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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-10"

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-39.jpg
A copy of the 427 Squadron Crest with 'Approved George R.I.'

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Top left - an airman wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and side cap sitting on a bench with pigeons. Captioned 'Trapper on Boston Common, Sept 43'.
Top right - view from rear of an airman sitting on a bench in a park watching a squirrel perched on…

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Sergeant Edward Milling's wife has been informed that his husband is believed to have been killed over Germany. Details of his peacetime employment are provided.

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-13-01.pdf
A log kept at Tholthorpe to record events and times of importance. It commences July 6th 1943 and ends 30th March 1944.

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Damage descriptions to go with photographs of Rostock, Genoa, Milan (24 October 1942), Berlin (October 1943 and 8 March 1944) and Munich (24/25 April 1944). Some of the photographs described are not in the collection. Also a description of photograph…

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Contains personal details and postings including to 514 Squadron in October 1943 as well as reported missing in April 1944 and then a prisoner of war.

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-120001.pdf
Log covering the following periods -
29th August to 6th October 1943 (71 pages)

Movements of aircraft at Tholthorpe.

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-120002.pdf
A logbook covering the period 7th October to 26th November 1943 (73 pages)

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Four photographs from an album.
#1 and 2 are captioned October 1943 and show the funeral procession and guard of honour.
#3 and 4 show the guard of honour at Fred's grave side and firing a salute. It is captioned 'October 1943 Mourners Grandpa…

BGardnerM-ManuelRWickhamHWv1.pdf
Recalls Harry's joining the RAF and describes his initial, then basic and advanced aircrew training. Follows move to operational training unit, and joining 102 Squadron flying Whitley. Mentions operations to Berlin, Stettin and Duisburg. Converted to…

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Formal course photograph, 46 trainees, three staff, arranged in seven rows on flight of stairs leading to double doors. Captioned 'D FLIGHT, 3 SQUADRON, No 20 ITW BRIDLINGTON AUG 14th - OCT 9th 1943'. There are also a large number of signatures.

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At the start of the war, Doug Beasley left school at 16 to start work. Initially a member of the Air Training Corps, he was sent for aircrew selection when he became 18. There was a 12-month wait to enlist as a pilot, so he opted to become a flight…

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Doug Begbie was an apprentice chef before he volunteered for the RAF. He trained as a rear gunner and was posted to 76 Squadron. He shot down what sounds like an Me 163.

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Hilary’s uncle, William Frederick Burkitt (known as John), was born in North London. He joined up in October 1943 and after training as a flight engineer, was sent to RAF Bardney. During their first operation they were badly hit and the rear…

MRobsonJ10589943-190327-03.pdf
Notes kept by Jack during his training.

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PCahirFS1607.jpg
Jim Cahir standing in a garden with his sister and brother. Behind is a garden settee/swing. On the reverse 'Brother, sister & Jim at my sister's home. Berkshire Oct 1943'.

SJoynerJH1812689v1.pdf
A log book used as a scrap book. The photographs and documents cover his aircrew training from November 1943. It has sergeant's mess subscription cards, photographs, correspondence and cuttings.
Many of the entries are post war and a number refer…

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Notes describing first leaflet sortie, problems with starboard engine, forced landing and activities in France and return to England. Then moves on to 207 Squadron and lists operations and flying after finishing second tour and post war.

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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Top left - view down on a courtyard with buildings surrounding. Bridge and games court in open space. Captioned ' Courtyard behind the Hotel Metropole, Brighton, Oct 43'.
Top right - half length image of two airmen wearing tunics with pilot's brevet…

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Top left - view of ducks in foreground with tree surrounded pond in distance. Captioned 'Kew Gardens, Richmond, Oct 43'.
Top right - view across lake of trees. Captioned 'Kew Gardens, Richmond, Oct 43'.
Bottom left - view of a Tiger Moth in a…

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