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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…

LSmithEW174520v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Sergeant Ernest Smith from 11 February 1939 to 31 March 1943, detailing his pilot training and 20 operations with 144 Squadron on the following targets in Belgium, France and Germany: Aachen, Antwerp, Brest,…

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A summary of Liz Humphrey's service history from January 1942 to 1946. Her service activity included serving in 970 Balloon Squadron, 30 Operational Training Unit at RAF Hixon, 12 Squadron at Wickenby, 1657 Conversion Unit at RAF Stradishall and…

YDexterKI127249v2.pdf
Day by day diary covering events from November 1942 to June 1943. Describes flying at Little Rissington and illness over Christmas 1942 which delayed posting. Eventually posted in January 1943 to 30 Operational Training Unit. Describes events at…

EDexterKIDexterPC430307.pdf
Apologises over unannounced visit home the catches up with family and friend news. Mentions he is exploring local countryside by bicycle and had attended a concert in Stafford. Mentions flying in 'Wimpey' and that crew is well on bail out drill.

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Catches up with family and talks of small financial details. Mention new crew consisting of Cockney, a Scotsman, a Northumberland man and a Yorkshireman.

RAF Hixon was in Staffordshire seven miles east of Stafford. It opened in May 1942. 30 Operational Training Unit used the station between June 1942 and February 1945. As part of 93 (Training) Group it used Wellingtons to train Bomber Command crews.…

ELampreyPGuntonW430322.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that his aircraft was shot at by friendly anti-aircraft gunners but otherwise life was good. He mentions social life and concludes with some banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW430315.pdf
Peter Lamprey starts with some friendly banter and comments that weather has curtailed flying. He notes that there are now many Australians and Canadians on base. He goes on to say he was glad that the rumour of a bomb hitting his previous place of…

ELampreyPGuntonW430304.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes saying flying continues much as before and concludes with the fact that he has heard worrying rumours about his previous employment.

ELampreyPGuntonW430225.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that they are not flying much at present but have not been able to get any leave. However, they have been able to get into town to the pub. He concludes with general comments on life and offers banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW430210.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he has very little free time as most of the time is spent flying.

ELampreyPGuntonW430126-02.pdf
Peter Lamprey rewrites the story of Goldilocks with a Royal Air Force theme.

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ELampreyPGuntonW421224.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he has had good news of a wounded colleague but that while he is unhappy with life at Royal Air Force Hixon he is pleased with his new status as a senior non-commissioned officer. He concludes with some banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-14.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about life in the at Royal Air Force Hixon including Women's Auxiliary Air Force personnel and the terrible camp conditions.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-13.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about life at Royal Air Force Hixon and follows up with gossip catching up with friends.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-12.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about life at Royal Air Force Hixon including the problem of getting into town for entertainment.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-11.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about life in the Royal Air Force including aircrew training, exhaustion and what he got up to on his leave
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