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  • Tags: RAF Locking

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Head and shoulders. portrait of a flying officer wearing battledress with flight engineer half brevet and distinguished flying cross ribbon. Signed 'Norman Colebourne 1945'. Accompanying card captioned 'Victor Stapely DFC, painting on card, RAF…

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Ben May's life and service as a flight engineer on 420 Squadron flying Halifax from January 1945. Relate life before volunteering for aircrew and being called up for the RAF in February 1944. Provides short description of training and joining 420…

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After leaving school, Bertram Yeandle joined the RAF apprentice scheme and trained as an engine fitter at RAF Halton. After completing his apprenticeship at RAF Cosford, he was posted to 148 Squadron, RAF Harwell, where he serviced Wellingtons. In…

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Top, eight ground arranged round tables, captioned 'Looking fat at school'.
Bottom, four men about to hit a tool with a hammer, captioned 'Fitters?'

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William's pass card and a photograph of ten airmen.
RAF Form 295A issued to William containing details of his temporary leave.
The photograph is captioned 'Aircrew and Erks' and has ten men in two groups in front of a hangar.

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Five items from an album.
Item 1 is a Mess card from RAF Locking.
Item 2 is an address card for William Jones, part of his mess card.
Item 3 is the reverse of the address card.
Item 4 is the monthly charges at the Mess.
Item 5 is the cover of…

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28 airmen arranged in three rows in front of a wooden hut, captioned 'Ken Redwood, Dave Murphy and others at A.C.N.C.O.S. Locking - August 1945'.

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Issued to Philip Hopgood during his RAF service from 24 February 1942-1 May 1947. It includes details of his training and where he served.

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The detailed biography begins with government measures at the start of National Service. Philip Hopgood volunteered and enlisted at Padgate, Warrington. He was classified as medically Grade 1. Initial training was at RAF Regent's Park (Lord's Cricket…

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A group of 20 trainee airmen arranged in three rows in front of a brick building. On the reverse some of the trainees have signed their names. There is a yellow post-it note with 'RAF Locking Weston-super-Mare'.

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A group of 27 airmen arranged in three rows in front of a brick building. On the reverse the trainees have signed their names. The photographer's name and address is stamped on. A yellow post-it note has 'RAF Locking Weston Super Mare'.

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Intermittent record of John's time at RAF West Kirby then Blackpool for training. He covers the sail from Liverpool to Durban, then India, first Bombay then train to Karachi. Once established at RAF Mauripur he records his daily work and…

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A notebook used by John for his engineering lectures.

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Eric William Harrison joined the RAF in 1943 and trained as a flight engineer at RAF Locking, RAF St Athan, and RAF Chedburgh, where he flew Stirlings and recollects that they were a terrifying aircraft compared to Lancasters. Harrison formed a crew…

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List of locations and jobs from 1941 ATC summer camp, and from joining Royal Air Force in May 1943 until demobilisation in March 1946. Includes transfer to Navy in June 1945, where he worked on Barracuda, Firefly and Oxford aircraft.

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In 1943, when Richard was 17 and a half, he cycled into Guildford to sign up to volunteer for the Royal Air Force. He reported to Lords cricket ground to collect his uniform and gear and then went for training at RAF Hednesford for a six-month…

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Dennis was born in 1924 and joined the Royal Air Force in November 1942. He trained as a flight mechanic airframe at RAF Locking and was responsible for the whole of the aircraft, apart from the engines and the guns. Dennis explained the emergency…
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