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William Bryan reminisces being hit by a German fighter and anti-aircraft fire while mine laying the Kiel Bay. The rest of the tour was a reasonably quiet time, consisting mainly of operations in the run-up of the Normandy campaign. Describes bombing…

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Photo 1 is the ship 'Arandora Star'.
Photo 2 are seagulls and clouds
Photo 3 is some men at the side of the ship as it is cruising along.
Photo 4 is three men in uniform on the ship.
Photo 5 is a building at the side of the river.
Photo 6 is a…

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Title 'Trocas at Sea'. Thanks Dennis Raettig for typing book and says how he is getting on with typing. Notes that he listened to Scotland verses England match and he is writing off Madeira. Talks of writing to Jack and of war news he has heard.…

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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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John was born in London, Hendon. His family fell on hard times in his early years. John and his brother, Paul, joined the RAF in 1941 as a pilot and wireless operator respectively. After initial training at RAF Brize Norton, John was trained in…

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Had just arrived in Canada. Mentions and describes some aspects of voyage and arrival in New York. Followed by train journey to Moncton Canada awaiting posting to flying training unit.

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Oblique aerial photograph of Rockall islet, with rock centre of photograph. Captioned: '6012. AC26. Earls Colne 10 Apr’45//K20 6 1/2'.

The description of this item is partially based on information provided by the donor. This item was sent to…

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On the left an aerial vertical photograph showing a city with a river running through from left to right with port facilities on both sides. On the far side of the river towards the left is a small indented water basin with a few ships moored.…

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Printed map of western Europe and Eastern Atlantic showing tracks for the nine standard meteorological reconnaissance flights flown by RAF. Hand annotated with 517, 518, 519 and 520 squadron tasking.
The code names for the routes are Magnum,…

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Top, air-to-air view of a Halifax in flight, from below and slightly forward, upper surface of Halifax right wing in foreground. Captioned '22 Sep 1945'.
Centre, air-to-air view of a Halifax in flight, from abeam and slightly above, Forward part of…

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Single airman, with lifejacket, looking over the ships rails and lifeboats at the sea. Captioned 'A wintry day in mid Atlantic, - aboad troopship Empress of Scotland. Had to carry life jacket at all times, as ship not in convoy or escorted.'.

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Three press clippings showing the liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth in their wartime roles, front cover of 'Souvenir Calendar 1943'.

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Photo 1 is Sergeant Len Jones, Home Guard at Banwell in 1943.
Photos 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are ships forming up for a 1941 convoy from Boston. The photographer is Arthur's friend Cecil Reid.

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A Royal Navy cruiser identified as HMS Newcastle. Arthur Thomas' friend Cecil Reid was serving on her when she steamed to the South Atlantic to tackle the Graf Spee.

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an airman wearing an large hat, captioned Pete with Vic Cooney's hat. Size 7 5/8'.
Photo 2 is an unclear image of a cabin with two portholes, captioned 'Cabin of Q.E.'
Photo 3 is a view through a…

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Six photographs and a tram ticket from an album.
Photo 1 is a view out of the carriage looking to the engine, captioned 'The Train to Halifax'.
Photo 2 is a tow truck attaching a hook to the back of a saloon car, captioned 'Result of ten hours in…

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Top left - seven men, some wearing life jackets standing in line on the deck of a ship, Captioned 'Mid Atlantic, onboard the Montcalm'.
Top right - distant view of a ship with two funnels. Captioned 'Our only companion across the Atlantic, the…

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Top - Two men wearing life jackets by railings on deck of a ship. Captioned 'Mid Atlantic'.
Bottom - view up at the side of a passenger ship. Captioned 'H M T S Strathedan [sic]'.

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Two weather charts dated 20 January 1944. The first shows the UK weather and the second the situation in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Despite earlier army reports being reliable, it is claimed that there is now German disinformation concerning the Russian campaign and the high number of casualties and prisoners.

After spotting a battle cruiser on 22nd July, an RAF…

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