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The recollections of Henry Sturrock of his time as a Flight Engineer flying in the Halifax with No 640 Squadron at Leconfield, he flew his first operation on 12 September 1944 and his last on 2 March 1945, he flew on 35 operations.
He also recounts…

Pilots flying log book three for H O Forth, covering the period from 2 January 1943 to 16 March 1946 and from 3 January 1950 to 20 May 1953. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties, operations flown, and post war flying with 77 Squadron. He…

He asks his wife to thank her mother for the laundry parcel. He took airmen to Snaith for onward transport. He went into York for shopping, tea and a film.

He reports that he travelled back safely but an hour late. He cycled from York to his base. He has very little work.

He thanks her for her two letters and parcel. He makes flippant comments about the length of her letters. His model Lancaster is progressing. He is expecting to be released from service and promises to get to work on their flat when he gets home.

He is writing the letter when his boss is away. He discusses clothing and closing down the airfield.

He thanks her for her two letters. Their friend, Basil, has got married and he is worried that Jean will rule him strictly. He asks about washing and explains they have 250 airmen to process.

He describes his journey back to York from Kings Cross. They have been processing airmen at his base. He collected a parcel that she had sent.

He thanks her for her letter and parcel. He and his friend went into York to watch a film. They have refurnished their hut with items borrowed from other huts.

Jack details his trip back north. He is an orderly officer but does not have a great deal of work. There is a possibility of being released from service but everything is confused.

He thanks he for her letter and the parcel of clean clothes. He plans to come down the next weekend. His cold is better. He needs a trowel to do some bricklaying at their flat.

He is sorry that he couldn't get leave over the weekend. He has cycled into York and enjoyed his trip.

He has been posted to near York. They travelled to Grantham before returning to near York. He has very little administration work to do.

Chapter 8 - Overture and Beginners. Gives account of time on OTU at RAF Lossiemouth. Includes ground instruction, crewing up and description of station and training on Wellington. Writes about a fatal crash he sees and about some of his sorties.…

Top left - four men, two writing at a desk and two standing behind, all inside a Nissen hut. Submitted with caption 'Nissen hut - Acaster Malbis, 4.3.44'.
Top right - a woman wearing jacket and skirt and holding a coat standing on a beach with…

Flying log book for L Britt covering the period from 27 May 1943 to 11 February 1953. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAAF Benalla (11 EFTS), RAAF Deniliquin (7 SFTS), RAF Babdown Farm (15 P AFU), RAF Moreton…

Covers enlistment and early training in the Royal Australian Air Force. Continues with description of journey to England via the United States and training in England. Lists his crew formed during training. Joined 102 Squadron with Halifax Mk 3 on 12…

John Thomas was born in Australia and joined the RAF in 1943. After doing his initial training in Australia he travelled to the UK via America. Further training, including an accident and night vision tests, led to 102 Squadron and a full tour of…
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