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Covers all postings in service including training in England and the United States and operations on 158 Squadron flying Halifax after which he was a pilot instructor.

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27 airmen arranged in three rows.

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Three photographs on an album page, captioned 'Christmas Parade RAF Kinloss Dec 1950'.
The parade has a piper and a drummer in kilts.
Photo 1 is seen from the port side, photo 2 from the starboard and photo 3 is seen from the front. Various…

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The story of Homer Lawson from birth in August 1921 to death in September 1975. He trained as a Navigator in Wales and in Scotland before converting to Halifaxes in Yorkshire. He completed 38 operations then returned to Scotland for more training.…

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Letter from Sergeant Ian Hay to his father Squadron Leader Hay. He writes thanking him for his letter, advising that the weather is very cold in Scotland and that he is now operational as Rear Gunner on Ansons. He also writes that he is currently…

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The crash site of Sgt Ian Hay's Whitley P5006. The site is marked with an X on a copy of the Ordnance Survey map. The accompanying text is 'Ben Aigan Crash Coordinate NJ297492 Location Sandyhill Burn on slope of Ben Aigan (east of Rothes)'

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Flying log book for R O J Searle, Flight Engineer, covering the period from 25 June 1944 to13 July 1945 and from 17 August 1951 to 14 September 1964.
Detailing his training as a flight engineer and a full tour of operations flown with Bomber…

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Formal course photograph, 47 servicemen posed in front of white Lancaster, captioned 'No 55 Course at School of Maritime Reconnaissance, - Aug/Nov '55, RAF St Mawgan, Newquay, Cornwall'. Annotated 'This Lancaster & the rest on the unit were scrapped…

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Photograph 1 is of three airmen by the nose of a Halifax, captioned 'Sid Munn? Knight & Self Kinloss'. Photograph 2 is of three airmen, one leaning on a propeller blade, no caption. A third photograph is missing and is captioned 'Sgts mess…

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Two pages from The Aeroplane magazine with details of the arrival of Shackletons in squadron service at RAF Kinloss. There are seven images of Shackletons (in flight an on the ground) and aircrew with a brief description of the aircraft's duties.

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Peter Morris lived through the East End blitz. He joined the ATC as soon as it was established and applied to join the RAF as aircrew. He was accepted for training as a navigator. While waiting for a course he was part of a group that was sent to…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-001.pdf
News sheet with details of the Southampton reunion in 1987, Recco Report -stories about ex-POWs, Obituaries, members reports, KLB Club for prisoners from Buchenwald and a flight in a Blenheim.

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Hugh Lorimer skipped school to see flying circus and won a flight in one of the aeroplanes. He later volunteered for the RAF and began training as a wireless operator. He was initially was posted to Special Duty Flight test flying in India. However,…

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Aircrew Mascots flying log book for Flight Sergeant Rascal, covering the period from 17 November 1942 to 29 March 1945 (pages not all in chronological order). Detailing his flying caeer during training and operations. He was stationed at RAF Kinloss,…

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Account of John Mitchell's career in the Royal Air Force from Oct 1934 until November 1957. Writes of his early ambitions to fly, and joining the RAF as a wireless operator. Describes his training and early postings to Worthy Down on Vickers…

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Mary Stanley Foister grew up in Buckinghamshire and served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force after she left school. Following training, she had a number of administrative posts as PA to high ranking RAF officers. Mary married Alan Craig, a…

LBrownCR1334289v1.pdf
C.R. Brown’s Flying Log Book from 5 April 1942 to 7 May 1946 detailing training, operations and instructional duties as a Bomb Aimer. Based at Portage La Prairie (No. 7 Air Observers School), Paulson (No. 7 Bombing and Gunnery School), Winnipeg…

LMitchellJEF550261v3.pdf
L Mitchell’s pilot’s flying log book covering the period from 20 August 1953 to 31 October 1955. Detailing his operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Aldergrove (202 Squadron), RAF St Mawgan (School of Maritime Reconnaissance/236…

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John Mitchell’s wireless operator’s flying log book covering the period from 12 October 1941 to 9 August 1948. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as wireless operator. He was stationed at RAF Kinloss (19 OTU), RAF Forres (19 OTU),…

LMitchellJEF550261v1.pdf
L Mitchell’s air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 1 July 1936 to 17 September 1941. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at Upper Heyford, Driffield, Boscombe Down and Linton-on-Ouse…
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