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  • Collection: Dunn, Frederick Thomas

Colour postcard with painting of front quarter view of airborne Halifax of 76 Squadron.

Autographical account of life at the beginning of the war including service in ARP in Swindon. Reasons for volunteering for the RAF. Registered for military service in February 1941. Waiting for call-up. Induction at St John's Wood London and…

Starts after arrival at Durban in South Africa. Describes time in Clairwood "rest camp", visiting Durban and Christmas and New Year celebrations. Long description of activities in Durban. Discusses South Africa and describes train journey to South…

Describes time at Hillside ITW camp, Bulawayo. Having to wait before starting aircrew training. Includes letter to sister and brother describing a typical day in camp. Describes local area and inhabitants as well as training activities, drill,…

Transcript of F Dunn's memoir describing life before and after joining the RAF. Includes induction and starting off in the RAF in England and then sea voyage to South Africa and then initial training in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Describes a typical day in camp including: recovering from a party, dance in the sergeants' mess. Comments on his stage of training and writes of lectures in cold hut. Mentions girlfriend. Attempting to get 48-hour pass without luck. Includes printed…

F T Dunn’s Air Bomber’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 24 September 1942 to 22 November 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air bomber. He was stationed at RAF Mount Hampden as pupil pilot 3-21 Aug 1942, South…

Annotated copy of The great raids - Peenemunde 17 August 1943 by Air Commodore J Searby.
Book includes:
Handwritten note on front 'In memory of Fred Dunn, killed Nov 22/23 1943'.
Telegram to Mr A C Dunn regretting to inform him that his son Sgt…

Gives account of author's operation and then watching the collision of two Halifax while preparing to land. Makes some comments on danger of operations. Gives details of both aircraft involved, one from Pocklington with relative of Rebecca on board…

Two aircrew wearing tunics with half brevet and side caps leaning against a brick wall. On the reverse 'F Dunn, right'. Three versions of the same image. On the reverse of the third 'Another one of Fred, right hand side, with another of the crew'.


Half-length portrait of an airman wearing tunic with sergeant rank and bomb aimers brevet, and side cap seated.

Full length image of an airman wearing tunic with sergeant rank and bomb aimer brevet, and side cap, sitting on a stone wall holding a book.

Three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap seated on a bench.

An airman wearing a khaki bush jacket squatting down on sand with deck chairs in the background.

Seven airmen wearing tunics with brevet standing in line. Man in the centre has pilot's brevet, all the others half brevet and two have sergeant rank.

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman. On the reverse 'Jack, 19 years, 1st navigator'.

View over lake with tree covered surrounding country. Roof of a car can be seen at the bottom with parts of road/track. On the reverse 'Hillside camp, May 1942, Matopos Dam'.

Two airmen wearing khaki uniform and side caps sitting on a bench with trees and a thatched hut in the background. On the reverse 'Johannesburg Zoo Gardens'.

Four airmen all wearing tunics with sergeant rank and brevet, and side caps. Two sitting on the ground, two squatting behind. Man at front left is a pilot, the others have half brevet. In the background a wall, a row of trees and statues.

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An airman wearing khaki uniform with corporal rank and side cap standing by a large pot. To the left squatting down a local man wearing white robes and cap.

A group of airmen wearing tunics and side caps standing in line with grounded rifles. Other figures in the background as well as a wall, trees and a building. On the reverse 'The bull-shit boys going on guard in the dusk. Jenkins is on the right'.

A car parked in front of a large single storey thatched building. Another car in the background left. In front a sign pointing right 'To the Hippo Pools'. On the reverse 'Stayed here one night. Hippo not far away but didn't see any as the weather…

Sleeping dog with an RAF side cap. On the reverse 'A dog taking advantage of the RAF "feather beds".


View through trees of a shrub covered hillside. On the reverse 'Rhodesia, the better part of the colony'.

Riverbank with shrubs on the right with figures in the background centre. River on left and fat bank beyond. On the reverse 'A river bank [sic] inhabited by hippopotamus but no hippo this time'.
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