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Three quarter length portrait of Eric Horsham in uniform, holding a pipe. On the reverse 'Marston Moor Sept 1943'.

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Brief recollection of Eric Horsham from his early years in Plumstead, training at Lords, Torquay, St Athans, Marston Moor then 102 Squadron at Pocklngton. On one operation they were badly damaged but made a successful forced landing at RAF…

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On headed note paper J Craven and Co Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia. Writes that he was glad that Cheshire had been able to find a pewter mug in memory of son. Notes they have had other bad news in that daughter's fiance Bruce Davies an air gunner on…

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Three senior Royal Air Force officers wearing greatcoats and peaked caps waiting by a car in the foreground with airman standing by rear door. In the background a building with door. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the…

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Three senior Royal Air Force officers wearing greatcoats and peaked caps are walking line abreast towards the camera. There are cars left and right behind them with door openers alongside and the front right of a car is visible bottom left. In the…

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A group of six Royal Air Force personnel walking on a snow covered path. The first five are wearing greatcoats and peaked caps and the rearmost a tunic and side cap. On the reverse 'G/Cpt Bradbeer, Station Cdr, Wing Commander Willie Tait. Given by…

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Envelope addressed to Group Captain Cheshire, DSO, DFC at RAF Marston Moor. Postmarked London.

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Commiserates with him over lack of available aircraft at conversion unit. Mentions possibility of training on squadron aircraft in the future.

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Cyril Peters joined the Royal Air Force at Cambridge in 1940 and trained as a pilot in Canada and the United States. On his return to Great Britain he served as an instructor before flying operations as a pilot with 77 Squadron. He became a teacher…

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Louis Makens worked as a farm worker before the war but volunteered for aircrew. He discusses his training on Wellingtons and operations flying Stirlings with 196 Squadron including a crash landing, and glider towing. His Halifax was shot down 18/19…

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Nine accounts of flying activities during the war.

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'David Joseph's son Brian met Paul Hilton in the 1980's through work, and he was wearing a prisoner of war tie. In…

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Formal photograph of 175740 Flying Officer Ron Ward, in uniform, with meteorological observer's half wing. Captioned 'Ron Ward', 'RAF Service August 1944 - 1946', 'Photo 1946, MORLEY'.
Page has hand written log of his flights at Empire Air…

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Bernard Mabey was born in London and experienced the Blitz at first hand. He was a member of the Air Training Corps in 1941 before volunteering for the RAF. He trained as an air frame mechanic at RAF Locking. His first posting was RAF Marston Moor…

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Two typewritten pages detailing the life of Ernest Cutts. He was the youngest of seven children, born in NW Victoria, Australia. He enlisted as aircrew on his 18th birthday and was posted to No 1 Recruit Training School in Victoria. Next he went to…

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Les Davies grew up in Australia and worked as a railway porter before joining the Royal Australian Air Force. After initially training as a pilot he flew 34 operations as a mid upper gunner with 466 Squadron from RAF Driffield. He had been forced to…

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Fred Crawley joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 when he was 18 years old. While at an operational training unit he survived a crash which killed five members of his crew. He was treated in hospital at RAF Rauceby for burns. After training he…
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