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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944"

BPerryWRPPerryWRPv2.pdf
Memoir starts by describing early life and education in Tunbridge Wells before moving to Cornwall. Writes about beginning of the war. Volunteered for aircrew in Plymouth (which had been bombed the day before) shortly after his 18th birthday.…

SPerryWRP1317696v60011.pdf
A short history of 106 Squadron. Covers formation in world war one. Reformed in 1938 with Hinds and Battles. Equipped with Hampden at beginning of the war. Initially a advanced training unit. Became operational in September 1940. Describes early…

LHiltonVT430281v1.pdf
Observer’s air gunner’s and w/t operators flying log book for V T Hilton, wireless operator, covering the period from 19 July 1943 to 16 April 1945. He was stationed at RAAF Parkes, RAAF Port Pririe, RAF Dumfries, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Rufforth…

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Note explaining why author's father and several pilots of 106 Squadron arrived singing Java Jive over the radio (R/T). Station commander was not impressed.

LNimanMA137571v1.pdf
M A Niman’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 6th August 1941 to 2nd May 1945, detailing operations and instructional duties in the UK, Middle East and East Africa as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner and “Special…

LKennedyJL19210211v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for John L Kennedy, covering the period from 2 February 1942 to 30 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Induna, RAF Kumalo, RAF Perth, RAF South Cerney,…

LFlintJ121331v1.pdf
J Flint’s Flying Log Book covering the period 30 August 1938 to 16 February 1944.
Detailing his flying training and operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Tollerton (27 E&RFTS), RAF Hanworth (5 EFTS), RAF Yatesbury (10 EFTS), RAF Brize…

LFlintJ121331v2.pdf
J Flint’s pilot’s flying log book covering the period from 17 March 1944 to 23 October 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Bruntingthorpe (29 OTU), RAF Swinderby (1660 HCU), RAF Syerston (5…

LGauntPH755625v1.pdf
South African Air Force pilots flying log book one, for P H Gaunt, covering the period from 23 August 1943 to 19 November 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at SAAF Witbank, SAAF Pietersburg, RAF Qastina and…

LGauntPH755625v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for P H Gaunt, pilot, covering the period from 20 October 1944 to 21 June 1952. Detailing his operations flown and post war flying at 69 reserve centre and 7 reserve flying school. He was stationed at RAF Foggia and RAF…

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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…

LBarberT1047323v2.pdf
T. Barber’s Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Log Book for Aircrew other than Pilot from 27th June 1943 to 6th May 1945 detailing his training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Bomber.
He was stationed at RCAF Station Paulson (No. 7…

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Two photographs, the first showing a track in a forest with a gate, captioned 'Frontier gate between Holland and Germany'. The second shows a pontoon bridge across a river, very badly damaged buildings in the background, captioned 'Across the Maa's'.

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Four photographs, one with Arthur standing alongside a Renault FT-17 tank with German markings, captioned 'One man tank Antwerp'.
The second shows a collapsed bridge in the foreground with industrial buildings in the background.
Third is of…

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PStandivanAG17020059.jpg
Three photographs, one showing Arthur standing in front of a structure, the second showing him with other members of the servicing team standing in front of a tent.
The third shows a servicing team standing in front of a Spitfire parked on the…

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Two photographs, one of Arthur attending a large steaming cauldron in an untidy space outside two wooden buildings, captioned 'Doing a bit of washing'. The second has Arthur sitting on his bed, captioned 'Bedtime'.

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Concerns up-turned hull of Tirpitz sunk in Tromso Fjord was a tourist attraction.

LRouseHC911641v1.pdf
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner’s log book for H C Rouse covering the period from 11 October, 1940 to 16 December, 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, also includes Gunnery Course results, mine laying operations, bomb loads, a…

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25 airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Stirling. Information supplied with the collection states 'Fred Weston 1944 Gunnery Leader 1 (centre front row).

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Six airmen standing behind a Lancaster. Captioned '1944, Left to right, all shorties well nearly all, Sid Grimes (Wireless Op), yours truly, Charlie Randon (Bomb dropper of), Jack Penswick (Gunner), Eddy Barnett (Engineer), Barney Gumbley…

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Two newspaper cuttings, the first from the Ayr Advertiser has a photograph of Charles, the second has a brief biography and mentions his family in the Forces.
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