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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1939"

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Len Harper registered for the air force in April 1939, influenced by the positive experience of his brother who had joined in January. Upon completing training at the Wireless Training School, RAF Yatesbury, he was posted to RAF Wittering, where he…

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Bill Ballantyne was in his first year at Cambridge University and a member of the Air Squadron when war was declared out in 1939. Upon joining the air force, he was posted to South Africa, where he trained as a pilot on Tiger Moths. He joined 267…

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Three annotated items:

Item 1 : Photograph of air raid shelter with pets
caption 1 'Air Raid Shelter constructed by a firm called "Troy" in 1938. Left [undecipherable] It was 16' deep with a poisen [sic] gas free escape hatch…

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Copy of a photograph of a group of RAF personnel with no visible brevets. They are arranged in seven rows, with the front four seated and the last three standing. There are two markers at the left-hand side indicating the rows in which Eric Horsham…

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Colin Deverell was born in Croydon. Upon leaving school, he worked for Oliver Typewriter Company, where he gained engineering skills to become an amateur rigger for Imperial Airways, before finding employment with Rollaston Aircraft Services in 1939.…

LTurnerAJ561939v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for A J Turner, covering the period from 18 February 1935 to 31st August 1939. Detailing his flying training and pre-war flying duties with 216 Squadron and 9 Squadron. He was stationed in Egypt and at RAF Aldergrove, RAF…

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On the left a baby in white dress and bonnet sits in a pram. On the left a woman with jacket wearing glasses holds the baby. In the centre Kaye Turner wearing check jacket. On the right John Turner wearing jacket, tie and hat. Adults are sitting on a…

MCleggPV[DoB]-150701-01.pdf
A history of the Avro Repair Organisation at Bracebridge Heath. Aircraft with Category B damage were disassembled and taken to Bracebridge for repair. Contractor’s Working Parties repaired Category A damaged aircraft on their station using spares…

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Lillian Grundy was born grew up in Ancoats, Manchester. Upon leaving school, she worked in a local mill winding bobbins, and the Hall Brothers Toffee Works wrapping sweets. Grundy met George in 1939 and they were engaged in Easter 1940, however, he…

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James Ferguson Latimer was born in Edinburgh. His family emigrated to Canada when he was young but moved back to Scotland in 1939. He recalls witnessing a German U-boat torpedo a ship as they sailed back home. Latimer joined the air force and…

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Four photographs from an album. Photo 1 is three airmen in a cockpit of an aircraft. Photo 2 is a Bleheim with several airmen standing at the front. Photo 3 is an airman standing by a stream. He is wearing a thick woolen polo necked pullover, boots…

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A group of airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Blenheim. It is annotated '601 Cy of London Fighter Squadron Hendon 1939
Tangmere-Hawkinge-Manston -1940-Middle Wallop - Merville, France -Tangmere'.

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Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a man looking through a telescope, captioned 'Uncle Norman on Bird Rock'.
Photo 2 is a man sitting on a rock, captioned 'Echo Mountain from Bird Rock'.
Photo 3 is a man sitting on a wooden boat in front of…

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Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a hillside, captioned 'The Soch Valley'.
Photo 2 is a sea view, captioned 'The Two Bays, Nevin'.
Photo 3 is a view of small boats captioned 'Abersoch Harbour'.
Photo 4 is a sea view, captioned 'Porth…

BTyrieJSBTyrieJSBv1.pdf
A biography of Jim Tyrie. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and learned to fly on Tiger Moths. He was shot down on his 7th operation over Berlin. In POW camp he was described as a dedicated tunneller. There is a list of the camps he was kept in…

LTyrieJSB87636v1.pdf
Flying log book for J S B Tyrie covering the period from 1 July 1939 to 9 August 1959. Detailing his flying training and operations flown Following which he was shot down 9 April 1941 and became a prisoner of war. Returning to flying duties 25 May…

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Photo 1 is a front/side view of a biplane, captioned 'Hart RAFVR Perth 1939'.
Photo 2 is Jim Tyrie at the controls of an aircraft, captioned 'Oxford Cranwell 1940'.
Photo 3 is a rear/side view of an Oxford, captioned 'Cranwell 1940'.

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Provides dates and family history from their engagement to after the war including John's time as prisoner of war and in hospital after his return. Lists letters and dates and provides locations of where they were written.

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Photo 1 is a man identified as Mike Osmond, standing in a garden.
Photo 2 is a group of four, identified as Dick Osmond, Mollie, Arthur and Margaret, sitting on the grass.
Photo 3 is two men and two women identified as Margaret, Percy Thomas,…

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Photo 1, 2 and 4 are Lance and Lance's store where Arthur first worked.
Photo 3 is Arthur in the store.
Photo 5 is Arthur with Ray Lukins, dressed for cricket.
Photo 6 is Arthur in cricket whites and blazer.

LLancasterJO103509v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J O Lancaster covering the period from 6 July 1937 to 15 September 1943. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Anstey, RAF Desford, RAF Sealand, RAF…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Roy Chadwick wearing suit and tie. On the reverse 'Probably THE most lovely photo. Original Roy Chadwick about 1939 aged 46 years'.

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Pen and ink drawing of operations room with raised platforms to the left and tables in front. Men and women working at tables and on platforms. map on wall to right and squawk boxes high up on walls. Titled 'Sector Operations Room, RAF Digby 1939'.

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Left page - letter from John Collier on Norfolk and Nowich Aero Club headed paper, thanking Jill Nicholls for her letter which thanked him for the flight she took with him. Right page - Title at top - 'Alex Henshaw Kings Cup 1938 and Cape records…
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