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Two photographs of Sunderlands. Page captioned 'No 95 Squadron R.A.F. Gibraltar, Malta, Freetown, Bathurst, Dakar, Port Ettienne'. First photgraph captioned 'Archimedes II EJ144, A for Able my boat for 12 months "Port Ettienne" Sahara desert May…

PEllamsG16030008.jpg
First photograph of sunken Stirling captioned, 'Salvage, No 204 squadron aircraft crash, Bathhurst, B.W.Africa.'. Second is of damaged Sunderland captioned, 'Pranged, landed with wing and tail damage No 95 Squadron 1943'.

LDickerAHG18112199v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for A H G Dicker, covering the period from 4 July 1944 to 30 April 1953. Detailing his flying training, post war duties with 205 squadron, 52 squadron, 203 squadron and instructor…

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Top - distant view of a biplane twin engine bomber parked outside hangars.
Bottom left - front quarter view of a Martin Baker MB2 aircraft on ground with two men on port wing.
Bottom right - front quarter view of a Sunderland parked outside a…

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LHollisAN124522v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Arthur Norman Hollis, covering the period from 12 December 1941 to 3 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Clewiston, RAF Little…

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A certificate awarded to Richard Vipond allowing him to service certain parts of a Sunderland.

ANewtonJL[Date]-01.mp3
Jack Newton joined the RAF in 1938. He trained as an air gunner and was posted to 12 Squadron at RAF Binbrook. Just before midnight on the 5th of August 1941 Jack and his crew set off for Cologne. They were attacked by a night fighter. One engine was…

LMooreD1603117v1.pdf
Flying log book for D Moore, navigator, covering the period from 5 June 1943 to 13 June 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying with 52 Squadron and civilian flying with Silver City Airlines. He…

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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Describes events leading up to and including Jack Newton's last operation before crash landing in Belgium. Lists his crew and gives account of their attempts at evasion, meeting with Belgian helpers, moving to various safe houses and Jack Newton's…

LEllamsG49286v1.pdf
Flying log book for George Ellams covering the period from 10 January 1942 to 30 June 1967. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Also contains photographs and various RAF documents relating to his service, ranks, proficiency and…

LAlgarHKM1801102v2.pdf
Flying log book for navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunner, flight engineers for H K M Algar, Navigator, covering the period from 6 April 1954 to 12 June 1959. Detailing his flying duties with 36 squadron, bombing trials unit, royal aircraft…

ABlackhamCP161023.mp3
Philip Blackham became an apprentice engineer at Diesel engine company Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day, of which he became a sales manager post war. He served in the Home Guard becoming a driver, then he enrolled in summer 1940 with initial training at…

AJacksonDM171130.mp3
David Jackson tells of his father, Norman Jackson VC, born in Ealing, London in 1919 and who worked in an engineering company when the war broke out. After initially trying to join the navy, he then joined the RAF and classified as a fitter on…

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Frank Saunston joined the ATC in 1941 and then the RAF in 1942. He worked as a transport driver at RAF Peplow and then as a forklift driver at RAF Methwold on the bomb dump. Describes his role and his duties and gives details regarding the bombs…

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George Crooks was an apprentice electrician before volunteering for the Royal Air Force at the age of eighteen. After his training he served as an armourer with 50 Squadron at RAF Swinderby and later RAF Skellingthorpe. He later worked experimenting…

AWarrenH160325.mp3
Interview in which he describes joining the RAF in 1938 and worked as ground crew. After training in Canada, he became a flight engineer and worked on Sunderlands flying from RAF Greenock.

AWarrenHJ160506.mp3
Continuing of interview with H J Warren. Includes descriptions of encountering submarines when flying from RAF Greenock.

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Jack Simmonds was the son of an RAF serviceman. As a result his childhood was spent moving around a great deal including a few years in Egypt. He joined the RAF and began training as a pilot. He joined 51 Squadron as a Whitley pilot at RAF Dishforth…
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