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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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Photograph 1 is the Capitol, Washington taken from an aircraft and partly obscured by an engine, captioned 'Capitol building, Washington D.C. 1947'.
Photograph 2 is a head and shoulders portrait of a man, a woman and a girl, captioned 'Lloyd,…

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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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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…

ARossiterHC150913.mp3
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…

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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…

MCollerAS1874018-170424-02.pdf
The last issue of Kandy Calling. A magazine with news, quizzes, stories, sports reports, personalities, photographs, cartoons, letters to the editor and adverts.

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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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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…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-021.pdf
The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, Repatriation Arrangements, Liberation comes to Stalag IXA, Behind the Scenes about theatrical endeavours,…

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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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Four items on an album page.
Item 1 is a sketch map of the route from UK via Malta and Aden to Ceylon.
Item 2 is One rupee note issued by the Government of Ceylon.
Item 3 is a low level aerial photograph of Minicoy Island.
Item 4 is a photograph…

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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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Nine photographs from an album.
Photo 1 and 2 are captioned 'Negombo - Ceylon'.
Photo 1 is a riverside with canoes.
Photo 2 is a European man in shorts with six native boys, one on a bike.
Photo 3 is a street with palm trees, captioned 'Tripoli -…

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Top left - front quarter view of a York parked on hardstanding. Captioned 'Our York at Negombo, Colombo, Ceylon Oct 45'.
Top right - view from air of coastline. Captioned 'Coast near Casablanca, Morocco, July 1945'.
Centre - Three airmen in front…

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Top left - view on landing from aircraft window of airport buildings including control tower. Runway in foreground. Captioned 'Taken just as we landed at Dum-Dum aerodrome, Calcutta, March 46'.
Top right - snake charmer with snake in basket.…

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Top left - view from air of river with city on far side and bridge in the centre. Captioned 'Ganges river at Cawnpore, India, March 1946'.
Top right - view along the top of the fuselage of a York with two men standing towards the tail. Captioned…

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Top left - two men, one wearing swimming trunks, the other shirt and shorts standing either side of a local boy on a beach with trees in the background. Captioned 'Engineer (J Ormerod) a Sinhalese boy and self on beach at Negombo, Ceylon, March…

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Eight Ceylonese working in a paddy field. On the reverse ' "Another Paddy Field being cut" at Kandy, Ceylon May 1946'.

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A view across paddy fields. On the reverse 'The paddy fields near the camp Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.
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