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Top - Royal Air Force 23rd V.C. Announces award of Victoria Cross to Act Sqn Ldr Robert Antony Maurice Palmer 109 Squadron (missing). Quotes from citation for award with account of operation to Cologne and some service background. Bottom left - pals…

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Left - a master bomber's self-sacrifice. Account of actions of Captain Edwin Swales DFC of the South African Air Force posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for attack on Pforzheim. He was attached by fighters over the target and aircraft severely…

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Top left - view from the air of a coastal city with sea in the foreground. Captioned 'Durban'.
Top right - a two storey building on the left with steps up to door. A single story building from left to right across the middle wit trees behind.…

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Article concerning shoe manufacturer for survey of African continent. Annotated 'Our morning paper, Monday 16/11/47'.

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

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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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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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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 man with a huge headdress pulling a rickshaw with two airmen, captioned 'Zulu & Rickshaw Durban'.
Photo…

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Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is five men doing laundry, captioned 'Dhobi Ghats'.
Photo 2 is a brick building, captioned 'Latrines'.
Photo 3 is a monument, captioned 'War Memorial, Durban'.
Photo 4 is an officer with a large cup and…

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Three items from an album.
Item 1 is an entertainment pass.
Item 2 is a ticket for the Stalls at the Playhouse, Durban for 26th March 1941.
Item 3 is a ticket partly obscured.

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Three sheets of a newsletter describing forthcoming events plus adverts.

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A list of friends and colleagues.

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Two notes. The first is a letter with bus information and the second is a partly obscured list of names.

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A ticket for the Flannel Dance at Durban YMCA. Features Dennis Abraham and his orchestra. Price 1s 6d to members of the forces.

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Two leaflets produced by Durban to introduce service men to the city. They include details of organisations, greetings in Zulu and Afrikaans, canteens and clubs, transport, maps, sport, places of interest, entertainments, taxi fares, places to visit…

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Wal Goodwin grew up near Melbourne, was conscripted in the Australian Army but was discharged due to his father’s reserved farming occupation. He later volunteered for the Australian Air Force and received his initial training of meteorology, Morse…

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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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