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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-10"

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List one Manchester and 10 Lancasters at RAF Wigsley May - June 1943. On 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston and RAF Metheringham between June 1943 and February 1944, lists 16 Lancasters. At No 5 Lancaster Finishing School between February and November 1944…

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Brief details of early life. Joined Royal Air Force 26 March 1941, trained as pilot in Canada. Flew operations on 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston and RAF Metheringham from June 1943 to February 1944. Instructional tour at 5 Lancaster Finishing School…

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Top left - front quarter view of a York parked on hardstanding. Captioned 'Our York at Negombo, Colombo, Ceylon Oct 45'.
Top right - view from air of coastline. Captioned 'Coast near Casablanca, Morocco, July 1945'.
Centre - Three airmen in front…

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Two versions of the same strip (b/w and colour) with enlargements of all slides.
Slide 1 - captioned 'Easton Lodge 1945 October'. Large three story house covered in ivy with bay windows and tower and turret at right end. In front ornamental…

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From information provided by the donor. Two photographs taken when Peter visited Berlin in October 1945. He was then on 50 Squadron based at RAF Sturgate. One shows some of the ruined buildings and debris in the streets, the other the Brandenburg…

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Posted to motor transport section of 77 Squadron at RAF Elvington in November 1942. Writes of duties, location and social activities. Mentions commanders and feeling part of the squadron. Posted to RAF Sandtoft in 1944. Gives dates of service June…

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Photos 1 and 2 are groups of airmen and WAAFs drinking, captioned '149 Squadron RAF Methwold. Officer's Mess Party. Centre. The Station Meteorological Officer F/O Misty Case under the weather'.

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John's membership cards for October and November 1945

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A payment of £12 12/- made to Henry Redgrave by the Air Ministry.

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Sketch map of Geoff's journey from Gwello in Southern Rhodesia to Liverpool between 6 and 26 October 1945.

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Details pay and allowances for October and November 1945 from RAF base accountant officer Bombay

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Bert refers to receiving an earlier letter from Ted. He discusses his social life - beer, food and cigarettes and recalls various colleagues and what they are doing.

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Francis Neville Selwood of Invercargill, New Zealand was fascinated with aeroplanes in his youth and lived near an airfield where he could go and watch the aircraft. He was keen to volunteer as a pilot but an early rugby injury made that impossible.…

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Susanne Pescott talks about her father, Flight Lieutenant Harold Arthur Lawson DFC, who worked as an engineer before joining the RAF in 1941, where he served as a navigator. After completing his training, he was posted to RAF Rufforth and from there…

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Three quarter length portrait of Flight Sergeant James Flowers sitting in tunic with a young girl wearing a dress sitting on his lap. She is holding a doll. On the reverse 'RAF Gatow, Oct/Nov 45, H J Flowers i/c Wing/Co's daughter'.

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Label at the top 'Leave/travel passes'. Top and bottom are two Form 295B leave documents. The top one just has an address. The bottom one is made out for Leading Aircraftsman Bubb with a leave address in Birmingham for leave between 19 October 1945…

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States that G Bubb is the authorized owner of a bicycle with its frame number and details. Royal Air Force Spilsby guardroom stamp dated 17 October 1945.

On the reverse, On the left side, four numbered train times from Preston to Birmingham with…
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