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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-03"

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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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The interview is about Irene’s husband Dennis Bradbury, who died in 2017. In the March 1943 he enlisted in the Royal Air Force volunteer reserve, and became a wireless operator / air gunner, training on Proctors. After crewing up he ended up with…

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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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A record of astronomical observations recorded by F G Bower.

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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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Apologises over unannounced visit home the catches up with family and friend news. Mentions he is exploring local countryside by bicycle and had attended a concert in Stafford. Mentions flying in 'Wimpey' and that crew is well on bail out drill.

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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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Richard Suchenwirth recalls his wartime memories as a Flakhelfer in Pasing, a district of Munich. He tells of his father who was the author of three books on the Luftwaffe, the founder of the Austrian Nazi Party, a political orator and initial…

YHolmesWC176554v1.pdf
Describes crossing the Atlantic to Canada and journey to Bowden, Alberta and then on to Estevan, Saskatchewan. Day by day account of activities, flying and life in Canada, Concludes with journey back across Canada

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From Bill Akrill who is undergoing training at No.1 Elementary Air Observer School, Eastbourne, congratulating him on the birth of his son and saying how good the food is.

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Writes he was pleased to receive a long letter from her catching up with family and friends news. Pleased to hear that his nephew Michael had a good birthday and is starting to stand.

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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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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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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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The class book for 71 Navigators course, March - July 1943. Cover includes course details and photograph of an Anson in flight over the airfield with landing gear down. Contains the list of names of the 19 students who completed the course as well as…

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Biography of Roger Calvert detailing his training as navigator in Canada and the United Kingdom and his operational career flying Mosquito aircraft on night intruder operations. The account includes brief details of two significant events, losing…

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Cover and back have faint image of a sailing ship. Loose sheet of paper with names of Edward Ellis's crew.

Left inside page is blank, right inside page has images of seven aircrew, two at the top, 3 in the middle and two at the bottom. All are in…

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The conductor is dressed in dark suit with a buttonhole. Behind him a pianist is seated at a grand piano.

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A scene featuring two male actors in evening dress, one with top hat and one wearing a 'bald' wig. The 11 dancing girls are men dressed as women. The backdrop is an abstract scene.

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A struggle between three characters, a man in a dinner jacket and a 'bald' wig, and two men dressed as women, one in a long dress and one in bra and pants. The backdrop is abstract. There is a long wooden table on the stage.

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A line of 12 actors dressed in black suits, top hats and holding canes in their right hands. The backdrop is a curtain.

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11 men dressed as women. The central character is wearing a long dress and is holding it out. The 10 dancing girl characters are wearing short dresses and bonnets. They are standing cross-legged and linking their arms. The backdrop is a curtain.

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A man in flannels and shirt is being held by a man dressed as a woman wearing a short top and short shorts. There are two deckchairs on the stage and a backdrop of a garden.
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