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42 airmen in tropical gear sitting on and in front of a Spitfire, submitted with caption; 'John Franklin (seated 5th left) 28 Sqn Burma 1945'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Cigarette lighter mounted on a wooden base with model Spitfire on brass rod.

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Top - air-to-air view of six Lancasters in echelon formation with clouds in the background. All have light paint scheme.
Bottom left - ground to air view of formation of 12 Spitfires followed by one six Mosquito aircraft . Building bottom right.…

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A Lancaster (PA474 operated by the Battle of Britain Memorial flight) with squadron letters KM (44 Squadron) leads a Hurricane on nearside and three spitfires (one in photo reconnaissance camouflage) on far side. Below are town buildings and open…

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Ground to air view of formation of twelve Spitfires flying towards bottom left followed by six Mosquitoes. Part of a building bottom left.

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Young girl wearing skirt and jacket sitting in front of a Spitfire on display at Trafalgar Square. In the background multi-storey buildings, one with Bovril and BOAC advertisement.

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Head on view of a Spitfire at low level taken over an airfield,

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes from RAF Finningley about his life including the bad weather. He describes a recent incident where, due to the weather, a Hampden was shot at by a Spitfire by mistake and the…

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A stamp-label printed in 1995 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of R J Mitchell. It features a side profile of his head, a colour image of a Spitfire and, behind, a blueprint of a Supermarine S.6B.

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APercivalRA161006.mp3
Robert Percival was the son of a Second World War pilot and so grew up with an interest in aviation. His application to join the RAF as aircrew was not successful so he chose the engineering / technician route in to the service. He was seconded to…

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1. Title 'To lead wing at 21'. Relates to wartime history of Wing Commander Paddy Finucane. Handwritten note explains his death and that Ian Wynn was his engineer. 2. Title 'Brought Together'. Relates the meeting of Kathleen Harvey and Kathleen Wynn…

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Betty Hedges grew up in South London in the final years before the war and she recalls a happy childhood. She describes a close family and community life where the children played unworried in the streets and she talks about the games they played and…

LMathersRW55201v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Ronald Mathers covering the period from 1 October 1944 to 24 February 1948. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and duties with 35 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Swinderby, RAF Finningley, RAF Hullavington,…

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This interviewee was working at Chatham dockyard before he was accepted by the RAF as a mechanic. He then remustered as a flight engineer which fulfilled his hopes to be accepted as aircrew. While waiting for a place on the training course at St…

LDeytrikhA1381508v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Andrew Deytrikh, covering the period from 20 February 1944 to 15 October 1950. Detailing his flying training, operational flying and test flying. He was stationed at RAF Hornchurch, RAF North Weald, RAF Bognor, RAF…

LDeytrikhA1381508v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Andrew Deytrikh, covering the period from 20 May 1941 to 1 February 1944. Detailing his flying training and operational flying. He was stationed at RAF Brough, RAF Montrose, RAF Grangemouth, RAF Portreath, RAF Zeals, RAF…

MMolloyS[Ser#-DoB]-160212-01.pdf
Contains photographs, silhouettes and drawings of British, American and Russian aircraft, showing dimensions, armament, armour plate or glass, and position of fuel tanks. Tables set out aircraft capabilities, including range and bomb loads.

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Four spitfires parked on dispersal. A fifth aircraft is parked behind with no propeller. In the background buildings. On the reverse 'Spits, Biggin Hill'

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Seven pilots sitting in armchairs in front with fifteen standing behind, wearing a variety of uniform, all in front of a Spitfire. On the reverse '91 Squadron?'.

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Photograph of model Spitfire with feline head nose art and squadron letters 'RE'. On the reverse '20-7-44, Spitfire, Top speed 400 MPH, 2 x 20mm cannon, 4 x 303 m/guns. 1934-1944'.

MCluettAV1209046-150515-13.pdf
Detailed descriptions of the workings of Bristol, Boulton Paul and Fraser Nash turrets. Procedures for gun harmonisation of Hurricane, Typhoon, Beaufighter, P-51 and Spitfire

MCluettAV120946-150515-15.pdf
Royal Air Force notebook for workshop and laboratory records containing a large number of hand drawn wartime cartoons including aircraft caricatures. On the cover '547557 AC2 Johnson' and '1209046 LAC Cluett 1940'.

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Top left - five pilots wearing flying helmets with goggles or peaked cap gather round a briefing officer all looking at a map. Captioned 'Being briefed'. Top right - five pilots wearing flying helmets with goggles or peaked cap gather round a…

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Top left - a road runs from bottom then curves left to a river bridge with buildings beyond. In the background, low hills. Captioned 'River Jordan at the border'. Top centre - two airmen in shorts but no shirts sitting outside a tent. Captioned…
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