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Reports on arrival of mail from home. Mention spending leave on a farm in Cornwall. Catches up on news from home. Writes that he hates the sight of London and describes why.

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Writes that he sent a birthday cable and says a little about his current situation, that he was getting leave and had applied for a country place in Devon or Cornwall. Mentions types of mail and arrival times. Describes a day out in the country and a…

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Writes that that Pat Hogan was with the Lady Ryder's overseas forces committee. He was with friends and reported that they were looking well and that he would write a line to parents and wives as it was nice to know independently that they are OK.

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Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

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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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Account of John Mitchell's career in the Royal Air Force from Oct 1934 until November 1957. Writes of his early ambitions to fly, and joining the RAF as a wireless operator. Describes his training and early postings to Worthy Down on Vickers…

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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 Shackletons 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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