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AYeandleBA181229.mp3
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…

LJenkins138520v1.pdf
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…

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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…

LShawWH189217v1.pdf
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…

LDunnGC149315v2.pdf
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…

LTyrieJSB87636v1.pdf
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…

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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…

PShipmanJ18010032.jpg
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…

PShipmanJ18010031.jpg
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…

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PSeaggerA16010053.jpg
The Suez Canal lined with palm trees. On the reverse 'Sweet Water Canal Suez'.

AMillinJR160126.mp3
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…

AHooperH151117.mp3
Harry Hooper enjoyed watching the planes at Heston Airfield as a child. He volunteered for the RAF in 1939 and began training to be a pilot. After his tour was completed he volunteered to serve in the Middle East. One evening he and a friend were…

AHackerHA170819.mp3
Harry Hacker first came into contact with aeroplanes at the age of sixteen whilst working as an apprentice for Rootes Motor Group who were making Wellington aircraft. He was a member of the Home Guard and after applying to join the RAF went for…

ACookJ150709.mp3
Jack Cook was born in Mexborough. He left school at 14 and went to work at a Gentlemen’s Outfitters. At 16 he worked on the footplate for LNER. At the age of 18 he volunteered for aircrew and trained as a wireless operator/air gunner; joined 100…

LVipondR3040603v1.pdf
Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Richard Vipond, covering the period from 29 May 1944 to 18 November 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war duties with 514,…

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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.

This is an item about a place. Please use the links below to see all relevant documents available in the Archive. This entry is also used for: Bitter Lakes; Great Bitter Lake, Small Bitter Lake

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…

MHicksDK[Ser#-DoB]-151001-04.jpg
Relates that Ken Hicks took up sailing in Egypt on the Great Bitter Lake, and subsequently took part in sailing competitions back in the United Kingdom

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PBanksP15020069.jpg
Photograph 1 is taken from the side of a lager ship. In the water are small boats selling fruit, vegetables and other items.
Photograph 2 is of a dredger.
Photograph 3 is of a lighthouse.
Photograph 4 is of trees at the side of the…

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