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Philip Batty grew up in Walsall. He discusses the death of his older brother Dennis, a wireless operator with 226 Squadron, early in the Second World War. Philip volunteered for aircrew. After training, he was posted to 50 Squadron at RAF Sturgate as…
A man in short sleeved shirt and shorts standing by a tree feeding a monkey. In the background trees. On the reverse 'Pedro Walker feeding a monkey, Vic Falls, 1942'.
A man in short sleeved shirt, shorts and side cap standing in a river by the edge of a cataract. In the distance the river disappears over a fall. On the reverse 'Pedro Walker, Victoria Falls. July 1942, (Devils Cataract)'.
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A man with short sleeves is holding two cats while standing in front of an open door. In the background a corrugated iron building. On the reverse 'Alan and the catts [sic], Mt Hampden, Salisbury S. Rhodesia May 1941'.
Air-to-air view of Anson ZP, VS519, flying over mainly open country. Wing of camera aircraft visible in foreground. Captioned 'Phil over Thornhill 1949'.
Flying log book for navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunner’s, flight engineer’s for Philip Batty, wireless operator, covering the period from 7 February 1944 to 31 October 1949. Detailing his flying training, post war flying and instructor…
A road lined with white rocks runs left to right. On the far side a number of buildings and in the centre two cars parked by a small stand of trees. On the reverse 'RAF Mount Hampden, 1941, Salisbury, S Rhodesia'.
Ten men in swimming trunks. Eight men standing in front with arms round each other shoulders. Two other men stand behind. In the background a swimming pool and single storey buildings. On the reverse of the b/w photograph 'Before we broke up, two…
Ben Openshaw (left) and an airmen by a cliff. The man in front is sitting wearing shorts, short sleeved shirt and side cap. In the background a huge waterfall.
Two oxen harnessed together are pulling on a pole for a rotary machine - possibly a well. An African man stands by a barrel on the left. In the background a hut and hills. On the reverse 'Untali, 1941'.