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J C Preston’s RCAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 25 November 1942 to 17 May 1946. It details training, 13 Air Search and Rescue (ASR) sorties and other duties as a pilot with 249 Squadron in the Middle East, over the eastern Mediterranean and…

Harrison Sproates’ Flying Log Book as wireless operator from 3rd January 1941 until 29th May 1944. Training was at No. 2 Signals School, No. 1 Air Gunnery School, and 13 Operational Training Unit. Posted to 244 Squadron for operations in the Middle…

George served as a wireless operator on Air Sea Rescue launches.

A newspaper cutting about civil unrest after the Balfour Declaration.

A sketch map of locations where Bill served in the RAF: Bari, Benghazi, Cairo, Calais, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Karlsruhe, Lille, London, Marseilles, Montmédy, Munich, Naples, Roma, Saarbrucken, Stuttgart, Trieste, Tripoli, Udine, and Venice.

The two men are dressed in khaki.
On the reverse 'Cairo October 1945'.


A full length portrait of Bill in khaki uniform and shorts.
On the reverse 'Cairo 28th Oct '45'.


The two men are dressed in khaki and holding towels.
On the reverse 'Outside Heliopolis Roxy Swimming Pool Cairo 31.10.45. Note!! Thats no shadow on my upper lip!!!'


Notes for soldiers and airmen returning home by road. It details the towns that they will pass through, starting at Villach in Austria and ends in Calais. There is a map of the route.
On the last page the times of departure and arrival are recorded.

A card used by Mohamed offering his services.
The reverse has handwritten notes.

A postcard of the Ibrahim Pasha statue in Cairo. The reverse is printed as a postcard.

A postcard of the mosque with many Egyptians seated.

Water is gushing through the old Aswan Dam spillway.

Identification kindly provided by Steven Boisvert André Jans of the Finding the location WW1 & WW2 Facebook Group.

Geoff grew up in Grimsby and remembers picking a butterfly bomb up and taking it home.

Geoff was born and lived in the same area of Grimsby all his life, at the date of his interview he was 93. The first part of the interview concentrated on his…

Pages of recognition handbook of British aircraft tabbed national markings Mid & Far East including Egypt, Iraq, Persia (Iran), China (Service and Civil), Japan and Japan (Manchukuo).

A summary of Derek's career in the Royal Air Force including an explanation why he he carried a rabbit foot mascot in his flying suit. Explains that his flying log books are held by the National War Museum in London. Describes Derek's disappointment…

J Taplin of Stevenage worked at Stevenage Lodge as a gardener associated with Six Hills Nursery before he was called to the Army at the start of the war. Within a week of enlisting he was in France where he spent the months of the Phoney War as…

John was ground crew, initially a Flight Mechanic Engines from 12 February 1943, having gained experience he received further training to Fitter II E from 19 October 1943. He was promoted to LAC 1 November 1944 and then corporal 1 November 1945. He…

Robert Sharland’s brother Derek Sharland serving in the Army in Egypt. He is wearing a pair of headphones and holding a microphone. A service vehicle in the background.

Pilot's flying log book. One, for Ken Souter. Covering the period from 5 July 1939 to 27 April 1945. Detailing his flying training, operational flying and instructor duties. He was stationed No.43 Elementary and Reserve flying traing School at RAF…
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