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ACookJ150709.mp3
Jack Cook was born in Mexborough. He left school at 14 and went to work at a Gentlemen’s Outfitters. At 16 he worked on the footplate for LNER. At the age of 18 he volunteered for aircrew and trained as a wireless operator/air gunner; joined 100…

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Peter Bellingham worked as a post office engineer before volunteering for the Royal Air Force. He trained in Rhodesia and South Africa and completed a tour of operations as a bomb aimer, dropping supplies with 138 Squadron from RAF Tempsford. He…

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Reg Freeth grew up in Wales and worked for the Civil Service in the Labour Exchange before he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He trained as an observer in South Africa and flew operations served as a bomb aimer with 61 Squadron from RAF…

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

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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'.
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EGortonHGortonLCM430715.pdf
He writes of an flying incident with one of his pupils and recounts an evening in the mess with his colleagues.

EGortonHGortonLCM430718.pdf
He writes about his night flying and taking three Home Guard for a flight in his aircraft.

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He writes of their meeting for 24 hours and his journey back to RAF Cark.

EGortonHGortonLCM430726.pdf
He writes of the situation in Italy and his night flying as well as his social life. He also mentions the Commanding Officer of RAF Cark receiving the Air Force Cross from the King.

EGortonHGortonLCM430729.pdf
He writes about his social activities and flying over Bobbington, near Wolverhampton and Rhyl.

EGortonHGortonLCM430730.pdf
He writes about night flying, the weather, and his activities on base at RAF Cark.

EGortonHGortonLCM430802.pdf
He writes of visiting family, his night duty and the weather.

EGortonHGortonLCM430804.pdf
He writes of his family, feeling unwell, his night duties and social activities at RAF Cark.

EGortonHGortonLCM430807.pdf
He writes of his family and his journey to Farnworth and an auction taking place in Bolton. He mentions a colleague who is missing after a operation to Hamburg.

EGortonHGortonLCM430809.pdf
He writes about the social and flying activities on RAF Cark. He also writes of his family and friends.

EGortonHGortonLCM430813.pdf
He writes of a family visit to St Anne’s and films he’s seen recently. He also writes of his journey back to RAF Cark from Blackpool.

EGortonHGortonLCM430816.pdf
He writes of arrangements for his pending 48 hour leave, flying activities and the weather.

EGortonHGortonLCM430819.pdf
He writes that he is missing her and is looking forward to seeing her. He writes about a Lancaster flying low over RAF Cark and of farmers’ difficulties because of the weather.

EGortonHGortonLCM430821.pdf
He writes about the weather and looking forward to seeing his wife on leave.

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He writes of flying activities, lectures and social activities at RAF Cark. He also writes of arrangements for his leave.

EGortonHGortonLCM430828-02.pdf
He writes of his social life and colleagues and gives his thoughts on the state of the Civil Service.

EGortonHGortonLCM430901.pdf
He writes of the weather and colleagues’ postings and domestic arrangements.

EGortonHGortonLCM430903.pdf
He writes of his duties at RAF Cark and domestic and social arrangements.

EGortonHGortonLCM430905.pdf
He writes of his visit to RAF Ternhill, his duties and social activity at RAF Cark.
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