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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943"

18 airmen arranged in two rows in front of a Stearman. They are wearing flying gear and there is snow on the ground. On the reverse 'Dad in Canada 1943 Fourth from Left Back row'.

Pilots flying log book for Douglas Ross Arrowsmith, covering the period from 15 January 1943 to 3 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at 1 Elementary Flying Training School RAF RAAF…

Alan writes thanking his parents for their letter. He did a night's guard duty which he found very tiring.

Flight Sergeant Archibald Steele’s Flying Log Book as a pilot and flight engineer from 20th April 1943 to 10th September 1945. Flying training started with 19 Elementary Flying Training School then at 12 and 36 Service Flying Training Schools in…

Terry Lloyd’s older was a wireless operator in Bomber Command and became a prisoner of war. Terry was also determined to join the RAF as aircrew. However, he was rejected due to his eyesight and served on Air Sea Rescue launches. Terry was posted…

Bill Bilton served as Motorboat Crew in the Mediterranean.

Bertie Salvage joined the RAF in 1939 as an apprentice and initially began his technical training at RAF Cranwell before training was transferred to RAF Halton and also shortened because of the start of the Second World War. Bertie was present when…

Charles Avey volunteered for the RAF with his friend who was fanatical about the RAF. Charles trained as a gunner. His friend was posted to the Air Ministry. On one training flight the crew were suddenly concerned at the sight ahead of what looked…

Wilf Keyte joined the RAF in 1937 and was based with maintenance units. He was posted to Scampton and Henlow where he worked with the Queen Bee missile unit. He was then posted in charge of stores to the Orkneys and then RAF Swinderby. Wilf was then…

Peter Scoley was born on a farm which became RAF Metheringham during the war. After the war Peter and his wife were fundamental in creating a museum on the site.

Conversation recorded for the Nanton Lancaster Society.
Hamish Mahaddie, the recruiter for the Pathfinder Force recalls the life of Ian Willoughby Bazalgette VC who plagued him weekly for the opportunity to join the Pathfinders. He had been posted…

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A group of 24 trainees and two officers positioned in front of an Anson.

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A group of 13 uniformed airmen arranged in two rows outside an open window in a tile fronted building. Seven standing all with half caps and six seated in front, including two officers. The individuals are annotated, from the top…

A brief first hand description of aircraft in flames, crashing and the loss of crew member Gallagher.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

P R Taylor’s Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 26 April 1943 to 25 October 1945, detailing training and operations as a Navigator (occasionally Bomb Aimer) in the Mediterranean area. Based at: Oudtshoorn (No. 45 Air School),…

The discharge volunteers identity book belonging to Peggy. Provides personal details and notes that she is entitled to 'demobilisation privileges'.

Bill Foskett’s Flying Log Book from 20th March 1942 until 9th August 1943. Training started at 3 EFTS before moving to training bases in America. Returned to England to 15 OTU from July 1943.
Served at RAF Shellingford, Souther Field USA, Cochran…

George wearing Sidcot suit, flying boots and gloves. He is holding his flying helmet with goggles around his neck. On the reverse 'Flt/Lt GAJ Frazer-Hollins DFC 101 Squadron Ludford Magna'.

A port side view of three Halifaxes in flight.
On the reverse 'Not[underlined] a nice way to fly 1943 10 Squadron Property of Ivan Ure [redacted].

An article reporting that John Taplin and W Clarke are missing.

The telegram states that John is a prisoner based on information from the International Red Cross.
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