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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roddy MacKenzie’s father, Roland, joined the Canadian Royal Air Force in 1942. He trained as a pilot and worked as an instructor in Canada before being posted to RAF Kirmington, where he joined 166 Squadron and received the Distinguished Flying…

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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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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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Three photographs, two captioned ' A bevy of new sergeant air navigators, Dec '42'.
RCAF leave pass made out to Keith Thompson.
A photograph of female, head and shoulders captioned 'Tommy Adams Doris' friend'.
Four photographs of a small number…

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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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An airman standing beside a signboard with 'Royal Canadian Air Force Air Observer School British Commonwealth Air Training Plan'.

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A crest for 427 Squadron with approval from King George VI.

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A newspaper cutting announcing the death of Woody Freamo in Ottawa, aged 85.

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Photo 1 - a view of the front of the Lancaster, partly obscured by a head.
Photo 2 - the Lancaster taxing in after landing with the nose of a second Lancaster on the left.
Photo 3 - the Lancaster parked annotated 'Parked for passengers & crew to…
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