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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Egypt--Port Said"

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…

Twenty three airmen sitting and standing in three rows in front of an Armstrong Whitworth Atlas. Title 31 Course, Abu-Sueir, D Flight'.


William Longhurst served as an engine mechanic through the Second World War. He was a member of the Hackney Wick Air Defence Cadet Corps before volunteering to enlist in the RAF after his seventeenth birthday. Following basic training at Skegness,…

John's day by day record of his work at RAF Maipur. It covers the RAF 'strike' and his return to the UK

A souvenir of the voyage and ports called with dates. There are details on the ship and a page on the history of the Royal Australian Air Force wings.

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Roy White’s RAF Flying Log Book from 15th March 1944 to 16th April 1947, detailing his training and duties as a wireless operator.
He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (No.2 Radio School), RAF Aqir (No. 76 Operational Training Unit and No. 26…

Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view of a jetty captioned 'Station on Suez Canal'.
Photo 2 is a civilian man in shirt and trousers, captioned 'Alf Staley'.
Photo 3 and 6 are a group of seven men on the deck, captioned 'On board HMT…

Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a ship, captioned 'HMS British Dilibance [sic] (Tanker) in Suez'.
Photo 2 is a view of a wooded area, captioned 'Ismaila Army Camp from Suez Canal'.
Photo 3 is a naval ship, captioned 'Destroyer R72 (In…

Telegram reporting all is well and address RAF Abu Sueir

The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, Repatriation Arrangements, Liberation comes to Stalag IXA, Behind the Scenes about theatrical endeavours,…
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