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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Sierra Leone--Freetown"

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Eddy Smythe reminisces about his father, John Henry Smythe, who was from Sierra Leone and served in Bomber Command during the Second World War. John flew as a navigator until his aircraft was shot down in November 1943. He became a prisoner of war in…

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A short story about the SS Strathmore in Sierra Leone harbour during a transit to South Africa. Fishermen were diving for silver coins and one was singing a crude version of 'Bless em all'.

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Sketch map of Geoff's journey from Gwello in Southern Rhodesia to Liverpool between 6 and 26 October 1945.

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Album page with four small photographs, first captioned 'Entering Freetown Harbour, Sierra Leone'.
Second 'Water boat Freetown'.
Third 'Natives diving for 'Glasgow Tanners' Freetown'.
Fourth 'Bartering with the natives of Freetown'.

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A postcard of Africa with a native child sitting. On the reverse there is a reference to Freetown being their first port of call.

BMilesRJMilesRJv1.pdf
A detailed Biography of Reg' service and post service life.

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Top left - view from aircraft cockpit of coastline with sea to 'right . Captioned 'Flying along the Gold Coast. Oct 47'.
Top right - rear quarter view of a Dove with a group of men looking down at objects behind the starboard wing. Captioned…

SDunnFT1319229v10002-0001.pdf
Autographical account of life at the beginning of the war including service in ARP in Swindon. Reasons for volunteering for the RAF. Registered for military service in February 1941. Waiting for call-up. Induction at St John's Wood London and…

SDunnFT1319229v10002-Transcript.pdf
Transcript of F Dunn's memoir describing life before and after joining the RAF. Includes induction and starting off in the RAF in England and then sea voyage to South Africa and then initial training in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
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