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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…

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.

A port side view of a LIberator on the ground. It has the code 'AY' on the rear fuselage. On the reverse is 'L. McCarthy J45845 (Bomb Aimer) 246 Madison St, Winnipeg Man. at the Suez Canal [indecipherable]'.

After leaving school, Bertram Yeandle joined the RAF apprentice scheme and trained as an engine fitter at RAF Halton. After completing his apprenticeship at RAF Cosford, he was posted to 148 Squadron, RAF Harwell, where he serviced Wellingtons. In…

Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for F C Jenkins, navigator, covering the period from 3 January 1940 to 10 May 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying duties with 575 squadron, 46 squadron and 14…

Three photographs of the Suez Canal.
Photo 1 is three sail powered boats.
Photo 2 is one sail powered boat.
Photo 3 is a small jetty at the side of the canal.

A view along a road at the side of the Suez Canal. On the reverse 'A stretch of Canal Road with a Navigation House in the distance. Tour de Egypt May 1947'.


A tandem bicycle with a man working on the chain. Behind is the Suez Canal. On the reverse is annotated 'The "Kiddie" putting the chain back on the BSA. Tour de Egypt May 1947'.


View of the three rear decks of a liner covered with dense crowds of people. Captioned 'Crowded stern of Louis Pasteur'.

Single funnel liner on canal with trees on bank on right. Captioned 'The Louis Pasteur in the canal'.

Single funnel liner steaming towards camera on a canal with trees on bank to right. Caption 'Louis Pasteur (33,000 tons)'.

On the left a man looking over ship's railing. To the right a canal with bank and sand beyond. Captioned 'In the Suez Canal'.

Dhow will sails set moving to left. Captioned 'Native Dhow in the Suez Canal'

Don Browning was posted to 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington. On one operation two aircraft collided and Don lost friends he had undertaken training with. On an operation to Calais the weather was very poor and the attack aborted but not all aircraft…

Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for W H Shaw, wireless operator, covering the period from 26 November 1943 to 16 February 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 37 squadron, 168…

Pilots flying log book two for George C Dunn, covering the period from 1 August 1945 to 17 June 1947. Detailing his post war flying with 1409 long range meteorological and special duties recconnaisance flight, 109 squadron, 1357 meteorological…

Flying log book for J S B Tyrie covering the period from 1 July 1939 to 9 August 1959. Detailing his flying training and operations flown Following which he was shot down 9 April 1941 and became a prisoner of war. Returning to flying duties 25 May…

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…

Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view from the stern of a ship, captioned 'Suez Canal'.
Photo 2 is docked ships, captioned 'Suez from Port Said'.
Photo 3 is captioned 'Sunset across Gt. Bitter Lakes'.
Photo 4 and 6 are a troopship in…


The Suez Canal lined with palm trees. On the reverse 'Sweet Water Canal Suez'.

Jack Millin was working for his father as a painter and decorator before he volunteered for the RAF. He was a Civil Defence bicycle messenger and joined the ATC. When he joined the RAF he trained as a wireless operator/air gunner and was posted to…
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