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  • Tags: Women’s Auxiliary Air Force

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A group of airmen and an airwoman arranged in front of a hangar. On the reverse is handwritten 'Nav Section Waddington'.

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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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Third of David Geach's diaries describing his service & personal life training as an Air Bomber in Canada. He describes his ground & flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local Canadian towns and New York. He details train…

YGeachDG1394781v3.pdf
Second of David Geach's diaries, describing his training for aircrew at Kingstown, Heaton Park, Hastings and Harrogate until his embarkation to Canada on the Queen Mary. Covers the period from 20 June 1942 to 7 October 1942.

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Fourth of David Geach's diaries describing the final part of his training in Canada. He writes of his service and personal life training as an air bomber. He describes his ground and flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local…

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Ken and Margaret (his eventual wife) standing by a road sign to Troutbeck in the Lake District.

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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'.

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

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Jocelyn “Joyce” Strawford standing with Sergeant Arthur Long. They are both in uniform. They are in a garden just outside a porch in front of a house.

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Writes about exams and passing. Mentions leave possibility and church parade. Speculates over embarkation and writes of being re-equipped.

Starts writing about a friend's experience of a bombing raid on Bath but then breaks off. Resumes to write…

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Bill is at the Receiving Centre in London. He writes that he has had a good Sunday with going to a Baptist Chapel and being invited for tea by the pastor and meeting up with another cadet - 'I can say my first Sunday in the RAF has been splendid'. …

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Writes of insect bite and catches up with family news.

Excited that cadets now have own mess and, although not popular with the ground crew, aircrew need a special diet. Food is now much better and describes meals. Writes of flight up to near…

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Bill writes home describing saying goodbye to everyone at the chapel, his experience of Christmas 1941 and the antics of his fellow cadets. He writes 'Christmas in the RAF seems to be summed up in the one word "BOOZE"'. He didn't join in at all but…

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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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