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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,…

PPerryWRP17050015.jpg
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…

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…

PCothliffKB15030116.jpg
Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. 135. F/O Sherman. 427'

LMottersheadF422232v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for F Mottershead, wireless operator, covering the period from 29 April 1943 to 9 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RCAF Calgary, RCAF Mossbank, RCAF…

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Letter from LAC "Mac" Macfarlane to T A Ford, outlining how he is doing on his training course in De Winton and mentioning what he has been doing in his free time.

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-019.pdf
Ex-Air Force POW Association news sheet. This edition covers a planned five-day reunion planned for August 1985, a planned convention of the National POW Association in Hamilton, a planned reunion at Toronto for RCAF and RAF veterans, a reminder that…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-017.pdf
News-sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the large Canadian reunion of 1985 at Calgary, the Annual Dinner at Lords, Recco report of ex-POW activities, requests for help, Alan Bryett's lectures, the Association's AGM and annual…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-007.pdf
The news-sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the recovery of a crashed Blenheim in Holland, Roy Winton's fourth visit to Barth in 2000, the proposed erection of a memorial to RAF POWs, the Fallingbostel memorial project,…

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Photo 1 is ten airmen arranged in three rows, captioned 'Pilot's Course - RCAF Calgary W. Canada'.
Photo 2 is a head and shoulders portrait of Fed captioned 'Escape Photo FDS 1941'.
Photo 3 is a group of nine men in uniform captioned 'Navigation…

PMadgettHR19030022.jpg
Top right - two images mounted overlapping to form panoramic view of city buildings and street on the left and railways tracks with trains on the right. Middle left - view over the top of city buildings. Middle right - view over the top of city…

MMadgettHR147519-190610-01.pdf
A monthly magazine produced by personnel of No 37 Service Flying Training School, Royal Air Force Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Contains message officer commanding and articles on retreat from Greece, religion and local area, a fighter pilot in combat,…

YHolmesWC176554v1.pdf
Describes crossing the Atlantic to Canada and journey to Bowden, Alberta and then on to Estevan, Saskatchewan. Day by day account of activities, flying and life in Canada, Concludes with journey back across Canada

PBarronAJK1901.jpg
Andrew hitchhiked from Edmonton to Calgary and then on to Mountain View by train. Gunnery training was in a Bolingbroke which had a mid-upper turret; bombing training was done in an Anson. Andrew was then posted to navigation school in Quebec for…

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Album page, captioned 'E.F.M. Expedition Force Messages'. Two EFM's to Keith from his family, an acknowledgement from Western union that the EFM Keith sent had been delivered, a Western Union flyer with pricing. Page annotated '3 phrases from a…

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Photographs of Calgary, Alberta.
One of several small wooden buildings captioned 'Old Calgary',
One of a street scene captioned 'City lights in '42'.
One of a bridge captioned 'Over bow R'.
One of a street scene captioned 'Picture of…

PThompsonKG15010009.jpg
Camouflaged Tiger Moth T6645, annotated 'DH 82A Tiger Moth, type flown at Fairoaks'.De Winton, Calgary DH 82C with canopies, March to May '42, 11 hrs 30 mins flying.
Nine small b/w photographs, one showing three Tiger Moths with canopies on the…

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