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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1938"

Eleanor Lettice Curtis’ civilian Pilot’s Log Book from 16th June 1937 until 19th October 1940. Lettice started flying training with Yapton Aero Club at Ford Airfield. After qualifying she was involved in aerial photography. In summer 1939 she…

Certificates for dancing awarded to Charmian Quitmann, who went on to marry John Walter Gifford Saunders, at the St. Mildred's Parish Church Musical Festival.

A head and shoulders portrait of Bob.
On the reverse 'Fulham 1938'.

A postcard of a Heyford biplane coming into land. On the reverse '1938 The first aircraft Grandad flew as air gunner observer for training. Open cockpits.'

A newspaper cutting with an article about the Long Range Development Unit of the RAF. There is also a separate image of a Wellesley and the team of airmen and ground crew involved.

An obituary published in the Times with a second cutting with a correction from an air vice-marshal.

Peter was born in Coventry. Although in the army, Peter was stationed on RAF airfields and joined the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in October 1938, aged 16, transferring to the Royal Artillery. He then joined the Army Air Corps (AAC) and was part of…

Gives qualifications as aeronautical engineer. Education and employment history including service in the RAF from 1943 to 1947. Management experience and family background.

Bertram kneeling with a dog.

An autobiography of Jim Taylor's time in the RAF before the war. He spent time training with Oliver Bell, who is recorded in the memoir.

H. W. Bennett’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 23 April 1937 to 14 June 1943, detailing training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Observer, Air Gunner, Bomb Aimer and Navigator. Includes bombing and…

Starts with account of life at school (Rendcomb College) from 1931 to 1937. Continues with decade 1938-1948 starting with time at Cheltenham Art School in 1938 and 1939. Continues with account of wartime activity including enlistment, training at RAF…

Port side of a biplane with two more behind. On the reverse 'Oliver Bell flew in this aircraft in Aden 1938'.


A man on a donkey watched by a small boy. The man has a hat and a hockey stick. The reverse has 'Polo on Christmas Day'. The reverse of a second copy has 'Oliver Bell in Aden around 1938'.


Left page:
Top left - view out to sea with cliffs on the right.
Top right - six men and a woman wearing summer clothes sitting on chairs round a table in grass field.
Middle left - two women wearing dresses on a beach with sea behind them.

Top page:
Top left - four women and a child standing in a winter village street with cars on the right and houses in the background.
Top right - a crowd of men and women and one child being carried making their way into a stone building with sign…

Half length image of a man wearing civilian shirt and trousers sitting. On the reverse 'Dick, Gower 1938'.

Two cats. On the reverse 'Spring 1938'.


Two photographs of holiday snaps.
#1 is Arnold and his two boys, captioned ' L-R: Arnold Louis, Derek Allan, Brian Arnold Holidays - 1937'.
#2 is four children captioned 'from top: Brian, Margaret (family friend), Derek, June summer holiday -…

A short history of 106 Squadron. Covers formation in world war one. Reformed in 1938 with Hinds and Battles. Equipped with Hampden at beginning of the war. Initially a advanced training unit. Became operational in September 1940. Describes early…

J Flint’s Flying Log Book covering the period 30 August 1938 to 16 February 1944.
Detailing his flying training and operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Tollerton (27 E&RFTS), RAF Hanworth (5 EFTS), RAF Yatesbury (10 EFTS), RAF Brize…

Biography of Arthur Alexander Gill and memories of his cousin Kenneth Gill. Writes of working in the same firm as Kenneth Gill before the war. Too young to join forces, he was employed in Blackburn aircraft stores. Was called up in December 1944.…

A large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in front of a Blenheim. Information supplied with the collection states '1938 RAF Wyton 114 Squadron (C.E.L. absent on leave)'.
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