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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. He then became a shipping manager, a job which involved shipping spaces whilst not having any telephones in…

LHitchcockJS740899v1.pdf
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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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.

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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'.

LPickfordL551653v2.pdf
L Pickford’s Observer’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 17 October 1938 to 17 May 1947, detailing his flying training and operations flown as Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner. He was stationed at RAF Bassingbourn (104 Squadron), RAF West…

YPickfordL551653v1.pdf
The diary starts with a letter stating that Les is missing and believed killed. In reality he had become a prisoner of war. It is subtitled 'Diary June 3rd 1941 to Nov 6th 1943 Life as a POW'

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

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The letter sympathises with Les' father over his loss.

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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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A banknote issued in Malta for two shillings.

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A banknote from Malta for two shillings and six pence.

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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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