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BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

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Head and shoulders portrait of a pilot wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and side cap. Inscribed 'All my love Ian Dec 43’ and in pencil Redding, Rugby'. 'Submitted with caption 'I Denver Dec 1943'.

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Reg Harrison grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and enjoyed watching aircraft when they flew over. He had his first flight as a youngster when he was lent five dollars by a shopkeeper. He volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age and began his…

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Entitled 'Coventry'. Describes German air force attack on the city on 14 November 1940 giving detail of civilian damage and casualties. Compares it with bombing of Genoa and Turin which it claims as military. Includes photographs of damage to…

AMaxwellMI190904.mp3
Margaret was almost twelve years old at the outbreak of World War Two and living in Romford, Essex. She remembers the announcement made by Neville Chamberlain on the radio on September 3rd 1939. Margaret recounts being issued with a gas mask and how…

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A large leafless tree at the side of the road. Coventry Preparatory School (The Swallows) behind.

Identification kindly provided by by Mandy Cox of the Unidentified photos of the British Isles Group.

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Ye Olde Saracens Head at Balsall Common, Coventry. An airman is standing outside holding a pint of beer.

Identification kindly provided by David Perrett of the Unidentified photos of the British Isles Group.

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LFertichF[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Frank Fertich’s Flying Log book as air gunner covering the period from 24 January 1944 to 17 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RCAF Mont Joli (9 B&GS), RAF Wellesbourne Mountford (22…

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Author reports snowbound - best wishes from Lindholme signals types.

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Congratulations on permanent commission. Essential medical and acceptance by 23rd Feb from Bryant

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Congratulations of the offer of a permanent commission From Adams.

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Best wishes from us all Adams

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1er Mai 1941, Message des ouvriers de Coventry aux ouvries Francais

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On the front under Season's Greetings coloured artwork showing a group of three women and a man hauling on rope while a woman wearing overalls and hat stands in charge. In the background a barrage balloon just of the ground below which another group…

LLancasterJO103509v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J O Lancaster covering the period from 6 July 1937 to 15 September 1943. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Anstey, RAF Desford, RAF Sealand, RAF…

LFranklinRH178702v1.pdf
Wireless operators flying log book for Richard Franklin covering the period from 17th February 1943 to 19th July 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Madely (4 Radio School), RAF Wigton…

LCurnockRM1815605v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for R M Curnock, covering the period from 28 July 1943 to 25 February 1944 and from 18 September 1946 to 26 October 1946. He was shot down on 25 February 1944 and became a prisoner of…

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A drinking Licence issued to Dick Curnock RAF Ex-prisoner of war

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Provides dates and family history from their engagement to after the war including John's time as prisoner of war and in hospital after his return. Lists letters and dates and provides locations of where they were written.

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Writes she is leaving to spend 3 or 4 weeks with her parents in Devon. Describes a house she will possibly buy in Chalfont St Giles.

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She writes about her house hunting expeditions, travelling to Chalfont St Giles and Hatfield Peverel but without success in purchasing a house.

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Starts with financial matters but that there is no sign of a house yet despite much searching. Describes life and activities and suggests he address letters to her parents in Devon, Concludes with stating she will have no hesitation in buying a house…

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She writes about moving out of her parents’ home and of searching for a new home for her and Frances, without much success. She is now in Prior Marston for a few weeks and writes about her activities there in house and garden. Reports arrival of…

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Four children, two sitting on the left and two standing by a toy wheel barrow on the right. In the background a wooden fence with tree on the left. On the left a pram. On the reverse 'No 68, To Sgt J R M Valentine, British P/W No 450, Stalag Luft III…
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