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Notes place of aircrew selection board on 10/03/43 and lists all course undertaken, promotion dates, flying times on operational aircraft and last medical board.

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A large number of airmen sitting and standing in three rows. All are wearing tunic ands side cap apart from one officer centre of front row wearing peaked cap. In the background a three story building with name 'Palace Hotel'. On the reverse of the…

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Navigator’s air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for E J Haddow covering the period from 28 November 1943 to 26 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Wratting…

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Green card '9th Oct 1940/Torquay Paignton'

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Writes that he would be leaving for Rhodesia in a couple of weeks and have option of sea or air. Mentions visiting relatives in Somerset and catches up with family news and tells of activities. Also mentions a visit to Torquay to see friends. Says…

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Letter from people in Paignton that Donald visited when stationed in local area. Recounts that he payed a surprise visit and subsequently they received a card saying the he had 'arrived in Germany'. He had asked them to write which they intended to…

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Thanks her for letters and parcel of cigarettes and sweets. Says Christmas parcel she mentioned sent via him to has not arrived yet and advises sending any others direct. Writes of £10 she sent and mentions what he did with it. Still at Paignton and…

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Thanks her for recent letters. Commiserates over bad news about a friend. Catches up with other family news. Mentions that he had a weeks leave and went to Scotland to visit friends and family. Describes visit in some detail and catches up with…

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Sends Christmas seasons greetings. Writes he continues on his courses and is getting ready for exams. Would be sorry to leave current location as next one would be colder. Describes social and work activities.

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Writes that he has now moved to near Torquay and has started his pilot's course. Describes local area and accommodation. Thanks her for forwarding cash. Catches up with family/friends news. Mentions Rhodesian casualties in Egypt. Writes that they are…

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List of twenty-nine letters sent by Donald Baker to his mother between June 1940 and September 1941. Also notes he was shot down on 5 November 1941.

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Stars in June 1940 based on letters written to his mother. Tells of life in Rhodesia before being called up and travelling to England, Discusses war as well as work and social life and initial training in Rhodesia. Goes on to describe a little of…

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Flying Officer T.A. Ford’s RAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book, from 8th October 1950 to 3rd September 1953, detailing his service as a pilot and flying instructor with 24 Squadron RAF and 10 and 12 Reserve Flying Schools. Aircraft in which flown: Tiger…

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Pilots flying log book for Peter Anthony Latham, covering the period from 22 February 1945 to 24 January 1948. Detailing his post war flying training and flying duties with 26 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Perth, RAF Cranwell, RAF Keevil, RAF…

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Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for J W Quine, covering the period from August 1942 to 18 January 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 582 squadron. He was stationed at Miami, RCAF Edmonton,…

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Bob Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia. He recalls moving to the family farm in 1932 and being a member of the Air Cadets during his school years. Upon leaving school, Smith undertook training as a bank clerk. Following the events of Pearl…

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Flying log book for J S B Tyrie covering the period from 1 July 1939 to 9 August 1959. Detailing his flying training and operations flown Following which he was shot down 9 April 1941 and became a prisoner of war. Returning to flying duties 25 May…

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Writes she was glad he rang previous evening and mentions new year's eve party activities of sister and friends. Writes of plans for journey home and that she is sending a parcel of items she cannot get into suitcase. Concludes by mentioning…

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Writes that she has received three letters from him, is glad he is feeling better and hopes ENT specialist will come soon and release him. Says she and daughter will be home next day and hopes he will be soon as well. Discusses home electric matters…

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Writes that she has received three letters from him, is glad he is feeling better and hopes ENT specialist will come soon and release him. Says they will be home next day and hopes he will be soon as well. Discusses home electric matters and says she…

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Writes that she is sending cuttings from the Times. Describes her daily activities and that she has caught a cold and had breakfast in bed. Mentions preparations for new year's eve and that she will travel back home on following Tuesday. Writes of…

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Thanks him for his letter and describes her activities; including a walk to Sunny Cove where waves were breaking over rocks, Mentions her sisters latest boyfriend, plans for that afternoon walk and warm weather. Concludes by saying if there is frost…

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Writes that she has had three letters from him as well as speaking to him by telephone and answers a couple of points raised. Continues with discussion of his future with violin lessons. Mentions her and daughter activities and that he has decided…

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Writes she has had no letter from him and hopes it is not due to complications in his condition. She would like to ring him but the cost of 9 shillings a time would effect her saving plans. Mentions house is now quiet as visitors have left and…

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Writes that it was grand to hear his voice and that danger for throat infection was over. Continues with long description of family activities on Christmas day including going out in a motor boat, lunch, opening presents with description of many,…
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