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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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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…

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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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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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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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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…

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Maurice Marriot was working for the railway before he joined the RAF. He trained as a navigator and joined an Australian crew. When the war ended he was posted a role of glider towing at RAF Leicester East. He was then posted to 194 Squadron in the…

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents and his brother, with references to a train journey at Howrah Railway Terminus.

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. Discusses a train trip, boys having pneumonia, and sports.

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Bob Leedham was a flight engineer who carried out twenty-one operations on Stirlings. At the outbreak of war Bob was an apprentice motor mechanic, and along with other apprentices, was left to operate the garage when all the engineers were called up.…

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

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Certificate of birth and baptism for David Antony Boldy, 10 September 1918 by the Armenian Holy Church at Kolkata.

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A handwritten list of dates covering the period 1 September 1945 to 23 January 1948. They refer to where the writer, wife and son spent his last years in the Royal Air Force.

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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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