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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-07"

Made out for Pilot Officer William Roy Peter Perry. Narrative mentions completed 20 operations, showing outstanding skill and determination. Skilful airmanship enabled gunner to shoot down enemy fighter. Twice had to recover aircraft on three engine…

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…

Daily entries for activities in 1943. Covers, films seen, weather, training and exams, leaves, training at Bridgnorth, medical issues, war news. Posted to RAF Millom, mentions activities, leave, aircrew flying training, navigation training routes,…

Ron and Violet with best man, two bridesmaids and a third man, in a suit. There is also a chocolate and sweet ration card for No 2 Sergeants' Mess, RAF Cosford.

A photograph of Ron and Violet on their wedding day. It is captioned 'Ron and Violet Warren, after their wedding in London, July 1943., at which I was best man'.

Page captioned 'Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. July 1943. Four photographs, first two show skyscrapers from above, captioned 'The sky scrapers from the hotel and The sky scrapers again.'
Third is if a wide river in an urban area, captioned, 'The Detroit…

Thirty-seven airmen all wearing tunic and side caps sitting and standing in three rows in front of an Anson. Captioned 'Course 79 [.......], 28 June - 5 Aug 43'. On the reverse signatures and some addresses.

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Signatures of fellow course mates with Eric on his flight engineers course.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

John Harrison in flying equipment, standing in a field. On the reverse 'July '43'.

An airman wearing tunic with sergeant rank stands arm in arm with a woman wearing polka dot dress in front of a stone wall with trees in the background. Submitted with caption 'Don and Mary Cameron on their honeymoon, Huntley July 1943'.

Memoir including photographs of the crew and aircraft. Thomas Jones was a flight engineer on Stirling and Lancaster and completed 64 operations on two tours. Describes early life, joining the RAF, selection and training., crewing up and first posting…

Biography of Ernest Tansley's daughter Anne. Writes of background and family. Gives service history of her father including joining, training in England and the United States and eventual posting to 57 Squadron at RAF Scampton. Writes of her memories…

Two men wearing uniform tunic with half brevet and three women wearing wedding dresses and holding bouquets standing in line in front of a doorway to a stone building. On the reverse 'Toy's cousin Barbara, my sister Shirley. Wedding photograph of mid…

Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Victor standing in uniform beside a haystack, captioned 'Vic'.
Photo 2 is a woman standing beside a haystack, the caption has been deleted.
Photo 3 is a woman standing in a park, captioned 'September…

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Aircrew standing in front of a Nissen hut with three bicycles, trees in the background, on the reverse 'Left to right Ron Thompson, Bob Goddard, Jimmy Grantham, "Steve" Stevens, Wilf Clutton, taken at Blickling Hall July 1943'.

Two swans and five signets on the lake, Blickling Hall in the background, reverse captioned 'Swans at Blickling Lake, July 1943'.


Aircrewman standing on grass. Nissen huts and trees in the background. On the reverse captioned 'Bob Goddard'.

Three photographs first of man sitting in a chair, second another reclining on the grass, third is a pilot laying on the grass, trees parkland and lake in background.

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The roll out of Lancaster KB700 with Reg Lane in the cockpit. A Canadian flag is draped over the 'Ruhr Express' nose art.

An airman sitting in the cockpit of a Lancaster. draped on the fuselage is a Canadian flag.
Information supplied with the collection states 'Reg Lane in KB700 Rollout July 1943 (via HH)'.

A log kept at Tholthorpe to record events and times of importance. It commences July 6th 1943 and ends 30th March 1944.

Page captioned, 'Tocra N/Africa 1943, "The first time I ever saw her face" W.V.S. photo of Jean'. Three photographs and print of squadron badge.
First photograph, Jack and 'Ginger' MacGan sitting reading newspapers, tent in background, Captioned…

Article 1. Headlines: Mussolini resigns, King of Italy in command of armed forces, Badoglio as prime minister, two proclamations to the nation, the war continues. Article 2. Account of annual meeting of the London Angus Association.
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