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Tags: 1 Group; 11 OTU; 12 Squadron; Advanced Flying Unit; aerial photograph; Air Observers School; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; Battle; Blenheim; bomb aimer; bombing; Bombing and Gunnery School; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); crash; crewing up; Defiant; ditching; flight engineer; Flying Training School; ground personnel; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); Heavy Conversion Unit; Initial Training Wing; Lancaster; meteorological officer; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; navigator; observer; Operational Training Unit; pilot; propaganda; RAF Bassingbourn; RAF Binbrook; RAF Evanton; RAF Kinloss; RAF Odiham; RAF Padgate; RAF St Athan; RAF Wickenby; recruitment; sport; Stirling; take-off crash; training; Wallis, Barnes Neville (1887-1979); Wellington; Whitley; wireless operator
Tags: 102 Squadron; 462 Squadron; Advanced Flying Unit; air sea rescue; aircrew; B-17; bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); Distinguished Flying Cross; Flying Training School; forced landing; Halifax; Halifax Mk 1; Halifax Mk 2; Initial Training Wing; killed in action; mine laying; missing in action; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Operational Training Unit; Oxford; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Bassingbourn; RAF Finningley; RAF Topcliffe; RAF Torquay; Tiger Moth; training; Whitley
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Tags: bombing; childhood in wartime; entertainment; evacuation; Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944); ground personnel; home front; military living conditions; military service conditions; prisoner of war; RAF Coningsby; RAF Halton; RAF Hednesford; RAF hospital Matlock; RAF Metheringham; RAF Wilmslow; training; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
#1 a group of trainees arranged in four rows, captioned ' 'C' flight ISQD 13 ITW Torquay (1943)'
#2 is a head and shoulders portrait of Robert Wilfred Hawkes with a trainees cap.
#3 is three trainee airmen standing…
Top left - woman holding a baby with pram to the right outside a house.
Top centre - a woman holding a child with house in the background.
Top right - woman holding a baby,
Middle left - a young toddler sitting on sand.