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LHarrisonJC1590954v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air gunner’s and air bomber’s flying log book for J C Harrison, air gunner, covering the period from 19 June 1943 to 19 February 1944 when he failed to return from operations. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He…

LEllamsG49286v1.pdf
Flying log book for George Ellams covering the period from 10 January 1942 to 30 June 1967. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Also contains photographs and various RAF documents relating to his service, ranks, proficiency and…

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A description of what happened to a lost Lancaster, short of fuel that was guided into RAF Wick and landed safely. Annotated 'F/L Crocker 1989'.

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A Christmas Card signed by Pete 'Mid Upper here'. In it is described a raid on Politz on 21.12.44 and diverted to RAF Milltown due fog. Then on 22.12.44 he flew to RAF Wick to pick up a crew that had crashed there. There are several signatures.

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Sergeants' Mess Christmas 1944 Menu, RAF Wick

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A Lancaster with one wheel on a low embankment. The port outer propeller has been damaged. It is captioned 'A 297G Lancaster III Emergency Landing Wick 22.12.44'.

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Ordnance Survey air chart of the Western Highlands, sheet 6, scale 1/4 inch to one mile.

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ELampreyPGuntonWXXXX27.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes a funny rhyming poem to his former work mates.

ELampreyPGuntonWXXXX23.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about life at Royal Air Force Inverness including Physical training which consists of trench digging, and the new ‘WAAFs, ATS and WRENS’ that have arrived and improved his social life.

ELampreyPGuntonWXXXX17.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes from Royal Air Force Inverness to his workmates in London.

ELampreyPGuntonWXXXX11.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes to his work mates complaining about life and hoping to get leave to visit them. He also mentions that some personnel have left for the next stage of training and he might be soon to follow.

ELampreyPGuntonWXXXX06.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about how fed up he is with life at Royal Air Force Inverness. He chastises his work mates for not writing to him.

ELampreyPGuntonW421009.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes a humorous poem making fun of all his pre-war work mates.

ELampreyPGuntonW420923.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he has a job out in the field although compensated by the presence of a friendly farm girl. He goes on to comment on social life and the good quality of food on base. He mentions a route march before closing with more…

ELampreyPGuntonW420820.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes complaining that post has been held up but that he has at last received his posting to the next step in training.

ELampreyPGuntonW420802.pdf
Peter Lamprey starts with some friendly banter and mentions that he has managed some time off. He says the letter was interrupted by some unspecified duty away and concludes with catch up news.

ELampreyPGuntonW420727.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes complaining about route marches and lack of sleep although he was able to get into town on nights off. He continues with comment on life and concludes with friendly banter to former workmates. Letter was stamped 'Examiner 2473…

ELampreyPGuntonW420712.pdf
Peter Lamprey starts with some general banter and then notes that two of his ex-work mates have enlisted. He comments that there is not much chance of him moving yet and concludes with some catching up with news.

ELampreyPGuntonW420523.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he is having trouble getting leave but that his out of work hours social life is not bad. He concludes with some banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW420517.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he is back in civilisation at Inverness. But complains of wartime beer rationing. Ne states that he is applying for leave and concludes with some banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW420318.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that his leave has been cancelled and he is being sent back to Tiree. He continues that he hates Scottish scenery and that bad weather caused the cancellation of his flight. He concludes with banter and says he will write from…

ELampreyPGuntonW420312.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about life in Inverness and that he has booked leave for the end of the month. He concluded with banter and a request for news of friends.

ELampreyPGuntonW420305.pdf
Peter Lamprey starts with some banter and continues with some general comments on Tiree before catching up with news of friends.

ELampreyPGuntonW420102.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he is feeling ill after celebrating Hogmanay. He notes there is not much news and concludes with some banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW411211.pdf
Peter Lamprey starts with a poem and then goes on to say this should be his last until after the New Year. He concludes with friendly banter.
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