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Joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long association with 57 Squadron then flying Blenheims as part of British Expeditionary Force in France followed by…

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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.…

Five Group Newsletter, number 27, October 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, signals, tactics, air bombing, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, training, second thoughts…

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A portrait of Sylvia Trapp

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A colourised head and shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp's husband taken during his training in Canada.
Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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A head a shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp and her husband. Both are in uniform, he has a bomb aimer brevet.

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A portrait of Sylvia Trapp in uniform.

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An airman wearing flying helmet and goggles in the cockpit of a biplane with blind flying hood folded down. On the reverse 'John Turner, Penny and Carols dad'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of a pilot wearing tunic with brevet.

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On the left a baby in white dress and bonnet sits in a pram. On the left a woman with jacket wearing glasses holds the baby. In the centre Kaye Turner wearing check jacket. On the right John Turner wearing jacket, tie and hat. Adults are sitting on a…

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Left side - a woman standing on left holding a wedding bouquet arm in arm with a man wearing suit and tie. In the background a church, Captioned 'Coronation year, June 1937, I married John'. Top right a group wedding photograph with bride and groom…

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Two long tables with formal place settings with sergeants and some civilians sitting either side. Along the walls are large windows and on the wall on the left a clock.

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Eighteen biplanes in formations of threes formed in a triangle of vics taken from below. Above are clouds.

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A large group of airmen in mixture of uniforms sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Lancaster.

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Oblique aerial photograph of a Royal Air Force station and airfield with quarters centre bottom, hangars across the centre with station buildings in front. Beyond is grass airfield. On the reverse a key to locations on the airfield including 'John's…

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Twenty seven pilots sitting and standing in two rows. Unlike all the others the flight sergeant on the left side in back row does not have pilot's brevet. All are wearing tunic with side cap. Behind is a Handley Page Heyford bomber. In the…

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Twenty three airmen sitting and standing in three rows in front of an Armstrong Whitworth Atlas. Title 31 Course, Abu-Sueir, D Flight'.

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View of collection of documents including log book and passport along with 9 Squadron Badge and photographs of John Turner and a Wellington airbourne.

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On the left a woman in light dress carrying a bouquet of flowers. On the right a man wearing suit and tie. In the background a brick building on the right and bushes on the left.

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On the left a brick house with conical tower over bay windows. On the right a church with tower on right. In front a rockery and garden. Title at the bottom 'St Martin's Church & Vicarage, Lincoln'.

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John and Kaye Turner sitting slightly right of centre in front surrounded by other members of wedding party. Taken in garden with house in background. Kaye Turner is holding Bouquet of flowers.

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A man wearing jacket and tie stands with a baby on his shoulders in front of a brick wall. On the reverse 'Daddy, ? last pic with dad!'.

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Cloth pilots brevet with kings crown

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At top a pyramid with sun rising behind. In centre an eagle, below 47 at bottom a motto, 'Sans Peur'.

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Squadron crest with IX Bomber Squadron with bat symbol in centre, motto 'per noctem volamus'.

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