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Charles Meacock saw an advertisement for motorboat crew in a newspaper and decided this was the role for him. He had been a Sea Cadet on the Thames for many years and loved life on the water. He had to wait for some time before he received his…

Left page: top, notice of the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Pilot Officer R.V.Keeling.
Middle and bottom, congratulations to Bob on his award.
Right page; top, title of the Vauxhall Mirror.
Middle, report of Bob's operational career…

Personal flying log book for Robert 'Bob' Keeling. Covers the period 8 August 1956 to 17 November 1963 during which time Bob was a civilian pilot with Hunting Aero Survey.

Personal flying log book for Robert 'Bob' Keeling. Covers the period 11 December 1949 to 24 July 1956 during which time Bob was a civilian pilot with Hunting Air Travel and Hunting Aero Survey.

Ronnie Abbott’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book between 1 May 1934 until 29 September 1937. Initially as an air gunner with 8 (B) Squadron in the Middle East before transferring back to England in 1937. Underwent pilot training with 50 (B)…

Thanks her for letter and postal order but asks her not to send any more money as he had a high rate of pay. Mentions military events of last year and describes Christmas in the desert which was a great success. Wonders when the war would end and…

For Christmas 1946 - Middle East. Christmas greetings.

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…

Lech Gierak was born in Poland and after the death of his father made his way to England and joined the Polish Air Force. He worked as an armourer on a number of stations and after the war moved to Stoke on Trent to become a miner. Lech talks about…

Titled - 'No?! I wasn't tipsey?'.
Left - three men dressed in robes sitting on the ground inside a building working. Mounted 90 degree anticlockwise, captioned 'Mother of pearl workers'.
Right - Stone building with arched doorway with two people,…

Figures standing praying at a high stone wall. Captioned 'The Jews "Wailing Wall"'.


Left - city wall on the right with fortified building in centre with tower. In the foreground a road with two figures with bundles on their heads. Captioned 'The Citadel, Arab man and woman in the foreground'.
Right - view of dome topped building…

Left - an very large ornate tomb in a church. Captioned 'The Tomb'.
Right - view through a belfry of two church bells with city in the background. Captioned 'Crusader Belfrey [sic] (with Mount of Olives in the distance)'.

Top - a fortified city gate with many people and camels in the foreground. Captioned 'Damascus Gate (Leading from the old city)'.
Bottom - an open area with trees and city walls in the background. Captioned 'Garden of Gethsemane'.

Top - a city street with buildings either side and and built up archway connecting them. Women with baskets on their heads walk on the street. Captioned 'Arch of Ecce Homo'.
Bottom - a city street with buildings either side and and arches connecting…

Top - distant view of a dome toped building with open square in front and other city buildings in the background. Captioned 'Temple Area'.
Bottom - interior of a mosque with arched doors and domed roof. Captioned 'Dome of the Rock Moriah'.

Top - distant view of cemetery with rows of headstones and memorial. Road leads up to gate on right. Captioned 'British War Cemetery'.
Bottom - view across rooftops to hill in the distance with tower on top. Domed building in middle ground.…

Four story building with tall tower in front and domed buildings either side. Trees and formal garden in front. Captioned 'May 1944, Jerusalem, Y.M.C.A.'.

Head and shoulder portrait of an airman wearing khaki short sleeved shirt. Captioned 'Fred Perkins in Middle East'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Flying log book for flight engineers for T Knox, covering the period from 30 January 1944 to 17 January 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war duties as a parachute instructor. He was stationed at RAF Stradishall, RAF…

Sent from middle east in November 1941, Shows Father Christmas on a camel. Sent to M Hodel Fackrell. Annotation 'from your ever loving daddy with MEF, please give my loving greetings to your mummie [sic] and grannie. I hope you are all well and long…

Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two airmen standing under the port engine of a Wellington, captioned 'Sgt Smith and North'.
Photo 2 is a Wellington in flight, captioned ' "N" for Nuts'.
Photo 3 is an airman sitting on the ground,…

The entrance to the War Cemetery framed by a stone gateway. On the reverse 'Jerusalem, War Cemetery'.
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