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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Scotland"

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An airman wearing battledress and parachute harness holding canvas bag standing in front of wooden wall. Submitted with caption 'Pat in training'. On the reverse 'taken in Scotland some time ago just prior to a flip. For once the run is apparently …

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Writes that he is on leave and they were having beautiful weather. Relates his journey on leave via Hull and Leeds and tells of his activities. Mentions a day in London and catches up with news of friend who had transferred to Mosquito and had many…

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Writes of his activities and movements. Mentions he is glad they are in current location in the warm season as he imagined that the weather in Scotland would not be pleasant in winter. Comments on poor mail and catches up with family news. Poor…

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RAF map from the Wash to Firth of Tay, Shows relief and danger areas.

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Writes that he arrived in Glasgow a week ago and returning to Wolverhampton to report to RAF Cosford for medical following Tuesday. Catches up with family news and writes of activities visiting relatives in Scotland. Mentions that he was inoculated…

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Writes that he would be leaving for Rhodesia in a couple of weeks and have option of sea or air. Mentions visiting relatives in Somerset and catches up with family news and tells of activities. Also mentions a visit to Torquay to see friends. Says…

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Thanks her for recent letters. Commiserates over bad news about a friend. Catches up with other family news. Mentions that he had a weeks leave and went to Scotland to visit friends and family. Describes visit in some detail and catches up with…

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Bob Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia. He recalls moving to the family farm in 1932 and being a member of the Air Cadets during his school years. Upon leaving school, Smith undertook training as a bank clerk. Following the events of Pearl…

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James Ferguson Latimer was born in Edinburgh. His family emigrated to Canada when he was young but moved back to Scotland in 1939. He recalls witnessing a German U-boat torpedo a ship as they sailed back home. Latimer joined the air force and…

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Photo 1 is a woman sitting with a long haired dog.
Photo 2 is a woman on a bicycle, her left hand on a wall.
Photo 3 is a man and a woman at the entrance to a house.
Photo 4 is the same man and a different woman at the same entrance to a…

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Ordnance Survey air chart of the Forth and Tay, scale 1/4 inch to one mile, sheet 3.

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Ordnance Survey air chart of the north of Scotland, scale 1/4 inch to one mile.

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Ordnance Survey air chart of the Eastern Highlands of Scotland, scale 1/4 inch to one mile.

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Eight photographs and a newspaper cutting, the cutting has four Wellingtons in flight, captioned 'Vickers Wellington bombers'.
Three photographs are captioned Port Patrick.
One, not captioned is of an aircrew sergeant standing in a country lane.…

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Tom Wharmby was born at Walkden, North Manchester. Mentions hobbies, schooling at St Johns School, Bolton Commercial and Worsley Technical School, his wedding and an accounting job at Cooper and Cooper.
Details his military career with the Home…

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Gee chain chart covering west of Scotland, North of Ireland and the North Atlantic

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Mother writes to David's elder brother Ian who is in Scotland. Contains family and local news. Expresses concern for Ian's welfare.

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Archie was born in Ayreshire. He was about 17 when he joined, then went to South Africa to train as a bomb aimer. In February 1943 Archie worked on Halifax Mk 2 before being transferred to Lancaster finishing school at RAF Syerston. In November…

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Arthur Vickers worked for the Coop before he volunteered for the Air Force. After training he completed an tour of operations as a flight engineer. He discusses life on the station and on operations including a trip when they though they might have…

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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…

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Geoff Payne has his first experience of the Royal Air Force with the Air Training Corps, at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire, where he had one of his first experiences of military humour. He joined in 1943 at the age of 17 and a half hoping to become a…

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Account of troops in Scotland marooned without supplies and bomber loaded with 700 pound of bread drops supplies. Further supplies were dropped over a few days.

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When the war broke out Ronald was a solicitor’s clerk, then got a job with in Portsmouth. Whilst there he volunteered for air crew and went to London to join the Air Force. After about six months he was called up for training. He went on a…

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Jim was born in July 1923 in Burton on Trent and was the eldest of six children. His father served in the First World War. When Jim left school aged 14, he joined the Boys Brigade which had a Royal Air Force section and he had the chance to fly in…
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