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- Tags: Navy, Army and Air Force Institute
#1 is five airman and four WAAFs with a Union Flag. It is annotated 'Pat's 21st birthday party taken on Bishop's Bridge just outside 'The Bell' on the Market Raven [sic] Road'.
#2 is two airmen and nine WAAFs…
Chapter 1. Under Training.
Having been assessed in Birmingham Geoff sets off to London in August 1942 for training, at Lords. Initial training was at Bridlington then gunnery school at…
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The first is of two apprentices sitting on a raised bank, captioned 'Armourer Brown and armourer Smith'.
Second is of a vehicle…
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There are three photographs of his wife.
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