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A letter expressing love to his mother, from Ron.

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Nine photographs from an album.
#1 is an aerial view of Mount Etna.
#2 is an aerial view of an island formed by a volcano.
#3 is an island seen from the air.
#4 is an aerial view of a settlement.
#5 is an aerial view of a volcano.
#6 is an…

LBennettHW561480v1.pdf
H. W. Bennett’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 23 April 1937 to 14 June 1943, detailing training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Observer, Air Gunner, Bomb Aimer and Navigator. Includes bombing and…

LDowdingAF159677v1.pdf
A F Dowding’s Flight Engineer’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 06 June 1943 to 16 February 1944 when he became ‘missing-death presumed’. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as a Flight Engineer. He was stationed at…

MPerryWRP1317696-170719-02.pdf
Writes of his time on 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston. Mentions operation to the Ruhr and Italy and that they were two thirds of their way through tour. Writes of his last operation at Syerston and squadron's move to RAF Metheringham. Describes his new…

LPerryWRP1317696v3.pdf
Pilots flying log book three, for W R Perry. Covering the period from 21 June 1943 to 30 May 1946. Detailing his operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying with 242 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Syerston, RAF Balderton, RAF…

LPerryWRP1317696v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book two, for W R P Perry, covering the period from 27 April 1943 to 26 September 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying with 242 squadron. He was stationed at RAF North…

EPerryWRPPerryHE430714.pdf
Wishes her happy birthday. Explains he did not write the previous day as he had a long flight (11 hours 15 minutes) and was very tired. Catches up with mail received and family gossip and other matters. Mention future plans and that his commission…

BPerryWRPPerryWRPv3.pdf
Gives outline of service history. Goes on to describe joining the RAF, early training, journey across the Atlantic to Canada for pilot training. Gives account of training in Canada and on return to the United Kingdom. Writes of operations on 106…

BPerryWRPPerryWRPv2.pdf
Memoir starts by describing early life and education in Tunbridge Wells before moving to Cornwall. Writes about beginning of the war. Volunteered for aircrew in Plymouth (which had been bombed the day before) shortly after his 18th birthday.…

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Made out for Pilot Officer William Roy Peter Perry. Narrative mentions completed 20 operations, showing outstanding skill and determination. Skilful airmanship enabled gunner to shoot down enemy fighter. Twice had to recover aircraft on three engine…

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History of the station from December 1940 including resident squadrons and aircraft , royal visit and other points of interest after the war up to the current day.

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Top left - stone masons working on classical buildings on side of street. Captioned 'Masons at work, Valetta'.
Top right - six RAF officers wearing khaki shorts, jackets and peaked caps standing in line with trees and a hut in the background.…

LGauntPH755625v1.pdf
South African Air Force pilots flying log book one, for P H Gaunt, covering the period from 23 August 1943 to 19 November 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at SAAF Witbank, SAAF Pietersburg, RAF Qastina and…

LGauntPH755625v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for P H Gaunt, pilot, covering the period from 20 October 1944 to 21 June 1952. Detailing his operations flown and post war flying at 69 reserve centre and 7 reserve flying school. He was stationed at RAF Foggia and RAF…

LRichardsonF146443v2.1.pdf
Pilots flying log book 2 for F J Richardson, covering the period from 3 March 1943 to 8 October 1945. Detailing his operations flown, flying training and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Langar, RAF Ossington, RAF Church Broughton, RAF…

LRouseHC911641v1.pdf
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner’s log book for H C Rouse covering the period from 11 October, 1940 to 16 December, 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, also includes Gunnery Course results, mine laying operations, bomb loads, a…

BMillingtonRWestonFv1.pdf
A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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A citation received by Fred for his devotion to duty.

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AGuyanS[Date]-01.mp3
'Jock' Guyan comments on his operations. the recording includes audio clips from a documentary including excerpts of Arthur Harris, engine noises and interviews.
He sings several songs including 'Ops on a Stirling' to the tune of Waltzing Matilda,…

LPenswickJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for J Penswick, air gunner, covering the period from 25 October 1942 to 19 May 1945. Detailing his flying training, operation flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Morpeth, RAF North…

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Top left -view from the air over snow covered mountains. Captioned 'Snow plateau 12,000ft high on French Italian border near Bardonecchia'.
Top right - looking down at ground from the Eifel tower. Captioned 'Looking down from 2nd platform of Eifel…
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