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

Ken Symonds was in the Air Training Corps when the unit was visited by a flight engineer. This meeting further 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. …

Account of John Mitchell's career in the Royal Air Force from Oct 1934 until November 1957. Writes of his early ambitions to fly, and joining the RAF as a wireless operator. Describes his training and early postings to Worthy Down on Vickers…

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 Williams was born in Wales but began working in engineering in London. After serving in the Territorial Army in a searchlight unit, he volunteered for Air Force and trained as a flight mechanic. He discusses his recruitment, training and…

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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…

Left page.

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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