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Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

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Birth certificate for Albion John Turner from Portsmouth district born 6 October 1911, registered 9 October 1911. Copy dated 4 October 1937.

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Letter informing her that her late husband was buried in section D, grave no, 268 in Wilhelmshaven cemetery on 13 September 1939.

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A man wearing a suit stands between two girls by the balustrade of a bridge. In the background, the Elizabeth Tower, Big Ben and part of the Palace of Westminster.

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Three woman standing in a group by the balustrade of a bridge. On the right other pedestrians. In the background, the houses of parliament with the Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben. Scaffolding surrounds the tower.

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Acknowledges receipt of £26 by way of a loan on A J Turners life insurance policy. Life insurance was sum assured £100 and loan to be paid back over six months.

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Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for W C Holmes, covering the period from 18 August 1942 to 18 May 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 512 squadron and transport command. He was stationed at…

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First letter is notice of appointment on a short service commission of 5 years as Flying Officer in the Air Control branch. Second letter confirms arrangements and reporting instructions to RAF Biggin Hill.

This item was provided, in digital form,…

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Mentions anniversary of death of Uncle George December 1942. Daily activities for January and some of February and sporadic entries after that. Writes of going to pictures and walks. Contains some telephone numbers and addresses of friends.

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Offers heartfelt sympathy signed by King George.

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Ticket to investiture at Buckingham Palace - admit one.

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Recollection of Eric Horsham from his early years in Plumstead, training at Lords, Torquay, St Athans, Marston Moor then 102 Squadron at Pocklngton. On one operation they were badly damaged but made a successful forced landing at Woodbridge, assisted…

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Three annotated items:

Item 1 : Photograph of air raid shelter with pets
caption 1 'Air Raid Shelter constructed by a firm called "Troy" in 1938. Left [undecipherable] It was 16' deep with a poisen [sic] gas free escape hatch…

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Contains foreword by the Queen of the Netherlands as well as news about training of Dutch paratroopers, the Dutch merchant Navy, the queen and government of the Netherlands in London, an eyewitness account of the Battle of the Java Sea, an item on…

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Newspaper cutting of an air-to-ground photograph of Lancaster over Trafalgar Square with Nelson's column in centre.

Captioned: 'Legends of the past united as the RAF's last flying Lancaster cruises above Nelson's column during a nostalgic flight…

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Newspaper cutting - 'Lancaster over London - the day Nelson was upstaged by rare glimpse of aviation history'.

Air to ground photograph of Lancaster over Trafalgar Square with Nelson's column in centre. Writes how sound of Lancaster's Merlin…

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Top left - Arthur Pearce in the rear turret of a Lancaster.

Bottom right - Arthur Pearce leaning out of the rear door of a Lancaster rear turret which is rotated fully to port.

Bottom left - newspaper cutting title 'Southwark "Pathfinder" on…

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Top - air-to-air view of six Lancasters in echelon formation with clouds in the background. All have light paint scheme.
Bottom left - ground to air view of formation of 12 Spitfires followed by one six Mosquito aircraft . Building bottom right.…

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Notes that the King will hold investiture at Buckingham Palace on 4 December 1945.

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Top - air-to-air view of five Lancasters in light paint scheme in formation.
Bottom left - air-to-air view of two Lancasters in formation over water.
Bottom middle - side view of Lancaster squadron letters TL in front of a hangar.
Bottom right…

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Top - ground to air view of formation of twelve Lancasters over Nelson's Column. Church steeple on bottom left.
Middle left - air-to-air view of five Lancasters in formation over city of London. River Thames runs left to right through middle. Tail…

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Top - squadron photograph of 156 Squadron personnel arranged in rows in front of hangar. 156 Squadron badge centre front.
Bottom left - air-to-air view of Lancaster over London city with river Thames top right.
Bottom middle - Arthur Pearce…

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Top right - newspaper cutting notes that rain an poor weather nearly led to the cancellation of the RAF Victory fly-past over London. Report by correspondent airborne in formation. Fly-past of 307 planes of RAF and Fleet Air Arm. Notes that 35…

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Top left - air-to-ground photograph showing Trafalgar Square with Whitehall running towards the top.
Top right - air-to-ground view showing Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace on the right.
Bottom - newspaper cutting with photograph showing…

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Top right - newspaper cutting titled 'Gen Spaatz welcomes RAF' with three photographs. Top left photograph of General Spaatz at microphone welcoming RAF to Andrews Field. Also in background Lord Inverchapel, British Ambassador, Col Curtis D Sluman…
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