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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…

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Leslie Curtis describes how, when flying from Gibraltar to Malta, his Wellington (Z8773) experienced engine failure and he was forced to ditch in the Mediterranean Sea. The sole survivor, Leslie was picked up after four days by the destroyer, HMS…

AStuartM150509.mp3
Mary Stuart, nee Atkins, was the youngest of nine children who lived during the Second World War on the island of Malta. She tells of her love of aviation and how she spent time on the roof of her house when Spirfires flew over. Mary recollects…

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Reg Dunbar enlisted for the RAF in Liverpool and it was suggested that he join as a wireless operator. He went to RAF Cardington initially and then to Yatesbury for training. He also trained as an air gunner, and after training was posted to 37…

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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…

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17 photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view of three buildings, annotated 'Dishforth'.
Photo 2 is a side view of an aircraft, annotated 'Hastings Mk 1'.
Photo 3 is an aerial view of two Ansons, annotated 'Ansons (1949)'.
Photo 4 is a view…

BTaylorJTayorJv1.pdf
An autobiography of Jim Taylor's time in the RAF before the war. He spent time training with Oliver Bell, who is recorded in the memoir.

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115 Squadron badge.
Three colour postcards of Malta, two of Grand Harbour Valetta, one captioned Maltas stone buildings and one of a horse powered carriage.
A colour postcard of a military cemetery captioned 'Tobruk, Knight Bridge Cemetery near El…

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Lancaster, side/ front view. It is painted white. Behind is a twin engined aircraft. On the reverse 'Avro 683 "Lancaster " MR-3 RF273 last to leave Malta winter 1953'.

An embroidered 617 squadron crest.

EGortonHGortonLCM440130.pdf
He writes of his social activities, domestic details and of his colleagues.

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Two photographs on an album page.

Photo 1 is a front/starboard side view of a Lincoln, captioned '1 hr before T.O. for Shallufa (at Wyton)'.

Photo 2 is a port side view of the front half of a Lincoln captioned 'View from Flying Control Luqa…

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Photo 1 is Valetta cathedral.
Photo 2 is the Armoury, Governor's Palace.
Photo 3 is a street view, looking towards the cathedral.
Photo 4 is a street view with goats.
Photo 5 is Valetta harbour with six ships.
Photo 6 is an ornamental…

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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.…

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Two oblique aerial photographs .
Photo 1 is of Valetta, captioned 'Ex "Fair Isle" Malta'.
Photo 2 is La Linea, captioned ' Ex "Spanex" La Linea'. Annotated on the image is 'P204 RAF A5 10 Oct 59 Z 678 S/L Jarmy Rest D'.

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PFordTA17110064.pdf
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a horse and cart for tourists, captioned 'Gharry driver, Valetta'.
Photo 2 is five airmen. Four are sitting on a low wall and the fifth is lying in front. All are wearing swimming trunks. The image is…

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Article: Mr Churchill on his eastern journey. Account of review of war situation given in parliament by Churchill of events mentioned covering visit to Moscow, talks with M Stalin, growing strength of British forces in Egypt. Malta convoy success,…

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A group of airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Shackleton.

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Top left - two men, one wearing swimming trunks, the other shirt and shorts standing either side of a local boy on a beach with trees in the background. Captioned 'Engineer (J Ormerod) a Sinhalese boy and self on beach at Negombo, Ceylon, March…

LCurnockRM1815605v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for R M Curnock, covering the period from 28 July 1943 to 25 February 1944 and from 18 September 1946 to 26 October 1946. He was shot down on 25 February 1944 and became a prisoner of…

LRidingRH1525125v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for R H Riding, navigator, covering the period from 5 January 1942 to 25 April 1948. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying with 1332 heavy conversion…

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A description of Sam's further training in the UK then operations at Malta.
Photo 1 is an informal group photograph with airmen, two WAAFs and three dummies.
Photo 2 is an air-to-air view of a Wellington.
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