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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945"

LWickhamHW124631v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for H W Wickham, covering the period from 29 September 1940 to 16 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Cambridge, RAF South Cerny, RAF Abingdon, RAF…

BBarffAColingEFv1.pdf
Time in the RAF including selection as an observer, enrolment at Lord's Cricket Ground, navigational dead reckoning and meteorology training in Eastbourne and Paignton. Time spent on navigational sorties in Grahamstown, South Africa in Ansons and…

BDixonMDixonMv1.pdf
13 handwritten pages, Margaret describes in some detail her early life and service in the WAAF as a nurse.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

BBurnsDRBurnsDRv1.pdf
Draft of memoir with contents page - giving service history. Followed by pages with reference to photographs for name and rank, deferred service, ground training dates and places, training in Canada, back home for service flying, 5 Group, 51 base,…

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Peter was born in Erdington, Birmingham. He joined the RAF and was trained at the Empire Air Training School in Canada. He re-mustered as a navigator and was with 49 Squadron for a short time. Peter then joined 106 Squadron and did a tour of 34…

PEdwardsF2-2201.jpg
Frank was born in London. He describes V-1 coming over and taking shelter in the underground.

Frank talks of his evacuation to the countryside near Croxton Kerrial when he was nearly five. He was accompanied by his two brothers and initially his…

ADaviesPO221106-AV.mp3
Peter volunteered in 1942 and was accepted early in 1943. He outlines the combat training they received. Talks of the rations he received early in the war and on the RAF station. He describes the autonomy of his anti-aircraft unit. Reflecting on…

ONyeAF1877081-220403-01.pdf
Albert Frederick Nye's service and release book from 13 December 1943 to 10 May 1947. The statement states that 'This airman has been instructed in two trades since his original attestation to the Service and he has obtained excellent results in…

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Top left: Bridge in a park.
Top right: Two men sat on steps with tropical plants, A F Nye (right).
Centre: Canon mounted on a gun carriage in front of tiled roofed cottages.
Bottom left: Open sided building on edge of pond.
Bottom centre: View of…

PNyeAF22010211.jpg
Top right: River in parkland with tropical trees. On reverse is stamped 'Zaidas Photographers Lahore, Allahabad, Ootacamund'.
Centre left: Plains from mountainside.
Centre middle: Mountains.
Centre right: Hillside.

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Top left: Buildings at foot of wooded hillside.
Top right: River scene.
Centre right: Flat grassed area, bounded by wooden rails, looking across to hillside with single storey buildings.
Six further photographs of rural and river views.

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Keith was five at the start of the war and lived in a farm adjoining the airfield at RAF Skellingthorpe. He describes the airfield and how the trees were cut down in the farm belt. The airfield was closed soon after the war, bought by the City…

LThirskTP1378816v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for T P Thirsk, covering the period from 10 November 1944 to 4 October 1945. Detailing his flying training and flying duties with the empire air navigation school. He was stationed at RAF Montrose and RAF Shawbury. Aircraft…

PBurnsDR2206.jpg
Bob Burns flew operations with 106 Squadron and was shot down becoming a prisoner of war. While a prisoner of war, he wrote arrangements for the camp bands and orchestra and played the saxophone and clarinet. He took part in the long march and took…

PPowellNI19060004.jpg
Top left - airman wearing battledress standing by gate in wooden fence with house in the background. Captioned '?'. Top left/centre - man wearing civilian jacket and tie by the fuselage of a York. Captioned 'Postwar ? Cosford'. Top right/centre -…

PPowellNI19060003.jpg
Top left - large group of airmen wearing battledress posing in front of a B-24. Captioned 'Don't know, early lib with front turret, UK Sqdn? Blue uniform'.
Top centre - man holding sheet in sailing boat. Captioned 'on Lake Timsa, 45'.
Top right -…

PPowellNI19060001.jpg
Top left - B-24 parked on airfield, captioned '104 a/c Foggia 45'. Top right - air-to-air view looking down on B-24 with bombs falling. Captioned 'Bomb hit B-24 but plane survives, not our plane, taken in 44'. Middle left - three airmen two wearing…

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Six photographs on an album page.
#1. Four men seated at a table in a Nissen hut. Bedding, washing and other paraphernalia of living can be seen. It is captioned: 'STURGATE '45'
#2. Six airmen in uniform, seated on bicycles with their arms around…

PEdwardsIJ1702.jpg
A cartoon of Ivor holding a fish which is making musical sounds. It is annotated 'F/Lt Ivor "Joe" Edwards (DFM) One of Pathfinder Aces "All my own WORK!!" ' and signed 'Buster 1945 Ivor H Heroson'.

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Made out for Flight Sergeant N Powell for RAF Abu Sueir for 1945.

BPowellNIPowellNIv30001.jpg
Flight engineer on B-24. Posted to 614 Squadron at Amendola, Italy. Relates first trip in Wellington, flew with squadron CO. Gives some description of Amendola air base operations. Relates some experiences with oil drum heater. Mentions flying home…

PWebsterE1801.jpg
A large group of airmen and ground crew arranged under a Lancaster. Information supplied with the collection states '61 Squadron 1945'.

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PCuthillCR18020003.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing battledress with pilot's brevet and Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon. Signature underneath. captioned 'Charles Cuthill c. post WW2 before war medals but with DFC awarded in 1945'.

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Made out for Charles Robert Cuthill. Gives years of service in RAF and brief history of service. Includes specialist symbols - flying instructor and lists decorations.
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