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YDorricottAArmy2465v.pdf
A handwritten notebook containing the war diary of A Dorricott from October 1914. He embarks the SS Deseado at Southampton and sails through the Bay of Biscay, past Gibraltar to Malta. They continued with naval escorts to Port Said, through the Suez…

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Card with Royal Air Force crest and Chinese characters on the front. Inside a note commenting on enclosed photograph, the Air Officer Commanding's character and other news of colleagues. Sends kiss to Jennifer. Photograph enclosed shows 36 airmen in…

BHollisANHollisANv1.pdf
Second page has colour photograph of Arthur Hollis, wearing blazer with medals, standing in a field at an event. Narrative covers early life in Hornchurch and Carshalton including schooling and hospital admissions. Writes of Dulwich College studies…

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Jean Culkin grew up in Sunderland and worked as a tea girl and then a typist in a reserved occupation. She discusses her life and her wedding to her husband, John George Mackel Culkin. He was an apprentice at RAF Halton before becoming a fitter…

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Maurice Marriot was working for the railway before he joined the RAF. He trained as a navigator and joined an Australian crew. When the war ended he was posted a role of glider towing at RAF Leicester East. He was then posted to 194 Squadron in the…

MBowkerDG[Ser#-DoB]-151216-14.pdf
Contains foreword by the Queen of the Netherlands as well as news about training of Dutch paratroopers, the Dutch merchant Navy, the queen and government of the Netherlands in London, an eyewitness account of the Battle of the Java Sea, an item on…

LArrowsmithHL571013v1.pdf
Warrant Officer Les Arrowsmith’s flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers, from 28 January 1946 to 18 July 1950. Mainly records his training and various postings in the Far East as navigator within Transport…

LHollisAN124522v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Arthur Norman Hollis, covering the period from 12 December 1941 to 3 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Clewiston, RAF Little…

AWilsonJM160121.mp3
Joan Wilson was born in Nettleham near Lincoln. She joined the Women’s Auxilliary Air Force and served as a wireless operator at RAF Morton Hall. The day following the Normandy landings, she had to send an urgent signal to all aircraft, to stop…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-013.pdf
The News Sheet of the Canadian Prisoner of War Relatives Association. This edition covers Victory in Europe, the death of President Roosevelt, the liberation of Canadian POWs, assembly centres for released POWs, the seizure of German POW records,…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-014.pdf
News-sheet of the Canadian Prisoners of War Relatives Association. This edition covers the danger of rumours, editorial policy on letters, NCOs organise at Stalag IVB, Mrs Ian Campbell's work for POWs, Canadian Red Cross Prisoner of War shipments,…

MPeadonAH1578531-160504-01.pdf
A booklet with a listing of former pupils that died in the Second World War. It includes a photograph of the deceased and a brief description.

AStovesM180509.mp3
Muriel was brought up and went to school in Wolverhampton. From the age of six she had wanted to be a teacher. After high school and training college she became a teacher at Low Hill School, mainly teaching English and religious education. She…

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Celebrates the achievements of the allies of Yugoslavia and describes the progress towards the goal of world peace.

The first article, "The Foreign Policy of the U.S.A.", is written by U.S. Minister of the Foreign Affairs Cordell Hull. It deals…

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Thanksgiving eulogy for the life and times of Arthur Hollis OBE, DFC of Bomber Command which covers his childhood successes whilst at Dulwich College, his subsequent enlistment into the RAF in 1941, and his pilot training in Florida and the UK. It…

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Four men in civilian cloths sitting round a table in a bar with open doors looking out onto countryside with hill. A further two men on another table to left and others to the right. On the reverse 'Repulse Bay Lido, Feb 1946, Winco Syder, Self, Don,…

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Jack with Land Rover and trailer with skyscrapers and hillside in back ground. On reverse H.Q. F.E.A.F. reference.

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Newspaper clipping photograph from Hong Kong Standard August 1976 Shows Jack with two aircrew and three young men walking away from a Wessex, captioned 'AIR scout troop members with officials at R.A.F. Kaitak'.

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Colour photograph of Hong Kong with an aircraft on the approach to the airfield.

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Jack at his desk, covered in paper work, pen in hand, reverse has official unit stamp from RAF Kai Tak.

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Five airmen lined up in hangar, senior officer visiting, Jack in attendance. Reverse has official unit stamp from RAF Kai Tak.

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Senior officer signing book, Jack in attendance, reverse has official stamp from RAF Kai Tak.

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Album pages containing photographs of a family wedding in Hong Kong. None of them captioned, on the reverse is a photographers stamp, Mainland Studio, Kowloon.
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