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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 - a street view, captioned 'Piccadilly No 31 P.D.'.
Photo 2 - three men and a locomotive, captioned 'C.P.R. "Iron Horse"'.
Photo 3 - a locomotive, captioned 'More Metal Monster'.
Photo 4 - a view out of a…

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Printed menu, some signatures on the front, from No 31 RAF Personnel Depot, Moncton, Canada.

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A newspaper cutting, annotated with the date Oct 8th 1950 reporting that S.S. Orbita had been scrapped.
A 'Wings' chocolate bar wrapper.
Two small photographs, one showing a large North American style steam locomotive, the other showing a number…

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Don Falgate with the other seven other course members,in uniform, standing in the snow, barracks in the background. Captioned 'Having recently completed aircrew training in Canada (self second from left) and passed out as sergeant observers. Photo in…

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Don Falgate, standing in the snow, full length, in uniform, with observer half wing brevet. Captioned 'Newly commissioned Pilot Officer Observer at RCAF Monckton [sic], New Brunswick. Winter 1942.'

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Don Falgate standing by entrance steps to a railway coach, in the snow, full length, in uniform, with half wing observer brevet. Captioned 'Commissioned as a Pilot Officer at RCAF Port Arthur, Ontario. Photo shows self on the way to RCAF Monckton…

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Five airmen in greatcoats standing on the front of a steam locomotive. Leonard Dorricott is second from the left. On the reverse 'Moncton Moncton Station 9 April 1942 The "Gang" '.

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Tom's memoir of his early RAF days. He talks about his cousin, Vivian Gunning who died in a Blenheim in June 1940.
Tom joined the RAF at 15 after altering his birth certificate. He trained in Canada as a pilot.

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-013.pdf
The News Sheet of the Canadian Prisoner of War Relatives Association. This edition covers Victory in Europe, the death of President Roosevelt, the liberation of Canadian POWs, assembly centres for released POWs, the seizure of German POW records,…

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Terry Ford writes to his family that he has plenty of hours solo flying. He also writes that he has had two spells in jankers.

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Terry Ford writes home telling his family about his experiences of Moncton, Canada and the differences there from home.

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Peter's account of his early days training in Canada then his return across the Atlantic to Scotland.

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The detailed biography begins with government measures at the start of National Service. Philip Hopgood volunteered and enlisted at Padgate, Warrington. He was classified as medically Grade 1. Initial training was at RAF Regent's Park (Lord's Cricket…

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The empty mount of a photograph with 'Moncton' handwritten. Also stamped 'Panel-Art Prints May 18 1942'.

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Andrew hitchhiked from Edmonton to Calgary and then on to Mountain View by train. Gunnery training was in a Bolingbroke which had a mid-upper turret; bombing training was done in an Anson. Andrew was then posted to navigation school in Quebec for…

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Andrew was born in Chichester in 1923. The family moved to Wolverhampton when he was about two years old and then to Dulwich just before the war. When he was 13 or 14 his mother enrolled him at the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, where he spent…

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Peter was born in Nelson, Lancashire and had two brothers. He was sixteen when he left school in 1940 and got a job until joining the Royal Air Force in 1943. He went to London Air Crew Reception Centre before going to Initial Training Wing at RAF…

APetersC150428.mp3
Cyril Peters joined the Royal Air Force at Cambridge in 1940 and trained as a pilot in Canada and the United States. On his return to Great Britain he served as an instructor before flying operations as a pilot with 77 Squadron. He became a teacher…

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William Neilson grew up in Edinburgh. After training as a pilot in Canada and the United States he served as a staff pilot at Number 1 Air Armament School RAF Manby. He discusses low level bombing practice. He was demobbed in 1946 and became a civil…

YStimpsonMC155249v1.pdf
An intermittent record of Maurice's year. It starts with some time in the UK then he travels to Perth then the US for pilot training.

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Letter from LAC "Mac" Macfarlane to T A Ford, outlining how he is doing on his training course in De Winton and mentioning what he has been doing in his free time.
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