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  • Tags: Photographic Reconnaissance Unit

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An RAF Hudson parked on hardstanding with hangar in the background. Submitted with description 'RAF Hudson of No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit in front of camouflaged Type-C (1938) hangar. Annotated on rear of photo; "Starting up - F/O R. L.…

LRobinsonFA33520v1.pdf
Flying log book for F A Robinson covering the period from 8 September 1938 to 22 January 1951. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, includes flight certificates, congratulatory messages and notes of appreciation from senior officers, a…

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Terry writes to his family about his work and leisure time.

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A letter from Terry Ford to his family, where he writes about Paul Gibbs (the cricketer). Terry has also met up with Denis and they have had a few beers and played games of shooter. He has completed dinghy and parachute drills.

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Article about Wing Commander Cotton who was instrumental in the setting up of the RAF photographic unit. He was eventually asked to resign from the RAF and subsequently tried to join the Navy which was cancelled due to air ministry pressure. Recalls…

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Air Mail newspaper. On the left a biography of Sidney Cotton highlighting pioneering work on air reconnaissance. Main article covers the war time career of Sidney Cotton and his air photographs of Germany obtained prewar as a civilian. Goes on to…

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William Moore was born in Dunoon, Scotland in August 1924 and joined the Royal Air Force after spending some time in the Air Cadet Defence Corps and in the Air Training Corps. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the age of 17 and completed his…

EGortonHGortonLCM440130.pdf
He writes of his social activities, domestic details and of his colleagues.

EGortonHGortonLCM440118.pdf
He writes of being posted to RAF Dallachy, domestic details, social activities and of a colleague’s posting. He includes details of two jobs which he think that his wife might be interested in.

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Alec Stuart Dixon volunteered for the Royal Air Force via the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. After training he flew Beauforts and Ansons, then trained as a Hudson pilot. He flew convoy escort operations and reconnaissance flights looking for…

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Photograph 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of the city of Aachen. There are numbered and arrowed points of interest on the image plus a north arrow. It is annotated 'R405 B/218.3.PRU 22.14.7.41 28" ' Captioned '14th July 1941 Archen [sic],…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Romorantin-Pruniers aerodrome, identified with text ‘Romorantin-Pruniers 46° 19’N 1°41E’. The remainder of the photograph is rural with small villages except for the airfield area which has many buildings. An…

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Photograph 1 is an inflight port side view of a Mosquito. It is flying over many small boats at the edge of the city. Captioned '84 sqdn (Mosquitoe) P.R.U. Seletar Singapore 1946.
Photograph 2 is an oblique aerial photograph of the centre of…

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Top centre a full length wedding group portrait. An officer in uniform tunic carrying a peaked cap. On the right a women in full length white wedding dress carrying a bouquet. Behind bridesmaids partially visible and in the background a church arched…

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Top left an air-to-air view of a reconnaissance Spitfire flying right to left with cloud background.

Bottom left air-to-air view of the bottom of a reconnaissance spitfire with Invasion stripes. The camera openings can be seen in the rear…

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Aerial vertical photograph showing a coastal town with docks on the coast and a river running through the middle. On the right open water with a breakwater in the top right corner pointing down. Above the river on the four large jetties point into…

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An aerial vertical photograph of a coastline lined with docks and buildings. At the top and inlet with docks and town buildings to its left. Below a peninsular are three docks pointing down and left. A large warship is moored in the bottom dock. Just…
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