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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1941"

LBoltonJD67631v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for John Derek Bolton, covering the period from 18 October 1940 to 11 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying duties. He was stationed at White Waltham, RAF…

LBarnesJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J Barnes, covering the period from 10 December 1940 to 6 march 1946 and 24 September 1948 to 2 march 1951. Detailing his flying training, Instructor duties, operations flown and post war flying duties. He was stationed at…

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A portrait of the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of their 149 Squadron Wellington bomber, at RAF Mildenhall in 1941. On the left is Acting Flight Lieutenant David William Donaldson. On the right, at the controls, is Pilot Officer Geoffrey O'Neill…

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A newspaper cutting about the funeral of Sergeant-Observer Harry Redgrave.

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A receipt for a memorial wreath for Mrs Redgrave's late husband.

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…

LValentineJRM1251404v1.pdf
Air observers and navigators flying log book for John Valentine covering the period from 20 September 1941 to 30 May 1942. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Prestwick, Jurby, Upper Heyford and Scampton.…

BBullockWEJBullockWEJv1.pdf
Covers the period from joining as a Halton Apprentice in September 1932 for training as an Aircraft Fitter. Through the completion of his training and posting to 16 squadron, before being transferred to Egypt in 1937 and on to Iraq with No 4 Flying…

LMadgettHR147519v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Hedley R Madgett, covering the period from 23 September 1941 to 15 August 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RCAF Swift Current, RCAF Medicine Hat, RAF…

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List of locations and jobs from 1941 ATC summer camp, and from joining Royal Air Force in May 1943 until demobilisation in March 1946. Includes transfer to Navy in June 1945, where he worked on Barracuda, Firefly and Oxford aircraft.

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Head and shoulders portrait of RAF airman with a different small head and shoulders portrait underneath. On the reverse 'Billy Akrill 1941/43'.

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Writes of daily activities and course progress including marks for exams. Notes if he fails as pilot he would be happy as an observer. Worse subject is Air Force law. Mentions other subjects such as hygiene. Only 3 weeks before leave and discusses…

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BBC 78 RPM vinyl disk Gordon Cruickshank recorded in August 1944.

Joined RAF in 1938 and Bomber Command in 1941 as an air gunner. Started operations in 1942 and completed first tour of 31 trips at end of November 1942. Says was badly shot up on…

LCruickshankG629128v1.pdf
Air observers and air gunner’s flying log book for Gordon Cruickshank covering the period from 30 May 1941 to 19 July 1957. Detailing his flying training and operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF Evanton (8 AGS), RAF Stanton…

BCruickshankGCruickshankGv2.pdf
Mentions time as a balloon operator at Felixstowe and then training as an air gunner. First tour on 50 Squadron RAF Swinderby on Manchester, but had to wait for aircraft to arrive as squadron still flying Hampden when he arrived later transferred to…

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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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Eight photographs on a page of a scrapbook.
Photograph 1 - a group of 20 trainee airmen arranged in three rows. Behind are two large houses. and trees. It is captioned 'Cpl Alfie Jan 1943 at Skegness'.
Photograph 2 - AS Coller, half length portrait…

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Two photographs of ATC cadets. They are captioned 'Luton Beds 1941 or 1942 ATC'.

Photograph 1 - 18 cadets plus instructor arranged in three rows with arms crossed.
Photograph 2 - a group of cadets marching with eyes left, in a town street. There…

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Three items from a scrapbook:

Item 1 is a newspaper cutting titled 'Venture Adventure is ATC Motto'.

Item 2 is an Air Training Corps membership card for AS Coller. It has a caption 'Originally named Air Defence Cadet Corps ADCC'.

Item 3 is a…

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Top left - Full length view of four men dressed in cowboy outfits standing in front of wooden hut. Captioned 'B10 "Aubrey Goes West", Stalag Luft 1, 41'.
Top middle - two men dressed as cowboy and cowgirl standing in front of wooden hut. Captioned…

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Top left - costumed actors and band of musicians on stage. Band has 'MM' on stands. Captioned 'B15 Officers' Show, Stalag Luft 1, 41'.
Top right - band of musicians on stage (with 'MM' on stands). Captioned 'B14 Officers' Show, Stalag Luft 1, 41'.…

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Andrew was born in Chichester in 1923. The family moved to Wolverhampton when he was about two years old and then to Dulwich just before the war. When he was 13 or 14 his mother enrolled him at the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, where he spent…

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Top left - eleven men standing and kneeling in three rows in front of a hut. Captioned 'B55 NCO's soccer team, Stalag Luft 1. 41'.
Top right - group of men wearing shorts and muddy kit in front of wire fence with huts and spectators behind.…
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