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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942"

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Single airman, with lifejacket, looking over the ships rails and lifeboats at the sea. Captioned 'A wintry day in mid Atlantic, - aboad troopship Empress of Scotland. Had to carry life jacket at all times, as ship not in convoy or escorted.'.

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David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…

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Nine photographs showing a ferry and Niagra Falls, captioned 'Ferry from Toronto to Niagara' and a colour postcard of the Falls.
Telegram date stamped 21 June 1942 giving Keith Tompson's father his new address, No1 Manning Depot, Toronto.
Canada…

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Top left - poster showing a man and a woman and title "Bums on Broadway". Captioned 'D9 poster for "Bums on Broadway"'.
Top middle - three actors on stage, two dressed in suits and the middle on in uniform with peaked cap. Captioned 'D19 "Bums on…

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Propaganda leaflet aimed at the German-speaking population. Page 1 announces that the first two 1000 bomber attacks have taken place and promises more. Page 2 gives quotes from allied leaders outlining the rights a defeated Germany could expect from…

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Group of airmen arranged in four rows. Captioned '11th O.T.U. R.A.F. Upavon 1942 All Bomber command a/c'.
At the top each airman is named -
'Sgt Chapman Sgt Anderson Sgt Burton Sgt Lipton W/O Kellaway (Back row 3rd from right Kellaway became…

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14 Women’s Auxiliary Air Force personnel at Morecambe with a road and a row of buildings visible in the background. They are arranged in two rows, with the first row seated on a park bench, the second standing behind the first. There is a corporal…

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A commemorative poster with a map of Southern Europe and North Africa. Around the outside is a list of locations where operations were carried out. There is a paragraph with details of the operations.

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Map showing Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries. Provides a history of of the group who provided the only mobile force of heavy bombers in the Mediterranean theatre. Wellington, Halifax and B-24 acted as a tactical force attacking…

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43 airmen arranged in three rows in front of a corrugated iron shed. It is captioned 'Moffat 24 CAOS 3/4/42 -22/6/42'. The men are wearing hot weather khaki and shorts.

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Airmen in three ranks, all but two of whom are cadets, two are labelled: 'Blair' and 'Lynch'.

Submitted with caption: 'Caribbean aircrew trainees, Canada, 1942. John Blair is standing, 2nd from left in the middle row, while Orville Lynch is at the…

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A group of 24 cadets and three officers arranged in three rows in front of an Anson. Submitted with caption; 'John Blair (left of photo) during his training in Canada, 1942'.

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A group of 31 airmen arranged in three rows. Ron is marked with a post-it. A second post-it states 'Here are the photos of grandads training in Canada in 1942 age 21 Some places are Quebec, Montreal and Rivers'.

MSharrockR2210141-180309-01.pdf
A brief history of 428 Squadron, formed at Dalton on 7 November 1942, part of No. 4 Group then transferred to No. 6 Group at Middleton St George. Some of the operations are discussed, as are the aircraft flown by the squadron. There is a list of…

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A squadron group of Royal Air Force personnel sitting and standing in rows in front of a Wellington. There are two men standing up through the cockpit roof of the aircraft. A number of personnel have numbers appended above or below them. On the…

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Fourteen airmen sitting and standing in two rows. All are wearing tunic with half brevet and side caps. Captioned '45 Course Bomb Aimers'. Names of men written on their photographs. On the reverse 'Part of 13 Course 4.A.O.S, West Freugh'.

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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.

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Forty-one airmen in four rows in front of a building. All are wearing tunics and most side caps. Albert Cluett is in the back row, first on the left. On the reverse '50 Sqd Armourers, Skellingthorpe'.

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52 airmen arranged in four rows in front of a wooden building. They are wearing sidecaps with a training flash. On the reverse is 'RAF Friends'. On the reverse of the second photograph is ' RAF. Friends Miami, Oklahoma 1942'.

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A large group of airmen sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Halifax. Submitted with caption '78 Sqn at RAF Croft 1942'.

BCleggPVWilsonDv1.pdf
Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

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A large group of airmen wearing tunics with side caps squatting and standing in two rows in front of an Anson. One officer in centre standing has a lighter uniform and peaked cap. Annotated with signatures and home towns of many of the participants.…

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Ten photographs of Banff with snow and slush on the ground, one captioned 'Cave basin naturally warmed open air pool'.
Another, in colour captioned 'Banff 1996'.
A cartoon shows a soap box car, captioned 'Canadian paper 1942'.

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Photograph 1 is a head and shoulders of a woman captioned 'Alice 1942'.
Photograph 2 is a half length image of an airman with a side cap, captioned 'Blackpool 1941'.
Photograph 3 is a woman and two children sitting on a doorstep, captioned…

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