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BGardnerM-ManuelRWickhamHWv1.pdf
Recalls Harry's joining the RAF and describes his initial, then basic and advanced aircrew training. Follows move to operational training unit, and joining 102 Squadron flying Whitley. Mentions operations to Berlin, Stettin and Duisburg. Converted to…

BBurnsDRBurnsDRv1.pdf
Draft of memoir with contents page - giving service history. Followed by pages with reference to photographs for name and rank, deferred service, ground training dates and places, training in Canada, back home for service flying, 5 Group, 51 base,…

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Monty grew up in Croydon and became an articled accountant in London before joining the RAF. Training at the Initial Training Wing in Torquay was followed by RAF Bishops Court in Northern Ireland and RAF Kinloss, which had a flight simulation room.…

SDunnFT1319229v10002-0003.pdf
Describes time at Hillside ITW camp, Bulawayo. Having to wait before starting aircrew training. Includes letter to sister and brother describing a typical day in camp. Describes local area and inhabitants as well as training activities, drill,…

SDunnFT1319229v10002-0002.pdf
Starts after arrival at Durban in South Africa. Describes time in Clairwood "rest camp", visiting Durban and Christmas and New Year celebrations. Long description of activities in Durban. Discusses South Africa and describes train journey to South…

SDunnFT1319229v10002-0001.pdf
Autographical account of life at the beginning of the war including service in ARP in Swindon. Reasons for volunteering for the RAF. Registered for military service in February 1941. Waiting for call-up. Induction at St John's Wood London and…

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12 photographs from an album.
#1 a group of trainees arranged in four rows, captioned ' 'C' flight ISQD 13 ITW Torquay (1943)'
#2 is a head and shoulders portrait of RW Hawkes with a trainees cap.
#3 is three trainee airmen standing in front of…

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A group of trainees arranged in four rows. Underneath each man is named.

PPalmerRAM17010007.jpg
Forty-six airmen wearing tunics and side caps sitting and standing in four rows. One officer wearing peaked cap sits in centre of second row up. Titled 'B Flight No 2 Squadron, 3 I.T.W Hastings, October 1939'. Captioned 'Bob Palmer second row from…

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A group of 46 trainees arranged in eight rows.
On the reverse each man has signed his name. There is an annotation '21 Initial Training Wing Bridlington Yorkshire January 1st- February 11th 1944'.

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A large group of airmen wearing tunics with side caps, In the centre front and officer wearing peaked cap. They are sitting and standing in four rows with a large house in the background. Captioned 'No. 9 Initial Training Wing, B. Flight, No 2…

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Left - head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with side cap. Captioned 'Stratford on Avon, promotion to L.A.C., November 3rd 1941'.
Top right LAC badge.
Bottom right - a five story square building with formal grounds in front.…

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53 airmen arranged in five rows. Underneath is a caption with each man's name.

PFOMetheringhamAF19020019.jpg
Forty-five airmen wearing tunics and side caps sitting and standing in four rows. In the background left a three story building with bay windows and columns. Submitted with description 'Group photo of RAF personnel in the grounds of Initial Training…

PCameronD2002.jpg
Ten airmen standing in two rows all wearing tunic and side caps. Submitted with caption' I.T.W. R.A.F. Hemswell 1941 Don Cameron back row 2nd on right'.

PLeadbetterJ1611.jpg
53 trainee airmen arranged in four rows. The image is mounted on a card and framed. Many of the group have signed their names on the card. It is captioned 'A Flight No.1 Squadron 13 ITW June 1942'.

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Class of RAF cadets in four rows, submitted with caption; “No 7 ITW. Newquay, Cornwall Jan ‘43”

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Alan writes from Torquay during his training. He had just arrived in pitch black then the next day turned up at the receiving unit. There are lectures and physical training. He will then move to an Initial Training Wing in about a week. Then he…

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Formal course photograph from their Initial Training Wing, 49 trainees with their four training staff, posed in front of their accommodation or school.

PPhillipsD18010007.jpg
A large number of airmen sitting and standing in three rows. All are wearing tunic ands side cap apart from one officer centre of front row wearing peaked cap. In the background a three story building with name 'Palace Hotel'. On the reverse of the…

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Written when at the Initial Training Wing in Newquay.

PFreemanRRE1904.jpg
A group of trainees arranged in four rows in front of the Trenance Hotel, Newquay.
On the reverse are the signatures of some of the trainees. A yellow post-it note states 'RRE Freeman 2nd row from left row 3'.

PQuineJW1604.jpg
Fifty-five servicemen sitting and standing in four rows. All wearing tunic and most side caps. In the background a building behind trees. Title 'No 1 Flight, No 1 Squadron, No 10 I.T.W., June 1942'. The photograph is mounted and contains signatures…

PFordTA1708.jpg
A group of trainee airmen arranged in four rows. On the front are the names of the individuals and on the reverse are the signatures of some of the men.

PLawsonHA16010006.jpg
The group is arranged in three rows. It is captioned 'No 4 Flight No 1 Squadron 10 ITW RAF May 1942'. Underneath each individual is named.
The image is taken at the Manor Hotel in Scarborough.
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