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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1939"

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A brochure advertising the 1935 Blackpool Illuminations

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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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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…

MClydeSmithD39856-160919-04.pdf
Histories of twelve Tiger Moth aircraft flown by Denis Clyde Smith while undergoing ab-initio training at Sywell.

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Dark orange album cover with Royal Air Force motto, Pilots Wings, intertwined initial with J and H inside a B and dates.

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Letter from David Donaldson to station commander at RAF Foulsham requesting temporary release for a period of six to nine months in order to study and sit solicitor's, final examinations. Enclosed document listing his service since September 1939…

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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,…

PThomasAF20010034.jpg
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.

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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…

PSearleROJ17030021.jpg
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…

BStevensonPDStevensonPDv1.pdf
Peter Stevenson's account of his service in the Officer Training Corps at Grantham and later in the Air Training Corps. Tells of his life in Grantham and the effect of the war on the town. Also his involvement post war in museums and projects to…

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Certificate affirming that DA Boldy received full colours from University of London King’s College, academic year 1938/39.

MRaettigDW1136657-160623-21.pdf
Provides notes for information of candidates including age limits, nationality, education, flying experience, classes ineligible, selection and medical, period of engagement, rank, liabilities, foreign powers, discharge, training, financial, travel,…

LDonaldsonDW70185v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for David W Donaldson. This is a newly bound compilation of 3 log books covering the period from 12 March 1938 to 19 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, Instructor duties and special duties flying.…

LClydeSmithD39856v2.pdf
Pilot's flying log book for Denis Clyde-Smith covering the period from 10 May 1937 to 31 May 1942. Detailing his flying training, Operations and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Sealand, RAF Henlow, RAF Calshot, RAF Watchet, RAF…

BBriggsDWBriggDWv1.pdf
Describes wartime service from 1939 to 1945. Joined as Halton apprentice in September 1939. Posted as fitter engine to RAF Wittering working on Wellington Hampden and Manchester aircraft. Followed by tour at RAF Upper Heyford working on Wellington…

LHudsonJD173116v2.pdf
Flying note book for number 130, B squad, course A2, covering the period from 17 November 1939 to 2 February 1940. Detailing his training as a navigator. He was stationed at Prestwick. Aircraft flown were, Fokker F22, F36 and Anson.

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

LWoodsEH751788v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Eric Horace Woods, navigator, covering the period from 28 November 1939 to 10 July 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties, operations with transport command and…

LSmithEW174520v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Sergeant Ernest Smith from 11 February 1939 to 31 March 1943, detailing his pilot training and 20 operations with 144 Squadron on the following targets in Belgium, France and Germany: Aachen, Antwerp, Brest,…

LRobinsonFA33520v1.pdf
Flying log book for F A Robinson covering the period from 8 September 1938 to 22 January 1951. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, includes flight certificates, congratulatory messages and notes of appreciation from senior officers, a…

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Five aircrew lined up with the first halfway up the nose ladder of a Whitley. On the reverse 'Whitley III, 58 Squadron Linton on Ouse 1939. Left to right, Sgt Drew Eng, Sgt Jesse gunner, Sgt Mitchell radio, P/O P Oniel pilot first, P/O Russell pilot…

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Formal photograph of 175740 Flying Officer Ron Ward, in uniform, with meteorological observer's half wing. Captioned 'Ron Ward', 'RAF Service August 1944 - 1946', 'Photo 1946, MORLEY'.
Page has hand written log of his flights at Empire Air…
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