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A man wearing flying suit standing with his hand on the leading edge of the wing of a Tiger Moth. In the background right another Tiger Moth. captioned 'tony flight training 2'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

A man wearing flying suit and carrying flying helmet standing behind the wing of a single engine biplane. Captioned 'tony flight training'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

On the left a man wearing civilian jacket and trousers sitting on a chair leant back on the wall of a wooden hut reading. On the right and officer wearing uniform tunic with pilot's brevet and a side cap looks down at the seated man. Captioned 'tony…

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Small pieces of aircraft laid out on blue paper. Captioned 'Hampden Mk 1, L4049, Sqn Ldr Antony O Bridgman, RAF 83 Squadron/Scampton, Op: Berlin, Bethin, 24 Sept 1940'.

Gives personal details and has head and shoulders photograph. Notes at Stalag Luft 3, Oflag IX A.

Royal Air Force document giving personal details of John Beisly. Enlisted 13 April 1943 released 22 May 1947. Lists his postings an promotions. Notes qualification as flight engineer and posting to 433 Squadron on 4 August 1944.

Summary of bombing operations with 433 Squadron from 11 August 1944 to 26 March 1945, Flew as flight engineer on Halifax and then converted to Lancaster December / January 44/45.

Notes that he was killed on 22 April 1944 age 22 years.

Three-quarter length portrait of a man wearing Sidcot flying suit, helmet, goggles and gloves. In the background artwork of an aircraft.


Head and shoulders portrait of a sergeant wearing tunic with air gunner brevet.

Twenty-five men sitting and standing in three rows. All are wearing tunics and most of them side caps. Three in the front row wear peaked caps. In the background single story huts.

Half length portrait of a sergeant wearing tunic with half brevet.


Half length portrait of A S Atkinson as an airman wearing tunic and side cap in an oval with RAF flags either side, RAF wings above, captioned "Royal Air Force" with artwork aircraft and barrage balloon in the margins. Additional information about…

full length wedding photograph of D Swains and his wife

Head and shoulders portrait group photograph of D Swains with two other aircrew cadets, captioned “Scarborough – June 1944” with handwritten details of the individuals.

An album to contain a series of cigarette cards of national importance. Shows pictures of some of the things that the government and local authorities are working out for the protection of the general public. Includes: window protection, splinter…

Entitled 'Coventry'. Describes German air force attack on the city on 14 November 1940 giving detail of civilian damage and casualties. Compares it with bombing of Genoa and Turin which it claims as military. Includes photographs of damage to…

Titled 'Le Bombe e la Verita' and providing reasons for allied bombing.

Map showing north Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, part of Belgium and France. Goes east to include Poland and parts of Lithuania. Symbols on map with legend on reverse. Symbols are of German air force aviation objects and defensive systems.

A man wearing civilian clothes and glasses sitting in the left hand seat of a Lancaster cockpit and looking back towards camera.

Identification kindly provided by Andy Shaw.


A man wearing civilian clothes and glasses sitting in the left hand seat of an aircraft cockpit.

A man wearing pyjamas sitting on a bed. In the background a door and kitbag and holdall on a shelf.

Eight men all wearing battledress and peaked or side caps. Four are sitting with arms folded and four are standing behind. All in the front row and the left man in the back row have visible brevet. In the background right a fence.


Thirty-seven officers, all wearing tunics, many with brevet, and peaked caps sitting and standing in four rows. In the background huts. All names at the bottom, Flying Officer Mills is third from left in back row.

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Three-quarter length portrait of a woman wearing a dress sitting and smiling. Captioned 'Joyce Mills'.
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