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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-03"

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Top - view of swimming pool with bathers in water. Pool surrounded by buildings. Captioned 'Hot springs baths, Banff, Alta'.
Left - two airmen wearing flying jackets standing in woods. Captioned 'Doug and Dickie, Woolfox Lodge 43'.
Right - and…

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Top - air-to-air photograph of a Lancaster letter 'KR-J' over open countryside. Captioned '115 Squadron, March 1943'.
Bottom right - newspaper cutting - account of operation against Skoda Works.

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Joined in 1942 and then details training and tour on 115 Squadron, gunnery course, tours as gunnery instructor. Further tour with 625 Squadron, crashed twice before another instructors tour. Mentions 14 ops on first tour and 20 on second. Comments on…

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A large group of airmen wearing battledress and helmets. One row sitting on the ground with rifles with a dog in the centre, another row sitting and two more standing, some with shouldered rifles. In the background a wooden hut. On the reverse…

BCotterJDPCotterJDPv1.pdf
Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

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Damaged photograph of four aircrew wearing battledress with brevet standing in front to a brick wall. Dustbin visible lower left. Submitted with description 'Copy of a damaged, undated, original photograph showing four members of F/Sgt L J Burpee's…

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Top right - two RAF officers one wearing battledress and the other a tunic standing in front of the wall of a building. Officer on the left is smoking a pipe and both have hands in pockets. In the background left a window and right a door. Captioned…

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From information provided by the donor. Four photographs ,the first is a reverse with the crew listed, annotations 'Baxter 507, L - R top, Sgt Baxter, F/eng, Sgt Prowse R/Gunner, P/O Deare W/Op, L -R Bottom, S/L Villiers Pilot, F/O Allinson Nav, P/O…

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A group of air cadets marching along a street, led by drummers. On the reverse '2069 Sqn 119 March 1943 Wings for Victory Parade 1943'.
A second lower quality image is included. On the reverse '2069 Sqdn Spondon A Flight band leading Wings for…

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A record of astronomical observations recorded by F G Bower.

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A squadron photograph of many airmen arranged in six rows at the front of a Lancaster with an seventh row on top of the wing. On the reverse '460 Sqn. RAAF March 1943 Aircraft 'R Robert' Lost on Skoda Raid April 17th 1943 24 Operations'.
Two further…

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33 airmen and one Naval Officer standing in front of Lancaster with Nickey Mouse / Admiral Prune II nose art and 11 bomb symbols. Guy Gibson is eigth from the left on the front row.
On the reverse ‘March 1943 ED593 Admiral Prune
Left to…

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Top left - oblique aerial photograph of open countryside with fields and a few woods, dotted with farms. Many dark 'blots' which could be anti-aircraft fire bursts. Captioned 'A03 FEL 21.12.42//M8:1000 J.p.48'. Top right - oblique aerial photograph -…

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Article 1. Headlines: Vyasma occupied by red army, pursuit towards Smolensk continuing, heavy casualties inflicted, Germans claimn to be in Kharkov. Article 2. headlines: Mr Eden in Washington, meeting to-day with President Roosevelt, wide…

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Top left: three actors on stage, a man and an actor dressed as woman stand on the left talking to a third dressed as jockey sitting on a sofa. In the background right a mullioned window on the left a bookcase. Captioned 'E31 "For the Love of Mike",…

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Top left: a group of actors on stage in a variety of male and female costumes, Captioned 'E13 "Girls, Girls, Girls", Stalag Luft 3,Mar 43'. Top right:two actors on stage one dressed in tails and the other a in a wedding dress. Captioned 'E14…

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Top left: two actors on stage, one wearing tails the other in evening gown. Captioned 'E7 "Girls, Girls, Girls", Stalag Luft 3,Mar 43'. Top right: Eleven actors on stage. ten dressed as dancing girls and the other in the centre in long evening…

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Top left: group of actors dressed as dancing girls and in other costumes, all on stage. Captioned 'E1 "Girls, Girls, Girls", Stalag Luft 3,Mar 43'. Top right: three actors on stage, one in skirt, one in coat and tails and the other in bra and…

YGeachDG1394781v1.pdf
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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Bill thanks everyone for the letters and wishes his father happy birthday. Forgot it was his own birthday and describes all his letters and presents. Thanks everyone. Will send washing home soon. Pilot has gone for x-ray.

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Bill has received her parcel and letter. Visited Bury St Edmunds. Describes area around camp and where it is in relation to part of the village. Would be a good place to use his bike when it is repaired. May remain there but could move if parent…

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Complains at receiving no letters from home. Have done no flying at pilot has injured his knee again. Has found a local YMCA. Little news to report.
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