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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1941-12-07"

A group of air and ground crew,. One man is marked in blue ink. On the reverse is handwritten '[indecipherable] Blenheim Wing in the Western Desert 1941' and is stamped RAF no objection 7 Dec 1941.

Two airmen in discussion whilst a third is shaving and looking on.
On the reverse is an RAF no objections stamp and 7 Dec 1941.

Three airmen dressed in flying kit, positioned beside a 250 lb bomb standing vertically on its tailfins. The men are dressed in tropical kit and flying gear.
On the reverse is an RAF no objection stamp and 7 Dec 1941.


A head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing a helmet. On the reverse is an RAF no objection stamp and 7 Dec 1941.


Lists 35 successful operational sorties between 7 November 1941 and 15 November 1942.

List of 33 operations between 7 December 1941 and 16 November 1942. For each operation states target, crew, and some detailed comments.

Written by Ken Boyd the brother-in-law of a Bomber Command pilot Wilfred Comrie who was killed in a crash at RAF Pocklington in March 1943. Wilfred was an American who joined the RCAF in May 1941 and served on 102 Squadron. Ken Boyd was a first…

Made out to William Sparkes on No 219 Sutton Cheam Squadron qualified as "Flt/Mech E".


Pilot’s flying log book for Harold Yeoman covering the period from 18 November 1940 to 7 November 1942. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Sywell (6 EFTS), RCAF Moose Jaw (32 SFTS), RAF Bassingbourn (11…

A note book used by Fred as a log book.
His pilots on operations were Pilot Officer Benitz DFC and Flight Lieutenant Brown.

Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book one, for F W Honey, wireless operator, covering the period from 14 October 1941 to 26 June 1945. Detailing his operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Malta, RAF Kabrit, RAF…

Flying log book for F A Robinson covering the period from 8 September 1938 to 22 January 1951. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, includes flight certificates, congratulatory messages and notes of appreciation from senior officers, a…

Deeply moved message twenty-ninth gift unobtainable. Still eagerly await letter eleven weeks, love. Letter has corrections in red ink and message in French from post.

Comments on cold weather and their health. Writes of working in garden and of shop in Manchester where they bough bulbs. Likes their new home and surroundings. Six weeks since they got a letter from him and they would be very anxious except for…

Lists bicycle accessories and mentions gardening and her birthday activities.

She writes about the birthday presents she has received and thanks him for the ones he has sent.


Congratulates on promotion to acting squadron leader. Catches up with family news mentioning wife Joyce coming to lunch. Writes of his activities.


After volunteering for the RAF Jim Penny began his training which also took him to USA. He was present when the announcement of Pearl Harbour was made and all RAF trainees could openly wear their uniforms as the two countries were officially Allies.…

Telegram reads 'Hut 14A Course 33 34 SFTS RAF Medicine=Hat Alberta, extremely busy only two days Xmas Love=Hedley.'

James Burchill was in the ATC before he volunteered for aircrew training. He was expected to be deferred but was told he had been chosen for immediate service. On one operation he was injured and by the time he was ready for operational duties again…
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