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BStandivanARStandivanARv1.pdf
This is a diary covering No 2 Squadron, Aircraft Mobile Servicing part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force, recording their journey from the time they landed in France until they arrived in Holland in early 1945.

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Card with drawing showing the allied flags defeating Germany, a scroll at the bottom with an inscription celebrating the victory.
On the reverse a short summary of the 2nd TAF history, and a message from the AOC in C 2nd TAF Air Marshall Coningham.

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Christmas card produced by 2nd TAF Welfare. Front of the card is coloured pale blue, has the R.AF crest, and in white writing it has 2nd Tactical Air Force, Royal Air Force, Christmas 1944 and a sprig of holly.
Inside is a colour drawing showing the…

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Two photographs,first one, formal pose in four rows in front of an aircraft, captioned Odiham 1944. Second again formal pose in five rows, many more tradesmen, posed in front of a Spitfire captioned 'Holland 1945'. A handwritten note indicates that…

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A table showing the unit that Arthur Standivan served with, one of the Mobile Servicing teams, from when they landed in Normandy, until the end of the war in Europe.

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Card produced by the 2nd Tactical Air Force featuring the national flags and air force ensigns of the allied nations, with the words 'We saw the powers of darkness put to flight we saw the morning break'.

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An account of how the need for Operation Manna arose, how negotiations with the German accupying forces proceeded, how the operation was announced to the Dutch people and a summary of the Operation.

LValentineLD185002v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book two for Leslie Valentine, covering the period from October 1943 to 27 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and duties with 2nd Tactical Air Force communications flight. He was stationed at RAF Finmere,…

SHughesCL1334982v10003.pdf
Covers introduction, dual aspect, stations of two main types, station structure, specialised services, non-operational stations, control of stations in operational commands, bomber, fighter command, 2nd T.A.F., coastal, amendments and questions.

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A newspaper cutting describing a night operation by Mosquitoes on the Ruhr followed by USAAF day bombing. Attacks were also made on Berlin and the Gestapo building in Copenhagen.
On the reverse are adverts.

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A card signed by Air Marshal Arthur Coningham, thanking the friends and relatives of the Second Tactical Air Force for sustaining them in their part in the victory in Europe.

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2nd Tactical Air Force Christmas card with seven signatures. Captioned '137. Wing. Photographic S.H.Q. Vitry en Artois.'

Artwork inside card depicting Allied advance in western europe from D Day.

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Photograph 1 is of non-commissioned officers supervising children at a Christmas Party, captioned 'Christmas Party for the children of Vitroy [sic] en Artois and surrounding villages, in the village hall, Vitroy [sic] en Artois, given by R.A.F. 137…

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Photograph 1 is the crew of the B-25.
Photograph 2 is the crew of the B-25 adding the letters 100 to the aircraft's nose art.
Photograph 3 is a group of airmen round the nose of the aircraft. They are captioned '226 Sqd, 1st Mitchell A/C to…

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of General Eisenhower being shown round a display of photographs. Captioned 'R.A.F. Hartford Bridge. 137 Wing, 2nd T.A.F. 17. April 1944.
General Dwight Eisenhower. Supreme Commander. W/C North 137 Wing
A.V.M. Basil…

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of groups of airmen and officers meeting General Eisenhower. There are photographic displays on boards. A dog is present.
Captioned 'Visit of the Supreme Commander Alied [sic] Forces. General Dwight Eisenhower. R.A.F.…

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Page entitled 'RAF Hartford Bridge, 11 March 1944'
Photograph 1 is of six airmen officers and a woman. The airmen are standing at attention. Behind is an Anson. Captioned 'Rt Hon Mrs Sinclair.'
Photograph 2 is of three airmen officers walking past…

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Lawrence Penn grew up in Australia and worked as a bank clerk before he volunteered for the Air Force. He flew 40 operations as a pilot with 226 Squadron. After the war he had his own air taxi company and also flew for Qantas.

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Photograph 1 is of Russ Johnstone in airman's uniform standing by a gate outside a church, it is captioned 'Russ Johnstone (Nav)'. Photograph 2 is a head and shoulders photograph of Syd Marshall. Cutting 1 describes a large operation heading to…
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