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Jim Auton grew up on Royal Air Force stations and joined the Royal Air Force at seventeen. He trained as a pilot navigator and bomber at RAF Ansty near Coventry, then in South Africa under the Empire Air Training Scheme. He trained on B-24s at Lidder…

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Agnes Stocker (b. 1932) recounts her evacuation from her hometown and the journey to Ueckermünde. Agnes tells how she get separated from her sister, her brother and her cousin (who followed the road to Swinemünde), while she, her mother and her…

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Clipping from an unidentified Indian newspaper regarding a Royal Air Force attack on Danzig (Gdańsk).

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Newspaper cutting from The Times about a day bombing on Danzig and Flensburg.

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Letter to LM Boldy regarding the crash in which Flight Sergeant David Boldy was killed. Details about his burial place in Danzig (Gdańsk) are provided.

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Letter from the Air Ministry to L Boldy, confirming that there is no connection between the identity of a man named Boldey and Flight Sergeant David Boldy listed as missing on 11 July 1942.

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Wooden memorial wall-plaque at the St Paul’s school chapel in Darjeeling. Inscription reads ‘In loving memory of David Adrian Boldy, ST PAUL’S SCHOOL. 1927-1933 FLIGHT-SERGEANT AIR GUNNER, R.A.F. KILLED IN ACTION WITH HIS COMRADES OVER DANZIG…

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Draft letter from Stephen Boldy to the Imperial War Graves Commission stating that the name of David Boldy does not appear on the Roll of Honour at Runnymede and asking for appropriate steps to be taken.

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Letter from David Boldy’s mother to the Adjutant at RAF Depot, Uxbridge regarding articles in newspapers about a man on trial who mentions a man with a similar name to her son.

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L Boldy writes to her husband and son Steve; she has transcribed the letter she received from the Director at the Air Ministry and included copies of newspaper cuttings concerning the trial of Warrant Officer Raymond David Hughes, in the hope of…

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Propaganda booklet about total war containing photographs quotes and text about bombing.

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The memoir covers Sergeant Officer A Yates' time as a prisoner of war from September 1942 to April 1945. He was initially imprisoned in Stalag VIIIB in Upper Silesia, he was evacuated with 30,000 others to escape the advancing Russian Army. He and a…

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Sergeant A Yates's observer brevet and his identity tag when at Stalag VIIIB, number 27042

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Describes how his aircraft was shot down on an operation to Revigny by an Me 110 night fighter. He baled out. and was captured. After being interrogated he became a prisoner of war. In February 1944, as the Russians advanced, he and his fellow…

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Navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunner’s and flight engineer’s flying log book for Warrant Officer Colin Cole from 5 August 1943 to 23 September 1946. Detailing training schedule and operations flown. Served at RAF Yatesbury, RAF Mona, RAF…

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Model racing yacht with sails. It is positioned on a small stand on a table.

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Two judges examining models on a table. Two men are looking to the right of the photograph. Two other men are looking at drawings and art work on the wall. There is a model of a schooner and a biplane on the table.

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Royal Air Force biplane on a stand. Wheels are chocked.

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The model is mounted on a stand, fore and aft. In front is an engine, gear box, drive shaft and propeller.

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Detailed model of a sailing ship, It has three masts, gun ports, rigging and a flag at the rear but no sails. It is mounted on a stand.

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A glider model with long thin wings and thin fuselage.

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A detailed model of a sailing ship. It has three masts and is in full sail. Two lifeboats are visible in the centre of the main deck. Two men wearing civilian clothes are looking at the model. There is a description attached at the aft of the ship…

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The model is a low wing monoplane with a large propeller. There is a matchbox beside to indicate the scale of the model.

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A table with several models. Two airmen with clipboards are judging the models. A sergeant and three dressed in civilian clothes are looking on. Behind are model aeroplanes hanging on strings.

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A detailed model of a three masted sailing ship with gun ports. It is being examined by a man wearing a civilian shirt and tie. On the left is a carriage model and on the right the tail of a model aircraft. Behind and partly visible, are other men…
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