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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1945-10"

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List one Manchester and 10 Lancasters at RAF Wigsley May - June 1943. On 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston and RAF Metheringham between June 1943 and February 1944, lists 16 Lancasters. At No 5 Lancaster Finishing School between February and November 1944…

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Brief details of early life. Joined Royal Air Force 26 March 1941, trained as pilot in Canada. Flew operations on 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston and RAF Metheringham from June 1943 to February 1944. Instructional tour at 5 Lancaster Finishing School…

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Top left - front quarter view of a York parked on hardstanding. Captioned 'Our York at Negombo, Colombo, Ceylon Oct 45'.
Top right - view from air of coastline. Captioned 'Coast near Casablanca, Morocco, July 1945'.
Centre - Three airmen in front…

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From RAF records office noting that it was planned that Bill Eyles attend investiture at Buckingham palace for award of Distinguished Flying Medal on 4 December 1945. Asks that he be supplied with railway warrant and details when the actual…

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Bill in uniform seated beside his wife. On the reverse 'Mum & Dad' and '16 Oct 1945'.

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Contains personal details,, reporting officers opinion and grades. Remarks of CO and next senior officer.

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Dates in 1945 and 1946. Includes date of embarkation from overseas and disembarkation leave.

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Flying log book for J Dent, flight engineer, covering the period from 25 August 1944 to 8 May 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war duties with 44 squadron, air ministry film unit and 148 squadron. He was stationed at RAF…

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From information provided by the donor. Two photographs taken when Peter visited Berlin in October 1945. He was then on 50 Squadron based at RAF Sturgate. One shows some of the ruined buildings and debris in the streets, the other the Brandenburg…

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Certificate of service and discharge from RAAF as a Flight Sergeant, was issued when John was commissioned on 29 November 1944.

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Writes that he agrees that Nolan should have preferential treatment regarding retention as he was an ex-servicemen. He would pass letter to "powers that be".

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Argues that his seniority for redundancy should be dated back to 3 September 1939 (not 9 March 1942) as he served earlier during the war and war in receipt of disability pension.

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Cover and page showing clearance certificate.

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Note (Roy's) at top about people being captured and held in Gestapo jail and died in Auschwitz. Letter from someone unknown to Langlois on behalf of his aunt about a person he met while evading in Belgium who was caught and tortured and subsequently…

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Thanks him for his letter and says that he had not been helped in his enquiries by the Belgian escape service. Writes of a member of his group that was shot by the Germans and that he had now traced the escape line from the beginning. List names and…

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Posted to motor transport section of 77 Squadron at RAF Elvington in November 1942. Writes of duties, location and social activities. Mentions commanders and feeling part of the squadron. Posted to RAF Sandtoft in 1944. Gives dates of service June…

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Show service from 19 June 1942 until 17 October 1945. Left as Corporal. Was driver motor transport. Includes comments on aptitudes and qualities.

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A view from above of an four engine airliner taxiing, registration VM702. In the background buildings and hangars. On the reverse of first photograph '30th Oct 1945, Avro [York - crossed out] Lancastrian IV at RAE Farnborough'. On reverse of second…

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Terry Ford writes home telling his social and service life. He mentions flights to Rabat, Morocco and Calcutta, India.

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A citation referring to the circumstances of the award of a Distinguished Flying Medal to Charles.

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The letter accompanies Charles Distinguished Flying Medal and a letter from the King.

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The letter advises Charles that he has been awarded a Distinguished Flying Medal.

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Photos 1 and 2 are groups of airmen and WAAFs drinking, captioned '149 Squadron RAF Methwold. Officer's Mess Party. Centre. The Station Meteorological Officer F/O Misty Case under the weather'.

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Postcard to Mrs J. V. Hay from her husband. He writes about the weather and taking a boat out across the bay.

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A postcard to Mrs VJ Hay from her husband. He describes his trip along the coast, visiting St Tropez.
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