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LPerryWRP1317696v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book one, for W R P Perry, covering the period from 24 November 1941 to 19 April 1943. Detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RAF Ansty, RCAF De Winton, RCAF Calgary, RCAF Moncton, RAF Ossington, RAF Scampton, RAF North…

BPerryWRPPerryWRPv3.pdf
Gives outline of service history. Goes on to describe joining the RAF, early training, journey across the Atlantic to Canada for pilot training. Gives account of training in Canada and on return to the United Kingdom. Writes of operations on 106…

BPerryWRPPerryWRPv2.pdf
Memoir starts by describing early life and education in Tunbridge Wells before moving to Cornwall. Writes about beginning of the war. Volunteered for aircrew in Plymouth (which had been bombed the day before) shortly after his 18th birthday.…

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Forty airmen wearing tunics and side caps sitting and standing in four rows. Several men have an "x" above head or on their shoulders. On the reverse 'Pete top left, 56 course 37 SFTS Calgary Alberta Canada, May - Sep 42, "x" LACs, Tabory, Gelfices,…

SPerryWRP1317696v10006.pdf
For William Roy Peter Perry - gives some personal details and list postings and re-mustering. Includes form for temporary service in Canada with list of postings. Notes awarded flying badge. Commissioned 18 May 1943.

PPerryWRP17050019.jpg
Top left - view across frozen river. Captioned 'Bow river, De Winton, Alta, "slightly ice-bound"!, 8.3.42'.
Top right - view across frozen river. Bridge in distance on the right. Captioned 'Still "ice-bound". Wooden C.R.R bridge in background.…

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Top left - view across lake of distant snow covered mountains. Captioned 'Lake Minnewanka & Mt Giraid, Banff, 12.5.42'.
Top right - view down a lake with mountains left, right and in the distance. Captioned 'Lake Minnewanka & Fairholm Range, Banff,…

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Top left - view down a town street with low buildings each side, mountain in the distance. Captioned 'Main street, Banff, Alta. Cascade Mt in background 25.4.42'.
Top right - view of river down a valley with mountains either side and in the…

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Top - view of swimming pool with bathers in water. Pool surrounded by buildings. Captioned 'Hot springs baths, Banff, Alta'.
Left - two airmen wearing flying jackets standing in woods. Captioned 'Doug and Dickie, Woolfox Lodge 43'.
Right - and…

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Top left - night view down city street with cars and buildings on the far side. Captioned '8th Avenue west, Calgary, Alberta (taken at 2110 hrs, 21.2.42)'.
Top right - three-quarter length image of two men in hiking kit standing in front of a river.…

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PPerryWRP17050014.jpg
Top left - view down a valley of a distant inlet. Captioned 'Port Arthur, Lake Superior, Canada, 42'.
Top right - an airman wearing tunic standing in front of a railway track with train behind. Other figures in the distance right. Captioned 'Phil at…

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Brief details of early life. Joined Royal Air Force 26 March 1941, trained as pilot in Canada. Flew operations on 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston and RAF Metheringham from June 1943 to February 1944. Instructional tour at 5 Lancaster Finishing School…

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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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During operation to Ludwigshaven. Gives account of rear gunner Flight Sergeant P Perehinski (of Vancouver) continuing to give evasive action to pilot despite being wounded. Also mentions lucky escape of George Bilton where a prayer book and…

LValentineLD185002v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book one for L Valentine, covering the period from 7 October 1941 to 29 August 1943. Detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RAF Theale, RAF Clyffe Pypard, RAF Medicine Hat, RAF Shawbury, RAF Stradishall, RAF Bicester and…

LSpenceMA437564v1.pdf
Navigator’s flying log book for L Spence covering the period from 25 February 1944 to 12 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RCAF Edmonton (2 AOS), RAF West Freugh (4 OAFU), RAF Hixon (30 OTU), RAF…

LHendersonIG19220504v1.pdf
Ian Grant Henderson’s navigator’s log book covering the period from 28 June 1943 to 9 Aug 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as navigator. He was stationed at RCAF Edmonton (2 AOS), RAF Bishops Court (7 OAFU), RAF Peplow…

LStarkeyR1430566v1.pdf
Flying log book for R Starkey covering the period from 26 January 1942 to 30 March 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, includes certificates, instructional notes, newspaper clipping and a personal account of being shot down. He…

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Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is the railway lines below Lake Louise.
Photo 2 is Field Lake taken from the train.
Photo 3 is Cathedral Mountain.
Photo 4 and 5 are mountains taken from above Field.
Photo 6 is a mountain surrounded by…

PSaundersEJ20010059.jpg
Four photographs from an album, captioned 'Wild Bears No cages for these fellows'.
Photo 1 is an airman standing looking at a bear.
Photo 2 is a bear advancing to the camera.
Photo 3 is of two bears. Behind is a family of three adults and two…

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PSaundersEJ20010057.jpg
Eight photographs and a tram ticket from an album.
Photo 1 is Banff looking to Cascade Mountain.
Photo 2 is the Bow river at Banff.
Photo 3 is the administrative building at Banff with Cascade mountain behind.
Photo 4 is the Banff Springs…

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An airman in a Sidcot suit standing by a double bunk bed. Behind is a man in a bottom bunk. It is captioned 'Quarters No 36 EFTS RAF Alberta June 1942'.

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,…

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. 207. F/O Powell, RO. 429'
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