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Top left first page - three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Text notes that he joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long…

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Joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long association with 57 Squadron then flying Blenheims as part of British Expeditionary Force in France followed by…

PBradburyDC17010025.pdf
A newspaper cutting titled 'S.O.S. Interrupts Air-Sea Rescue Exercise'. There is a handwritten annotation 'Feb/March 1946'. The article describes a Sunderland getting into problems near Singapore, separately from the air-sea rescue exercise, then…

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Photo 1 - a view of a military hut with a truck.

Photo 2 - a man dressed in shorts standing outside a tent.

Photo 3 - Denis lying on a bed smoking a pipe.

Item 4 - One cent Malayan banknote, showing head of King George VI.

Photo 5 - a…

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Two cheques paid to Stan Attword for his participation in the Granada Television documentary. The first, from David Naden and Associates is for £40 and the second from Granada Television Ltd is for £25. The £25 cheque is from the Chung Khiaw Bank…

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A copy of a letter thanking the Commanding Officer for their hospitality during the filming of the documentary 'Bomber Crew' on 11-12 April 1969. The letter is addressed from RAF Changai, Singapore.

On the same album page is a cutting referring…

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Warrant Officer Les Arrowsmith’s flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers, from 28 January 1946 to 18 July 1950. Mainly records his training and various postings in the Far East as navigator within Transport…

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Jack Robson was in the Home Guard until he was called up by the army. He trained as a radar mechanic and worked at various batteries. He was then posted overseas and served in India and Singapore. His return home was on the record breaking run on the…

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Malcolm Francis Morris, who was a child when war broke out, remembers joining the RAF as a boy entrant and then serving as an armament technician during the Cold War. Describes his training at St Athans and being then posted to Aden, where he was in…

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The menu for the Officers Mess 1945 Christmas dinner at RAF Seletar

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An ornate room with many hanging lights. At the back is a long table laid with decorations and flowers. On the reverse 'The Dining Hall before the tables were brought in. Seletar Dec 19th '45'.

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A programme for the Frontier Force Regimental Band performance at the Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore

LVipondR3040603v1.pdf
Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Richard Vipond, covering the period from 29 May 1944 to 18 November 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war duties with 514,…

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Photograph 1 is a temple, captioned 'Hindu Temple'.
Photograph 2 is small boats, captioned 'Sampans, Singapore Harbour'.
Photograph 3 is a cart and bullock, captioned 'Native transport'.
Photograph 4 is a street scene.
Photograph 5 is a street…

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Photograph 1 buildings captioned 'River front by night from North Bridge Road Singapore.'
Photograph 2 a mosque captioned 'Moslem mosque Singapore.
Photograph 3 and 4 a building captioned 'Cathay building Singapore'.
Photograph 5 is a street…

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Photograph 1 is a street scene captioned 'Changi village, Singapore'.
Photograph 2 is three people at work, captioned 'Native weavers, Changi village, Singapore'.
Photograph 3 and 4 are a large building captioned 'Raffles Museum, Singapore'.…

LWrigleyJ1029740v1.pdf
Flying log book for Warrant Officer James Wrigley, wireless operator, covering the period from 17 November 1942 to 30 June 1954. Detailing training, operations and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury, RAF Pembrey, RAF Whitchurch…

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Len McNamara was born in Bristol in 1924. An apprentice plumber, he joined the Air Training Corps and volunteered for aircrew. Discusses his initial training at various stations, the gunnery course he passed with merit and honours, an escape and…

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John Ormerod left school at 14 and worked in the textile industry before he volunteered for RAF. At first he trained as flight mechanic but later remustered to be a flight engineer. He talks about synchronising props and the German speaking eighth…

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Basil Goldstraw was classed as medically unfit for aircrew and following training as a fitter, he was posted to 75 Squadron at RAF Mepal. He discusses aspects of his work as a fitter, being bombed, and life on and off the station. He was posted to…

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Title 'M.V. Trocas, at sea, 14 June 1939' Chides his son as poor letter writer and comments how useful a typing book is and that crew mates had also got typewriters. He goes on to discuss difficulties of female visiting the ship due to authorities…

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Written from Singapore. Noted that he missed ship Scalaria by few hours and laments difficulty in finding a 'homeship'. Mentions that another captain thinks every homeship coming through is his but Dennis's father is senior. Talks about Dennis's new…

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YDorricottAArmy2465v.pdf
A handwritten notebook containing the war diary of A Dorricott from October 1914. He embarks the SS Deseado at Southampton and sails through the Bay of Biscay, past Gibraltar to Malta. They continued with naval escorts to Port Said, through the Suez…

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A heap of scrap which includes a Mitsubishi A6M Zero
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