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LDunnGC149315v1.pdf
Pilot's flying log book one, for George C Dunn, covering the period from 11 January 1942 to 30 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RCAF Caron, RCAF Weyburn, RAF Chipping Norton, RAF…

LBoltonJD67631v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for John Derek Bolton, covering the period from 18 October 1940 to 11 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying duties. He was stationed at White Waltham, RAF…

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Harry writes to Jessie telling her of elements of his service life & duties including navigating a Hampden from Finningley to Hendon, and his input to their domestic life.

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Discusses plans for future to join him. Thanks him for telegram. Says she has booked taxi to station and mentions failure to contact gardener. Comments of recent Churchill speech.

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Reminisces over his leave and says she is looking forward to his letters from Finningley. Continues with gossip on family and her activities. Mentions she is thinking of plans their future home. Concludes with report that his telegram has arrived.

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Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of Reg Whellams in flying uniform, annotated 'Reg Whellems at 25 OTU Finningley'.
Photo 2 is a full length portrait of the same man, annotated '(9, Forster Rd Walthamstow)'.
Page marked '16a'

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Letter to unknown recipient. Apologises that he was unable to visit recipient recently on short break. Talks of family, thanks for cigarettes brought and that he will shortly be operating against Germany. Notes he is due to leave current station…

LBlowH158577v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Harold Blow, covering the period from 22 January 1942 to 30 May 1946 and from 10 July 1949 to 20 May 1954, detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war duties with 616 Squadron. He was…

LWoodsEH751788v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Eric Horace Woods, navigator, covering the period from 28 November 1939 to 10 July 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties, operations with transport command and…

Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Log Book
The Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Log Book covering the period 15 June 1941 to the 16 August 1963. Manning qualified first as an Air Gunner on the 4 July 1941 and second as a flight engineer on the 1 September 1941. He was commissioned on the 4…

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about how wonderful RAF Waddington is with good food, entertainment and a wonderful atmosphere. He has been told he will be a navigator bomb aimer straight away.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes that he is moving from RAF Finningley to RAF Waddington and he will look for a place for Jessie to stay nearby.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF including returning from his leave to Doncaster and a simulated night raid on an oil refinery in Osnabruck.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF including his navigation practice and how a friend is missing after an operation.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes that he is trying to find her somewhere else to stay in Doncaster as she is unhappy living in Peterborough and is looking forward to his leave.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes from RAF Finningley about his life including the bad weather. He describes a recent incident where, due to the weather, a Hampden was shot at by a Spitfire by mistake and the…

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Three-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF at his station in Yorkshire including observers being posted to Scotland, training and his social life in Doncaster.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife. Harry wishes her a happy birthday and writes about life at RAF Finningley including night-time look-out duties.

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A letter with card and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife. It is their fifth wedding anniversary and he looks forward to a time when the war is over and they can be at home again together. He thinks it is unlikely he will have leave a…

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Two-page (undated) letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry has been attached to 106 Squadron for crew training and will be flying in Hampdens. He writes that conditions are better than at Upwood.

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Four aircraft from RAF Finningley - a SeaKing, Jet Provost, Dominie and Jetstream. In the centre is a station crest.

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A postcard of four aircraft, a Wessex, Dominie, Chipmunk and Bulldog. In the centre is the crest of RAF Finningley.

LSmithEW174520v2.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Warrant Officer Ernest Smith, from 3 April 1943 to 29 June 1944, recording operations and instructional duties. He served at RAF Hixon, RAF Blyton, RAF Waltham, RAF Binbrook, RAF Wickenby, RAF Bircotes, RAF Church…
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