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A group of trainee airmen marching in The Links, St Andrews. Rusacks Hotel partially visible on the right.

Identification kindly provided by Alastair Disley of the Unidentified photos of the British Isles Group.

Nine airmen, including Jack, standing on a stone stairway at the back of Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews. They are dressed in Sidcot suits, flying boots and flying helmets.

Identification kindly provided by Stefan Clarke, Colin Patchett and Emma Vick…

A white, detached, shirt collar with names and addresses.


Introduces Michael G Hanson an RAF reservist and tells of time sailing before stating training. Covers elementary and advanced training before joining 233 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on Hudson. Relates life on the station, in local area and on maritime…

Aircraft engine with other pieces of mangled metal lying on grass in foreground. Other pieces of wreckage scattered about. Three men standing in distance. On the reverse 'Spitfire L.P. 85, RAF Leuchars/48'.

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A brief biography of Thomas Thomson covering his years in the RAF and after.

Letter to Joyce Donaldson from his aunt Nettie. Writes she has heard about David's Distinguished Service Order and asks her to pass on congratulations. Describes her current activities, weather and local area of St Andrew's.

David Wilkie was born in Edinburgh. He volunteered for the RAF and began training as a flight engineer. While training at St Athan he met his future wife, Kathleen. He was posted to 432 Squadron with a Canadian crew. He witnessed the gathering of the…

Tom was born in Stainforth, near Doncaster. His father and two brothers were miners. One of his sisters was in the Auxiliary Territorial Service and the other was a qualified nurse; she became a sister in Barnsley Hospital until she joined the Army.…

Gordon Topham was born in Salisbury, but his family settled in Norwich, Norfolk and he joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 17, qualifying as a flight engineer in July 1944. Gordon’s father used to drive steam wagons and was involved with…
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