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The service record of Albert Thomas Smith covering the period from his enlistment on 15 January 1926 to discharge on 23 March 1953. It includes reference to Albert being twice mentioned in despatches and being awarded the British Empire Medal and the…

Left page: top, the Luftpost, numbers 10 and 18.
Middle, left report of an aircraft landing on a car.
Middle centre, woman holding a baby, reports of engagements and births of babies.
Bottom left, report of the death of Lieutenant Geoffrey William…

Left page; top, view across tennis courts to Headington School, Headington road, Headington, Oxford.
Bottom, a group of 13 girls and a teacher taken in the main assembly hall of Headington school.
Right page: top a group of 13 children and a…

Left page: top left, abstract from sailing log.
Top right a fjord.
Centre right, mountains and a river.
Bottom left, a ship, the Lamport and Holt lines TSS Vandyck. It is annotated '938 to Norway'.
Bottom right, a drawing of the Church of St…

Left page: reports of various rowing events.
Right page: reports from the Henley Royal Regatta.


Left page: top left, abstract from ships' log; top right, shields of Oxford Universities.
Bottom, a class of 21 girls annotated 'Davenport Spring term 1936 (my last)'.
Right page: top left, report of a dance, top right a rural scene of mountains;…


Left page: a report and family group following Queen Elizabeth's coronation, annotated, 'Ursula Hartley, Middlewych St Albans'.
Right page: reports of various sporting events together with a report of the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Lansdowne Tabor…

Pilot's flying log book for Robert 'Bob' Victor Keeling covering the period 15 June 1939 to 30 June 1943. Details his training and operational duties. Bob flew 27 night operations, 15 as second pilot to Pilot Officer Deacon, Sergeant Prior and…

Covering the period 3 December 1941 to 1945 it details Jack's initial training, sailing from New Zealand to Canada and subsequent train journey, visiting a fox farm, canoeing, taking exams and getting the results and trips in the snow. Qualifying as…

Jack's wife recollecting meeting Jack, their marriage and her later life. She describes meeting with Jack's surviving crew members, pilot Tom Dykins, Sergeant Bert Price, Sergeant Doug Looms and Stan Jones, who had been held as prisoners of war after…

Providing details of of the air operation following which her husband, Warrant Officer John 'Jack' Crawford, had been reported missing. Advising that Jack had been held in high regard and that his personal belongings had been safeguarded and would be…

Expressing sympathy on the news that Warrant Officer John 'Jack' Crawford had been reported missing. Requesting that any news received by Jack's wife be passed on.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better…

Replying to Jack's wife assuring her that all possible steps are being taken to obtain information regarding Jack's death, including from Pilot Officer Dykins.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better…

A summary of Len's early life and service career. Gives details of the crash landing of a Wellington bomber in which he died.

Bill Foskett’s Flying Log Book from 20th March 1942 until 9th August 1943. Training started at 3 EFTS before moving to training bases in America. Returned to England to 15 OTU from July 1943.
Served at RAF Shellingford, Souther Field USA, Cochran…

Correspondence returning John's flying log book and a piece of war medal ribbon to which he was entitled, his RAF service health records, a certified copy of his attestation, a signed farewell menu from 47 Squadron and his service and release…

R W Slaughter’s Flying Log Book detailing operations and training flown as Air Gunner covering the period 15 October 1942 to 17 August 1943. He was stationed at RCAF MacDonald (3 Bombing & Gunnery School), RAF Upper Heyford (16 OTU), RAF Wigsley…

He has moved station. He has been busy on operations but force landed at North Weald. He has sent laundry and asks for a towel.

Bill Siddle's time in the RAF pieced together by research. He was a pilot who flew the Lancaster with 9 and 83 Squadrons. He was commissioned in 1944, was awarded the DFC and Bar and completed more than 60 operations. He left the service in 1946 and…
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