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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1940-01"

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…

Photograph of twelve aircrew all grinning some with thumbs up. Text explains they were some of the aircrew who took part in the great aerial battle of Heligoland. Pencilled note 'Jan 5th 1940'.
Aircraftman Harry Gillott is standing second right.

Cover with photograph of six aircrew standing and sitting in front of a bomber. Inside on front page, a brief handwritten account of John Doxsey's service on 149 Squadron September 1939 - September 1940. Mentions his crew positions and two pilots…

J A Doxsey’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book from 5th October 1939 to 25th January 1944, recording training and operations as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, and Transport Command ferry duties across Africa, Brazil and USA.…

A head and shoulder's portrait of a soldier. On the reverse 'Jack Ma's brother'.

Jack Hill was Jack Jones’s brother-in-law.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Flight Sergeant wireless operator on 58 Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouze flying Whitley III. First operation to Ruhr to drop leaflets and crash landed in France on the way back. Other operations were convoy patrol and bombing in France, Netherlands,…

Clive Coombes grew up on Royal Air Force stations, eventually joining and serving for 37 years before retiring in 2014. During this time, he served across the globe, including in Australia and Germany, as a ground branch officer. Clive outlines his…

Writes and describes flying all day in Anson which was easier to navigate that the Fokker. Mentions 18 degrees of frost lying on the floor getting drift on the bomb sight. Continues to describe his route and other airborne activity.

Card indicating change of name from Griffin to Valentine with greetings on the reverse.

Newspaper announcement giving details of family and wedding.

Documents relating to a sea voyage from Greece to Marseilles.
Item 1 is a ticket with a handwritten name and cabin number.
Item 2 is a ship taken from another ship.
Item 3 is a ticket referring to Mieczysław Stachiewicz and issued by Organe…


Photo 1 is a group of nine men standing at the Caryatid Porch on the Acropolis.
Photo 2 is the Monument of Philopappos, by the Acropolis.
Photo 3 is eight men standing in front of the Erechtheum.
Photo 4 is a view of the Acropolis.
Photo 5 is 11…

Item 1 is a receipt from the Polish Embassy at Bucharest, dated 8 January 1940.
Item 2 is a photo of a queue outside railings with soldiers controlling access.
Item 3 is a photo of a car with two men leaning on it. Behind is a street scene with…


Letter informing her that her late husband was buried in section D, grave no, 268 in Wilhelmshaven cemetery on 13 September 1939.

Letter covering the return of John Turner's log book which is no longer required by the Royal Air Force.

Lists all matters for administration of estate including tax issues, probate, reading and signing papers, dealing with Air Ministry, estate duties, insurance and correspondence. Total costs £6 9 s 4d or say £3 3s.

Six aircrew, five wearing tunic and the sixth a greatcoat standing in line in front of a Wellington. Aircraft has 'Edward III' on the nose. On the reverse 'Crew of Edward III, Jan? 1940'. David Donaldson is fourth from left.

A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie from his RAF station in Scotland. He writes about the poor weather and its effect on the station and flying, an impending Burns' Night supper and his homework.

A letter from Harry to his wife Jessie. Harry details the bad weather, which has closed roads and stopped the post from arriving. He has spent all day clearing snow drifts on the camp.

A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He misses her greatly and discusses home, family and friends.

A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He writes about the severe weather, including blizzards, and how it is interfering with training. Includes a description of the frozen river in Ayr. He also explains his problems with…

A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about RAF life in Prestwick. He mentions a trip into Prestwick including to the cinema, his first taste of haggis and how difficult it is to keep up with the mathematics. He turned down a…

A five-page handwritten letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry describes the harsh weather, a trip into Ayr to see an ice hockey match and to the cinema. He includes a chart with his lesson timetable.

A two-page letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He has just been posted and describes his 13-hour rail trip from London to Prestwick. He has found that the accommodation and food are good. Harry is on a 16-week observer course followed…
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