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48 trainee airmen in three rows, four instructors front and centre.

Alan writes that he has been moved back to London. He prefers to be there although the food is not so good. He is waiting to be posted elsewhere.

Alan thanks his parents for their parcel. He is about to be posted to Cambridge Initial Training Wing with some of his friends. He has been to London and attended a lecture on North Africa followed by a debate on the war situation.

RAF Form 543 giving brief details of his service record.

A group photograph of trainees arranged in four rows. On the reverse ' Newquay February 1942. No 11 Flight "C" Squadron. Winners of Drill Cup and PS Cup & first to bring off the "double" in the wing. W. Foskett'.

Three photographs.
A group of airmen undergoing physical training. On the reverse 'Newquay 1942 ITW'.
A second and third photograph have on the reverse 'Newquay Jan. 1942. ITW'.
IN the background of one is the New Theatre & Cafe.

Covering the period 3 December 1941 to 1945 it details Jack's initial training, sailing from New Zealand to Canada and subsequent train journey, visiting a fox farm, canoeing, taking exams and getting the results and trips in the snow. Qualifying as…

The first of three chapters of Bill's wartime service.
There is a second copy with handwritten edits.

Listing Flight Lieutenant George Albert James Frazer-Hollins's date of birth, previous service, appointments and promotions, postings, honours and awards.

The recollections of Henry Sturrock of his time as a Flight Engineer flying in the Halifax with No 640 Squadron at Leconfield, he flew his first operation on 12 September 1944 and his last on 2 March 1945, he flew on 35 operations.
He also recounts…

Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Lieutenant Cecil H Phillips from 11 July 1942 to 20 August 1950. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Cranwell, RAF Finningley, RAF Lindholme, RAF Faldingworth, RAF…
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