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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942"

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Dr Arnold Pearce Derrington grew up in Cornwall and joined the University Air Squadron at Exeter. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and completed training at RAF Ansty, South Africa, RAF West Freugh and RAF Moreton in the Marsh, where he trained…

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Gerlinde Keller (b. 1939) was evacuated in 1942 from Munich to the Altmühltal, where she lived with her aunt in a purpose-built settlement. Explains how the intensifying bombings had made the city unsafe for children and how they managed to cope…

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Letter from L J Goddard, rector of St. Paul’s School, Jalapahar, to A D Boldy, the father of David and Stephen, two ex-pupils of the school. The letter is in response to a letter sent by Mr Boldy to the school, giving news of the two men, including…

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In front of a building, ten women are standing outside a building while a man, in the middle, is sitting. All are in work clothing, three women wear collar and ties. On the reverse 'SKELLINGTHORPE COOKHOUSE STAFF 1942-43 (10)'.

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Royal Canadian Air Force observer’s and air gunner’s log book for Sergeant Albert Victor Ansell from 25 October 1942 to 30 April 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at Pan American Airways navigation school…

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Outlines the history of RAF Hemswell starting from its origin as RAF Harpswell in 1918 until peacetime operations in the the 50s. The station was equipped with Ansons, then Blenheims. Part of No 3 Group, 61 and 144 Squadrons. Changed to No 5 Group,…

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Group portrait of personnel and civilians at a social gathering at the City of Lincoln pub. Reg Woolgar and his wife are far right back row and Dorothy Scott, the landlady, is in the centre of the back row. Participants are of different genders and…

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States that Sergeant Lesley Mellor Tetley was killed on air operations over enemy territory while serving as air gunner. There is a head and should portrait of him in uniform at the top of the cutting.

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Arthur Atkins wearing uniform tunic and side cap sitting in the diving seat of an open topped car. In the background a lattice fence and a vegetation-covered wooden building. Caption '38 Singer, Singer 9, Summer 42/43, Rank LAC'.

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A man and a women standing in civilian clothes in front of a car. In the background trees. Caption '38 Buick, Marysville 42, Mother and Dad'.

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A group of men in uniform and women in civilian clothes standing while eating. Arthur Atkins is in uniform tunic and side cap second from the left. In the background a tree. Captioned 'Benalla 1942', 'Joan Johnson, AHA, Russ Clark'.

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Three quarter length portrait of Arthur Atkins in uniform carrying peaked cap and gloves alongside his bride in wedding dress. In the background part of sword honour guard and other wedding guests. Caption 'Dec 1942'

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Two full length portraits of Arthur Atkins. On the left he is standing in uniform tunic wearing side cap with a background of a fence and trees. Caption 'Rank = AC2, 1942'. On the right he is wearing overalls and beret with a background of a bush.…

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Stanley Archer’s account of his training as one of the first flight engineers for Lancaster operations in 1942. First he attended an air gunnery course then transferred to 97 squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. He comments on daylight raid on Augsburg.…

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Head and should portrait of Aircraftman Basil Ambrose in uniform tunic and wearing side cap.

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Details of journeys carried out between 29 June 1941 and June 1944. Each line shows date, departure and arrival location and via places.

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Contains three photographs. Top photograph shows group of men and women sitting and standing on grass. Some are wearing football kit others in civilian clothes or a mixture of civilian and military attire. In the background centre a cine camera,…

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Group wedding portrait. Sergeant George Wilson is in civilian clothes, there are three women in bridesmaid’s dresses and a younger girl, also dressed as a bridesmaid.

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Notes that children had shared hardship and should be proud of their effort. Signed 'George RI'. On the reverse 'Important War dates' with table of dates fro 1939-1945.

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Leslie Temple spent four years in the Air Training Corps before joining the Royal Air Force as a radio operator. He completed a tour of 30 operations with 101 Squadron at RAF Ludford Magna, as a German speaking special operator. He describes how…

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Service record of Ron Jones from 1 June 1939 to 25 April 1944.

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The three are seated on a bench. Sister Meally is in the middle in nurse's uniform. The patient is on her right . He has a bandage over his nose and is wearing a dressing gown and pyjamas. The man is dressed in a coat, shirt and tie. They are on a…

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Warrant Officer Colin Cole's release from service form. (22 December 1942 to 11 December 1946)

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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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