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A card issued to Dick Curnock in Germany. It is specifically for ex-prisoners of war.

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Three airmen at the hatch on the side of their aircraft. Two are shaking hands.
On the reverse 'F/O Jacques Cote (pilot) DFC
Rene Jutgas ? (Nav)
Sgt Ken Jenkins
Aircraft 'U' Uncle
KE Jenkins 425 Sq'.

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Flight Sergeant W.B. Gracie’s Flying Log Book, from 6th September 1943 to 5th August 1944, recording training and operations as a Flight Engineer. Based at RAF Croft (1664 Conversion Unit) and 431 RCAF Squadron) and RAF Tholthorpe (425 RCAF…

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A view of the nose of a Halifax with 'Bang On' surrounded by a triangle of stars.
On the reverse 'KW-B of 425 Halifax III
KW-B
NR252
425 Sqn
Tholthorpe
Feb/Mar 1944'.

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A port side view of Halifax 'KW-S'. Trolley accumulators in the foreground and a fuel bowser in the background.
On the reverse 'MZ454 KW-S of 425 Sqn Tholthorpe Taken Nov 44.
This aircraft crashed after take off on ops 5/3/44 [sic incorrect date,…

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Seven airmen standing at the nose of a Halifax 'Citie de Quebec'.
On the reverse LW412 KE-Q Citie de Quebec'.

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A port side view of a Halifax with Eddie standing at the front. Under the nose are five airmen.
On the reverse 'KW-V 425 Sqdn Sept 1944 Tholthorpe Man in photo is F/E Eddie Collyer' and 'MZ538 KW-V'.

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Three Halifaxes on the ground framed by a fourth. One Halifax is running its engines watched by four ground crew.
It is annotated 'PL40185'.
Information supplied with the collection identifies the aircraft as 'KW-U' and 'KW-S' and states 'Evocative…

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Anon, from Scarborough was keen to join the Fleet Air Arm as a pilot. Disappointed that he didn’t meet the height requirement he joined the RAF and began training as an electrician. His aim was to travel abroad with the service but to his…

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Richard Curnock was born in Grantham and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He achieved the rank of warrant officer and served in 425 Squadron. Richard tells of how he followed his two older brothers into the services, and his time serving in the…

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A Rhodesian flight engineer, he requests information on how to get posted to Cheshire's squadron. Previous tour on 78 Squadron and currently on 425 Squadron, which is becoming all French Canadian. Happy to drop rank but wished to remain with…

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Letter states that Stutt wants to get back on operations on Lancaster after six months off. Recounts that he completed a tour on 425 Squadron. In addition he does not like the fact that his current station is becoming all Canadian. Requests to join…

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Gerry Philbin's talents in hockey whilst serving in the RCAF are described. He then transferred to the UK to fly Halifaxes. During an operation they were shot down and only he and Sergeant Millard survived. He was captured but escaped with the help…

LCurnockRM1815605v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for R M Curnock, covering the period from 28 July 1943 to 25 February 1944 and from 18 September 1946 to 26 October 1946. He was shot down on 25 February 1944 and became a prisoner of…

LBaileyRH1588481v1.pdf
Flying log book for Ronald Bailey, flight engineer, covering the period from 5 May 1944 to 26 October 1946. Detailing his flying training operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF Wombelton, RAF Tholthorpe, RAF Lissett, RAF…

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Seven airmen in flying kit standing at the starboard/front of a Halifax.
On the reverse '425 Sq Halifax III Tholthorpe'.

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Seven airmen, in flying kit, seated on the wing of their aircraft. On the reverse 'Ken Jenkins 425 Sq P/O Jacques Cote & Crew'.

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Three airmen standing outside a concrete hut. On the reverse 'Eddie Collyer 425 Sq'.

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Three Halifaxes on the ground taken from under a fourth. It is annotated 'PL40185'.
On the reverse -
'Tholthorpe
Nov 44
MZ454 KW-S in background
LL596 KW-U in foreground
425 Sqn'.
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