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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…

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Class of RAF cadets in four rows, submitted with caption; “No 7 ITW. Newquay, Cornwall Jan ‘43”

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Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for A H G Dicker, covering the period from 4 July 1944 to 30 April 1953. Detailing his flying training, post war duties with 205 squadron, 52 squadron, 203 squadron and instructor…

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Flying log book for F A Robinson covering the period from 8 September 1938 to 22 January 1951. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, includes flight certificates, congratulatory messages and notes of appreciation from senior officers, a…

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These pages are mostly biography of Sam's time in Egypt and his time with transport aircraft in the Mediterranean region.
Photos 1, 2 and 3 are scenes from Cairo.
Photo 4 is a side head and shoulders profile of Sam.
Photo 5 is a Battle aircraft in…

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A description of Sam's further training in the UK then operations at Malta.
Photo 1 is an informal group photograph with airmen, two WAAFs and three dummies.
Photo 2 is an air-to-air view of a Wellington.

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Terry Ford writes home telling his social and service life. He mentions flights to Rabat, Morocco and Calcutta, India.

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Hopes Douglas is well and provides news of correspondents activities in Cornwall. On the reverse a coastal scene with boats in the foreground and cliffs behind. Titled 'Sunset Combe Martin'

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An air-to-air view of nine B-24s approaching the coast, annotated 1953. On land two airfields, St Merryn and St Eval are annotated.

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Flying log book for R O J Searle, Flight Engineer, covering the period from 25 June 1944 to13 July 1945 and from 17 August 1951 to 14 September 1964.
Detailing his training as a flight engineer and a full tour of operations flown with Bomber…

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Photograph of 13 ladies standing in front of a coach, captioned 'Wives Club outing St Eval'.
Handwritten copy of extract from SROs Christmas Island.
Photograph head and shoulders, from the side, sergeant in flying overalls and flying helmet…

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Formal course photograph, 47 servicemen posed in front of white Lancaster, captioned 'No 55 Course at School of Maritime Reconnaissance, - Aug/Nov '55, RAF St Mawgan, Newquay, Cornwall'. Annotated 'This Lancaster & the rest on the unit were scrapped…

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Photograph of rocky coast line captioned 'The "Boys" at Worth'. Annotated 'From here I went to Uxbridge for my "Demob" suit, on leave from July to Sept 1946'.
Photograph of rural coast line with lattice tower in fore ground, captioned 'Ringstead…

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Colour post card of Sennen Cove annotated with 'The School' and 'Station Headquarters'.
Three small photographs of 20 service personnel informally posed in front of a blast wall, wooden hut and base of an aerial tower in background.
Small head…

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Page of newspaper cuttings on final flight.

Top - newspaper cutting the 'Last Take-off - RAF says goodbye to "the Lanc"' with photograph of airborne Lancaster. Describes how last Lancaster made last operational flight - a tour of Coastal Command…

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Air to ground view a Pentire cliffs and bays (over-exposed)

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Air-to-air view of Lancaster TL-B in light paint scheme flying right over an airfield with runway running from middle right to bottom.

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Watergate bay with coastal cliffs running from middle left to right

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Air-to-air view of Lancaster flying over river Tamar estuary, south of Saltash looking west up the Lynher river. Several ships below.

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Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Log Book
The Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Log Book covering the period 15 June 1941 to the 16 August 1963. Manning qualified first as an Air Gunner on the 4 July 1941 and second as a flight engineer on the 1 September 1941. He was commissioned on the 4…

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He is worried about his son David. Catches up with other family news.

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Tom was born in Stainforth, near Doncaster. His father and two brothers were miners. One of his sisters was in the Auxiliary Territorial Service and the other was a qualified nurse; she became a sister in Barnsley Hospital until she joined the Army.…

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Writes while sunbathing on the beach. Describes life in Newquay mentioning numbers of evacuated children and some aspects of his training. Engages in banter and relates some events. Talks about their car and speculates over his future moves.…

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Writes that he is on his way to Hednesford and talks about leave. He is anxious to see his sons and then goes on with discussion of financial affairs. Mentions waiting for train connections on journey and speculates on new location and course.
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