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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1940"

PHorshamES1701.jpg
Two brothers standing outside their house. They are in uniform with arms round each other's shoulders. A third man's head can be seen in the background.
On the reverse '68 Purrett Rd Plumstead 1940/1 Eric LEFT Brother Roy now Capt 1944'.

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PCheshireGL1828.jpg
Full length portrait of two aircrew officers standing talking in an officers' mess. Both are wearing tunics and bow ties. The flight lieutenant on the left has air signallers (S) brevet and Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon. He has hands in pocket.…

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Hand written note giving brief details of Andrew's service.

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Called up for army 1st Sept 1939,
Sailed for France 9th June 1940,
Evacuated from France 17th June 1940.

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Transferred to RAF. 6th Oct 1941,
Sailed for South…

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…

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A licence issued to Harry Redgrave

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Letter 1 is a covering letter for Harry Redgrave's Certificate of Service and Discharge, dated 29 July 1941.
Letter 2 corrects Harry Redgrave's service to include his attendance at an Air Observer's course on a new Certificate of Discharge and…

PGrundyAF15010014.jpg
Top - a group of six aircrew wearing tunic and side cap in front of a Wellington. David Donaldson is third from the left. In the background trees.
Middle - a group of six aircrew standing in front of a Wellington. Five are wearing tunic and side…

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List medals for David Donaldson including Distinguished Service order and bar, Distinguished Flying Cross. Medal for Joyce Donaldson, War Medal 1939-45. Lists RAF Service for David Donaldson from 1934 to demob in November 1945. Lists Joyce…

EDonaldsonDWOCRAFFoulsham450331-0001.jpg
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…

PSmithJA1505.jpg
13 pilots, standing in front of a Hereford, Ernest Smith second from left. Captioned 'No 16 OTU Upper Heyford Oxon'. Pilots are named on mounting, some with asterisk: 'Sgt Hubbard; Sg Smith; Sgt Hughes; Sgt Day*; Sgt Ivatt*; Sgt Stubbs*; P/O Goode*;…

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,…

AWilliamsVD170403.mp3
Vivian Williams was born in Wales but began working in engineering in London. After serving in the Territorial Army in a searchlight unit, he volunteered for Air Force and trained as a flight mechanic. He discusses his recruitment, training and…

MJosephD1576383-180522-21.jpg
A certificate dated 'from 6th June 1940' awarded to David Joseph for his time in the Home Guard.

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BGoodmanLSGoodmanLSv1.pdf
Begins with his decision to cease his studies and join the Royal Air Force. Covers recruitment activities and life during initial training including employment as ground gunner while waiting for flying training. Describes basic training on Tiger Moth…

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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Newspaper cuttings announcing that James Douglas Hudson is missing

MHudsdonJD755052-151029-030002.jpg
Train ticket in French dated sometime in 1940. Destination, tarif and class are handwritten and indecipherable. Explanatory note from donor included.

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.

PStevensMH1505.jpg
Full length portrait of Peter Stevens wearing tunic and side cap standing at the bottom of a flight of steps with hedge and building in the background. Submitted with caption 'LAC Stevens 1940'. Additional information about this item was kindly…

LStevensP[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Peter Stevens, covering the period from 6 June 1940 to 7 September 1941 when he was taken prisoner of war and then from 26 July 1945 to 22 January 1947 and from 28 September 1952 to 19 September 1953. Detailing his flying…

MBrileyWG1586825-151009-03.jpg
A listing of William George Briley's operational stations and squadrons.

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A certificate awarded to William George Briley of The gas light & coke co for 10 months of safe driving.

MHobbsFJ1262633-160404-06.pdf
London County Council driving licence for Frank Hobbs address Tooting. Valid 1 December 1937 to 30 November 1938 with extension sticker to 9 December 1940. One conviction stamp for minor offence 20 November 1939

PWardEM16010044.jpg
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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Ordnance survey of England and Wales map, sheet 32, Goole and Pontefract, second war revision 1940, with the intersecting runways of RAF Snaith drawn on.

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