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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-09"

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A list of 16 aircraft and crew lost between May and November 1942 from 301 Squadron.
Business card for P/O Harry William Bock, Polish Air Force.

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Second of David Geach's diaries, describing his training for aircrew at Kingstown, Heaton Park, Hastings and Harrogate until his embarkation to Canada on the Queen Mary. Covers the period from 20 June 1942 to 7 October 1942.

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Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

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Thanks for parcel with food and letter. Mentions harvest at home and compares to local area. Nothing new on leave but nearly finished course. Party was success with wonderful meal, alcohol and singing. Should be coming home soon and gave up chance of…

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Writes they are still waiting to find out what is happening to them. Catches up with friends news who went abroad for training. Catches up with home news. Comments on spread of airfields in Lincolnshire. Mentions night flying and upcoming dinner in…

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Notes good to find parcel and letter when he got down, has attacked the plums, tomatos. then cake. Catches up with home news. Writes of daily activities and flying. Tells of crew getting lost and being guided back by searchlights to Blackpool.…

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Wishes her happy birthday, no news of next leave. Is now ready to leave West Freugh with its eternal training. Notes Scottish band passing by. Asks after events at home.

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Describes crossing the Atlantic to Canada and journey to Bowden, Alberta and then on to Estevan, Saskatchewan. Day by day account of activities, flying and life in Canada, Concludes with journey back across Canada

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A cartoon with image of destroyed building and large stone with inscription saying: 'This stone was unlaid at Duisburg by 50 Sqdn, followed by names of crew (F/O Calvert, F/Sgt Stevens, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshank, Sgt Conner)…

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A cartoon with image of destroyed building and large stone with inscription saying: 'This stone was unlaid at Wilhelmshaven by 50 Sqdn, followed by names of crew (F/O Calvert, P/O Sears, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshank, Sgt Conner)…

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A cartoon with image of destroyed building and large stone with inscription saying: 'This stone was unlaid at Bremen by 50 Sqdn, followed by names of crew (F/O Calvert, P/O Sears, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshanks[sic], Sgt Conner)…

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A cartoon with image of destroyed building and large stone with inscription saying: “This stone was unlaid at Dusseldorf by 50 Sqdn, followed by names of crew (F/O Calvert, P/O Sears, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshank, Sgt Connor)…

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Lancaster dropping bombs annotated with the names of the crew: 'F/O Calvert, F/Sgt Stevens, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshank, Sgt Connor' on each bomb- captioned 'Bremen 4/5 Sept. 1942 50 Squadron'.

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Ted Neale's flying log filled in with flights from 17 September 1942 to 01 October 1942 when at no. 15 Elementary Flying Training School, Kingstown, Carlisle.

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Eight WAAFs, in uniform standing in a row on a town street (two photographs).

First photograph: on reverse on post-it 'Isabella Dougall nee Aitcheson on right'. Another copy of the same photograph: on reverse, the girls christian names are listed…

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A letter requiring Malcolm Staves to attend a medical examination in Hessle.

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1. An elderly couple pose in the doorway of an ivy covered stone cottage with bicycles each side of door, On the reverse 'Taken July 1942, they celebrate their golden wedding in December, just a reminder darling, love kid'. 2. Head and shoulders…

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Telegram reporting he is fit and well and wishing happy anniversary.

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Bob Frost flew on a night operation on 16/17 September 1942 as a rear gunner on Wellington BJ877, 150 Squadron, from RAF Snaith. Before reaching the target at Essen, the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and the port engine was damaged. He…

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Cartoon with two figures, both German officers. One is holding a candle, looking at an inscribed stone in ruined landscape. At the top in a dark sky a four engines bomber flying away in the distance. On the stone are the names of Denis Clyde-Smith's…

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Single entry for one airman signed for coupons for period 11 September 1942 to 25 September 1942

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Peter Lamprey writes that he has a job out in the field although compensated by the presence of a friendly farm girl. He goes on to comment on social life and the good quality of food on base. He mentions a route march before closing with more…

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Peter Lamprey describes physical hardship, parachute training, flying and shares light hearted banter with his former colleagues.

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Photograph 1 is an air-to-air view of two Bostons, starboard side.
Photograph 2 is an air-to-air view of five Bostons, port side.
Captioned 'R.A.F. West Raynham, 107 Sqd Boston A/C. Sept 1942.'
Photograph 3 is an air-to-air view of one Boston,…

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The King and Queen being shown round aircraft at West Raynham.
The King is dressed in RAF uniform. Queen Elizabeth is being accompanied by a WAAF. Captioned 'R.A.F. West Raynham Sept 1942. King George VI, Queen Elizabeth. Group Capt Earl of…
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