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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Bahamas"

Rex was born in Toronto Canada in 1924 and grew up there, at aged 18 in 1942 he joined the RCAF as aircrew. He initially started training as the second member of a Mosquito crew but was later changed to Wireless Operator/Air Gunner and having…

An air to air photograph of the starboard sides of three B-25 Mitchells Mk II from 111 OTU (Coastal Command) in flight over Nassau.

The couple are on a podium with an RAF officer and two other men.

An oblique aerial photograph of a wharf located slightly east of the British Colonial Hotel.
It is annotated 'C21 P/O Warman C4 2.4.44'.

An oblique aerial photograph of the hotel looking out to sea.
it is annotated 'P/O Craig Crew 4 C19 26/2/44'.

An oblique aerial photograph of a large hotel, now demolished, at the east end of Nassau close to Fort Montagu.
It is annotated 'F/S Stuart Crew 9 C21 30/3/44'.

An oblique aerial photograph of Bay Street and harbour at Nassau.
It is annotated 'No 1 Squadron 16/3/44'.

An oblique aerial view of a small island to the north of Nassau.
It is annotated 'F/O Stuart Crew 9. C21. 30/3/44'.

An oblique aerial view of Bay Street, downtown Nassau. It is annotated 'K1 478 [indecipherable] DIA'.

A view of the harbour adjacent to the British Colonial Hotel (to the right). There are small fishing boats.

Oblique aerial photograph of small peninsula linked to the land by a narrow strip including a road. On the peninsula are numerous houses. Captioned 'P/O Hastie Crew II Course 25'.

Identification kindly provided by Frank Doerschner of the Finding…

A view of the hotel taken from a boat. It is slightly out of focus.

An oblique aerial photograph of the centre of Nassau with the British Colonial Hotel in the centre. It is captioned 'F/S Stuart Crew 9 . C21 . 30/3/44'

Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for A H G Dicker, navigator, covering the period from 4 July 1944 to 30 April 1953. Detailing his flying training, post war duties with 205 squadron, 52 squadron, 203 squadron and…

Flying log book for George Ellams covering the period from 10 January 1942 to 30 June 1967. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Also contains photographs and various RAF documents relating to his service, ranks, proficiency and…

Informal photograph, seven crew members, three officers four SNCOs. Captioned '1944 The Crew, my second crew, joined them in Nassau, Bahamas, May 1944. Visited Canada, U.S.A. Flew across the Atlantic Aug. 1944'.


Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an enlargement from photo 2. Six airmen in khaki and shorts are standing at the front of a B-24. The individuals are annotated underneath 'Jock Jim (E) Soapy Wee Jock Syd Ches' and captioned 'Hastie &…

Andrew was born in Chichester in 1923. The family moved to Wolverhampton when he was about two years old and then to Dulwich just before the war. When he was 13 or 14 his mother enrolled him at the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, where he spent…

John Watkins was working in retail in Rotherham and in 1939 he joined 218 Squadron ATC. He joined the RAF in February 1942 at RAF Cardington, and did his initial training at Blackpool. In December 1942 he did his wireless training at RAF Yatesbury.…
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