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Titled 'RAF School of Administration and accountancy' and captioned 'No 41 Admin Course "Y" Syndicate 14/11/45-9/1/46'. Forty-six RSF officers wearing battledress or tunics many with brevet sitting and standing in four rows.

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Top - photograph of an airman in the cockpit of a Lancaster. On the fuselage below nose art of duck with peaked cap walking down road with sign to Berlin. Row of bomb symbols underneath.
Below - explanation that Admiral Shyte-Awk was the aircraft…

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Note explaining why author's father and several pilots of 106 Squadron arrived singing Java Jive over the radio (R/T). Station commander was not impressed.

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Top left - poem - cheers for the men on the ground by E Sykes 1942. Six verse poem about forgotten ground crew compared to those who fly. Top right - a reply to Mr Sykes ode (newsletter No 26) by 'Bif' Baker (No 18). Letter putting Mr Sykes to rights…

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Joined in 1942 and then details training and tour on 115 Squadron, gunnery course, tours as gunnery instructor. Further tour with 625 Squadron, crashed twice before another instructors tour. Mentions 14 ops on first tour and 20 on second. Comments on…

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Records that Jack Meek a Canadian navigator was going back on operations after having been wounded on an operation to Berlin the previous January. Describes his crew and relates the story of the January operation where they were attacked by fighters…

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General Information about Fred. It records his date of birth and death with a comprehensive list of his family. Included are details of his funeral.

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Two poems, the first written by Ted Russell, the second unknown.

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An extract from Fred's autobiography about Scanlon. Both men were flying close together when Scanlon's aircraft was shot down.

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Four medals awarded to Fred - DFC, 1939-1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star and War Medal 1939-1945.
They are captioned with his citation for devotion to duty.

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A battle order for 101 Squadron listing aircraft and crew. Handwritten at the top is 'Ops -Berlin'.

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A reference written for Fred by the Professor of Botany at Bangor.

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A citation received by Fred for his devotion to duty.

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A group of trainee airmen arranged in six rows. Captioned at the top ' "D" Squadron No.2 Air Crew Wing RAF Yatesbury' and at the bottom with each airman's name. On the reverse is the photographer's name 'Vivian of Hereford'.

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A brief newspaper report on one night's operations against Germany.

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A brief report of operations by bombers over Germany.

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Two soldiers from Melton Mowbray were reported as wounded.

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An article about operations over port and oil refineries.

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Four photographs of Johnny - as a baby, a nine year old, a teenager and on his wedding day. The article gives brief details about his life.

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A newspaper cutting about Captain Edwin Swales DFC. His aircraft was badly damaged but he ordered his crew to leave and he went down with his aircraft.

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A poem about the work done by a Wireless operator air gunner.

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26 airmen arranged in three rows. They are all dressed in shorts and khaki. Behind are palm trees. On the reverse several of the men have signed their names plus 'No 9 Admin Course March 1946 RAF Kandy Ceylon'.
There is a second identical copy.

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A newspaper cutting about a play put on by The Stage Club at the Victoria theatre, Singapore. On the reverse are adverts.

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A newspaper cutting with cartoons of Captain Swales, German fighters, Lancasters under attack and airmen baling out. It is annotated 7hs 40 Trip No 33.
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