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John Harrison grew up in Yorkshire and worked in the Civil Service before joining the Royal Air Force at 18. After training, he flew operations as a mid-upper gunner with 106 Squadron from RAF Metheringham before being shot down over Leipzig and…

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Ron Tomlin grew up in Birmingham and was an apprentice carpenter before working in a munitions factory. He volunteered for the Air Force at 18, and after training, flew operations as a bomb aimer with 10 Squadron. His aircraft was forced to ditch in…

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Ron Hemsworth was born in Peterborough and founded a model flying club with a friend. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He flew operations as an air gunner with 76 Squadron from RAF Linton on Ouse. His aircraft was shot down on an operation to…

BGriffinDAJGriffinDAJv1.pdf
Writes of his last operation in a Halifax when his aircraft was shot down and exploded killing all the other members of the crew. Describes journey to camp and being in Frankfurt while it is under bombing attack. Continues with description of life as…

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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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Richard Curnock was born in Grantham and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He achieved the rank of warrant officer and served in 425 Squadron. Richard tells of how he followed his two older brothers into the services, and his time serving in the…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-08.pdf
Includes: editorial matters; our sketch club; official reports from camps; the letters they write home; pictures of camp life; groups from the camps; exam results; when they come back; the brighter side; parcels greet repatriates; how they help…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-11.pdf
Includes editorial matter; a message to relatives from the Archbishop of York (C F Garbett); official reports from the camps; the letters they write home; groups from the camps; do parcels really get there? how they help (fundraising at home); mail…

BHiltonPHiltonPv1.pdf
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…

BWhiteheadTWhiteheadTv1.pdf
Belonging to Sergeant Tom Whitehead, B.P.O.W. 1051, Stalag Luft 6. Contains newspaper cutting with news of Tom Whitehead as prisoner of war. Main dates of events and locations from shoot down to liberation. Includes a poem 'Joe', cartoon, diet sheet,…

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A group of men in various states of dress, some as jockeys, some topless arranged in front of a hut with 'Totalisator' on it.

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Three men dressed as a cheerleader, Uncle Sam and a Nurse. They are watched by a group of men, mostly topless. Behind are two huts.

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Three rows of men dressed in a variety of American fancy dress. There are cowboys, Native Americans, a man dressed as Uncle Sam, men dressed as sportswomen. The front row is seated, the middle row standing and the back row standing on a raised…

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Group of men in fancy dress. In the front row is a man dressed as a woman in Welsh national costume, a man dressed as an elegant woman and a jockey. One of the group is wearing his airman's uniform. Many of the spectators are topless. Behind is a…

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A group of men dressed in long johns, scarves and balaclavas. They are marching in a line and playing a drum and wind instruments. In the background are groups of spectators.

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Group of men dressed as jockeys, maharajahs, Uncle Sam and ladies. They are arranged loosely in two rows, the front row is the four jockeys and they are kneeling. The rest are standing behind.

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Group of men dressed as Native Americans and a cowboy standing in front of a teepee. There are several spectators and a hut further behind.

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A group of men dressed as jockeys arranged in two rows. Behind is a hut.

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Group of men arranged round a table with a board and markers. Most of the men are topless.

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Group of men seated and standing outside a house decorated as a Maori hut. They are mainly topless and are wearing Maori headbands. One man seated at the front has a guitar and another is holding a long spear. A group of spectators is watching.

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A procession of men in fancy dress. They are wearing long johns, a knotted scarf round their middle, no top and a balaclava. In the background is the teepee and decorations on the ends of huts. All watched by many spectators.

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The jockey with the letter'M' on his chest is standing beside a large model horse. On the right is a spectator. Behind is a large group of spectators beside a hut.

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Horses and jockeys lined up at the start of the race. There are several hobby horses and two pantomime horses. On the right are two men dressed as gentlemen in suits with top hats and binoculars.

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Eight men dressed in kilts dancing on a wooden platform. They are watched by many spectators.

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Three men dressed as women on a raised platform. A fourth man in shorts stands beside them. They are watched by many spectators.
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