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SDunnFT1319229v10002-Transcript.pdf
Transcript of F Dunn's memoir describing life before and after joining the RAF. Includes induction and starting off in the RAF in England and then sea voyage to South Africa and then initial training in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

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Five uniformed men sitting on a rock in open scrubland. John is in the centre with an open jacket. On the reverse 'The five of us at Hillside dams'.

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Three completed RAF Forms 96.
The first to Induna from Thornhill advises that Moth D623 arrived.
The second to Thornhill and Cranborne from Induna advises that three Wellingtons left for Cranborne then Thornhill.
The third to Thornhill and…

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Men, women and children sitting around and swimming in a rectangular swimming pool with diving board. One man is wearing a pith helmet with a towel covering his back. The area is bordered by floodlights and trees. On the reverse of the second…

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The hut stands in open ground with a pitched grass roof and a multi paned glass window. It has rocks around its base and a notice at its entrance. On the reverse 'The hut that Rhodes stayed in when visiting Bulawayo. Now in the grounds of the…

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A view of the front of the Round House Hotel, at the corner of Esigodini Road/ Hope Fountain road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Dark sky and bushes in the foreground. On the reverse 'The Round House Hotel which I have talked a lot about'.

During the Second…

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John, wearing long trousered uniform, standing on the steps of the Round House Hotel, at the corner of Esigodini Road/ Hope Fountain road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. On the reverse 'At the Round House'.

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MBirdJH184015-180215-24.pdf
Notes kept by JH Bird during his training.

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Describes time at Hillside ITW camp, Bulawayo. Having to wait before starting aircrew training. Includes letter to sister and brother describing a typical day in camp. Describes local area and inhabitants as well as training activities, drill,…

SDunnFT1319229v10002-0002.pdf
Starts after arrival at Durban in South Africa. Describes time in Clairwood "rest camp", visiting Durban and Christmas and New Year celebrations. Long description of activities in Durban. Discusses South Africa and describes train journey to South…

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List of twenty-nine letters sent by Donald Baker to his mother between June 1940 and September 1941. Also notes he was shot down on 5 November 1941.

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Writes that he is pleased tobacco prices had been good. Continues with social activities, mentions Bulawayo young peoples club and playing rugby. Concludes writing about his accommodation.

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Glad they are well and tobacco prices holding up. Discusses the bad overseas situation concerning Britain, Germany, French capitulation. mentions called for part time training and wishes the air force would call him up. Mentions friend visiting who…

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Catches up with home news but states unable to get home for weekend because of part time training. Discusses callup situation and that he is hoping to get in with a draft of recruits being sent overseas. Mentions writing to the air force. States he…

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Written from No 2 training camp (Royal Air Force Contingent) Bulawayo. mentions his call up and reporting to the RAF. Says they will be sent to England or Canada for training. Writes about pay and allowances and speculates about the future including…

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LKennedyJL19210211v1.pdf
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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John, wearing desert uniform, with shorts and shirt and tie, standing on the steps of the Round House Hotel, at the corner of Esigodini Road/ Hope Fountain road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. On reverse is 'Yours truly on Round House steps'.

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LBirdJH184015v2.pdf
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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…
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