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Ten trainees arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. On the reverse are the signatures of all the men and 'Q Squad 108 Course April-May 1943'.

Sergeant W. Dixon’s RAF Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 23rd September 1943 to 4th April 1945, detailing his training and operations as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (No. 2…

Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for R B Carpenter, bomb aimer, covering the period from 16 May 1941 to 30 April 1945 and from 13 November 1950 to 27 May 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post…

A service diary written by Peter Hattersley covering the period from November 1930 to 24 September 1948.Initially he served in the Royal Engineers but in February 1936 he joined the RAF. It covers his training and operations including a newspaper…

Log book for Wing Commander Peter Hattersley, covering the period 10 April 1937 to 24 September 1948. It details his flying training, operations flown and other flying duties. He was stationed at Hanworth Park, RAF Reading, RAF Netheravon, RAF Little…

Six photographs of passing out parades at RAF Evanton.
Photo 1 is a group of airmen with rifles and bayonets passing officers outside a hangar.
Photo 2 and 3 are a group of airmen saluting officers. Behind are wooden huts.
Photo 4 is an airman…

Six photographs of airmen on parade.
Photo 1 is a troop with rifles and bayonets marching past officers in front of an open hangar. On the reverse 'P/O Edwards'.
Photo 2 is a troop marching past officers. Behind is a wooden hut. On the reverse 'P/O…

Nine airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. Their names are written underneath. On the reverse are eight signatures and a stamp with 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

Nine airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden building. On the front is 'P' and the names of each man. On the reverse is stamped 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

Robert Woodhouse was living in Pembroke Dock when the bombing of the town began. The family relocated to Cardiff when they lost their home in the bombing. In Cardiff Robert joined the Air Training Corps. He had a cousin who had already joined the RAF…

Jan Black Stangryciuk was born in Poland but his family emigrated to Argentina in 1934. He volunteered to travel to England to join the Royal Air Force in 1939. He recounts his journey, why he made this decision and how he joined the RAF. He was…

Jack Millin was working for his father as a painter and decorator before he volunteered for the RAF. He was a Civil Defence bicycle messenger and joined the ATC. When he joined the RAF he trained as a wireless operator/air gunner and was posted to…

George was born in Mansfield and was bought up by his Grandparents until he was seven when he moved back to his parents in Leicester where his Father ran a coffee shop. He was a semi-professional musician playing violin, trumpet and mandolin. He…

Allan McDonald was born in Hull and watched Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus as a child. He worked as an apprentice electrician before joining the Air Force. He served as ground personnel in Northern Ireland until he passed the exams to become aircrew…

David Fraser enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1939 and was trained as a mechanic. He remustered as soon as he was able and flew four operations as an air gunner with 115 Squadron before his aircraft was shot down over Hamburg, in May 1941. He spent…

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Bob Frost recounts experiencing the London Blitz as a member of the Auxiliary Fire Service. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force and trained at the Air Gunnery School at Evanton, Scotland. He was then posted to the Operational Training Unit at RAF…

H. W. Bennett’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 23 April 1937 to 14 June 1943, detailing training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Observer, Air Gunner, Bomb Aimer and Navigator. Includes bombing and…

Three photographs of trainee airmen.
Photo 1 is of ten airmen arranged in two rows.
Photo 2 is of 15 airmen arranged in three rows.
Photo 3 is of 13 airmen arranged in three rows.
Behind each group is a wooden building.
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