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Group of five, the four women in uniform, the man in civilian clothes. Margaret is second from right. They are standing amongst grass with a boundary wall behind.

OCuthillMSFH2151005-181213-01.pdf
Records Margaret Logan's service as between 25 May 1944 and 10 October 1947.

She is described by her commanding officer as:
'A very good conscientious airwoman. Has carried out her duties in a very capable manner. Keen, willing and uses…

BCuthillMSFHCuthillMSFHv1.pdf
Margaret Cuthill's account of her time in the WAAF. At the age of 17 she volunteered for the WAAF and was enrolled as a teleprinter operator. She was sent to Wilmslow for training. After four weeks of drill and physical exercise she was posted to…

MBrookerWH[Ser#-DoB]-180402-04.Pdf
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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Formal photograph of 22 WAAFs in three rows, row of houses, hotel and larger building in background. Isabel Aitcheson fourth from right in front row. On the reverse all are named and 'Morecambe 5/10/42'.

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A notebook used by Elizabeth Humphrey during her training as an instrument technician.

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Eight WAAFs, in uniform standing in a row on a town street (two photographs).

First photograph: on reverse on post-it 'Isabella Dougall nee Aitcheson on right'. Another copy of the same photograph: on reverse, the girls christian names are listed…

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Portrait, upper torso in WAAF uniform. Written on the reverse 'Wigtown, 31/1/43'. On added post-it note 'Isabella Dougall nee Aitchison'.

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Portrait of Isabel and Andrew, upper torso, both in uniform, Andrew with sergeant's stripes and observer brevet. Written on reverse 'copy 3 pc gent only' and reference number. Printed on reverse: 'The State Studios, 581 London Road, Glasgow. S E',…

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The 40 plus staff, a mixture of airmen, airwomen, police and civilian staff, in five rows, posed in the middle of a field, wooden shed in background. On the reverse some signatures and 'William Reynolds (Bill) Top row 2 left next to man with hat.…

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A description of what happened before and during and operation. The battle order was posted, the crew checked over their aircraft, the bomb load was planned, the crew received their briefing, dinner was eaten (bacon and eggs), they dressed,…

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Bessie and eight other ground crew from 625 Squadron at RAF Binbrook, sitting on a loaded bomb trolley.

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Bride and groom are Bessie and Wally Birkby, then a sergeant with air gunner.

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Portrait of WAAF in uniform, head and shoulders, photographer Harold Moyse, Muswell Hill.

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23 individuals, mix of small number of aircrew and officers, with ground personnel of airmen and one woman. Posed in two rows, front row seated, in front of building with 35 Squadron badge signed as "Squadron HQs".

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Service and Certificate of Discharge form for Kathleen Wright, John's wife.
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