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LSandlandCB19230612v1.pdf
Flying Officer C. B. Sandland’s RCAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book, from June 1942 to 22nd May 1946, recording training, operations, instructional and Transport Command flights to Europe, India, the Middle and Far East.
Based at: Marshall’s Flying…

MSmithBM582378-170220-01.pdf
Preface covers his training as an apprentice at RAF Halton and subsequent training as an electrical fitter at RAF St Athan. Outlines career with transition to ground engineer and then other postings. Continues with time as an instructor teaching a…

LPennLE413929v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for L E Penn, covering the period from 31 December 1942 to 26 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RCAF Dauphin, RCAF Pennfield Ridge, RCAF Yarmouth, RAF…

LMcPhersonGM430468v1.pdf
Air gunner’s flying log book for G M McPherson, covering the period from 29 August 1943 to 9 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed RCAF McDonald, RAF Turweston, RAF Silverstone, RAF Shepherds Grove, RAF…

MSaintTJ1452007-180212-01.pdf
Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

LSaintTJ1452007v1.pdf
Flying log book for T J saint, air gunner, covering the period from 22 August 1943 to 10 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Morpeth, RAF Wing, RAF Little Horwood, RAF Newmarket, RAF Stradishall, RAF…

LValentineLD185002v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book two for Leslie Valentine, covering the period from October 1943 to 27 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and duties with 2nd Tactical Air Force communications flight. He was stationed at RAF Finmere,…

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Notes her husbands national saving certificates were held in safe custody at their office and could only be released to her on written instructions of her husband.

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Glad to note her husband was safe as a prisoner of war. Advises her that effects could not be released without written authority of the prisoner himself. Ask her to forward any letter from him to this respect.

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Notes her change of address and regrets that they were not in a position to give information on her husbands effects as they had not been received yet.

EJamisonFWLAyneAJ430924.jpg
Offers sympathy and informs her that her husband's personal effects would be despatched to the standing committee of adjustments at RAF Colnbrook.

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Informs her that her husbands personal effects had arrived with them. Explains that with casualties reported missing authority to release effects was not normally granted until at least six months from date of casualty. Goes on to explain situation…

ADavisR[Date]-01.mp3
Talks of his joining the RAF and early training at Cardington, Bournemouth and Halton. Trained as fitter and posted to RAF Scampton on Hamden with 49 Squadron. Tells many stories of life as groundcrew at Scampton. Includes John Hannah VC, losing…

LCameronD173516v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book, one, for Don Cameron, covering the period from 23 March 1942 to 22 January 1943. Detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RAF Booker, USAAF Lakeland, USAAF Cochran Field and USAAF Napier Field. Aircraft flown in…

PBaxterPD16020001.jpg
From information provided by the donor. Three photographs of Peter Baxter's time at RAF Halton.
First is of the three story brick accommodation blocks arranged around a square with some apprentices running, caption '10 times round the square'.
The…

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…

LRobinsonDA1215638v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for D A Robinson, covering the period from 23 November 1942 to 21 may 1948. Covering his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. It states in his log book that his previous one was lost due to enemy action…

LHarrisJD128456v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for J D Harris, navigator, covering the period from 22 April 1942 to 26 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RCAF Ancienne Lorette,…

ERAFCentDepWareingJ441129.jpg
Refers to her husband’s personal effects and asking if a Gladstone bag with the initials J.K.O. was with them. They had received a letter from the mother of Flight Sergeant Campbell who was enquiring as the whereabouts of this bag as it belonged to…

EOCRAFCentDepWareingJ441003.jpg
Writes requesting that she sign the enclosed indemnity form in order that they may send her the personal effects of her husband. They also say they are pleased to hear that she has received good news about her husband.
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