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PWardEM16010032.jpg
Top, the left wing and fuselage of Halifax with members of 517 Squadron, in uniform, one row standing on the wing, two rows standing beneath the wing, one row seated and one row sitting on the ground.
Bottom, shows two men in sports kit, running…

PWardEM16010033.jpg
Top, the right wing of the Halifax with members of 517 Squadron in uniform, one row standing on the wing, two rows standing beneath the wing, one row seated and one row sitting on the ground.
Bottom, shows two men in sports kit, running across the…

PWardEM16010036.jpg
Top left, air-to-air photograph of two Halifaxes one behind the other, over the sea, captioned '517 Sq 'Last Epicure'', '1946 Chivenor'.
Top right, air-to-air photograph of Halifax PN460 from front left, captioned '517 Sq 'Last Epicure'', '1946…

BLillieCFLillieCFv1.pdf
Account of the operation to locate a German submarine and shooting down of a United States Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator by a Ju 88 in February 1944. Author is the nose gunner/bomb aimer and describes the operation, attack by fighters, ditching, escape to…

MClydeSmithD39856-160919-04.pdf
Histories of twelve Tiger Moth aircraft flown by Denis Clyde Smith while undergoing ab-initio training at Sywell.

LPayneAJ1315369v1.pdf
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Alan John Payne, navigator, covering the period from 7 November 1942 to 8 August 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war squadron duties. He…

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Notice of postponement of calling up for Albert Cluett.

MCluettAV120946-150515-05.pdf
Issued to Cluett, Albert Victor on 23 November 1940 and contains personal details.

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Group of trainees arranged in five rows. Each individual is named in the caption underneath

PWardEM16010026.jpg
Christmas dinner menu 1945 from RAF Chivenor. 24 signatures on reverse.

LMaltbyDJH60335v1.pdf
Royal Air Force pilot's flying log book for Squadron Leader David Maltby covering the period from 20 August 1940 to 13 September 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Uxbridge, RAF…

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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…

PPettyD1604.jpg
Photo 1 is a trainee Doug Petty sitting on a low stone wall, captioned 'No 21 Initial Training Wing Torquay 1943'.
Photo 2 is a head and shoulders portrait of Doug Petty with a pipe in his mouth, captioned 'Newly commissioned Pilot Officer 1944'.

LHaddowEJ1623118v1.pdf
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…

PWardEM16010037.jpg
A five verse poem recording the end of 517 Squadron's meteorological flights.

PDawsonSR16010192.jpg
Left page.

Title 'June 50'.

Top left - Stephen and Joy Dawson sitting in a garden with baby Christine Dawson. Captioned 'Hesslemount'.

Middle top - a man and woman sitting in a garden with a baby between them.

Top right - a woman in…

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PDawsonSR16010356.jpg
Top left - Christine Dawson wearing dress sitting on grass in garden holding two teddy bears. Top right Christine Dawson behind a toy pram containing wt teddy bears. Captioned for both 'Teddy and Fuzzy Wuzzy, Aug 52'.

Middle left - Christine…

PPettyD1603.jpg
Photo 1 is two trainee airmen standing beside a low wall, behind are palm trees. It is captioned 'Torquay 1943'.
Photo 2 is a head and shoulders portrait of an airman in a khaki top, captioned 'Leeming 1944'.
Photos 3 and 4 are two different groups…

PWardEM16010044.jpg
Formal photograph of 175740 Flying Officer Ron Ward, in uniform, with meteorological observer's half wing. Captioned 'Ron Ward', 'RAF Service August 1944 - 1946', 'Photo 1946, MORLEY'.
Page has hand written log of his flights at Empire Air…

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Frances Valentine kneeling looking up to the left on a sandy beach. In the background sea with land and houses on far side.

LAnsellHT1893553v1.pdf
The log book covers the training and operational duties of Flight Engineer Sergeant Harry Thomas Ansell, from 14 April 1944 to 24 May 1945. He trained at RAF Torquay, RAF St Athan, RAF Stockport and was stationed at RAF Wigsley, RAF Syerston, RAF…

PDawsonSR16010268.jpg
Left page title 'Shebbear, May 52'

Top left - Joy Dawson wearing glasses and jacket standing with another woman in a garden. Top right - Christine Dawson standing feeding chickens. In the background a man wearing boots and flat cap, a shed and…

DWynn146838.pdf
Diary commences on joining Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 3 October 1940 and training at Babbacombe, Newquay and passing out as an aircraft fitter. Posting to RAF Kenley 6 January 1942 and association with fighter pilots Bluey Truscott, Paddy…

PWardEM16010035.jpg
Informal handwritten log with notes of 517 Squadron's flights, records aircraft squadron letter, captain, reason for flight and duration. Starts 24 November 1944, last entry 3 April 1946. Covers flights from RAF Brawdy and RAF Chivenor.
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