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LKeenEDL1451093v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for E D Keen, flight engineer, covering the period from 30 July 1943 to 18 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF…

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Writes that he has tonsillitis but is getting treatment. Mentions war situation in Egypt and that he might be sent there for operations. Comments on training they were getting with lectures and shooting with various weapons. Catches up with…

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Thanks them for parcel and comments on contents. Includes addresses that he could remember and promised to send others later. Continues with family matters. Says he had no idea when he will move on.

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Mentions he recently sent a telegram and it would not be long before he saw them as he had seven days leave coming. Asks for news of friends and asks about food shortages at home. Mentions items he had brought back. Explains what he is doing and his…

LHansonJE46968v1.pdf
Flying log book for J E Hanson, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 3 January 1939 to 1 October 1942. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Finnningley, RAF Upper Heyford, RAF Lindholme, RAF…

BPayneTPGunningFVv1.pdf
A biography of Vivian, born in Beaminster in 1920. He trained at Aldergrove and served at Bassingbourne, Wattisham, West Raynham, Watton then Wyton. Losses were high. He was shot down near Le Bourget, his two crew members dying with him. Additional…

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Seven men, four standing behind and three squatting in front. All wear battledress with half brevet and side caps except centre front who has pilot's brevet and peaked cap. They are standing in snow with a building in the background.
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Reports arrival of very welcome cakes. Asks after friends and family and writes of future plans to visit Dorset with engineer. Mentions listening to radio for home news and and other domestic financial matters. says he owes other friends/family…

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Writes that he is on leave and they were having beautiful weather. Relates his journey on leave via Hull and Leeds and tells of his activities. Mentions a day in London and catches up with news of friend who had transferred to Mosquito and had many…

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Thanks him for cable and that he had just finished the last of his leave. Mention staying on base until the rest of his crew apart from one were buried at Harrogate. The other crew member's body was sent to Dorchester for a private funeral. Writes of…

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An RAF officer wearing overcoat and peaked cap riding on a motorbike with sidecar. In the background a wall and monument with sea beyond. Submitted with caption 'Dad Poole Harbour may 1946'.

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Thanks her for her letter concerning her husbands bank account and they were in communication with the Air Ministry about her financial position.

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Informs her that Air Ministry has instructed them to issue sums due to her husband in respect of RAF pay and asks for details of his bank account.

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Talks of his joining the RAF and early training at Cardington, Bournemouth and Halton. Trained as fitter and posted to RAF Scampton on Hamden with 49 Squadron. Tells many stories of life as groundcrew at Scampton. Includes John Hannah VC, losing…

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Deals with matter of overpayment of uniform allowance.

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Writes of overpayment of uniform allowance and suggest paying back in instalments.

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A man wearing blazer and shorts sitting on top of a wooden fence with open ground in the background. On the reverse 'Harold Fry on top of Ballard Down, Swanage, 1935'.

BPerkinsFWJPerkinsFWJv1.pdf
Covers joining the RAF, training as an engineer and first posting to RAF Christchurch which undertook radar research. Writes of life and flying as observer in Fairey Battle on radar measurement flights. The unit then moved to RAF Defford. Goes on to…

SDaviesLA1581024v10005.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for F D Jones, covering the period from 27 March 1942 to 12 April 1944. Detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RAF Theale, RCAF Moncton, Ponca City, RAF Harrogate, RAF Hern, RAF Tern Hill, RAF Tatenhill, RAF…

LMooreD1603117v3.pdf
Ministry of Civil Aviation personal flying log book for D Moore, covering the period from 8 November 1946 to 10 July 1949. He flew with Silver City airways from London Heathrow and Blackbushe, with Flota Area Mercante Argentina from Beunos Aires,…
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