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YDexterKI127249v2.pdf
Day by day diary covering events from November 1942 to June 1943. Describes flying at Little Rissington and illness over Christmas 1942 which delayed posting. Eventually posted in January 1943 to 30 Operational Training Unit. Describes events at…

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Ordered 1941 and built by A.V. Roe at Chadderton near Manchester as one of a batch of 620 between November 1943 and June 1943. Twenty of this batch either side of ED 932 (Gibson's aircraft) were modified as type 464 provisioning to enable Barnes…

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Writes of flying including cross country and over Doncaster and Gainsborough as well as scaring farmers ploughing with horses.

[1]DAVID AND THE RAF2 (2).pdf
Account of Wing Commander David Donaldson's RAF career from his early interest in flying and joining the Royal Air Force volunteer reserve in 1934, call up in 1939 and operational tours on 149 Squadron, 57 Squadron, flight commander 156 Squadron…

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A postcard of four aircraft, a Wessex, Dominie, Chipmunk and Bulldog. In the centre is the crest of RAF Finningley.

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Four aircraft from RAF Finningley - a SeaKing, Jet Provost, Dominie and Jetstream. In the centre is a station crest.

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Two-page (undated) letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry has been attached to 106 Squadron for crew training and will be flying in Hampdens. He writes that conditions are better than at Upwood.

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List medals for David Donaldson including Distinguished Service order and bar, Distinguished Flying Cross. Medal for Joyce Donaldson, War Medal 1939-45. Lists RAF Service for David Donaldson from 1934 to demob in November 1945. Lists Joyce…

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Three-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF at his station in Yorkshire including observers being posted to Scotland, training and his social life in Doncaster.

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Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of Reg Whellams in flying uniform, annotated 'Reg Whellems at 25 OTU Finningley'.
Photo 2 is a full length portrait of the same man, annotated '(9, Forster Rd Walthamstow)'.
Page marked '16a'

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Photo 1 is an airmen and two civilians seated on a park bench in Richmond.
Photo 2 is an airman with a camera. He is smoking a pipe and he is standing on snow.
Photo 3 is five airmen seated on steps in front of a wooden building. Three men are…

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Sergeant Stan Rutherford is holding a camera and smoking a pipe.

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Reminisces over his leave and says she is looking forward to his letters from Finningley. Continues with gossip on family and her activities. Mentions she is thinking of plans their future home. Concludes with report that his telegram has arrived.
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