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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Zimbabwe--Bulawayo"

A large group of airmen sitting and standing in four rows, All are wearing tunic and side caps, most with training flash. Man sitting in front centre is holding a 'F'. On the left side of second row, a civilian wearing shorts is standing. To the left…


A street including the Carlton Hotel and other two storey buildings with a covered terrace at ground level along its length. There is a multi storey building at the far end of the street with cars and other vehicles parked along either side. A single…

Notes kept by JH Bird during his training.

Eight men wearing swimming trunks with trees beyond. John is second right at the back. On the reverse 'At the swimming pool the whole of the gang is here. Can you spot 'ern' '.

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Bulawayo city hall with square clock tower and columns. In the foreground tress and a memorial

A two storey colonnaded building with a double height square clock tower with roman numerals showing the time as 4:38. The area in front of the building is open with trees surrounding.

View of Abercorn street, Bulawayo (now renamed Jason Moyo Street) with shops either side. On the left a colonnade walkway. On the right are single and two storey shops, some with colonnades. In the centre of the row T Forbes and Son Jeweller. Two…

A street scene with the hotel in the centre of a row of other two storey buildings. Cars, vans and other vehicles are parked along the road and there are designated parking spaces in the middle of the road. A number of vans have "Jerrys" printed on…

A four wheeled gun carriage underneath a pitched grass roofed open sided structure with trees alongside. On the reverse 'The gun carriage what Rhodes was carried to his grave on. Now in grounds of Governor's house'.

Clifford Watson in shorts and flying helmet with his arm draped over the propeller of a Tiger Moth. Annotated on the reverse '(Bad Composition) With a Tiger Moth at Hillside, Bulawayo. Dec 1941 C Watson [signed]'

Pilot’s flying log book for D A Robinson, covering the period from 23 November 1942 to 21 May 1948. Covering his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. It states in his log book that his previous one was lost due to enemy action…

Stars in June 1940 based on letters written to his mother. Tells of life in Rhodesia before being called up and travelling to England, Discusses war as well as work and social life and initial training in Rhodesia. Goes on to describe a little of…

Uniformed trainee airmen sat on an open top car, one with his arm raised in the air, John is standing right, back. The car, with number plate B 5707, is parked on a packed earth road with trees surrounding. On the reverse 'Ken, Pat, Jim Sid and…

A magazine published for airmen in Bulawayo with news, jokes and stories.

A magazine published for airmen at the Bulawayo base. It includes, news, jokes, cartoons and adverts.

A magazine produced at the camp for airmen. It has news, jokes, cartoons and adverts.

A magazine published by RAF Bulawayo with sports news, jokes and news.

Newspaper article about Halifax on tour of Rhodesia and South Africa via Bulawayo, Ndola, Nairobi, Khartoum, Cairo and Rome. Mentions demonstration flights in South Africa and that the aircraft was commanded by Squadron Leader Clyde-Smith…

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…

Harold Richards from Lincoln was working in the health industry before he volunteered for the RAF. After trying to be a pilot he trained as an observer. He was posted to 297 Squadron at Stoney Cross where he and his crew dropped supplies to the…

Lester tells of his tough, early childhood and his first experience of seeing a Heinkel bomber flying over his home in Surrey, to attack the Brooklands Aircraft Factory. He tells of how he worked in the experimental department of Hawker Aircraft…

Pilots flying log book for J H Bird, covering the period from 29 March 1943 to 24 August 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Induna, RAF Kumalo, RAF Gianaclis, RAF Peplow, and Italy.…

Pilots flying log book for John L Kennedy, covering the period from 2 February 1942 to 30 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Induna, RAF Kumalo, RAF Perth, RAF South Cerney,…
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