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Wally was born in February 1913, and joined the Royal Air Force in 1929 as a RAF Halton apprentice, where he completed pilot training at RAF Prestwick. He flew many aircraft including Tiger Moths, Hendons and Halifaxes, and served with 51 Squadron…

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William Edwin Barnett talks about his experience of living on the edge of RAF Westcott, near Aylesbury. Remembers starting to work on a farm at the age of fourteen and describes his everyday life and duties. Tells of being conscripted into the Home…

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Winifred Barker grew up in Yorkshire and worked in an office before she volunteered for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She served as a clerk at RAF Oakley, an operational training unit.

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An invitation to MRAF Sir Arthur Harris Memorial Dinner at RAF High Wycombe. It includes a half length portrait of Sir Arthur seated at a desk, a card with details and a typed list of attendees.

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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,…

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Formal course photograph of Jacks entry, 17 apprentices in three rows, rifles with fixed bayonets, brick built building in background. The reverse captioned 'Centre front row, R.A.F. Halton 38th entry, Early 1940'.

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On the left two newspaper cuttings with announcement and details of wedding at Weston Turville. Bottom left a photograph of a single story cottage with dormer windows, a garden in front and trees behind. Captioned 'Our first home in Yewtree Cottage,…

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A memoir by Jack of his life before and service in the R.A.F. up to 1942. Has his comments on postings and events up to 1942.

LStewartJ1522846v1.pdf
Flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for James Stewart, navigator, covering the period from 17 July 1943 to 21 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying duties. He was stationed at RCAF Portage la…

LBrownJ2205595v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for Jeff Brown, air gunner, covering the period from 18 August 1944 to 31 December 1951. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed…

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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.

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Young girl standing in front garden of a cottage. On the reverse, caption 'Joan Haze,l Kath's cousin, Edgcott'.

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Flying log book for J T Brittain, air gunner, covering the period from 20 may 1944 to 14 July 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Morpeth, RAF Silverstone, RAF Turweston, RAF Chedburgh, RAF North…

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Pilots flying log book for John L Kennedy, covering the period from 2 February 1942 to 30 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Induna, RAF Kumalo, RAF Perth, RAF South Cerney,…

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Some personal details of Kenneth Saw with dates of enlistment and discharge. Includes mention of award of DFM. Mustered as mechanic, then air gunner and finally u/t pilot. Ranks was flight sergeant. Includes postings including 97 Squadron.

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Pilots flying log book 2 for L V Rosser, covering the period from 22 July 1943 to 6 August 1945. Detailing his instructor duties, flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Edgehill, RAF Wing, RAF Little Horwood, RAF Gamston, RAF…

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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…

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Artwork drawing and description of imperial war graves commission headstones. Stamped 'Specimen Olny'.

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Navigator’s air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for L E S Manning, air gunner, covering the period from 14 October 1943 to 18 July 1944 when he was shot down and evaded capture until 7 September 1944 when he rejoined allied forces but…

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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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Letter to John Wenham's father from the Station Commander R.A.F. Westcott confirming John's death and offering his and the station's sympathy.

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The letter to his sister and brother in law thanks them for their letter. he says he enjoys their short outings together. He has been over Berlin. He has been in hospital with a suspected skin disease.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about playing hockey for King’s and studying law. He got included in the filming of Good Bye Mr Chips with his brother Steve, as extras in the crowd scenes, filmed at Denham studios.

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Thanks him for details of two new crews. Writes of news at RAF Foulsham.

EGortonHGortonLCM440225.pdf
He writes of his 36 hour leave and social activities and training duties at RAF Turweston. He includes a coded message to his wife.
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