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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1941-02"

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Includes biographic details, service history and account of last operation for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Completed 111 operations on three squadrons, took part in Cologne 1000 bomber operation. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross twice.…

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A newspaper cutting with a description of how Jack was awarded a DFM. This was awarded because he assisted an unconscious colleague to bale out of their damaged aircraft.

BScottEWScottEWv1.pdf
Text and numerous b/w photographs (some of which are also located in sub-collection albums) covering from immediately before and during World War II - (1939-1946). First page has colour photographs and description of prisoner of war medal. Continues…

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Stars in June 1940 based on letters written to his mother. Tells of life in Rhodesia before being called up and travelling to England, Discusses war as well as work and social life and initial training in Rhodesia. Goes on to describe a little of…

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First George plus one other outside wooden hut, captioned 'Boy, 3 Wing, Cranwell'.
Second, seven individuals wearing Sidcot suits, captioned 'Flying Training Feb 1939. North Airfield Cranwell.'
Third sixteen airmen, captioned 'Flight Gang',…

YThompsonKG1238603v1.pdf
During this period Keith Thompson did his basic RAF training in England then left for Canada to undertake his flying training.

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Jack Harris was born in Gillingham, Kent. At sixteen, he undertook employment as a clerk in the intelligence department of the Air Ministry.He describes the brief evacuation of his department to Harrow in 1939 and receiving permission to leave his…

ACotterJDP180828.mp3
Brought up in Hendon, John Cotter’s family faced challenges even before he joined the RAF as a pilot alongside his brother. John did his training in Canada after an eye-opening trip across the Atlantic. He talks of his service life, on operations…

ABerrieD161031.mp3
David Berrie joined the RAF and served as a wireless operator. He flew six operations with 576 Squadron from RAF Elsham Wolds. Shares his experience about living on the station with Polish crews. Remembers crashing twice in twenty-four hours and on…

MCluettAV120946-150515-11.pdf
Note include diagrams on different types of bombs, explosives, fuses and pistols, detonators, tools, precautions, bomb carriage and release mechanisms and pyrotechnics.

ABrooksR151029.mp3
Rita’s late husband was Flight Lieutenant Edward Brooks DFC, DFM. He was in the Home Guard before he enlisted with the Royal Air Force in February 1941, and sometime later went to RAF Uxbridge. Following his training at Blackpool the recruits…

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Cornwall and Devon scenes. The first is of a bay with The Headland Hotel above houses. Captioned ' Newquay, Cornwall'. The second is of a rocky island and cliffs, captioned 'Off Pentire Head, Cornwall, Apr 1941'. The third is of a bay and headland…

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The first photograph is a terrace with a wooden fence and trees, captioned 'Empty Corner, Babbacombe, Devon Feb 1941'. The second is a group of 12 men in Sidcot suits, captioned 'First Flying Kit "C" Flight, No 1 Squadron 8 I.T.W. Newquay Cornwall'.…

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about waiting for a posting while at Wynberg Military Camp. He has now re-mustered to air gunner, and wants to apply for pilot. He has bought gifts from Oudtshoorn for his father, mother and…
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