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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1941-10"

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Fifty one airmen sitting and standing in four rows in front of a doorway with columns. All are wearing tunic and most side caps. Title 'Royal Air Force Aberystwyth, No 4 Squadron, A Flight, 6 I.T.W. November 1941 Bill Akrill is sixth from left in…

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Bill writes before having to take part in an inter-squadron run that afternoon, which he is not looking forward to. They are all getting excited about the prospect of leave, but if they fail exams this will be cancelled for them.

He describes the…

[1]DAVID AND THE RAF2 (2).pdf
Account of Wing Commander David Donaldson's RAF career from his early interest in flying and joining the Royal Air Force volunteer reserve in 1934, call up in 1939 and operational tours on 149 Squadron, 57 Squadron, flight commander 156 Squadron…

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Hedley Madgett wearing greatcoat and side cap looking out of the window of a train engine. On the reverse 'Yours truly in cab of engine at Swift Current, 26 Oct 1941'.

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Receipt for telegram to Saskatchewan for ten shillings and five pence on 20 Oct 1941. Telegram from Hedley Madgett in Swift Current Saskatchewan to parents reads '17 Oct 1941, Done solo received cable surprised no news plenty work and flying Thomas…

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Addressed to parents and says 'Letter and Telegram received many thanks please do not worry = Hedley'.

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Announces he has completed first solo flight and has received letters from home. Tells of several days lead up to first solo and describes flight itself. Mentions he went to town with his mechanics to celebrate and goes on to describe flying activity…

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Five men in uniform, two in flying suits and three in civilian dress standing on an airfield. In the background two Tiger Moths and three unidentified aircraft with a further aircraft inked out. The civilian in the centre is holding a microphone.…

EDexterKIDexterPC411009.pdf
Letter from Keith Dexter to Phyllis Dexter making arrangements for the following Sunday.

ELampreyPGuntonW411103.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes thanking friends for letters and a poem. He complains about early pub shutting times in Scotland and about the weather. He mentions that he has booked leave and concludes with some light hearted banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW411007.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he has now spent eight months in the RAF and is still an AC2. He then includes some banter and asks for news of his friends in the services.

ELampreyPGuntonW411002.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he is not enjoying his life in Scotland away from civilisation and feels that they have all been forgotten.

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On the left two aerial vertical photographs showing night anti-aircraft tracer tracks. Top photograph caption 'P Z/7 75 8/9-3-42 NT f/8 TX'. Bottom photograph caption ' A F 75 NT 30/1.10.41 F/8' Page caption 'Night x Flash 70xM candle power'.

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Top left aerial vertical photograph completely filled with anti-aircraft tracer trails.

Top right an aerial vertical photograph of a canal junction. A canal runs from bottom left to a junction and then up to the top. At the junction a branch…

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Six airmen in uniform tunic and slouch hats. Two are squatting in front and four standing to the rear. In the background part of a tent and a very sparsely wooded hillside. Captioned 'Oct 1941'

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Group portrait of 49 Squadron aircrew, arranged in three rows in front of a Hampden. Captioned '49 Squadron Aircrew, Oct 1941, RAF Scampton', five men are marked as Jimmy Woolgar, Claree, Ellis, Gatsby and Rafe Allsebrook.
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