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Harry joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 25 June 1942 as a wireless operator/air gunner and received his initial training in Australia before going to Canada for his trade training.

He sailed on the SS Johan Van Barneve to San Francisco and…

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Book No. 1 Contents. A list of four significant events in Bob's service.

An airman standing at the Jubilee fountain, Public Hardens, Halifax.


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Bob standing in front of a bandstand in the Public Gardens, Halifax.


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A view of St Paul's Church in Halifax.

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A view of the Great War memorial with the City Hall, behind.


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A street scene with the office of Barber-Ellis Maritime Ltd at the corner of Barrington St and Buckingham St, Halifax. Also the Anzac club.

Additional information kindly provided by Frank Schilder.

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A street scene with the Halifax Pacific Building a tram, a car, several pedestrians and some airmen. Beside the tram is a YMCA.

Additional information kindly provided by Frank Schilder.


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…

Eight uniformed airmen in peaked caps showing half brevets on their uniforms. Four are crouching with four standing behind. Annotated on the reverse 'Halifax Nova Scotia June 28th 1945 Just off the Aquitania'.


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,…

A note on a scrap of card stating 'Lived in St. George Nova Scotia Canada from 1943 to 1945'.

The telegram advises Joyce to bring her passport and exit visa to Cunard White Star's office, Halifax.

37 airmen arranged in four rows in front of a hangar.
On the reverse ' "C" Flight RAF Station Greenwood Nova Scotia No 36 OTU Hudson III
Back Row Pilots RCAF
2nd Row Standing Observers RAF
3rd Row Seated Air Gunners RCAF
Front Row Kneeling…

Gives list of unit postings, mustering and promotions.

Issued on board HMCS Aurora, to Walter, Frank's father, who was a Petty Officer Cook.

Pilots flying log book for L E Penn, covering the period from 31 December 1942 to 26 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RCAF Dauphin, RCAF Pennfield Ridge, RCAF Yarmouth, RAF…
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