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AStapleyVA160802.mp3
Victor Stapley was born in Ilford in Essex, where he was fond of playing cricket. He left school at fifteen and worked at a tobacco company. Then Victor became a shipping manager, a job in which he had to book shipping spaces whilst not having any…

ASouterKP210710.mp3
Kenneth Souter was born in Sunderland. His father ran a business importing wooden pit props. Kenneth learned to fly at Cambridge, and his first air experience flight was on the 5th of July 1939, and after training he went solo on the 31st of July…

ADavisRC170818.mp3
When the war broke out Ronald was a solicitor’s clerk, then got a job with in Portsmouth. Whilst there he volunteered for air crew and went to London to join the Air Force. After about six months he was called up for training. He went on a…

AMasseyJI170520.mp3
Joan Ilma Massey was born in India where her father served with the British Army. She joined the WAAF in 1940 at the age of seventeen. She did her initial training at West Drayton and worked in Whitehall for a time. After she was demobbed she went to…

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RAF Planning Chart covering Malaysia and Singapore

LVipondR3040603v1.pdf
Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Richard Vipond, covering the period from 29 May 1944 to 18 November 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war duties with 514,…

LArrowsmithHL571013v1.pdf
Warrant Officer Les Arrowsmith’s flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers, from 28 January 1946 to 18 July 1950. Mainly records his training and various postings in the Far East as navigator within Transport…

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Vera was born in the Myrtha Tydfil area of Wales. Vera went to the grammar school at Chepstow before getting work in the cashier’s office at the Royal Navy Propellant Factory. After joining the Women's Auxilliary Air Force, Vera was posted to…

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After completing thirty-seven Bomber Command operations during the war, Jack Harris remained in the RAF. In February 1949, he was posted to Singapore, where he joined 48 Squadron and undertook transport command services on C-47s. He describes…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-025.pdf
The news-sheet covers the return of prisoners of war and issues that they will face, POW letters from the Far East, Prisoners and Parliament, Camp visits by the YMCA, Prison Camps as schools of Citizenships, Next-of-kin Parcels, International Red…

MPeadonAH1578531-160504-01.pdf
A booklet with a listing of former pupils that died in the Second World War. It includes a photograph of the deceased and a brief description.

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Photograph 1 is strips of rubber being dried on a washing line, captioned 'Water rubber out to dry? Not dhobi!'
Photograph 2 is of a rubber tree being taped for latex and is captioned 'Tapped rubber tree'.
Photograph 3 and 4 are a group of airmen…

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Photograph 1 is a memorial cross on top of a hill. Captioned 'Memorial to dead prisoners of war used to construct surrender hill Malaya'.
Photograph 2 is of a plaque on a plinth with the message 'In Glorious Memory Shandar Yadcar 20 Indian Division…

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Photograph 1 is of a view looking to the top of the hill.
Photograph 2 is of a group of airmen at the rear of a truck.
Photograph 3 is a view of the jungle
Photograph 4 is a river in the jungle
Photograph 5 is of three men walking along a jungle…

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Photographs 1,2 and 3 are of three different airmen preparing the picnic
Photograph 4 is a group of men at the side of the river.
Photograph 5 is a river view.
Captioned 'Monty organises a 'Pick' nic to Khota Tinnghi'.

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Photograph 1 and 2 are views of the falls
Photograph 3 is a view of the falls captioned 'Top of the Falls'.
Photograph 4 is a group of men is swimming trunks at the side of the falls. Captioned 'S.Ldr T. E. Jones enjoys it as well (Note hippie swim…

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Two photographs of the same group of men in swimming trunks at the edge of the falls. Captioned 'Stan, Fanhy, Myself &Bish'.

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Photograph 1 is a street scene captioned 'Changi village, Singapore'.
Photograph 2 is three people at work, captioned 'Native weavers, Changi village, Singapore'.
Photograph 3 and 4 are a large building captioned 'Raffles Museum, Singapore'.…

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Photograph 1 is a temple, captioned 'Hindu Temple'.
Photograph 2 is small boats, captioned 'Sampans, Singapore Harbour'.
Photograph 3 is a cart and bullock, captioned 'Native transport'.
Photograph 4 is a street scene.
Photograph 5 is a street…

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PWrigleyJ17040012.jpg
Photograph 1 is an air-to-air view of eight Lincolns, captioned 'Showing the flag. The start & return of trip round Malaya'.
Photograph 2 is an oblique aerial view of a city and river, captioned 'Saigon, Indo-China'.
Photograph 3 is and air-to-air…

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Photograph 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of a city on the coast. It is captioned 'Georgetown, Straits Settlement'
Photograph 2 is a vertical aerial photograph of a town on the coast. It is captioned 'Jesselton, Borneo'.

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Photograph 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of a town on the coast. It is captioned 'Kudat Pier, Borneo'.
Photograph 2 is a head and shoulders portrait of a girl, captioned 'Susan'.
Photograph 3 is a head and shoulders portrait of a boy, captioned…

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A large building with many rooms and roofs at different heights. It is set in ornamental grounds. On the reverse 'Jahore Palace January 1946'.

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An air traffic control room in Malaya being visited by VIPs.
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