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Frederick Bowman was born in Sydney in 1924. He was a member of the Air Training Corps, and when he was eighteen he joined the Air Force. He went to Kingaroy for basic training, and did his wireless course at Maryborough, and Evans Head for bombing…

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Edward Cayhill was the eldest of eight children and with his father’s encouragement was hoping to go to university. His father died in 1938 which meant that the university dream was cancelled and Edward went to work as a Civil Servant in the…

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In spring 1940, Ronald Davies joined the RAF to train as a pilot. Following initial training, he was posted to America but was dismissed after crashing a Cessna. Following Pearl Harbour, he trained as a navigator in Port Albert, Canada, but upon…

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The first photograph is a group of 20 airmen arranged in two rows in front of a building. Captioned 'No 2 A.F.U. Millom. Mar 1942 Cushway, Humphrey, Rolf, Obbard, Chapman, Yates, Howe, Curle, Brewer, Eastwood,
Avery, Lovell, Gorfunkle, Alexander,…

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Histories of twelve Tiger Moth aircraft flown by Denis Clyde Smith while undergoing ab-initio training at Sywell.

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Informal flying log of Roy Ward's flights as a Meteorological Observer from No 2 (O) AFU, RAF Millom and from No 1674 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF Aldergrove from August to November 1944.
Photograph of three men sitting in shorts and vests on a stony…

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Ken and Margaret (his eventual wife) standing by a road sign to Troutbeck in the Lake District.

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Six photographs from an album.
Six views of the lakes, captioned 'The Lake District. Whilst stationed at No 2 (Observers) A.F.U. Millom, Cumberland, I visited the Lake District for a weekend. I spent one night at Coniston and the next day went on to…

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Air-to-air view of a single engine two seat biplane registration G-EBPH. Captioned 'Avro "Gosport" which landed on Helvellyn 1926, Bert Hinkler at the controls. Photo by courtesy A V Roe & Co Ltd'.

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Photo 1 is a group of 16 trainees airmen arranged in two rows, captioned 30 OTU Hixon 30-4-44.
Photo 2 is a group of 65 airmen arranged in five rows, captioned '10 AGS Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness 3-12-44
Photos 3 and 4 are of six airmen in…

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Andrezj Jeziorski holding a propeller. Information supplied with the collection states the aircraft is a Wellington at RAF Silloth, No 60 Training Unit, 1945.

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An aerial photograph of Rockall taken during a training flight. Information supplied with the collection states 'Coastal Command; Nr. 6 OTU, RAF Silloth 1945. Training flight to Rockall'.

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Air-to-air view of rear quarter view of a four engine bomber with squadron letters 'AJ-P' and registration NX673' airborne at low level with fields below. The aircraft carries a mocked up bouncing bomb for the filming of 'The Dam Busters'.
On the…

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Summary of bombing operations with 433 Squadron from 11 August 1944 to 26 March 1945, Flew as flight engineer on Halifax and then converted to Lancaster December / January 44/45.
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