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APercivalRA161006.mp3
Robert Percival was the son of a Second World War pilot and so grew up with an interest in aviation. His application to join the RAF as aircrew was not successful so he chose the engineering / technician route in to the service. He was seconded to…

ASimmsL160807.mp3
Lester tells of his tough early childhood, and his first experience of seeing a Heinkel bomber flying over his home in Surrey to attack the Brooklands Aircraft Factory. He tells of how he worked in the experimental department of Hawker Aircraft…

ASindallTH170801.mp3
Timothy Sindall is the son of James Herbert Sindall DSO, whose career as a pilot in the Royal Air Force started in the mid-1930s. Following the discovery of all of James logbooks, personal letters and newspaper cutting, Timothy has put together a…

AWhymarkR171103.mp3
Robert Whymark’s father John ‘Jack’ Whymark took part in three tours of operations. Initially Jack was trained as a mechanic and was posted to 17 Squadron at RAF Debden and RAF Martlesham Heath. He then volunteered for aircrew and trained as a…

AWilliamsVD170403.mp3
Vivian Williams was born in Wales but began working in engineering in London. After serving in the Territorial Army in a searchlight unit, he volunteered for Air Force and trained as a flight mechanic. He discusses his recruitment, training and…

SArrowsmithHL571013v10015.jpg
An air-to-air view of a Hurricane, taken from the front.

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YBattyAHD619060v1.pdf
Diary of Dennis Batty 20 May 1940 to 27 June 1941 listing his operations over France and Germany in Blenheims and listing aircrew lost.

LHollisAN124522v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Arthur Norman Hollis, covering the period from 12 December 1941 to 3 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Clewiston, RAF Little…

PPearceAT16040016.jpg
A Lancaster (PA474 operated by the Battle of Britain Memorial flight) with squadron letters KM (44 Squadron) leads a Hurricane on nearside and three spitfires (one in photo reconnaissance camouflage) on far side. Below are town buildings and open…

PPearceAT16030015.jpg
Top right - newspaper cutting notes that rain an poor weather nearly led to the cancellation of the RAF Victory fly-past over London. Report by correspondent airborne in formation. Fly-past of 307 planes of RAF and Fleet Air Arm. Notes that 35…

PBradburyDC17010030.pdf
Air-to-air shots of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over London for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

Photo 1 - Lancaster flanked by Spitfires over the Thames. The Houses of Parliament and London Eye are visible…

PBradburyDC17010041.pdf
Photo 1 - inside the hangar at RAF Coningsby. Two aircraft are visible and it is annotated 'BBMF Hanger [sic] prior to the Canadian Lancaster being towed in'.

Photo 2 - a front image of a Spitfire in the hangar.

Photos 3 and 4 - Denis Bradbury…

MGeachDG1394781-160401-17.pdf
A book of lecture notes covering British, German, Italian and American fighter, Coastal, Army co-operation, bombers and dive bombers.
Notes on Hygiene, Water, Accommodation and conservancy in the field, Food, cookhouses and cooking, Law and…

PPaineGH16010022.jpg
Thrree small photographs, first shows group of individuals crowding around a wireless set, captioned 'VJ Day Thornhill'.
Second showing Askari bugler, captioned ' 'Lights out' Askari guard Thornhill'.
Third showing Hurricane on the ground…

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LBarnesJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J Barnes, covering the period from 10 December 1940 to 6 march 1946 and 24 September 1948 to 2 march 1951. Detailing his flying training, Instructor duties, operations flown and post war flying duties. He was stationed at…

PSearleROJ17030050.jpg
Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a Spitfire ZX-K, annotated 'Spitfire'.
Photo 2 is the centre section of a Hurricane with an airman in the cockpit, annotated 'Hurricane'.
Photo 3 is a side view of a Vickers Victoria.
Photo 4 is a…

PSearleROJ17030051.jpg
Six photographs from an album. Photo 1 is a side view of a Vickers Valentia, annotated 'Valentia'. Photo 2 is a side view of a Hurricane. Photo 3 is a general airfield view with an aircraft tipped on its nose. Photo 4 is a flyby by a fighter…

PSearleROJ17030052.jpg
Six aircraft from an album. Photo 1 is a Gloster Gladiator. Photo 2 is an airman wearing a pith helmet, standing at the front of a Blenheim. Photo 3 is a Hurricane. Photo 4 is a fighter aircraft tipped on its nose. Photo 5 is the same airman wearing…

PSearleROJ17030074.jpg
Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two men lying on their bunks.
Photo 2 is two men sitting and holding tennis rackets.
Photo 3 is five men leaning on a beach cabin.
Photo 4 is two men standing at the front of a Hurricane 'Sir…

PShipmanJ18010030.jpg
Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a side view of an RAF C-47, captioned 'Dakota'.
Photo 2 is a side view of an RAF York, captioned 'York'.
Photo 3 is an upside down Hurricane, captioned ' Crashed Hurri'.
Photo 4 is a side view of an RAF…
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