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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1941-01"

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History of the station from December 1940 including resident squadrons and aircraft , royal visit and other points of interest after the war up to the current day.

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Flying log book for J E Hanson, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 3 January 1939 to 1 October 1942. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Finnningley, RAF Upper Heyford, RAF Lindholme, RAF…

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I J Howell’s wireless operator/ air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 6 September 1939 to 10 April 1941. Detailing his operations flown as wireless operator/air gunner. He was stationed at RAF Finningley (76 Squadron and 7…

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Top left - group of five airmen, three wearing khaki uniform sitting in chairs in front of a building. Captioned 'Outside mess, Jan 1941, Heliopolis, Cairo'.
Top right - flying boat airborne above a river with trees on left bank. Captioned 'BOAC…

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Top - the Queen and princesses at the doorway of a Hudson with an RAF flight sergeant on the left. Submitted with description 'Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret exiting 206 Sqn Hudson B-VX. RAF Bircham Newton, January 1941'.…

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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.

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RAF personnel record containing personal details, service record, postings and discharge.

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Reports that Wellington crew of 9 Squadron took of on operation from RAF Honington and force landed in Vichy France. Apart from one who eventually made his way to freedom, the other crew returned safely and resumed operational flying. Two years later…

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Alan writes that his father's cable has been received.

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Alan asks if all is well.

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Green card 'Jan 1941 - EFTS Brough'

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A three quarter length portrait of Sam standing in the snow with a hut behind. On the reverse 'Sam Saunders [handwritten] Snapshot Taylor Made Service Processed Jan 22 1941' and '£16. 1/50 7 fr'.

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Writes that he had written regularly and was at a loss as to why she had had no mail from him. Possibly the mail had gone down. Still at Brough but no flying due to fog and rain. Mentions other mail and discusses a photograph. Writes of all the other…

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Thanks her for letter and all the other things she sent. Writes that he has now moved from Paignton to elementary flying school at Brough. Says that conditions there were very nice and mentions nothing to do in local area but had to go to Hull.…

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Thanks her for letter and comments on weather and that it had snowed. Writes of going on a route march and having a snow ball fight. Mentions everything is frozen and doing P.T. outside. Had his move to elementary flying near Hull cancelled but hope…

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List of twenty-nine letters sent by Donald Baker to his mother between June 1940 and September 1941. Also notes he was shot down on 5 November 1941.

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Stars in June 1940 based on letters written to his mother. Tells of life in Rhodesia before being called up and travelling to England, Discusses war as well as work and social life and initial training in Rhodesia. Goes on to describe a little of…

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a snowy street scene annotated 'Portage Avenue'.
Photo 2 is a bus in an urban street.
Photo 3 is a street scene with many people.
Photo 4 is a snowy railroad crossing.

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41 airmen arranged in front of an Anson. The ground is snow covered. Behind is a hangar.

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The text contains some detail of Sam Saunders' training in Canada.
Photo 1 is annotated 'Our First Aeroplane January 1941'. It is an Anson with a group of 42 airmen arranged in front.
Photo 2 is the backs of 11 or so airmen in a classroom.
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Received letter and forwarded to parents.

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Glad to receive cable from him which arrived day it was sent. Was becoming anxious as no letter from him for ten weeks although they understand disturbed conditions affecting mail. Thanks him for offering them radiogram as Christmas present and…

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Has little news for him but comments on winter weather. Mentions six months before they can receive a reply to a letter. Lists letters they have had from him. Thankful to Red Cross for their work to make delivery possible. Mentions other mail they…

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Received letter from him dated November 1st. mentions his weather and gifts of clothing he had received. Tried to get in touch by cable, no luck as only allowed for urgent matters and must be sent through red cross. Red Cross had been kind in helping…

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No letters from him since December 18th. Mentions letter from friend mentioning first snow in Tunisia for 40 years. Writes about current cold weather. Mentions listening to radio and catches up with news, gossip and activities.
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