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LDickerAHG18112199v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for A H G Dicker, covering the period from 4 July 1944 to 30 April 1953. Detailing his flying training, post war duties with 205 squadron, 52 squadron, 203 squadron and instructor…

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11 items on a page of a scrapbook.
Item 1 - programme for a revue 'Let's Have Another One' taking place on RMS Scythia on 5-8 November 1945.
Item 2 - photograph of A C Coller in tropical uniform standing beside two local boys who are sitting on…

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12 items on a page of a scrapbook.
Item 1 - photograph of an airman standing beside a monument, captioned 'Birt Littlewood Kandy Ceylon'.
Item 2 - photograph of an airman seated, captioned 'Birt Littlewood Kandy Ceylon' and 'Our leave at Queen's…

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Photograph 1 is an air-to-air view of a flying Beaufighter, captioned 'Beaufighter formation, Negombo, Ceylon, 1948.'
Photograph 2 is an air-to-air view of a Spitfire taken from a Lincoln, captioned 'Spitfire breakaway, Shallufa Egypt…

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Three boys working at a forge. On the reverse 'Boys working at the Smithys Forge. At Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.

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A bullock cart. On the reverse 'A "Yak" outside the MT section Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.
A second image is annotated on the reverse 'The old "yak" one again Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.

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Photograph 1 is of a snake charmer. Behind is the Celanes government building. It is captioned ' Snake Charmer -Colombo, Ceylon & Celanese Government building'.
Photograph 2 is an airman on a rickshaw. Behind is the Celanese government building,…

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A menu for the Chinese ABCD (American, British, Chinese, Dutch) Hotel. A selection of English and Chinese dishes with drinks and sweets.

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A view of cumulus clouds over Kandy. On the reverse 'Cloud Formations at dusk Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.

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Three huts set amongst palm trees. On the reverse '17/2/46 Columbo (Ceylon) transit camp for RAF. Taken by Alec.'

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Three men and a bullock beside The Temple of the Tooth. On the reverse 'Dave Holland and his [indecipherable] at "The Temple of the Tooth" Kandy March 1946'.

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An airman dressed in khaki standing outside huts. On the reverse ' "Dusty" outside his billet Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.

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An airman in shorts and khaki sitting on a fence. On the reverse 'F/O "Dusty" Miller from Dartford Kent. Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.

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Four photographs on an album page:

Photo 1 is an oblique aerial image of Negombo Airfield, Ceylon.
Photo 2 is an air-to-air view of a Shackleton over Malta.
Photo 3 is an air-to-air image of two Shackletons over Colombo racecourse.
Photo 4 is…

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Five photographs on an album page.

Photo 1 is a low oblique of Galle Fort with four Shackletons.
Photo 2 is a large moth at a window, captioned 'Mighty Moth'.
Photo 3 is a street scene captioned 'Colombo'.
Photo 4 is of oxen under palm trees,…

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A street view of Kandy. There are a couple of carts and one car. On the reverse 'High Street Kandy (The main street in Kandy) Ceylon May 1946.'

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David Wilkie was born in Edinburgh. He volunteered for the RAF and began training as a flight engineer. While training at St Athan he met his future wife, Kathleen. He was posted to 432 Squadron with a Canadian crew. He witnessed the gathering of the…

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Harry Rossiter grew up in East London but his family moved to Essex which gave Harry a “ringside view” of the Battle of Britain. He volunteered as a bicycle messenger and tried to join the Royal Navy as a telegraphist. He was encouraged to join…

AWilsonJM160121.mp3
Joan Wilson was born in Nettleham near Lincoln. She joined the Women’s Auxilliary Air Force and served as a wireless operator at RAF Morton Hall. The day following the Normandy landings, she had to send an urgent signal to all aircraft, to stop…

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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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Ivor sitting on a brick wall. He is dressed in khaki and shorts. On the reverse 'Self sitting on bridge on camp road. Kandy Ceylon May 1946.'

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Ivor standing at the edge of a stream with jungle around him. He is wearing shorts and khaki uniform. On the reverse 'Self "On the rocks" Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.

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The two men are standing on a rock ledge in a hilly forest. On the reverse 'F/O Chown and myself on the hills overlooking RAF Camp Kandy Ceylon May 1946.'

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Ivor sitting on the edge of the pool. On the reverse 'Self sitting on the edge of static water pool RAF Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.

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The four men are positioned beside a barbed wire fence. Two are seated. On the reverse 'Mac, Self, Bander, Siree Kandy Camp Ceylon March 1946.'

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