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William Moore was born in Dunoon, Scotland in August 1924 and joined the Royal Air Force after spending some time in the Air Cadet Defence Corps and in the Air Training Corps. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the age of 17 and completed his…

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Record of training navigation star and sun sights from ground and air between April 1943 and February 1944. Locations April to July 1943 at 24 bombing gunnery and navigation school at Moffat Southern Rhodesia on Anson aircraft. December 1943 at No 23…

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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…

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William Moore was born in Dunoon in Scotland in 1924. He joined the Royal Air Force after spending time in the Air Defence Cadet Corps, qualifying as an observer. William tells of his family history in wartime and his transatlantic trip, landing in…

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Geoff Paine attended High Wycombe Royal Grammar School and Falmouth Grammar School, joined Air Training Corps and volunteered for the Royal Air Force at eighteen. Upon competition of initial training he was posted at RAF Waltham (100 Squadron) then…

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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…

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Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for H O Cannon (1802390) air gunner, covering the period from 29 December 1943 to 3 November 1944 and from 16 October 1952 to 8 October 1953. He was stationed at RAF Moffatt, RAF Qastina, RAF…

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Dick Heath was an apprentice boat builder and joined the Royal Air Force in 1943. He began training as an air gunner but was posted to RAF Fiskerton working in the bomb dump. He was on his way to Canada by ship when the war in Europe ended. After he…

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Jim Allen's experiences after the end of the war. He married in 1944 and had three children. His first job was as a bus conductor, then an insurance agent but he was unhappy so rejoined the RAF. He trained as a Fighter Controller and was posted to…

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Ken Hicks in shorts, shirt and topee standing outside a corrugated iron building with many windows. On the reverse 'Me taken at Mt Hampden, Salisbury, S Rhodesia, The sun is at a very low angle, and my knees are clean. Ken Hicks 1941'.

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A road bridge with low railings running from the bottom crosses a river. To both sides of the road African bush and trees. On the reverse 'Hunyani river crossing, Salisbury S Rhodesia, 1941'.

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Scenic shot of mountains in the distance. A low hill in the foreground left with valley beyond. In the foreground sparse bush-land. Second photograph same as the first, on the reverse 'Umtali, Rhodesia, 1943, Christmas pass'.

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An man covered with a blanket is asleep in the middle bed of three in a bed in a barrack room. There are lockers by each bed and shelves on the wall either side of windows. On the reverse 'Ped in bed, 1941 RAF Mount Hampden'.

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Five airmen , three sitting and two standing behind in a barrack room. The left front man is smoking a cigar, the centre man is smoking a pipe and holding a photograph of a woman. The man in centre back is holding a pineapple. There is a window in…

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View of open land with occasional woods. In the foreground long grass and bushes. In the centre middle distance a woods with building to the right. On the reverse '1-9-41 Mt Hampden S Rhodesia, S Africa, View of farm from hill, Salisbury, S.…

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An airman in shorts asleep on a bed in front of a window. To the right a locker and to the left shelve with photographs. On the reverse 'Taff Griffiths in the land of nod, Mt Hampden 1941'.

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A number of African youths in shorts standing by baskets and other sale goods. One is lying down. In the background buildings. On the reverse 'Salisbury S. Rhodesia'.

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A man in shorts standing in front of a tree. To the left two buildings and to the right a straw hut and another tree. On the reverse 'My pal Jonny with rifle at Mr Baston's farm. (A Roman Candle Tree', S. Rhodesia 1-6-41, S Africa'.

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Two shirtless men wearing shorts standing in long grass holding an object between them. The man on the left is wearing a topee. In the background bush and trees. On the reverse 'Pedro Walker and Lo[...] Sellers, Mt Hampden, Rhodesia, 1941'.

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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'.

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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'.

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A man wearing short sleeved shirt, shorts and topee crouching by a small stone cairn with a wooden pole. On the reverse 'Mt Hampden, Salisbury, gold claim, Taff Dalling, 1941

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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'.

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A large waterfall in a gorge with tree lined cliffs either side. On the reverse 'Victoria Falls, July 1942, 400 ft drop'.

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A large waterfall falls into a river in a gorge with cliffs either side. On the reverse 'Vic Falls 1942'.
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