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PPennLE1702.pdf
A group of 17 pilots including Laurie Penn. Four of the pilots are identified.

PRidingRH21040002.jpg
A group of 31 airmen arranged in three rows. Ron is marked with a post-it. A second post-it states 'Here are the photos of grandads training in Canada in 1942 age 21 Some places are Quebec, Montreal and Rivers'.

PSaundersEJ20010051.jpg
An Anson seen from the front and above showing damage along its leading edges, engines and nose, captioned 'ASI 2/5/41 Hailstone Damage RCAF Rivers, Man'.

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PSaundersEJ20010030.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a bomb aimer at his station, captioned 'Bombing (Frank in action)'
Photo 2 is a gun, captioned 'Vickers G.O'
Photo 3 is a line of Battles.
Photo 4 is airmen checking their targets, captioned 'Gunnery'.

PSaundersEJ20010028.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 and 2 are lines of Battles.
Photo 3 is a port side view of a Battle with the control tower behind.
Photo 4 is a starboard side view of a Cessna Bobcat'.

YGeachDG1394781v1.pdf
Fourth of David Geach's diaries describing the final part of his training in Canada. He writes of his service and personal life training as an air bomber. He describes his ground and flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local…

PGeachDG16010021.jpg
Photo 1 and 2 are street scenes taken from a raised elevation. There are no people or cars on the images.

Identification kindly provided by Gianluca Mazzanti of the Archeologi dell’Aria research group.

PSaundersEJ20010049.jpg
Eight b/w photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an airman on a freight wagon ladder, captioned 'Arthur'.
Photo 2 is an airman standing on the roof of a freight wagon.
Photo 3 is a steam engine.
Photo 4 is a grain elevator at the side of the…

MGeachDG1394781-160401-030001.jpg
A dinner menu for Christmas 1942 and New Year 1943 produced by the Airmen's Mess, No 1 Central Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba. On the reverse are the signatures of some of the attendees.

PCothliffKB15030040.jpg
Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. 117. F/O Fulton. 427'

PCothliffKB15030049.jpg
Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 185 'LMG. F/O Hardy. 427'

LEdwardsF1805103v1.pdf
Flying log book for Frederick Edwards covering the period from 30 September, 1943 to 30 September, 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RCAF Rivers, Manitoba (1 CNS), RAF Halfpenny Green (3(O)AFU), RAF Upper…

PRidingRH21040038.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
#1 is three airmen practising their golf.
#2 is a street scene.
#3 is the Federal Building in Winnipeg.
#4 is a close up of the entrance to the Federal Building in Winnipeg.

YMadgettHR1330340v2.pdf
Daily entries for most of year 1941, First half of year entries cover events in England before joining Royal Air Force. Entry for May includes call up papers and travel to Stratford on Avon. June move to Scarborough. August to Wilmslow, sea journey…

AAn00202-150907.mp3
He was born in London and worked for some time as a clerk until joined up the Royal Air Force. He did not like the idea of serving in the Army or in the Navy but - as a Londoner - he was keen to take part in the war having experienced the Blitz. He…

AWyldeHJ161218.mp3
Herbert James Wylde was working in local government in Glasgow before he volunteered for aircrew training with the RAF. He started pilot training and had gone solo when he was sent to Canada to continue training. While there he began training as a…

PLarmerLO1506.jpg
Lawrence Larmer was born in Australia in 1920. After completing school he went to work on the Beaufort aircraft in the Department of Aircraft Production. He was called up in 1942 and volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force to avoid the army.…

MGanneyK1324929-170301-010001.jpg
A speech given by Keith. He recalls his 30 operations and his time training at Scarborough, Brough and Canada. Initially a pilot he was reassigned as a bomb aimer. He was posted to East Kirkby. He details some of his operations.

LGanneyK1324929v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for K Ganney, covering the period from 7 December 1942 to 16 April 1943. Detailing his flying training. It also lists his flying prior to log book. He was stationed at RAF Brough, RCAF Davidson and RCAF Dauphin. Aircraft flown…

LGanneyK1324929v2.2.pdf
Flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for K Ganney, Air Bomber, covering the period from 29 May 1943 to 24 August 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Brough, RCAF Paulson, RCAF…

EDaviesDHHughesB421228-0001.jpg
Dave has returned to work, following four days' leave for Christmas in Winnipeg. He apologises for writing infrequently. Dave explains that he has saved Betty's Christmas present, until he can give it to her in person. He describes the intense work…

EDaviesDHHughesB431122-0001.jpg
Dave advises his fiancée, Betty, that he has received a letter and a parcel. He informs her that he has settled in the new place, but has to work even harder than at Elementary Flying Training School. Dave explains that the course is difficult, but…

EDaviesDHHughesB431127-0001.jpg
Dave has received letters from Betty and is waiting for a parcel. He describes working hard for various exams. Dave has not yet decided where to spend his Christmas holidays. Dave updates Betty on the latest films he has seen; and emphasizes his love…

EDaviesDHHughesB431207-0001.jpg
Dave tells Betty he receives letters more often now. He then writes about the weather and comments that he will have his final exams in one month. Dave updates Betty on the last movies he saw; and on the people she knows who are also attending the…
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