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Bert Turner was a member of the Air Training Corps before the war. He volunteered for the Air Force and was called up 2 August 1942. After training he became a flight engineer with 196 Squadron. He flew some bombing and mine laying operations before…

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Robert Maggs lived in London until his family were bombed out and moved to the seaside. He joined the local Air Training Corps and later volunteered for the RAF and trained as a gunner. During training his plane crashed and he was left trapped. He…

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Pat Rumfitt was born in 1927 and experienced a privileged upbringing living in Kent as an only child before the war. She describes the resilient attitude to bombing in Bromley, walking to their flooded Anderson Shelter in her dressing gown and…

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Anthony Tompson worked as an engineer for the Post Office before he volunteered for the Air Force. While training as a pilot in Canada it was discovered he had a difficulty with perception and he trained instead as a navigator. On return to the Great…

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Harold Yeoman volunteered for the RAF hoping to become an air gunner and was surprised to find he would be trained as a pilot. He describes a crash landing in a Wellington returning from an operation to Cherbourg and being sent to Essen twice within…

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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…

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A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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Tony lived in South Pool before moving to Liverpool with his job in a bank. He also belonged the Air Training Corps. After about a year he decided to sign up for the Royal Air Force. His assessment and medical were at Liverpool. He was called up to…

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Tom's memoir of his early RAF days. He talks about his cousin, Vivian Gunning who died in a Blenheim in June 1940.
Tom joined the RAF at 15 after altering his birth certificate. He trained in Canada as a pilot.

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A letter to Malcolm from his Grandparents. A lot of domestic news but also congratulates Malcolm on his promotion.

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The two images are the same except photo 1 is in b/w and photo 2 is colourised. The view is of starboard side and from the rear. The closest aircraft is WP-V. The colourised image is captioned '90 Sqdn Stirlings Tuddenham 1944'. Note the page caption…

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Photo 1 is a half length portrait of Arthur.
Photo 2, 3 and 4 are head and shoulders of Arthur to be used as escape photos on identity cards.
Photo 5 is a head and shoulders escape photo of Flight Sergeant Poynton, skipper of the crew.

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Photo 1 is eleven airmen sitting and standing on a row of bombs. They are identified as crew and ground crew. Captioned '1943/44 XV Squadron Tuddenham. Reg Poynton's crew and groundcrew. Standing L. to R. Jimmy Kereven, Wilf, Tommy, Tich & Jock.…

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Photo 1 and 2 is a Miles Master in a hangar in Istres.
Photo 3 is a postcard of the Marseilles Stock Exchange.
Photo 4 is F/O TC Walsh with Lancasters in the background.
Photo 5 is an airmen sitting on a wall by the sea. He is identified as F/Lt…

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Photo 1 is Valetta cathedral.
Photo 2 is the Armoury, Governor's Palace.
Photo 3 is a street view, looking towards the cathedral.
Photo 4 is a street view with goats.
Photo 5 is Valetta harbour with six ships.
Photo 6 is an ornamental…

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Photo 1 is an unknown airman sitting on the starboard outer engine of a Stirling.
Photo 2 is Arthur and his crew sat on the top of an aircraft in 1944.
Photo 3 is seven airman standing at the rear of an aircraft.
Photo 4 is eleven aircrew and…

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Photo 1 is a half length portrait of Flight Sergeant Poynton, annotated '1944', 'Died at Willington, Burton/Trent Feb 2003' and signed 'Sincerely yours Tommy From Reg 29/3/44 90 Sqdn'.
Photo 2 is a half length portrait of Flying Officer Jack Smith,…

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Photo 1 is Reg and Kay Poynton on their wedding day, standing in a garden.
Photo 2 is the nose of a Stirling showing the outline of a seated naked lady, captioned 'Q for Queenie'.
Photo 3 is two Stirlings having collided on the ground.
Photo 4 is…

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Photo 1 is Warrant Officer George Bailey at the 90 Squadron memorial.
Photo 2 is a Horsa being towed by a Halifax.
Photo 3 is a Horsa in D-day markings.

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Letter to Robert Wannop congratulating him on his Distinguished Flying Cross.
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