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Thomas Jordan grew up in Hornsea. He hoped to be a pilot in the RAF but he did not pass the eyesight test. He trained as an armourer dealing with retrieving bombs from crashed aircraft, bomb disposal and transportation of bombs. On one such transport…

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Contains: preliminary engines, oil system, the four stroke cycle, timing, substantial notes on magnetos and carburettors. Followed by air-cooled engines (valves, cylinders, tappets, magneto timing, crankshaft). Liquid cooled engines (data),…

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Describes operations as Lancaster pilot. Detailed description of last sortie to attack Dortmund-Ems canal on 6 November 1944. His aircraft was attacked by FW 190 which was driven of and then set on fire by another fighter attack. Describes bailing…

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Memoir including photographs of the crew and aircraft. Thomas Jones was a flight engineer on Stirling and Lancaster and completed 64 operations on two tours. Describes early life, joining the RAF, selection and training., crewing up and first posting…

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For Apprentice Wing on 19 December 1938. Reverse and front has signatures.

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Detailed programme covering the facilities on the station as well as the special events. Flying display programme lists the aircraft on display as well as flying, a good range of contemporary as well as earlier types.

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Celebrates the completion of the training of Peter Baxter's apprentice entry, No 37, on Thursday 14 March 1940 at 6pm. There are signatures on the front and reverse.

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From information provided by the donor. Eight photographs of R.A.F. Cosford when Peter was under training there.
The first is of two apprentices sitting on a raised bank, captioned 'Armourer Brown and armourer Smith'.
Second is of a vehicle…

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Peter Baxter's January 1939 and annual report for 1939 when undertaking apprentice training at RAF Cosford.

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List all courses attended between 1941 and 1954. Volunteered for air gunner in 1943. Flew operationally on 149, 218 and 75 Squadrons, then gunnery leader at several stations. Officers school in 1946. Dated 11 November 1954.

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After leaving school, Bertram Yeandle joined the RAF apprentice scheme and trained as an engine fitter at RAF Halton. After completing his apprenticeship at RAF Cosford, he was posted to 148 Squadron, RAF Harwell, where he serviced Wellingtons. In…

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RAF personnel record containing personal details, service record, postings and discharge.

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Flying log book for flight engineers for T Knox, covering the period from 30 January 1944 to 17 January 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war duties as a parachute instructor. He was stationed at RAF Stradishall, RAF…

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Certificate for Tommy Knox, after the completion of eight weeks training in gymnastics, swimming, boxing, games, theory and sports organisation.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are…

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Pilots flying log book for John Cox, covering the period from 14 June 1944 to 16 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Newton, RAF Peplow, RAF Sandtoft, RAF Hemswell, RAF Wickenby, POW Triesdorf, RAF…

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Writes that he arrived in Glasgow a week ago and returning to Wolverhampton to report to RAF Cosford for medical following Tuesday. Catches up with family news and writes of activities visiting relatives in Scotland. Mentions that he was inoculated…

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Offering a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from RAF Cosford.

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George in his office at RAF Cosford with his dog. On the reverse '11/6/71 Cosford by air'.
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