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Author (probably Roy J de Niese) gives some information on recruitment and training of Ceylonese volunteers for the RAF. Includes his recruitment and initial training in Ceylon, travel to Great Britain, enlistment, elementary flying training and…

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Lists of Ceylonese in three batches and miscellaneous arrivals who volunteered for and joined the RAF with some details of their service. Includes b/w photograph of Sergeant Rex De Silva in 1943.

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12 airmen arranged in two rows in front of wooden huts.

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Maurice and Pete seated in a barbers with two assistants posing for their photographs. On the reverse 'Haircut time for Pete and Maurice in Albany'.

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35 men and two women arranged in four rows. On the front each man is captioned with name and rank.

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Top left - a group of native Americans and a horse in front of Tipis.
Top right - two native Americans with two horses in front of tipis.
Bottom - view of line of tipis with cars and crows of people on left.
Captioned 'Indians Calgary Stampede…

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Left - postcard showing a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman in uniform on left and a native American with full regalia on right. Captioned 'Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Blackfoot Indian Chief'.
Bottom - group of airmen wearing greatcoats and…

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Top - a group of native Americans in full regalia riding horses down a street with buildings on left and mountain in the distance behind. Captioned 'Indians in Banff'.
Bottom - view of distant snow covered mountain. Captioned 'Banff'.

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Top left - a formation of men marching in front of single story barrack blocks.
Top middle - one single story house with cars parked in the drive.
Top right - a women wearing striped dress standing on open ground with trees to the left.
Bottom…

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Figures standing praying at a high stone wall. Captioned 'The Jews "Wailing Wall"'.

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Hazel Carby discusses her father Carl's early life in Jamaica, his experiences training in Canada and serving as aircrew in the RAF, and how he and his family were treated in London in the post war period.

She also discusses her research into her…

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Three airmen wearing khaki uniform with half brevet, shorts and side cap sitting on a stand with an African man alongside.

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Ralph Ottey was born in Jamaica in 1924. Brought up by his grandparents, he describes his education and family hopes that he would become a teacher. He left school at 16 and a half but was too young to attend teaching college so worked for his uncle…

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11 airmen arranged in two rows. One man is in civilian clothes. Pat Norton is in the second row, second from the right.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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Two half-length portraits of Pat Norton in uniform with Trinidad flash. One with bomb aimer's brevet the other with an observer brevet.

These items were sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are…

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Pat Norton seated holding a portrait of himself in uniform with observers brevet.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

MSaundersA[DoB]-171003-01.pdf
A document written as a Summer Project whilst Aidan was at school. She discusses their early years after her grandparents got married in London. During the war the family moved to Wales for safety.
After the war John, possibly her brother, became a…

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Roy was evacuated four times.
The first to Isleham and he was accompanied by his maternal grandparents and Alan from next door. There was no electricity, water or sewerage in the farmhouse. Gas was installed but never used. Lighting was by paraffin…

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A group of 12 men arranged in two rows in front of an aircraft. On the reverse each man is named.

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Three items from an album.
Item 1 is a photo of a native Canadian standing and wearing traditional costume.
Item 2 is a train ticket from Rivers to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Item 3 is a train ticket from Rivers to Winnipeg.

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Group of airmen with nine NCOs and a single officer in the second row. Submitted with caption 'Caribbean airman at an RAF base'.

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Two cuttings referring to RAF Neepawa.
Item 1 shows a Tiger Moth, a ground crew woman and two airmen.
Item 2 is an article about local businesses supporting the RAF. It also describes Commonwealth and British pilots.

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First of George Ellams wearing topee with palm trees in the background, captioned 'First tour May 1942'.
Second is of George Ellams and with Abu Kamara, captioned 'No 95 Squadron R.A.F. Station Jui, Freetown, B.W. Africa, Abu Kamara and self'.…

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18 images from a photo album.
Photo 1 is a group of locals at the side of a road. Behind are mountains.
Photo 2 is a group of locals with horses. Behind are mountains.
Photo 3 is seven servicemen on horses.
Photo 4 is men and women on…
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