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Photo 1 - Woody Freamo in civilian clothes with a toddler.

Photo 2 - Wedding photograph of Woody Freamo and Lily. He is in uniform, she is wearing a dress with a fur stole over her shoulders, hat and gloves.

Photo 3 - a hotel in Bridlington,…

From Flying Officer Syd Perkins in Canada writes of posting home and enjoyable time while waiting to go. Catches up with family news. Hoping to get out of the air force shortly but received notice to report to 16 SFTS for instructional duties.…

From Jack Nixon in Canada expresses his thanks for David's kindness when he was missing. Wishes he could have visited the squadron when he returned to England but time did not permit. Mentions trip home and contact with other squadron member. Writes…

Catches up with current personal news from Canada. Writes that he misses squadron but has received letter from colleague. States things in Canada better than England and comment on the weather. Send regards to all.

Writes that he has left the air force and starts new job with customs and excise shortly. Comment on his future and life in Canada. States he has not seen anyone from the squadron but has had a letter from ex colleague.

Tells of arrival in Ontario. Describes train journey through Canada and mentions new station and Group Captain. Describes local area and current activities. Mentions future long weekends and possibilities to travel. David's brother Ian who was…


Letter from the father of Jim Ferrier, the Canadian bomb aimer in the crew to Mrs Wilson, the wife of the captain. He thanks her for contacting him as he was not informed of addresses of next of kin of other crew. He holds out hope of news and says…

Formal photograph of Don Falgate with 22 other students, in two rows, in uniform, Anson and technical building in background. Captioned 'RCAF Port Albert, Ontario, Canada. Air Navigators course. Students in front of Avro Anson, one of our training…

Don Falgate with eight other students grouped in front of single story building. Captioned 'Fellow aircrew students (Self back row, right) as [sic] Sky Harbour airport on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada. Photo Spring 1942.

Five Tiger Moths with enclosed cockpits, sitting on their dispersal. Captioned 'Completed 72 hours basic pilot training in these RCAF Tiger Moth aircraft at Sky Harbour airport, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada. Spring 1942.'


Don Falgate and Arthur Ashworth, in uniform, shirt sleeves, Arthur with aircrew under training flash in his hat. Captioned 'Self (right) with friend, Arthur Ashworth outside barrack hut, Sky Harbour airport, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada. Spring…

Western Union cablegram from Toronto announcing ' Arrived Tuesday am well love, Roy Chadwick'.

Log book for Wing Commander Peter Hattersley, covering the period 10 April 1937 to 24 September 1948. It details his flying training, operations flown and other flying duties. He was stationed at Hanworth Park, RAF Reading, RAF Netheravon, RAF Little…

Lambeth notebook with daily diary covering 25 to 30 June 1941 during journey from Iceland towards Canada on HMS Ranpura. Followed by account crossing from Greenock, Scotland to Iceland on ship Royal Ulsterman, stopover in Iceland, journey on HMS…

Frank Tolley's log book covers the period 29 December 1943 to 27 August 1945 and details his training schedule and operations flown. He served at RAF Fingal, RAF Malton, RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, RAF Sandtoft and RAF Kelstern. Aircraft flown in were…

High angle aerial oblique photograph of Midland Ontario. It is on the lakeside and on the left can be seen grain elevators. In the middle and right an industrial area with a large building and docks. Behind this is an urban area.


The view is taken from the cockpit of a third aircraft. One Anson is only partly visible and is close to the camera. Airmen are seen walking on the apron. There is a hangar and a control tower in the near distance.

Bill Thomas flew operations as a bomb aimer with 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and 153 Squadron at RAF Scampton. He describes his training in Canada and the Atlantic crossing on board the Queen Elizabeth.
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