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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-05"

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First of George Ellams wearing topee with palm trees in the background, captioned 'First tour May 1942'.
Second is of George Ellams and with Abu Kamara, captioned 'No 95 Squadron R.A.F. Station Jui, Freetown, B.W. Africa, Abu Kamara and self'.…

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Four photographs from an album.
#1 is a pilot at the controls of his aircraft.
#2 is a navigator plotting a course.
#3 is two airmen standing on steps.
#4 is an airman standing outside a wooden building with a sign for 'White River'.
They are…

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A view across a street in Albany.

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Two (identical) air to air images of Avro Manchester L7389.
The caption describes two 1000 bomber operations that the aircraft took part in.

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Transcription of day by day account of activities from 19 April 1942 to 3 October 1942. Commences with photograph of Squadron in front of Halifax and of pilots on training course (Pattisson top left), Records daily activities, casualties, losses of…

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Airman wearing short sleeved shirt with sergeant rank and long trousers standing with hand in pocket in front of a tent. In the background other tents. On the reverse 'Just me, May 1942'.

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Four photographs from an album.
#1 is a city park with a pond and several people sitting in the sun and walking. Captioned 'MAI 1942'.
#2, 3 and 4 are tree lined suburban streets. #2 and 3 have a group of military men marching.

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Forty airmen wearing tunics and side caps sitting and standing in four rows. Several men have an "x" above head or on their shoulders. On the reverse 'Pete top left, 56 course 37 SFTS Calgary Alberta Canada, May - Sep 42, "x" LACs, Tabory, Gelfices,…

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An aerogram written by Andrew when training in South Africa. He has now been there a week and has visited Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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An aerogram written when Andrew was training in South Africa at no. 75 Air School, Lyttleton Camp, Transvaal. He writes that the food and accommodation are good and he hopes to visit her cousin Bill who lives near by.

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History of RAF Foulsham which opened in May 1942 and received 98 and 180 Squadrons in October 1942 with B-25 aircraft. Describes problems getting B-25 operational and early operations as well as an early low level operation on Ghent/Terncuzen where…

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Bob Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia. He recalls moving to the family farm in 1932 and being a member of the Air Cadets during his school years. Upon leaving school, Smith undertook training as a bank clerk. Following the events of Pearl…

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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…

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John Lee from Shrewsbury volunteered for the RAF hoping to be accepted as aircrew. However, he failed the altitude test and was posted to the RAF Regiment where he guarded crashed aircraft, protected the airfield and manned an anti-aircraft gun. He…

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John Goldby was born in Kent but the family moved to London the year after. He was inspired to join the RAF when a schoolfriend joined and became a Spitfire pilot. John believes that it was a mid-air collision with a night fighter that led to his…

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Keith Campbell grew up in New South Wales and joined the Royal Australian Air Force when he was old enough. He flew 35 operations as a bomb aimer with 466 Squadron from RAF Leconfield and RAF Driffield when, on their thirty first operation another…

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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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Four photographs from an album.
#1 is the Mt Royal Observatory with many pedestrians.
#2 is a horse and carriage for tourists.
#3 is the Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.
#4 is several pedestrians at the Belvedere.

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Bill mentions that he was disappointed not to go overseas for training but that his mother would be pleased he is staying for home training. Writes of enjoying Eastbourne but is now at new completely different type of location at West Freugh.…

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Writes about exams and passing. Mentions leave possibility and church parade. Speculates over embarkation and writes of being re-equipped. Starts writing about a friend's experience of a bombing attack on Bath but then breaks off. Resumes to write of…

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Writes that he is still alive despite Lord Haw Haw's broadcast of German bombing attacks on Eastbourne. Mentions damage to nearby buildings. Describes attack by Me 109s including machine gunning and dropping bombs - and how they had to hide from the…

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Writes about measures after bombing attack - half the course to go on leave and other, including his flight, to man gun post. Describes how he and friend Derry rushed to get the first post. They are on a very exposed gun post with a Vickers machine…

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Bill writes about possible leave - keeps changing. Now on 2-3 hr shifts on the gun post, but also have to get there quickly if there is an air raid warning. Says no air raids recently but saw Me 109 at high level and resulting anti aircraft fire.…

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Bill describes his new location in Scotland as a desolate place, comparing it unfavourably with his previous stations: 'posh hotels, fashionable seaside resorts, country mansions'. Stranraer is about 12 miles away. Mentions that there are Ansons,…
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