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ENorthWAStrongJ451031.pdf
Alan thanks her for two letters. He is missing her. He describes flying through cloud canyons.
He describes trips to Bocholt, Germany and Orleans.

ALloydT[Date]-01.mp3
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…

AHaynesE[Date]-01.mp3
He served at the Marine Aircraft Research Establishment

AGriffithsG[Date]-01.mp3
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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Left page: top left, invitation to Flying Officer R V Keeling DFC and Mrs Keeling to the wedding of Alice Sharpley and John Keeling.
Top right, six wedding guests including a man and woman in uniform at at Boswell House, North Elkington.
Middle…

SKeelingRV82689v10032.jpg
Left page: top, the Luftpost, numbers 10 and 18.
Middle, left report of an aircraft landing on a car.
Middle centre, woman holding a baby, reports of engagements and births of babies.
Bottom left, report of the death of Lieutenant Geoffrey William…

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v670002.mp3
Bertie Salvage joined the RAF in 1939 as an apprentice and initially began his technical training at RAF Cranwell before training was transferred to RAF Halton and also shortened because of the start of the Second World War. Bertie was present when…

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v530002.mp3
Terry Hodson was conscripted to the RAF towards the end of the Second World War. He started in the airfield construction team doing work as and when needed. He was involved in preparing the area in London for the Victory Parade. He left the RAF…

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v370002.mp3
John Bell completed a tour as a bomb aimer with 619 Squadron. The crew decided they would like to continue flying and so volunteered to join 617 Squadron. They were interviewed by Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire and accepted on to the squadron. When…

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v280003.mp3
Ernie Groeger volunteered for the RAF in 1940 while working at a textile firm. He undertook training to be an armourer and was posted to 97 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. Over time he developed ill health and he was discharged from the RAF on health…

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v250002.mp3
Wilf Keyte joined the RAF in 1937 and was based with maintenance units. He was posted to Scampton and Henlow where he worked with the Queen Bee missile unit. He was then posted in charge of stores to the Orkneys and then RAF Swinderby. Wilf was then…

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v220002.mp3
Kathleen Reid worked in reserved occupation but wanted to join the RAF as a WAAF. She was initially trained as a telephonist but remustered to flight control. Duty meant staying all night in the tower to guide flights home. Then they would be…

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v110002 BellGA.mp3
George Bell grew up in Lincolnshire. He was called up to the Army and was posted to India and Burma.

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v100002.mp3
George Taplin volunteered for the RAF in 1940 and trained as an armourer. He served with 349, 342 and 226 Squadrons.

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v090002.mp3
Richard Moore served as ground crew at RAF Locking, RAF Squires Gate and RAF Wickenby.

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Ken Neve served as a runner with the Home Guard before joining the Fleet Air Arm. He was posted to RAF Henlow as an engineer.

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v060002.mp3
Anne Blood served as a WAAF at RAF Kirton in Lindsey and in Europe post war.

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A group of some 350 RAF personnel standing and sitting, on and in front of, a Lancaster. The photograph is mounted on a page, which is captioned: "SQUADRON 75 NEW ZEALAND".

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Left page: images of young children with Bob identified in top left, sat on a table.
Bob's father with his second wife, Gwen bottom left.
Right page: top left, head and should portrait of a woman in uniform and other family pictures.

PDirkinA1605.jpg
A large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in six rows under the front of a Halifax. On the reverse 'North Creek [sic] Norfolk 1944 A Dirkin'.

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PDirkinA1603.jpg
A group of airmen discussing a successful minelaying operation. Several are still wearing their flying kit. One WAAF is at the back.
On the reverse 'CH 12689 and A Dirkin'.

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