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MHattersleyCR40699-160506-030001.pdf
A service diary written by Peter Hattersley covering the period from November 1930 to 24 September 1948.Initially he served in the Royal Engineers but in February 1936 he joined the RAF. It covers his training and operations including a newspaper…

MGreenAW104402-160919-02.pdf
A biography of Alan Green with personal photographs and headlines. It covers his training in Canada and UK. First squadron was 218 at Marham flying Wellingtons as a navigator, then Stirlings. He flew 22 operations and was shot down by friendly fire.…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-0910001.jpg
A booklet with silhouettes of aircraft listed for the third grade test of the Royal Observer Corps Club. Each of the 62 aircraft is a black image seen from the side and plan.

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-0920001.jpg
A leaflet with silhouettes of aircraft listed for the second grade test of the Royal Observer Corps Club. There are side, plan and head-on views of 62 aircraft. 53 views are included for the second grade test.

PBanksP15010134.jpg
Across the top four photographs of French countryside. From left to right: multistory building at the rear of a field with trees including three prominent poplars in the background; an open field with trees in the background. In the centre smoke from…

PClydeSmithD16020005.jpg
Top centre, a Blenheim with squadron letters 'EP' lying wheels up and flaps down in a field. There is a bicycle leaning against the rear of the starboard wing and three men working on top of the fuselage near the cockpit.
Bottom left, a number of…

MLoudonAE432960-160505-02.pdf
A programme of participants, trainers and events of an evening related to the 39 Course. The fourth page has some autographs of participants.

PFalgateD16030079.jpg
Looking over gunners shoulder, machine gun and cockpit structure in background. Captioned 'Take off and firing at a towed target with Lewis gun aboard Fairey Battle training aircraft from RAF Picton, Ontario, Canada. Spring/summer 1942'.

PFalgateD16030078.jpg
Looking over gunners shoulder, machine gun and cockpit structure in background. Captioned 'Take off and firing at a towed target with Lewis gun aboard Fairey Battle training aircraft from RAF Picton, Ontario, Canada. Spring/summer 1942'.

SArrowsmithHL571013v10011.jpg
Seven cuttings about the new bomber, the Fairey Battle.
Cutting 1 is a nose image showing its three bladed propeller. There are annotations referring to the engine, undercarriage, landing lights and bomb storage areas.
Cutting 2 is an air-to-air…

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MWrightJA563242-180130-010001.jpg
Brief but detailed notes of John Alfred Wright's life and Royal Air Force service, places he lived and the dates, stations that he served at, ranks held, medals awarded.

PGeachDG16010012.jpg
Photo 1 is a side view of a Fairey Battle parked on a snow covered apron. Behind is a hangar.

Photo 2 is a side view of Fairchild built Bristol Bolingbroke, RCAF 9928. It is parked outside on a snow covered apron, in front of an open hangar.

PGeachDG16010028.jpg
An air-to-air view of Fairey Battle, 1649, in flight. This aircraft was used as a target tug and was painted yellow and black. It was involved in a fatal crash in 1940.

PGeachDG16010034.jpg
Air-to-air image of a Battle in flight above the clouds.

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PBanksP15010135.jpg
Account of possibly the last Battle aircraft to escape from France before the country fell to the Germans in June 1940. Tells of the aircraft of 88 Squadron being repaired after being force down at Poitiers. Took of from Fontenoy-Le-Conte near La…

PChadwickR19040024.jpg
King George VI on a stand behind a partially constructed Battle looking into the cockpit. In the foreground other men look on and in the background many spectators. Scene inside factory with skylights. On the reverse 'H M King George VI at A V Roe &…

PSaundersEJ20010028.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 and 2 are lines of Battles.
Photo 3 is a port side view of a Battle with the control tower behind.
Photo 4 is a starboard side view of a Cessna Bobcat'.

PSaundersEJ20010029.jpg
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is inside the mess, captioned 'What a Mess!'.
Photo 2 is the inside of Sam's barracks, captioned 'What a Barracks'.
Photo 3 is a Battle loaded with bombs, captioned 'Bombing Up'.

PSaundersEJ20010033.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a starboard side view, air to air of a Battle, captioned 'The Battle that went up'.
Photo 2 is a port side view of a Battle on the ground.
Photo 3 and 4 are a Battle on the ground. Its starboard…

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PSaundersEJ20010035.jpg
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Shep receiving his observer brevet, captioned 'Shep gets his O'.
Photo 2 is a parade of airmen passing the Battles.
Photo 3 is a group of airmen outside a brick building, captioned 'Corporal Gash &…

PSaundersEJ20010047.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a low level aerial oblique of a small township with a dammed lake, captioned 'Delta Beach'.
Photo 2 is of towering clouds, captioned 'Storm Up!'.
Photo 3 is a Battle in flight.
Photo 4 is a low level…

ANewtonJL[Date]-01.mp3
Jack Newton joined the RAF in 1938. He trained as an air gunner and was posted to 12 Squadron at RAF Binbrook. Just before midnight on the 5th of August 1941 Jack and his crew set off for Cologne. They were attacked by a night fighter. One engine was…
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