.pdf
Harrison Sproates’ Flying Log Book as wireless operator from 3rd January 1941 until 29th May 1944. Training was at No. 2 Signals School, No. 1 Air Gunnery School, and 13 Operational Training Unit. Posted to 244 Squadron for operations in the Middle…

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Medal set belonging to Pilot Officer Michael Nalder Williams. 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, and War Medal 1939-1945.

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Medal set belonging to Flight Sergeant Arthur Alfred Waller. 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, and War Medal 1939-1945.

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Medal set belonging to Harry Dawson (178722 Royal Air Force). 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, and War Medal 1939-1945. Includes his identity tags and a letter about the loss of Wellington Z9106.

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Medal set belonging to Archibald Steele. 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Defence Medal, and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.

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Flight Sergeant Archibald Steele’s Flying Log Book as a pilot and flight engineer from 20th April 1943 to 10th September 1945. Flying training started with 19 Elementary Flying Training School then at 12 and 36 Service Flying Training Schools in…

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Flight Sergeant H Maddox’s Flying Log Book as an Air Gunner from 2nd August 1944 until 24th July 1945. Initial training at No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School in Canada. Training continued at Operational Training Unit 11 and 1699 Training Flight/Heavy…

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An emergency red light, designed to be attached to a life jacket to allow the wearer to be located at night. The light assembly appears to be complete and has signs of wear to the black painted components.

One image shows the item fully assembled.…

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Harry joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 25 June 1942 as a wireless operator/air gunner and received his initial training in Australia before going to Canada for his trade training.

He sailed on the SS Johan Van Barneve to San Francisco and…

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Full length portrait of James in uniform in a garden. He is wearing his officer's cap and engineer's brevet.

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Air-to-air view of a Halifax flying with only starboard inner engine over a rural landscape. The aircraft is painted in camouflage colours and late 1942 roundels are on the wings and fuselage. The Rolls Royce Merlin engine spinners are painted white…

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A head and shoulder portrait of James in uniform wearing his engineer's brevet and medal ribbons.

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A group of 90 men in uniform arranged in five rows. Twenty men sit with their arms and ankles crossed. A further 21 are in the next row. A further 21 stand behind with the remaining 8 at the back. The group are on grass in front of a single storey…

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OInwardJL569858-230708-01.pdf
Service and release book of Flight Lieutenant James Inward, last day of service 5 August 1947, released as class A.

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A report of the assistance James gave to a fellow crew member leading to his being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during his first operation. Annotated '1944'.

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Details of James assisting his crew mate whose oxygen tube had become detached and being frostbitten in the process. For these actions, on his first operation, James was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Annotated '1944'.

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Amongst reports of air raids, a 100th birthday and other local news a description of the actions leading to James being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Including a report on the circumstances leading to Flight Lieutenant James Inward being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Reports of air raids on London and Berlin, the exchange of British internees with German airmen, film reviews, preparations in America, a royal visit, the study of Islandic, reader letters and advertisements accompanied by photographs.

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Reports from Romania, battles over London, air raids in Berlin, speeches from the House of Commons and the sinking of a German troopship. Includes a cartoon strip and advertisements for local businesses.

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Reports of the bombing of London, raids to the Black Forest and the sinking of two German supply ships, a cartoon strip and advertisements for local businesses.

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Enclosing the award and expressing regrets that he would be unable to present it personally.
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