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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-09"

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A group of RAF officers and members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force all standing apart from two who are kneeling in front. All are wearing uniform tunics. In the background trees. Captioned in white ink. Submitted with description 'Lunch at WAAF…

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Top - five men in uniform standing in a group on steps in front of a building. The man in the centre holds a tankard. Submitted with description 'Five officers standing on steps in front of building at RAF Syerston. Date unknown. Left-right: Lt…

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Top - six airmen, four standing an two sitting on steps. All are wearing battledress with brevet. In the background a door to a building. To the left a sign with Maltese cross. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/35 and MAVC37-15…

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Top - a group of servicemen and Women's Auxiliary Air Force members all wearing uniform tunic, two kneeling in front and the other standing with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Lunch at WAAF Officers' Mess Syerston Sep 1943. Left…

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A montage of aircrew photographs. Course 84 33EFTS, Caron Saskatchewan, Canada, RAF, captioned; “No33 EFTS. Caron, Saskatchewan. Sept ’43”

MHarringtonBR621165-170503-04.pdf
Recounts childhood, joining the RAF in 1938. Originally staff duties, volunteered for aircrew. Started operational flying on 226 Squadron in September 1943 as wireless operator/air gunner on B-25 at RAF Swanton Morley. Completed 43 operations. He…

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Owen Cox went to a grammar school in York and joined the Home Guard when the war started. At 18 he joined the Royal Air Force, although his parents were not keen. His initial trade was ground wireless operator (Morse), waiting to attend a gunnery…

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Cutting 1 headlines: Russians capture Stalino, Germans thrown out of Donetz basin, enemy reduced to three railway lines westward. Cutting 2 headlines: Hitler rages at Italy, treachery of surrender, Germany to fight alone. Cutting 3 headlines: Germans…

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Article headlines: Italy invaded by the eighth army, British and Canadians land in Calabria, strong support from navy and air forces, Brenner pass line cut. Cutting headlines: Italy surrenders, complete submission to allies. immediate end to…

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Dave relays which letters he has recently received from Betty. He recalls a memory of time spent together; and looks forward to the day he can return home to marry her. Dave writes about the very cold weather and snow. He misses the cohort that he is…

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Dave writes about the pleasure in receiving letters from his fiancée, Betty. He begins to number his letters, starting at number 10. Dave tells about the new station, his desire to see new places and the impossibility of taking photographs. He…

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From station commander at RAF Syerston stating that Hedley's bicycle has not been sent as it was still awaiting release by effects authorities.

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Photo 1 is an airmen and two civilians seated on a park bench in Richmond.
Photo 2 is an airman with a camera. He is smoking a pipe and he is standing on snow.
Photo 3 is five airmen seated on steps in front of a wooden building. Three men are…

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Photo 1 - an airman with sergeant's stripes with his arm round a woman with a man to their left. They are sitting on a park bench.
Photo 2 - an airman identified as Bill Willoughby, Navigator at Wimpey port gun position.
Photo 3 - Bill Willoughby…

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Three quarter length portrait of Eric Horsham in uniform, holding a pipe. On the reverse 'Marston Moor Sept 1943'.

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-14.pdf
Includes: editorial matters; prisoners at work; group photographs from the camps; official reports from the camps; the letters they write home; it depends on the book (written by A A Milne); news from the far east; POWs in the far east; they plan…

Five Group Newsletter, number 14, September 1943. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, an article on the Rolls Royce Merlin and features about training, signals, gunnery, accidents, bombing, decorations, photography, engineering,…

YThompsonKG1238603v3.pdf
Keith Thompson was a sergeant navigator under training at the start of this period at 28 OTU at RAF Castle Donington, then on to a holding unit for a month. After that on to 1662 CU at RAF Blyton flying the Lancaster, until 7 November when he was…

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

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Eight aircrew standing in a row. On the reverse 'Left to right, G. Whittle - DFM Nav, R Hebditch - DFM W Op, R Stott - DFM M.U.G., B Walker -CGM Capt, S Mayer - CGM Eng, J Robertson S.O., A Gadd - DFC B/A, K Hicklin - DFM A/G'. 'Ludford Magna Sept…

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Writes with legal and other advice over custody of child. Catches up with activities and acquaintances.

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Report written by Major W Lacy, Sandy Saunders' commanding officer on his progress as a cadet. He is described as 'young and impetuous but has guts and determination' and is told to develop greater discipline.

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Ken Fawcett worked for the Post Office and served in the Home Guard for two and a half years having signed up at sixteen. He joined the Royal Air Force at Lords Cricket Ground in September 1943. He initially requested pilot training but realising the…

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A newspaper cutting about the night Warrant Officer Bill Walker succeeded in bringing their badly damaged aircraft back. Mentions award of two Conspicuous Gallantry Medals and two Distinguished Flying Medals.
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