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A view along the Devon coast to Sidmouth.

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47 airmen and naval officers arranged in four rows outside the hotel. They are a mixture of pilots and other airmen from both forces.

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A view of Ladram Bay, near Sidmouth.

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A view of the rear of the hotel, used by the RAF for training.

The recollections of Henry Sturrock of his time as a Flight Engineer flying in the Halifax with No 640 Squadron at Leconfield, he flew his first operation on 12 September 1944 and his last on 2 March 1945, he flew on 35 operations.
He also recounts…

A letter sent to Margaret Elizabeth Pring regarding the will of Alfred Stanley Pring.

Four rows of trainees arranged in front of St John the Apostle church, Montpellier road, Torquay.

Recalls Harry's joining the RAF and describes his initial, then basic and advanced aircrew training. Follows move to operational training unit, and joining 102 Squadron flying Whitley. Mentions operations to Berlin, Stettin and Duisburg. Converted to…

13 handwritten pages, Margaret describes in some detail her early life and service in the WAAF as a nurse.

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Full length image of an airman wearing tunic with sergeant rank and bomb aimer brevet, and side cap, sitting on a stone wall holding a book.

12 photographs from an album.
#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…

Course photograph of a large group of airmen wearing flying suits sitting and standing in four rows. A officer wearing tunic and peaked cap and a corporal with side cap sit centre of front row. In the background trees.

Course photograph of a large group of airmen wearing tunics and side caps sitting and standing in four rows, Two officers sit in centre of front row. Names are captioned below and James Doughty is sitting front row first on the right.

Course photograph of a large group of airmen wearing tunics and side caps sitting and standing in five rows. In the background trees and building. James Doughty is sitting front row 4th from the right. Additional information concerning this item was…

Writes of jumping into the sea and relates his and a colleagues experiences, including being watched by holiday makers. Concludes with a little gossip and a sketch of a sergeant pushing a man into the sea.

Writes that had not replied to her letter but it had only just arrived (envelope enclosed showing address changes chasing him around). Comments on his training activities which include swimming and dinghy drill.

Thanks her for postal order. Writes of his routine during training in Torquay. Mentions recent journey back to base.

42 airmen arranged in three rows. The majority are trainees with officers and instructors at the front. On the reverse 'J. Oates Top Row 2nd right'.

A group of 15 airmen arranged in three rows. They are all wearing Sidcot suits, boots, gloves and carrying flying helmets. On the reverse 'J. Oates Front 2nd Left'.

Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for L Hadfield, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 14 March 1941 to 6 May 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF…

An older woman with baby on her lap. On the reverse '1952,Paignton, Ann V [...] & Sarah'.
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