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  • Tags: Stalag Luft 6

Includes David Joseph's service in the RAF, his training in Canada and his operations on Halifaxes at RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor and his movements after being shot down 18 March 1944 and becoming a prisoner of war.

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…

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

A circle of seven men in kilts with an eight man in the centre. They are dancing a reel on a wooden platform. There is a man playing an accordion at the side. They are watched by a large group of spectators.

A group of men dressed as Maoris are dancing outside their ceremonial hut. One man is holding a spear.

A group of 14 men dressed as women. They are dressed in a variety of clothes, skirts and dresses. They are watched by many spectators.

Four men standing on a raised platform playing accordions. There is a man seated at a piano behind them. In the foreground are stools for spectators. There are five men standing around.

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.

A line up of jockeys and their hobby horses ready to start. A man with a pipe stands at the finishing post/starting position. In the background there are many seated and standing spectators.

A group of men wearing top hats. On their left is a man dressed as a native in a loin cloth. Behind are many spectators and a hut.

Five cowboys are dancing with five men dressed as cowgirls. They are dancing on the wooden platform and are being watched by many spectators.

A man in kilt, uniform top and beret dances a sword dance over two crossed swords. He is dancing on the wooden platform and is watched by many spectators. There is an accordionist providing music. There are numbers on boards.

A man in top hat and tails but without trousers is with a man dressed as an elegant lady. He is wearing a sash with writing on and is carrying a handbag. There are three other men dressed casually in shirts and shorts. They are standing in front of…

A group of eight men in kilts and uniform tops. Another man is kneeling in front of them in full uniform. At the side are two men dressed as women in short dresses.

A group of 12 men, some dressed in kilts and uniform tops are standing and sitting round a table with a tartan blanket. The wall of the hut has been made to look like a mud hut and the roof has straw to make it looked thatched. On the roof is a…

A steward is walking with his arms out-stretched, behind a horseman is walking, led by a jockey. There are many spectators and a hut behind

A group of men dressed as cowboys and Native Americans arranged in two rows, one standing, one kneeling or seated. Behind are many spectators and on their left a man in a kilt.

30 men arranged in three rows. One row is crossed leg, one kneeling and the third standing. Two are dressed as nurses, three have crests on their tee shirts, three have 'BBC' on their tee shirts, one man in a large hat and one man in a uniform.

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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