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LOpenshawB19211117v1.pdf
Record of training navigation star and sun sights from ground and air between April 1943 and February 1944. Locations April to July 1943 at 24 bombing gunnery and navigation school at Moffat Southern Rhodesia on Anson aircraft. December 1943 at No 23…

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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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Alan Jury began his career with the RAF as an engineering apprentice at RAF Halton. When he retired from the RAF he joined the Parish Council at his local village and it came to his information that a Lancaster had crashed in the village in March…

AStevensonWR151202.mp3
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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Clifford Watson remembers his training as a pilot in Salisbury, Zimbabwe, but being scrubbed at the flying test. Tells of when he flew a Ju-88 at RAE Farnborough. Talks about the different wages in various trades. Tells of an emergency landing at RAF…

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Harry Hacker first came into contact with aeroplanes at the age of sixteen whilst working as an apprentice for Rootes Motor Group who were making Wellington aircraft. He was a member of the Home Guard and after applying to join the RAF went for…

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Telegram from Frank Hobbs reporting address is RAF Gilgil, Kenya

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Charles Beecher was a member of the local Air Training Corps in Wakefield before volunteering for the RAF. He was unsuccessful in his application for aircrew because of his eyesight and trained as a wireless mechanic. Part of his course was in…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-021.pdf
The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, Repatriation Arrangements, Liberation comes to Stalag IXA, Behind the Scenes about theatrical endeavours,…

LBeethamMJ[Ser#-DoB]v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Michael James Beetham, covering the period from 5 December 1945 to 18 July 1952. Detailing his post war squadron duties, staff duties, flying training and instructor duties and flew the victory day fly past and good will…

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A large group of airmen sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Hudson. All are wearing khaki shirts and shorts with side caps or peaked caps.

Sticker on back of photograph 'This photograph must not be reproduced without the written…

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Large group of officers all wearing blue or Khaki tunics many with brevet with female guests at a party. The room is decorated with foliage.

Sticker on back of photograph 'This photograph must not be reproduced without the written permission of…

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Large group of Royal Air Force officers dancing in a large room with lady guests. The room is decorated with foliage.

Sticker on back of photograph 'This photograph must not be reproduced without the written permission of the Air Officer…

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Twenty-three airmen in two rows sitting on a bench in front and standing behind in front of a Hudson. All are wearing khaki shorts and shirts and either side or peaked caps.

Sticker on back of photograph 'This photograph must not be reproduced…

LHookKG195765v2.pdf
K G Hook’s air gunner’s log book covering the period from 3 December 1954 to 1 June 1956. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RAF Eastleigh (Nairobi) and RAF Upwood (49 Sqn) and RAF Shawbury…

LNimanMA137571v1.pdf
M A Niman’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 6th August 1941 to 2nd May 1945, detailing operations and instructional duties in the UK, Middle East and East Africa as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner and “Special…

LSproatesHB1107339v1.pdf
Harrison Sproates’ Flying Log Book as wireless operator from 3rd January 1941 until 29th May 1944. Training was at No. 2 Signals School, No. 1 Air Gunnery School, and 13 Operational Training Unit. Posted to 244 Squadron for operations in the Middle…

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Ian Denver grew up in Australia and joined the Royal Australian Air Force as soon as he was old enough. After training he completed 60 operations with 625 Squadron and 156 Squadron. He met and married his wife, Pat who was an intelligence officer at…
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