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LValentineLD185002v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book two for Leslie Valentine, covering the period from October 1943 to 27 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and duties with 2nd Tactical Air Force communications flight. He was stationed at RAF Finmere,…

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A pass allowing Reginald George Cavalier to travel to London from RAF Hartford Bridge

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Christmas card from RAF Hartford Bridge with an image of a Boston on the front.

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Photograph 1 is of a B-25, undercarriage down, low level, port side, captioned 'Whitley A/C. R.A.F. Middleton St George, 1941'.
Photograph 2 is of the starboard side of a Boston 'P', in flight, captioned Boston A/C. R.A.F. Hartford Bridge. 1944. 88…

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Photograph 1 is of a photographer taking a portrait of a French airman. Behind is the photographic lorry and awnings. Captioned 'Photographic tent.'

Photograph 2 is of Reginald George Cavalier painting a partially-clad woman on the canvas of a…

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Photographs 1 is of three airmen and a dog sitting on the ground. Reginald George Cavalier is on the left. Captioned: 'Chalky White, Les Seymour.'

Photograph 2 is of five airmen sitting on the grass in front of a barbed wire fence. Captioned:…

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Photograph 1 is of a group of French airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Nissen hut. Captioned '342 Sqd Lorraine (Free French) R.A.F. Hartford Bridge.'

Photograph 2 is of a French airman standing in front of a Boston, 'C'. It is named Ville…

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Photograph 1 and 2 are of damage to the rudder of a Boston . It is being inspected by air and ground crew. Captioned 'Boston A/C, 88 Sqd returned from a raid on Transformer and Switching Stn near Orleans, France 3rd Oct 1943.' Captioned 'Air Crew…

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Photographs 1 and 2 are of a crashed Mustang, AL999, behind are two Bostons and Nissen huts. Captioned 'R.A.F. Hartford Bridge Crashed Mustang A/C, French Pilot uninjured. Sept 1943.'
Photograph 3 is the port side of a Boston 'D' with invasion…

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Photograph 1 is of the port side of a Boston, 'BZ331', 'D' captioned 'Boston A/C 88 Sqd with its 'War Paint' ready for the invasion, May 1944.'

Photograph 2 is of a group of airmen arranged in five rows in front of a Boston, 'D'. Captioned '88…

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Photograph 1 and 2 are of the King and officers standing in front of a Boston. Photograph 3 is of the King being shown a vertical aerial camera set up. Photograph 4 is of the King and Queen with an officer looking at his watch. Photograph 5 is of the…

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Photographs 1 to 7 are of King George VI presenting medals to airmen.
Photograph 8 is an overall view of the investiture ceremony with the King and Queen, airmen and airwomen lined up and civilians spectating.
Captioned 'King George VI presenting…

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Photograph 1 is of the King standing to the left and the Queen leaving her car. Photograph 2 is of the King and Queen leaving the Officers' Mess. Photograph 3 is of the King and Queen talking to airmen. Photograph 4 is of the King shaking the hand of…

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Photograph 1 is of an officer shaking hands with the King, watched by airmen and airwomen.
Photograph 2, 3 and 6 are of views of the parade with a royal and RAF ensign central to the view.
Photograph is 4 is of Queen viewing the…

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of General Eisenhower being shown round a display of photographs. Captioned 'R.A.F. Hartford Bridge. 137 Wing, 2nd T.A.F. 17. April 1944.
General Dwight Eisenhower. Supreme Commander. W/C North 137 Wing
A.V.M. Basil…

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of groups of airmen and officers meeting General Eisenhower. There are photographic displays on boards. A dog is present.
Captioned 'Visit of the Supreme Commander Alied [sic] Forces. General Dwight Eisenhower. R.A.F.…

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Page entitled 'RAF Hartford Bridge, 11 March 1944'
Photograph 1 is of six airmen officers and a woman. The airmen are standing at attention. Behind is an Anson. Captioned 'Rt Hon Mrs Sinclair.'
Photograph 2 is of three airmen officers walking past…

APennL170622.mp3
Lawrence Penn grew up in Australia and worked as a bank clerk before he volunteered for the Air Force. He flew 40 operations as a pilot with 226 Squadron. After the war he had his own air taxi company and also flew for Qantas.
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