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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1947"

ADobleRG151117.mp3
Ron Doble grew up in London and joined the Air Training Corps and the fire watchers when war was declared. He volunteered for the Air Force when he was 18 and trained as an air gunner. He talks about the conditions in his turret and the mishaps he…

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Bernard Mabey was born in London and experienced the Blitz at first hand. He was a member of the Air Training Corps in 1941 before volunteering for the RAF. He trained as an air frame mechanic at RAF Locking. His first posting was RAF Marston Moor…

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[Violet speaks as proxy for her late husband Alan Dicker] Alan went to Leighton County High School and at 16 he joined the Air Transport Command. At 17 he volunteered for the Air Force and became a navigator after doing his basic training at…

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Ernest was born in Marylebone, London. He tells of his childhood, how he helped his father on his milk round and became a butcher's boy at Shepherds Market before serving in the Air Training Corps. He joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 17 and a…

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Frances Elizabeth Secker is a lifelong resident of Feltwell. She was still at school when RAF Feltwell opened in 1937, and she remembers the Harrow being the first aircraft to arrive, followed by Wellingtons.

Elizabeth has clear memories of…

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Don Crossley was born in South Emsall in 1924. He tells of his time before the war working at Upton Colliery before joining the Royal Air Force. He volunteered and trained initially as a wireless operator / air gunner. He tells of his experience at…

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Alan Mann was born in Lewisham, London and left school aged 14 to begin an engineering apprenticeship at RAF Kidbrooke and with de Havilland. He describes being bombed and what it was like in the workshops. After the war he had a career with de…

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Buff file cover with green text. 'Unit: 617 Squadron, title: [...] of official file, W/C Cheshire DSO, DFC. Reference: GLC\DO\43, 15'. Reported as file containing correspondence to and from Leonard Cheshire Nov 1943 - Mar 1947

OGreenLW2236292-160516-01.pdf
Contains personal details, release authorization on 17 July 1947 remobilisation instructions, clearance certificate, certificate of service, travel warrant and various claim forms for flight for Sergeant Langford Green.

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Clothing ration book 1947-48 junior CB 4/10 made out to Haire E A with ration coupons inside.

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Clothing ration book 1947-48 General CB1/10 made out to Haire J B with coupons inside.

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Clothing ration book 1947-48 Junior CB 4/10 made out to Haire E E with coupons inside.

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Identity card issued to Harry Fearns on 13 Feb 1943. It records he was medically examined in Sheffield and placed in Grade 1. Final page gives various post-war addresses.

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OGreenLW2236292-160516-020001.jpg
Contains personal details as well as record of postings, promotions, special qualifications and discharge.

LHattersleyCR40699v1.pdf
Log book for Wing Commander Peter Hattersley, covering the period 10 April 1937 to 24 September 1948. It details his flying training, operations flown and other flying duties. He was stationed at Hanworth Park, RAF Reading, RAF Netheravon, RAF Little…

MAnsellHT1893553-160730-03.pdf
Service and release book of Sergeant Henry Ansell from 12 April 1943 to 15 May 1947.

LWrigleyJ1029740v1.pdf
Flying log book for Warrant Officer James Wrigley, wireless operator, covering the period from 17 November 1942 to 30 June 1954. Detailing training, operations and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury, RAF Pembrey, RAF Whitchurch…

LHayleyCA1463437v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Jack Hayley, covering the period from 9 June 1942 to 30 June 1950. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at, RAF Newquay, RAF Clyffe Pypard, RAF Heaton Park, RCAF Moncton,…

LDeytrikhA1381508v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Andrew Deytrikh, covering the period from 20 February 1944 to 15 October 1950. Detailing his flying training, operational flying and test flying. He was stationed at RAF Hornchurch, RAF North Weald, RAF Bognor, RAF…

LVipondR3040603v1.pdf
Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Richard Vipond, covering the period from 29 May 1944 to 18 November 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war duties with 514,…

LParryHP2220054v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for Hugh Parry, air gunner, covering the period from 27 May 1944 to 16 October 1945. Details his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at…

LMathersRW55201v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Ronald Mathers covering the period from 1 October 1944 to 24 February 1948. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and duties with 35 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Swinderby, RAF Finningley, RAF Hullavington,…

LStevensP[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Peter Stevens, covering the period from 6 June 1940 to 7 September 1941 when he was taken prisoner of war and then from 26 July 1945 to 22 January 1947 and from 28 September 1952 to 19 September 1953. Detailing his flying…

OBunceFSG3006260-161115-01.pdf
Service and release book of Leading Aircraftsman F S G Bunce. Service from 24 August 1943 to 1 April 1947.
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