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PHollisAN17030013.jpg
A wing commander on the left, with peaked cap on ground and a squadron leader on the right wearing peaked hat, both wearing tropical khaki uniform sitting on the ground laughing. In the background a trainee airman in tropical uniform is holding a…

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Four biographies of 199 Squadron servicemen killed in action, with notes regarding the inscriptions on their headstones.
Flying Officer Ronald Herman Downes Cook, wireless operator/ air gunner;
Sergeant Ronald Hughes, navigator;
Sergeant John…

LPrickettTO40427v3.pdf
Pilots flying log book, three, for Thomas Other Prickett, covering the period from 21 June 1944 to 2 November 1966. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties, staff duties with the RAF Delegation to the USA, Empire Central Flying School,…

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Top left - oblique aerial photograph of a town with river running middle right to top right. On the left part of an aircraft wing. Captioned 'Muskogee' on the reverse 'Muskogee'.
Top right - oblique aerial photograph of open countryside with…

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Pilot’s flying log book for F D Jones, covering the period from 27 March 1942 to 12 April 1944. Detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RAF Theale, RCAF Moncton, Ponca City, RAF Harrogate, RAF Hern, RAF Tern Hill, RAF Tatenhill, RAF…

PQuineJW16020047.jpg
Top left - view over open countryside. Captioned 'View from Timber Hill'.
Top right - view of a stream with trees on far bank. Captioned 'Ice at Timber Hill'. Bottom left - three men wearing tunics in a wood. The man in front is carrying a woman.…

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Oblique aerial photograph of fields. Railway runs up from bottom centre and crosses a road which curves away. Looking east towards Miami which is lost in the distance. At the bottom, part of aircraft. Captioned 'Miami through the mist'. Includes is a…

BHollisANHollisANv1.pdf
Second page has colour photograph of Arthur Hollis, wearing blazer with medals, standing in a field at an event. Narrative covers early life in Hornchurch and Carshalton including schooling and hospital admissions. Writes of Dulwich College studies…

PHollisAN17030020.jpg
A large group of trainee airmen wearing battledress and side caps in four rows. All are named at the top of the photograph. Arthur Hollis is second row up, fourth from right. On the reverse 'No 5 Course, RAF Clewiston, Florida, 1941/42'.

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William Neilson grew up in Edinburgh. After training as a pilot in Canada and the United States he served as a staff pilot at Number 1 Air Armament School RAF Manby. He discusses low level bombing practice. He was demobbed in 1946 and became a civil…

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Richard’s father, Arthur Hollis, went to Dulwich College as a day boy. He left at sixteen to join the Home Guard , then worked for a firm of accountants for a couple of years before joining the Royal Air Force. He was sent to Manchester University…

AMarshallKW160208.mp3
Ken Marshall, grew up in Barton on Humber and enrolled with the ATC before joining the University Air Squadron at Durham University. On one occasion he saw an aircraft on fire at RAF Elsham Wolds and although the crew was rescued it was a reminder of…

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Mr Cooper joined the Royal Air Force in October 1943 and trained in the United States. The war in Europe was over by the time he returned to England. He remained in the Royal Air Force until he retired as a Flight Commander and became an Air Traffic…

AInkpenH160712.mp3
Harry Inkpen joined Bomber Command in November 1944 and flew 33 operations on Mosquitoes as a pilot on 162 Squadron. Harry tells of how, in his view, his squadron suffered more losses due to bad weather conditions than encounters with the enemy. He…

AHookingsE151024.mp3
Eric Hookings joined the RAF and served as ground crew at RAF Newton before training as a pilot in America. He was posted to RAF Bruntingthorpe, flying Wellingtons, Stirlings and Lancasters with 619 Squadron. During an operation a Me 110 shot down…

APetersC150428.mp3
Cyril Peters joined the Royal Air Force at Cambridge in 1940 and trained as a pilot in Canada and the United States. On his return to Great Britain he served as an instructor before flying operations as a pilot with 77 Squadron. He became a teacher…

AMearsCE170921.mp3
Charles left school with no formal qualifications and was undertaking further education when the Second World War commenced. Being too young to enlist, he joined the Air Defence Cadet Corps and - upon reaching 18 - he eventually was able to join. He…

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Bob Lasham began an electrical engineering apprenticeship with British Thomson-Houston before volunteering for the RAF in 1941, aged 20. He trained at Babbacombe and Wilmslow before continuing to Clewiston, Florida, to complete his training as a…

BBickersJBickersKGv1.pdf
Squadron Leader George Bickers was brought up in a working class family in Southampton during the 1930’s, attended Bitterne Park Boys School and joined the Royal Artillery where he was promoted to Corporal, having taken control of a searchlight…

LRichardsonF146443v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for F J Richardson, covering the period from 4 November 1941 to 23 February 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at No.1 British Flying Training School Terrell, RAF Long Newton, RAF North…

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

PHollisAN17030007.jpg
Oblique aerial photograph showing buildings surrounded by diamond shaped pattern of roads with airfield in the middle distance on the right. Photograph dated on front Nov 1968. On the reverse 'Clewiston, 1968 looking SSE'.

PHollisAN17030009.jpg
Buildings inside a diamond shaped pattern of roads with airfield in middle distance left. Photograph dated on front Nov 1968. On the reverse 'Clewiston, 1968 looking WSW'.
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