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Front quarter view drawing of Lancaster in bank to port with clouds in the background.

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Sergeant Bird's crew award for the best photographs for August 1944. The artwork comprises a drawing of a Wellington with Bird and his crew, Boulton, Bentley, Dean and Beckett named below, set against a circular ribbon with the words: 'THE BEST…

MLeadbetterJ163970-160421-20.pdf
A newsletter produced by the No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School, Picton, Ontario. It contains stories, mini-biographies of station personnel, poems, reviews of Picton cafes, a pantomime, news and views, sport and entertainment and cartoons.

MFordTA1585520-170411-15.pdf
This edition covers an Editorial, poems, the padres notes, romantic fiction, a car chase in London, a list of expenditure of the station's social funds, recollections of flying in the Great War, Christmas stories, Officers Mess gossip, a story about…

MNealeETH1395951-150731-082.pdf
A magazine produced by the 42 Air School, South Africa. News, articles, jokes and cartoons about airmen at the school.

MRoyallGL1801494-220420-02.pdf
Magazine of 48 Air School, South Africa. On the front cover is written: '1801494 LAC ROYALL G.L. 27/6/43'. The magazine contains articles of local and war news, a description of what life is currently like in Britain, photographs of key personnel at…

MRoyallGL1801494-220420-03.pdf
Magazine of 48 Air School, South Africa. Contains articles on local news, letters of thanks, entertainment, keeping fit, sports reports and results, poems, personal experiences in the RAF, sketches showing life at RAF Woodbrook, South African…

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A Christmas and New Year card to Jim from Danny. The card is printed for 52 (L) Dicion BAOR and has a saltire herald crest with 'Mountain' underneath. On the reverse is a Heraldic Map showing the training and active service of the 52nd (L) Division…

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Song about flying an operation to be sung to the tune of "Lili Marleen". Captioned 'I wrote the words to "Lilli Marlene" [sic] whilst at 100 Squadron in 1943'.

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Postcard front with colour artwork of a Whitley flying over a river with factories either side and fire on the near bank. Anti-aircraft fire bursts around aircraft. Titled 'Whitley bomber'. On the reverse a small 75 Squadron crest and text 'No 75…

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Top - Christmas card with b/w photograph of a Spitfire on left side with note 'To my greatest friend, yours, Ted'. On the right side seasons greetings and a note of best wishes to 'Vic'.
Bottom - postcard with colour artwork of a Whitley flying over…

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Artwork of a Wellington from below with two Spitfires behind over snow covered landscape. On the reverse 'Vickers Wellington bomber and Spitfires, after the original by Albert Kaye'.

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Photograph of a head and shoulders painting of a Royal Air Force officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet, medal ribbons including Victoria Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross and bar, pathfinder badge, and peaked cap. Captioned 'Painted by Arnold…

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Sketch of a Lancaster with engines running. Underneath 'Spezia, 18/19-4-43, Sgt Madgett, Sgt Robinson, Sgt Palk, Sgt Bradley, Sgt Wakefield, Sgt Barker, Sgt Souter'. Signed by AOC. Supplied with caption ' Sketch of Lancaster by P/O A. Pollen drawn to…

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A commemorative drawing of a Lancaster on the ground with its engines running. Below is written: 'MILAN 44 SQUADRON 14/15 FEBRUARY 1943' and below that: 'F/LT WALKER, F/SGT WARD, F/SGT CHARNOCK, SGT GOLDSMITH, SGT HUBBARD, SGT DAVIES.' It is signed…

ALastRR151125.mp3
Ronald Last grew up in Dorset and worked as an apprentice for the local Gas and Water company before volunteering for the Air Force. He attended the reception centre at Lord's Cricket Ground and describes the medical tests and inoculations recruits…

MRoyallGL1801494-220420-05.pdf
42 air school magazine. Articles, cartoons, artwork, club information, sports news, poems, advertisements, editor, padre, news from other stations in southern Africa, weddings and births, sports results.

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12 Cartoons of various types of airmen encountered in the RAF.
The keen type, the creeping type, the – I've been in longer than you type, the very fond of his tapes type, the couldn't care less type, the roll on demob type, the line shooting type,…

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A P-38 crashes in flames near a canal which is bordered by vegetation. Four other aircraft are visible in the sky amongst bursts of anti-aircraft fire.

Label reads “121”; signed by the author; caption reads “13 LUGLIO 1944. Cacciabombardiere…

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The ruins of buildings and industrial plants in Munich are silhouetted against a wall of flames and smoke. At the top of the frame, a portion of blue sky appears to be full of aircraft, some of them crashing in flames. Anti-aircraft batteries, a…

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An exchange of salvos is taking place between three Regia Marina vessels and seven Royal Navy ships crossing a calm sea. Plumes of black smoke are billowing out of the funnels. Shell splashes are occurring around the Italian ships.

Label reads…

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A fire is raging on the deck of the Espero. Explosions send large amounts of water shooting up into the sky. A second vessel, engulfed in flames and smoke, is visible in the background.

Label reads “8”; signed by the author; caption reads…

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A Royal Navy vessel exchanges salvos with an enemy ship in the distance. Both are engulfed in flames and plumes of smoke. Shells are exploding in the water near both vessels.

Label reads “9”; signed by the author; caption reads “(3) … Ed…

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The destroyer Espero is sinking rapidly in a rough sea. Its stern is raised high into the air, exposing the rudder and propeller, whilst the bow is already submerged. Flames and smoke are engulfing the bridge. A lifeboat with survivors is visible on…

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The badly damaged operations room of destroyer Espero, with a gaping hole in the ship's side and pieces of machinery engulfed in smoke. Five men are visible in total, three officers dressed in white uniforms and two seamen in blue with red stripes…
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