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Relates early life and employment before the war. Was RAF reserve and was called up at beginning of the war. Mentions training including operational training unit before joining 9 Squadron. Includes letter describing in some detail his first…

Inscribed to 'A.C.2. 1061081. Tom McMahon' and including a message from the King to all serving in the forces and 'all people engaged in the defence of the realm'. The Royal Air Force emblem, with motto 'Per Adua Ad Astra', is imprinted on the front…

Alan writes that he has received a parcel from his parents. He is being kept busy. There is plenty of sport and he has been to communion. He asks for a compass set, ruler, clean rags and pyjamas. The food in the mess is very good.

Alan apologises for not having written for a while. He has been trying, without success, to arrange bed and breakfast for his parents. They have had a visit from Canon Swan who has been lecturing on practical Christianity.

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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…

Certificate recording Bob Butler's baptism at St Paul's , Carlton on 'August 23 1914', signed by the Rector.


Document for a commemoration day in Schiermonnikoog. Names mentioned: Mr and Mrs Feijes, Mr Rutherford, Nina van Leur, Iris Schut, Ambrosius Feijes.

Programme for commemoration in Schiermonnikoog. Head and shoulders photograph of Flight Sergeant Kenneth Rutherford in uniform and full length photograph of Ambrosius Feijes in uniform at the helm of a ship.

Order of service for a memorial service conducted at sea. Head and shoulders photograph of Flight Sergeant Kenneth Rutherford, 935212, in uniform on the front cover together with 15 signatures ('Jacqui Whitehead' and 14 indecipherable). Border of…

Raymond in the centre of a procession holding a cross.


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Miscellaneous papers from Bob's service in the RAAF.
Includes copies of his identity cards, certificate of service and discharge and a cartoon about the role of the observer.

A document from the church with details of the church service. It includes messages about the war.


A postcard of the First Baptist Church, Thomaston, Georgia. On the reverse is a message from AB Hawkes.

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The article gives a brief resume of Frank's life. He worked as a councillor for Barnet but joined up despite his commitment to pacifism.

A memorial card presented on Frank's baptism.


Reports that two of their flock, including Mr Russell Luxton and J R Flaxman had made ultimate sacrifice and Mr C Lambert was missing. Gives some biographical details and describes activities for J R Luxton and Jimmy Flaxman.

Cover and inside page with inscription to Russel Luxton. Cover has cypher for King George VI.


Samuel asks Arthur to attend the Confirmation of a fellow prisoner of war.

Titled "Here are your allies" the booklet highlights Italy's alliance of with a harsh and hypocrite regime. It provides short bios and photos of key Nazi leaders, condemns antisemitism, denounces Nazi massacres and the oppression of religion, and…

Notes kept in a bible.

A group of men from an advanced Kittyhawk fighter bomber wing at a service held by RAAF Padre Squadron Leader R Davies. Some men are seated on benches but most are on the concrete. In the foreground is an Alsatian. In the background are Australian…

Peter was born in Erdington, Birmingham. He joined the RAF and was trained at the Empire Air Training School in Canada. He re-mustered as a navigator and was with 49 Squadron for a short time. Peter then joined 106 Squadron and did a tour of 34…

A booklet of prayers. It is annotated 'Thornhill. CE'.

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The front page of a prayer book complete with a newspaper cutting about the sea war in the Far East.

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