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Replies to his previous letter and hope the weather will be good so he can finish his high level bombing training. Encloses latest photograph of daughter Frances and writes of laundry and books. Continues with mention of fire watch schedule and…

A letter from Terry Ford to his family, where he writes the training for flying–boats takes 18 months – 2 years. The hut has had to be fumigated after Clem Fletcher reported with mumps. He was hoping to see ‘Dubarry was a lady’ at the Opera…

Terry writes to his family about his work and leisure time.

A large group of airmen sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Hudson. All are wearing khaki shirts and shorts with side caps or peaked caps.

Sticker on back of photograph 'This photograph must not be reproduced without the written…

Pilots flying log book for J O Lancaster, covering the period from 17 September 1943 to 31 May1950. Detailing his duties as a flying instructor, Test pilot with Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, Empire Test pilots School, discharged…

J A Doxsey’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book from 5th October 1939 to 25th January 1944, recording training and operations as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, and Transport Command ferry duties across Africa, Brazil and USA.…

Neil Harris wanted to join the RAF because he was looking for an exciting life experience and an opportunity for further education. He started as a flight mechanic before training as a pilot. Remembers being trained in different locations across the…

Mary Wilkins Ellis was born in Oxfordshire and became interested in aviation at a very early age. She experienced her first flight with Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus. Mary learned to fly while still at school and obtained her licence in 1938. When…

Horace Robertson was working with his father as a shoe repairer in Edinburgh before he joined the RAF. He trained as an electrician and his first posting was at RAF Finningley where he worked on Hampdens. He was then posted to a salvage unit and…

Bill Moore joined the Royal Air Force after spending time in the Air Defence Cadet Corps, qualifying as an observer. He tells of his family history in wartime and his transatlantic trip, landing in New York before heading to Canada for his training.…

William Moore was born in Dunoon, Scotland in August 1924 and joined the Royal Air Force after spending some time in the Air Cadet Defence Corps and in the Air Training Corps. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the age of 17 and completed his…

Alec Stuart Dixon volunteered for the Royal Air Force via the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. After training he flew Beauforts and Ansons, then trained as a Hudson pilot. He flew convoy escort operations and reconnaissance flights looking for…

Four photographs from an album.
#1, 2 and 3 are similar images of a row of Hudsons lined up in the snow.
#4 is Ron in the turret at the rear of a Hudson.

Four photographs from an album.
#1 is a starboard view of two Hudsons in the air.
#2 is a port side aerial view of a Hudson, 'N3'.
#3 is a starboard view of a Hudson in the air.
#4 is an oblique aerial photograph of the coast.

Four photographs from an album.
#1 is a starboard view of two Hudsons, in the air.
#2 is a port side view of a Hudson, 'N3'.
#3 is a starboard side view of a Hudson, 'L3'.
#4 is a close starboard view of Hudson 'L3'.


Four photographs from an album.
#1 is a starboard/front view of a Hudson in the snow. Behind a second Hudson is flying by, low level.
#2 is two Hudsons parked on the snow.
#3 is an aerial view of hangars in the snow. Part of the aircraft is in the…

A RAF Hudson of 1 PRU (squadron code LY with early style roundel and tail fin markings) parked on hardstanding at RAF Wick with hangar in the background. Submitted with description 'RAF Hudson of No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit in front of…

Three photographs from an album.
#1 is an aerial view of the starboard side of a Hudson.
#2 is an unclear aerial photograph of sea and a distant coast.
#3 is an almost vertical photograph of coastline.

Twenty-three airmen in two rows sitting on a bench in front and standing behind in front of a Hudson. All are wearing khaki shorts and shirts and either side or peaked caps.

Sticker on back of photograph 'This photograph must not be reproduced…

Flying Officer A. Bonney’s Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Log Book for Aircrew other than Pilot, from 13th October 1942 to August 1944. Recording his training as an air gunner in Canada and England, two completed tours with 142 Squadron RAF based…

Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunner and flight engineers for E G Key, flight engineer. Covering the period from 16 October 1944 to 16 June 1952. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was…

Contains photographs, silhouettes and drawings of British, American and Russian aircraft, showing dimensions, armament, armour plate or glass, and position of fuel tanks. Tables set out aircraft capabilities, including range and bomb loads.
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