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Photo 1 is a half length portrait of Clifford Watson in uniform with his mother, annotated 'C.W. with Mum Barnoldswick'.
Photo 2 is Hilda Watson with two civilians, annotated 'Hilda with the skipper and bomb aimer'. Behind is the Thames and a road…

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On 23 August 1947 near Adlington, death of Roy Chadwick in aircraft crash.

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From Air Ministry casualty branch reporting that the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Inquiry Service in Holland had located husband's grave in Venlo. Goes on to describe graves of aircrew recovered from same crash. Mentions some facts about…

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Twenty-one men with nine in front standing in doorway. All wearing suit and tie and forth from left in front row is holding a hat. On the reverse 'At Avro's Chadderton. Roy Chadwick and his design team January 1944. A vital only photo. Harold Rogeson…

OHudsonJD173116-151001-020001.jpg
Contains personal information and postings/locations from joining to discharge on 28 February 1947. Notes that he was reported missing on 27 August 1940, was subsequently interned in Tunisia. Notes he was recommended for commission.

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A torn handwritten envelope to Mrs Wynn postmarked Lincoln.

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Address in Lancashire postmarked Glamorgan.

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On her Majesty's Service envelope. Addressed to Mrs K Wynn postmarked Norwich, Norfolk.

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Five airmen, two in front and three behind all wearing tunic and side caps with training flashes. Ben Openshaw is front left.

On back, handwritten '979 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17'

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PChadwickR19040118.jpg
Four men on steps, two wearing white flying suits and two in coats one with hat. A further man wearing white flying suit stands at the bottom of the steps. Steps with Avro logo stand against the rear cabin door of an Avro Tudor. On the reverse 'Avro…

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Four men standing in line in front of a three engine monoplane with enclosed cabin parked on grass, Registration VH-UXX and 'Faith in Australia' on rear starboard fuselage. There are four signatures over the front fuselage. On the reverse 'Pioneer…

PChadwickR19030011.jpg
Four men standing in line under the engine and port wing of a three engine monoplane with enclosed cabin parked on grass, registration VH-UXX, 'Faith in Australia'. Four signatures above the wing. On the reverse 'Australian pioneer aviator Charles…

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Notice that Frank Hobbs required to join for service on 10 October 1940 at No 10 (Signals) Recruit Centre, Blackpool.

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Seven men and two women stand under the nose of a Lancaster. Two men standing nearer the camera wear suits and bowler hats and one a mayoral chain. Five men wearing suits and ties and two women wearing coats and hats stand in line. In the background…

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…

YMadgettHR1330340v3.pdf
Beginning of the year daily entries describe weather, training and activities at Medicine Hat. Course finished mid February and takes leave to see female friend in United States before travelling to St Johns. Voyage in convoy back to United Kingdom…

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Andy Andrews worked in a gentleman's outfitters shop and volunteered for the Air Force in 1941. He trained at RAF Cardington and Blackpool and after crewing up he flew operations with 10 Squadron from RAF Melbourne. He discusses the members of his…

ATillerF180716.mp3
Fred was too young to get in the Royal Air Force, so he joined the Air Training Corps where they did aircraft recognition and visited various camps. He joined in 1943/44 and went to Lord’s cricket ground where he was evaluated to become an air…

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Geoff Payne has his first experience of the Royal Air Force with the Air Training Corps, at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire, where he had one of his first experiences of military humour. He joined in 1943 at the age of 17 and a half hoping to become a…

AHaighG150902.mp3
George Haigh was already a keen footballer when he volunteered for the Royal Air Force and became a physical training instructor. He was posted to RAF Morecambe where he provided basic training to new recruits. He discusses the mixed level of fitness…

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Gladys Gildersleve was working for a laboratory when she decided to join the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. She began her training at RAF Bridgenorth and at RAF Morecambe. Her first posting was to barrage balloons at Swansea Docks. She eventually…

ACookJ150709.mp3
Jack Cook was born in Mexborough. He left school at 14 and went to work at a Gentlemen’s Outfitters. At 16 he worked on the footplate for LNER. At the age of 18 he volunteered for aircrew and trained as a wireless operator/air gunner; joined 100…

ABurdinJR170206.mp3
James Burdin went at Hutton Grammar School and worked on radio repair and sales. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force but had to wait and joined the Local Defence Volunteers instead. He did some rifle practice, general infantry training and…

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Joyce Colley grew up in Leicestershire and Somerset. She was working as a trainee hairdresser before she was conscripted into the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in 1944. After training she worked as a teleprinter operator in an underground bunker. She…

ABatesP151009.mp3
Philip Bates grew up in Lancashire and joined the Royal Air Force in 1940. He served as ground crew with Coastal Command before remustering as aircrew. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 149 Squadron until his aircraft was shot down and he…
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