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ABowkerD151117.mp3
David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…

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Report of inquest into the death in an aircraft crash of Harold Gainsford Dryhurst.

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BMillingtonRWestonFv1.pdf
A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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MClydeSmithD39856-160919-04.pdf
Histories of twelve Tiger Moth aircraft flown by Denis Clyde Smith while undergoing ab-initio training at Sywell.

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A cutting from a newspaper with Reg and John Bushell's names recorded as prisoner of war. Handwritten on it is Evening Standard 12.4.44.

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Notice of postponement of calling up for Albert Cluett.

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RAF Form 58 with the findings of the medical board.

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Grade Card issued to AS Coller after a medical examination at RAF Cardington.

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Three items from a scrapbook:

Item 1 is a newspaper cutting titled 'Venture Adventure is ATC Motto'.

Item 2 is an Air Training Corps membership card for AS Coller. It has a caption 'Originally named Air Defence Cadet Corps ADCC'.

Item 3 is a…

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Two photographs of ATC cadets. They are captioned 'Luton Beds 1941 or 1942 ATC'.

Photograph 1 - 18 cadets plus instructor arranged in three rows with arms crossed.
Photograph 2 - a group of cadets marching with eyes left, in a town street. There…

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Page 3 from the scrapbook with three items on top, AS Coller's Service and Release Book, a 4/- postal order payable to AS Coller and his grade card.

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Account of scattering ashes of Harold Dryhurst over Stansted airport. He was killed in an aircraft crash. Includes accounts of funeral and of accident.

LClydeSmithD39856v2.pdf
Pilot's flying log book for Denis Clyde-Smith covering the period from 10 May 1937 to 31 May 1942. Detailing his flying training, Operations and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Sealand, RAF Henlow, RAF Calshot, RAF Watchet, RAF…

ORaettigDW1136657-160623-02.pdf
Made out for LAC Raettig W, Class of release 'A'. Release authorized 23 July 1946. Served from 23 February 1941 to 28 May 1946. Awarded Defence Medal, good character reference.

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Two telegrams requesting that Flight Sergeant Derrick Allen attend investiture with further instruction to follow. On the reverse of first 'P.D.C Cardington message received 1880966 Sgt Allen'. On the reverse of the second 'Offiver Commanding P.D.C…

LAllenDJ1880966v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunner’s and flight engineer’s flying log book for Flight Sergeant Derrick Allen air gunner, covering the period from 11 February 1944 to 25 April 1945. Detailing training and operations flown. He was stationed…

LLeavissED1818433v3.pdf
Student pilots progress book for E D Leaviss, covering the period from 17 September 1984 to 21 September 1984. Detailing his flight taken as a refresher course at London gliding club Dunstable. Aircraft flown was Schliecher K21.

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Brief recollection of Eric Horsham from his early years in Plumstead, training at Lords, Torquay, St Athans, Marston Moor then 102 Squadron at Pocklngton. On one operation they were badly damaged but made a successful forced landing at RAF…

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Accounts of flying formation on 2 February 1941, cross country in a Wellington 3 March 1941, night flying om 4 March, cross country and night flying 5 March.

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Forty-nine airmen wearing tunic and side caps, sitting and standing in four rows. In the background a brick building with two windows. On the reverse 'P/O Baker, Cranfield, FTC, Advanced Flying Training Unit, flying Oxford trainers'.

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RAF Form 543 issued to Frank Horry. It contains details of his service record.

BNorthGJNorthGJv1.pdf
A day by day account consisting of three parts. Part one covers his being shot down on 21 February 1945, his capture and journey to prisoner of war camp arriving 15 March 1945 including an mention that his train was bombed by Marauders. Part two…
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