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Ted Neale's account of his early experience from the age of 17. The factory where he worked burned down in a bombing raid so he volunteered for the RAF. He was posted to Scarborough then Carlisle to train on Tiger Moths. He met a girl called Mary who…

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Ted Neale's account of when he was 18 at the Woolwich Arsenal. He tells of a bombing raid at the factory, which started just as they were leaving at 5pm.

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Discusses in detail an operation to raid to the Ploesti oilfields in Romania. At that time he was based in Foggia, Italy. They had an issue with the airframe of the Wellington twisting due to a mismatch in the fuel tanks.
On another raid a control…

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Ted Neale's diary used to record wartime stories.

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#1 Ted Neale's account of a train trip in South Africa. Ted and his tall friend were attacked in Bloemfontein by a group of six locals.
#2 Designated pilots-navigators or bomb aimers at Heaton Park then sent to Bridgnorth to await a ship to South…

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An account by Ted Neale of his training in South Africa, subsequent further training in Jerusalem, crew selection and transfer to Italy. He relates early experiences on operations - including Shederevo oil refinery - and losing a Wellington to enemy…

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He refers to feeling 'isolated and diminished' when returning to civilian work. He rejoined the Royal Air Force, but the jobs became more menial and supplies and maintenance were poor. He describes the contrast with some of the operations he took…

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Ted Neale describes the aircrew and circumstances leading to their baling out near Nereto, Tortoreto, Italy. Some of the crew were captured, but Ted was sheltered by local people. He met up with an English army corporal and travelled by boat to…

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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 Neale's account of his last operation on a Wellington Mk 10. They had to fly to Grotaglie to take soldiers to Athens. He describes how they fitted the 12 men into the aircraft. On reaching Kalamaki, the airfield was being besieged by ELAS…

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Ted Neale's recalls his absence of memory of the food at No 1 Aircrew Reception at Lords Cricket Ground, apart from the fresh milk. He was posted to Scarborough where the food was so bad that they ate fish and chips and flapjacks at a nearby cafe.…

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Ted Neale describes the start of the war and the end of his schooling. After a couple of jobs, which he left quickly, he moved to the Woolwich Arsenal as an apprentice tool maker.
On Saturday 7th September 1940 an air raid destroyed the factory,…

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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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A book used by Ted for calculating astronomical observations, whilst at 42 Air School, Port Elizabeth.

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A notebook kept by Ted Neale with his notes recorded during training in South Africa with 42 Air School, Port Elizabeth.

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An exercise book kept by Ted Neale when training in South Africa with notes about Metrology and Magnetism.

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An exercise book kept by Ted Neale with notes recorded during his training at the Air Force Training School.

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An exercise book kept by Ted Neale with his observations and calculations used in astro-observations, No 19 AN, 42 Air School, Port Elizabeth.

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An exercise book kept by Ted Neale recording notes about navigation theory.

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An excercise book kept by Ted Neale with his meteorology notes. Recorded at No 19 AN 42 Air School, Port Elizabeth.

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An exercise book that Ted Neale used to record his notes during Signals classes, No 19 AN Air Force Training School.

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Ted Neale's notes on aircraft.

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An exercise book kept by Ted Neale with his Navigation notes, as part of his training at 77 Operational Training Unit

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A note book kept by Ted Neale covering chart projection, navigation calculations and also notes about firing range procedures and behaviour expectations for non-commissioned officers and officers.

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Ted Neale's course notes for Course 19 Air Navigator including details of corrections and adjustments to be applied to readings and calculations of positions.
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