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DWynn146838.pdf
Diary commences on joining Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 3 October 1940 and training at Babbacombe, Newquay and passing out as an aircraft fitter. Posting to RAF Kenley 6 January 1942 and association with fighter pilots Bluey Truscott, Paddy…

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Clipping reported the death of Georges father, John Ellams.

YThompsonKG1238603v5.pdf
Covering all of 1945, Keith Thompson was a navigator on 1659 Conversion Unit at RAF Topcliffe flying Halifax III on his rest tour, having finished his first tour in May 1944. In February posted to 199 squadron, RAF North Creake flying operations on…

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Written while at home, catches up with family news.

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Congratulates him on award and comments about daughter Frances. Catches up with family holiday news.

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Writes that she is sending him some pears and engages in some banter.

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Part of letter from Corporal Alan T Edwards at RAAF Mallala in South Australia. Writes about current posting and a recent journey when he tried to contact the Malcolm Payne's parent to deliver parcel. He also describes daily routine at his new…

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One-page letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie advising her that he has arrived in Westcliff and describes his billet.

MStavesME203137-160226-22.pdf
A notebook used by Malcolm Staves for recording his training notes on Wireless.

MStavesME203137-160226-28.pdf
Notes written by Malcolm Staves during his wireless operators training course.

MStavesME203137-160226-25.pdf
Notes written by Malcolm Staves during his training as a wireless operator.

MStavesME203137-160226-23.pdf
Notes written by Malcolm Staves as part of his wireless operators training course. Captioned 'Bags of Gen' on the cover.

BDudleyCDudleyCv1.pdf
A document written by Jim Allen's navigator. He describes his early training and difficulties when navigating in the UK, Jim Allen's skills, his own behaviour on the aircraft, flying under a bomber shortly before the target, his relief at surviving…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 22 January 1945.

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Casualties from among fellow Boy Entrants.

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A group of airmen arranged in three rows outside the Officers' Mess. On the top of the sheet some of the individuals are named and some of their signatures have been added.

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Script for parade commander.

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Writes of visiting future parents-in-law and about and about author's new location. Catches up with news of acquaintances.

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Item 1 is a newspaper cutting marking the return of the Lancasters to Graveley.
Item 2 is a newspaper cutting titled 'Goodwill' showing 11 Lancasters over St Paul's Cathedral.

LCurnockRM1815605v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for R M Curnock, covering the period from 28 July 1943 to 25 February 1944 and from 18 September 1946 to 26 October 1946. He was shot down on 25February 1944 and became a prisoner of…

BAllenJHAllenJHv1.pdf
A Short Personal View of a Bit of History (interview with Jim Allen)
'Based at Burn' Introduction by Jim Allen
One More Chalked Up
A Trip to Remember
Sabotage on 578 Squadron at Burn by Joe Dudley
Memories of 578 Squadron at Burn 1944 by Joe…

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Three photographs, two of four aircrew one of seven. Page captioned 'Syerston L.F.S.', 'The day before we went to a squadron 1944'. The individuals have their given names and crew positions hand written on the photographs.

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Informs Herbert O'Hara's mother that he is missing as a result of air operations on 3/4 May 1944.

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Correspondence addressed care of Wing Commander Cheshire concerning furriers and mink coat.
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