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Alan writes that his course is pretty tough compared with Cambridge. He sailed across in a large luxury liner, the food was good. Chocolate, fruit and cigarettes were for sale in unlimited quantities. The sea became rough and many were sick. Then…

Covering the period 3 December 1941 to 1945 it details Jack's initial training, sailing from New Zealand to Canada and subsequent train journey, visiting a fox farm, canoeing, taking exams and getting the results and trips in the snow. Qualifying as…

RAF Form 64 issued to Jim.

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Jim's copy of the programme for his graduation. It includes a list of all the graduates and their town and country of origin.

Draft of memoir with contents page - giving service history. Followed by pages with reference to photographs for name and rank, deferred service, ground training dates and places, training in Canada, back home for service flying, 5 Group, 51 base,…

Half-length image of an airman wearing tunic with sergeant rank and observers brevet and side cap. Buildings in the background. Three versions of the same image. Submitted with caption 'Sgt Bob Burns- Graduation leave- on way home- 'Happy with brevet…

He writes he has moved 2700 miles by train. They stopped at Montreal for 10 hours. Food and accommodation was very good. They were met at Winnipeg by a reception committee. His journey finished at Lethbridge.

C.R. Brown’s Flying Log Book from 5 April 1942 to 7 May 1946 detailing training, operations and instructional duties as a bomb aimer. Based at Portage La Prairie (No. 7 Air Observers School), Paulson (No. 7 Bombing and Gunnery School), Winnipeg…

Four photographs from an album.
#1 is a view of the corner of Main Street and Portage Avenue Winnipeg, looking north, with Canadian National ticket office, the McIntyre Block and shape of the Union Bank building further down.
#2 is Main Street…

Four photographs from an album.
#1 is three airmen practising their golf.
#2 is South Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
#3 is the Federal Building in Winnipeg.
#4 is a close up of the entrance to the Federal Building in Winnipeg.

Sam's record of service.

A record of Sam's service in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Sam's exam results and employment history plus an assessment of his health and airforce potential.

A letter to Reg's parents with a note explaining what he had not included in the letter. The letter advises he reached Rufforth after an overnight train journey from London. He has started flying training trips. He has been to York to watch films. In…

Two names and addresses for Miss G A Stoddart in Winnipeg and Pte D Stoddart P.P.C.L.I. in England.

Name and address 'L T Stoddart, 535 Spence Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada'

Top: a view down snow covered Rt 52 (Main St) Winnipeg with buildings either side.

Bottom: Hudson's Bay Company building in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the foreground a lorry and parked cars.

Identification kindly provided by Frank Schilder.

View of the Manitoba Legislative Building with trees in the foreground.

A large group of service and civilian personnel inside a large room with columns and arched windows. Space for a band with music stands and a piano in the centre. To the left a sign 'Ticket Office'.

"Fags and sweets" presented by the wartime pilots' and observers' association with wishes for an enjoyable stay in Canada.

A port side view of a LIberator on the ground. It has the code 'AY' on the rear fuselage. On the reverse is 'L. McCarthy J45845 (Bomb Aimer) 246 Madison St, Winnipeg Man. at the Suez Canal [indecipherable]'.

An00509's autobiography. Seventeen chapters and an epilogue. Chapters 1-4 deal with early life and schooling. Chapter 5-14 the war years and 15-17 after the war.

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