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Top left - airman wearing battledress standing by gate in wooden fence with house in the background. Captioned '?'. Top left/centre - man wearing civilian jacket and tie by the fuselage of a York. Captioned 'Postwar ? Cosford'. Top right/centre -…

MWilsonRC1389401-170113-100001.pdf
Reg's account starting when he was shot down on an operation to Berlin. After Berlin he was transferred to Frankfurt for interrogation then by train to his camp. Camp life involved food, the preparation and acquisition of extra food by theft, trading…

SRAFIngham19410620v040001-Audio.mp3
Jan Stangrycuik (Black) came from Poland via Argentina to fly in Bomber Command. He was injured when his aircraft crashed and he tells of his time in the RAF, including his recuperation from severe burns, leave and off duty relaxation. Jan also talks…

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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…

MWakefieldHE174040-171016-25.pdf
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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The letter sets out the three options that Allan has now that he has returned from prisoner of war camp. Each option is detailed

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RAF Form 657 with details of Allan's medical after his return from prisoner of war camp.

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The telegram advises that Allan has arrived in England.

LProbynEA1896412v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for E A Probyn, air gunner, covering the period from 3 January 1944 to 27 July 1945 and 7 to 11 August 1967. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was…

PProbynEA17010057.jpg
Five photographs from an album.
#1 is a side view of a flying Lancaster PA474 PM-M2 at low level.
#2 is a side view of a Lancaster PA474 KM-B on the ground.
#3 is a side view of a Lancaster, PA474, SR-D, flying low over a dam.
#4 is a port side…

BScottEWScottEWv1.pdf
Text and numerous b/w photographs (some of which are also located in sub-collection albums) covering from immediately before and during World War II - (1939-1946). First page has colour photographs and description of prisoner of war medal. Continues…

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Two programmes, the first for 'Take a Look' a victory revue and the second for 'The Desert Song', a musical. They are captioned 'Two programmes for stage shows held at RAF Station Cosford during last half of 1945'.

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Ron and Violet with best man, two bridesmaids and a third man, in a suit. There is also a chocolate and sweet ration card for No 2 Sergeants' Mess, RAF Cosford.

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A railway ticket from Cosford to Princes Risborough

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv2.pdf
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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Three verses poem about fear, despair and resulution.

BJonesTJJonesPWv1.pdf
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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Written for Cornish aviation society. Welcomes Philip Jenkinson and gives account of his training and operations on 10 Squadron Halifax. Describes being shot down and baling out. Mentions evading, capture and as a prisoner being on a tour of his…

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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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