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Hazel Carby discusses her father Carl's early life in Jamaica, his experiences training in Canada and serving as aircrew in the RAF, and how he and his family were treated in London in the post war period.

She also discusses her research into her…

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Chart shows route for one flight. It has an inscription which reads 'No 576 Squadron, R.A.F. Fiskerton to Delft, 30 Apr 45, Lancaster G for George, Crew: Pilot F/O. Everitt, Nav Sgt B A Gilbert, BA Sgt T Royall, Eng F/S Kitchen, W/Op P/O. T…

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An order form, the items available included books, pamphlets, ties, badges, log books, post cards and magazines. Not dated.

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An account of how the need for Operation Manna arose, how negotiations with the German accupying forces proceeded, how the operation was announced to the Dutch people and a summary of the Operation.

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An account of how the operation came about and evolved. Describes the events leading up to the need for food relief in Holland, a brief account of how the operation was set up and executed.

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A detailed account of the visit made by a group ex aircrew who took part in Operation Manna who had been invited for a five day visit to commemorate Operation Manna.

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Produced by 'Registration Research', it uses information from the squadron's operational record books. It records the major operations, gives periodic reviews, lists the changes in Officer Commanding and records events in the Squadron's history.

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RAF form 2520A records that Ted Leaviss served from 8 Nov 43 to 1 April 47, was an Air Gunner and served in India from 10 December 45 to 10 January 1947.

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Certificate no 33277 that records that Ted qualified for his A,B and C certificates.

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Received when appointed a Warrant Officer in the RAF. Signed by the Secretary of State for Air .

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Proficiency Certificate awarded by No 1827 Arnold and Woodthorpe Squadron and a Certificate of Service awarded for the period 19 Jan 1943 to 27 November 1943 and also that he was considered suitable for training in Pilot, navigator and bomb aimer…

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Ted Leaviss's certificate stating that he did not need to attend school and could be in full time employment.

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An airman wearing battledress and parachute harness holding canvas bag standing in front of wooden wall. Submitted with caption 'Pat in training'. On the reverse 'taken in Scotland some time ago just prior to a flip. For once the run is apparently …

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Six aircrew in flying equipment posed in front of aircraft left mainwheel, on the reverse. 'Enstone Jan 45 L to R, Mac, Diker, Yours truly, Rus or Joe, Darby, Jock'.

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Large group of men and women outside a large building. On the reverse, 'Officers Mess Scampton.'

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Arthur Harris wearing blazer with meals coming down stairs accompanied by a lady. Submitted with caption 'Harris'. On the reverse 'Marshall of the RSF Sir Arthur "Butch" Harris, AOC Bomber Command 1942-1945 May 1981 B.C. Reunion at Grosvenor House…

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Seven men, four standing behind and three squatting in front. All wear battledress with half brevet and side caps except centre front who has pilot's brevet and peaked cap. They are standing in snow with a building in the background.
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Three men standing leaning against a brick building all with hands in pockets. Man on the left wears battledress and side cap. An officer in the centre wearing battledress with half brevet and peaked cap. Sergeant on the right wears tunic with half…

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A certificate from G. Q. parachute company appointing Flight Sergeant P J Hogan RAAF to be a member of the G Q Club. At top colour artwork showing a man on parachute against blue sky with white clouds.

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Writes a little of recent activities and discusses state of parcels on arrival. Writes about fatalism of aircrew and then goes on to describe recent leave in Sussex and Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland then finishing in Sheffield.

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Catches up with recent mail. Says not to worry about life insurance and catches up with her news and other gossip of doings. Concludes with cricket commentary.

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Says that things are going along fine but doing a bit more work and finds it interesting. Mentions seeing 'Blythe Spirit' and comments on surface mail. Poor photocopy cannot with start too faint to read.

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Catches up with recent mail and mentions that many colleagues have not had much mail. Catches up on her activities at home and mentions shows he had seen. Says he had a small celebration recently.

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Writes that mail has caught up with him. Mentions Jim had been in hospital. Says he had been shifted about and describes activities on recent weekend in local town. Mentions chapel is only a few huts away from his and they have mass a couple of time…

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Writes that he had just returned from leave in Cornwall of which he gives some details. Says not much he can write about but he had met many chaps of his acquaintance who he mentions.
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