Browse Items (51 total)

  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1946-08"

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Raymond Barnes worked in factories before he joined the RAF. He trained as an engine fitter. He was posted to the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Far East. He was servicing Spitfires for 242 Squadron and then Dakotas for 267 Squadron. He was…

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Letter from the Air Ministry to A D Boldy confirming that half of a war gratuity to be credited to his son, the late Sergeant David Boldy, has been paid through the command accountant, Royal Air Force, Singapore.

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Three documents, the first is Ministry of Labour interrupted apprenticeship paperwork, the second is Derrick Allen's registration as a carpenter and joiner apprentice and the third is the completion certificate of his apprenticeship with on the…

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Blank except for release date 7 October 1946.

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First - over 400 times they led the way. Article about RAF Pathfinders. Crest and details about 35 Squadron. Also mentions 7, 83 and 156 Squadrons as nucleus of force in August 1942. Mentions some of their attacks and numbers of decorations awarded.…

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Thomas' explanation of the events.

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Rows of graves in a cemetery. St Martins, Vevey. Captioned 'Ronald Oswald Bret (indecipherable)
31 RAF graves. Killed on raids'.
On the reverse 'Foulks - N2.
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F/Lt WR Esquilant AFC 37. 24/8/46

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A map of North America with a route plotted on it. Airfields visited are listed from Gravely and back. It is captioned '"Operation Goodwill" 8th July to 29th Aug 1946.'

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Item 1 is a newspaper cutting of two airmen. Wing Commander Allan Craig is shaking the hand of Colonel KC McGregor as he dismounts from a Lancaster.
Item 2 is a newspaper cutting with the weather.
Item 3 is a newspaper cutting 'RAF Planes Here for…

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A sketch map of Texas showing the state disproportionately large, captioned Mayan Guest Ranch, Bandera, Texas. Underneath is text referring to points of interest in San Antonio and missions within the state.

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Item 1 is a leaflet about The Buckthorn Curio Store (Buckhorn Museum)
Item 2 is a leaflet about La Villita, the little Spanish town of San Antonio.
Item 3 is a photograph of a building, captioned 'Spanish Governor's Palace'.
Item 4 is a street…

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Item 1 is a photograph of Ronald Mathers wearing a cowboy hat with a calf at his feet, behind are cars. It is captioned 'He would have been cow puncher of the year only the cow punched him first!'
Item 2 is a newspaper cutting with the same…

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First item is an account of the the visit by 35 Squadron at Andrews Field. Second item is 'U.S., Britain must retain air superiority, Says English Ace'. Handwritten notes of Washington addresses.

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Item 1 is a formal invitation to Flight Lieutenant Mathers to attend a reception at the British Embassy.
Items 2, 3, 4 and 5 are air-to-air view s of 12 Lancasters over Washington captioned 'Formation over the "White House"'

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Item 1 is a typed entertainment programme for 35 Squadron at Westover Field.
Item 2 is a newspaper cutting about 35 Squadron and their social activities.
Item 3 is a newspaper cutting titled 'RAF Open House to be today at Westover Field'.
Item 4…

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Photograph 1 is an airman with a female Naval officer standing in front of a Lancaster, captioned ' A small bit of liaison with the Navy!'
Photograph 2 is an airman and a woman standing in front of Lancaster "TL-C", captioned 'The sister and the…

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Item 1 is a newspaper cutting marking the return of the Lancasters to Graveley.
Item 2 is a newspaper cutting titled 'Goodwill' showing 11 Lancasters over St Paul's Cathedral.

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Vertical air to ground view of an airfield parking pan running top left to bottom right. Airfield buildings are also shown. Parked on the pan are Lancaster, B-29, C-57, Northrop P61, B-17 and Lockheed Constellation as well as other aircraft.…

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Top left - newspaper article 'Americans don't know us says"goodwill gunner".' Noted that Warrant Officer Arthur Pearce has just returned from goodwill tour of the United States with a view that Americans know nothing about Britain and have no idea of…

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Top left - air to ground view of Scott Field.
Top right - eight Lancasters in light paint scheme parked in pairs on an airfield with runway behind and buildings on far side.
Middle left - a line of Lancasters in light paint scheme parked on…

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Top left - eight Lancasters parked in pairs on airfield with runway behind them. In the foreground a hangar. To the left three B-17s. Top right - newspaper cutting 'Chosen for U.S. Goodwill tour'. Two local men chosen to take part names as W.O Arthur…

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Top right - newspaper cutting titled 'Gen Spaatz welcomes RAF' with three photographs. Top left photograph of General Spaatz at microphone welcoming RAF to Andrews Field. Also in background Lord Inverchapel, British Ambassador, Col Curtis D Sluman…

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Top - newspaper cutting with photograph of air-to-air view of formation of 12 Lancasters from 35 Squadron over New York. Caption states that photograph shows them over East River and that they will fly on to St Louis.

Middle right - photograph of…

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Top - newspaper cutting with two photographs - left air-to-air view showing three Lancasters and on the right an air-to air view of three Lancasters in echelon starboard. Text states that this page has several pictures of Lancasters from famed 35…
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