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Four photographs from Microphone Mania.
#1 Eight members of the cast of a musical.
On the reverse 'Cast of "Microphone Mania" produced at Khormaksar - 1935 by No 8 (B) Sqd'. ER Abbott is fourth from the right wearing a blazer.
#2 There is a second…

The captain of 8 Squadron receives the Hockey Cup from Mrs Portal, watched by families. E R Abbott is standing with his back to the camera. On the reverse 'Aden 1935. No 8 Sqd Hockey Captain (LAC Arthur) Receiving Hockey Cup from Mrs Portal. (What a…

A group of men playing Huckers (Ludo). On the reverse 'Hucker's (Ludo) Championship Xmas 1934'.

Two men running an Aunt Sally stall. One is dressed as a woman. On the reverse 'Stall at the Khormaksar Fair. No 8 (B) Sqd 1934'.

A rocking box for children at a fair. On the reverse 'The fair at "Crater" (Organised by "8" Sqd: for Jubilee Celebrations)'.

A park built for the 8 Squadron Fair.
On the reverse ' "Swings" "Dizzy or revolving House" & Helter Skelter. 8 Sqd: Fair 1934'.

Airmen seated in the mess which is decorated for Christmas. On the reverse 'Bungalow at Xmas'34. (No 8 Sqd)'.

Four photographs from an album. #1 is the Guard Room of 8(B) Squadron at Aden. #2 is the "Sheba's" wells at "Crater" Aden. #3 is three men preparing food on the Murbat trip (5 planes) 1935 with Vickers Vincent in the background. #4 is four tribesmen…

The guard room at 8 Squadron, Aden. Also noted on the reverse.

Four photographs from an album.
#1 an armoured car
#2 10 airmen captioned 'The Lads' Aden 1934'.
#3 a formation of three Fairey IIIFs from 8 (B) Squadron.
#4 a March past of 8 (B) Squadron on the King's Birthday.

A starboard side view of a Vincent. On the reverse 'The 1st Vincent. 8 Sqd.'


Ronnie Abbott’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book between 1 May 1934 until 29 September 1937. Initially as an air gunner with 8 (B) Squadron in the Middle East before transferring back to England in 1937. Underwent pilot training with 50 (B)…

An autobiography of Jim Taylor's time in the RAF before the war. He spent time training with Oliver Bell, who is recorded in the memoir.

Two newspaper cuttings with an explanation of the RAF's activities in Aden.

A flight of nine Vickers Vincents flying over Aden Harbour.

Large group of airmen arranged in six rows in front of a biplane. On the reverse '8(B) Squadron February 1937. eighth from left rear row.'

20 airmen arranged in four rows. Behind is a biplane. The front row are holding pith helmets. Oliver has a small cross on his left shoulder. On the reverse 'A Flight 8(B) Squadron February 1937 right hand side of rear row'.

Two photographs of a large group from a squadron arranged in six rows in front of a Vickers Vincent. The first image is cropped.
The second image is the full squadron with five individuals marked, 'No 8 Squadron, Aden, 1936/37 "Vickers Vincent".…

The menu for dinner at Aden in 1933. On the reverse are some signatures.

Flying log book for Oliver Bell covering the period from 18th January 1935 to 30th September 1938. He was at RAF Cranwell and then posted to Aden and the Middle East with 12(B) and 8(B) Squadrons. Aircraft flown were Hart, Vincent and Wellesley.

Walter Raymond Stevenson volunteered for the RAF as soon as he was eighteen and trained as a wireless operator/air gunner, learning Morse code at RAF Yatesbury. He flew with 'sprog' pilots as they trained and was posted to Number 3 Air Gunnery School…

Service history of U852 depth-charged by Royal Air Force aircraft of 8 and 621 Squadron, driven ashore and scuttled south east of Socotra. History of Heinz-Wilhelm Ech, the captain, and records vessels sunk by the submarine.
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