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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1938"

LBennettHW561480v1.pdf
H. W. Bennett’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 23 April 1937 to 14 June 1943, detailing training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Observer, Air Gunner, Bomb Aimer and Navigator. Includes bombing and…

SPerryWRP1317696v60011.pdf
A short history of 106 Squadron. Covers formation in world war one. Reformed in 1938 with Hinds and Battles. Equipped with Hampden at beginning of the war. Initially a advanced training unit. Became operational in September 1940. Describes early…

LFlintJ121331v1.pdf
J Flint’s Flying Log Book covering the period 30 August 1938 to 16 February 1944.
Detailing his flying training and operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Tollerton (27 E&RFTS), RAF Hanworth (5 EFTS), RAF Yatesbury (10 EFTS), RAF Brize…

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An air-to-air image of a Fairey Battle. On the reverse 'Fairey Battle 88 Sqdn 1938 Boscombe Down'.

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Gives dates attended Northgate school for boys, conduct and exams passed.

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Gives dates attending school and subjects examined and list of subjects studied.

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Extract of record for Tadeusz Wierzbowski gives personal and service details. Includes decoration cross of valour.

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OWierT500238-170122-03.pdf
Gives personal details dates and locations postings.

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BMannAMannAv5.pdf
Starts with early life and interest in aviation, including photographs of pre WW2 aircraft seen at Croydon airport. Recollects going to last open day at RAF Biggin Hill. Continues account of events of lead up to and start of the war. Writes a little…

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Ted Leaviss's certificate stating that he did not need to attend school and could be in full time employment.

BMannAMannAv3.pdf
Reminisces about pre-war and early war days as a schoolboy in Lewisham. Recalls events at the beginning of the war. Includes photographs of aircraft and naval ships. Continues with history of events through the war's early years including…

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Letter instructing Aubrey to complete an enclosed form and send the documents listed on an enclosed F936. The letter concerns Aubrey's request to join the RAF as a musician.

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Discharged from the Band of the Lincolnshire Regiment, issued when he joined the RAF.

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From Director of Music at the RAF College Cranwell, inviting him to arrange an audition as a clarinet player.

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Badge was issued in Setember and surrendered in November.

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Personal reference for Aubrey.

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Reference is from the band master of 4th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment Territorial Army.

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Reference is from Clayton Dewandre who employed Aubrey from January 1935.

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For Apprentice Wing on 19 December 1938. Reverse and front has signatures.

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From information provided by the donor. Three photographs of Peter Baxter's time at RAF Halton.
First is of the three story brick accommodation blocks arranged around a square with some apprentices running, caption '10 times round the square'.
The…

LPrickettTO40427v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Thomas Other Prickett, covering the period from 26 October 1937 to 30 April 1940. Detailing his flying training and flying instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Netheravon, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, RAF Upavon…

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List of events covering joining the RAF, selection for pilot, training and start of operations.

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Andrzej Jeziorski on a horse, named as Gezisza. Information supplied with the collection states 'Summer Vacation 1938'.

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LMitchellJEF550261v1.pdf
L Mitchell’s air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 1 July 1936 to 17 September 1941. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at Upper Heyford, Driffield, Boscombe Down and Linton-on-Ouse…

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Side view of an open topped car captioned 'KD Magnette £50, 1938'. Captioned in frame '1938 K D Magnette bought 1938 for £50. M of Supply requisitioned tubes and tires. Reason! Not taxed or insured, missing was not an excuse!'.

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