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Cyril Abbotts volunteered for the Royal Air Force while he was an engineering apprentice with W T Avery at Smethwick. After his reception at Lord’s Cricket Ground and initial training,he trained as a pilot at RAF Bowden and Moose Jaw in Canada. On…

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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…

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Geoff Paine attended High Wycombe Royal Grammar School and Falmouth Grammar School, joined Air Training Corps and volunteered for the Royal Air Force at eighteen. Upon competition of initial training he was posted at RAF Waltham (100 Squadron) then…

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A side view of four training Cornell aircraft in a straight line. The nearest is 'B.35' and the next is 'B.24'. Two airmen are located close to the first aircraft. On the reverse is 'Stearman PT13A [incorrect] Miami Okla'.

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Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Leslie Pearson covering the period from 3 May 1943 to 18 September 1943. Detailing his flying training. He was stationed at Windsor and Boundary Bay. Aircraft flown were DH 82 and Cornell.

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Ralph Freeman volunteered for the RAF in 1942. He began initial training in March 1943 and was posted to Manitoba in October, where he qualified as a pilot after training on Cornells and Ansons. Upon returning to Great Britain, Freeman was remustered…

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Eric was born in 1924 in West Derby, Liverpool and volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the age of 17 and a half, finally being called up in January 1942 where he became a navigator / bomb aimer on Lancasters. After completing his training in…

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Three photographs of Cornell aircraft, first showing short row of aircraft captioned 'A Flt tarmac Guinea Fowl'.
Second showing five in flight, left wing of another in foreground captioned 'Formation down to Bulawayo from Guinea Fowl'.
Third…

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Cornell on ground in front of hangar, Tony O'Brien sitting on left hand trailing edge, captioned 'Tony O'Brien and Cornell aircraft Guinea fowl'.

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Aircraft in front of hangar, Geoff standing at left hand wing root, captioned 'Myself and Cornell aircraft at RATG Guinea Fowl Nr Gwelo May 1945'.

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Pilots flying log book for G H Paine, covering the period from 4 January 1945 to 25 July 1949. Detailing his flying training, post war squadron duties with 511 squadron and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Anstey, RAF Guinea Fowl, RAF…

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A five page document recording Geoff's time in the R.A.F. from August 1943 until August 1949, in addition to his flying career as a pilot he undertook many other tasks as the aircrew training machine wound down.

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The detailed biography begins with government measures at the start of National Service. Philip Hopgood volunteered and enlisted at Padgate, Warrington. He was classified as medically Grade 1. Initial training was at RAF Regent's Park (Lord's Cricket…

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14 photographs on five album pages (p 17-21).
Page 17:
Photo 1 - two Tiger Moths parked in the snow, captioned 'Tiger Moths "on the line"'.
Photo 2 - a side view of a Cornell.
Photo 3 and 4 - two different Cornells in the air, FH863 and FH872,…

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A letter from Pete to Terry Ford where he writes about Terry starting to fly flying boats. Pete writes about how many hours he has got in flying. He has been to Vancouver on leave and is waiting to hear if he is going on a GR course.

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Six photographs of RCAB Rivers, No 1 Air Navigation School. First, third, fourth and fifth are from the air. The second is of a Harvard alongside a hangar and the sixth is of a row of Cornell aircraft and an Anson in the background.

LQuineJW185297v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for J W Quine, covering the period from August 1942 to 18 January 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 582 squadron. He was stationed at Miami, RCAF Edmonton,…

LFreemanRRE1523700v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book covering the period from 7 July 1943 to 9 September 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Cambridge (22 EFTS), RCAF Assiniboin (34 EFTS), RCAF Swift Current (39 SFTS),…

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A speech given by Keith. He recalls his 30 operations and his time training at Scarborough, Brough and Canada. Initially a pilot he was reassigned as a bomb aimer. He was posted to East Kirkby. He details some of his operations.

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Keith standing beside a Cornell trainer. The ground is snow covered. On the reverse 'Cornell Trainer'.

LGanneyK1324929v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for K Ganney, covering the period from 7 December 1942 to 16 April 1943. Detailing his flying training. It also lists his flying prior to log book. He was stationed at RAF Brough, RCAF Davidson and RCAF Dauphin. Aircraft flown…

LBarberT1047323v1.pdf
LAC T. Barber’s Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 8th March 1943 to 29th April 1943 detailing his pilot training. He was stationed at RAF Clyffe Pypard (29 Elementary Flying Training School) and RCAF Station Davidson (23…

MStimpsonMC155249-190922-02.pdf
Notes recorded by Maurice during his pilot training.
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