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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-08"

Group of trainees arranged in five rows. Each individual is named in the caption underneath

A dinner held at Deal's Hotel, East London at the end of H Flight Course 16. The programme covers toasts and the dinner menu. On the last page are 25 signatures.

Magazine of 48 Air School, South Africa. Contains articles on local news, letters of thanks, entertainment, keeping fit, sports reports and results, poems, personal experiences in the RAF, sketches showing life at RAF Woodbrook, South African…

Guido Toccaceri remembers his wartime experiences as a schoolboy in Milan: the day war broke out, food shortages, his father working at an airfield near Bergamo, train strafing, basements used as makeshift shelters, being evacuated outside Milan with…

Jeremy Reade recalls the memories of his father, Charles Sturrock Reade. Charles was born in Belfast and grew up in Portrush. On leaving school, Charles spent a short time working at a solicitor's office, before joining the Royal Ulster Constabulary…

A head and shoulders portrait of Alec taken from the City School Book of Remembrance.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Transcription of a letter. Writes of events on night 3/4 September 1943. Mentioned 'Charlie had done four ops before they copped it on the fifth. First op was Peenemunde, gives description of target. Mentions targets of other operations and that…

Michael Kettleborough lived in Woodhall Spa during the war. His mother billeted RAF crew members in her home. One of them Jack Gibson asked for an early Christmas as there were some big operations coming up. Shortly before Christmas 1941 the…

Football programme for the cup final between 48 Air School (Woodbrook) and 47 Air School (Queenstown).

Letter to Mrs Dexter stating that German authorities had confirmed the death of her son Flying Officer K I Dexter. Details of place of burial not available at present. Official date killed 17 June 1943. Note at top 'Letter not dated assumed post 4…

In response to Isabel's enquiry about possible news concerning Andrew, stating that nothing has been heard so far.

Includes: editorial matters; music round the camps; official reports from the camps; (two pages missing); letters; how they help funds (fund raising at home); fun and games; news from the far east; parcel points; knitting pattern for 'waistcoat for…

Bernard Ross’ Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 05 of April 1943 to 22 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Air Gunner. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos (9 OAFU), RAF Seighford (30 OTU), RAF…

He writes of visiting family, his night duty and the weather.

He writes of his family, feeling unwell, his night duties and social activities at RAF Cark.

He writes about buying a house, night flying tests and social activities.

He writes about the social and flying activities on RAF Cark. He also writes of his family and friends.

He writes of meeting his wife in two weeks and of getting a council house in Bolton.

He writes of a family visit to St Anne’s and films he’s seen recently. He also writes of his journey back to RAF Cark from Blackpool.

He writes of arrangements for his pending 48 hour leave, flying activities and the weather.

He writes of the arrangements for his 48 hour leave and the weather.

He writes that he is missing her and is looking forward to seeing her. He writes about a Lancaster flying low over RAF Cark and of farmers’ difficulties because of the weather.

He writes about the weather and looking forward to seeing his wife on leave.

He writes of flying activities, lectures and social activities at RAF Cark. He also writes of arrangements for his leave.
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