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294 squadron of Middle East Command, a search and rescue squadron.

LPrestonJC201864v1.pdf
J C Preston’s RCAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 25 November 1942 to 17 May 1946. It details training, 13 Air Search and Rescue (ASR) sorties and other duties as a pilot with 249 Squadron in the Middle East, over the eastern Mediterranean and…

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An emergency red light, designed to be attached to a life jacket to allow the wearer to be located at night. The light assembly appears to be complete and has signs of wear to the black painted components.

One image shows the item fully assembled.…

BBrabinHWBrabinHWv1.pdf
Harry joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 25 June 1942 as a wireless operator/air gunner and received his initial training in Australia before going to Canada for his trade training.

He sailed on the SS Johan Van Barneve to San Francisco and…

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Charles responded to a newspaper article for motorboat crew and joined the Royal Air Force in July 1941. He was eventually called up to Cardington and kitted out at Penarth, with an Initial Training Wing at Weston-super-Mare. From Great Yarmouth, he…

BGriffithsGGriffithsGv1.pdf
Discusses his training and service with Air Sea Rescue in Great Britain and Malta

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Terry Lloyd’s older was a wireless operator in Bomber Command and became a prisoner of war. Terry was also determined to join the RAF as aircrew. However, he was rejected due to his eyesight and served on Air Sea Rescue launches. Terry was posted…

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George served as a wireless operator on Air Sea Rescue launches.

ADoneK[Date]-01.mp3
Ken served as a wireless operator on an Air Sea Rescue launch.

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Bill Bilton served as Motorboat Crew in the Mediterranean.

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Left page: top, left and centre views of a lifeboat being dropped from a Warwick with parachutes attached.
Bottom, a lifeboat, with sails erected on the sea.
Right page; views of a lifeboat falling towards the sea with parachutes attached.

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Left page: top left and right, damage to the undercarriage of an aircraft. Middle right, aerial view of aircraft on the ground.
Bottom left and right, aerial views of an airfield, annotated '4 pages to do with Bob's work as test pilot Armaments…

BGardnerM-ManuelRWickhamHWv1.pdf
Recalls Harry's joining the RAF and describes his initial, then basic and advanced aircrew training. Follows move to operational training unit, and joining 102 Squadron flying Whitley. Mentions operations to Berlin, Stettin and Duisburg. Converted to…

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Top left - full length image of an airman wearing battledress standing in long grass with a single story hut in the background. Captioned 'Mike'.
Bottom left - three-quarter length image of an airman wearing tunic and smoking a cigarette. Trees in…

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Frank was a navigator flying Javelins from Singapore. On 3 December 1962 he and his pilot ejected from their Javelin. This signal relates the rescue activities taking place while Frank was in the jungle.

SBrennanJ1210913v20003-0008.pdf
Text for a lecture. Joined RAF as air observer in June 1941. List initial training postings, conversion to Halifax, crewing up and posting to 102 Squadron at RAF Pocklington in May 1943. Describes preparation for operations and lists 6 operations…

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Abstract collage showing outline of England, night sky with starts, an aircraft, parachute, dinghy, rescue launch and part of a face.

LPennLE413929v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for L E Penn, covering the period from 31 December 1942 to 26 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RCAF Dauphin, RCAF Pennfield Ridge, RCAF Yarmouth, RAF…

LDentJ2206473v1.pdf
Flying log book for J Dent, flight engineer, covering the period from 25 August 1944 to 8 May 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war duties with 44 Squadron, air ministry film unit and 148 Squadron. He was stationed at RAF…
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