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William Barfoot is standing in a Sidcot suit at Marshalls pilot training, Cambridge. He is in a field, wearing flying boots, gloves, and a scarf. Papers are in his knee pocket.

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William Barfoot is standing in a Sidcot suit at Marshalls pilot training, Cambridge. He is in a field, wearing flying helmet and goggles, flying boots, gloves, and a scarf. Papers are in his knee pocket; buildings are in the background.

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William Barfoot, in Sidcot suit, is seated on a chair at Marshalls pilot training, Cambridge. He is carrying his flying helmet and goggles, wearing flying boots, gloves, and a scarf. Papers are in his knee pocket; buildings are in the…

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Seven aircrew leaving a Lancaster 'A’, parked on a dispersal with bomb doors open following a daylight operation to Duisburg 14 October 1944. All aircrew are wearing life vests, carrying crew bags and helmets; two wearing Sidcot suits, two with…

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Describes wartime service from 1939 to 1945. Joined as Halton apprentice in September 1939. Posted as fitter engine to RAF Wittering working on Wellington Hampden and Manchester aircraft. Followed by tour at RAF Upper Heyford working on Wellington…

MCloddLGT1219816-160405-01.pdf
Corporal Leslie Clodd enrolled on 16 November 45 at RAF Mepal and that he had undertaken a course 'Motor Engineering at Robinson's garage, Cambridge'. Contains a record of monthly progress reports.

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Fred Young volunteered for the Royal Air Force at seventeen and flew operations as a flight engineer with 57 Squadron from RAF East Kirkby. He recounts his experiences on several operations including Berlin, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Essen, Munich,…

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Aerial inclined photograph of a Ely with cathedral in the centre. Two parallel roads curve from bottom right round the church to top left. Buildings lie between the roads and above the church. At the top open countryside.

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Above, aircrew captioned '162 PPF Squadron Bourn 1944/5' and the names of some of those shown. Below, a 162 Squadron Mosquito with an airman.

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Three documents, the first is Ministry of Labour interrupted apprenticeship paperwork, the second is Derrick Allen's registration as a carpenter and joiner apprentice and the third is the completion certificate of his apprenticeship with on the…

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Requests that Derrick Allen takes up employment as a carpenter.

LBriggsDW56124v1.pdf
Donald Briggs served as a flight engineer with 156 Squadron Pathfinders flying Lancasters from RAF Upwood between 27 May 1944 and 31 March 1945. The incomplete log book includes 62 daylight and night time operations to French, German, Dutch and…

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Half length portrait of Derrick Allen in tunic with air gunner brevet and sergeant stripes wearing side cap. On the reverse 'Sgt Air Gunner, Passing out parade, March 1944, on leave [...] Taken in Peterborough'.

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Roy Briggs was born in Battersea, London. After leaving school he undertook an engineering apprenticeship with Benham and Sons, producing equipment for the war. He describes his life during the Blitz. When he joined the Royal Air Force he trained as…

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Two telegrams wishing Derrick Allen and his wife every happiness and best wishes.

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On the left a newspaper cutting with an account of how Derrick Allen freed the rear gunner from his jammed turret while his Lancaster was going down. On the right top and bottom, congratulatory wedding telegrams wishing future happiness. Between the…

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Gazetted on 6 March 1945, informs Derrick Allen that he will be awarded his medal by the King at an investiture at Buckingham palace on 12 March 1946. Goes on to discuss other relevant details concerned with investiture.

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At the top a postagram congratulating Derrick Allen on his award of Conspicuous Gallantry Medal signed A T Harris. Six newspaper cuttings giving various accounts of actions in releasing rear gunner from jammed turret while Lancaster dives out of…

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Two telegrams wishing Derrick Allen and his wife best wishes and future happiness. On the right a three-quarter length portrait of Derrick Allen in suit and his bride (was Miss Colbert) is wedding dress with bouquet.

LAndersonAA428289v1.pdf
Incomplete pilots flying log book for A A Anderson covering the period from 19 April 1944 to 31 May 1945. Detailing his training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Bitteswell, RAF Bruntingthorpe, RAF Winthorpe, RAF Syerston, RAF…

LWoodC1451225v1.pdf
The log book covers the training, operational career and and post war flying of Colin Wood from 8 July 1943 to 7 February 1946. He trained in Canada and in Great Britain and was stationed at RAF Metheringham, RAF Coningsby and RAF Full Sutton. …

ABlackhamCP161023.mp3
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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Leslie Blakemore was born in Willenhall, near Wolverhampton and he joined the Royal Air Force in 1943. He flew operations as a wireless operator with 514 Squadron from RAF Waterbeach.

ACouperAJ151208.mp3
Allan Joseph Couper grew up in Australia and joined the Air Training Corps as a teenager. He was employed by the State Electricity Company until he volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force. He was accepted for aircrew training as a pilot and…
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