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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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

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A statue of street children inspired by Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' in the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valetta.
On the reverse 'With the RAF [indecipherable] Malta 1944/45'.

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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.

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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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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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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…

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J.S. Hitchcock’s RAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 25 April 1941 to 28 June 1941, detailing flights as a Transport Command pilot based in Egypt. Very short logbook, includes a summary record of service from 4/12/37 onwards. The last entry reads:…

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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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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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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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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…

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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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John Tipton grew up in Tenby and studied law at University College London. He volunteered for the RAF and trained as a navigator. He was posted to 40 Squadron where he began operational flying before the squadron were posted to Malta. After his tour…

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Jeremy Reade recalls the memories of his father, Charles Sturrock Reade. Charles was born in Belfast and grew up in Portrush. On leaving school, Charles spent a short time working at a solicitor's office, before joining the Royal Ulster Constabulary…

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Howell grew up on the Glamorgan coast. After the university air squadron, he joined the RAF in April 1962, training on Provosts at RAF South Cerney. He then went to RAF Swinderby and flew the Vampire T11. He subsequently trained on Vulcans at 230…

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Bill McRae’s earliest memories were of the end of the First World War. He worked for a major bank during the Depression and was fortunate to be amongst a group of Australians who were sent to work in London. He volunteered at Australia House and…
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