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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Great Britain Miscellaneous Island Dependencies--Channel Islands"

The observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Flight Lieutenant John Francis Banks, born I July 1922, (1578295 Royal Air Force) from 28 March 1943 to 9 April 1946. Detailing his training and operations flown. Served at 41 Air School South…

Ken Symonds was in the Air Training Corps when the unit was visited by a flight engineer. This meeting inspired him, along with his cousin, to join the RAF in a ground trade with the expectation of moving on to become a flight engineer. Ken’s…

Recounts childhood, joining the RAF in 1938. Originally staff duties, volunteered for aircrew. Started operational flying on 226 Squadron in September 1943 as wireless operator/air gunner on B-25 at RAF Swanton Morley. Completed 43 operations. He…

Ten RAF personnel stand in formation at ease. A St Bernard dog sits on the left. Behind is a large crowd of spectators and in the background town houses. On the reverse 'Guernsey 1952'.


Full length portrait of an officer wearing tunic with half brevet and medal ribbons standing by a stone wall in front of a large building. On the reverse 'Basil at St Brelade's Bay Hotel, Jersey'.


Message to occupied Jersey saying longing to be together again and good health. Reply on reverse catches up with news of friends and activities.


Sent to occupied Jersey via International Red Cross with message hoping she is well. Reply on reverse anxiously awaiting news and wonders how he is progressing.


A route, with times, flown by Steve Puskas in 'Sweet Adeline' on D Day. The route starts in Yorkshire then Kings Lynn, East of Eastbourne, SSE of Caen, N of Gurnsey, SE of Exeter, E of Porthcawl, W of Stoke-on-Trent then back to base. The aircraft…

The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Food Situation about food parcel delivery, Editors comments, Sport reports from the Camps, suggestions for parcel contents,…

The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the editor's comments, How the Convoys got through, photographs of ex-POWs titled 'Victory Smiles', Finding his Feet -…

Brief biography of James Arabian written by his son.


Vivian joined the Royal Air Force in July 1938 as a flight mechanic and served for seven and a half years. After square drills at RAF Uxbridge and a course at RAF Manston, he did a basic engineering course at RAF Henlow. After six months at RAF St…

Ken was a 456 Squadron Mosquito navigator. He initially joined the Army’s Victorian Scottish regiment but changed to the Royal Air force. He was selected to be a navigator and sailed to Canada. Ken did a course at Edmonton and was made an officer.…

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Left page title 'June 51'.

Top two images of a group of three sitting in a garden. Top left - Joy Dawson in the middle with daughter on her lap. Top right - Stephen Dawson now on the right with daughter on lap.

Middle - Joy Dawson sitting on a…

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Top left - rocky shoreline with seagulls and sea in the background.

Middle right - two women and two men all wearing jackets on the deck of a ship. Captioned 'Friends'.

Middle left - two women, one in swim suit the other wearing…
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