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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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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.

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,…

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…

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…

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.…


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…

Sam's record of service.

A record of Sam's service in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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…

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…

Top left - formation of five Boulton Paul Overstrands airborne in line abreast. Captioned 'BP Overstrands'.
Top right - view across open ground of two, two storey buildings. Captioned 'Penhold 1941'.
Bottom left - view of four Oxford aircraft…


Top left - full length image of a couple in civilian dress standing either side of a boy in school uniform.
Top right - a person on a toboggan sliding down a track with trees on left. Captioned 'Red Deer Dec 1941'.
Bottom left - view down snow…

Top left - view along railway track of mountains in the distance.
Top right - Banff view with buildings either side, St. Paul's Presbyterian church to the right.
Bottom left - view across a wide valley of open country with mountains in the…

Top left - view down town street with cars parked on left and right and mountain in the background.
Top right - view of skiers in valley with trees either side.
Centre - group of men walking through snow with tree sin background and part of car…

Top left - a group of native Americans and a horse in front of Tipis.
Top right - two native Americans with two horses in front of tipis.
Bottom - view of line of tipis with cars and crows of people on left.
Captioned 'Indians Calgary Stampede…

Bottom left - High Level bridge with Edmonton buildings far side.
Middle - three story Legislature Building, Edmonton.
Top right - view across snowy filed of trees and mountain side. Four men bottom left.
Bottom right - view of ski slopes with…

A large group of men wearing athletics kit sitting and standing in four rows in front of a wooden building. Sitting centre of front row three officers wearing tunics and peaked caps, the centre officer has pilot's brevet. Captioned 'Athletics team…

Top left - an RAF corporal wearing tunic and holding rings. Behind a table with children on the far side, building in the background. Captioned 'Cpl Dudrenec sports day'.
Top right - a Royal Canadian Mounted Policemen in uniform standing in the…


Bottom left - man going over high jump bar.
Top right - man high jumping with officials watching on right.
Bottom right - man high jumping.

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