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Fred's life story from early days sneaking downstairs to drink the dregs at his parent's public house, playing rugby and studying hard, becoming an accountant, learning to be an accurate rifle shooter then joining the RAF as a an air gunner. He…

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A document listing the activities of the Maintenance Unit Repair and Salvage unit. It describes the recovery of damaged aircraft which could be rebuilt and returned to service. The make up of the team is described.

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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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Standing on front steps of a house, men either side of older woman in apron. On the reverse 'June 21st 1940, Cambridge, 101 Mowbray Road, "Back from France", Jackson, Auntie Pollendine, and AB'.

An00509's autobiography. Seventeen chapters and an epilogue. Chapters 1-4 deal with early life and schooling. Chapter 5-14 the war years and 15-17 after the war.

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A march past of airmen and WAAFs. An officer is saluting and the Mayor and Mayoress are standing by. The lead group of airmen are just marching past St Edward's Passage. Gonville and Caius College rear left, St Mary's church rear right.

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Coxed eight rowing boat being propelled close to river bank near Cambridge University Rowing Club boathouse in Cambridge. David Donaldson is rowing as number five.

Identification kindly provided by Andy Pringle, Toby Clempson and Tori Smith of the…

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Pass part 1 and 2 of the law tripos in 1935 and 1936 at Trinity College Cambridge. On the reverse 'Mr Donaldson obtained honours in the law tripos, being placed in the third class in both parts'.

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Five airmen standing in a row. The second from the left has navigator's brevet and the second from the right a pilot's brevet. In the background a Mosquito with clover leaf nose art and five double rows of bomb symbols. Noted as being '109 squadron…

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Jeff's grave - a wooden cross with a wreath and the date 10 February 1945. On the reverse 'Binbrook Cambridge'.
Behind are the graves of Sergeant J P King, 16 January 1945 and Flying Officer S W Goodman DFM, 16 January 1945.

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Top left - three airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in line with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Three airmen in uniform, standing in front of hedge. Left to right: P/O Roberts - rear gunner, F/O Bob Wake - bomb…

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Philip Blackham became an apprentice engineer at Diesel engine company Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day, of which he became a sales manager post war. He served in the Home Guard becoming a driver, then he enrolled in summer 1940 with initial training at…

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John Bonds was brought up in London and remembers bombs dropping near him. He joined the RAF as an engine mechanic and after training worked on Spitfires before being posted to bombers. He was injured in an accident in a hangar and spent some time in…

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An evacuee at the start of the war, He later became one of three Meteorological Officers at RAF North Creake. He discusses the role of the Met Officer.

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Letter from David Donaldson whilst an undergraduate at Cambridge to his father writing about extra insurance and paperwork. He then continues about several health issues and its impact on his rowing. Additional information about this item was kindly…

EGortonHGortonLCM431201.pdf
He writes about domestic news and his wife's trip to London and Cambridge.
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