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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1940"

MElliottJD19200425-210211-01.pdf
Experiences of the prisoners of war in the Belaria camp of Stalag Luft 3 by Squadron Leader Bryce Cousens. It contains stories, poems and illustrations.

BSmithBMSmithBMv1.pdf
Starts with early memories of life at home and school. Mentions his father was in the RAF stationed at RAF Henlow, RAF Cardington and Brize Norton. Mentions laying up car at the beginning of the war as they were not entitled to petrol coupons but…

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Produced by 'Registration Research', it uses information from the squadron's operational record books. It records the major operations, gives periodic reviews, lists the changes in Officer Commanding and records events in the Squadron's history.

BJoynerJHJoynerJHv1.pdf
Records his time in the Air Training Corps before joining the RAF, his training as an air gunner and his first operation.
Post war his squadron took part in the repatriation of Army personnel from Italy and his unit was in India at around the time…

BColemanTEColemanTEv1.pdf
Describes growing up in the Netherlands before the war. Writes of the political situation in the Netherlands before the war. Mentions the invasion by the Germans and subsequently describes life under occupation. Includes photographs of Rotterdam…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040055.jpg
Top - head and shoulders image of two men wearing civilian jacket and tie with a hedge behind. Submitted with description 'Post-war colour print of Des Richards, Chairman of the 106 Sqn Association, and F/Lt David Shannon DSO*, DFC* of 106 and 617…

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Top - a Harvard with engine running and men in front and rear cockpits. Groundcrew standing on starboard wing by cockpit and one by port wingtip. Captioned 'W/C Baxter, Harvard, Heston 1940'. Submitted with description 'W/Cdr Baxter sat in RAF…

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On the left an RAF pilot wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and medal ribbons sitting alongside and woman wearing uniform tunic. Submitted with description 'F/Lt Graham Martin, RAFVR, and a WAAF officer sitting in front of building, RAF Heston,…

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Aubrey in airman's uniform as part of RAF Cranwell's Band posed with his older brother Vic, wearing army uniform and Royal Lincolnshire Regiment hat and collar badges.

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MLayneWH963102-170607-01.pdf
Includes certificates as a prisoner at Dulag Luft and Stalag Luft 6, sketch map showing locations of prisoner of war camps, list of crew with brevets, Churchill's speech, cartoons of prisoner life, contents of Red Cross parcels, notes, signatures,…

LLayneWH963102v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Walter Henry lane, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 19 October 1940 to 23 September 1943, when he was shot down and became a prisoner of war. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos,…

PClarkeE1502.jpg
A large group of men wearing uniform tunics with side caps sitting and standing in four rows with trees in the background. Submitted with caption 'Photo of Wireless Operators class, Blackpool 1940 E Clarke is Middle Row, Far Left'

LPrickettTO40427v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Thomas Other Prickett, covering the period from 26 October 1937 to 30 April 1940. Detailing his flying training and flying instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Netheravon, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, RAF Upavon…

AYeandleBA181229.mp3
After leaving school, Bertram Yeandle joined the RAF apprentice scheme and trained as an engine fitter at RAF Halton. After completing his apprenticeship at RAF Cosford, he was posted to 148 Squadron, RAF Harwell, where he serviced Wellingtons. In…

LJenkins138520v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for F C Jenkins, navigator, covering the period from 3 January 1940 to 10 May 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying duties with 575 squadron, 46 squadron and 14…

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List of events covering joining the RAF, selection for pilot, training and start of operations.

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Table with dates target/operation and flying time from December 15 1940 up to 12 June 1941.

LWareingR86325v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book one for R Wareing, covering the period from 26 February 1939 to 16 February 1942. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Waltham, RAF Bexhill, RAF Prestwick, RAF Sealand,…

MGreenAW104402-160919-02.pdf
A biography of Alan Green with personal photographs and headlines. It covers his training in Canada and UK. First squadron was 218 at Marham flying Wellingtons as a navigator, then Stirlings. He flew 22 operations and was shot down by friendly fire.…

PJeziorskiAFK17010004.jpg
Five photographs identified as being taken at the Officers' Training School, Crawford.
Photo 1 is of two squads of marching men with bell. To one side are bell tents and behind are low hills.
Photo 2 is taken from a hillside looking down on many…

LMitchellJEF550261v1.pdf
L Mitchell’s air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 1 July 1936 to 17 September 1941. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at Upper Heyford, Driffield, Boscombe Down and Linton-on-Ouse…

PNichollJ1801.jpg
51 aircrew in three rows in front of a Hampden and a hangar with a large dog in the centre of the front row. John Nicholl is fifth from the right in the front row.

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Gillie Street was born in Aglionby, Carlisle, and spent her early childhood in Tyneside before moving back to Cumberland aged eleven. Street recalls attending grammar school in Brampton and her first flying experience on a Barnstormer. Upon leaving…

LHoneyFWG915946v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book one, for F W Honey, wireless operator, covering the period from 19 October 1940 to 4 October 1941. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury, RAF Penrhos, RAF…
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