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Full length image of a airman wearing flying jacket and parachute harness and holding parachute, standing in front of a Nissen hut.

Nine airmen, some in uniform, one with a brevet, one in sports kit, two sitting, the rest standing, all in front of a Nissen hut.

Full length image of an airman wearing flying clothes. Another airman behind facing away also in flying clothes. In the background a Nissen hut and two other figures.

A group of thirty-five airmen mostly with visible brevet sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Nissen hut.

Ray Parke trained as a flight engineer. During a training flight the pilot wanted to get back to base as soon as possible because he had a date but they were flying a Stirling. The pilot made an error on landing and the wheel stayed in the ditch and…

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…

Eight man crew with pilot. George, standing third left, standing in front of a Nissen hut. On the reverse 'Flt/Lt Frazer-Hollins and crew at Ludforf Magna about September 1943'.

John Taplin and fellow crew members. They are standing in front of a Nissen hut. On the reverse they have signed their names. An additional note states 'LR (Rear Gunner) Waite Dad [circled, John Taplin], Gordon (Nav) Black'.

Four airmen in front of a Nissen hut. The man standing second from the left is seen holding a cigarette in his mouth. On the reverse is the handwritten number "521 63".

An engineer and an air gunner in uniform with brevet badges.. The air gunner also has a wireless operator's badge above his sergeant's stripes. Both are bare headed and the man on the left is holding a pipe in his hand. They are standing outside in…

Eight uniformed men standing in a row, three with peaked caps and five with peak caps. They are standing in front of a car with the partially covered registration plate, ending V866. Behind the group is a Nissen hut with five metal chimneys arranged…

Seven uniformed men arranged on the bonnet of a car with an eighth man in uniform at the wheel. Three men are wearing peaked caps, four wear half caps and one is bareheaded. One of the men hold a pair of gloves in his hand. Half brevets and sergeant…

A group of nine of Audrey and family. They are sitting in front of a nissen hut.


#1 is five ground crew standing in front of two crash trucks.
#2 is 12 men and women from the SSQ staff.
#3 is 12 men and women in front of trucks, captioned 'Staff'.
#4 is a red and white control caravan.
#5 is an ambulance.
#6 is a Nissen hut…

Joyce Exton Wallace recalls a misunderstanding whist giving orders to inspect the barrage balloon bed wires which was misinterpreted as an order to inspect the wires of the 16 beds in the Nissen hut.

The letter is described as coming from Ken's archives held by Reg Saville, a historian at Langton Matravers.
In the letter Tom writes about losing their pilot due to illness. They have moved from Upwood to a more basic station where they live in…

Harold Jack Lazenby's autobiography.

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Six airmen in battledress, three standing and three lying in the entrance to a bell tent. There are Nissen huts behind.

Six airmen in battledress, with brevets. Three are sitting in the ground and three behind them, sitting on a bench. Bernard Ross is seated on the left. The airman front centre is a pilot. The one at the rear left is holding a book. In the background…

Top left: man sat reading a newspaper. On reverse, 'Les Harris'.
Centre: Three servicemen sat outside a Nissen hut. On reverse. 'Three oppo's'.
Bottom left: Inside Nissen hut bar. On reverse: 'The transit mess'.
Bottom right: Man sat on wicker…

He has moved to Tuddenham , Suffolk. On the journey they rushed to a pub while waiting for a train. He writes that he cannot discuss what he is doing at his new base.

He has been transferred to Northern Ireland. His accommodation is good.

John standing outside a Nissen hut at RAF Downham Market.

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