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A group of airmen and an airwoman arranged in front of a hangar. On the reverse is handwritten 'Nav Section Waddington'.

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Photograph of two airmen fitting bomb carrier below Lancaster bomb bay. on the reverse captioned 'Loading bombs England 1943'. '132 elsders'.

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head and shoulders portrait of Jean Smith from her left side, in uniform, smiling, inscribed ’With love Jean 1943’.

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Covers the period from joining as a Halton Apprentice in September 1932 for training as an Aircraft Fitter. Through the completion of his training and posting to 16 squadron, before being transferred to Egypt in 1937 and on to Iraq with No 4 Flying…

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Wanda Szuwalska and her groom, on their wedding day. Both are in uniform, Wanda has a small bouquet.

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Wanda Szuwalska and her groom kneeling before a priest on their wedding day.

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Black and white landscape group photograph of several airmen and airwomen gathered in a group photograph, some sitting, some standing taken with a Nissan hut in the background, Wanda Szuwalska at the front centre of photograph is holding a bouquet.

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RAF Form 1304 issued to Wanda Gawel. Discharged on compassionate grounds.

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Item 1 is an annotated chart for an operation to Cologne. There are areas highlighted in red around major cities.
Item 2 is a photograph of a Wellington framed by the entrance to the hangar.
Item 3 is a photograph of Batiuszka Cywiński standing…

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A sea mine on a trolley with a Polish marked Wellington behind. Three ground crew are at work.

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Photo 1 is a group of five ground personnel with small bomb containers under a Wellington.
Photo 2 is of four airmen at the nose of a Wellington.

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Photo 1 is a mechanic working on a starboard engine with four men looking on.
Photo 2 is two groundcrew pushing the port main wheel.
Photo 3 is two groundcrew loading a bomb.
Photo 4 is two groundcrew pushing a bomb trolley.

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Ken and Margaret (his eventual wife) standing by a road sign to Troutbeck in the Lake District.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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David Fellowes tells of how he used to build model airplanes and fly them in the fields when he was a boy. The son of an engineer, he first joined the Air Training Corps and then volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the age of 17. Describes his…

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Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

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A portrait of Sylvia Trapp

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A head a shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp and her husband. Both are in uniform, he has a bomb aimer brevet.

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A portrait of Sylvia Trapp in uniform.

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Muriel Blake kneeling on the ground with three civilian men standing behind her. On the reverse 'Armstrong Sidley[sic] Mech RAF Mepal 1944'.

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28 airwomen arranged in three rows. Initial Training Course, 1944. Muriel is third from right in the back row. On the reverse 'RAF Wilmslow Training Camp'.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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Shows entry as apprentice on 30 august 1927. Details next of kin, and description. Shows service as fitter at Gosport and Khartoum before No 4 Flying Training School, 216 Squadron and 9 Squadron. Promoted Flight Sergeant in June 1939. Discharged on 4…

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Writes about exams and passing. Mentions leave possibility and church parade. Speculates over embarkation and writes of being re-equipped. Writes of friends experience of air raid on Bath. Writes of witnessing a Me 109 attack on fishing boat and…

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Bill writes home describing his experience of Christmas 1941 and the antics of his fellow cadets with the involvement of much alcohol and a 'limited supply of WAAFs'. He writes that his time at Aberystwyth is nearly over and he contemplates the next…

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Head an shoulders portrait of Royal Air Force officer wearing peaked cap and tunic with medical officers badge. Betty’s husband who was a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Medical Officer in during the Second World War, they met post war when he…

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Three women, one sitting in front and the other two kneeling and standing behind all with hands on shoulders of the one in front of them. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.
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