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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1941"

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A full length portrait of Teddy in his flying kit.
It is captioned 'Teddy pictured in 1941 in his flying suit.'

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The group of men is arranged in six rows in front of a hangar. It is captioned '1941 Either 11 OTU or 12 Squadron Binbrook. Sgt AE Cosgrove RAFVR 968259 (3rd row from top, 6th from right)'.

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A half length portrait of Teddy, in uniform, holding a large snowball. It is captioned 'The winter snows of 1940/41 hindered RAF operations but opened up different opportunities to the young airmen!'

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After leaving school, Carla Fantini started working as telegraph operator, which she found a gratifying and thoroughly enjoyable occupation. She describes the bombing war in Milan, stressing widespread destruction and ravaging fires. Reminisces…

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The telegram advises that Les previously reported missing and believed to be dead is a prisoner of war.

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A chalk and pastel portrait of an observer in uniform. Signed '[?] Gozling 1941'.

LForthHO19200321v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book two, for H O Forth, covering the period from 2 September 1940 to 31 December 1942. Detailing his operations flown, flying training and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, RAF Upavon, RAF Brough and RAF…

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A group of three airmen in uniform, including Leonard William Fairbanks, standing in a doorway. The central figure, displaying pilots wings on his uniform, has his arms around the others, who have aircrew brevets and sergeant stripes. Both sergeants…

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Three photographs of a group of airmen arranged on and around a Hampden. #1 A group of 87 uniformed airmen; 52 in two rows on the wings and cockpit of the Hampden and 35 in two rows on the ground in front. Seven officers are wearing peak caps and the…

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Sergeant Leonard William Fairbanks, wearing uniform and side cap, standing in an open field with bare trees beyond. Leonard is holding a cigarette and has his free hand in his pocket.

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PFairbanksLW1801.jpg
Head and shoulder portrait of Leonard William Fairbanks in uniform with side cap.

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21 RAF ground personnel arranged in two rows in front of a lorry. On the left and right two men are seated on motorcycles. On the reverse 'Aston Down 1941 MT Section' and '[indecipherable] School Rd 10 B153 Miniature Hair Fair Eyes Eight Blue Comp…

BBarffAColingEFv1.pdf
Time in the RAF including selection as an observer, enrolment at Lord's Cricket Ground, navigational dead reckoning and meteorology training in Eastbourne and Paignton. Time spent on navigational sorties in Grahamstown, South Africa in Ansons and…

BBurnsDRBurnsDRv1.pdf
Draft of memoir with contents page - giving service history. Followed by pages with reference to photographs for name and rank, deferred service, ground training dates and places, training in Canada, back home for service flying, 5 Group, 51 base,…

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A small enclosed handcart with a lid. Standing beside it are three German airmen. On the reverse 'Eric Foster & Joe Barker escaped from the Schloss Spangenberg in this in 1941'.

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Official (Canadian) booklet on meteorology. Covers and table of contents only.
1st image: Front cover. Annotated by hand: 'Sgt GL Royall' and 'Sgt Hardy JC. R103813'
2nd image: Title page.
3rd image: Table of contents.
4th image: Back cover…

LStewartEC87436v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for E C Stewart, covering the period from 2 July 1940 to 25 November 1944. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and operation flown. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Cranwell, RAF Ansty, RAF Walsgrave, RAF…

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Front cover with photograph of two Wellington airborne in formation. Inside front cover with signatures. The book which covers from formation of squadron in 1917, Second World War and post war history up to 1963.

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Norman and his aunt standing outside her house. He is wearing his trainee's cap. On the reverse 'Reading (out for the day to see Auntie) 1941'.

OSawKC55612-151102-02.pdf
Contains personal data, mustering dates and trades, commission, course, postings, movements and duties. Includes post-war service.

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Freda Todd (bridesmaid), a woman, a bridesmaid and a boy. A bridal party photograph with, on the reverse 'My Aunty wedding. Freda, Mum, Michael'.

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Ernie and Jessie on their wedding day, flanked by two older women. On the reverse 'Ernie Todd & wife Jessie. Wedding'. [Note on the previous image Ernie's wife is written as Bessie and on this one, Jessie'.

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Ernie and Bessie on their wedding day, flanked by two bridesmaids. On the reverse '1941 Freda Todd, Ernie Todd Bessie his wife'.

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Made out for Charles Robert Cuthill. Gives years of service in RAF and brief history of service. Includes specialist symbols - flying instructor and lists decorations.
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