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Hazel Carby discusses her father Carl's early life in Jamaica, his experiences training in Canada and serving as aircrew in the RAF, and how he and his family were treated in London in the post war period.

She also discusses her research into her…

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Top - the Queen and princesses at the doorway of a Hudson with an RAF flight sergeant on the left. Submitted with description 'Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret exiting 206 Sqn Hudson B-VX. RAF Bircham Newton, January 1941'.…

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Top - the King, Queen and two princesses talking to RAF officers behind the wing of an aircraft. In the background a hangar. Submitted with description '.King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret standing behind wing of…

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Top - a senior RAF officer talking to the Queen and another lady with other personnel including a young girl looking on. In the background the rear of a Hudson. Submitted with description 'Queen Elizabeth, with Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret…

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Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for R B Carpenter, bomb aimer, covering the period from 16 May 1941 to 30 April 1945 and from 13 November 1950 to 27 May 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post…

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Covers the work of the air ministry, constitution of the air council, responsibilities of members of the council, the ministerial members, the air members, the permanent under-secretary of state (PUS), general observation on the on the department of…

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An Anson flying above a convoy.

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Terry writes to his family about his work and leisure time.

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A letter from Terry Ford to his family, where he writes the training for flying–boats takes 18 months – 2 years. The hut has had to be fumigated after Clem Fletcher reported with mumps. He was hoping to see ‘Dubarry was a lady’ at the Opera…

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Delighted that 6 letters from July had arrived. Holiday weekend over and both well.

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Photo 1 is a Lincoln, RF 398, viewed from starboard on the ground.
Photo 2 is a starboard side ground view of a Shackleton .

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Photo 1 is a port side ground view of a Wellington.
Photo 2 is a port/front flying view of a Wellington.
Photo 3 is starboard side flying view of a Warwick of 179 Squadron.

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A port side flying view of a Sunderland.

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Just letting him know they are jogging along and still only one letter from him. Looks back over letters he wrote when stationed in England since 1939. Catches up with news of family and is still investigating sending him a newspaper. Someone wants…

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Announces all well and safe

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Catches up with letters and cable received. Says no parcel received yet but eagerly expecting the cigarettes they sent. Says he is asking in his reply cable for soap, socks and towels and gives reason for request. Notes other have received parcels…

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Ex-Air Force POW Association news sheet. This edition covers a planned five-day reunion planned for August 1985, a planned convention of the National POW Association in Hamilton, a planned reunion at Toronto for RCAF and RAF veterans, a reminder that…

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News-Sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the memorial to the POWs at RAF Hendon, Recco Report of ex-POWs and their activities, Obituaries for Maurice Butt and others, Book reviews, A time for Reconciliation, the Great Escape 60th…

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Air Mail newspaper. On the left a biography of Sidney Cotton highlighting pioneering work on air reconnaissance. Main article covers the war time career of Sidney Cotton and his air photographs of Germany obtained prewar as a civilian. Goes on to…

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Five photographs from an album. They are collectively captioned 'The Trooping Apron Mauripur'.
Photo 1 is a side view of an RAF Liberator, captioned 'Liberator'.
Photo 2 is a side view of a York, captioned 'Avro York'.
Photo 3 is six ground crew…
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