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PFOMetheringhamAF19010004.jpg
Seven airmen wearing tunics, four with visible half brevet sitting on steps with deck chairs behind. Submitted with description 'Group of seated airmen, outside the officer's mess at RAF Syerston. Rear, left to right: F/Lt Beeson, F/Lt Browne, F/Lt…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040028.jpg
Seven airmen some with brevet visible sitting on steps outside a building. In the background some deck chairs. Title 'Syerston Officers Mess. Captioned 'Some of my chaps outside the mess at Syerston, F/Lt Beeston, F/Lt Browne, F/Lt Stephens, F/Lt…

BKirbyHKirbyHv10001.jpg
Starting with conscription in 1942 as a flight mechanic at RAF Skegness. Working up to a flight engineer but failing as he started working at RAF Halton training as a flight mechanic, then attending a fitter course. Volunteered for the flight…

BGoodmanLSGoodmanLSv1.pdf
Begins with his decision to cease his studies and join the Royal Air Force. Covers recruitment activities and life during initial training including employment as ground gunner while waiting for flying training. Describes basic training on Tiger Moth…

LDixonW2206823v1.pdf
Sergeant W. Dixon’s RAF Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 23rd September 1943 to 4th April 1945, detailing his training and operations as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (No. 2…

LGardR1852841v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for R Gard, air gunner, covering the period from 7 March 1944 to 14 February 1945 when he went missing on operations. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Down, RAF Turweston, RAF…

BPerryWRPPerryWRPv3.pdf
Gives outline of service history. Goes on to describe joining the RAF, early training, journey across the Atlantic to Canada for pilot training. Gives account of training in Canada and on return to the United Kingdom. Writes of operations on 106…

MHolmanR3020209-180106-09.jpg
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.

LStarkeyR1430566v1.pdf
Flying log book for R Starkey covering the period from 26 January 1942 to 30 March 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, includes certificates, instructional notes, newspaper clipping and a personal account of being shot down. He…

SPerryWRP1317696v70007.pdf
List one Manchester and 10 Lancasters at RAF Wigsley May - June 1943. On 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston and RAF Metheringham between June 1943 and February 1944, lists 16 Lancasters. At No 5 Lancaster Finishing School between February and November 1944…

LFreethR1319543v10001.pdf
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Warrant Officer Reg Freeth, bomb aimer, covering the period from 7 February 1942 to 8 October 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations and Instructor duties. He was stationed at…

BCharltonRCharltonRv1.pdf
A twelve-page type written memoir by Ray Charlton, entitled 'Ramblings of my Memories'. It begins with his acceptance for aircrew in August 1942, continues with his call up in July 1943, and then a training period until joining a crew as Flight…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030012.jpg
Top - full length image of an officer wearing tunic with half brevet and peaked cap standing in front of a door to a building with sign 'commanding officer adjutant'. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/16. F/Lt Charles Martin 106…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010007.jpg
Top - a group of servicemen and Women's Auxiliary Air Force members all wearing uniform tunic, two kneeling in front and the other standing with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Lunch at WAAF Officers' Mess Syerston Sep 1943. Left…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030004.jpg
Top - six airmen, four standing an two sitting on steps. All are wearing battledress with brevet. In the background a door to a building. To the left a sign with Maltese cross. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/35 and MAVC37-15…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010018.jpg
Top - Seven airmen all wearing battledress with peak or side caps, three sitting and four standing in front of a hut with windows. Submitted with description 'W/Cdr R E Baxter and his crew, RAF Skellingthorpe, 1943. Baxter is centre of front row, P/O…

MHattersleyCR40699-160506-030001.pdf
A service diary written by Peter Hattersley covering the period from November 1930 to 24 September 1948.Initially he served in the Royal Engineers but in February 1936 he joined the RAF. It covers his training and operations including a newspaper…

LHattersleyCR40699v1.pdf
Log book for Wing Commander Peter Hattersley, covering the period 10 April 1937 to 24 September 1948. It details his flying training, operations flown and other flying duties. He was stationed at Hanworth Park, RAF Reading, RAF Netheravon, RAF Little…
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