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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1948"

AMagnaniT170303.mp3
Tullio Magnani remembers his wartime years in the Pavia province. Although his father was blacklisted as a subversive communist he did not have any trouble at school. He recounted his role as a young resistance helper smuggling food rationing…

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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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Made out for Eva A Haire with address and date stamp 12 October 1948.

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Harold Beech in railway worker’s uniform, with peaked cap, standing in front of a level crossing gate at Snelland railway station. On the left is a signal box and behind him, alongside the two rail tracks, is a semaphore railway signal. Harold…

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Two servicemen wearing shorts, one without shirt standing in front of an aircraft KC-P. There is a trolley to their right. On the reverse 'Lancaster, John re-joined the RAF in 1948'.

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Air-to-air view of a Lincoln VN-C flying past the Lincoln Cathedral, looking north. Captioned: '33 [underlined]ONE OF THE 50 SQDN'S LINCOLNS FLYING PAST. LINCOLN CATHEDRAL
LINCOLN BOMBER - LINCOLN CATHEDRAL[/underlined]
50.SQ. WADDINGTON 1948 F/E…

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A handwritten list of dates covering the period 1 September 1945 to 23 January 1948. They refer to where the writer, wife and son spent his last years in the Royal Air Force.

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Ken Hicks grew up in Wales and joined the Royal Air Force as an Apprentice Mechanic at RAF Halton. He worked on Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. He was later posted to Rhodesia and survived a crash in the bush. After the war, He took part in…

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Top left - pilot in cockpit wearing sunglasses. Headphones on hook. Captioned 'at work over the Gulf, Jan 48'. On the reverse 'Steve hard at work'.

Top right - view of the cockpit of an Avro York with Stephen Dawson wearing peaked…

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Top left - a man wearing light jacket standing in a garden with a dog begging to the left. A woman's arm is visible on the right edge of the image. Captioned 'Susie, Dad and an arm'.

Top right - a man and a woman both wearing suits…

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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…

MHattersleyCR40699-160506-110001.pdf
A duplicate book with letters handwritten by Peter Hattersley to various people and organisations.

OHattersleyCR40699-160506-02.pdf
A firearm certificate held by Wing Commander Peter Hattersley for a .22 Remington rifle.

OGodfreyCR1281391-151118.pdf
Certified that Mr C R Godfrey is an annual member of Barnet branch overlaid with certificate for Bingley branch. Paid for 1947 and 1948. Includes a letter from the Wolverhampton branch informing of meeting times and locations and mentioning transfer…

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Card Number Number DFE 6368 168. For Charles R Godfrey originally from Potters Bar. Shows several changes of address in Coreley Staffordshire and eventually St Ives in 1947 and 1948

MClydeSmithD39856-160919-04.pdf
Histories of twelve Tiger Moth aircraft flown by Denis Clyde Smith while undergoing ab-initio training at Sywell.

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Jan Black Stangryciuk was born in Poland but his family emigrated to Argentina in 1934. He volunteered to travel to England to join the Royal Air Force in 1939. He recounts his journey, why he made this decision and how he joined the RAF. He was…

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Helga Wynne was born into a family of twelve in 1926 in Kiel, Germany. She describes her childhood and her father working as a shipbuilder in the dockyards. She left school at 14 and went to work on a farm. She fell through the hayloft opening,…

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Fiona mainly lived in Southampton. On leaving school she had a job for two years but as soon as she was 17 and a half she volunteered for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and became a wireless operator. She was posted to the far north of Scotland…

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Photograph 1 is a head and shoulders of a woman captioned 'Alice 1942'.
Photograph 2 is a half length image of an airman with a side cap, captioned 'Blackpool 1941'.
Photograph 3 is a woman and two children sitting on a doorstep, captioned…

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Photograph 1 is a head and shoulders of a man in a jacket shirt and tie, captioned 'Brother Sam 1948'.
Photograph 2 is missing, captioned 'George's Girl Friend 1948'.
Photograph 3 is a group of six airmen, four standing, two kneeling, captioned '…

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Photograph 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of an airman with a side cap, captioned 'Paddy Hamilton'.
Photograph 2 is a three quarters portrait of James Wrigley in a sidcot flying suit, captioned 'Yatesbury 1941'.
Photograph 3 is a wedding party…
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