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The 26 men are grouped in three rows on the pavement outside Mrs Baker 35 Tottingham House.
On the reverse 'Blackpool 1941 I wonder how many made it. Property of Ivan Ure, Hayling Island'. And on a post-it 'subject back row 5th from left'.

First, three men in uniform and side caps sat on a dead tree trunk in a clearing with a track and woodland beyond. Two of the men have brevets above their left breast pockets and the other has his pilot's wings.

Second, a group of 49 uniformed…

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Around 40 aircrew at Kimberley Hotel are formally seated at three tables with tablecloths, glasses, and cutlery. It is captioned 'Blackpool, 2nd right.

Additional information kindly provided by Graham Walton and Robert Leach of the Unidentified…


A group of airmen outside a building on the pavement. On the reverse of the photograph is some handwriting reading "5D39 BLACKPOOL JULY 1941".


A group of airmen in military uniform outside a entrance to a building.

The bottom left image on the left page shows a six men. Three men on the back and the man in the centre are in uniform. The men on the bottom right and left ae sitting wearing shorts. The caption reads "THE LADS".
The centre image on the left page…


The top photograph shows 5 men in military uniforms. The photograph is annotated with names of the men in the photograph.
Bottom left shows a group of men and women outside a building with an indecipherable sign, which reads "HURST" on the bottom.…

A studio portrait of five uniformed trainee aircrew with John sitting front left. On the reverse 'Just a picture of me and the boys left to right Ken, ?, Pat, Max, Jim (sitting) Have you ever seen such a crowd. I must say I haven't. With love from…

He has moved to Blackpool from Manchester. He complains about prices and how mean his landlady is. Jean is about to become a WAAF. He has been to a dance at the Winter Gardens.

Notes difficulty with form and enclosing another. Goes on to and gives further instructions for action.

Give some personal details of Pilot Officer A Kularatne (pilot) including presumed killed 16 February 1944 while on 102 Squadron. Includes list of postings, musterings and next of kin details.

A newspaper article describing an attack on Nuremberg. It is annotated 'No 9 27/8 1943'.

Starts with account of life at school (Rendcomb College) from 1931 to 1937. Continues with decade 1938-1948 starting with time at Cheltenham Art School in 1938 and 1939. Continues with account of wartime activity including enlistment, training at RAF…

A woman wearing a dark overcoat sitting on a bench holding a baby. On the reverse 'Laura Lascelles an RAF friend at Blackpool 1943/4, m'.

Top: Arthur's basic training flight, posed in two ranks outside their civilian billets in Blackpool.
Bottom: Arthur with some of his fellow tradesmen in the Mobile Servicing Squadron somewhere in France, posed in three ranks on the steps to one of…

Left - head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Captioned 'Aircraft hand general duties u/t flight engineer, August 1942'.
Right - three airmen wearing tunics, two sitting in front and one standing behind. Captioned 'No 3…

On Blackpool and District Branch of Aircrew Association paper. A few RAF songs remembered (& modified!) by Peter Perry.
The flying Fortress, the navigators lament, the bomb-aimers ballad. Shaibah blues, No flak at all, the airman lament, three old…
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