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LHolmesWC176554v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for W C Holmes, covering the period from 18 August 1942 to 18 May 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 512 squadron and transport command. He was stationed at…

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Top left - a guard tower taken through barbed wire. Captioned 'F36 Dulag Luft'.
Top middle - a wooden guard tower with telegraph wires and fence to the right and church in the background on the left. Captioned 'F29 Stalag Luft 1'.
Top right - a…

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Informs her that her son is missing, his aircraft failed to return on night 8/9 April 1943. States that he will write once they have any further information,

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Letter from Wing Commander D W M Smith: she would have heard her son was missing from air operations and the details he gives her should be treated as confidential. Raises possibility that he might be prisoner of war. Tom's belongings have been sent…

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Pilot's Flying Log Book

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Second page has colour photograph of Arthur Hollis, wearing blazer with medals, standing in a field at an event. Narrative covers early life in Hornchurch and Carshalton including schooling and hospital admissions. Writes of Dulwich College studies…

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A Rhodesian flight engineer, he requests information on how to get posted to Cheshire's squadron. Previous tour on 78 Squadron and currently on 425 Squadron, which is becoming all French Canadian. Happy to drop rank but wished to remain with…

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Letter states that Stutt wants to get back on operations on Lancaster after six months off. Recounts that he completed a tour on 425 Squadron. In addition he does not like the fact that his current station is becoming all Canadian. Requests to join…

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Paper certificate presented to H G Warren by the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, as remembrance of his time with No.32 Service Training Flying School, RAF, in the city. It is signed by the Deputy Mayor and City Clerk.

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Three photographs.
1. A Sea Fury, 'BC-F', about to hit the barrier on an aircraft carrier, captioned 'Hitting barrier with SeaFury'.
2. Full length portrait of airman in navy uniform, captioned 'Switching sides - Fleet Air Arm -RN'.
3. Airman with…

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An extract from an operations record book including details of aircraft, aircrew, take off and landing times and target: the Pardubice Oil Refinery.

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Ted arrived in Portici, south of Naples from training in Palestine. He recalls a trip to Rome driven by Jesse Owens, the Olympic athlete. Afterwards he was transferred to Foggia to join 37 Squadron. There was a shortage of crews and he did not fly…

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Memories of an early operational sortie for Ted Neale. An hour into the flight the cover of the photoflash spinner had come off. This could have caused the flash to ignite in the aircraft and brought it down.

LCattyMA164193v2.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for M A Catty, covering the period from 15 October 1943 to 21 September 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying duties. He was stationed at RCAF…

LCattyMA164193v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book one for Martin Catty, covering the period from 5 October 1942 to 24 June 1943, detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RCAF Virden and RCAF Brandon. Aircraft flown were Tiger Moth and Crane.

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An airman holding a young girl. He is standing in front of a house with a trellis and a wooden door. On the reverse 'Jonny Ness DFC RCAF'.

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A Graduation Banquet for Course 75 given in honour of the 32nd graduating class of the Virden Flying Training School, Manitoba, Canada.

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Five airman are watching another handling a floor-mounted, cut-away section of a rotary engine in an interior setting. Two of the airmen have 'Canada' shoulder flashes.

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Gatehouse and entrance plaque of No. 3 Flying Training School Claresholm. The plaque is mounted on a decorative woodpile, and the station title is written on a decorative broken board. In the middle distance is a manned gatehouse, with traffic light.…

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David Wilkie was born in Edinburgh. He volunteered for the RAF and began training as a flight engineer. While training at St Athan he met his future wife, Kathleen. He was posted to 432 Squadron with a Canadian crew. He witnessed the gathering of the…

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An album book containing: 1. Photographs of Ian Wynn, his family and his first crew captain. 2. A history of his first captain. 3. Letter of sympathy and memorial scroll. 4. A diary of events from joining the air force up to first operation fully…

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Relates that Petts family lived in the bungalow during The Second World War. Mentions that two brothers of family were killed in action. Flight Sergeant John Russel Petts of 138 Squadron was killed on operations in Whitley V on 28 December 1941. His…

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic and peaked cap. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Seven aircrew wearing tunics, three in front and four behind. Neville Petts is identified as back row second from right wearing observer brevet. John Hudson is front row left wearing air gunner brevet.
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A letter to Mrs Winifred Ramsay referring to the death of her son, Kenneth Grant Ramsay and giving details of his final resting place.
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