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ADavisR[Date]-01.mp3
Talks of his joining the RAF and early training at Cardington, Bournemouth and Halton. Trained as fitter and posted to RAF Scampton on Hamden with 49 Squadron. Tells many stories of life as groundcrew at Scampton. Includes John Hannah VC, losing…

MWareingR86325-161005-57.pdf
Flying log book extract for A F Hill, navigator, covering the period from 13 April 1944 to 7 August 1944 when he was missing on operations. He was stationed at RAF Warboys and RAF Little Staughton. Aircraft flown in was Lancaster. He flew a total of…

LWareingR86325v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book two for R Wareing, covering the period from 17 February 1942 to 25 November 1943. Detailing his Instructor duties and flying training. He was stationed at RAF Cottesmore, RAF Market Harborough, RAF Upper Heyford and RAF…

LCarpenterRB1291451v1.pdf
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…

LMitchellJEF550261v3.pdf
L Mitchell’s pilot’s flying log book covering the period from 20 August 1953 to 31 October 1955. Detailing his operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Aldergrove (202 Squadron), RAF St Mawgan (School of Maritime Reconnaissance/236…

LMitchellJEF550261v2.pdf
John Mitchell’s wireless operator’s flying log book covering the period from 12 October 1941 to 9 August 1948. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as wireless operator. He was stationed at RAF Kinloss (19 OTU), RAF Forres (19 OTU),…

LMitchellJEF550261v1.pdf
L Mitchell’s air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 1 July 1936 to 17 September 1941. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at Upper Heyford, Driffield, Boscombe Down and Linton-on-Ouse…

LPhillipsD1653229v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for D Phillips, Navigator, covering the period from 16 September 1943 to 7 September 1945. Detailing his flying training and Operations flown. He was stationed at SAAF Queenstown, RAF Moreton Valance,…

ANewtonJL[Date]-01.mp3
Jack Newton joined the RAF in 1938. He trained as an air gunner and was posted to 12 Squadron at RAF Binbrook. Just before midnight on the 5th of August 1941 Jack and his crew set off for Cologne. They were attacked by a night fighter. One engine was…

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Ralph Ottey recounts an occasion when he came to the rescue of a local lady who found herself in difficulty while swimming in the local river.

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Ralph Ottey joined the RAF from Jamaica. After the war he returned to Jamaica. However, he had met the woman he was to later marry while based in the UK and returned to the settle here. He settled in Boston and had a long career with a local firm. On…

LCoxJ133397v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for John Cox, covering the period from 14 June 1944 to 16 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Newton, RAF Peplow, RAF Sandtoft, RAF Hemswell, RAF Wickenby, POW Triesdorf, RAF…

LCoxJ133397v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for John Cox, covering the period from 9 January 1942 to 12 June 1944. Detailing his flying training and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Perth, USAF Tuscaloosa, USAF Gunter Field, USAF Turner Field, USAF Kelly Field,…

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A group of trainees arranged in four rows in front of the Trenance Hotel, Newquay.
On the reverse are the signatures of some of the trainees. A yellow post-it note states 'RRE Freeman 2nd row from left row 3'.

LBranderAP424362v1.pdf
Sergeant A P Brander’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 17th August 1942 to 27th January 1944, detailing his training and operations as an Air Gunner. He did not record the names of some of the bases he flew from, but it is…

LRobinsonFA33520v2.pdf
Flying log book for F A Robinson covering the period from 26 January 1951 to 21 May 1962.

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LQuineJW185297v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for J W Quine, covering the period from August 1942 to 18 January 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 582 squadron. He was stationed at Miami, RCAF Edmonton,…

PBrowningDJ1601.jpg
Don Browning was posted to 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington. On one operation two aircraft collided and Don lost friends he had undertaken training with. On an operation to Calais the weather was very poor and the mission aborted but not all aircraft…

LLovattP1821369v1.pdf
Pilots / Air Gunner’s flying log book for Peter Lovatt covering the period from 12 April 1944 to 20 June 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Burnaston (16 EFTS), RAF Barrow/Walney Island (10 AGS), RAF…

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He tells Effie that things are quiet but will get busier. He hopes to be able to visit her when he gets leave, but doesn't expect this until at least May. Sends his regards to Doug and the 'kiddies' - hopes to have a pint with Doug sometime.

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An envelope addressed to Mrs D Atkinson, Flixborough from Gunner Horton, CAAF. Inside is a letter to Effie from Hugh. He thanks her for her letter and parcel. He is in Germany and closer to Berlin than 'any of the rest'. He expects that the Russians…
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