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LPayneAJ1315369v1.pdf
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Alan John Payne, navigator, covering the period from 7 November 1942 to 8 August 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war squadron duties. He…

LWilsonJ1486634v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for J Wilson, covering the period from 12 July 1942 to 26 March 1945. Detailing his flying training, Operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF…

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Cutting 1 is of David Llewellyn saying goodbye to Mrs Llewellyn. He is at the control of a light aircraft.
Cutting 2 is a group of civilians waving the light aircraft off.
The caption reads ' Taking off in his 40 horse-power midget plane...Flying…

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LBeethamMJ[Ser#-DoB]v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Michael James Beetham, covering the period from 5 December 1945 to 18 July 1952. Detailing his post war squadron duties, staff duties, flying training and instructor duties and flew the victory day fly past and good will…

LEdwardsED1236492v1.pdf
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Ellis Edwards, bomb aimer, covering the period from 9 February 1942 to 29 March 1943 when he was missing in action on a raid to Berlin. Detailing his flying training and operations flown.…

LBrileyWG1586825v1.pdf
Observers and air gunners flying log book for Wiliam George Briley, covering the period from 2 December 1943 to 24 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and communication flight duties. He was stationed at, East London, RAF…

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List of places and dates. Places include Freetown, Durban, Mombasa, Cape Town, Liverpool, Aden and others unreadable. Dates from February 1942 to November 1942

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Newspaper article about Halifax on tour of Rhodesia and South Africa via Bulawayo, Ndola, Nairobi, Khartoum, Cairo and Rome. Mentions demonstration flights in South Africa and that the aircraft was commanded by Squadron Leader Clyde-Smith…

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Halifax parked on a pan on an airfield. The legs of a man can be seen under the rear fuselage. In the background mountains. On the reverse '[.....], On arrival at Brooklyn Cape Town, 4/12/44'.

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After training in South Africa, William Briley flew operations as a navigator with 40 Squadron flying Wellingtons from Foggia, Italy. One of his operations involved the dropping of a 4000lb bomb which derailed two trains. He was also involved in mine…

ABarrJ150731.mp3
Jim Barr grew up in Scotland and worked as an apprentice engineer before volunteering for the Royal Air Force. He trained as a navigator in South Africa and flew operations with 61 Squadron. He describes what it was like to be a navigator with Bomber…

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Top left - Stephen Dawson in airline uniform and Joy Dawson in a dress in the garden of a two story house. Captioned 'in uniform England'.

Top right - Stephen Dawson in swimming trunks sitting in a cane chair by a table under and awning in front…

ABarfootWE151208.mp3
Bill Barfoot was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. On joining the Air Force, he trained as a wireless operator but remustered as aircrew. He trained as a navigator in South Africa. He flew operations with 296 Squadron supplying the French and Norwegian…

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An airman in tunic and side cap is standing between two women in dresses on a railway platform. Railway tracks to the right. On the reverse 'Joyce Boytha, Ped Walker, Minky Omsdaal, Johanesburg [sic] railway station 1943'.

LFreethR1319543v10001.pdf
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Warrant Officer Reg Freeth, bomb aimer, covering the period from 7 February 1942 to 8 October 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations and Instructor duties. He was stationed at…

AFreethR160531.mp3
Reg Freeth grew up in Wales and worked for the Civil Service in the Labour Exchange before he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He trained as an observer in South Africa and flew operations served as a bomb aimer with 61 Squadron from RAF…

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During this interview Les describes his experience as a despatch rider in France in 1940 before escaping from Dunkirk and returning to the United Kingdom, eventually joining the Royal Air Force. He also describes his training in South Africa and his…

APayneAJ150811.mp3
Alan Payne was born in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. He volunteered for aircrew with the Royal Air Force and after initial training was sent to South Africa where he trained as an observer. When he returned to the UK, he was allocated the role of bomb…

AFisherLS150814.mp3
Laurence Fisher grew up in Peterborough and served in the Home Guard before joining the Royal Air Force. He served as ground personnel before remustering as aircrew. He flew operations from Italy before his aircraft was shot down and he became a…

ADerringtonAP150715-02.mp3
Dr Arnold Pearce Derrington grew up in Cornwall and joined the University Air Squadron at Exeter. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and completed training at RAF Ansty, South Africa, RAF West Freugh and RAF Moreton in the Marsh, where he trained…

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Letter to Henry, Lil and Barbara from Arthur Wright, their brother. Flying training has not gone well due to his 'Undeveloped air sense'. He is now training as an Observer. At first he was unhappy but quickly started to get much satisfaction from…

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Letter to brother Henry, Lil and Barbara from 75 Air School in South Africa from Arthur Wright. He describes sailing to Durban. He is impressed with the food, the city and the people. Then a 23 hour train journey to the camp. He discusses his social…

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Arthur Wright standing in his Sidcot suit holding his flying helmet. Captioned ' With love & happy memories Arthur'. On the reverse 'To Henry + Lil From Arthur Port Elizabeth S.A. July 1942'.

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Three airmen in Sidcot suits, standing, carrying flying helmets. A fourth airman is in uniform and carrying a flying helmet. Arthur Wright is on the right of the photograph. They are in front of a building with wooden doors. On the reverse 'If found…

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Two men sunbathing whilst an airman is hiding with his head under a tent made from a chair and a towel. They are seated outside a wooden building. On the reverse 'Humewood Port Elizabeth August 1942'.
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