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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Egypt--Cairo"

A newspaper cutting about civil unrest after the Balfour Declaration.

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'.


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.

Tadeusz Jasinski’s Flying Log Book as a wireless operator from 9 May 1941 to 14 October 1945. Carried out training at No. 2 Signal School, 4 Air Observer School (air gunner training) and 18 OTU, Posted to 304 (Polish) squadron for operations in…

Menu with bomber aircraft at top and three squadrons named - title 16 days middle east. Several named Mediterranean towns. Signatures on the reverse.

Title 'at Mena'.
Top left - three airmen in front of pyramid. Captioned 'outside Mena hotel; (the road leading to pyramids)'.
Top right - three airmen wearing khaki uniform and side caps with pyramid in the background.
Bottom - view from inside…

D E Crampin’s Wireless Operator’s Flying Log Book covering the period 15 October 1943 to 24 March 1953. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Wireless Operator. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF Evanton (8…

Pilots flying log book for E C Stewart, covering the period from 2 July 1940 to 25 November 1944. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and operation flown. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Cranwell, RAF Ansty, RAF Walsgrave, RAF…

Describes and evening out in Palestine including meeting prostitutes. Philosophises on Palestine being a wonderful country for broadening the mind. Mentions taking a dip before breakfast and leaving Tel Aviv by train back to Cairo. Mentions food…

List of deficiencies on arrival from the UK. No rank and name filled out.

From YMCA HQ MEF Cairo. Receipt for parcel from Mrs M Powell.

An airman wearing khaki uniform with sergeant rank standing under the tail of a B-24. Another B-24 in the background.


Nine photographs from an album.
#1 is the Kowloon Ferry terminal, Hong Kong.
#2 is Mena Camp, Cairo with a pyramid behind.
#3, 4 and 5 are roads and forests.
#6 is a waitress with two plates of food.
#7 is some children, sitting.
#8 and 9 are…

An airman wearing khaki uniform with sergeants rank standing under the tail of a B-24. Another B-24 in the background. On the reverse 'Myself by the aircraft at Cairo West, 12:7:45'. Two versions of the same image.

Outline street map with number locations.

An autobiography of Jim Taylor's time in the RAF before the war. He spent time training with Oliver Bell, who is recorded in the memoir.

J.S. Hitchcock’s RAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 25 April 1941 to 28 June 1941, detailing flights as a Transport Command pilot based in Egypt. Very short logbook, includes a summary record of service from 4/12/37 onwards. The last entry reads:…

A bill for the use of an apartment at the hotel. The bill is owed by three airmen - R Smerdon, J Hitchcock and D Mitchell.


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