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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-12"

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Headlines: New order cracks: Hitler defied. Sub-headlines: by a student of Europe, words then deeds, threats of defections, a temptation. Covers events in European enemy camp concerning Vichy and free France, Greece, Hungary,and Finland as well as…

MCluettAV120946-150515-12.pdf
Covers all types of fire arms and machine guns including Lee Enfield rifle, Colt automatic pistols, revolvers and flare guns, machine guns including Lewis, Vickers and Browning .303 and 0,5 inch as well as a variety of shot guns. Covers stripping and…

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Article 1. Headlines: Algiers talks on Darlan's successor, Giraud, Nogues or Boisson likely to be selected. New problems for allies, assassin's name kept secret. Covers action after the assassination of Admiral Darlan. Article 2. Headlines: chance to…

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Third of David Geach's diaries describing his service & personal life training as an Air Bomber in Canada. He describes his ground & flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local Canadian towns and New York. He details train…

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Fourth of David Geach's diaries describing the final part of his training in Canada. He writes of his service and personal life training as an air bomber. He describes his ground and flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local…

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On the left, Ursula Valentine is sitting with Frances Valentine on her lap. In the centre a Christmas tree on a sideboard. On the right a woman in light blouse and dark shirt looks across at Frances. Further right a man wearing a suit with arm round…

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Served to the officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers of RAF Graveley, some signatures on inside.

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Full length portrait of a man wearing jacket and tie standing in front of foliage. He is holding a pipe. On the reverse 'Christopher Cheshire, taken in Poland, December 1942'.. Reported as taken when he was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III.…

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A card issued to Ted Neale. On the reverse are handwritten notes with names and numbers.

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Twenty-five pilots wearing battledress sitting and standing in two rows. On the reverse titled '[....] Course 25, 14 (P) A.F.U. Ossington, Lincs'. Followed by names by row. 'Pete front row 4th from left'.

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Two photographs, first is formal photograph, 61 individuals posed in thee rows, in front of brick building with large windows. Captioned 'No 38 SFTS RAF Estavan, Saskatchewan, Canada, December 1942.
Second is of 43 aircrew trainees and four staff,…

MGeachDG1394781-160401-06.pdf
The first issue of The Dafoe Digest, a magazine produced by No 5 Bombing and Gunnery School, Dafoe. Each section on the base has had a chance to write a short article about their activities.

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Contents include Dutch royal birth, bombing of the Philips factory in Eindhoven, messages from royal family and commanders, and an overview of the war situation in Europe.

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A card issued by the Royal Australian Air Force to Don Southwell. Includes photograph and description.

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Eight Ansons parked on the snow. On the reverse 'December '42 Winter Evening - The Ansons rest'.

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Empress of Scotland at anchor, taken from from a tender on the way to shore. Captioned 'Being taken ashore by tender to Gourock, Scotland on safely completed crossing of Atlantic (6 days). December 1942. Our transport Empress of Scotland in…

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Francis Neville Selwood of Invercargill, New Zealand was fascinated with aeroplanes in his youth and lived near an airfield where he could go and watch the aircraft. He was keen to volunteer as a pilot but an early rugby injury made that impossible.…

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Jack Webster applied to join the RAF in December 1942 and attended a selection board at RAF Cardington, and was eventually called up in June 1943. After initial training he went to 4 Radio School at RAF Madley passing out from there with eighteen…

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Philip Winter worked in the civil service before he volunteered for the Air Force. He trained as a pilot and flew three operations with 102 Squadron before he was wounded in the ankle. After recuperating he flew towing targets for air gunnery…

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Richard’s father, Arthur Hollis, went to Dulwich College as a day boy. He left at sixteen to join the Home Guard , then worked for a firm of accountants for a couple of years before joining the Royal Air Force. He was sent to Manchester University…

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Two names and addresses. For 107655 Harris J M, RAF Woodvale - good luck, much happiness Christmas 1942, 413413 Terry O'Connor, RAF Lasham home address in Sydney. Note 'Terry won DFC September 1944'.

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During this period Keith was under training in Canada and then in England from June 1943 on 28 OTU at RAF Wymswold.

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Three photographs, two captioned ' A bevy of new sergeant air navigators, Dec '42'.
RCAF leave pass made out to Keith Thompson.
A photograph of female, head and shoulders captioned 'Tommy Adams Doris' friend'.
Four photographs of a small number…

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Bill writes of being very busy with night flying - although often they are almost ready to go before it is cancelled due to bad weather. His bike has arrived at Upper Heyford station but he has not had time to collect it.

Describes his crew in…

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Bill writes of flying activity, or lack of it when flights are abandoned or postponed. Mentions visit of circus comprising Ju 88, Me 110 and Heinkel which gave flying demonstration and after he was able to look over them. Was not impressed with crew…
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