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Street scene with shops on the left. In the centre three figures in uniform amongst many other pedestrians. On the reverse 'Mac, Mick and myself in street in Calcutta'.

PFordTA17110070.pdf
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a Punch and Judy show on Bournemouth beach.
Photo 2 is Terry Ford in khaki and shorts leaning on a chair, captioned 'Mauripur again'.
Photo 3 is five airmen, two sitting on steps and three standing,…

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Terry Ford writes home telling his social and service life. He mentions flights to Rabat, Morocco and Calcutta, India.

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Letter written by Bill from India to his parents telling them that he was coming home - leaving for Bombay tomorrow and should be home by March.

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RAF Station Dum Dum's menu front and back cover. On the front a RAF badge and an image of the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta, the rear has image of the star and the three kings. The menu inside is illustrated and also has added signatures.

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Christmas dinner menu from Sergeants Mess at RAF Station Dum Dum.

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From left to right Jemadar Nand Singh VC, Colonel Maharaja Harinder Singh of Faridkot, General Claude Auchinleck, Wing commander James Brindley Nicolson VC, Wing commander Leonard Cheshire VC. On the reverse 'Leonard Cheshire (right), possibly a…

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Half-length portrait of Leonard Cheshire wearing tropical uniform jacket with rolled up sleeves and side cap. Visible is group captain rank, pilot's brevet and medal ribbons for Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying…

APocklingtonAC171115.mp3
Arthur Pocklington grew up in Hull and was hoping to join the RAF as aircrew but failed the medical. He trained as a mechanic servicing the radar equipment on the aircraft. He served at RAF Scampton, RAF Dunholme Lodge and RAF Strubby before being…

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Raymond Isherwood grew up in Watford and when at the grammar school he joined the Air Training Corps. His first job was at a government laboratory, which was a reserved occupation except for air crew. As he had always been interested in aircraft…

AGreenWG150911.mp3
William Green was born in Kings Lynn in Norfolk and joined the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of war, when he was 17 and a half, becoming a rear gunner on Lancasters and eventually rising to the rank of squadron leader.
He tells about going to help…

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Two story house with three doors and a veranda on second floor with a figure visible in the centre.. Ornate balustrade on roof with three figures visible on roof at right end. On the left a palm tree. On the reverse 'Our house No 6 Wood Street,…

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Extract from register of marriage for Amerkhan Boldy and Lily Moses at the Armenian Holy Church of Nazarethin Calcutta on 18 December 1917.

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Hugh Parry was born in Oswestry and joined the Air Force in April 1943 and volunteered to be an air gunner. Knowing that there was a height restriction on air gunners of six feet he hid his height by wearing baggy trousers. After training, he was…

YDorricottAArmy2465v.pdf
A handwritten notebook containing the war diary of A Dorricott from October 1914. He embarks the SS Deseado at Southampton and sails through the Bay of Biscay, past Gibraltar to Malta. They continued with naval escorts to Port Said, through the Suez…

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Left page.

Top left - two girls in winter coats either side of a pram with baby. Fence and trees in the background. Captioned 'Janet, Chris and Sheila, March 1950'.

Top right - Two men standing in front of a house. The man on the left has his…

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Photograph 1 is of a row of birds on the rigging
Photograph 2 is of a large group of men at the side of the ship.
Photograph 3 is of a ship's crane unloading goods.
Photograph 4 is a view of many men on the deck.
Photograph 5 is of men resting on…

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Photograph 1 is three men leaning on the railing of a ship. Captioned 'And so on to "The road to Singapore aboard S.S. Aronda via river Irawaddy & Rangoon Fanhy, Woolfall, Self'
Photograph 2 is a native boat on the rive captioned 'On river Hoogley…

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Photograph 1 is of a cow eating rubbish on the pavement. Captioned 'Sacred white cow'.
Photograph 2 is of a cart being pulled by two bullocks. A driver is standing on the cart. Captioned 'Bullock Cart'.
Photograph 3 is a temple captioned 'Jain…

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Photograph 1 is of a man sitting leaning against a lamp post. He has a hugely swollen leg. Captioned 'Elephantitis!'
Photograph 2 is of three men squatting on the pavement, one man is writing on a small lectern. Captioned 'Pavement letter writer…

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Photograph 1 is of the Chowringee district in central Calcutta. Captioned 'Chowringee - Calcutta'.
Photograph 2 is a local taxi with two sikhs sitting inside. Captioned 'Taxi wallah!'
Photograph 3 is a cathedral captioned 'St Pauls Cathedral…

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The first photograph is an Indian man doing laundry captioned 'Dhobi Wallah, No 'Daz' white!' The second photograph is horses at the racecourse. The third and fourth photographs are of the Victoria memorial and are captioned 'Victoria Memorial…

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The first photograph is looking at the ship's wake from the side of the ship. Captioned 'And so out into the Red Sea, passed Aden, (temperatures around 130-4°) out into the Indian Ocean and 4 days to Bombay. After short stay at'Tin Town' by train…
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