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LLathamPA[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Peter Anthony Latham, covering the period from 22 February 1945 to 24 January 1948. Detailing his post war flying training and flying duties with 26 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Perth, RAF Cranwell, RAF Keevil, RAF…

LTyrieJSB87636v1.pdf
Flying log book for J S B Tyrie covering the period from 1 July 1939 to 9 August 1959. Detailing his flying training and operations flown Following which he was shot down 9 April 1941 and became a prisoner of war. Returning to flying duties 25 May…

BTyrieJSBTyrieJSBv1.pdf
A biography of Jim Tyrie. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and learned to fly on Tiger Moths. He was shot down on his 7th operation over Berlin. In POW camp he was described as a dedicated tunneller. There is a list of the camps he was kept in…

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Andrzej Jeziorski was born in Poland and, when war broke out, fled to Britain, where he flew as a pilot with 304 Squadron. Remembers the 1st of September 1939. Talks about his father, a Navy officer who served in the First World War. Mentions his…

PWardEM16010033.jpg
Top, the right wing of the Halifax with members of 517 Squadron in uniform, one row standing on the wing, two rows standing beneath the wing, one row seated and one row sitting on the ground.
Bottom, shows two men in sports kit, running across the…

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Top left. Head and shoulders photograph of Ivor Jones, in uniform, captioned 'Sq Ldr Ivor Jones 1941 Linton on Ouse', ''The Colonel' had been previously Indian Army'.
Bottom left. Photograph of Mary Brown, civilian clothes, seated in a field of…

PWardEM16010006.jpg
Top left, a head and shoulders portrait of Mary Brown, wearing dress with a necklace. Captioned 'Cpl Mary Brown in Shrewsbury Town', 'RAF Shawbury Mar 1945'.
Top right, photograph of 24 aircrew in uniform, in three rows, in formal pose. Captioned…

PWardEM16010023.jpg
Top, 12 airmen and airwomen all in uniform, one holding a balloon, standing in two rows in front of building, captioned 'Met Office Staff', 'RAF Chivenor'.
Bottom left, is of a bride in wedding dress with veil and flowers standing on path in front…

PWardEM16010026.jpg
Christmas dinner menu 1945 from RAF Chivenor. 24 signatures on reverse.

PWardEM16010027.jpg
Top right, six ground personnel, three female, two in Women's Auxiliary Air Force uniform, three men in RAF uniform, standing in front of hedge in a country lane. Captioned 'Mary Ozzy Wendy Bish Roy & Liz', '1946', 'Near Chivenor'.
Right, same…

PWardEM16010028.jpg
Top, photograph of a Women’s Auxiliary Air Force corporal reaching up to a cable, with meteorological measuring equipment including a weather vane. Captioned 'Wendy Lord', '1946', 'Chivenor'.
Bottom, photograph of an airwoman looking at…

PWardEM16010029.jpg
Top, two airmen in uniform, outside on airfield at the meteorological station, slatted instrument housing and aerial in barbed wire enclosure. Mosquito immediately overhead about to land. Captioned 'Leo Cann ', '1946 Chivenor'.
Bottom, an airman…

PWardEM16010030.jpg
Top, shows five airmen, seated, some in uniform, two taking notes, maps on the wall. Captioned 'Includes Ron Gunse, Pat Butler', '1946 Chivenor'.
Bottom, seven airmen seated, some in uniform, two taking notes. Maps and briefing boards on walls.…

PWardEM16010031.jpg
Top, five airmen head and shoulders, some in uniform, gathered round a desk, one with a map, one using a telephone. Map on wall in background. Captioned 'Includes Ron Gunse & Leo Cann', '1946 Chivenor'.
Bottom, shows six airmen, head and shoulders,…

PWardEM16010032.jpg
Top, the left wing and fuselage of Halifax with members of 517 Squadron, in uniform, one row standing on the wing, two rows standing beneath the wing, one row seated and one row sitting on the ground.
Bottom, shows two men in sports kit, running…

PWardEM16010035.jpg
Informal handwritten log with notes of 517 Squadron's flights, records aircraft squadron letter, captain, reason for flight and duration. Starts 24 November 1944, last entry 3 April 1946. Covers flights from RAF Brawdy and RAF Chivenor.

PWardEM16010036.jpg
Top left, air-to-air photograph of two Halifaxes one behind the other, over the sea, captioned '517 Sq 'Last Epicure'', '1946 Chivenor'.
Top right, air-to-air photograph of Halifax PN460 from front left, captioned '517 Sq 'Last Epicure'', '1946…

PWardEM16010044.jpg
Formal photograph of 175740 Flying Officer Ron Ward, in uniform, with meteorological observer's half wing. Captioned 'Ron Ward', 'RAF Service August 1944 - 1946', 'Photo 1946, MORLEY'.
Page has hand written log of his flights at Empire Air…

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Roy Ward joined the Meteorological Office when he was 18 and served as a Meteorological officer with 517 Squadron. He returned to the Meteorological Office as a civilian after the war and his final job before retirement was as a weather forecaster at…

PBubbGJ16010030.jpg
On one page 29 airmen, an officer and a sergeant in three rows. All airmen apart from one in battledress are in uniform tunic and side caps. Front row is seated with a flying officer and sergeant in the centre. Rear two rows standing. To the left…
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