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BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

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After a spell with 512 squadron mostly transportation flights Sam returned to the UK, flying as an instructor.
A the end of 1943 he returned to Bomber Command, 627 Squadron.
There is a photograph of the squadron grouped in front of a Mosquito.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie while at RAF Dumfries. He has just taken his examinations and provided he passes will be posted to the No. 17 Operational Training Unit at RAF Upwood. Trying to arrange for them to meet in London.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF in Dumfries, thanks her for her parcel and warns her that they are about to be posted elsewhere imminently.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF whilst based in Dumfries. He writes that they are all bored, the weather is awful and tells about an eventful trip to the cinema.

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Three-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF in Dumfries on a training course. He dislikes the station and especially the lack of food. Mentions cinema trips but too expensive to go out…

LPayneAJ1315369v1.pdf
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Alan John Payne, navigator, covering the period from 7 November 1942 to 8 August 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war squadron duties. He…

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Three-page (undated) handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Dumfries including the conditions they are living in.

YStavesME203137v1.pdf
Copy of a day by day diary kept by Malcolm Staves from 26th April 1943 to 6th January 1945. Covers training, lectures, gardening and cleaning tasks. Also covers his social life and home leave.

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Top left is of five airmen in front of a tent. On the reverse 'Ingoldmells Rest Camp
September, 1945'.
Top centre is of six airmen sitting on a grassy bank. On the reverse
'Spilsby, May 1945.
Ian Ron
Taffy Eric
Me Jim
Ron'
Top right 3 is…

LBattyPH220759v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunner’s, flight engineer’s for Philip Batty, wireless operator, covering the period from 7 February 1944 to 31 October 1949. Detailing his flying training, post war flying and instructor…

BFortPaullMusStavesMEv1.pdf
Malcolm Staves' life in the RAF, starts with his school reports through his enlistment in 1942. He trained at Bridgnorth then was assigned to 207 Squadron at Spilsby. His colleagues included George Cearns who joined 166 Squadron and Hank Williams who…

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Norm Maconachie volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age having already been a member of the Air Training Corps. While sailing to the UK he was woken at 3am to the sound of the guns on the Aquitania firing on a Focke Wulf Condor which was on…

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Eddie Humes flew as a navigator on Lancasters with 514 squadron during the war. He chose to join the RAF in May 1939 instead of going to work in the mines. He was initially expected to be posted as a rigger on aircraft but was then sent to a balloon…

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Arthur Woolf was working in an office before he volunteered for the RAF. He was keen on flying and would cycle to Castle Bromwich airfield to watch the aircraft. He was accepted for aircrew training and became a wireless operator. After joining a…
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