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PDorricottLW15090015.jpg
One airman is holding a revolver to his head. He is wearing trousers and no top. A second airman in swimming trunks and socks is looking on. Behind is a Nissen hut.

ABirkbyB150729.mp3
Bessie Birkby grew up in Sheffield and volunteered for the Women’s Auxilliary Air Force in 1942. She first worked in Balloon Command in Scotland and then trained to be a driver in North Wales. She was then posted to 625 Squadron at RAF Binbrook but…

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Ron was born in Stoke-on-Trent. He left school at fourteen and tells of his experiences working in a pottery factory doing odd jobs until he was called up. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 at the age of twenty-two. Ron trained as an air gunner…

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Seven airmen in uniform with Nissen hut in background captioned 'Winthorpe August 1944'.
Two airmen sun bathing with Nissen hut in background captioned 'Ken', 'Jim (Pilot)'.

EGortonHGortonLCM440125.pdf
Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife from RAF Dallachy. He writes of his course and his journey to from RAF Cark.

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Two photographs, the first captioned 'Ken', 'Bill W.O.P.', shows Ken with Bill Maurer, in uniform, with a corner of a building in the background. The second, captioned 'The Skipper ''Jimmy" just after his commission', showing his captain, in…

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Top left - a group of 13 airmen in tropical uniform on the front of a small fabric covered lorry. There is a Nissen hut in the background. Captioned, ’32 Sqdn Boy’s Aqir’. Top right - three men in tropical uniform. Two have rifles (with their…

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Top left - a group of six airmen in tropical uniform on the front of a small lorry. There is a white Nissen hut in the background. Captioned ‘Arthur, Len, Gilly, Ken, Bob & Vic Ramat David 1946’. Top right - section of a wooden propeller with…

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Top left - airman is shirt and shorts walking along a path. In the background white Nissen huts. Captioned 'Gilly'. Top right - a straight road running bottom to top. In the middle distance a bus. Captioned 'Haifa road from Ramat David'. Centre an…

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Top left - three pyramids with the largest on the right. Captioned 'Pyramids of Giza'. Top right - in the centre the Sphinx with two pyramids behind. Captioned 'The Sphinx of Giza with the pyramids of Cheops & Kephern [sic]'. Centre - street scene…

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Top left - an airman wearing desert uniform with shorts sitting on a motorbike, in the background Nissen huts. Captioned 'On the bike at Ein Shemer'. Top centre - five airmen sitting in a jeep with goal posts in the background. Captioned 'Fred,…

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Top left - two airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing with grounded rifles with one leaning on wall. In the background Nissen huts. Captioned 'Ready for guard'. Top centre - large group of men lined up with donkeys. Nissen hut in the…

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Five airmen, four sitting in front of a hut and one standing with hand in pocket in the doorway. Two are wearing overalls, one battledress and two a tunic. On the the reverse 'Waddo 1944-45'.

PCluettAV1547.jpg
Seventeen airmen in various uniform in front of the open door of a Nissen hut. Four airmen are squatting in front and the others are standing. On the ground some equipment.

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PCluettAV1548.jpg
Seventeen airmen in a variety of uniform standing in the open door of a Nissen hut. One airman fifth from the right is holding a bomb rack. To the right tools on the ground and bicycles.

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A group of airmen and air women in uniform with some civilian women at a party in a Nissen hut. On the reverse 'April 12th Thorlthorpe'.

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Five Nissen huts two end on and three side on in a row. In the foreground a path.

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Formal Portrait
Formal group portrait of airman in front of a Nissen hut. Front row is seated crossed legged, the second row on seats, the third row is standing and next two rows are tiered above. Most are wearing forage caps. In the centre of the seated row are a…

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Donald Fraser completed a tour of operations as a flight engineer with 101 Squadron. He discusses the importance of ground personnel, his crew, his operations and the conditions at RAF Ludford Magna. He describes having to stop his mid-upper gunner…

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Top, a photograph of cloud formations taken from the ground with aircraft and hangars in the background. Captioned 'T1918 STD 19TH APRIL 45 CLOUDS BRAWDY'.
Bottom, a photograph of cloud formations taken from the ground with building roofs in the…

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A group of 20 trainee airmen wearing side caps with a white flash. Behind is a wooden hut and a Nissen hut with a telegraph pole in between.

On the reverse 19 airmen have signed their names, some including addresses.

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Top - three aircrew standing on the wing of an aircraft. David Donaldson on the left is wearing battledress with pilot brevet, the middle one is wearing a flying jacket and side cap, the one on the right is wearing a flying helmet. From left to…

PGrundyAF15010012.jpg
Top-a group of seventeen aircrew in two row, eight sitting in front and nine standing behind. Two are wearing peaked cap and the rest side cap. All but two rear left have visible aircrew brevet. In the background trees and part of a building.…

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Top six aircrew, three kneeling in front and three standing behind. David Donaldson is front centre holding onto a dog. Signatures on the bottom (A [..] Lauden front row left and A R Kendrick front row right). The dog's name 'Dusky' is written on…
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