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  • Collection: Smith, Barry

Ten young men wearing overalls stand on the left. On the right an instructor points at dials on an instrument board. In the centre on the floor is a large electrical machine. Explanation provided on accompanying document which explains that it is Mr…


Preface covers his training as an apprentice at RAF Halton and subsequent training as an electrical fitter at RAF St Athan. Outlines career with transition to ground engineer and then other postings. Continues with time as an instructor teaching a…

Starts with early memories of life at home and school. Mentions his father was in the RAF stationed at RAF Henlow, RAF Cardington and Brize Norton. Mentions laying up car at the beginning of the war as they were not entitled to petrol coupons but…
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