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Flight Officer William Anderson began his service in the Royal Air Force at the age of eighteen when he signed up in Edinburgh. In this interview he speaks about his training, reporting to Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, being paid at the London…

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Betty Turner served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force with Bomber Command at 92 Group Headquarters, Winslow, and later at RAF Great Massingham, reaching the rank of leading aircraftswoman. She recounts living in chilly stables, being quite bored…

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Vic Farmer volunteered for the Royal Air Force at eighteen and trained as a navigator in South Africa. He describes his experiences of crewing up and serving in 550 squadron, RAF North Killingholme. He saw action on D-Day, and participated in…

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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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Barbara Bulleyment worked at a department store in Boston until she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and was initially stationed at 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford and then 209 Maintenance Unit at Broughton. She recounts her life as an equipment…

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Rob Carter was born in the village of Scampton and reminisces about his life on the land before the war. He recounts the foundation of RAF Dunholme Lodge, which his house overlooked. During the war, he served in the Auxiliary Fire Service. He was…

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Group photograph of 133 men and women in front of a Lancaster, some on the wings and the fuselage, some arranged in three rows on the ground. A civilian building is visible in the background.

On the reverse 'Blyton - Bomber Command - 1944'

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Horace James Flowers was born and grew up in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. He became an apprentice butcher before being released to volunteer for the Royal Air Force in 1944. He trained as an air gunner at RAF Bridgnorth, RAF Wigsley and RAF Syerston…

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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-24 at Lidder…

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Burckhard Kuck (b. 1925) tells the story of a 63-year-old mirror, a present from his fellow inmates when he was detained in a prisoner of war camp in England. Emphasises how the object reminds him of the lack of mirrors in the camp and of the fact…

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A man and a woman, dressed in smart summer wear, pose in a park. He holds a pipe and she carries a dark coloured bag and a pair of white gloves. On the reverse 'Helpers. Don’t remember name. Might be Daniel' and 'Tollcross Août 1952'.

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William Barfoot is standing in a Sidcot suit at Marshalls pilot training, Cambridge. He is in a field, wearing flying boots, gloves, and a scarf. Papers are in his knee pocket.

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William Barfoot is standing in a Sidcot suit at Marshalls pilot training, Cambridge. He is in a field, wearing flying helmet and goggles, flying boots, gloves, and a scarf. Papers are in his knee pocket; buildings are in the background.

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William Barfoot, in Sidcot suit, is seated on a chair at Marshalls pilot training, Cambridge. He is carrying his flying helmet and goggles, wearing flying boots, gloves, and a scarf. Papers are in his knee pocket; buildings are in the…

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Leading aircraftman William Barfoot is standing in uniform in front of a building at Langley Moor.

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Leading Aircraftsman William Barfoot is sitting on a wall outside a church at Langley Moor. He has a dog sitting on his lap, wearing a side cap with white flash.

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William Barfoot is leaning against a wooden fence in battledress and wearing a side cap with a white flash. There is snow on the ground and houses in the background. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better…

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Group portrait of 21 officers in three rows outside a building; the front row are sitting, with a wing commander in the centre, the other two rows are standing and all are wearing battledress or dress uniforms, plus various combinations of pilot and…

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Leading aircraftsman William Barfoot standing arm-in-arm with his wife in civilian clothes, outside a house at Brandon.

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William Barfoot in dress uniform and side cap with white flash is standing outside a house, arm-in-arm with his wife who wears Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform. A sailor is on the right hand side; his cap ribbon reads 'HM Patrol Vessels'.

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Mrs Barfoot in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force dress uniform with cap at Brandon, standing in front of a house porch.

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William Barfoot in dress uniform with side cap bearing a white flash is standing against a tree trunk with one hand in pocket.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Mrs Barfoot in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform at Brandon.

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A wedding group is standing in front of a wall at Brandon; a man on the left wears civilian clothes, William Barfoot stands arm-in-arm with his wife and a bridesmaid. Both ladies are wearing wedding dresses with hats and holding bouquets.

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Mrs Barfoot in her wedding dress is standing in front of a building at Brandon, holding a bouquet.

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