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LGodfreyCR1281391v10001.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Pilot Officer Godfrey from 3 of February 1941 to 25 of September 1945 detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Aircraft flown were Dominie, Proctor, Wellington, Hampden,…

LDorricottLW1230753v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Leonard Dorricott from 27 November 1942 to 21 January 1946. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Trained in Miami, Florida and…

LChattertonJ159568v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Lieutenant John Chatterton 30 March 1942 to 15 April 1954 detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Dunholme Lodge, RAF Syerston, RAF East Kirkby and RAF Swinderby.…

LBakerA1080466v1.pdf
An incomplete copy of Pilot Officer A Baker’s (1080466 Royal Air Force) Wireless Operator’s flying log book 8 December 1942 to April 1944. He served at RAF Dunholme Lodge, Aircraft flown were Lancaster and Oxford. He carried out a total of 30…

LHattersleyCR40699v1.pdf
Log book for Wing Commander Peter Hattersley, covering the period 10 April 1937 to 24 September 1948. It details his flying training, operations flown and other flying duties. He was stationed at Hanworth Park, RAF Reading, RAF Netheravon, RAF Little…

LOHaraHF655736v2.pdf
Herbert O'Hara's pilot log book from the Lincoln School of Aeronautics, Lakeland Florida, from 21 July 1941 to 12 December 1942. Aircraft flown were Stearman, Anson and Oxford. He was taught landings, take offs, spins and stalls.

LDawsonSR142531v3.pdf
Pilot's flying log book for Flight Lieutenant Stephen Dawson, covering the period from 3 September 1944 to 5 March 1946. Detailing his instructor and test flying. He was stationed at RAF Boscombe Down and RAF Ossington. Aircraft flown in were,…

LDawsonSR142531v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Stephen Dawson, covering the period from 6 April 1942 to 30 August 1944. Detailing his instructor duties, flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Swanton Morley, RAF Cottesmore, RAF Swinderby, RAF…

LDawsonSR142531v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Stephen Dawson, covering the period from 11 June 1939 to 30 March 1942. Detailing his flying training, operations and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Southampton, RAF Hastings, RAF Hatfield, RAF Little…

LJonesTJ184141v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Sergeant Tom Jones from 17 August 1943 to 27 August 1945. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Mildenhall, RAF Warboys, RAF…

RAF Woolfox Lodge was in Rutland, five miles north west of Stamford, Lincolnshire. Construction started in 1939 and it was opened in 1940, initially as a satellite airfield to RAF Cottesmore, then later to RAF North Luffenham. It was first used…

RAF Swinderby was in Lincolnshire, eight miles south-west of Lincoln. It opened in August 1940 as part of 1 Group Bomber Command when it was home to the first two Polish Squadrons with the RAF. The runways were concreted in November 1941, and it…

RAF Melbourne was in Yorkshire four miles south west from Pocklington. Construction began in 1940 and it opened in that month as a grass relief landing ground. Runways were then laid and 10 Squadron moved in in August 1942. It was FIDO equipped and…

RAF Holme-on-Spalding-Moor was in Yorkshire three miles south east from the town of the same name. Construction began in 1940 and it opened in August 1941 with tarmac runways. 458 Squadron took up residence that month and it was joined by a Beam…

RAF Gamston was in Nottinghamshire, three miles south of Retford. It opened in December 1942 and was used solely as a training station. Prior to May 1943 the station flew Oxfords but then transferred to Bomber Command 93 (Training) Group. Training…

RAF Dishforth was in Yorkshire, three miles north from Boroughbridge. It opened in September 1936 with a grass surface. It was home to 10 Squadron and 78 Squadron at the start of the war. 51 Squadron was in residence from December 1939 to May 1942,…

RAF Brize Norton was in Oxfordshire seven miles west of Oxford. It opened in 1937 as a training station. Between 1939 and 1942 a detachment from 110 Squadron with Blenheims was based there. In July 1942 the station took on a new role with the arrival…

RAF Acaster Malbis was in Yorkshire six miles south of York, It was originally a grass fighter satellite station for nearby RAF Church Fenton. It opened in January 1942 and was home to 601 Squadron flying Airacobras. However, due to the frequent…

LGomersalO139719v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Flight Lieutenant Oliver Gomersal from 17 September 1943 to 7 November 1944. He trained as a navigator in Great Britain and in South Africa and was stationed in East Africa and Yemen with 621 Squadron.…

AFreethR160531.mp3
Reg Freeth grew up in Wales and worked for the Civil Service in the Labour Exchange before he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He trained as an observer in South Africa and flew operations served as a bomb aimer with 61 Squadron from RAF…

RAF Stradishall was in Suffolk, ten miles south-west of Bury St Edmunds. It opened in 1938 as part of 3 Group Bomber Command. Construction of the three concrete runways commenced in September 1939, and when it reopened in 1940 it became home to…

RAF Snaith was in Yorkshire seven miles south west of Goole, close to the village of Pollington. Construction began in 1940 and it opened with tarmac runways in 1941 as part of 1 Group. It was transferred to 4 Group in October 1942. It closed in…

RAF Lossiemouth was in Morayshire on the western edge of the town of the same name, approximately 42 miles north east of Inverness, Scotland. Construction of the airfield began in 1938 and it opened in May 1939. Concrete runways were built in late…

RAF Graveley was in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) four miles south from Huntingdon. Construction began in 1941 and it opened in March 1942, with concrete runways, as a relief airfield for RAF Wyton, and 161 Squadron operated its special duty…

RAF Fiskerton was in Lincolnshire, five miles east of Lincoln. It was built in 1942 with three concrete runways. It was one of only fifteen national airfields equipped with the anti-fog equipment FIDO (Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation)…
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