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ADerringtonAP150715-01.mp3
Dr Arnold Pearce Derrington grew up in Cornwall and joined the University Air Squadron at Exeter. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and completed training at RAF Ansty, South Africa, RAF West Freugh and RAF Moreton in the Marsh, where he trained…

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Jim Auton grew up on Royal Air Force stations and joined the Royal Air Force at seventeen. He trained as a pilot navigator and bomber at RAF Ansty near Coventry, then in South Africa under the Empire Air Training Scheme. He trained on B-24s at Lidder…

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Squadron Leader William Barfoot in dress uniform, sitting at a desk at RAF Castle Bromwich; he wears a navigator’s brevet and two rows of medal ribbons.

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Squadron Leader William Barfoot in dress uniform at RAF Castle Bromwich. He’s wearing a navigator’s brevet and two rows of medal ribbons. A safe is partially visible.

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Squadron Leader William Barfoot featured among a group of officers and senior non-commissioned officers having drinks in the Sergeant’s mess at RAF Castle Bromwich.

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At the top a postponement of calling up for service document with G Bubb service number name and address. Dated 21 MAy 1941. States that recipient should report when ordered, In the meantime will remain in the reserve without pay or allowances and…

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Propaganda booklet about total war containing photographs quotes and text about bombing.

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Leading Aircraftsman Frank Tolley, in uniform, standing beside a car. On the reverse

'1152777 LAC Tolley FS
Block 7, Room 5,
RAF Station,
Bramcote,
nr Nuneaton,
Warwicks.
1942'

LAndersonAA428289v1.pdf
Incomplete pilots flying log book for A A Anderson covering the period from 19 April 1944 to 31 May 1945. Detailing his training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Bitteswell, RAF Bruntingthorpe, RAF Winthorpe, RAF Syerston, RAF…

ADerringtonAP150715-02.mp3
Dr Arnold Pearce Derrington grew up in Cornwall and joined the University Air Squadron at Exeter. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and completed training at RAF Ansty, South Africa, RAF West Freugh and RAF Moreton in the Marsh, where he trained…

AJonesPWA171207.mp3
Oral history interview with Peter William Arthur Jones (b. 1954) about his father Thomas John Jones DFC (b. 1921, 1640434 and 184141 Royal Air Force). Peter Jones discovered a memoir written by his father, Thomas Jones, a flight engineer, just after…

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Propaganda leaflet aimed at the German population. The leaflet compares the Luftwaffe attack on Coventry in 1940 with the RAF attack on Lubeck in 1942. It contrasts the growing destructive capacity of the RAF over that period with the relative…

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Three quarters portrait of three soldiers standing by a railing in front of a brick building. Tom Jones is in the centre. On the reverse 'Homeguard '40 Birmingham'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Tom Jones, captioned on the reverse ' 1934 Thomas Jones 100, Mapleton Rd, Hall Green, Birmingham'.

MTwellsE171780-151026-33.pdf
Envelope and card addressed to Ernie Twells, inviting him to the wedding of Beatrice Marshall and Arthur Brittain.

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Forty aircrew in five rows wearing tunic and side caps. In the background the end of a hut with slatted window. Names captioned at the bottom. On the reverse notes on subsequent history of several people in the photograph. Photograph was supplied by…

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Jan Black Stangryciuk was born in Poland but his family emigrated to Argentina in 1934. He volunteered to travel to England to join the Royal Air Force in 1939. He recounts his journey, why he made this decision and how he joined the RAF. He was…

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Jo Lancaster grew up in Cumbria and joined the Air Force as soon as he was able. After training as a pilot he flew a tour of operations with 40 Squadron from RAF Alconbury. He then became an instructor before his second tour flying Lancasters with 12…

EGortonHGortonLCM440912.pdf
He writes of a journey through Birmingham and of domestic arrangements.

LMaltbyDJH60335v1.pdf
Royal Air Force pilot's flying log book for Squadron Leader David Maltby covering the period from 20 August 1940 to 13 September 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Uxbridge, RAF…

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Front addressed to Mrs Caunter-Jackson. From [..] Jackson. On the reverse stamps and postmark Coventry 21 December 1943.

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In spring 1940, Ronald Davies joined the RAF to train as a pilot. Following initial training, he was posted to America but was dismissed after crashing a Cessna. Following Pearl Harbour, he trained as a navigator in Port Albert, Canada, but upon…
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