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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "England--Sussex"

Photo 1 is Ray sitting on a promenade wall with a dog.
Photo 2 is Dorothy sitting on a beach, annotated 'Bridlington'.
Photo 3 is Ray sitting on a beach.
Photo 4 is Ray standing in a park, annotated 'Horley'.
Photo 5 is Dorothy standing by the…

Document containing five photographs:
1 - Six aircrew wearing battledress with brevet and peaked or side caps standing and squatting in two rows in front of a Lancaster bomber. Captioned 'Lancaster at Skellingthorpe July 1945. Back row (L-R) Bruce…

Left page - left - cadets and officers on parade being inspected. In the background trees and a building. right - a wing commander RAF and an ATC officer speaking to a cadet on parade. In the background trees and a building. Captioned '261 SQDR Air…

Three verses poem about fear, despair and resulution.

Two verse poem about Sussex and love.

Contrasts hopelessness, loneliest and death with the joy of love.

Two verse poem about bombing.

On the front a photograph of a group of men with facial burns standing around a seated man. Inside a message from the president of the Guinea Pig Club, Sir Archibald H McIndoe and a cartoon of men cavorting and gathered in a hospital ward. Captioned…

Summary of bombing operations with 433 Squadron from 11 August 1944 to 26 March 1945, Flew as flight engineer on Halifax and then converted to Lancaster December / January 44/45.

John Allnutt and the Rogers sisters, left to right, Sylvie, Valerie, Audrey. They lived in Portslade, Sussex. John spent some of his UK leave there.

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List of events covering joining the RAF, selection for pilot, training and start of operations.

They write expressing their sympathy that her husband has been reported missing and to inform her to whom she needs to communicate regarding her official allowances if she needs to do so.

The three are sitting on a blanket at the seaside, identified as Beachy Head, Eastbourne, August 1950.

A group of trainee airmen arranged in six rows. F G Bower is in the front row, third from left. On the reverse each individual is named.

Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two women on the promenade.
Photo 2 is the same two women joined by an older lady in a wheelchair and Sam Saunders's father.
Photo 3 is Sam Saunders's father and another man at the same spot on the…

Head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing unbuttoned battledress with pilot's brevet asleep. Captioned 'Asleep in the troop train Retford to Brighton'.

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Two men wearing battledress with pilot's brevet. The man on left sits on railings and wears a peaked cap. The man on the right wears side cap and has hand in pocket. In the background a promenade with people walking to left and buildings. Captioned…

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Two men wearing battledress with pilot's brevet standing side by side. The man on the left wears a side cap and the man on the right a peaked cap. Behind them railings alongside a promenade with people walking. In the background buildings. Captioned…

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Four men all wearing battledress and side caps. All have pilot's brevet and are standing in a row in a street with terraced houses in the background. In the background left a women looks back at them. On the reverse addressed 'Mrs Alec McBean, 65…

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Four men all wearing battledress and side caps. All have pilot's brevet and are standing in a row in a street with terraced houses in the background. In the background left a women looks back at them. Captioned 'J Walker, J Joyes, H Voit & Self -…

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. 117. F/O Fulton. 427'

On the front, a front quarter view of a single engine biplane with floats on beach at water's edge. Bottom right a group of men and at sea behind a small boat with a man in the stern. Captioned '100 h.p. "Avro" Waterplane, On Brighton shore, after…

On the front, a side view of a single engine biplane with enclosed cabin. In front on the left three men and a further to man to the right by the tail. To the right a hangar with open doors. Captioned '"Avro" Biplane, Enclosed Type, British Record 24…

A biography of Jim Tyrie. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and learned to fly on Tiger Moths. He was shot down on his 7th operation over Berlin. In POW camp he was described as a dedicated tunneller. There is a list of the camps he was kept in…

Nine photographs from an album.
Photos 1 and 4 are head and shoulder images of Peter, captioned 'Self -escape photos 1944'.
Photos 2,3, 5 and 6 are head and shoulders of Gwen, captioned 'Gwen WRNS 1942'.
Photo 7 is a diver being suited up with the…
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