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Writes about his leave in South Africa and going to the races.

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Written on headed notepaper of canteen service department of California, veterans of foreign wars of the United States. From O.P.A 422 Auspost London. Tells of being discharged from ship's hospital on reaching Durban but subsequently continued with…

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Pilot Officer A.J.B. Thompson’s SAAF Observers or Air Gunners Log Book from 17th January 1942 to 4th February 1943, detailing his training and duties as a Bomb Aimer. He was stationed at: SAAF Queenstown (No. 47 Air School), SAAF Port Alfred (No.…

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Story of adventure on a troopship ship and not being allowed ashore but then jumping ship.

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Pilots flying log book for W M Ballantyne, covering the period from 3 March 1942 to 18 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, Duties with 267 transport squadron, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at SAAF Wonderboom, SAAF…

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Notes place of aircrew selection board on 10/03/43 and lists all course undertaken, promotion dates, flying times on operational aircraft and last medical board.

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Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for D Phillips, Navigator, covering the period from 16 September 1943 to 7 September 1945. Detailing his flying training and Operations flown. He was stationed at SAAF Queenstown, RAF Moreton Valance,…

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Letter to his sister Myra Price. Apologises for not answering her letters. Writes of people he had met in South Africa who had previously lived in Wales. Recounts his activities at a sports day.
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For No 10 Air Navigators' course, 47 Air School, Queenstown South Africa. Menu and signatures of course members.

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George apologises for not writing because of his sadness on losing so many of his colleagues. It is a sad letter expressing his feeling if he was lost on an operation.

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Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for G C Warren, Navigator, covering the period from 25 August 1943 to 16 March 1945, when he failed to return from an operation to Nuremburg. He was stationed at SAAF Port Elizabeth, SAAF East London,…

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On the front a 'V' with British and combined allied flag, Morse code 'V' and 'Victory Greetings'. On the reverse a head and shoulders portrait of a man and a woman.

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Writes she had had no letter from him since 24 June. Comments on how long war might go on. Wonders how he is and what weather is like. Writes that they were having a nice holiday in Cape Town and catches up with family news and talks about their…

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Blue wrapper with 'Greetings and Best Wishes'. Badge with national war fund. Made in South Africa by Cadbury Fry Africa Ltd.

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A gift from the war prisoners aid of the YMCA, it contains notes in German and English, and names and addresses of people in Australia, Brazil and Canada, tables, figures and calculations, weekly rations with list of food, and photographs of…

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Left page. Top - autograph from Jean Batten after congratulations for record flight Australia to England. Bottom - autograph from Giles Guthrie and note of England to South Africa air race with W A Scott.
Bottom right - photograph of two men…

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Details of Sam's citation for his DSO, further training in Navigation and as an instructor. He then returned to transport in the Mediterranean. His last flight was from Malta to Cairo.
There are three photographs of his wife.

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South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for H J Richards, navigator, covering the period from 9 March 1943 to 10 August 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, and post war duties with Empire Air Armament School. He…

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C F Turner’s air gunner’s log book covering the period from 27 December 1943 to 4 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as rear air gunner. He was stationed at SAAF Port Alfred (43 Air School), RAF Little Horwood and RAF…

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In the letter he complains that his mother hasn't written to him, he misses mild beer, tripe and black pudding. He describes going out for drinks with a WAAF and meeting South African air force pilots and more girls, then they all went for dinner and…

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The letter describes his social life in Port Elizabeth and his upcoming 21st birthday.

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Born in Manchester, he was 20 years old in 1940 when he joined up and volunteered for aircrew. He trained in South Africa, Canada (Moncton and Trenton), the Unites States (Lakeland), and was torpedoed in the Atlantic on his way back. Maurice flew…

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Left page: three columns of photographs one each of navy, army and air force with views pf people and equipment all with captions. Centre and right page photographs of Canada, S Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand army personnel. In the centre a…

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Intermittent record of John's time at RAF West Kirby then Blackpool for training. He covers the sail from Liverpool to Durban, then India, first Bombay then train to Karachi. Once established at RAF Mauripur he records his daily work and…

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Four photographs from an album. One more is missing.
Photo 1 is an Indian lady carrying water on her head, captioned 'Pani Lao'.
Photo 2 is a native with a huge headdress pulling a rickshaw with two airmen, captioned 'Zulu & Rickshaw Durban'.…
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