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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "England--Croydon"

EPerryWRPPerryHE430714.pdf
Wishes her happy birthday. Explains he did not write the previous day as he had a long flight (11 hours 15 minutes) and was very tired. Catches up with mail received and family gossip and other matters. Mention future plans and that his commission…

PDoxseyJA18010055.jpg
Top - view from air of houses, buildings and hangars. Captioned 'Landing at Croydon'.
Bottom left - front quarter view of a civilian twin engine aircraft (Airspeed Consul). Captioned 'Consul snowed up at Zurich, Feb 47'.
Bottom right - view from…

BMannAMannAv5.pdf
Starts with early life and interest in aviation, including photographs of pre WW2 aircraft seen at Croydon airport. Recollects going to last open day at RAF Biggin Hill. Continues account of events of lead up to and start of the war. Writes a little…

MDyerJH1217992-160108-01.pdf
Note from his niece which gives outline of operation to Berlin on 2 January 1944. Mentions that Missing Research and Enquiry Service contacted his parents with news that his remains had been found and he and rest of crew were buried in the village of…

SNolanJF150621v10043-0001.jpg
Report on processes. Letter on reverse concerning orders.

SNolanJF150621v10040-0001.jpg
Report of where riveting is carried out in factory and how it is conducted. Includes heat treatment control. On the reverse letter concerning an order.

SNolanJF150621v10038-0001.jpg
Covers degreasing operations in factory. On the reverse a letter accepting price quoted.

BRhodesG-KPayneAv1.pdf
A description of their time during the war by their daughter. Her father joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in September 1940. He was captured by the Japanese in Singapore, 1942. He was released on 12 September 1945 and came home on…

BThickettPSaundersEJv10003.jpg
A biography written by his daughter about her father. It describes his early years but mainly his time in the RAF.
Photo 1 is of EJ Saunders.
Photo 2 is EJ Saunders cycling on an egg and spoon race.
Photo 3 is his Mother, Francis and…

PChadwickR19020048.jpg
Three men standing in line by the nose of a single engine biplane registration G-EBOV. On the right a hangar and in the background right a man with trees behind. Captioned 'Roy Chadwick not long after "The Accident" with Bert Hinkler and R J Parrott…

PDeverellCRE1901.jpg
Colin Deverell was born in Croydon. Upon leaving school, he worked for Oliver Typewriter Company, where he gained engineering skills to become an amateur rigger for Imperial Airways, before finding employment with Rollaston Aircraft Services in 1939.…

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SArrowsmithHL571013v10017.jpg
Cutting 1 is a side view of a DH86 Express airliner being waved off by a small group of spectators, captioned 'Waving Good-Bye to the first aeroplane to leave Croydon on the new London to Scandinavia service. It took off at 9 o'clock this morning and…
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