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head and shoulders portrait of Jean Smith from her left side, in uniform, smiling, inscribed ’With love Jean 1943’.

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Wanda Szuwalska and her groom, on their wedding day. Both are in uniform, Wanda has a small bouquet.

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Wanda Szuwalska and her groom kneeling before a priest on their wedding day.

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Black and white landscape group photograph of several airmen and airwomen gathered in a group photograph, some sitting, some standing taken with a Nissan hut in the background, Wanda Szuwalska at the front centre of photograph is holding a bouquet.

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RAF Form 1304 issued to Wanda Gawel. Discharged on compassionate grounds.

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Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

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A portrait of Sylvia Trapp

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A head a shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp and her husband. Both are in uniform, he has a bomb aimer brevet.

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A portrait of Sylvia Trapp in uniform.

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Muriel Blake kneeling on the ground with three civilian men standing behind her. On the reverse 'Armstrong Sidley[sic] Mech RAF Mepal 1944'.

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28 airwomen arranged in three rows. Initial Training Course, 1944. Muriel is third from right in the back row. On the reverse 'RAF Wilmslow Training Camp'.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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Muriel Blake's diary with only entries from 6 March to 19th.

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Twenty two Royal Air Force and Woman's Auxiliary Air Force members of a band standing, wearing tunic uniform, in two rows. Most are holding musical instruments. In the centre of the front row are a male and a female officer standing behind a pile of…

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Three women, one sitting in front and the other two kneeling and standing behind all with hands on shoulders of the one in front of them. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Two prints of an image of nineteen service personnel including airmen and four members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force sitting and standing in two rows in front of a Mosquito. In the background trees. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'.…

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Forty two members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force sitting and standing in four rows. A male RAF Officer is sitting in the middle of the second row up. In the background a wooden hut with two windows.

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William Brooker's service. His crew was transferred from Swinderby Heavy Conversion Unit to 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington.
He names the crew and describes their roles, including the ground crews, details the activities before an operation, and…

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Head and shoulders of a nurse titled 'Senior Flight Sister Margaret Kirkham on duty aboard a Hastings aircraft'.

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John Blair and six airmen and airwomen in various sportswear, one holding a trophy. Caption: 'John as part of an RAF sports team.'

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Eight RAF personnel, seven in flying gear (8th is a WAAF) standing beside an aircraft, John Blair is on far left. Caption: 'The Crew before take-off, in front of their Halifax bomber, 1945.'

Photograph has been double exposed [film failed to…

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A member of the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force kneeling in snow with two dogs either side of her. In the background a two story building with gabled windows. Reported as Leonard Cheshire's poodle Simon (on the right) with Kitty McQuillan WAAF (later…

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Three waitresses standing on a lawn. In front of them sits a white poodle, (Leonard Cheshire's dog Simon). In the background trees and to the right a building. On the reverse 'Kitty McQuillan. WAAF waitress. After war, came to Le Court married Henry…

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Four women sitting on a lawn. The middle two are in air force uniform and the end two in waitress dress. In the background a two story Tudor period building with many windows. On the reverse 'Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, officers' mess 617 squadron,…

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Four women sitting on a lawn. Two in the middle in air force uniform. In the background a large two story Tudor building with tree behind. Taken at rear of Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, between 25/10/1943-12/07/1944. Additional information about this…

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Three Women's Auxiliary Air Force waitresses with Simon the poodle in front on a lawn with a two story building on the right behind. In the backgroaund trees. Taken in the grounds of Petwood hotel, Woodhall Spa. Central woman is Kitty McQuillan…
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