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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…

Bernard Bell was a child in Scunthorpe during the war.

Ray Parke trained as a flight engineer. During a training flight the pilot wanted to get back to base as soon as possible because he had a date but they were flying a Stirling. The pilot made an error on landing and the wheel stayed in the ditch and…

An extract including a description of being invited by Dr. Whitelaw to a mansion for Christmas dinner and playing snooker. Accompanied by the words of the song 'White Christmas'.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital…

Rex was born in Toronto Canada in 1924 and grew up there, at aged 18 in 1942 he joined the RCAF as aircrew. He initially started training as the second member of a Mosquito crew but was later changed to Wireless Operator/Air Gunner and having…

A book about Turner Field with photographs and text. It covers all aspects of the airfield and the staff working there.

16 members of an airmen's band playing on stage.

A stall set up with an Aunt Sally game. It is decorated with RAF roundels and wings and the words 'Can you drop 'em?' Try it'.

Four photographs from Microphone Mania.
#1 Eight members of the cast of a musical.
On the reverse 'Cast of "Microphone Mania" produced at Khormaksar - 1935 by No 8 (B) Sqd'. ER Abbott is fourth from the right wearing a blazer.
#2 There is a second…

#1 A scene from the play with Cleopatra, Ladies in Waiting and Heralds. On the reverse 'Cleopatra - Slaves - Ladies in Waiting & Heralds. Boat night 1934'.
#2 Cleopatra and her entourage are seated with "Nero" and his guard. On the reverse 'Roman…

The stage set for Cleopatra's Court. On the reverse 'The stage (by day) setting for Cleopatra's Court'.

Six men working on a small stage. Two men sitting at a table. On the reverse 'Open Air Concert (Stage) August 1934. You should have seen the bottles on the tables at 10pm.'

A group of men playing Huckers (Ludo). On the reverse 'Hucker's (Ludo) Championship Xmas 1934'.

Two men running an Aunt Sally stall. One is dressed as a woman. On the reverse 'Stall at the Khormaksar Fair. No 8 (B) Sqd 1934'.

A rocking box for children at a fair. On the reverse 'The fair at "Crater" (Organised by "8" Sqd: for Jubilee Celebrations)'.

A park built for the 8 Squadron Fair.
On the reverse ' "Swings" "Dizzy or revolving House" & Helter Skelter. 8 Sqd: Fair 1934'.

Advertisement for concert by BBC theatre orchestra with Malcuzynski on piano.

Polish pianist's Nottingham recital. An account of a recital in Nottingham by Malcuzynski for the Polish Air Force Association.

He has not been busy. They went to the YMCA at Holme on Spalding. He has been to see a film, Flying Fortress and Murder Ring.

Audrey left school at 14 and began work as a clerical assistant for a tailoring firm in Leeds, then moving into furniture sales.
Audrey was 23 when the war started and was conscripted on 15 December 1942 electing to join the Women's Auxiliary Air…
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