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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Indian Ocean"

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Photograph 1 of the side of a ship and its wake. Captioned 'and so for home into a 4 day long storm across the India [sic] ocean (11.00. am 17-08-1979)'
Photograph 2 is a dockside farewell captioned 'Population bid farewell Auld Lang Syngue [sic]'.…

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Printed card of His Majesty's Troopship Georgic. Captioned 'H.M.T. Georgic. 27,000 tons Singapore Bombay Port Said Blighty'. Photograph of the side of a ship and its wake. Captioned 'and so for home into a 4 day long storm across the India [sic]…

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Account of search while on 621 Squadron, RAF East Africa in Wellington JA 259 for survivors of SS Tarifa sunk in mid ocean 13 March 1944. Found a boat and raft, fixed position and dropped water cans. Stayed with boat throughout the afternoon and…

LGomersalO139719v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Flight Lieutenant Oliver Gomersal from 17 September 1943 to 7 November 1944. He trained as a navigator in Great Britain and in South Africa and was stationed in East Africa and Yemen with 621 Squadron.…

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Account starts with crew names including Flight Sergeant Oliver Gomersal as navigator. Continues with front gunner seeing a wake which after following spotted a submarine. Detailed account of attack with depth charges and front gun and subsequent…

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Oliver went for selection to Cardington and joined the RAF in 1941 as an observer (navigator and bomb aimer). He was called up to the Aircrew Receiving Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground and sent to Aberystwyth. He was posted to the Elementary…

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Walter Raymond Stevenson volunteered for the RAF as soon as he was eighteen and trained as a wireless operator/air gunner, learning Morse code at RAF Yatesbury. He flew with 'sprog' pilots as they trained and was posted to Number 3 Air Gunnery School…

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Top - four men wearing swimming trunks standing on a beach with building behind right. Captioned 'Changi beach, Singapore, (Norman, "Trader", Freddy, self)'.
Left - view from aircraft of large cloud. Captioned 'Cu-nim developing over Indian ocean,…
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