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ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-12.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about life at Royal Air Force Hixon including the problem of getting into town for entertainment.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-13.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about life at Royal Air Force Hixon and follows up with gossip catching up with friends.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-14.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about life in the at Royal Air Force Hixon including Women's Auxiliary Air Force personnel and the terrible camp conditions.

ELampreyPGuntonW421224.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he has had good news of a wounded colleague but that while he is unhappy with life at Royal Air Force Hixon he is pleased with his new status as a senior non-commissioned officer. He concludes with some banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW430126-01.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes to advise Bill of Fred Gunner’s address.

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ELampreyPGuntonW430126-02.pdf
Peter Lamprey rewrites the story of Goldilocks with a Royal Air Force theme.

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ELampreyPGuntonW430210.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he has very little free time as most of the time is spent flying.

ELampreyPGuntonW430225.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that they are not flying much at present but have not been able to get any leave. However, they have been able to get into town to the pub. He concludes with general comments on life and offers banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW430304.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes saying flying continues much as before and concludes with the fact that he has heard worrying rumours about his previous employment.

ELampreyPGuntonW430315.pdf
Peter Lamprey starts with some friendly banter and comments that weather has curtailed flying. He notes that there are now many Australians and Canadians on base. He goes on to say he was glad that the rumour of a bomb hitting his previous place of…

ELampreyPGuntonW430322.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that his aircraft was shot at by friendly anti-aircraft gunners but otherwise life was good. He mentions social life and concludes with some banter.

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His story begins in June 1941 when the Air Minister broadcast that a new cadet force was to be set up. Stan joined immediately. Initially they marched then received training in relevant subjects - Maths, Physics, Theory of Flight, Navigation, Morse…

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A page from Stan's memoirs starting with the airship R101, Cobham's Flying Circus, Air Training Corps, glimpses of his service activities then ending with the 54 Maintenance Unit.

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A summary of Liz Humphrey's service history from January 1942 to 1946. Her service activity included serving in 970 Balloon Squadron, 30 Operational Training Unit at RAF Hixon, 12 Squadron at Wickenby, 1657 Conversion Unit at RAF Stradishall and 1654…

LSmithEW174520v2.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Warrant Officer Ernest Smith, from 3 April 1943 to 29 June 1944, recording operations and instructional duties. He served at RAF Hixon, RAF Blyton, RAF Grimsby (Waltham), RAF Binbrook, RAF Wickenby, RAF Bircotes, RAF…

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Notifies him that writer is back in UK and if close would like to meet up. Mentions he has been promoted CFI and it would be difficult to get back onto operations. Mentions he managed to do two of the big operations. Asks what David is doing now.…

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Posted for training on Wellingtons. Describes crewing up process and other events while training including a brake failure on landing and ending up on railway line outside the airfield boundary.

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The first item is a list of Peter Lamprey's stations, ranks and dates. Peter Lamprey was a friend of Arthur's and pre-war fellow worker at Waterlow's the printers at Park Royal, London. A special operator with 101 Squadron, he died on 14 January 1944…
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