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Flight Officer William Anderson began his service in the Royal Air Force at the age of eighteen when he signed up in Edinburgh. In this interview he speaks about his training, reporting to Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, being paid at the London…

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Thanks for parcel and comments on how slow the post is. Describes activities at Royal Air Force Lakenheath including a concert, a play and a dance. Thinks that he may get to see sister in a months time. Comments huge funeral in Wales.

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Cyril Abbotts volunteered for the Royal Air Force while he was an engineering apprentice with W T Avery at Smethwick. After his reception at Lord’s Cricket Ground and initial training,he trained as a pilot at RAF Bowden and Moose Jaw in Canada. On…

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Flight Engineer Ron Jones 61 Squadron, killed in action 25 April 1944. Details of his early life and service career. Some information how he met his wife, then their brief marriage. Initially he was declared missing but on January 1945 he was…

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An extract of the Marriage Register, dated 26 January 1944.

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Navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunner’s and flight engineer’s flying log book for Warrant Officer Colin Cole from 5 August 1943 to 23 September 1946. Detailing training schedule and operations flown. Served at RAF Yatesbury, RAF Mona, RAF…

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Royal Air Force flying log book for Sergeant John Young, flight engineer, covering the period 28 June 1944 to 6 January 1945, detailing training, and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF St Athan, RAF Eastmoor. Aircraft flown in were the Halifax…

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John Young grew up in Scotland and was a locomotive fireman on the railways until he volunteered to join the Royal Air Force. He completed a tour of operations as a flight engineer with 432 Squadron from RAF East Moor. After the war he returned to…

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A view looking along a river valley, on the left a track leads towards a rounded hill. On the reverse 'Ystwyth Valley, Cardigan. July 1939'.

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A view of distant hills and clouds. On the reverse 'nr Ponterwyd July 1939'.

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A view of the river Wye. On the reverse 'River Wye nr Llanstephan. July 1939'

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A view of the river. On the banks deciduous trees and in the distance low hills. On the reverse 'River Wye. Llanstephan, July 1939.'

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Covers air gunners course including sighting, gun ranges, characteristics of machine guns, bullet patterns, harmonisation, firing techniques, use of tracer rounds and gun turret hydraulics. Front Cover captioned '1880966, AQC Allen, Class No 0, Hut…

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15 airmen in two rows, eight in front kneeling and seven behind standing. All are in battledress with side cap. Derrick Allen is front row right extreme right. In the background open ground. On the reverse 'Derrick Allen kneeling extreme right,…

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15 airmen in two rows, seven in front row kneeling and eight standing behind. All are wearing battledress and side cap. On the reverse 'No 1 AGS Pembrey, 30-1-44/25-3-44, Bert Davies kneeling third from right, passing out parade'.

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15 airmen in two rows, seven kneeling in the front and eight standing to the rear. All wearing battledress and side cap. On the reverse 'H. R. Harvey, kneeling extreme right, trainee air gunner, passing out parade, No 1 AGS Pembrey 1944'.

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David Sanders flew operations as a flight engineer with 189 and 619 Squadrons. He joined the Royal Air Force as a flight engineer and discusses an operation when they arrived too early over the target, being followed by a night fighter and having a…

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Sidney Marshall grew up in Lincolnshire and worked as an agricultural engineer. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force at eighteen and trained as a flight engineer. On his first operation to Duisburg one of his Lancaster's engines was hit by shrapnel…

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Half-length portrait of Sergeant Syd Marshall with flight engineer brevet.
Syd Marshall's flight engineer's brevet.
Captioned 'After passing out St Athan 12-7-1944

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He describes his first interest in the RAF, in 1938. He joined the Air Defence Cadet Corps, and later in 1941 the Air Training Corps. He was called up by the RAF in February 1942, and proceeded through initial training and the Initial Training Wing…

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13 airmen in two rows, front row of seven sitting and rear row of six standing. All are wearing greatcoats and side caps. In the background a wooden hut with windows. A board at the front reads 'No 126 Course Air Gunners Squad B, 13-12-43 [....]'.…

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Thomas Carroll grew up in Yorkshire and became a cashier for a mining company. He joined the Royal Air Force and flew operations as a flight engineer with 100 and 626 Squadrons. After the war, he retrained as an air traffic control officer in Germany…

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Flight Sergeant Ray Charlton completed a tour of operations as a flight engineer with Squadron 57, from RAF East Kirkby. He describes life on the station and events on operations. In later years he married Jean Mott, the widow of Bob Mott, a member…

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Allen Gould grew up in Bournemouth and worked for the Danish Bacon company until volunteering for the Royal Air Force. He completed 32 operations as a flight engineer with 620 Squadron from RAF Fairford. Post war, he married his wife, who was…

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John Tait was prompted to join the Royal Air Force, as he was American by birth and therefore he had to report to the police station once a month because he was considered an ‘alien’. He was a wireless operator and gunner, flying in Ansons,…
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