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LLatimerJF1551478v1.pdf
J F Latimer’s air bomber’s flying log book covering the period from 9 March 1943 to 8 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air bomber. He was stationed at RCAF Fingal (4 B&GS), RCAF Port Albert (31 ANS), RCAF Jarvis…

PFordTA17110006.pdf
Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view of the train and carriages as it rounds a bend, captioned 'Ontario'.
Photo 2 is an engine coming on the other line, viewed from the carriage window.
Photo 3 is a Canadian Pacific locomotive,…

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Born in Manchester, he was 20 years old in 1940 when he joined up and volunteered for aircrew. He trained in South Africa, Canada (Moncton and Trenton), the Unites States (Lakeland), and was torpedoed in the Atlantic on his way back. Maurice flew…

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Four photographs on an album page.
Photo 1 - a view looking down to a lake, captioned 'More Lake Superior'.
Photo 2 - looking across a frozen river, captioned 'Quebec City. Taken across the frozen St Lawrence from Levis'.
Photo 3 - a wide river…

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Three photographs on an album page.
The three images show rocky terrain and the lake, captioned 'All of Lake Superior. Taken from the train. En route for Prince Albert, January 1944'.

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Acknowledges some earlier letters and reflects on the exertion of attending pilot training without knowing his future post. He writes of being at the Y.M.C.A with a friend, both missing their loved ones. Dave speaks with love and devotion of his…

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Advises he is still at the same place and considers where he may visit, if he is granted leave. He talks about the weather conditions and concludes with words of affection; hoping to see his fiancée, Betty, again soon.

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Dave has started receiving letters from Betty again. He met acquaintances from England and warns that it may be some time before he returns home. Dave writes that he saw local Indians. He looks forward to marrying Betty, sharing a home and garden…

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Dave advises that he had already mentioned about the change of address in a previous letter; and does not know when he is able to go back home. Dave reiterates his desire to see Betty and to stay close to her.

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PBradburyDC17010022.pdf
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,…

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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.…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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AThomasPG180302.mp3
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…

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Peter Liddle was living in Falkirk when he and his twin brother both volunteered for the RAF. Peter became a bomb aimer and was posted to 460 Squadron at RAF Binbrook. He was shot down and as he was descending by parachute he could see his burning…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.'

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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…

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

LHattersleyCR40699v1.pdf
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…

MOHaraHF655736-161121-05.pdf
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…
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