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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…

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…

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…

LHayleyCA1463437v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Jack Hayley, covering the period from 9 June 1942 to 30 June 1950. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at, RAF Newquay, RAF Clyffe Pypard, RAF Heaton Park, RCAF Moncton,…

LLancasterJO103509v2.pdf
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…

YShipmanJ1694683v2.pdf
Intermittent record of John's time at RAF West Kirby then Blackpool for training. He covers the sail from Liverpool to Durban, then India, first Bombay then train to Karachi. Once established at RAF Mauripur he records his daily work and…

SMarshallS1594781v10069.jpg
Photograph 1 is Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane at RAF Coningsby.
Photograph 2 is a parachute display. One parachutist is landing beside a smoke flare. He has an RAF ensign attached. There is a large attendance…

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…

PDunmoreG16010005.jpg
View inside a factory many machine tools, including lathes with men working on them either side of a central aisle. Submitted with caption 'Manufacture of Hurricane wings. General view machine section'.

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PDunmoreG16010006.jpg
Man with rivet gun on the left working on part of a wing on a vertical jig. Submitted with caption 'Manufacture of Hurricane wings. Assembly and riveting of skin No. s25 aft of rear spar in main assembly Jig'.

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BMannAMannAv3.pdf
Reminisces about pre-war and early war days as a schoolboy in Lewisham. Recalls events at the beginning of the war. Includes photographs of aircraft and naval ships. Continues with history of events through the war's early years including…

BMannAMannAv5.pdf
Starts with early life and interest in aviation, including photographs of pre WW2 aircraft seen at Croydon airport. Recollects going to last open day at RAF Biggin Hill. Continues account of events of lead up to and start of the war. Writes a little…

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…

PDunmoreG16010038.jpg
Part of fighter wing standing vertically on leading edge with some panels missing to expose ribs and spars. Submitted with caption 'Repair of damaged Hurricane wings. Wing partly repaired'.

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SNolanJF150621v10011.jpg
Covers installation of cables, approved solder, insulation resistance, identification of cables ands bonding.

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…
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