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LHomewoodWR1577093v1.pdf
W R Homewood’s Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 2 May 1944 to 12 March 1945, detailing his flying training and operations flown as Air Bomber. He was stationed at SAAF East London (41 Air…

SKeelingRV82689v10021.jpg
Left page: top, left and right, Whitley NI352 in flight above fields.
Bottom left, a view of Whitley NI352 in flight from below.
Bottom right, Whitley H MH on a runway with chocks under the front wheels, annotated 'Bob's Whitley MH H'.

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Top left - newspaper cutting with b/w photograph of a wedding party with bride and groom (in RAF tunic with half brevet) and two other men and three bridesmaids. Caption mentions Pilot Officer C R Sugar.
Top right - newspaper cutting - long service…

SKeelingRV82689v10023.jpg
Left page:
top, a group comprising bride and groom, seven bridesmaids and two couples, annotated 'Kay Tomlinson's wedding'.
Bottom, four men walking abreast, three wearing top hat and tails and one a vicar.
Right page:
Top left, a copy of…

PLarmerLO15010012.jpg
Target photograph of Wangerooge with coastline running middle left to top right. Buildings below with clouds or bomb explosions obscuring bottom right. Captioned '3273 LCF 25-4-45//8" 8000 [censored] Wangerooge(B). Y. 9AMN59DT.4MC500DT [censored],…

LPrickettTO40427v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Thomas Other Prickett, covering the period from 26 October 1937 to 30 April 1940. Detailing his flying training and flying instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Netheravon, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, RAF Upavon…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-009.pdf
News-Sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the memorial to the POWs at RAF Hendon, Recco Report of ex-POWs and their activities, Obituaries for Maurice Butt and others, Book reviews, A time for Reconciliation, the Great Escape 60th…

SJonesHB1866363v10026.jpg
A section of six pages referring to the crash of the Halifax.
Page 1 simply states 'The Crash'.
Page 2 is a report of the crash in French and an eye witness report in English by Jean Bodart.
Page 3 is a copy of a photograph which appears on page…

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An explanation of the end of astro-navigation on board bomber aircraft in addition to GEE navigation. Navigators were required to carry sextants and take three astro readings every hour. One night the wrong astro-projector settings were supplied and…

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The telegram advises that her son is missing in action.

SKeelingRV82689v10020.jpg
Left page: top left, a report of a gorse fire on Harpenden Common. Centre, seagull in flight, annotated 'original photograph taken by Bob'.Top right, weather report; middle, attendees at a police dance, annotated 'Geoff Shaw was in the same squadron…

MWakefieldHE174040-171016-450003.jpg
For Pilot Officer Wakefield with medical classification fit A1B(N.V.C=). Return to AGSB.

PBlythTS1703.jpg
Full face portrait of a man wearing civilian jacket and ties with pipe. Captioned 'Sq/Ldr Thomas Sidley Blyth, 51 Squadron pilot, 1961'.

PHastieEH2004.jpg
White cross grave marker.
On the reverse -
'1593365 Eddy 23 [28 above].4.44 RAF Vol Service buried Belgium
Heverlee Cemetery
Age 19
1593365
Edward Hope Hastie'

LKeelingRV82689v1.pdf
Pilot's flying log book for Robert 'Bob' Victor Keeling covering the period 15 June 1939 to 30 June 1943. Details his training and operational duties. Bob flew 27 night operations, 15 as second pilot to Pilot Officer Deacon, Sergeant Prior and…

SJonesHB1866363v10010.jpg
The report covers the loss of the Halifax with a focus on Hugh Jones. The research was undertaken by Eddy Daivier. He lists the crew and some of their operations.

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Two photographs from an album.
#1 is an oblique aerial photograph of Snaith taken during the war.
#2 is a group of men arranged in three rows in front of a Halifax. Bob's position is indicated in the caption.

MWakefieldHE174040-171016-54.jpg
Congratulations on award of Distinguished flying Cross

SKeelingRV82689v10027.jpg
Left page: top, notice of the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Pilot Officer R.V.Keeling.
Middle and bottom, congratulations to Bob on his award.
Right page; top, title of the Vauxhall Mirror.
Middle, report of Bob's operational career…

PBlythTS1704.jpg
Head and shoulder portrait of an RAF officer wearing tunic with navigator brevet and peaked cap. Captioned 'P/O Peter R Galan, nav, 51 Sqn'.
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