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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Egypt--Suez Canal"

A resume of 'Jack' Whymark's family and service career. Includes extracts from Jack’s diaries, details from his logbook and histories of the crew and passengers of Lancaster PA278.

Three bareheaded men in open necked desert uniform. Taken outdoors, standing on sand with a military tent to the side. Annotated on the reverse 'Great Bitter Lake August 1942'.


Top - in the foreground right, the front of a Halifax taxiing. In the distance, other bombers.
Bottom left - a ship in canal, captioned 'Suez Canal'.
Bottom centre - two airmen wearing khaki shorts and shirts standing in front of palm tree.…


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]'.

The interviewer states that John Blair is a former lawyer, teacher, air accident investigator, and navigator in bombers during World War Two. He discusses his experiences in the 1930s – 1950s. John also talks to his wife, Margaret, about her…

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…
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