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PCothliffKB17030043.jpg
A sketch map of the lights on runway 06/24 at RAF Middleton St George.

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A full frame vertical aerial photograph of a Lancaster flying over a heavily bombed V-1 site.
On the reverse 'KB745 VR-V 419 Sqn Middleton St Geo attacking V1 site July 1944.
Lost 5/10/44 crashed into high ground on Op to Norway'

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The port and rear of Lancaster KB700 after a fire. Three airmen are sitting on top of the fuselage. Two are looking out through a hole in the side.

LNewsome[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Flight Sergeant W.B. Gracie’s Flying Log Book, from 6th September 1943 to 5th August 1944, recording training and operations as a Flight Engineer. Based at RAF Croft (1664 Conversion Unit) and 431 RCAF Squadron) and RAF Tholthorpe (425 RCAF…

LKluva[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
A flying log book created for Kluva, temporary sergeant and assistant wireless operator, flight engineer and navigator, covering the period from 8 December 1942 to 20 June 1944. He was stationed at RAF Middleton St George and RAF Graveley. Aircraft…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-025.pdf
The news-sheet covers the return of prisoners of war and issues that they will face, POW letters from the Far East, Prisoners and Parliament, Camp visits by the YMCA, Prison Camps as schools of Citizenships, Next-of-kin Parcels, International Red…

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Three photographs, first Jack with sister Ethel sitting on low wall grass bank in background, reverse captioned 'Sunderland 1946 sister Ethel, Roker.
Second Jack with daughter and wife, sitting on low wall, grass bank in background, reverse…

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Three photographs, first of Jack sitting in a car, captioned 'Debden 1950 Not our car!!'.
Second of Jack standing with three other individuals in garden with house in background, reverse captioned 'Tom, Dad, Self, Conrad, about 1946/7'.
Third is…

MSharrockR2210141-180309-01.pdf
A brief history of 428 Squadron, formed at Dalton on 7 November 1942, part of No. 4 Group then transferred to No. 6 Group at Middleton St George. Some of the operations are discussed, as are the aircraft flown by the squadron. There is a list of…

LSharrockR2210141v1.pdf
Flying log book for R Sharrock, flight engineer, covering the period from 22 March 1944 to 17 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Dishforth and RAF Middleton St George. Aircraft flown in were:…

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Jack as a schoolboy, standing in front of a shop window, school cap, a tie and shorts. On the reverse '1936 - 37, High Street East, East End, Sunderland. Junior Technical School'.

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A memoir by Jack of his life before and service in the R.A.F. up to 1942. Has his comments on postings and events up to 1942.

LPaineGH1894345v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for G H Paine, covering the period from 4 January 1945 to 25 July 1949. Detailing his flying training, post war squadron duties with 511 squadron and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Anstey, RAF Guinea Fowl, RAF…

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Congratulates the pilot officer on his award of Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Before joining the Royal Air Force on 4 February 1942, Ernie worked as an apprentice joiner. On being called up he went to Blackpool for training, which included Morse code. Following training at different places he then attended the advanced flying…

LBeethamMJ[Ser#-DoB]v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Michael James Beetham, covering the period from 5 December 1945 to 18 July 1952. Detailing his post war squadron duties, staff duties, flying training and instructor duties and flew the victory day fly past and good will…

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Bob Sharrock was the son of a miner. He worked as a milkman delivering milk via a hand cart until he was given the privilege of a pony and trap. Bob then went to work as a lab technician for a gas company before he volunteered for the RAF. He trained…

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Henry Shackleton listened to Chamberlain’s speech on the radio and hoped to be a Spitfire pilot. He began his training and was selected as a flying instructor and was posted to Canada. On his return to the UK he was posted to his operational…

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Ken Hayton’s father, George Stanley Hayton (Stan), worked worked for Lloyds Bank. In 1940 Stan left his post to join the Royal Air Force; Ken recalled going to Durham station to see his father off, travelling to start basic training at RAF Padgate.…

PCulkinJ1702.jpg
Jean Culkin grew up in Sunderland and worked as a tea girl and then a typist in a reserved occupation. She discusses her life and her wedding to her husband, John George Mackel Culkin. He was an apprentice at RAF Halton before becoming a fitter…

AAn00086-150722.mp3
This interviewee was working at Chatham dockyard before he was accepted by the RAF as a mechanic. He then remustered as a flight engineer which fulfilled his hopes to be accepted as aircrew. While waiting for a place on the training course at St…
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